CSK scored a hat-trick of victory: beat Kolkata by 49 runs; Became the table topper by scoring the highest score of the tournament
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have scored a hat-trick of victories in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 49 runs at the Eden Gardens ground. Ajinkya Rahane, Devon Conway, and Shivam Dubey were the heroes of the team in batting. In the same bowling, Tushar Deshpande and Mahish Teekshana took 2-2 wickets.
Rinku Singh and Jason Roy from Kolkata put Fifty. Batting first after losing the toss, Chennai scored 235 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs in the last match of the doubleheader on Sunday. In reply, Kolkata could only manage 186 runs for 8 wickets.
After this win, CSK reached the top of the points table with 10 points with 5 wins in 7 matches. Lucknow and Rajasthan are at number two with 8-8 points.
Batting first after losing the toss, CSK batsmen put pressure on KKR from the very beginning. Devon Conway, Shivam Dubey, and Ajinkya Rahane made a quick fifty and took the team’s score to 235.
KKR’s weak powerplay
Chasing the target of 236 runs, KKR got off to a bad start. The team lost the wickets of both the openers in the form of Sunil Narine and Narayan Jagadeesan in just 8 balls. The team could only score 38 runs in 6 overs.
Jason Roy’s wicket
Kolkata opener Jason Roy came to bat in the 8th over after being injured in the first innings. He scored 61 runs in 26 balls but was dismissed before he could lead the team to victory. After his wicket, KKR could not come back into the match.
CDK’s fast start in Powerplay
Electing to bat first after losing the toss, Devon Conway and Rituraj Gaikwad got Chennai Super Kings off to a brisk start. Both took the team’s score to 59 without loss in the power play. Gaikwad was the victim of Suyash Sharma after scoring 35 runs in 20 balls, but before getting out, he had shared a 73-run partnership with Conway.
Conway’s fourth consecutive fifty
CSK opener Devon Conway completed Fifty in 34 balls. This is his fourth consecutive fifty in the tournament and the seventh fifty of his IPL career. He became the victim of Varun Chakraborty after scoring 56 runs in 40 balls. Conway had also scored fifty against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Rajasthan Royals before Kolkata.
Rahane-Dube’s explosive partnership
After the fall of Conway’s wicket, Ajinkya Rahane along with Shivam Dubey accelerated the Chennai innings. Both made a partnership of 85 runs in just 32 balls. In this partnership, Ajinkya Rahane scored 33 off 11 balls and Shivam Dubey scored 50 off 21 balls. This partnership broke after Dubey’s dismissal. Rahane played an unbeaten inning of 71 runs in 29 balls.
Dhoni played 3 balls
In the rest of the CSK batters, Rituraj Gaikwad scored 35 off 20 balls, Ravindra Jadeja scored 18 off 8 balls and Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 2 off 3 balls. Shivam Dubey got out after scoring 50 runs. Kulwant Khejroliya took 2 wickets from Kolkata. Whereas Varun Chakraborty and Suyash Sharma got 1-1 wickets.
Biggest score of IPL 2023
Chennai scored a score of 235 runs in 20 overs. This is the biggest score of this season. The team broke the record of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Hyderabad scored 228 runs against Kolkata on April 14 at the Eden Gardens ground itself. The third big score of the season is in the name of Chennai only. The team scored 226 against Bengaluru on 17 April at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
First: In the third ball of the 8th over, Suyash Sharma bowled a googly on a good length. Rituraj Gaikwad gets bowled. He scored 35 runs off 20 balls.
Second: Varun Chakraborty bowled the first ball of the 13th over to a good length on the offside. Devon Conway is caught at long off. He scored 56 runs off 40 balls.
Third: In the third ball of the 18th over, Kulwant Khejroliya bowled a fuller length on the offside. Shivam Dubey is caught out at long off.
Fourth: In the fourth ball of the 20th over, Kulwant Khejroliya bowled a full toss on the leg stump. Ravindra Jadeja was caught out at long leg.
a poor start in the powerplay
Chasing a mammoth target of 236 runs, Kolkata got off to a bad start. The team lost the wickets of Sunil Narine in the first over and Narayan Jagadeesan in the second over. Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana handled the innings, but the team could only manage 38 runs for 2 wickets in 6 overs.