IPL: All-round Chennai ease past Bengaluru in season opener

CSK beat RCB by 6 wickets in the IPL opener in Chennai on Friday. RCB recovered to 173 for six against CSK after opting to bat. Skipper Faf du Plessis (35) got his team off the blocks before the visitors collapsed to 78/5. Anuj Rawat (48) and Dinesh Karthik (38 not out) shared a 95-run stand for the sixth wicket to give some respectability to the total. In response, CSK got home in 18.4 overs after contributions from debutant Rachin Ravindra (37), Shivam Dube (34 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja (25 not out).


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