Chennai vs Kolkata: The 38th match of IPL 2021 played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi was very exciting. There were many twists and turns in this match, but in the end, Chennai won on the last ball. This is the third consecutive win for Chennai Super Kings in the second half of IPL 2021. With this, she has reached the first number in the point table.
Kolkata had scored 171 runs for six wickets in 20 overs playing first. In response to this, Chennai, which started brilliantly, at one point lost their six wickets for 142 runs in 17.3 overs. When Chennai needed 24 runs to win off the last 10 balls, it seemed that the match went out of their hands. But then Ravindra Jadeja, hitting two fours and two sixes in four balls of the famous Krishna, gave Chennai victory in a nearly lost match.
Ravindra Jadeja made an interesting display of his attacking demeanor as Chennai Super Kings continued their winning campaign in the Indian Premier League after registering a thrilling two-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders after going through a few odd moments. .
Chennai had a target of 172 runs. Faf du Plessis (44 off 30 balls) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (40 off 28 balls) got off to a good start by adding 74 runs for the first wicket. Moeen Ali made 32 off 28 balls, but it was Jadeja who hit two fours and two sixes in difficult conditions as Chennai chased down the target for the loss of eight wickets.
Kolkata scored 171 runs
Earlier, winning the toss and opting to bat first, Kolkata Knight Riders did not have a good start. Opener Shubman Gill was run out after scoring 9 runs in five balls with the help of two fours. After this, Venkatesh Iyer, who was in excellent form, returned to the pavilion after scoring 18 runs. He faced 15 balls and hit a total of three fours.
After this, Eoin Morgan, who came to bat at number four, could not do anything amazing. He was dismissed for eight runs in 14 balls. Faf du Plessis took his brilliant catch on the boundary line. However, at the other end, Rahul Tripathi kept playing his shots and did not let KKR come under pressure. He scored 45 runs in 33 balls with the help of four fours and a six.
Nitish Rana comes to the crease after Morgan’s dismissal. Rana first shared a 36-run partnership with Andre Russell. Russell scored 20 runs in 15 balls. During this, two fours and a six came off his bat. He was bowled by Shardal Thakur. While Nitish Rana remained unbeaten on 37 runs. Rana faced 27 balls and during this he hit three fours and a six. Along with this, Dinesh Karthik played an explosive innings of 26 runs in 11 balls with the help of three fours and a six. In the last three overs, Rana and Karthik scored fast and took the score beyond 170.
Josh Hazlewood and Shardul Thakur took two wickets each for Chennai. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja got a success. Today was not a special day for Sam Curran, who came in the team in place of Dwayne Bravo. He conceded 56 runs in his four overs without taking any wicket.