CSK win by 69 runs!
Well, a quiet end to the match as MS Dhoni and Co go top of the table. The day belonged to Ravindra Jadeja, who put in one of the greatest all-round performances the IPL has ever seen.
After 19 overs, RCB are 111/9: Thakur finishes with figures of 1/11. Siraj kept swinging and missing in that over. Last six balls of the match coming up!
After 18 overs, RCB are 109/9: Siraj survives. The umpire raised his finger for caught behind but DRS showed a flat line. Curran finishes with figures of 1/35.
After 17 overs, RCB are 104/9: Another one-run over from Shardul Thakur. RCB have Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj at the crease. They need 88 off 18.
After 16 overs, RCB are 103/9: WICKET! Imran Tahir hits the target with one stump to aim at and Kyle Jamieson is on his way. It’s been that kind of a day for CSK! RCB have one wicket in hand now with four overs remaining.
After 15 overs, RCB are 95/8: Shardul Thakur returns to the attack and bowls a quiet over, just one from it. RCB need 97 off 30.
After 13.1 overs, RCB are 94/8: WICKET! And that’s the eighth batsmen walking back for RCB. Tahir gets his second as Raina takes a sharp catch at slip. Saini the batsman dismissed. CSK are finishing this in a hurry.
After overs, RCB are 92/7: That’s the end of Jadeja’s spell – four overs, 13 runs, three wickets. Simply sensational! RCB have Jamieson and Saini at the crease now, with the former trying to farm strike.
After 12 overs, RCB are 89/7: WICKET! Now Imran Tahir strikes and Harshal Patel is clean bowled for an eight-ball duck. The right-hander tried to pull it hard but was beaten all ends up. What a stunning collapse this has been for RCB!
After 10.1 overs, RCB are 83/6: WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja, you beauty! AB de Villiers is clean bowled as Jadeja gets his third. CSK are all over RCB at the moment.
After 9.4 overs, RCB are 81/5: WICKET! With the bat, with the ball, in the field – there is no stopping Ravindra Jadeja! He gets the direct hit, Dan Christian gets run-out and RCB lose half their side. What a sensational cricketer Jadeja is!
After 8.5 overs, RCB are 79/4: WICKET! Glenn Maxwell is clean bowled and it’s Ravindra Jadeja who strikes again! The right-hander went for a wild slog but the ball skid through. RCB are in trouble!
After 8 overs, RCB are 73/3: Another good over for Chennai, this time by Imran Tahir. The seasoned leg-spinner, playing his first game for CSK this season, concedes just five runs in his first over.
After 7 overs, RCB are 68/3: A wicket and just three runs in Ravindra Jadeja’s first over. RCB have Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers at the crease now. They need 124 off 78.
After 6.1 overs, RCB are 65/3: WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja can do no wrong! He strikes with his second ball as Washington Sundar hits it straight to deep mid-wicket. Advantage CSK for sure.
After 6 overs, RCB are 65/2: Glenn Maxwell is up and running! The in-form Australian hits his first two balls for four as Sam Curran continues to be expensive for Chennai. That’s the end of the powerplay, both teams will like their chances at this point.
After 5 overs, RCB are 54/2: WICKET! Shardul Thakur strikes in his first over and gets his 50th wicket in the IPL. This is a massive breakthrough for CSK as Devdutt Padikkal (34 off 15) is on his way. The left-hander pulled it straight to short-leg.
After 4 overs, RCB are 45/1: Brilliant over from Sam Curran, a wicket and just one run from it. RCB have promoted Washington Sundar up the order. They need 147 off 96.
After 3.1 overs, RCB are 44/1: WICKET! Sam Curran gives CSK the breakthrough as Virat Kohli edges it to MS Dhoni. The RCB skipper tried to cut it hard but got deceived by the extra bounce. Devdutt Padikkal has given RCB a dream start, though. Sensational strokeplay by the left-hander so far.
After 3 overs, RCB are 44/0: Three fours for Padikkal! The left-hander has given RCB a dream start here. This is batting out of the top drawer. He toyed with Chahar in that over.
After 2 overs, RCB are 28/0: Two sixes! Curran drifts onto the pads and Padikkal plays a stylish flick for six. The left-hander then hits a glorious on-the-rise drive over point for another maximum. This is top-class batting.
After 1 over, RCB are 10/0: Four! Padikkal gets going with a thumping drive over mid-off for four. Erratic first over from Chahar.
The chase is on at the Wankhede! CSK have the momentum thanks to Jadeja’s fireworks. Can RCB chase down 191?
CSK finish with 191/4
Ravindra Jadeja hit Harshal Patel for five sixes and a four in the last over. Yes, five sixes! RCB conceded 37 runs in the last over. Jadeja has turned the match on its head with his sensational, unbeaten 62 off 28.
After 19.3 overs, CSK are 179/4: FIFTY for Ravindra Jadeja off 25 balls! He hits Harshal Patel for a fourth consecutive six in the final over! This is jaw-dropping stuff from the left-hander.
After 19.2 overs, CSK are 173/4: Hat-trick of sixes to start the final over! Sensational hitting from Ravindra Jadeja! Harshal Patel has been mighty impressive today but he’s being taken to the cleaners at the moment. The third six is also a no-ball due to a high full-toss.
After 19 overs, CSK are 154/4: Much-needed four for Jadeja as the top-edge flies over ABD, but a good over nonetheless from Siraj. Nine from it. RCB are doing really well at the back end of this innings. Harshal will bowl the last over.
After 17.3 overs, CSK are 142/4: WICKET! Harshal Patel strikes for a third time and it’s Ambati Rayudu who has to walk back. A good catch by Kyle Jamieson at deep backward square-leg. RCB are not letting CSK get away. MS Dhoni is the new batter.
After 17 overs, CSK are 140/3: Top over from Siraj. The right-arm pacer returns to the attack and gets his yorkers right to concede just six runs in the over. A bit of a delay there as Rayudu seemed to have pulled his hamstring trying to complete a tight two.
After 16 overs, CSK are 134/3: Big over for Chennai as Jamieson is taken to the cleaners! Jadeja hits the first two balls for four before Rayudu ends the over with a huge six.
After 15 overs, CSK are 117/3: Dropped! Jadeja pulled it straight to deep mid-wicket but Christian couldn’t hold on. To rub salt into Washington’s wound, Padikkal then misfields a sweep from Rayudu to concede four.
After 13.5 overs, CSK are 111/3: WICKET! Two in two for Harshal Patel! This is turning into a game-changing over for RCB! This time Faf du Plessis (50 off 41) hits it straight to Dan Christian at long-on. CSK have two new batters at the crease all of a sudden.
After 13.4 overs, CSK are 111/2: WICKET! Harshal Patel gets an important breakthrough for RCB! The Purple Cap holder strikes as Suresh Raina hits it to Devdutt Padikkal at the mid-wicket boundary.
FIFTY for Faf du Plessis! He gets there off 40 balls with five fours and a six. The South African is having a phenomenal run for CSK at the top of the order.
After 13 overs, CSK are 110/1: Expensive over from Saini! He bowls the last ball short and way down leg, Raina does remarkably well to flick it all the way for a maximum. Chennai have wickets in hand and with seven overs remaining, they would want to get close to 200.
After 12 overs, CSK are 97/1: Shot! That made a cracking sound! Washington joins the attack and Raina steps out to slog one over mid-wicket for a maximum. That was Raina’s 201st six in the IPL. Top stuff by Washington, though, as he concedes just a single off the other five balls.
After 11 overs, CSK are 90/1: Vintage Raina! Takes his front leg out and heaves one from Christian to the mid-wicket fence for four. But the medium-pacer does well to concede just three runs off the other five balls.
After 10 overs, CSK are 83/1: Raina survives! He tries to steal a quick single but would’ve been well short had ABD got the direct hit. Chahal, perhaps, should’ve been behind the stumps to complete the run-out. Raina, though, ends the over strongly with a six straight back.
After 9.1 overs, CSK are 74/1: WICKET! Chahal changes ends and strikes! Gaikwad attempts a sweep but top-edges it to the fielder in the deep. He has to walk back for a well-compiled 33 off 25. Raina is the new batter.
After 9 overs, CSK are 74/0: Terrific work by Devdutt Padikkal at the mid-wicket boundary to save a certain boundary. Good first over by Dan Christian, just six runs from it. The right-arm medium-pacer struck Faf du Plessis on the pad but the ball seemed to be going down leg.
After 8 overs, CSK are 68/0: Harshal Patel joins the attack and Faf du Plessis cuts one away for four (with the help of a misfield at the boundary). RCB need quick wickets soon!
After 7 overs, CSK are 60/0: Shot! Gaikwad is turning it on at the Wankhede! Chahal does well to concede just three off the first five balls but the last one is tossed up and Gaikwad drives it straight over for a maximum. That was all class!
After 6 overs, CSK are 51/0: Superb batting from Ruturaj Gaikwad! He hits Navdeep Saini for two fours past extra-cover – one off the back foot and then off the front. Faf du Plessis and Gaikwad have batted brilliantly and hit some glorious shots to put CSK on top at the end of the powerplay. Virat Kohli has tried four bowlers so far but RCB have struggled to contain the boundaries.
After 5 overs, CSK are 37/0: Class from Ruturaj Gaikwad! Yuzvendra Chahal joins the attack and drops his second ball short, the right-hander rocks back quickly and punches it past extra-cover for four. The leg-spinner comes back well, though, and beats Gaikwad’s outside edge with a leg-break that turned sharply.
After 4 overs, CSK are 31/0: Two more fours for du Plessis! The South African is making it look easy. He steps out again and hits Jamieson over mid-on, before cutting one over short-third for another boundary.
After 3 overs, CSK are 21/0: Expensive over by Siraj as both du Plessis and Gaikwad step out and hit a boundary each over the ring fielders in front. Du Plessis with a superb bottom-handed six over mid-on, followed by a confident drive by Gaikwad over mid-off for four.
After 2 overs, CSK are 10/0: Good first over by Kyle Jamieson. The tall right-arm medium-pacer shapes the ball both ways and concedes just three singles and a wide in his first over.
After 1 over, CSK are 6/0: Faf du Plessis is in some form! The second ball by Mohammed Siraj is pitched full and wide, the right-hander leans forward and crunches it past extra cover for four. Siraj comes back well with a couple of sharp deliveries.
3.30 pm: We’re ready for play at the Wankhede! Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad are opening the batting for CSK. Mohammed Siraj has the new ball in hand for RCB. Here we go!
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir.
3.04 pm: CSK have two changes: Moeen Ali (unfit) and Lungi Ngidi make way for Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir. RCB too have two changes: Kane Richardson and Shahbaz Ahmed are replaced by Dan Christian and Navdeep Saini.
TOSS: MS Dhoni has won the toss and CSK will BAT first!
IPL 2021 points table ahead of CSK vs RCB
2.45 pm: Hello and welcome to live coverage of match No 19 of Indian Premier League 2021. Today, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will take on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.