Batting first, Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 173 for 8 in 20 overs. Mahipal Lomarer was the top scorer with 42 off 27 balls with 3 fours and two sixes. Dinesh Karthik crossed the 170 mark with two sixes in the final over. Kohli opened the innings with 30 (33) and Duplessis with 38 (22). Maxwell came back with a 3 (3) runout.
Rajat Patidar 21 (15), Vanind Hasaranga 0 (1), Shahbaz Ahmed 1 (2) and Hershel Patel 0 (0) lost wickets immediately. Dinesh Karthik was unbeaten on 26 off 17 balls with one four and two sixes. Among the Chennai bowlers, Mahesh Teekshana took three wickets. Moin Ali took two and Pretorius one.
Chennai set a target of 174 for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs for 160 runs. The openers put up a 54-run partnership for the first wicket. Ruturaj Gaikwad hit 28 off 23 balls with three fours and a six to take the first wicket. Conway, another opener who completed a half-century, struck 56 off 37 balls with six fours and two sixes. Robin Othappa, who came after that, came back with just one run. Ambati Rayudu also scored 10 and was bowled by Maxwell.
Chennai, who lost four wickets in 15 overs and scored 118, needed 56 runs in the last five overs to win. Moin Ali and Ravindra Jadeja, who were at the crease at the time, were due to leave soon after.
Ravindra Jadeja made just three off five balls and Herschelle Patel bowled a huge shot which bounced off the gall and Kohli was cunningly caught. Moin Ali was dismissed by Herschelle Patel while hitting the scoreboard. Moin hit 27 off 27 balls with two fours and two sixes. Dhoni 2, Pretorius 13 Simarjit Singh was unbeaten on 2, with a sharp 7. Among the Bengaluru bowlers, Herschelle Patel took three wickets. Glenn Maxwell took two wickets, Hasaranga and Shahbaz took four wickets each.