TATA IPL 2023 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings Match Report: Chennai Super Kings have become the first team to win five matches this season. At the same time, Kolkata has faced defeat in the fourth consecutive match.
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Kolkata: On the basis of explosive innings of Ajinkya Rahane and Devon Conway, Chennai Super Kings easily defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by scoring the biggest score of this season. Where the experienced bowlers of Kolkata were thrashed at the Eden Gardens, the young bowlers of Chennai Super Kings won by 49 runs, proving captain MS Dhoni’s confidence right. With this, Chennai has won its third consecutive match, while KKR has its fourth consecutive defeat.
In this season, the fans of Chennai and Dhoni have made it their own in whichever team CSK has stepped outside Chennai. Kolkata was no different as Eden Gardens was painted in Chennai yellow instead of KKR. The performance of the team on the field also remained exactly the same. Even in Kolkata ground, Dhoni’s dominance of Chennai remained exactly the same as it remains in Chepauk.
In response to the big target of 236 runs, fast batting was needed from the beginning, but the story of Kolkata was completely opposite. He had lost the wickets of two openers in the first two overs itself. Jason Roy did not come down for the opening due to injury. Sunil Narine, who came in his place, was bowled on the third ball itself. Then N Jagadishan, who returned to the team, also kept on walking. Captain Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer also failed.
Roy and Rinku’s innings wasted
Then Jason Roy came on the field and as soon as he came, the explosive batsman of England started the firework batting. Roy scored his first half-century of this season in just 19 balls. There was little hope for Kolkata while Roy was there, but he was bowled by an excellent ball from Mahish Teekshana. Then Andre Russell also could not do anything. Rinku Singh hit a blistering half-century in the end but it was not enough.
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Conway-Rahane and Dubey washed
The Kolkata batsmen may have failed in their own ground, but the Chennai people did a lot of fireworks. It started with the opening pair of Devon Conway and Rituraj Gaikwad (35), who shared a 73-run partnership in 45 balls. Conway (56) scored his fourth consecutive half-century this season.
After their attacks, it was the turn of Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dubey (50 runs, 21 balls). Both the batsmen continued their blistering form and scored boundaries indiscriminately.
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First Rahane scored a half-century in 24 balls and then Dubey touched this figure in just 20 balls. Dubey got out but Rahane kept raining. Then on the last ball, Ravindra Jadeja also took the team to 235 runs by raining some boundaries. Rahane returned unbeaten after scoring 71 runs (6 fours, 5 sixes) in just 29 balls.