One IPL match was held today.
The Match Wise Highlights are appended below the Points Table.

Teams

P

W

L

Points

NRR

1.  Sunrisers Hyderabad

8

6

2

12

+0.514

2.  Chennai Super Kings

9

6

3

12

+0.514

3.  Kolkata Knight Riders

9

5

4

10

+0.240

4.  Kings XI Punjab

7

5

2

10

+0.228

5.   Royal Challengers Bangalore

8

 3

5

6

-0.301

6.   Delhi Daredevils

9

3

6

6

-0.450

7.   Rajasthan Royals

8

3

5

6

-0.726

8.   Mumbai Indians

8

 2

6

4

-0.059

Vs

Match 33: Match Basics

Chennai Super Kings1st innings total:  177/5 (20 Overs, RR: 8.85)

Performers:

  • Batting: MS Dhoni 43* off 25 balls, Suresh Raina 31 off 26 balls, Shane Watson 36 off 25 balls, Faf du Plessis 27 off 15 balls.
  • Bowling: Sunil Narine 2/20 in 4 overs, PP Chawla 2/35 in 4 overs, Kuldeep Yadav 1/34 in 4 overs.

Target:  178 runs from 12 overs

Kolkata Knight Riders 2nd innings total:  146/5 (12 Overs, RR: 12.16)

Performers:

  • Batting:  Sunil Narine 32 off 20 balls, Shubhan Gill ,  Dinesh Karthik
  • Bowling: Lungi Ngidi 1/36 in 3 overs, Harbhajan Singh 1/20 in 3 overs, KM Asif 1/32 in 3 overs.

Result:   Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets.

Man of the Match: Sunil Narine

Highlights:

·         It was a high profile match between two strong teams; Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.

·         Kolkata won the toss and elected to field first. Chennai openers Watson and Faf walked out to bat on Kolkata’s home ground.

·         Chennai batsmen attacked Kolkata’s main weapon i.e spin. But, it was not long before the spinners struck back as the top order batsmen failed to convert their starts into big scores.

·         But, just as Kolkata were tightening their grip on the match, Chennai’s captain M.S Dhoni rained down on their bowlers as he took Chennai to a respectable total of 177 in 20 overs.

·         Among KKR Narine was the most successful bowler as he collected 2 wickets by only giving 20 runs off his 4 overs. KKR now needed 178 runs to win this match.

·         So, the 2nd innings started and as expected, Chennai struck early as Lynn was caught behind by Ngidi’s superb bowling.

·     After that, the explosive batsman, Narine was dropped twice by Jadeja in two balls. This cost Chennai as the batsman gave his team a blistering start by scoring 32 off 20 balls.

·     The rest was done Dinesh Karthik and Shubhan Gill as both batsmen showed composure and aggressive batting skills to take KKR over the line. It was their partnership of 83 runs that took CSK out of the match.

·     So, it was a comfortable victory for KKR and if not for a few dropped catches this would have been a different story altogether.

·     Nevertheless, KKR won the match by 6 wickets and moved up to 3rd position in the IPL table, just below CSK.

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