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Patna : Three-time champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets in the 35th match of IPL at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE, on September 24, 2021, late night. Chasing a target of 157 runs, CSK scored 157/4 in 18.1 overs with captain M S Dhoni remaining unbeaten 11 runs hitting 2 fours and Suresh Raina scoring an unbeaten 17 in 10 balls hitting 2 fours and 1 six. CSK had won the toss and opted to bowl. CSK have now 14 points from 9 games and top the Poiunts Table while RCB have now 10 points from 9 games.

CSK openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis added 71 runs in 8.2 overs. Ruturaj fell to spinner Yuzvendra Chahal for 38 in 26 balls with 4 fours and 1 six making it 71/1. Faf du Plessis followed him at the same score falling to all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for 31 in 26 balls hitting 2 fours and 2 sixes both off fast bowler Navdeep Saini and it was 71/2.

Moeen Ali fell to fast medium bowler Harshal Patel for 23 hitting 2 sixes and it was 118/3. Ambati Rayudi fell to Patel for 32 in 22 balls with 3 fours and 1 six making it 133/4. Raina and Dhoni added 24 runs added 24 runs in their unbroken partnership for 5th wicket. harshal patel took 2/25 in 3.1 overs.

earlier batting first, RCB had scored 156/6 in 20 overs with opener Devdutt Padikkal scoring 70 runs in 50 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes and his opening partner Virat Kohli (captain ) scoring 53 runs in 41 balls hitting 6 fours and 1 six. Padikkal and Kohli added 111 runs for the first wicket. A B de Villiers scored 12 runs while Glenn Maxwell scored 11 runs.