Chennai score easy win over Kolkata

Chennai score easy win over Kolkata

April 10, 2019

Move to the top of Points Table

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 7 wickets at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here yesterday.

Chasing 109 runs, CSK were given a brisk start by Shane Watson, who scored 17 off just 9 balls. His innings included 2 fours and 1 six. Suresh Raina then departed after scoring 14 off 13 balls (1 four, 1 six). Sunil Narine dismissed both Watson and Raina to put a halt to CSK’s run chase.

Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu then steadied CSK’s run-chase as the duo stitched together a 46-run stand for the 3rd wicket. Rayudu was dismissed for 21 by Piyush Chawla. By then, it was too late for KKR to make a comeback in the game as a composed knock by Du Plessis (43 not out) and the finishing touches by Kedar Jadhav (8 not out, 1 four) took CSK home.

With this win, the Dhoni-led side move to the top of the points table (5 wins, 10 points).

Earlier, KKR scored a meagre 108/9 in 20 overs. Andre Russell brought up his 6th IPL fifty. He scored an unbeaten on 50 off 44. Deepak Chahar took three wickets while spinners

Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir picking up two wickets each for Chennai to put them in the driver’s seat.

Deepak Chahar was chose as the Man of the Match.


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