Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday (May 4) moved to the fourth spot on the points table as they defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 13 runs at MCA Stadium in Pune.
Invited to bat first, RCB posted 173/8 in their 20 overs with vital contributions from Mahipal Lomror (42 off 27 balls), skipper Faf du Plessis (38 off 22 balls) and Dinesh Karthik (26 off 17 balls), and Rajat Patidar (21 off 15 balls).
Maheesh Theekshana (3-27), Moeen Ali (2-28) starred with the ball for CSK as they bowled economically and shared five scalps between them.
In reply, the defending champions were restricted to 160/8. While some CSK batters got starts but they failed to take the team over the line. Devon Conway was the top scorer with 37-ball 56.
Harshal Patel (3-35) and Hazlewood (1-19) once again shined with the ball for RCB, bowling brilliantly in the death overs and picking four wickets between them. Glenn Maxwell also returned with the impressive figures of 2 for 22 while Shahbaz Ahmed (1-27) and Wanindu Hasaranga (1-31) claimed wicket apiece.
Cricket experts on Twitter lauded the RCB bowlers for their stunning display while defending the total against the star-studded CSK batting line-up.
Here are the reactions: