11.26pm How are you feeling, CSK fans? Happy with the win or disappointed a touch with the margin of victory? Given the position they were in coming into the game, they would gladly take two points but kudos to RCB and the manner in which they bounced back. At 50 for 4, they were staring at a massive loss, but Prabhudesai, Shahbaz and Karthik all contributed massively to reduce the margin to a mere 23 runs.
Faf du Plessis: First 7-8 overs were pretty good, then there was a period from 8-14 where Dube took the spinners on. That period, whatever we tried didn’t work. In order to chase down such a big score, you need one of the first four to set the foundation. We didn’t have that. CSK used their spinners wel on a pitch that had some grip. The way we came back was credit to the depth. You see the value of Harshal, and what he offers. He has the ability to stop the game. We missed that tonight, we had a similar tone to the bowling. We lacked the variety we needed in our attack. Hopefully we can have him soon again. Impressed with the way Prabhudesai played the way he did on debut.
Bravo to Mohammed Siraj, FOUR, shovelled down the ground for four! These runs have been such a boon for RCB at the back end. Went for a yorker, misses his length and Siraj, who was waiting deep inside the crease, gave it a proper wallop to beat mid-off. CSK raise their first win of IPL 2022