Devon Conway scored a fantastic 83 as Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday.
After being asked to bat first by RCB skipper, Chennai lost Ruturaj Gaikwad (3) to Mohammed Siraj as the right hander flicked a delivery on the pads, to Wayne Parnell who take an excellent catch, sliding to his left at long leg for 3.
Conway along with Ajinkya Rahane added 74 runs for the second wicket before the latter was cleaned up by a googly from Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva for 37.
New Zealand left hander Conway and Shivam Dube attacked the RCB bowlers by smashing them to all parts of the ground. The duo put on 80 runs for the third wicket before the former was cleaned up by Harshal Patel for a 45 ball-83.
Dube reached his half century by smashing Parnell for a maximum down the ground. His fantastic knock ended when he was caught at deep midwicket by Siraj off Wayne Parnell.
However cameos from Ambati Rayudu (14), Moeen Ali (19*) and Ravi Jadeja (10) propelled Chennai to a mammoth score of 226/6 in their 20 overs.
Chasing 227, RCB suffered a body blow as Virat Kohli (6) under edged a delivery from Akash Singh onto his boot.
Mahipal Lomror got a reprieve when Maheesh Theekshana dropped a skier at mid off. The left hander failed to capitalize on the opportunity, as he top edged a cut off Tushar Deshpande to Gaikwad at cover point.
Du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell brought the innings back on track with a third wicket stand of 126 runs. Theekshana dropped yet another catch of the RCB skipper of his own bowling. However the Sri Lankan off spinner redeemed himself by dismissing the dangerous Maxwell (76), skying a heave to MS Dhoni who took a well judged catch.
Moeen Ali turned the game in CSK’s favour by dismissing the former South Africa skipper Du Plessis, who top-edged a slog-sweep to Dhoni who held on another skier for 62.
With 19 requiring off the final over, impact player Suyash Prabhudessai launched Matheesha Pathirana for a maximum off the third ball. But the Sri Lankan held his nerve and restricted RCB to 218/8 in their 20 overs.
Chennai Super Kings 226 for 6 (Conway 83, Dube 52, Siraj 1-30) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 218 for 8 (Maxwell, 76, du Plessis 62, Deshpande 3-45, Pathirana 2-42) by eight runs