IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings Beat Kolkata Knight Riders By 18 Runs In Thrilling Match - Newztezz Online


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings Beat Kolkata Knight Riders By 18 Runs In Thrilling Match

Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs in a very exciting match of IPL 2021. 
In this match of rain of runs and sixes, Chennai went on to win the last over with great difficulty. Chasing the target of 221 runs from CSK, KKR's team was reduced to 202 runs. After falling five wickets for 31 runs, Pat Cummins (66 not out), Andre Russell (54) and Dinesh Karthik (40) made the team reach the mouth but Chennai won the match. While batting first, Chennai scored 220 runs for three wickets thanks to an innings of 95 not out by Faf du Plessy.

Kolkata had a very bad start chasing the target. In front of CSK fast bowler Deepak Chahar, one of the top order of KKR went to kneel. Shubman Gill was dismissed without opening the account on the fourth ball of the first over. He catches Lungi Engidi on Deep Third Man. Deepak Chahar walked Nitish Rana in the next over. He could score nine runs. Captain Ain Morgan's poor form continued. After scoring seven runs, he was caught in the hands of Dhoni behind the wicket. Deepak Chahar also got this wicket. Sunil Narine was out after putting a four. This was Deepak Chahar's fourth wicket and Ravindra Jadeja caught the catch. Soon after, Lungi Ngidi also ended Rahul Tripathi's innings. He was caught by Dhoni after scoring eight runs. In this situation, half of KKR's team was out for 31 runs.

Now Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik were in the fray. As soon as Russell arrived, it rained fours and sixes. He hit two consecutive fours off Lungi Ngidi's balls. Then flew six. In this way, KKR ended the powerplay with 45 runs for five wickets. Russell then hit a six off Deepak Chahar. In the same over, Dinesh Karthik also hit six. Deepak Chahar completed his quota of overs with four wickets for 29 runs in the match. After this, Shardul Thakur came to the front. Russell welcomed him with a six. Then blow a four and two sixes to score 24 runs from the over. Russell completed a half-century in 21 balls by blowing a six in Jadeja's over. With this, KKR scored 111 runs in 11 overs. Then it seemed that somewhere the bet would slip from Chennai's hand. But Sam Karan bolted Russell and gave CSK a chance to breathe a sigh of relief. Russell scored 54 runs off 22 balls with three fours and six sixes.

But Dinesh Karthik hit Karan's balls continuously for fours and sixes. Lungi Ngidi brought great success to Chennai by LBW to Dinesh Karthik. Karthik hit four fours and two sixes in 24 balls. But Pat Cummins did not let Chennai breathe. He plundered 30 runs in the 16th over bowled by Sam Karan. In this over, he hit a total of four sixes and one four, including three in a row.

Du Plessy-Gaekwad dominated Chennai's innings

Earlier, Chennai Super Kings scored a mammoth score of 220 for three from Faf du Plessi's unbeaten 95 and Rituraj Gaikwad's 64-run half-century innings. After being invited to bat, Chennai Super Kings made a brilliant start, scoring 54 runs without losing wickets in the powerplay. South African cricketer du Plessi started the innings and stayed till the end. He hit nine fours and four sixes in 60 balls during his innings. He and Rituraj Gaikwad shared a 115-run partnership for the first wicket. Gaikwad, who did not perform well in the last three matches, finally returned to form. He scored 64 runs in 42 balls before being dismissed in the 13th over.

However, Gaikwad was aggressive in this partnership, who hit six fours and four sixes during his innings. Du Plessi gained momentum after Gaikwad's dismissal. He, along with all-rounder Moin Ali, who performed brilliantly in the previous matches for Chennai Super Kings, added 50 runs in just 26 balls. Ali scored 25 runs off 12 balls with two fours and as many sixes. Chennai Super Kings added 76 runs in the final five overs with Duplecy playing a key role. He hit three consecutive fours off the balls of Andre Russell and reached a score of 90 with a six over Pat Cummins.

On the last ball, Ravindra Jadeja hit a six over Cummins. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni came out to bat in the fourth position, contributing 17 runs off eight balls with two fours and a six. Dhoni made his first boundary after 64 balls against Sunil Narine during this period.

No comments:

Post a Comment