New Delhi. In the 61st match of IPL 2023, Rinku Singh’s magic once again worked. Along with captain Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh formed a 99-run partnership and gave Kolkata Knight Riders a six-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings. Both scored half-centuries in this match. With this, KKR has retained its hopes of reaching the playoffs by scoring two points. They have six wins after 13 matches.
While chasing the target, the start of Kolkata Knight Riders was very bad. Nitish Rana’s team had lost three wickets on just 33 runs. Jason Roy became the victim of Deepak Chahar by scoring 12 runs. Second opening batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz was dismissed on a personal score of one run. Deepak Chahar made Venkatesh Iyer run for nine as his third victim.
Earlier, Sunil Narayan took two wickets for 15 runs in four overs. Chakraborty got two successes but spent 36 runs in four overs. Shardul Thakur, who took one wicket, was very economical. He gave 15 runs in three overs. Vaibhav Arora took one wicket for 30 runs in four overs
Shivam Dubey scored an unbeaten 48 off 34 balls with the help of one four and three sixes to take Chennai to a competitive score. There was a time when Chennai lost five wickets for 72 runs in the 11th over but Dubey made a 53-ball 68-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja gave 24 runs in 20 balls.
Earlier, Devon Conway scored 30 runs in 28 balls. He shared a 30-run partnership with Ruturaj Gaikwad for the first wicket and a 30-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane for the second wicket.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 14, 2023, 23:11 IST