Zoom News : Oct 29, 2020, 11:24 PM
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 6 wickets in the 49th match of the 13th season of IPL. This is Chennai's 5th win in the season. At the same time, the loss of Kolkata's play-offs has become difficult with this defeat and Mumbai Indians have qualified for the official play-offs. Kolkata will now have to win their next match and rely on the results of the other teams.Batting after losing the toss, Kolkata gave Chennai a target of 173 runs. In response, Dhoni's team won the match by scoring 178 runs at the loss of 4 wickets. Rituraj Gaekwad was the hero of the match. He scored 72, putting his second consecutive fifty in the season. Ambati Rayudu also played a crucial innings of 38 runs.Chennai needed 30 off 12 balls. Ravindra Jadeja (31 *) and Sam Karan (13 *) played aggressive innings. Jadeja snatched the victory over Kolkata by hitting two sixes off the last two balls. At the same time, Kolkata's Varun Chakraborty and Pat Cummins got 2-2 wickets.Chennai scored 44 in the power-play. Chennai started the innings carefully. Opener Shane Watson and Rituraj Gaikwad hit shots on a bad ball. Both did not lose their wickets in the power-play and brought the team's score to 44 runs. Shane Watson was out for 14 runs. He partnered 50 runs for the first wicket with Gaikwad.Gaikwad and Rayudu handled the innings after Watson's 68-run partnership between Watson was dismissed. There was a 68-run partnership for the second wicket between the two. Both took the team's score to 115 runs. After this, Rayudu was out for 38 by Pat Cummins.Kolkata scored 172 runs for 5 wickets before KKR scored 172 runs at the loss of 5 wickets. Nitish Rana scored 87 runs off 61 balls, putting his 11th fifty in the IPL. Dinesh Karthik scored an unbeaten 21 and captain Eoin Morgan scored 15 runs. The team scored 66 runs in the last 5 overs.At the same time, Chennai's Lungi Engidi got 2, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma and Mitchell Santner got 1-1 wickets.Rana scored his best score. Raneesh Rana (87) made his third fifty in the season. This is his best performance in IPL. Earlier his best score was 85 not out, which he made against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019.The first 50+ opening partnership in the season was a good start for Hui Kolkata. Opener Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana shared a 53-run opening partnership for the first wicket. This is the first 50+ run opening partnership for Kolkata in the season. This partnership was broken by Karn Sharma. He bowled a brilliant ball to Shubman Gill. Gill was able to score 26 runs.Naren could not bat, Sunil Narine could not do anything in this match and scored 7 runs and was dismissed by Mitchell Santner's ball. Ravindra Jadeja caught his catch at the boundary. After this, Rinku Singh also scored 11 runs and was caught by Jadeja's ball to Ambati Rayudu.3 in Chennai and one change in Kolkata3 changes were made in Chennai. Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir and Monu Singh were not included in the squad. He was replaced by Shane Watson, Karn Sharma and Lungi Ngidi in the squad. At the same time, Rinku Singh was given a place in the playing eleven in place of the famous Krishna in Kolkata.