Chennai vs Kolkata: CSK Registered a Thrilling Win on Last Ball, Beat KKR by 2 Wickets, Jadeja Turned the Match

Chennai vs Kolkata

Chennai vs Kolkata: In IPL Phase-2, the first match of the day was played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), which Chennai won by 2 wickets in the last ball in a very exciting way. CSK had a target of 172 runs and the team needed four runs in the last over. While bowling brilliantly in the last over, Sunil Narine took the match to the last ball but could not win the team. With the victory in the match, Dhoni and Co have once again reached the top of the points table with 16 points. On the other hand, KKR remains at the fourth position with 8 points.

Jadeja Changed the Match

Ravindra Jadeja played a big role in Chennai’s victory. He played an unbeaten innings of 22 runs in just 8 balls. Jadeja hit two fours and two sixes in his innings. Jadeja got 21 runs in the 19th over against the famous Krishna and played a big role in CSK’s victory.

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Gill is Run Out

KKR got off to a strong start in the very first over and Shubman Gill hit Deepak Chahar for two consecutive fours. On the 5th ball of the over, CSK appealed for LBW against Gill and the umpire also gave him out, but Gill took a review and was given life after the ball missed the line of the stump. However, Gill was run out on the very next ball and returned to the pavilion.

Shardul Shines with the Very First Ball

After Gill’s wicket, Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi took charge of KKR and added 40 runs for the second wicket. Iyer was slowly gaining momentum, but then Shardul Thakur took the wicket of Iyer (18) off the very first ball of his over, giving Chennai a second breakthrough.

Faf’s Catch Went Viral

After the wicket of Iyer, ON Morgan also could not show anything special and was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood for 8 runs in 14 balls. Faf du Plessis took a brilliant catch by Captain Morgan on the boundary line.

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KKR Scored 44 Runs in Last 3 Overs

Kolkata scored 44 runs in the last 3 overs of the game. The magic of Andre Russell was not seen and he was dismissed after scoring 20 runs, but Dinesh Karthik scored 26 runs off 11 balls while batting brilliantly. Nitish Rana also played an unbeaten innings of 37 runs in 27 balls. KKR made 171/6 in 20 overs. Chennai vs Kolkata.

Both Team Playing XI

KKR – Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Oen Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakraborty, Pranandesh Krishna.

CSK – Faf du Plessis, Rituraj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.

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