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The outcome mirrored these contrasts as CSK beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs. A change in venue didn’t fairly translate into change in fortune for KKR as they crashed to their third defeat on the trot.
CSK rose to the highest of the factors desk. Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, all in yellow jersey, will savour this night for his or her memorable performances.
Eoin Morgan, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, in KKR colors, will need to neglect Wednesday rapidly. Andre Russell (22-ball 54) and Pat Cummins (34-ball 66*) did elevate visions of a KKR miracle with their lusty sixes, six every. However, an excessive amount of was being requested of them, though Dinesh Karthik (24-ball 40) performed an energetic supporting function.
The rise of Cummins as a batsman is a constructive that KKR are going to take out of this match. He is probably the reply to the allrounder they have been lacking down the order.
Du Plessis proved he nonetheless has loads to supply, cracking an unbeaten 95 off 60 balls as CSK took KKR’s assault aside, amassing 220/3. And on the opposite facet of the innings break, Chahar struck with vengeance, grabbing 4/29.
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— DK (@DineshKarthik) 1619030050000
KKR finally have been bowled out for 202 within the twentieth over, an ideal fightback provided that they have been tottering at 31/5 within the sixth over.
Du Plessis’ precept companion was his fellow opener Gaikwad, who confirmed that he’s able to be counted among the many finest on India’s bench as he scored a well timed and fashionable 64.