IPL 2021: CSK go top with comfortable win

Sharjah: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by six wickets in the Indian Premiere League here on Friday.

Sent in to bat, RCB scored 156/6 in the allotted 20 overs.

CSK completed the task in 18.1 overs to go top of the table with 14 points from nine games, while RCB remain in third spot with 10 points from nine matches. Ruturaj Gaekwad (38) and Faf du Plessis (31) added 71 runs for the first wicket to set the tone for CSK’s chase.

Earlier, RCB were off to a flying start with skipper Virat Kohli (53) and Devdutt Padikkal (70) laying a solid foundation with a stand of 111 runs for the opening wicket.

For CSK, Indian pacer Thakur finished with impressive figures of 2/29 from his quota of four overs, while Bravo bowled excellently to pick up 3/24.