Mustafizur stars as CSK start title defence with comfortable win over RCB

Shivam Dube had to endure through a bouncer barrage•Mar 22, 2024•AFP/Getty Images

But after Rajat Patidar and Glenn Maxwell both went without scoring, Kohli fell and Cameron Green was bowled for 18, they looked in trouble at 78-5.

Karthik, whose unbeaten 38 came from 26 balls, and Rawat, with his 48 from 25 balls, got them to a competitive score.

Chennai raced to 38 without loss inside four overs before losing captain Ruturaj Gaikwad (15), while fellow opener Rachin Ravindra was dismissed for an impressive 37 off 15 balls to leave them 71-2 in the seventh.

Ajinkya Rahane (27) and Daryl Mitchell (22) helped the score along before Dube and Jadeja saw them home.

IPL continues Saturday with Punjab Kings taking on Delhi Capitals followed by Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. (BBC)