Harbhajan, who caught Steve Waugh’s Australia in a spin web here 18 years ago, turned out to be the architect-in-chief in bringing a star-studded RCB to the ground. He accounted for the wickets of RCB captain Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali in the first eight overs to keep his love for the venue going strong. Challenged by MS Dhoni to bowl with the new ball on a spin friendly track, Harbhajan provided three telling blows to scuttle RCB’s hopes of winning their first match against ‘Yellow Submarine’ since 2014. 23 Mar, 2019. Harbhajan Singh was back to doing what he does best on Saturday, which is to bamboozle batsmen with his spin. Delhi, Mumbai, Harbhajan picked up RCB’s three best batsmen, captain Virat Kohli, talisman AB de Villiers and the bankable Moeen Ali, to bring the Bengaluru outfit on its knees. Harbhajan was named man-of-the-match. The result was a facile win for CSK. Jadeja too accounted for two wickets. Cricket. IPL 2019, CSK vs SRH: Nice to be back after missing games due to sickness, says Harbhajan Singh Harbhajan Singh returned to the Chennai Super Kings team for the win against Sunrisers Hyderabad after missing games due to sickness. 3 batsmen inside the powerplay was not enough, RCB received a telling blow in losing de Villiers in the eighth over. Jaipur, Again Bhajji was in the thick of things. Indore, Dhoni had placed Jadeja at deep-midwicket for such occasions and the latter’s safe hands caught Kohli to give CSK the break. Harbhajan Singh was all praise for Ambati Rayudu and stated that injustice was done to him when he was sidelined for 2019 World Cup The IPL 13 opener lived upto expectations as this year's cash-rich league got off to a flying start after many halts, drama, twists, and turns due to the pandemic. They last won here in 2008. Harbhajan Singh celebrates the dismissal of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Moeen Ali. Sidelined from the Indian team for a while now, Harbhajan’s main draw has been his outings in the IPL but the off-spinner got limited opportunities with defending champions Chennai Super Kings last season. Their joint charge saw RCB losing four wickets between 10th and 14th overs. IPL 2019: Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has not been having the best of seasons and CSK’s final league game was a testament of that. ‘Thala’ Dhoni just senses the behavior of this iconic stadium. Copyright © HT Media Limited All rights reserved. IPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh shines as CSK take down RCB by seven wickets. The right-arm off spinner has five wickets to his name in IPL 2019. Harbhajan Singh has been in good form for in IPL 2019. Get Latest Cricket Updates, Live scores and Top news on HT Cricket. , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Harbhajan followed that up with Ali’s wicket in the sixth. Two love affairs continued at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday. CSK lost no other wicket to start the tournament with a win. He scored 56 in his next match against Delhi and then took 11/79 in his third match against Himachal Pradesh, orchestrating an innings win. Harbhajan Singh celebrates the dismissal of Virat Kohli during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai (AP Photo) The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League got off to a slow start as … Dhoni was spot on as the slow surface played villain to the Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen, who got all out for 70 – the joint-sixth lowest total ever. IPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh sparks RCB’s epic collapse . As a result of this magnanimous performance, Harbhajan was adjudged ‘Man of the match’. RCB too started with a spinner in Chahal and got instant result as the leg-spinner bowler CSK opener Shane Watson in the third over. 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Get Latest Cricket Updates, Live scores and Top news on HT Cricket. - FILE PHOTO/ AP Thank you for subscribing to our daily newsletter. Once a mainstay of the Mumbai Indians team, Harbhajan needed to prove himself all over again and when he was named in CSK’s opening match of the season against RCB, ‘Bhajji’ knew he had to give a big performance. This was after Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opted to field first. advertisement. Harbhajan Singh was back to doing what he does best on Saturday, which is to bamboozle batsmen with his spin. Not just this, the 2011 World Cup winner’s super show means he is now the joint fourth highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL with 137 wickets. Harbhajan now has 23 wickets against RCB from 22 matches, which puts him at par with RCB’s current bowling coach Ashish Nehra, who too was a CSK player. Instead, he got run out in the same over as de Villiers. 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Ranchi. Rajarshi Gupta Chennai April 6, 2019 UPDATED: April 6, 2019 23:00 IST . In 152 matches he has 139 wickets under his belt. ALSO READ: IPL 2019, CSK vs RCB - Turning Point: Dhoni bowls Harbhajan out in the first eight overs. But Raina and Ambati Rayudu played with patience to keep the hosts on course. (PTI Photo) Harbhajan Singh spun a web with the new ball around Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the first match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 and return with stunning figures of 3/20 in four overs. The ace spinner bowled a magnificent spell picking up three wickets to destruct RCB' top order as Virat Kohli & Co were bundled out for a dismal 70 in just 17.1 overs. Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, (BCCI/IPL) Chennai Super Kings off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been in good form for in IPL 2019. IPL 2019: Harbhajan set to skip KKR game due to stiff neck . Harbhajan Singh rocked Virat Kohli ’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the opening encounter of the Indian Premier League as Chennai Super Kings won the match by seven wickets on Saturday. Ranchi, Two love affairs continued at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday. IPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh shines as CSK take down RCB by seven wickets The Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni read the pitch correctly and included three spinners in the XI. Lucknow, Patna, Harbhajan Singh spun a web with the new ball around Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the first match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 and return with stunning figures of 3/20 in four overs. While one has been vouched for many times recently, the other stayed true like old love. He is level with CSK teammate Dwayne Bravo and has the likes of Piyush Chawla (140) and Amit Mishra (146) in his sight now. 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