De Villiers reveals details of 'debilitating' illness

De Villiers reveals details of 'debilitating' illness

In the match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dhoni once again effected two lightning quick stumpings to change the course of the match. Not just Kohli's wicket, Jadeja returned with figures of 3/18 in his quota of four overs.

But his move did not pay off as Ravindra Jadeja struck a big blow with his first ball of the match when he bowled the RCB skipper with a delivery that turned in sharply after pitching. Chennai batted brilliantly with every batsman scoring runs. In the sixth over, with RCB's score reading 47 for one, Jadeja with an arm ball knocked over Kohli's off stump.

Jadeja (3/18 in 4 overs) and Harbahajan (2/22 in 4 overs) wreaked havoc as RCB could only manage 127 for 9, largely due to efforts from Parthiv Patel (53 off 41 balls) and Tim Southee (36 off 26 balls).

Dwayne Bravo did not have a lot to do in the game. Lynn scored 12 runs and Narine scored 32 runs for the team. later, Gill and captain Karthik played till the last and left the ground with victory. It is safe to say that the Englishman had a decent debut. De Kock's absence would mean that RCB will be forced to use their fourth opening combination in nine games. Also, he made his presence felt on the field by taking a catch and inflicting a run out. Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh chipped in with two wickets at the expense of 22 runs.

Considering how hard it was to score runs on a dry surface, the game was won and lost early in Bangalore's innings when Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers fell in a space of nine balls.

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It was ABD's wicket, though, that had a special meaning to it. Harbhajan also dismissed Murugan Ashwin later in the game.

Earlier, disciplined bowling by CSK and a few reckless shots by the RCB batsmen saw the visitors being restricted to a low total.

"We lost a little bit of intensity, could have scored a little bit more in the last four-five overs".

The CSK bowlers had been generally impressive with Shardul Thakur at the top.

Lungi Ngidi had a decent time with the ball in the match. But the chances of de Villiers or Brendon McCullum keeping wickets appear to be very less.

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