Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Chennai Super Kings by 13 runs to win their sixth match of IPL 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Wednesday. After Mahipal Lamror scored 42 and Faf du Plessis 38, Harshal Patel took three wickets while Glenn Maxwell scalped a brace to deny CSK a win. 

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Batting first, RCB, on Wednesday, posted 173 for 8 in 20 overs. Captain du Plessis (38 off 22 balls) and Virat Kohli (30 off 33 balls) provided RCB with a solid start. Maheesh Theekshana took three wickets while Moeen Ali got a

The opening pair extracted 57 runs in the first six overs, RCB’s highest Powerplay total this season.

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Mahipal Lamror top-scored for RCB

Mahipal Lamror was the top-scorer as he
smashed a 27-ball 42 while Dinesh Karthik (26 not out off 17) hit some lusty
blows towards the end to help RCB go past the 170-run mark.

After a good start, RCB’s innings lost the tempo as they lost three quick wickets between the ninth and 11th over.

The CSK bowlers did a tremendous job after
an expensive start.

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Lamror and Rajat Patidar (21) shared a
quick 44-run stand but Dhoni re-introduced pace in the form of Pretorius and
the South African struck in his very first delivery, getting rid of Patidar.

Lamror was dropped on 33 by Jadeja, but the
batter couldn’t capitalise on the reprieve as he became Theekshana’s first
victim in the 19th over The Sri Lankan then went on to dismiss compatriot
Wanindu Hasaranga and Shahbaz Ahmed.

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Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell rip apart CSK

CSK, in reply, made a terrific start scoring 50 in the PowerPlay with Ruturaj Gaikwad scoring 28 off 23 balls, while Devon Conway played 56 runs innings.

However, removals of Gaikwad and Robin Uthappa in two back to back overs derailed CSK’s chase. In the 10th over, Robin Uthappa was bowled by Maxwell. From 54 for 1, CSK were reduced to 75 for 3 in 10 overs.

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Moeen Ali played a quickfire innings of 34 off 27 balls with two sixes and as many boundaries to salvage CSK’s innings. But the Yellow Brigade lost the plot again when Harshal Patel removed Ali and Ravindra Jadeja on the 16th and 18th over.

Patel and Maxwell shared five wickets between themselves while Shahbaz Ahmed and Wanindu Hasaranga got one each. With Josh Hazlewood removing Dhoni in the first delivery of the 19th over, CSK were out of the contest. They were eventually restricted to 160 for 8 in 20 overs. 

This was CSK’s seventh defeat in IPL 2022. They won just three matches.