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Crazy Night in Bengaluru as RCB Knock CSK Out of IPL 2024

RCB has found themselves in similar must-win situations before, reminiscent of their last league match scenario from the previous year at the same venue. On Saturday, they were tasked with setting a challenging target after being asked to bat first. Posting 218 runs, they required a victory margin of at least 18 runs to oust CSK from the competition. Stellar performances from Kohli, du Plessis, Rajat Patidar, and Cameron Green propelled them towards this goal. CSK nearly pulled off a dramatic qualification, needing only 10 runs off the final two balls with Ravindra Jadeja, the hero of CSK's previous title victory, on strike. However, Yash Dayal's clever bowling denied Jadeja and CSK the chance to progress. Despite a massive six by Dhoni in the last over, RCB maintained their composure and secured the win. Kohli's transformation this season has been remarkable, leading both the run-scoring charts and the six-hitting tally. The rain break during the match altered the momentum briefly, with RCB struggling to score upon resumption. However, Patidar and Green's aggressive batting pushed RCB past 200 runs for the sixth time this season, putting pressure on CSK. The chase saw some bright spots for CSK, with Rachin Ravindra and Ajinkya Rahane contributing significantly. Despite moments of brilliance, CSK fell short as RCB's bowlers held their nerve, ultimately sealing their fate in a thrilling encounter.


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