KKR vs CSK Match Highlights:
- KKR won by 6 wickets
- They chased down 178 with 14 balls lefts
- They moved to 3rd
Kolkata Knight Riders won a crucial tie against run-away side Chennai Superkings in their quest to the play-off places. Playing at home, the Kolkata Knightriders had a perfect chase on a completely flat track to win their first match of the tournament and with that move to the third place in the table. The win spoilt Chennai’s run as they slipped to the second spot, just behind the dominant Sunrisers Hyderabad on run rate.
Coming back to KKR vs CSK match highlights, playing an extra spinner in Ravindra Jadeja ended up costing Chennai Superkings in the end as they failed to defend their 177. Traveling to the Eden Gardens with their eyes set on their seventh win which would have not only seen them cement their spot at the top but also ensured their passage to the semi-final, the Chennai side which is otherwise known for its crystal-clear strategy surprisingly got it wrong on the day. Failing to read the pitch properly they also ended up losing a crucial toss and ended up batting first which has not always worked in their favour. And it didn’t again on the day as they ended up losing by 6 wickets.
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Sending Chennai in to bat, Kolkata’s bowlers were put under severe pressure by Shane Watson and du Plessis. A brain fart by du Plessis however brought his downfall after he completely failed to read a straighter one by Piyush Chawla.Raina, who has struggled for runs throughout this IPL, scored the run rate a tad too much. On a wicket tailor made for batsmen, he played slower than would have been wanted of him by the Chennai side. Much to everyone’s surprise the inform Rayadu was unable to get off the blocks any further and the duo ended up costing the side much-needed runs at the end and with that the match too.
The chase was throughout controlled by KKR who didn’t even let CSK have a whiff. U-19 hero Shubman. Gill scored a magnificent half-century as his stand with skipper Karthik took his team to a comfortable win.
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