Chennai Super Kings move to the top of the table after a 49-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders. Dhoni’s men took charge from ball 1 and dominated the match. This loss for KKR means that they are winless in their last 4 games. Here are some of the key events that took place during the match.
Gaikwad and Conway’s another great start
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway opened the innings once again for CSK. Both players once again took the charge of the bowlers and scored 73 runs for the first wicket. Gaikwad scored 35 from 20 balls before getting bowled out by Suyash Sharma.
Rahane joins the party
Ajinkya Rahane joined Conway in the middle and played his best innings in the IPL. Conway was dismissed for 56 runs and KKR were 109-2. Rahane then took the charge and went on to score 71 runs from just 29 runs. His innings included 6 fours and 5 sixes.
Dube continues his good form
Shivam Dube has performed decently for CSK this season. He went on to score his 5th half-century in IPL. The 29-year-old scored 50 from just 21 balls. His innings included 2 fours and 5 sixes. CSK went on to score 235 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.
KKR’s poor start
CSK bowlers stopped the opposition from taking the early momentum in their innings. N Jagadeesan’s nightmare season continues as he was dismissed for just 1 run by Tushar Deshpande. Sunil Narine was also sent to the pavilion in a duck by Akash Singh. Venkatesh Iyer failed to continue his good form in the current season and was dismissed for 20 runs.
Roy and Rinku’s power-hitting
Jason Roy came in late to the crease. He was joined by Rinku Singh in the middle. Roy scored 61 runs from just 26 balls. Rinku Singh hit his second 50 in IPL and remained not out on 53 runs.
CSK spinners create an impact
CSK spinners were the reason behind KKR’s struggles in the middle of the innings. Maheesh Theekshana took 2 wickets, including Jason Roy’s wicket. Moeen and Jaddu took a wicket each. Chennai won the match by a massive margin of 49 runs.
CSK continue their good run in IPL 2023. KKR vs CSK was a one-sided game and the Yellow Army dominated it with the ball and bat.
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