CSK vs KKR LIVE: Jadeja Snatched Victory from Kolkata, Chennai Beat Kolkata by 6 Wickets

  • Mumbai Indians became the first team to qualify for the play-offs with the defeat of Kolkata

CSK vs KKR LIVE: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 6 wickets in the 49th match of the 13th season of IPL. This is Chennai’s 5th win in the season. At the same time, the loss of Kolkata’s play-offs has become difficult with this defeat and Mumbai Indians have qualified for the official play-offs. Kolkata will now have to win their next match and rely on the results of the other teams.

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Batting after losing the toss, Kolkata gave Chennai a target of 173 runs. In response, Dhoni’s team won the match by scoring 178 runs at the loss of 4 wickets. Rituraj Gaekwad was the hero of the match. He scored 72, putting his second consecutive fifty in the season. Ambati Rayudu also played a crucial innings of 38 runs.

Chennai needed 30 off 12 balls. Ravindra Jadeja (31 *) and Sam Karan (13 *) played aggressive innings. Jadeja snatched the victory over Kolkata by hitting two sixes off the last two balls. At the same time, Kolkata’s Varun Chakraborty and Pat Cummins got 2-2 wickets. CSK vs KKR.

Chennai Scored 44 in the Power-Play

Chennai started the innings carefully. Opener Shane Watson and Rituraj Gaikwad hit shots on a bad ball. Both did not lose their wickets in the power-play and brought the team’s score to 44 runs. Shane Watson was out for 14 runs. He partnered 50 runs for the first wicket with Gaikwad.

68 Runs Partnership Between Gaekwad and Rayudu

Gaikwad and Rayudu handled the innings after Watson was dismissed. There was a 68-run partnership for the second wicket between the two. Both took the team’s score to 115 runs. After this, Rayudu was out for 38 by Pat Cummins.

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Kolkata had Defeated Chennai in the Last Match

The last time the two teams met face-to-face in the season, Kolkata beat Chennai by 10 runs. In the 11th match of the season played in Abu Dhabi, Kolkata had given a target of 168 runs to Chennai. In reply, Chennai were able to score 167 runs for 5 wickets.

Kolkata Scored 172 Runs for 5 Wickets

Earlier, KKR scored 172 runs at the loss of 5 wickets. Nitish Rana scored 87 runs off 61 balls, putting his 11th fifty in the IPL. Dinesh Karthik scored an unbeaten 21 and captain Eoin Morgan scored 15 runs. The team scored 66 runs in the last 5 overs.

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Delhi-born 26-year-old Nitish Rana has been playing IPL since 2016. Nitish Rana has scored 1437 runs in 59 matches played so far. He averaged 28.74 and Strikerat 135.69 during this period, including 11 half-centuries. So far 127 fours and 72 sixes have been seen with Rana’s bat. He has scored three half-centuries in IPL this season, but the consistency is not in his batting.

Rana Scored his Best Score

Nitish Rana (87) hit his third fifty in the season. This is his best performance in IPL. Earlier his best score was 85 not out, which he made against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019.

Opening Partnership of the First 50+ Runs in the Season

Kolkata started well. Opener Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana shared a 53-run opening partnership for the first wicket. This is the first 50+ run opening partnership for Kolkata in the season. This partnership was broken by Karn Sharma. He bowled a brilliant ball to Shubman Gill. Gill was able to score 26 runs.

Both Teams

Chennai: Shane Watson, Rituraj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, N. Jagadeeshan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Karan, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma and Lungi Engidi.

Kolkata: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan (captain), Rinku Singh, Sunil Naren, Pat Cummins, Loki Ferguson, Varun Chakraborty and Kamlesh Nagerkoti.

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