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Chennai Super Kings Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 Wickets – IPL 2019 (Match 1 CSK vs RCB)

CSK vs RCB - Match 1 - IPL 2019

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) easily chased down the target of 71 runs set by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team. CSK started this year IPL with a comfortable victory. Here detailed what exactly happened in the 1st IPL match.

IPL Opening Ceremony Cancelled and the Funds are Donated to Armed Forces

On February 14, the deadliest attack done by the terrorist in Pulwama district. To consider that and keeping in mind the sentiments of people, the Supreme Court assigned Committee of Administrators (CoA) administrating the BCCI has decided to cancel the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and decided to donate the money budgeted for it to the armed forces.

Today, the board officially released a statement a follows: The estimated cost of hosting an IPL ceremony is Rs. 20 crores. 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.

Players List

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (w), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (w/c), Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir


The 1st match of this IPL season 2019 is going to held in MA Chidambaram stadium in chennai.


CSK wins the toss against RCB. The CSK team captain MS Dhoni choose to bowl first.

RCB Highlights

Virat kohli and Parthiv patel open the innings for the RCB team and Deepak chahar bowl the first over of the match. Since the pitch is dry, it becomes favour for the spinners. The RCB players feel difficult to bat in Harbanjan singh overs.

The run machine Virat kholi (6/12) got out in the fourth over of Harbajan singh. The Moeen Ali loose their wicket to Harbajan in the sixth over. Another big wicket of AB de Villiers caught to the same spinner Harbajan in the eighth over. Shimron hetmyer debut their first IPL match but unfortunately got run out with no runs. The win rate from RCB decreases slowly when further players loose their wickets as Shivam dube in tenth over, Colin de grandhomme in eleventh over, Navdeep saini in twelth over, Yuzvendra chahal in fourteenth over, Umesh yadav in seventeenth over and Parthiv patel in eighteenth over respectively.

The CSK smashed off the RCB team in 17.1 overs. The RCB scored a total of 70 runs. Now, CSK starts their innings with a target of 71 runs in 20 overs.

CSK Highlights

Ambati Rayudu and Shane watson opens the innings for CSK team.

In 17.4 overs, CSK reached the target of 71 and runs and won the match.


Chennai Super Kings won the match by 7 wickets.

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