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Patna : The star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team was restricted to a modest 156/6 in 20 overs by three-time champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 35th match of IPL at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE, on September 24, 2021, night, as medium fast bowler Shardul Thakur took the wickets of A B de Villers (12) and Devdutt Padikkal (70 runs) on successive balls in 17th overs, his 4th over, while all-rounder Dwayne Bravo took two two wickets including that of all-rounder Glenn Maxwell (11 runs) in 20th over. CSK had won the toss but opted to bowl. Bravo conceded just 2 runs in the last over.
Batting first, RCM made a good start with openers Virat Kohli ( captain) and Devdutt Padikkal adding 111 runs for the first wicket, Kohli fell to Bravo for 53 in 41 balls with 6 fours and 1 six. A B de villiers fell to Shardul Thakur for 12 runs making it 140/2. Padikkal fell to Shardul Thakur for 70 in 50 balls hitting 5 fours and 3 sixes and it was 140/3 in 17 overs.
RCB could add just 16 runs in the last 3 vers losing three wickets. Bravo took 3/24 in 4 overs while Thakur took 2/29 in 4 overs. Deepak Chahar took 1 wicket. A B de Villiers has flopped in last two matches.