Chennai Super Kings looking in solid form, they will play their fourth match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders lost their last two matches. Match will be played at Chennai.
Current Form :
Chennai Super Kings : W W L
Kolkata Knight Riders : L L W
“We are going to bowl here. Hopefully change of fortunes for us as well. It is normally a very good wicket and the majority of the games have been competitive. Chasing in Chennai has not been fruitful for anyone and chasing at Wankhede is productive. Harbhajan misses out and Nagarkoti comes in.” Eoin Morgan said
“Looks similar pitch. But will be tacky and we have to be watchful in the first few overs. There was less dew and the spinners could bowl freely. We get too much dew then the lengths are quite different. We have rested Bravo for this game and Ngidi comes in.” MS Dhoni added.
Chennai were on 54 runs in first powerplay. Faf Du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad played brilliantly during this overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad was out of the form from last three matches. He showed his driving in powerplay overs against fiery Pat Cummins and Prasidh Krishna.
Ruturaj Gaikwad was really good touch. He smashed 64 runs in just 42 balls. He was struggling from his bad form, this inning will surely help him. He scored 6 fours alongwith 4 big sixes.
Chennai Super Kings posted a huge total for Kolkata knight Riders. KKR need to score 221 runs to win this match. 115 runs partnership between Faf Du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad was the key point in this inning.
Faf Du Plessis missed his well deserved century but this knock was really great. He smashed the white SG ball all over the park, and scored unbeaten knock of 95 runs. He dispatched bowlers alongwith 9 fours and 4 sixes.
Deepak Chahar took four wickets inside the powerplay overs. He conceded just 15 runs in his first three over and grabbed four wickets.
Andre Russell and Pat Cummins tried to pull of a thriller, but unfortunately they didn’t. Andre Russell smashed a 20 ball fifty, while pat Cummins smashed 66 runs in 34 balls.
Chennai Super Kings pulled a victory, they won this game by 18 runs.