KKR win by 10 runs as CSK’s middle-order falters once again

Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Chennai Super Kings by 10 runs in the 21st match of the tournament played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Chasing an average target of 168 runs CSK was only able to score 157 runs for the loss of five wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. CSK’s opener Shane Watson scored a prolific half-century. This is his second half-century in this tournament.

At the same time, Ambati Rayudu scored 30, Ravindra Jadeja an unbeaten 21 and Sam Curran and Faf Duplessis scored 17-17 runs respectively. For Kolkata, Shivam Mavi took 32 in 3 overs, Varun Chakraborty 28 in 4 overs, Kamlesh Nagerkoti 21 in 3 overs, Sunil Narine 31 in 4 overs and Andre Russell took 1 for 18 in 2 overs.

Earlier, after winning the toss against Chennai, the Kolkata Knight Riders scored 167 runs losing all their wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Rahul Tripathi scored a blistering 81 runs that saw him hit 8 fours and 3 sixes and was awarded with the Player of the Match title. Barring Rahul, no other batsman could play at the crease. Apart from Rahul, Shubman Gill scored 11, Sunil Narine 17, Captain Dinesh Karthik 12 and Pat Cummins scored 17 runs. For CSK, Dwayne Bravo took 3 wickets for 37, while Karn Sharma, Sam Curran and Shardul Thakur each took 2 wickets. KKR now moves up to the third position in the points table.

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