KKR beat CSK by 6 wickets at Chepauk
After the match, Mahendra Singh Dhoni explained the reason for the defeat.
New Delhi. The league stage in IPL 2023 is at its last stage and every team is eyeing a ticket to the playoffs. All the equations are changing with one win-loss. Something similar was seen in the 61st match of IPL 2023. Chennai Super Kings had to face defeat at their home against Kolkata Knight Riders. With this win, KKR kept the playoff hopes alive and CSK’s dream of becoming the first team in the playoffs was not fulfilled.
Kolkata Knight Riders achieved the target of 145 runs in the match by losing 4 wickets in 9 balls and won the match by 6 wickets. After the match, Dhoni, the captain of Chennai Super Kings, explained the reason for the defeat. He said, “The minute we bowled the first ball in the second innings, we knew we needed 180 runs. However, in this wicket we could not score 180 runs under any circumstances. Dew made a big difference in the second innings. We can’t really blame any of our bowlers. Bus conditions had a big impact on the match.
Deepak-Shivam showed great game: Dhoni
Despite the defeat, Dhoni praised two players of the team, Shivam Dubey and Deepak Chahar. The CSK captain said, “I am very happy with what Shivam did in the match today. The important thing is that he does not remain satisfied and keeps on improving. Chahar swings the ball. He bowls accordingly. He does not need to say anything separately.
Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat first
Earlier, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to bat first after winning the toss in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. CSK could only manage 144 runs for 6 wickets at home ground Chepauk. Shivam Dubey played an inning of 48 runs in 34 balls for CSK. Apart from him, Ravindra Jadeja scored 20 runs in the last over. Shivam and Jadeja shared a 68-run partnership for the sixth wicket. For this reason Chennai Super Kings were able to score 144 runs in 20 overs.
Rinku Singh’s bat shines again, Nitish also hits Fifty, KKR continues in playoff race by defeating CSK
Rinku-Nitish gave victory to KKR
In response to this, KKR had a bad start. Deepak Chahar took 3 wickets in the powerplay itself. He dismissed Rahmanullah Gurbaz (1) in the first over, Venkatesh Iyer (9) in the third over and Jason Roy (12) in the fifth over. After this, captain Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh shared a 99-run partnership for the fourth wicket and gave KKR the victory. Nitish returned unbeaten after scoring 57 runs in 44 balls with the help of 6 fours and 1 six. Rinku Singh scored 54 runs.
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Tags: IPL 2023, KKR vs CSK, ms dhoni, Nitish rana
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 15, 2023, 06:13 IST