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By Dhiraj | Mar 24, 2019 12:00 AM

CSK have cruised to their first victory in IPL 2019 by beating RCB by 7 wickets. Everything went CSK's way today right from the toss and it was a one-way show throughout.

CSK vs RCB match review and comments on social media trolls

Once they got Kohli and Ab de Villiers out cheaply, it was going to be very difficult for RCB to recover on that pitch. Parthiv Patel managed to hang in there for a while, but when 10 out of the 11 batsmen don't cross single digits, it tells a story. Eventually, they got bowled out for 70 which is the 6th lowest total in the history of IPL.
CSK started their chase with a maiden from Chahal and soon lost Watson. They made a cautious start but played along slowly and it was just a matter of time before they got to the finish line. During this run chase, Raina became the first batsman in IPL to get to 5000 runs as well.

Harbhajan Singh won the Man of the Match awards for picking up crucial early wickets and finishing up with figures of 20/3 in 4 overs.

The general feeling amongst fans and experts are that Kohli didn't read the pitch well, stocking up the team with pace bowlers.  Another criticism amongst fans is that senior batsman like Kohli and Ab De Villers could have assessed the pitch better, understanding the nature of the wicket and could have taken the game deeper rather than going for the big shots early.

On the social media circuit, there is a lot of trolling going around as well about their promotional campaign 'ee sala cup namde' which translates to 'this year the cup will be ours'.
The batting heavy RCB should definitely put up better scores to stay competitive. Having said that, it's just the first game and we expect them to bounce back stronger.