The match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders was played in the IPL 5 th match. Toss in this match took place 15 minutes late from the scheduled time. Chennai captain Dhoni got the toss and invited Kolkata to bat first.
Kolkata scored 202 runs
By winning the toss, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had invited Kolkata Knight Riders first batting first. KKR’s innings once again started by Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine, but the pair returned to the pavilion only for 51 runs. Narine scored 12 runs while Lynn scored 22 runs. At one time, while KKR had lost five wickets for 89 runs and it seemed that they could barely score big scores. But finally, the storm surge of Andrade Russell gave KKR 200 crossing. That is, KKR scored 202 for six wickets in 20 overs. Russell played an unbeaten 88 off 36 balls with the help of one four and 11 sixes, which is his highest score in IPL. While he is only the sixth player to have 11 or more sixes in an innings in the IPL.
Russell’s strike was 244 At the same time KKR scored 113 runs in the last 10 overs and lost just one wicket. Apart from Russell, Captain Dinesh Karthik scored 26 runs while vice-captain Robin Uthappa scored a brilliant 29. Harbhajan Singh took one wicket for 11 runs in two overs for Chennai. While Shane Watson took two for 39 runs in his name. Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket each.
Chennai Super Kings aims to achieve the goal of Sam Billing’s stormy half century
In reply, Chennai Super Kings started chasing a target of 203 runs and scored 56 runs on the stormy 23 balls of their star batsman Sam Billings.
Due to this Chennai Super Kings team won this match with 5 balls remaining. Shane Watson for the Super Kings, too, played the best innings of 42 runs in 19 balls.
Sam Billings was awarded the Man of the Match for his 46-ball innings in his superb 23 balls. Sam put 2 fours and 5 sixes in his innings.