CSK vs KKR: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 6 wickets in the 49th match of the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). This is Chennai’s 5th win in the season. At the same time, Kolkata’s path to play-offs has become difficult with this defeat and Mumbai Indians have qualified for the play-offs. Kolkata will now have to win their next match and relay on the results of the other teams to qualify for the play-offs.
Chennai needed 30 runs off 12 deliveries. Ravindra Jadeja scored an unbeaten 31 off 11 balls and hit two sixes off the last two balls to snatch the victory from Kolkata. At the same time, Kolkata’s Varun Chakraborty and Pat Cummins got 2-2 wickets in the match.
Batting first after losing the toss, Kolkata gave Chennai a target of 173 runs. In response, Dhoni’s team won the match by scoring 178 runs at the loss of 4 wickets. Rituraj Gaikwad scored highest 72 runs off 53 deliveries, putting his second consecutive fifty in the season. Ambati Rayudu also played a crucial inning of 38 runs.
Chennai Scored 44 Runs in The Power-Play
Chennai started the innings carefully. Opener Shane Watson and Rituraj Gaikwad hit some good shots on a bad ball. Both did not lose their wicket in the power-play and brought the team’s score to 44 runs. Shane Watson was out for 14 runs. He made a 50 runs partnership for the first wicket with Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rayudu Handled The CSK Innings
The dismissal of Shane Watson. There was a 68-run partnership between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ambati Rayudu. Both took the team’s score to 115 runs. After this, Rayudu was dismissed for 38 by Pat Cummins.
It is the 10th time in the league that a team has won the match by hitting a six off the last ball. At the same time, this is the second time in this season, when the batsman won the match by hitting the last ball for a six. Earlier in the 31st match of the season, Punjab’s Nicholas Pooran won the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore by hitting the last ball for a six.
Kolkata Scored 172 Runs For 5 Wickets
Nitish Rana scored 87 runs off 61 deliveries, putting his 11th fifty in the IPL. Dinesh Karthik scored an unbeaten 21 and captain Eoin Morgan scored 15 runs. The team scored 66 runs in the last 5 overs which helps KKR to challenge CSK with a target of 173 runs.
Chennai’s Lungi Ngidi got 2, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma and Mitchell Santner got 1-1 wickets.
Nitish Rana Made IPL’s Best Score
Nitish Rana made his third fifty in the season. He made 87 runs off 61 deliveries with the help of 10 fours and 4 sixes. This is his best performance in IPL. Earlier his best score was 85 not out, which he made against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019.
Man of The Match
Ruturaj Gaikwad is adjudged the Man of the Match for his match-winning knock of 72 off 53 deliveries with the help of 6 fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 135.84.
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Performance
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) & Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Playing 11
Chennai Super Kings:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(C/WK), N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(WK), Eoin Morgan(C), Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy
Changes in Playing 11:
Three changes were made in Chennai and one change in Kolkata. Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir and Monu Singh were not included in the playing 11. They were replaced by Shane Watson, Karn Sharma and Lungi Ngidi in the playing 11. At the same time, Rinku Singh was given a place in the playing eleven in place of the Prasidh Krishna in Kolkata.
IPL 2020 Points Table
Chennai Super Kings won their 5th match of IPL 2020 but remains at the bottom of points table whereas this is Kolkata’s must win match to entact their qualification for play-offs. However, Kolkata still can qualify for play-off if all the odds are in favour of KKR i.e. to win the next game with huge margin to improve their net run rate at the same time keep an eye on the other teams match results, especially Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).