Chennai won the toss and elected to bat first. Dhoni said that he expects the wicket to slow down later in the match.
RCB XI: Gayle, Parthiv, Virat, Yuvi, AB, Sachin Rana, Varun Aaron, Abu Nechim, Murali, Starc, Chahal
CSK XI: DR Smith, B McCullum, S Raina, MS Dhoni, D Hussey, R Jadeja, M Manhas, R Ashwin, M Sharma, I Pandey, S Badree
After 3 overs, CSK have made their way to 21. RCB's bowlers have pretty much managed to keep the CSK openers in check. A six off the last ball of the third over has given the CSK team a momentary push.
After 4 overs, CSK 25-0. Smith and McCullum have been steady if not spectacular.
WICKET! That was a skier but Starc has taken the catch and McCullum is walking back. He wasn't striking it very well. It got the height but not the distance. He made 19 and CSK are 29-1
WICKET! And that's another wkt for RCB. Smith walking back, Aaron the bowler. Just too quick. CSK 29-2, Smith got 9. Both the openers are back in the hut now. Time for the other CSK batsmen to do some batting. Hussey is in next.
Wow. Muralitharan is 42 but he can still probably turn the ball on marble. What a bowler! After 7 overs, CSK 45-2.
Just three runs from the Chahal over. RCB have things in check. After 8 overs, CSK are 48-2.
It doesn't look like a great batting wicket. The pacers and the spinners are both getting help from the track and shot-making hasn't been easy. Good decision to bat first. After 9 overs, CSK 52-2.
Hussey has struggled to read Murali but if CSK can get anything in the region of 140, they will make a match out of this.
After 10 overs, CSK are 55-2. It's rather hard to believe -- it is their lowest score after 10 overs in IPL 7.
Someone in CSK needs to get a move on... the smart money will be on Raina.
After 12 overs, CSK have made their way to 77-2. They are starting to run between the wickets aggressively but have still not brought out the big shots.
And here we go. Hussey has had enough... brings up the 50-run partnership (off 47 balls) with a six. CSK 83-2.
After 13 overs, CSK are 92-2. They have a superb platform now and the rest of the line-up can go crazy without too many worries.
Murali kicks it for four! CSK and Raina get four more runs. Football World Cup fever? CSK 101-2 after 14 overs.
WICKET! Hussey falls, caught in the deep by Starc. Murali gets the wicket. CSK 104-3 after 14.3 ovs
Dhoni is in the middle. And he isn't wearing a helmet. CSK 105-3 after 14.4 ovs.
After 15 overs, CSK 107-3. MSD is the right match to finish this.
After 16 overs, CSK 114-3.
Raina gets his 50 off just 35 balls. His second half-century in IPL 7. Super knock. CSK 115-3
WICKET! And this time it is Dhoni. He isn't going to finish anything this time. Abu Nechim the bowler. CSK 115-4
After 18 overs, CSK have made their way to 123-4. Two overs to get to 140 at least.
After 19 overs, CSK 131-4. This is going to be a close game... as Shastri would say... this will go right down to the wire.
Chris Gayle is almost as slow as Sourav Ganguly #Fielding
After 20 ovs, CSK reached 138-4. Raina made a brilliant 62 (48 balls) but no once else got going. This RCB chase will be fun. No boundaries in the last 4 ovs for CSK.
Gayle and Patel to open the innings for RCB. Kohli back in the middle order now.
Slow tracks seem to be right up Parthiv's alley. Two wonderful fours in the first over took RCB to 9-0 after 1 over.
After 2 overs, RCB 10-0. Just one run off the Jadeja over -- this will not be an easy chase. The ball is turning.
Badree into the attack from the other end. Knowing Dhoni, it is going to be spin all the way now.
After 3 overs, 14 for no loss. RCB aren't motoring around but they will want to take advantage of the power play overs if they want to win.
Wicket! Parthiv walks. Tried to sweep, caught in the slips. RCB 14-1. The ball hit his body and the back of the bat before looping to Raina at first slip. Strange dismissal.
This doesn't look like a wicket made for T20 cricket. Too much turn. After 4 overs, RCB 16-1.
After 5 overs, RCB ARE 17-1. These are typical Indian conditions and they will need Kohli to deliver the win.
A maiden over from Ashwin. Six gone, RCB 17-1
Badree got his pretty wrong in the last over. A wide, a six and a four were the result. Too many googlies? After 7 overs, RCB 33-1.
More spin. Raina comes into the attack now and even he is turning it. Just three runs of the over. 8 gone, 36-1