You need to be at your best if you want to beat a team like Chennai Super Kings. Royal Challengers Bangalore were nowhere close to their best and hence they suffered a 27-run defeat.

CSK’s innings revolved around Suresh Raina (62 off 32) and a good finishing knock by Faf du Plessis gave MS Dhoni 181/8 to play with.

RCB ditched Chris Gayle for his abysmal show in the last match but that had little affect as they had absolutely no answer to the swing and pace of 35-year-old Ashish Nehra (4/10).

Virat Kohli played a slow hand of 51 and never looked like the master-chaser he is for Team India. RCB are now at the bottom of the table while CSK are only behind Rajasthan Royals.

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