Chennai Super Kings scored a 23-time win over Royal Challengers Bangalore to open their 15th IPL on Tuesday, with superb play from Shivam Dubey and Robin Uthappa along with spinners. Called out for the bat, Dobb (95 out) and Uthappa (88 from 50 balls) scored half a century unbeaten, engaging a 165-round partnership punctuated by 17 sixes and 9 fours, the highest total for a third-highest wicket of the season. Maximum - take CSK to 216 x 4.
In response, RCB was kept at 193 to nine, with young spinner Mahesh Thekshana (4/33) and captain Ravindra Jadeja (3/39) taking seven wickets between them in CSK's 200th IPL match.
With this win, the defending champion finally sealed his four losing streaks, while Bangalore was his second loss in five matches.
Chasing 217, RCB lost Captain Faf du Plessis, who was the first victim, and star batsman Virat Kohli (1), who was eliminated in the first five times by Mukesh Choudhary.
In the figure, Anuj Rawat (12) also fell into the power game after Thekshana was caught off the wicket.
The 21-year-old Sri Lankan deer, who was picked for Rs 70 lakh in the mega auction, again made his clean bowling debuts Suyash Prabhudesai (34) and Shahbaz Ahmed (41) to deepen the game with his fast 60 attempts. - Deadlock Execution 33 balls.
Shikshan released Prabhudesai after the ball hit the inner rim and hit the middle torso and then used the carrom ball to release Ahmed and stop the match-winning spell under lights.
Dinesh Karthik scored his 34th from 14 balls, but it was too late as CSK breathed a sigh of relief with its first point on the board.
Initially, Dube and Uthappa scored a brilliant half-century in the RCB attack.
Earlier called the bat, Uthappa and Dubey showed off their six-stroke skills as they progressed through the innings after CSK scored 36 for 2.
While Uthaba's innings hit nines, sixes, and fours, Dobby also hit sixty-eight and five-fours on his unbeaten 46-ball hit.
Dubey and Uthappa both scored their highest IPL scores to prepare the match for defending champions CSK, who has battled four losses in a row and is still looking for his first win of the season.
Uthappa took a while to cool off and hit his first limit on the fifth finish, a slice of Mohamed Siraj (0/37) before Akash Deep (0/58) hit his first peak the next.
Uthappa and Dubey both touched a limit against Deep and then Southpaw went down to Glenn Maxwell (0/29) for the first long six.
The carnage started from the eleventh as the couple went through with a hammer and tweezers and CSK moved 133 from 2 on the fifteenth, with 73 times from five overs.
Dube gave up 13 runs in 11 against Wanindu Hasaranga (2/35).
Uthappa and Dube spared no players in shooting for the 13th with a six-time assist from Maxwell and CSK scored 19 points.
Continuing the attack, the duo punished Deep on the fifteenth day when it was raining four and six.
Uthappa ramped up his attack half a century later and hit Siraj for sixty and four on the seventeenth, who went for 18 rounds.
Depp took the brunt of Dobby again, turning sixty-six and four at 18 when 200 seemed imminent. Depp gave up 24 rounds in 18.
Uthappa missed a century when he fell in the final, scoring 14 throws and then breaking Dobby Sten in the final to ease the bowling team's woes to finish the innings in style.
CSK Rotoraj Gaekwad lost (17) and Moin Ali (3) on the cheap. But then there was the Uthappa and Dubey show.
RCB frequently missed the services of Harshal Patel, who left the vital bubble after his sister's death on Saturday.
RCB players wore black bands to the match to show their solidarity with Patel and his family.