Chennai Super Kings pulled off another big win and this time, it was in front of their own home fans. The match looked well beyond their reach by the time Andre Russell and Kolkata Knight Riders were done with them Russel scored a stunning 88 off 36 balls to propel the KKR score to 202/6 at the end of 20 overs. They were tottering at 89/5 when he came on the in the 10th over. He and Dinesh Karthik first set about stabilising the innings. It was only after the 15th over that Russell went berzerk and never looked back. In contrast, Chennai Super Kings got off to a flier of a start with Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu. While their scoring rate did reduce after Watson’s fall and the subsequent dismissals of Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni’s constant rotation of strike ensured that the required rate doesn’t swivel out of control. Sam Billings then started taking the attack to the opposition and managed to reach a 50. Dwayne Bravo, who was most affected by Russell’s onslaught, then teamed up with Ravindra Jadeja to finish things off.
IPL 2018 scorecard: CSK vs KKR
CSK rolled back the years against Mumbai Indians (MI) and showed exactly why they are considered as one of the dangerous teams in the league. Now, they have done it again to beat Kolkata Knight Riders.