CSK vs KKR
CSK vs KKR

IPL 2020 CSK vs KKR Highlights: Chennai Super Kings is set to play the 49th match of IPL 2020 against Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR can still qualify by winning just one of the two matches, but it will involve a bunch of other results going their way.

Winning both their remaining games will put them on 16 points – a tally that neither RR nor SRH can match. If they get to 16, NRR will be the deciding factor. While CSK gets a chance to leave the tournament with pride by winning the remaining matches.

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

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Toss Details: Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opt to field

Captains View 

MS Dhoni | CSK skipper

We are bowling first, a bit worried about the dew. We had some dew during practice, so it’s better to bat second with dew around. We haven’t been at our best, that’s the reason we have been lagging behind. Quite a few changes, Faf, Tahir, Monu out. Watto, Lungi, Karn in. One injury and the rest are changes.

Eoin Morgan | KKR skipper

One change for us, Rinku Singh in, Prasidh Krishna out. Andre Russell is not near fit yet so he misses out today. We can only control what we can do. We have had an up and down season. We are against a good CSK side. Myself and Brendon are all about freeing people.

Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi.

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR)

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy.

CSK vs KKR Highlights

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) Batting

Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana get in to lead KKR. Chahar opens the attack against KKR. CSK fails to take early wickets which is much needed to restrict KKR’s run rate. At the end of the powerplay, KKR scored 48 runs for no wicket loss. First time since 2018 Chahar has had three successive matches without a wicket in the Powerplay overs.

Deepak Chahar in Powerplay – last three innings
0/30 (3) vs MI
0/17 (2) vs RCB
0/20 (2) vs KKR

Karn Sharma takes the much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Gill while scoring 26 runs. Santner in the followed over dismissed the Narine before making massive strikes. CSK bowlers with back to back impressive deliveries restrict KKR run rate as they scored 70 runs for 2 wicket loss at the end of the 10th over.

Jadeja makes the much-needed wicket at the mid of the innings by dismissing Rinku Singh for 11 runs. Rana scored the KKR’s slowest fifty of this season and pumps KKR score to 106 runs for 3 wicket loss at the end of the 15th over.

Rana with an impressive triple six of the Karn Sharma over adds the much-needed runs for the KKR scoreboard. Ngidi puts an end to Rana’s wonderful innings and slows down the KKR score at the death overs.

Nitish Rana scored his half-century in 44 deliveries
Nitish Rana scored his half-century in 44 deliveries

DK with an impressive 21 runs off the 10 deliveries moves KKR to 172 runs for 5 wicket loss.

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) Batting

Watson and Ruturaj Gaikwad gets in to lead CSK to chase down a target of 173. Cummins opens the attack against CSK. CSK expects a wonderful inning from Ruturaj who makes the winning knock against the RCB in the previous match.

CSK makes a slow start which leads CSK to score 44 runs for no wicket loss at the end of the powerplay. Watson struggles to find the length ball to hit massive shots and loses his wicket in Chakravarthy’s spell. Watson walks to Pavillion after scoring 14 runs.

Ambati Rayudu then join hands with Ruturaj. CSK is in need to build a partnership that could boost the runs on the scoreboard. As expected the duo starts to hit massive shots and maintains a partnership where Ruturaj makes his second fifty of the tournament.

Cummins breaks the partnership by dismissing Rayudu for 38 runs. Chakravarthy in the next over makes a massive blow for CSK by dismissing MS Dhoni for a run. Again CSK gets in a dangerous position as the required run rate starts to move upwards.

Gaikwad scored his half-century in 37 deliveries
Gaikwad scored his half-century in 37 deliveries

Cummins added pressure to the CSK by dismissing Ruturaj for 72 runs. CSK still has the possibility of chasing the target as Sam Curran and Jadeja is still on the strike. In the 19th over a no-ball followed by a six puts CSK in a better situation. With 10 needed off the last over Sam struggles to make massive shots and uses 3 balls to score 3 runs.

With 7 required from the last 2 deliveries, Jaddu strikes a couple of massive sixes and leads CSK to win the match. Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets.

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Also read: IPL 2020 points table after the CSK win

Man of the match 

Ruturaj Gaikwad | CSK

It is feeling good. Pretty confident as well. I have backed myself. Both the innings when I got out early, I knew the situation was a little tough. Covid has made me tough. As our captain says, face every situation with a smile. I stayed positive and didn’t think much about the future.

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