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RCB vs CSK IPL 2023 Highlights: Chennai beat Bangalore by 8 runs

By Rohit - April 18, 2023 - Last updated on Apr 18, 2023 12:45 AM
RCB vs CSK IPL 2023 Highlights: Chennai beat Bangalore by 8 runs

Get all the action from the thrilling clash between RCB and CSK in IPL 2023, where CSK smashed a massive total of 226/6 but RCB made a valiant chase, coming within eight runs of the target. Read on for all the highlights and analysis of this epic T20 match.

The clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL 2023 was nothing short of a rollercoaster ride for cricket fans. CSK set the stage on fire with a whirlwind inning, posting a mammoth total of 226/6 while batting first. But RCB, led by Captain Faf du Plessis and the explosive Glenn Maxwell, made a stunning comeback in the chase and came agonizingly close to pulling off a remarkable victory. The match was filled with breathtaking moments, sensational performances, and high drama, making it a true spectacle for all cricket enthusiasts.

Sensational Stand: Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell Put CSK in Trouble

The highlight of CSK's innings was the scintillating partnership between Captain Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell for the third wicket. Coming together when CSK was in a spot of bother at 100/2, the duo unleashed a flurry of boundaries and sixes, putting the RCB bowlers under immense pressure. Maxwell, in his typical aggressive style, bludgeoned the ball to all parts of the ground, while du Plessis played the role of the anchor, rotating the strike and keeping the scoreboard ticking.

The partnership between Maxwell and du Plessis was nothing short of breathtaking. They smashed the RCB bowlers to all corners of the ground, with Maxwell's explosive hitting and du Plessis' calculated stroke play. The duo added a staggering 126 runs in just 61 balls, setting the stage for a massive total for CSK. Maxwell, in particular, was in a destructive mood, scoring a blazing 76 off just 36 balls, laced with eight fours and five towering sixes. It was a display of pure power-hitting at its best, leaving the RCB bowlers shell-shocked.

RCB Playing XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(w), Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Wayne Parnell, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Mohammed Siraj

CSK XI: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana

Very happy with the way things went tonight. I didn't quite hit the straps in the first few games. Good win for us as a group. My recipe is quite simple - try and play good cricket shots. When I'm under pressure, I just try to react and take options that are best for me. I don't wanna be too predictable. Just using my crease to try and put bowlers off their lengths. My second year playing for CSK, it's been special. The support is phenomenal, they are loyal as well. Makes it a lot better when you have MS Dhoni in your team too. We are really grateful. Player of the Match: Devon Conway (83 off 45)

Early on in the match, I was diving around and I thought I went at it with my rib, that was the cause of discomfort. I think we played it perfectly, the last five overs were set up for the finish. DK finished the game, that's bread and butter for him, but that shows how good their bowling was. 200 was going to par, we went for a few runs toward the end. We could have minimized the damage by restricting them. The last four overs was where it was set up for a perfect finish. It was one of those wickets, one of the best (for batters.) As a bowler you need to be skillful, Siraj was unbelievable. We couldn't manage to finish it off, but we got to move on. I lost a little bit of power towards the end, and was disappointed as I got stiff. Need to keep going harder against the spinners in the middle overs. RCB captain Faf du Plessis (62 off 33; 4x6s, 5x4s)

Watch Full video highlight of the RCB vs CSK

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POINTS TABLE -

#TeamPlayedWonLostTieNRNRRPointsRecent Forms
1Gujrat Titans - Q14104000.83520
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2Chennai Super Kings - Q1485010.65217
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3Lucknow Super Giants - Q1485010.28417
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4Mumbai Indians - Q148600-0.04416
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5Rajasthan Royals - E147700 0.14814
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6Royal Challengers Bangalore - E147700 0.13514
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7Kolkata Knight Riders - E146800-0.23912
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8Punjab Kings - E146800-0.30412
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9Delhi Capitals - E145900-0.80810
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10Sunrisers Hyderabad - E1441000-0.5908
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Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result

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