Chennai pull off another heist

Chennai Super Kings pulled off another heist yesterday, beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets to go top of the Indian Premier League table.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni led the late assault as the men in yellow chased down 206 in 19.4 overs. The former India captain remained unbeaten on 70 off 34 deliveries after opener Ambati Rayudu top-scored with 82. 

Batting first, Bangalore posted 205 for eight, with AB de Villiers striking a 30-ball 68.

The win took Chennai to 10 points from six games and put them ahead of Kings XI Punjab on net run-rate.


Bangalore: 205 for 8 (De Kock 53, De Villiers 68; Bravo 2-33, Tahir 2-35)

Chennai: 207 for 5 in 19.4 overs (Rayudu 82, Dhoni 70 not out; Chahal 2-26)

Result: csk won by 5 wkts