IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK: Rituraj Gaikwad celebrates his maiden fifty© BCCI/IPL

Despite losing an early wicket, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have put in a good start to their chase against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Match 44 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, at the Dubai International Stadium. RCB won the toss and elected to bat. Virat Kohli slammed a half-century as his side set a 146-run target. Having already beaten CSK earlier in this season, RCB will be aiming to continue their winning run. In the first half of this season, Kohli scored an unbeaten knock of 90 runs to lead RCB to a 37-run win over CSK. Meanwhile, Chris Morris also grabbed three wickets. RCB are currently third in the league table after 10 matches. Meanwhile, CSK are bottom in the eight-team table after 11 fixtures. Yuzvendra Chahal will be hoping to continue his fine form, and put in a challenge for the Purple Cap. (LIVE SCORECARD)

IPL 2020 Match 44 Live Score And Updates Between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, Straight From Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

  • 18:33 (IST)

    One run

    Siraj sends a short delivery. It is a little wide of Dhoni. He cuts it straight to deep cover for a single.

  • 18:30 (IST)

    FOUR! Chennai Super Kings need 19 from 30 balls!

    Morris sends a short delivery. Dhoni pulls it amazingly and takes advantage of nobody present in deep square leg. FOUR!

    CSK need 19 from 30 balls.

  • 18:29 (IST)


    Morris sends a bouncer. Dhoni pulls it square of long-leg for a four!

  • 18:23 (IST)

    One run, Rituraj Gaikwad gets his first IPL fifty!

    Chahal sends a full delivery. Gaikwad drives it to long-off for a single.

    He reaches his maiden IPL fifty, in 42 deliveries.

  • 18:21 (IST)

    OUT! Ambati Rayudu b Chahal 39(27)

    Chahal sends a full legbreak delivery. Rayudu tries to sweep but misses, and its takes off stump.

    In comes, MS Dhoni.

  • 18:15 (IST)

    Two runs

    Sundar sends a length delivery. Gaikwad hits it to leg side for two runs.

  • 18:11 (IST)

    SIX! Chennai Super Kings need 41 from 48 balls!

    Siraj sends a slower delivery. Rayudu times his shot perfectly. He charges down the wicket and sends it for a six over long-on.

    CSK need 41 from 48 balls now!

  • 18:09 (IST)


    Siraj sends a half-volley. Gaikwad sends it wide of mid-off for a four!

  • 18:03 (IST)

    FOUR! Chennai Super Kings need 60 from 59 balls!

    Sundar sends a length delivery. Rayudu sweeps it over square leg for a four!

    CSK need 60 from 59 balls now!

  • 18:02 (IST)


    Saini sends a short delivery, wide with pace. Rayudu sends it over point for a four!

  • 18:02 (IST)


    Saini sends a short delivery, wide. Rayudu uses the pace to cut it for a six!

  • 17:55 (IST)


    Ali sends a good delivery and gets a good dip to it. Rayudu gets a outside edge and it goes for a four. There was no slip present.

  • 17:53 (IST)


    Not a good delivery by Ali. Gaikwad skips down the wicket, and sends it clear long-off for a six!

    Excellent timing!

  • 17:52 (IST)


    Chahal sends a length delivery, middle and leg. Gaikwad sweeps it between long leg and deep midwicket for a four!

  • 17:44 (IST)

    OUT! Faf du Plessis c Siraj b Morris 25(13)

    Morris sends a length delivery. Du Plessis toe-ends it and Siraj takes a catch running back.

    In comes, Ambati Rayudu.

  • 17:35 (IST)


    Siraj sends a quick bouncer. Du Plessis gets a top edge and it goes over short fine leg for a six!

  • 17:35 (IST)


    Siraj sends a length delivery. Du Plessis deep in his crease, sends it over short fine leg for a four!

  • 17:33 (IST)


    Siraj sends a short length delivery, outside off. Gaikwad sends it over cover with a high-elbow drive for a four!

  • 17:29 (IST)


    Not a good delivery by Sundar. Gaikwad sends it over mid-off for a huge six! Power of the arms!

  • 17:28 (IST)


    Morris sends a length delivery, with pace. Du Plessis sends it over midwicket for a cracking six!

  • 17:27 (IST)


    Morris gets his yorker wrong, and gets the direction wrong. Du Plessis sends it fine of short fine leg for a four!

  • 17:23 (IST)

    No run, CSK 1/0 after first over

    Sundar sends a length delivery. Du Plessis sends it to short midwicket for a single.

  • 17:22 (IST)

    The action resumes!

    Faf du Plessis, Rituraj Gaikwad will open the chase for CSK. Meanwhile, Washington Sundar will bowl the first over for RCB.

  • 17:04 (IST)

    One run, Royal Challengers Bangalore set a 146-run target

    Chahar sends a good delivery. Gurkeerat sends it to extra cover for a single.

    RCB wrap up at 145/6 after 20 overs, setting a target of 146 runs.

  • 17:03 (IST)


    Chahar sends a slow delivery, on length. Sundar drives it over extra cover for a four!

  • 17:02 (IST)

    OUT! Chris Morris b Chahar 2(5)

    Chahar sends a fast yorker. It goes straight for the stumps. Morris swung his bat but to no avail!

    In comes, Washington Sundar.

  • 16:59 (IST)

    OUT!! Virat Kohli c du Plessis b Curran 50(43)

    Curran sends a slow delivery, on off. Kohli can’t get enough power, and it goes to Du Plessis at long-off.

    In comes, Gurkeerat Singh Mann.

  • 16:55 (IST)

    OUT! Moeen Ali c Santner b Curran 1(2)

    Curran sends a length delivery. Ali hits it straight to long-off. Poor one by Ali on a slow pitch.

    In comes, Chris Morris.

  • 16:49 (IST)

    OUT! AB de Villiers c du Plessis b Chahar 39(36)

    Chahar sends a length ball. Its a knuckle delivery. De Villiers mis-hits it straight to du Plessis at long-on.

    In comes, Moeen Ali.

  • 16:45 (IST)

    SIX! Virat Kohli gets his 200th six!

    Jadeja sends a slower delivery. Kohli skips down the track, sends it for a flat six over him.

    The RCB skipper gets his 200th six in IPL!

  • 16:40 (IST)


    Monu sends a length delivery. De Villiers sends it fine of fine leg for a four!

  • 16:36 (IST)

    One run, Royal Challengers Bangalore are 101/2 after 15 overs

    Jadeja sends a lofted delivery. Kohli uses his hands to sends it wide of short cover for a single.

    After 15 overs, RCB are 101/2.

  • 16:31 (IST)


    Tahir sends a half-volley. Kohli uses power and times it well. He sends it straight of long-off for a four!

  • 16:30 (IST)


    Tahir sends a half volley. De Villiers uses his wrists to send it along the ground, wide of long-off for a four!

  • 16:26 (IST)

    One run

    Tahir pitches this delivery up, on off. De Villiers hits it to long-off for a single.

    RCB are 81/2 after 12 overs; AB de Villiers 18(18), Virat Kohli 21(22).

  • 16:19 (IST)

    FOUR! Royal Challengers Bangalore are 72/2 after 10 overs

    Tahir sends it short, wide. De Villiers cut it in front of square and it beats the fielder at deep cover to his right for a four!

    RCB are 72/2 after 10 overs.

  • 16:12 (IST)


    Santner sends a lofted delivery. De Villiers hits it past cover in the circle. Tahir is there near the deep cover fence, but fails to stop it, as it goes for a four!

  • 16:10 (IST)

    One run

    Tahir sends a length delivery. Kohli works it to leg side for a single.

  • 16:07 (IST)

    One run, Royal Challengers Bangalore are 51/2 after 7 overs

    Santner sends a full delivery. Kohli sends it down to long-off for a single.

    RCB are 51/2 after seven overs.

  • 16:05 (IST)

    OUT! Devdutt Padikkal c Gaikwad b Santner 22(21)

    Santner sends a good delivery. Padikkal tries to take on the spin early, but mishits it to long-on, where du Plessis relays the catch before falling to Gaikwad.

    In comes, AB de Villiers.

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