CSK vs KKR Highlight: The match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders was played in the IPL 5th match. Toss in this match took place 15 minutes late from the scheduled time. Chennai captain Dhoni won the toss and invited Kolkata to bat first. Batting first, the Kolkata team scored 202 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs with help of Andre Russell not out 88-run.
Chennai, chasing a target of 203 runs, started chasing the target and had already expressed their intentions with 16 runs in the last over and Chennai managed to win the match due to Sam Billings’s excellent batting. In the last over, Chennai needed 17 runs to win. Bravo scored sixth run on Vinay Kumar’s first ball, and declared his intention. Bravo got two runs in the next ball and Jadeja put the ball in the fifth ball of the 20th over with a six in the last ball of the match.
Kolkata Knigh Riders Innings
Prior to this, Kolkata’s opener Sunil Narine has not been able to show his batting in the first innings against Chennai. Narine scored 12 runs in 4 balls but his innings ended by Harbhajan Singh. Narine’s catch on Harbhajan’s ball Suresh Raina wrapped the mid-wicket. Kolkata’s second wicket fall on Ravindra Jadeja ball, He made Chris Lean clean-bowled on 22 runs. Nitish Rana, Chennai’s experienced bowler, Shane Watson, made his victim. Rana tried to play Shane’s ball but he could not take the ball right on the bat, and Dhoni caught his catch behind the wicket. Robin Uthappa, who was batting well, was run out on his 29 runs. Rinku Singh scored just two runs. He gave his cat to Dwayne Bravo off Shardul Thakur balls. Captain Kartik scored 26 runs off 25 balls. Watson out Karthik to LBW on his ball, Andre Russell scored not 88 off just 36 balls with 11 sixes and a four. Tom Curran scored not out 2 runs.
On behalf of CSK, Shane Watson took two wickets, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur each for one wicket.
Chennai Super Kings Innings
Sam Billings, who came for batting at number five on the corner of Chennai, Chennai’s win the match by Billings playing the best innings He scored 5 sixes and two fours during his innings. Apart from them, opener Shane Watson (42) and Ambati Rayudu (39) contributed 75 runs for Chennai, both the batsmen added 75 runs in 5.5 overs for the first wicket.
Towards the end of Kolkata, Tom Curran gave the first breakthrough by dismissing Shane Watson of Chennai. Curran hit Watson out at Rinku Singh’s hands. Watson scored 42 runs in 19 balls while playing a horrible innings. The score was 10 runs in the board and the second opener from Chennai, Ambati Rayudu was caught by Shivam Mavi on the ball of Kuldeep. Rayudu scored 39 runs off 26 balls. After this, captain Dhoni and Raina slowly passed the score to 100 so that Raina was caught by Vinay Kumar on the ball of Sunil Narine. Raina scored 14 runs off 12 balls. Captain Dhoni and Sam Billings showed little bit of hand and Chennai were once again seen returning to the match, when Piyush Chawla was caught in the 17th over by Captain Dhoni, caught by wicketkeeper Karthik. Dhoni scored 25 runs in 28 balls. In the 19th over, the match had reached the exciting phase, but Sam Billings batted for a long shot, while giving a catch to Uthappa on the Curran ball, Billings played a magnificent innings of 56 off 23 balls.
In the bowling of Kolkata, Tom Curran got two and Chawla, Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav got one wicket each.