In a thrilling match, Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 wickets to go to the top of the table.
Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2021 Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders fought to the very last ball, but Chennai Super Kings kept their cool and won by two wickets.
In Match 38 of the Indian Premier League, a tenacious Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fought to the very last ball, but a tenacious Chennai Super Kings (CSK) kept their cool to win by two wickets (2021). KKR bowlers struck at regular intervals to startle CSK’s run-chase in the middle overs after openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis gave them a solid start.
Moeen Ali’s counter-attacking hitting provided much-needed impetus, but it was Ravindra Jadeja’s 22 runs off the 19th over that got CSK back in the game. CSK appeared to have it all but wrapped up with 6 runs needed off the final four balls, but Sunil Narine struck twice to reduce it to one off one. Deepak Chahar maintained his composure to hand CSK the two points that restored their position atop the IPL points table. Earlier in Abu Dhabi, Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana helped KKR set a difficult 172-run target against CSK. KKR reached 171/6 in their 20 overs despite losing their top-order within the first 10 overs. Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, and Nitish Rana scored easily.