IPL 2019: 23rd Match, Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Match Review; Yet another day and yet another victory for MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. There winning streak at the home continues with all the players in the side delivering their goods on a consistent basis.
Turning point of the match:
What else? The bowling effort of Deepak Chahar and the spinners in the starting overs is the turning point of the match. With the top-order of Kolkata being knocked out for cheap scores, KKR never got that flow in their innings to sit on the driver seat.
Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 2nd Innings
In reply to the tricky chase, the flamboyant batsman Shane Watson started things off in a style with a couple of boundaries in the first over. Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis was brilliant in playing the anchor role for the team.
Meanwhile, Suresh Raina tried his best to flourish things quickly. However, the flamboyant failed to take on Sunil Narine in the powerplay overs, which opened gates for the middle-order lineup.
Ambati Rayudu alongside Faf du Plessis anchored innings well but never got the real momentum in the innings. After adding 46 runs for the third wicket, Rayudu walked back to the hut thus leaving the onus on Faf du Plessis.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni sent Kedar Jadhav up in the batting order to get a few quick runs for the team. He started his innings off in a flash by smashing boundary off his first ball. In the end, Faf du Plessis and Kedar Jadhav finished things in a style
Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 1st Innings
Initially, it was Chennai Super Kings, who won the toss, elected to bowl first. Things never looked easy for Kolkata Knight Riders in the middle. Right in the first over, Deepak Chahar sent back Chris Lynn for a duck.
It was followed by the wicket of Sunil Narine when Harbhajan Singh used all his experience to bowl a wide length delivery to him. Nitish Rana, who was the in-form batsman for the team also walked back for a duck when he smashed Deepak to Ambati Rayudu.
Later, it was Imran Tahir’s show, who dismissed Shubman Gill and Dinesh Karthik break the bone of Kolkata Knight Riders, Once again, the onus was on Andre Russell, who got good support from Piyush Chawla.
For Chennai Super Kings, Deepak Chahar bagged a couple of wickets while Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh and the rest of the bowlers used the conditions to the perfection.
In the end, all they managed was 108 on the board with some late blitz from the super striker of the ball. Andre Russell finished with yet another fifty to his name.