CSK vs KKR, IPL 2021: Ravindra Jadeja decides to show at the last moment where the win for KKR looks confirmed. Taking the 19th over for 22 runs to turn it in CSK’s favor. Before Sunil Narine pull the heart into the mouth dragging the game to the last ball.
KKR winning the toss decided to bat first, as the last two matches have panned out chasing is not easy here.
With a slow start from the Knight Riders losing opener fairly early, the final score respects KKR‘s batting first decision.
Quickfire from Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik got the score past 170 runs. Karthik was particularly outstanding with a strike rate of over 236. That was the knock that was needed for Kolkata.
Lord Thakur was perfect with his bowling picking up two breakthroughs and only giving 20 runs. Caught behind the opener in form Iyer while knocking over dangerous-looking Caribbean star Andre Russell.
In the middle of the innings, Rahul Tripathi handled the lead for KKR. Like the last game, his inning was electric. His deserved contribution includes four boundaries and a six. before getting knocked over by Ravindra Jadeja.
Varun Chakravarthy was outstanding getting the CSK skipper at a crucial time of the match. Giving only 5 runs in the 18th over.
Chennai opener builds another platform for the team as Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis get a solid start.
Sunil Narine turns the moment dark for CSK fans at the last moment with 4 runs to defend. Getting two wickets of Sam Curran and roaring Ravindra Jadeja the game ended on the last ball. Picking a total of three wickets and being somewhat expensive Sunil stared the show.
The platform by the CSK opener where structured and nurtured by the English all-rounder Moeen Ali which kept CSK in a fine position throughout the game.
But KKR turned it around to drag the game in their favour from some fine captaincy and bowlers executing the plan correctly.
The run rate climbed to 10 in an over, when Jadeja came into bat. But Prasidh Krishna opened the gate of heaven for CSK as Jaddu collects 22 runs from the over.
However, as said earlier, He could not finish the and Deepak Chahar held on to his nerves to win the match.
[…] KKR: KKR’s decision to bowl first paid off huge. They bowled out DC for just 127 runs. Sunil Narine was again magical with his spell picking up Iyer and Lalit. Riders chasing a small target crossed […]