Pune. IPL 2022 has been a struggle for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). In the T20 League (IPL 2022) match, he lost to RCB by 13 runs on Wednesday. This is the team’s 7th defeat in 10 matches. With this, his hopes of reaching the playoffs have suffered a major setback. A DRS in the match made a difference in the result. Playing first, RCB had scored 173 runs for 8 wickets. In reply, CSK’s team could score only 160 runs for 8 wickets. Fast bowler Harshal Patel took 3 wickets for 35 runs and became the player of the match. RCB has won after 3 consecutive defeats. This is the sixth win of the team in 11 matches and they are at number four in the table.
RCB’s score was 157 for 7 after 19 overs. All the big batsmen were out. Only Dinesh Karthik was at the crease. The 20th over was bowled by fast bowler Dwayne Pretorius. Karthik was given out lbw by the umpire on the first ball. But Karthik took DRS. It was clearly showing in the replays that the ball was lying outside the leg stump. The third umpire gave him not out. In this way he got another chance.
hit 2 sixes in the over
Dinesh Karthik hit sixes in the second and fourth balls. Took 2-2 runs on the third and sixth balls. Harshal Patel was run out on the 5th ball. In this way, 16 runs on the last 5 balls decided the result. If Karthik had been out, there would have been no player playing big shots from his side. Karthik remained unbeaten on 26 off 17 balls. Former cricketer Irfan Pathan, who was commentating on Star Sports, praised him fiercely.
He said that this kind of pitch is equal to 26 runs and 50 runs. His 2 sixes in the last over played an important role in the match, because in the end see how little difference there is in the scores of both the teams. Karthik has performed strongly with the bat in the current season. He has scored 244 runs in 11 innings at an average of 61. Has scored a half-century. The strike rate is 189, which is very good. He has hit 20 fours and 17 sixes.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 05, 2022, 05:30 IST