Welcome to the clash between Kolkata and Chennai.
Kolkata wins the toss and decides to bat first and plays the same squad. Dhoni has replaced Piyush Chawla with Karn Sharma.
Deepak Chahar starts with a wide and got hit for a boundary off the next first legal ball. Sam Curran gives only three runs in the next over. Rohit Tripathy survives a run out scare in the third over. Jadeja missed a direct hit. Gill hits Chahar for a boundary and Tripathy ends the over with two more. Curran bowled the fourth over which Tripathy started and ended with a boundary. Where was Tripathy hidden so far? He should have opened for KKR.
Shardul Thakur comes as the first change and removes Gill. Tripathy keeps hitting well and powerplay score for KKR is 52/1. Karn Sharma removed Rana in the 9th over. To everyone’s surprise, Narine comes to the crease. Tripathy completed his fifty in the tenth over. Narine hits big to his fellow countrymen. KKR Scored 19 runs in this over. Karn comes back and removes Narine in the eleventh over. Sam Curran removed Morgan in the 14th over. Tripathy strikes Chahar again and scored 14 runs for KKR in his over. Chahar ended with a figure of 47/0. Most expensive in his IPL. Thakur removed Russell in the 16th over.
Bravo removed Tripathy in the 17th over. Sam Curran removed Karthik in the 19th over. Bravo took two wickets in the twentieth over and KKR loses its final wicket for a last-ball run out. They scored 167/10.
Cummins bowls the first over and gives six runs only. Shivam Mavi removes Faf in the fourth over. Watson keeps on striking and Powerplay score for CSK was 54/1. Chennai keeps scoring consistently. And in the thirteenth over Nagarkoti removed Rayudu. Narine removed Watson in the next. Dhoni plays slow again while Sam Curran launched the attack in the sixteenth over and scored 14 runs off it. Chennai score at the end of sixteenth over was 124/3.
Chakravarthy ended Dhoni’s miserable knock in the seventeenth over. Chennai needs 39 runs in the next three over. Russell bowls the eighteenth over and removed Sam Curran. Jadhav is struggling and opened his account with a single off sixth ball. 36 runs needed in the last two. Jadeja and Jadhav need to switchgear. But they scored only ten runs of Narine’s over. 26 were needed in the last over off Russell but Jadeja could score only 15 runs in this. Thus KKR wins by 10 runs. Chennai must be disappointed with this loss.
Rahul Tripathy was judged Man of the Match for his knock of 81 runs off 51 balls. He had scored eight boundaries and three sixes as well.