MS Dhoni with teammates. Photograph: AFP
Mar 23, 2019, 11.01 PM
Its time to stretegic time out.
Mar 23, 2019, 10.57 PM
Chennai are 68/3 after 16 overs.
They just need 3 more runs to win the opening match of Indian Premier League 2019.
Mar 23, 2019, 10.14 PM
After 8 overs, Chennai are 33/1.
Mar 23, 2019, 10.14 PM
Shane Watson out!
Chahal to Watson, bowled.
Watson departs on duck.
Next batsman is Suresh Raina.
Mar 23, 2019, 09.39 PM
Can Bangalore team defend the 70-run target?
The previous defended lowest total was 117.
Mar 23, 2019, 09.35 PM
Chennai won their last six matches against Bangalore.
At Chepak, Chennai have 6-1 lead against Bangalore.
Chennai have won 12 out of their last 13 Indian Premier League clashes at Chidambaram Stadium.
Mar 23, 2019, 09.26 PM
With the wicket of Parthiv Patel, Virat-led team all-out after scoring 70 runs.
It is the sixth lowest score in the history of Indian Premier League.
Innings Break!— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 23, 2019
Bravo has the last laugh. RCB all out for 70 runs in 17.1 overs at the Chepauk.
Three wickets each for Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir https://t.co/t3SaXIBvgO #CSKvRCB pic.twitter.com/FgekqUrk1n
Chennai vs Bangalore
Mar 23, 2019, 09.23 PM
Umesh Yadav out!
Yadav scored 1 run.
Bangalore 70/9 after 17 overs.
Mar 23, 2019, 09.19 PM
Tahir to Chahal, catch out by harbhajan Singh.
Chahal scored 4 runs.
Mar 23, 2019, 08.57 PM
Navdeep Saini takes a walk back to the pavilion.
He scored 2 runs.
Tahir convinced MSD to take the review when on-field umpire refused to give out.
And a smart decision.
Bangalore is in too much pressure now.
Mar 23, 2019, 08.53 PM
Spinners are showing their game here at MA Chidambaram stadium.
Jadeja to Colin de Grandhomme, catch out by wicketkeeper Dhoni.
Grandhomme scored 4 runs.
Next batsman is Navdeep Saini.
Mar 23, 2019, 08.47 PM
Shivam Dube out!
A wicket just after the break.
Imran Tahir to Dube, easy catch out by Shane Watson.
Mar 23, 2019, 08.42 PM
After 9 overs, Bangalore are 45/4
It's time for the strategic time out.
Bangalore definitely need some change in their strategies.
Mar 23, 2019, 08.41 PM
Another wicket goes...
It is Harbhajan again.
Bhajji to Shimron Hetmyer, run out.
Hetmyer departs on duck.
Mar 23, 2019, 08.39 PM
It's his hattrick!
Harbhajan is on roll. The crowd at Chidambaram stadium is at their feet.
Hit machine, AB de Villiers goes back to pavilion.
Bhajji to ABD, catch out by Jadeja.
AB scored 9 runs.
Mar 23, 2019, 08.37 PM
It's Bhajji again!
Harbhajan to Moeen Ali, caught and bowled.
Ali scored 9 runs for the team.
Mar 23, 2019, 08.35 PM
Kohli scored 6 runs off 12 balls.
Next batsman is Moeen Ali.
Mar 23, 2019, 08.34 PM
Harbhajan gets rid of skipper Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers.
Mar 23, 2019, 08.29 PM
Bangalore are 33 for 2 with 14 overs left.
Mar 23, 2019, 08.01 PM
Players have come to the crease.
Virat Kohli along with Parthiv Patel, will open for Bangalore.
Deepak Chahar opens the bowling attack.
Mar 23, 2019, 07.41 PM
Here is the playing XI
Chennai: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini
Chennai vs Bangalore
Mar 23, 2019, 07.40 PM
No Opening Ceremony
India's cricket board, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), contributed the entire budget earmarked for the Indian Premier League's opening ceremony to the funds of the Indian armed forces and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
The BCCI has contributed a sum of Rs 20 crore.
Official BCCI release said, "It was unanimously decided that a sum of Rs 11 crore be contributed to the Indian Army, Rs 7 crore to the CRPF and Rs 1 crore each to the Navy and Air Force respectively."
The Committee of Administrators (CoA), running the BCCI had said that the opening ceremony will be cancelled in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.
Mar 23, 2019, 07.31 PM
MS Dhoni opts to bowl first in the opening match of Indian Premier League 2019 playing against Bangalore at Chennai's Chidambaram Stadium.
Virat Kohli's young team is craving maiden success as it has failed in previous seasons despite reaching the finals on three occasions.
And unlikely them, the three-time title winner CSK will start their hunt from the first game itself.
When we see both the teams, both have batsmen who can turn a match on its head in a matter of two-three overs. So the outcome of the game will depend on which team bowls better and holds its nerve.