- Chennai and Kolkata hitters rain sixes in Wankhede
- Chennai Super Kings batted first and scored 220 runs
- Hesitant at first in the incision .. Kolkata finally erupted
- Pat Cummins and Andre Russell play sensational innings
The Kolkata Knight Riders started poorly with a 221-run chase. Openers Nitish Rana (9), Shubhman Gill (0), Rahul Tripathi (8), skipper Ian Morgan (7) and Sunil Narine (4) took wickets in successive overs. With that .. by the end of 5.2 overs, Kolkata seemed to lose by 31/5. But .. Andre Russell, who came into the crease in seventh place, took the match to another level with his power hitting. Andre Russell, who hit huge sixes with Dinesh Karthik (4×4, 2×6 off 40:24 balls), shared 81 for the sixth wicket. In the 10th over of the innings, Russell smashed three sixes and a four before Shardul Thakur bowled 24 runs. With that .. from there the tension started in Chennai.
Russell also hit a six and four off Ravindra Jadeja, who came on in the 11th over of the innings. Russell also received his half-century mark off 21 balls in this sequence. However .. Sam Karan who bowled the 12th over of the innings .. cleverly threw the second ball and clean bowled Andre Russell. When Andre Russell left the leg stump in the arrangement .. the ball went and scratched the stump. With Andre Russell taking the sixth wicket at 112, the Kolkata team gave up hope again on the match.
But .. Pat Cummins, who came to bat in 8th place, was blown away by the sky. Dinesh Karthik gave him a little support .. The team score was at 146 .. From there Pat Cummins went into top gear. Sam Karan bowled 2, 6, 6, 6, 4, 6 in the 16th over of the innings. With that .. the equation changed easily with 45 off 24 balls. However, Pat Cummins did not receive support from the lower order.
In the 17th over of the innings, Nagar Koti (0) could not rotate the strike and tried for a huge shot. With that .. Kolkata, who played the last over with 201/9, lost the last wicket with the first ball. Even though Kolkata lost the match, it showed great fighting spirit. Among Chennai bowlers, Deepak Chahar took four wickets while Lungi Engidi took three and Sam Karan one. The other two wickets .. Prasid, Varun Chakraborty came back as a runout.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Ian Morgan, who had won the toss earlier in the match, opted for fielding. With that .. Duplessis and Ruthuraj, the openers who started the Chennai innings, put on 115 for the first wicket in 12.2 overs. The pair, who went into top gear in the first power play, competed and hit a lot of boundaries. Most importantly .. Ruturaj came out of the crease as a gaikwad class and hit sixes. With that .. Ian Morgan repeatedly changed bowlers to separate this opening pair to no avail. However .. Varun Chakraborty separated the pair by dismissing Gaikwad in the 13th over of the innings.
Moin Ali (2×4,2×6 off 25:12 balls), who came into the crease after Gaikwad was out, was seen swinging the bat as long as he was at the crease. He was dismissed by Sunil Narine. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (17: 8 off 2×4, 1×6) swung the bat for a while and was dismissed in the 19th over of the innings. On the one hand, the wickets are falling .. Duplessis did not slow down. Until the last over, he moved the ball to the boundary without any movement. Duplessis, who hit two sixes in Pat Cummins’ last over of the innings, looked set to score a century. But .. he could not connect the shot as expected for the fifth ball .. the single came. With that .. he remained at the non-strike end with 95 runs. With the exception of Kolkata bowlers Varun Chakraborty, all the other bowlers submitted an average of 8 runs per over. Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakraborty took the wickets.