Chennai Tremendous Kings on Sunday pulled off an emphatic 2-wicket win in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match no. 38 in Abu Dhabi. MS Dhoni and his boys got here out with flying colors as they efficiently accomplished a stiff chase of 172 runs.
Ravindra Jadeja Scored A Brisk 22 Runs Off Solely Eight Balls Serving to CSK Chase 172
Regardless of a stable begin by the opening duo of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis, CSK discovered it was arduous to cease the common fall of wickets. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja performed catalytic innings of 22 runs in Eight balls in direction of the tip, earlier than falling prey to Sunil Narine, on the fifth ball of the ultimate over. With 1 required off 1 ball, Deepak Chahar gave the of entirety.
Ruturaj Gaikwad was the highest scorer for the Chennai Tremendous Kings with 43 off 30 balls whereas his opening companion Faf du Plessis scored 40 off 28 balls.
Ravindra Jadeja single-handedly took the sport away from a assured Kolkata Knight Riders of their Indian Premier League encounter on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Sunday as he scored 22 runs off the penultimate 19th over as Prasidh Krishna seemed on haplessly.
With 24 required from ten balls, Ravindra Jadeja smashed Prasidh Krishna for 20 runs in 4 balls. Needing 34 runs to win from 21 balls with seven wickets in hand, Chennai Tremendous Kings seemed like they could have thrown away a easy chase as Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, and MS Dhoni all fell inside the area of six balls.
However Ravindra Jadeja crushed Kolkata Knight Riders’ victory hopes within the area of a devastating four-ball sequence within the 19th over as Chennai Tremendous Kings finally received over the road on the ultimate ball in a dramatic two-wicket win on Sunday afternoon in Abu Dhabi.
Virender Sehwag: CSK Is Unbeatable When They Play Nicely
This win as soon as once more introduced CSK skipper MS Dhoni underneath the limelight for his exemplary management. Heaping large reward on the CSK’s intelligent heist over KKR, former India opener Virender Sehwag mentioned opponents would want to play their finest sport for the entire of 40 overs to beat in-form MS Dhoni’s staff.
“They made a press release proper after arriving within the UAE as they received third sport on the trot. It’s a recognized indisputable fact that if CSK is unbeatable after they play effectively. Nevertheless, bowling has been their weak hyperlink. Like we noticed as we speak. They might have restricted KKR to 150-160 odd runs however, they conceded 171,”mentioned Virender Sehwag.
“In the event that they bat first and rating 160-170 runs then could discover it troublesome to defend the entire as a result of they don’t have any selection of their bowling, neither the have any thriller spinner. So, that’s what I really feel, the issue is. In any other case, they’ve a lot depth of their batting. Shardul is available in at no. 9 or 10. In the event you promote him up within the order, he will certainly rating like a correct batter, like he did in England,” Virender Sehwag instructed Cricbuzz.
“The largest problem stays after they would bat first. It must be seen how they play then. Everybody is aware of CSK is significantly better and you’ll’t have a simple win in opposition to them. You must toil arduous for all the sport. Like we are saying, while you face Australia, it’s essential play good cricket for all the 40 overs. The identical factor goes whereas enjoying in opposition to CSK,” Virender Sehwag added.
Virender Sehwag praised Chennai’s victory after a troublesome final yr in UAE when the franchise couldn’t attain the playoffs for the primary time in IPL historical past. Earlier, for KKR, Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana scored 45 and 37 respectively as KKR posted 171/6 within the allotted twenty overs. Eoin Morgan’s aspect was struggling at one stage however Dinesh Karthik’s cameo of 26 runs of 11 balls helped KKR go previous the 170-run mark.
Chennai Tremendous Kings is now again on high of the IPL desk with 16 factors, forward of Delhi Capitals on web run fee. The franchise subsequent sq. off in opposition to out-of-the-race Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday in Sharjah.
Chennai Tremendous Kings 172 for 8 (du Plessis 43, Gaikwad 40, Narine 3-41) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 171 for six (Tripathi 45, Rana 37, Thakur 2-20, Hazlewood 2-40) by two wickets