Royal Challengers Bangalore fall apart against spin as Chennai Super Kings open IPL 2019 with a win

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Ravindra Jadeja of Chennai Super Kings celebrates win during match 1 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Chennai Superkings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on the 23rd March 2019 Photo by: Prashant Bhoot /SPORTZPICS for IPL

Chennai Super Kings coasted to seven-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a low-scoring opener of the 12 edition of the IPL at Chennai. Sportzpics

Harbhajan Singh of Chennai Super Kings celebrates the wicket of AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore during match 1 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Chennai Superkings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on the 23rd March 2019 Photo by Saikat Das /SPORTZPICS for IPL

Harbhajan Singh started the demolition act for CSK by picking the first three wickets including Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Sportzpics

Imran Tahir of Chennai Super Kings celebrates the wicket of Shivam Dube of Royal Challengers Bangalore during match 1 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Chennai Superkings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on the 23rd March 2019 Photo by Saikat Das /SPORTZPICS for IPL

With Chepauk pitch conducive to spin bowling, wrist-spinner Imran Tahir also made merry by claiming three wickets from his four overs to bowl out RCB for a dismal 70. Sportzpics

Shane Watson of Chennai Super Kings bowled during match 1 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Chennai Superkings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on the 23rd March 2019 Photo by: Prashant Bhoot /SPORTZPICS for IPL

Yuzvendra Chahal did get the early wicket of Shane Watson, but the target of 71 was never going to possess any real challenge. Sportzpics

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