KKR captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and invited MS Dhoni’s team to bat first. Faf du Plessis top-scored with 95 off 60 balls including 9 boundaries and 4 sixes.
The former Proteas captain maintained an exceptional strike rate of 208.33. On the other hand, Ruturaj Gaikwad also batted really well at the top. He scored 64 off 42 balls.
Gaikwad smashed a flurry of 6 fours and 4 maximums at a strike rate of 152.38. England all-rounder Moeen Ali chipped in with 25 off 12 balls including 2 fours and 2 sixes.
In the end, Chennai Super Kings powered their way to a mammoth total of 220 for the loss of 3 wickets in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, and Andre Russell took a wicket apiece.
In reply, CSK’s fast bowler Deepak Chahar ripped through the defense of KKR’s batting line-up as he took four wickets to his name. KKR were reeling at 31/5 in 5.2 overs.
Sam Curran gets rid of dangerous Andre Russell
When the top-order batsmen failed to deliver the goods, Andre Russell tormented the CSK’s bowling attack in the form of sixes and fours. CSK bowlers found it really difficult to stop the Caribbean as the latter slammed a fifty off 21 balls.
The West Indies’ international smashed 3 fours and 6 sixes at a phenomenal strike rate of 245.45. While he was en route to scoring a big knock help KKR in the run-chase, Sam Curran dismissed him. The England all-rounder bowled an absolute peach of a ball and made a mess of his leg stump.
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Do you remember this prayer aunty?
What a strike!
That celebration though!