CSK vs RCB: Live updates, scores and highlights as CSK beat RCB by six wickets

CSK vs RCB IPL 2024 | The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) started with a cracker of a contest. RCB faced CSK at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, as Ruturaj Gaikwad led his team to their first win.

RCB has continued its losing streak in Chennai and has yet to find a win in Chepauk. Batting first, RCB set a target of 174 runs. Anuj Rawat scored a blistering 48, coupled with Faf Du Plessis’ 35-run exploit early on. CSK Debutant Mustafizur Rahman picked four wickets.

CSK chased the 175-run target in under 19 overs as Rachin Ravindra shined on his IPL debut. The Kiwi scored a 15-ball 37 to set things up for the defending champions. Ravi Jadeja and Shivam Dube played calmly at the death to ensure CSK started their title-defence journey with a win.

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IPL 2024: CSK vs RCB Live Updates

11:52 PM CSK 176-4 (18.4)

CHENNAI BEAT BENGALURU BY SIX WICKETS! The season-opener goes to the defending champions. Ruturaj’s Captaincy debut ends in a win, as Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja do the job for CSK. The southpaw duo hold their nerves amidst all the short deliveries at the death to clinch the victory for the Yellow Army. RCB’s bowlers have given way too many freebies in this game, and their concerns for the rest of the season are evident already.

11:28 PM: CSK 128-4 (15)

We have our final CEAT Tyres Strategic Time-Out of the day. RCB has been picking wickets at will, owing to instability in the Super Kings’ runchase. Shivam Dube and Ravi Jadeja – the two left-handers – are on the pitch and will face the likes of Alzarri Joseph and Mohammad Siraj at the death. Being ahead of RCB’s situation at the same stage, CSK could breathe easy just yet. CSK 128-4 (15) (Dube 7*, Jadeja 16*)

11:15 PM: CSK 110-4 (12.3)

Cam Green does the trick for RCB, yet again! The 17.5 Crores looks like a bargain at the moment. The Aussie picks up Mitchell early on after dismissing Rahane. The Kiwi all-rounder strikes straight to long on, where Rajat Patidar safely keeps him. CSK 110-4 (12.3), Daryl Mitchell 22 (18) c Patidar b Green.

11:04 PM: CSK 99-3 (10.2)

Cam Green’s golden arm does the trick for RCB! Rahane perishes to the medium-pace of Green, who has come to bowl his very first over. This CSK batting order can’t catch a break at the moment. CSK 99-3 (10.2), Ajinkya Rahane 27 (19) c Maxwell b Green.

11:00 PM: CSK 92-2 (10)

At the halfway stage, RCB has added 92 runs on the board for the loss of two wickets. Rachin Ravindra played a useful cameo of 37 off 15, and the hosts have a partnership building between Daryl Mitchell and Ajinkya Rahane. The duo has added 23 runs for the third wicket so far. With 82 runs required off the last 10, CSK is in pole position to win this encounter from here.

10:49 PM: CSK 71-2 (7)

Rachin Ravindra’s IPL debut is cut short. The Kiwi batter looked impressive for his 37-run knock. Karn Sharma’s turn does the trick for the southpaw, caught just ahead of the boundary line. Another setback for CSK, this! CSK 71-2 (7), Rachin Ravindra 37 (15) c Patidar b Sharma.

10:45 PM: END OF POWERPLAY, CSK 62-1 (6)

The batting powerplays of the IPL 2024 season-opener are finally over. The hosts are 19 runs ahead of where their opposition was at the end of six overs. Having a headstart, Ajinkya Rahane and Rachin Ravindra hope to build on the powerplay. Yash Dayal and Mohammad Siraj have done a bit of suitable for the visitors, but what do the RCB spinners have in store at a rank-turner like Chepauk?

10:34 PM: CSK 38-1 (4)

Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad perishes at slip. Gaikwad chases a delivery on the fifth off-stump and gives a catch to Cam Green, who picks it at the second attempt.  CSK 38-1 (4), Ruturaj Gaikwad 15 (15) c Green b Dayal

The Super Kings are back for the run chase, and captain Ruturaj Gaikwad leads the way alongside Rachin Ravindra. With 174 to chase, the CSK batters have their tasks cut out from the word go. The RCB bowling unit, the side’s supposed weak link, would have to work their socks off to defend the score.

9:45 PM: RCB 173-6 (20)

RCB clawed their way back into the game courtesy of an Anuj Rawat masterclass. The visitors ended their 20 overs at 173/6. Rawat and Karthik gave their bowlers something to defend. The youngster was just two short of a brilliant half-century, getting run out on the final ball. From 78-5 to 173-6, the sixth-wicket partnership has worked wonders for the Challengers at the Chepauk.

9:15 PM: RCB 116-5 (16)

The Super Kings have pulled back things, as the visitors need to capitalize on a solid start. That being said, both Rawat and Karthik have looked in good touch and would hope to end with a flourish. The visitors added 40 runs in the last six overs, something they would expect to add in the next four.

8:47 PM: RCB 75-3 (10)

At the halfway stage, RCB has added 75 runs for losing three wickets. Kohli and Green have steadied the ship, adding 33 runs since the end of the powerplay. Both players are looking in good touch, and RCB hopes that these two will carry on much longer.

8:31 PM: END OF POWERPLAY, RCB 42-3 (6)

The first powerplay of IPL 2024 is over. It was a tale of two halves. RCB dominated the proceedings for the first four overs, with Faf du Plessis looking very dangerous. However, Mustafizur Rahman pulled momentum back in favor of the home side by dismissing the South African and Rajat Patidar in the same over. Deepak Chahar sent Glenn Maxwell back for a golden duck. Virat Kohli and Cameron Green have a lot of rebuilding left to do. Can the duo bail RCB out of this tricky situation, or will CSK further impose their authority?

8:22 PM: The first wicket of IPL 2024 falls

Mustafizur Rahman dismisses the ominous-looking Faf du Plessis for 35. Fizz rolled out a slower one, and Faf tried to go over the infield on the offside but only managed to find the man at deep point. It was a brilliant catch from new signing Rachin Ravindra. RCB 41-1 (4.5), Faf du Plessis 35(23) c Rachin b Mustafizur

8:02 PM: We are underway.

Deepak Chahar starts with the new ball, and Virat Kohli faces the first ball. Chahar begins the proceedings with a wide.

7:57 PM:

The players are out in the middle and have taken their positions for the national anthem.

7:41 PM:

RCB has won the toss and opted to bat first. Ruturaj Gaikwad tossed the coin, and Faf du Plessis won the toss.

The pitch report by Brian Lara and Kevin Pietersen:

“The square boundaries are 65m and 66m respectively, and the straight boundary is long at 80m. It looks like a great wicket, but there are a few cracks, and the looseness around the cracks is worrying; it could lead to some inconsistent bounce, but it’s generally looking good. The ball will turn, and there’s some dampness so that the spinners can use that. Dew could be a factor; the captain winning the toss would want to bowl first.”

6:50 PM:

Legendary Indian music artists A.R. Rahman and Sonu Nigam will perform next in the opening ceremony. Sonu Nigam will start by singing ‘Vande Mataram.’

6:41 PM: The opening ceremony of IPL 2024 is underway!!!

Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff, who will be co-starring in their upcoming film Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan, will kick off the proceedings at the opening ceremony at Chepauk.

CSK Squad:

Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Devon Conway, MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Sameer Rizvi, Avanish Rao Aravelly, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Mandal, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Daryl Mitchell, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Deepak Chahar, Mahesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary, Mustafizur Rahman, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana.

RCB Squad:

Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Saurav Chauhan, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Cameron Green, Swapnil Singh, Mayank Dagar, Manoj Bhandage, Akash Deep, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Vyshak Vijaykumar, Rajan Kumar


Which celebrities are performing in the IPL 2024 opening ceremony?

CSK vs RCB IPL 2024 | The 2024 Opening ceremony will be held on March 22 before the inaugural encounter of the season. The ceremony will be the spotlight of the day and involve various Bollywood stars and playback singers. 

AR Rahman, Sonu Nigam, Akshay Kumar, and Tiger Shroff are set to perform at the ceremony.

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CSK vs RCB IPL 2024 | Head-to-head scores and records

Wins Batting 1st106
Wins Chasing114
Highest Total226218
Lowest Total11270
Highest Successful Chase208149
Most Runs148126
Lowest Total DefendedMS Dhoni (751 runs)Virat Kohli (999 runs)
Highest scorerShivam Dube & Murali Vijay (95)Virat Kohli (90)
Most wicketsRavindra Jadeja (18)R Vinay Kumar (15)
Best BowlingAshish Nehra (4/10)Zaheer Khan (4/17)

Chennai’s latest weather forecast ahead of CSK vs RCB

We can expect an uninterrupted game on Friday, with no rain forecast for the match (8:00 PM onwards). Temperatures are expected to hover around 30 degrees Celsius but can feel like 34 degrees. Humidity is high as usual in Chennai, expected to be around 75-77%. 

Let’s examine the hourly temperatures and probability of rainfall in Chennai on matchday (all times are in IST). 

  • 7 PM: 30°C (0% chance of rain)
  • 8 PM: 30°C (0% chance of rain)
  • 9 PM: 30°C (0% chance of rain)
  • 10 PM: 30°C (0% chance of rain)
  • 11 PM: 29°C (0% chance of rain)

Chances of rain interrupting play in Chennai:

No rain is expected during the match, so we will likely get a complete game.

CSK vs RCB: Latest predictions, betting odds

Per the Dafabet odds, CSK is the favorite to win the opening match of IPL 2024.


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