It was a run fest on Monday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru as Royal Challengers Bangalore faced MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. Batting first, CSK were guided to 226/6, with Devon Conway and Shivam Dube hitting half-centuries. In reply, RCB’s Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell also scored half-centuries but still RCB fell short by just eight runs. One batsman who was expected to perform well on the batting track was Virat Kohli. However, the former RCB skipper was dismissed for just 6 off Akash Singh in the first over of the chase. Kohli swings hard against the back of a length delivery and plays the ball onto the stumps. The dismissal stunned the Bengaluru crowd, including Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma, who was present in the stands.
Watch: Anushka Sharma shocked as Virat Kohli was dismissed in CSK’s first over
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Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs by scoring 444 runs in the Indian Premier League on Monday. Devon Conway scored 83 off 45 balls while Shivam Dube scored 52 off 27 balls, helping CSK post 226 for six after being asked to bat first. In response, RCB’s team got out after scoring 218 runs for eight wickets.
RCB skipper Faf du Plessis (62 off 33 balls) and Glenn Maxwell (76 off 36) gave CSK a 126-run partnership for the third wicket till they stayed at the crease. But it was not to be.