Royal Challengers Bangalore made one forced change to their line-up against Chennai Super Kings in a rematch of last season's final. Harshal Patel, the right-arm medium pacer, was ruled out with a niggle and Raju Bhatkal replaced him.
Daniel Vettori decided to bat, breaking the trend of putting teams in, because he expected the Chennai pitch to get slower in the second half of the match. Royal Challengers did not fancy chasing in those conditions after their previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders, which they lost batting second.
Super Kings batted first in their three previous matches but only had success once. Despite their disappointing start to the tournament, MS Dhoni's team was unchanged.
The RCB has played a good knock at Chennai against the home side. Its is a memorable day for the crowd with balls isolated everywhere a great start by Mayank Agarwal who scored 45 of 26 leaving the crease in 5.2 overs on 52 runs with gayle only faced 6 deliveries so far. That was a remarkable innings by the youngster. Gayle then carried the team in which he scored 68 of 35 balls. However, Kohli looked up little slow finally managed to get 57 of 46 balls
In the end, Royal Challengers Bangalore have managed to get to 205 in their 20 overs, which is this IPL's highest total. Mayank Agarwal laid the foundation, Chris Gayle built on it well and Kohli assisted him in getting Bangalore to 200.