On Tuesday, at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai , all eyes were seen on the explosive batting of Andre Russell against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), but the early shocks of Chahar locked the batsmen’s bat of KKR team.
After losing the toss, Kolkata made 108 runs at the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. After that, Chennai reached the target by losing 3 wickets in 17.2 overs. This is the 5th victory in the IPL 12 season. The special thing is that in this season Chennai has lost only one match.
Du Plessis scored an unbeaten 43 not out from Chennai. Besides Watson, 17 runs, Raina 14 runs, Rayudu 21 runs and Kedar Jadhav scored an unbeaten 8 runs. Initially, Sunil Narain gave two shocks to Chennai. He sent Shane Watson and Suresh Raina to the pavilion.
Chennai’s two wickets fell on 35 runs After this, Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis led the innings with Chennai innings. Meanwhile, in the 15th over, Ambati Rayudu became the victim of Piyush Chawla by scoring 21 runs off 31 balls. Du Plessis and Kedar Jadhav finally gave victory to Chennai.
Earlier, while batting, the hosts scored 108 runs at the loss of 9 wickets in the 20th over. Russell played half-century in 44 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes.
The beginning of Kolkata was quite disappointing. On the score of just 8 runs, the guests lost 2 important wickets of the team. In this way, within 10 minutes, the visiting team lost the three important wickets of Kolkata Knight Riders.
After this, Chahar made Robin Uthappa (11) his victim once upon the fourth ball of the fifth over. After this, Imran Tahir hit Kolkata’s captain Dinesh Karthik (19) on the fourth ball of the 9th over. Imran Tahir stumped Shubhaman Gill (9) and gave him a sixth shock with Kolkata.
Kolkata’s two consecutive wickets fell in the 16th over. Harbhajan Singh made Piyush Chawla (8) and Kuldeep Yadav in the third and fourth balls of this over respectively. Chawla was trapped, while Kuldeep Yadav had to return to the dugout after being run out.