CSK beat KKR in high scoring thriller

KKR captain Morgan had won the toss and chose to bowl first. Harbhajan Singh misses out, and Kamlesh Nagarkoti came in. and Sunil Narine comes in for Shakib. CSK captain Dhoni said that they rested Bravo for this game, and Ngidi comes in place of him.

Mumbai has always been a high-scoring ground, and the same was expected this time too.

CSK openers put on a show

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis gave their team a splendid start. At the end of power play, they were both looking completely set, and they scored 54 runs for the loss of no wicket. 

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From here on, Gaikwad started to accelerate at the end of ten overs; they were 82/0. He bought up his fifty in the 11th over. They scored 33 runs in the overs 11 and 12 and were looking unstoppable. After 12 they were 115/0.

Varun Chakravarthy came into bowl in the 13th over and put the brakes on by breaking the partnership. Moen Ali came in next and played a quick cameo of 25 runs in just 11 balls. MSD came in next and scored a quick 17 of 8 balls. 

They scored a total of 65 runs in the last four vers and reached a massive total of 220. Faf remained unbeaten on 95.

KKR’s top order collapses

KKR had a disastrous start to their massive chase of 221. Gill was gone for a golden duck. Rana, Morgan, and Narine followed soon after all four of them were dismissed by Chahar. Ngidi also joined the party by dismissing Tripathi in the 6th over. After the first six, they were 45/5.

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Russel and DK got together and put on a steady partnership. Russell took Sharul Thakur for 24 runs in the 10th over, and they were 97/5.

Next over too, they scored 14 runs, and Rusell bought up his fifty of 21 balls.

Sam Curran came on to bowl and bowled Rusell around his legs; it was an absolute shocker of a dismissal, and with this wicket, KKR were almost out of the game. 

Pat Cummins to the rescue

DK was also gone in the 15th over, and everything seemed to be over, but whenever it seemed that way, they found a new hero. Pat Cummins hit Sam Curran for four sixes and a four in the 16th over. They were 176/7 after 16 and needed 45 of the last four overs.

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With 28 runs to win off the last two overs and two wickets to go, the game was still on, but the chase was cut short by two runouts at the end. KKR were 31/5 at one stage, and finishing up with a score of more than 200 is indeed a remarkable comeback; anyway, they still needed a few more. They fell short by 18 runs at the end.

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