KKR vs CSK

IPL 2020 KKR vs CSK Highlights: Chennai Super Kings(CSK) is set to play the 21st match of IPL 2020 against Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR). The CSK after scripting a record-breaking victory against KXIP is expected to make the continuation in this match.

Match: Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Toss Details: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opt to bat

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MS Dhoni | CSK skipper: We’ve been chasing all this while anyway. We’ve had a few bad games and a few good ones, but we’re ready to do anything. As the tournament progresses, you adapt to new questions and that is what happened in the last game. The openers’ approach was great to see. We have one change – Karn Sharma instead of Piyush Chawla.

Dinesh Karthik | KKR skipper: We’ll bat first. In the last two games when we batted first we did a good job. We have gone back to the drawing board to see what we can do. We’re playing the same XI.

Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR)

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

IPL 2020 KKR vs CSK Highlights

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) Batting

R Tripathi and Shubman Gill open for KKR a new duo in the opening makes a decent start for the KKR team. Gill loses his wicket while scoring 11 runs and makes way for Rana to join hands with Rahul.

At the end of the powerplay, KKR scored 52 runs for 1 wicket loss. KKR positioned themself in a good place at the end of the powerplay. CSK starts to put all it’s possibilities to make a break. Finally, the Karn Sharma took his first wicket of the IPL 2020 by dismissing Rana for 9 runs.

Though wicket fell in a constant time frame R Tripathi on the other hand makes impressive shots and adds runs for KKR. Narine and R Tripathi gave their best to increase the total but at the end of 10th over Narine dismissed by an impressive catch by Jadeja and Faf at the boundary rope.

Eoin Morgan the most dangerous batsman of KKR has been dismissed at an early stage by Sam Curran for just 7 runs. Within a few overs the hard hitter Russell to dismissed by Thakur. KKR starts to lose their lower-order wickets and soon ends up scoring 167 runs for 10 wicket loss.

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) Batting

The brothers of destruction Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson gets in the crease to lead CSK. CSK expects an aggressive start from the opening duo’s but faf walks off Pavillion after scoring 17 runs. A massive blow for CSK within the powerplay.

At the end of the powerplay, CSK scored 54 runs for 1 wicket loss, two runs ahead of KKR at this stage. At the first ball of the 12th over Rayudu got dismissed by Nagarkoti for 30 runs. CSK skipper MS Dhoni gets in to join hands with Watson.

MS Dhoni vs KKR in IPL
20 innings
471 runs
Avg 52.33
SR 134.57
HS 66*

CSK loses it’s another opener while scoring 101 runs. A massive blow for CSK as Watson dismissed for 50 runs. In the mid of the 16th over Dhoni got dismissed for 11 runs. The best finisher in cricket walks to Pavillion which leads CSK in a critical situation.

CSK struggles to face KKR bowlers and starts to lose wickets in a regular interval of time and ends up scoring 157 runs for 5 wicket loss, 10 runs behind the target. Finally, Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 10 runs.

Watch KKR vs CSK match-highlights

Also read: IPL 2020 Points Table – Indian Premier League Team Standings

Player of the Match

Rahul Tripathi | KKR: Something like a dream come true for me. Was prepared for both the roles. Thought the ball was coming nicely, so I thought we should keep up the scoreboard which is why those shots came out, nothing special. It’s a journey. Have loved this journey. Coming to KKR is special. Performing in front of Shahrukh sir is very special. It’s a dream come true.

CSK vs KKR Rahul Tripathi | Man of the Match
Rahul Tripathi | Man of the Match

 

 

 

 

 

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