IPL 2019: RCB faced a humiliating defeat against Chennai, all-out for 70 runs, 8 records created

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets in the opening match of IPL 2019 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Saturday.

Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh claimed three wickets each as RCB stumbled for a paltry 70 runs after CSK invited them to bat first.

In response, the home team had a slow start of 16/1 in the power play. Ambati Rayudu top-scored with 28 runs, while Kedar Jadhav remained unbeaten on 13 and Ravindra Jadeja added 6 runs to his name and helped CSK to chase down the low target of 71 in the 18th over with 14 balls to spare.

During this match, Suresh Raina scored 19 runs and became the first batsman to score 5,000 runs in IPL. Yuzvendra Chahal's opening spell of 1-6 in 4 overs with the new ball was the only golden light for the Challengers in the match.

8 Records created during the opening match:

1. Most wins against the opposition in IPL:

18 - MI v KKR

15 - CSK v RCB*

15 - KKR v KXIP

14 - MI v RCB

2. Least runs conceded in a 4-overs spell in an IPL match:

6 - Edwards, DC v KKR, Cape Town, 2009

6 - Nehra, DD v KXIP, Bloemfontein, 2009

6 - Chahal, RCB v CSK, Chennai, 2019*

3. Suresh Raina Becomes the First Player to Reach 5000 Runs in the history of IPL:

Suresh Raina has so far scored 5004 runs in 173 innings of his IPL career. During this time, he has scored 35 half-centuries and 1 century and scored his runs at an average of 34.27

4. Lowest totals against CSK in IPL: 

70 by RCB, Chennai, 2019*

83 by DD, Delhi, 2013

84 by DD, Abu Dhabi, 2014

87 by RCB, Port Elizabeth, 2009

92/8 by KXIP, Durban, 2009

5. Lowest totals for RCB in IPL:

49 v KKR, Kolkata, 2017

70 v RR, Abu Dhabi, 2014

70 v CSK, Chennai, 2019*

82 v KKR, Bangalore, 2008

87 v CSK, Port Elizabeth, 2009.

7. Virat Kohli got out for six runs today:

Kohli's lowest score against Chennai Super Kings in IPL and also the lowest score at Chepauk in IPL.

8. Watson creates a rare record:

Shane Watson who played his 300th T20 match today, he has become the first Australian player to achieve the feat.

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