The team of three-time champions Chennai Super Kings has been eliminated from the IPL season this season. Today he faces Kolkata Knight Riders, who are struggling for the play-off with 12 points from 12 matches. Chennai have won the toss and decided to bowl first. KKR scored 172 runs losing 5 wickets in 20 overs and Chennai got a target of 173 runs to win. The team had a good start to chase down 173 runs. Rituraj Gaikwad played a half-century innings. The team collapsed after that. But later Ravindra Jadeja’s stormy innings put Chennai into the game.
Thrill to the last ball
Sir Ravindra Jadeja’s stormy innings kept the match thrilling at the last ball. The 20th over brought Kamlesh Nagerkoti. Now Chennai needed 10 runs to win. No run scored on the first ball. Sam Karan was in front of Nagerkoti. Two runs scored on the second ball. One run scored on third ball and now Ravindra Jadeja comes on strike. Dot ball on fourth ball, no run found. On the fifth ball, Ravindra Jadeja gave a six. After six, Chennai need one run on a ball to win. After that, Jadeja again won the match by hitting six on the last ball.
Jadeja’s power in the 19th over
The 19th over was very good for Chennai. 20 runs came in this over. First ball of Lockie Ferguson was cast wide. After that Jadeja took a run. Sam Karan took no run on the second ball. On the third ball, Sam Karan took a run. After this, Jadeja came on strike. Jadeja hit 4 runs off the fourth ball. After that Jadeja took 2 runs off the fifth ball and it became a no ball. Phil Jadeja hit a six and then hit the last ball. In this way, the over was 20 runs.
Chennai has suffered a third setback. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhon was bowled clean by young bowler Chakraborty. Dhoni had scored 1 run, playing four balls. Sam Karan comes to the crease after him.
Ambati Rayudu was playing brilliant cricket today. Rayudu scored 38 off 20 balls. Then he was caught out on the fourth ball of Pat Cummins’ over. Rayudu had also hit two consecutive fours earlier.
Team’s 100 runs complete
CSK player Rituraj Gaikwad has completed his second half-century. Gaikwad completed his half-century in 11.2 overs. With this, 12 overs have been completed and the team’s 100 runs have been completed. So far Chennai has lost just one wicket.
CSK Steady After First Shock
Today CSK started well. A 50-run partnership was formed between Watson and Gaekwad. But after that Varun Chakraborty broke the pair. Ambati Rayudu came to the crease after Watson was dismissed. Rayudu is seen in full form today. KKR bowlers are trying to dismiss Rayudu but no success is being found.
The Chennai opening pair is broken. Shane Watson has been out for 14 runs. Rinku Singh took a catch off the ball of Varun Chakraborty. Score 50/1
50 runs of the team completed
Chennai’s 50 runs have been completed. In 7.1 overs, the team has completed its fifth. So far Chennai has not lost a single wicket. Shane Watson and Gaekwad stand at the crease.
Chennai Super Kings have played a stellar cricket in Powerplay. Chennai have scored 44 runs in 6 overs without losing wickets. Shane Watson has scored 13 off 16 balls and Rituraj Gadkwad has scored 26 off 21 balls. Both players are playing amazing cricket.
Shane Watson hits first six of the innings
Chennai opener Shane Watson put the first six of the innings on the fourth ball of the over of Kamlesh Nagerkoti (second of the innings). Kamlesh bowled short ball at middle leg but Watson played it in deep backward square leg direction, superb six.
Watson and Gaekwad descended
Chennai opener Shane Watson and Rituraj Gaikwad came out to bat to chase the target of 173 runs. First over to KKR pacer Pat Cummins.
KKR gave Chennai a target of 173 runs
KKR’s innings ended, losing 5 wickets in 20 overs and scored 172 runs. Team opener Nitish Rana played an excellent innings of 87 runs. Opener Shubman Gill scored 26 and former captain Dinesh Karthik scored an unbeaten 21 off 10 balls. Lungi Gidi took 2 wickets for Chennai while Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma got 1-1 wickets.
KKR suffered a fifth blow
KKR has suffered a fifth setback. Morgan was caught off the second ball of Lungi Gidi’s over. Morgan wanted to play a sharp shot on Slower Forest but the ball hung on the air and was caught out. Score 167/5
150 runs complete
KKR has completed 150 runs. The team has completed 150 runs in the 18th over. Now two overs are left. The team will have to score more runs in these overs. Dinesh Karthik and Morgan are present at the crease.
Nitish Rana out
Opener Nitish Rana was out before the century. Rana played an excellent innings of 87 runs. Lungi Angidi has taken his wicket. Score 137/4
Nitish Rana’s back to back six
Nitish Rana’s hand has opened and he is moving up the scoreboard. Karna Sharma brought the 16th over from Chennai. Rana hit three sixes off Sharma’s first second and third ball. After that, no run was scored on the fourth ball.
100 runs complete
100 runs of KKR have been completed. The team’s 100 runs have been completed in the 15th over. Nitish Rana is playing excellent cricket. Morgan is at the crease to accompany them.
Half-century of Nitish Rana
KKR opener Nitish Rana has batted once again. Nitish Rana has completed his half-century off 44 balls. This is his third Pachasa this season while scoring his 11th half-century in the entire IPL.
Third shock to KKR
Rinku Singh, playing for KKR today, could not do much. Jadeja trapped Rinku Singh in his trap. Singh scored 11 runs. Score 93/3
Kolkata Knight Riders have suffered a second setback. Sunil Narine succumbed to Santner by scoring 7 runs. Naren played a sharp shot off Santner’s ball but he could not cross the fielder Ravindra Jadeja standing at the boundary line and was caught out.
Shubman Gill returned cheaply
KKR gets its first setback. Shubman Gill has been picked by wicket Karn Sharma. Gill was playing defensively on the second ball of the 8th over, when the ball came out between the bat and the pad and hit the wicket directly. Gill scored 26 runs off 17 balls.
50 runs complete
KKR has completed 50 runs. Kolkata batsmen have not lost a single wicket yet. Both Gill and Rana are batting brilliantly. After 7 overs the team score is 52/0. Chennai batsmen are trying to take wickets.
In the Powerplay, both KKR openers fiercely pitched the Chennai bowlers class. On the very first ball of the first over, Gill had expressed his intention by hitting a four. The team has 48 runs after 6 overs and Kolkata has not lost a single wicket. Gill is on the crease after scoring 24 off 14 balls and Nitish Rana 24 off 22 balls.
KKR’s innings started
Kolkata Knight Riders’ innings has started. Openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill hit the crease. Deepak Chahar has brought the first over from Chennai. Gill hit two consecutive fours off Chahar’s first two balls. After this, Nitish Rana also opened his account with fours.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagerkoti and Varun Chakraborty
Chennai Super Kings: Rituraj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk / c), N Jagadeeshan, Sam Karan, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar and Lungi Gidi
Changes made to Playing-XI
The Chennai team has landed with two changes. Fof du Plessis and Imran Tahir have been dropped from the squad, replacing Shane Watson and Lungi Ngidi. At the same time there has been a change in Kolkata Knight Riders, Rinku Singh has been replaced in the team in place of the famous Krishna.
Chennai won the toss, bowled first
Chennai have won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Chennai team has landed with two changes. Fof du Plessis and Imran Tahir have been dropped from the squad, with Shane Watson and Lungi Giddy replaced. At the same time there has been a change in Kolkata Knight Riders, Rinku Singh has been replaced in the team in place of the famous Krishna.
CSK vs KKR: Chennai and Kolkata clash, see match scorecard here
Chennai may spoil the game
The play-off equation has become interesting due to the performance of Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last few matches. Therefore, Kolkata’s team would like to leave no stone unturned to win in today’s match but now the Chennai team, playing for the honor, will also try to rise above the lowest position in the point table by throwing all the strength.
Bat is worry
Looking at the previous performances of both the teams, Chennai defeated the strong Royal Challengers Bangalore. On the other hand Kolkata was badly beaten by Kings XI Punjab. In the match against Punjab, only Shubman Gill and captain Eoin Morgan themselves could stay for a while. Apart from these two, in the end, Locky Ferguson played some attractive shots and brought the team to a respectable score. In such a situation, batting remains a concern for the team. The lack of consistency is particularly evident in the batting of Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik. Although the bowlers have played a good role. Especially Varun Chakraborty is giving away wickets to the team at crucial times. The pace of Pat Cummins is also troubling the opposition batsmen for the last few matches. Cummins is also contributing well to the bat when the opportunity arises.
Heavy on youth
As far as Chennai is concerned, before the match against Bangalore, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that now he will give more and more opportunities to the youth. Dhoni’s experiment was also proved and Rituraj Gaikwad, who came to the opening, played a key role in the victory of the half-century innings. The spin department has also been strengthened already with the introduction of New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner. All-rounder Sam Kuran has been making significant contributions to the team since the first match. It is now the turn of veteran Faf du Plessis and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni himself to entertain their fans by playing some exciting innings in the remaining two matches.
Face to face
Total Matches 22
KKR won 8
CSK won 13
No Result 1
Batting: KKR: Shubhaman Gill (12 matches, 278 runs) CSK: Faf du Plessis (12 matches, 401 runs)
Boling: KKR: Varun Chakraborty (11 matches, 13 wickets) CSK: Sam Kuran (12 matches, 13 wickets)
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