Kolkata bowlers performed strongly in Chepauk and laid the foundation for CSK’s defeat.Image Credit source: BCCI
Chennai: Even though Kolkata Knight Riders are struggling to make it to the playoffs of IPL 2023, they have done something that they have been waiting for a long time. KKR On Sunday night, he succeeded in defeating Chennai Super Kings at his home after 11 years. Although Rinku Singh and captain Nitish Rana got applause in this 6-wicket victory, but those 18 balls also had a role in it, which stopped CSK.
Chennai could not get away with a win in the last league match of this season at Chepauk. In this match, Chennai batted first and could score only 144 runs. The spin duo of Sunil Narine and Varun Chakraborty reined in from KKR. At the same time, with the half-centuries of Nitish and Rinku, KKR won by 6 wickets in 18.3 overs.
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3 overs to stop CSK
This is his first win against Chennai after 2012 at Chepauk. The target was not very difficult for the KKR batsmen and the reason for this was their bowlers, who did not allow Chennai to reach the big score. Although his bowlers took most of the overs well, but 3 overs i.e. 18 balls were special, which played a big role in changing the attitude of the match.
First over – Naren’s target
It was started by Sunil Naren. This season was not good for the veteran spinner and before this match he was able to take only 1 wicket in 9 matches and also scored a lot of runs. Here he gave only 9 runs in his first two overs. Then came Naren’s deadliest over. He was called again in the 11th over and here he did wonders. On the very first ball, Narine bowled Ambati Rayudu and blew the stumps of Moeen Ali in the last.
Ambati Rayudu ✅ Moeen Ali ✅
Bamboozling twice, the Sunil Narine way 😎
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Second over – accurate Shardul
The pace of runs stopped due to the fall of two wickets in the same over. Despite this, Shivam Dubey prepared to take the team to a strong score by playing some tremendous shots. Now the matter of the next 6 balls, which came in the 19th over. By the 18th over, the score was 130 runs and Dubey was accompanied by Ravindra Jadeja at the crease. Could have been a big score. Shardul Thakur was handed the ball. What Shardul did after this, he filled energy in KKR. In this over, Shardul did his work by giving only 5 runs.
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Third over – Dhoni missed and stunned
Then the most important was the 20th over. The inexperienced Vaibhav Arora was on the bowling. Arora spent only 5 runs in the first three balls without giving any boundary. He got the wicket of Jadeja on the fourth ball. Now MS Dhoni was at the crease. There was excitement in the audience sitting in Chepauk. Vaibhav’s next ball was wide. When he returned again, this time he bowled the right ball, which Dhoni could not play but it was a no ball.
Now it was a free hit and Dhoni was on strike. Means there was complete preparation for sixes. But Vaibhav bowled a very quick low full toss, which Dhoni could not even touch and the stumps were shattered. Means the run did not come. Then on the last ball, he gave only 2 runs to Dhoni. In this way only 9 runs came from this over and Chennai could not score big.
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