Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 8 wickets at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
RCB scored 145/6 in their 20 overs. CSK overhauled the target with 8 balls to spare.
After winning the toss, RCB opted to bat first but ended up losing two early wickets inside seven overs. Virat Kohli (50) and AB de Villiers (39) did their best to stabilise the innings but it never took off in terms of the runrate.
In the end, CSK restricted RCB to 145/6 at the end of 20 overs with the help of Sam Curran (3/19) and Deepak Chahar (2/31). CSK were given a good start but RCB struck back with the wicket of Faf du Plessis.
Ambati Rayudu (39) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (65*) built a steady partnership from then on and MS Dhoni shepherded the chase to a close.
RCB remain in a share of the lead at the top of the log alongside Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals while CSK are now in a share of the wooden spoon with Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
CSK playing 11: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Monu Kumar
RCB playing 11: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Moeen Ali, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.