IPL 2019: Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh destroy RCB

IPL 2019: Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh destroy RCB

IPL 2019: Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh destroy RCB

In addition, Delhi Capitals, who played a match on Sunday night and travelled to Delhi on Monday, will have to recover from the fatigue of their journey and get into match-mode quickly.

Once Harbhajan was done with his spell, Imran Tahir (3/9 in 3 overs) had a memorable outing as well, proving to be too good for the rest of the RCB batting lineup with Ravindra Jadeja chipping in with two wickets.

Jadhav, Mohit Sharma and the others in the group burst out laughing.

However, when it comes to match awareness, the CSK players are second to none.

The three-time champions were all over their opponents in what was a one-way contest, despite it being billed as a fixture to look out for. It was the ideal result MS Dhoni would have hoped for after winning the toss and deciding to bowl first in front of their home crowd at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. While RCB paceman Umesh Yadav will also look to shine in the IPL and make a case for selection in the England-bound squad. We played a practice game on the same wicket and it wasn't turning so much.

The incident in the 12th over of the RCB innings when leg spinner Imran Tahir's googly went right through tailender Navdeep Saini's defence. It was a rank turner and the RCB batters had no answer to the CSK spinners.

Kohli has always led from the front and his exploits in the IPL are well documented, the RCB skipper will begin yet another campaign aware that his form could prove vital in the success of his side in the gruelling tournament.

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who led the Super Kings to their third IPL title after returning from an illegal gambling ban previous year, elected to field first in the 12th edition of the world's most popular Twenty20 league. Harbhajan was particularly impressive as he took the wickets of Moeen Ali, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

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