In match 38 of the Indian Premier League, CSK vs KKR happened. These two are arguably the most famous teams of IPL and both have a huge fan following. CSK is led by India’s most successful and famous Captain in history-MS Dhoni. The cause of the Popularity of KKR is that this team is owned by India’s biggest superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Let’s take a look at the summary of their match.
CSK vs KKR 2021 Match Summary:
Eoin Morgan Kolkata’s skipper won the toss and elected to bat first. Kolkata played with the same XI while Chennai made one change. Sam Curran got a place in the team in place of Dwayne Bravo.
Kolkata’s Batting :
Kolkata Knight Rider’s openers, unlike previous games, weren’t able to start well. Subham Gill got out due to miscommunication between the wickets early in the match. After that, Rahul Tripathi joined Venkatesh Iyer on the crease. They both counterattacked the opponents but soon Iyer lost his wicket on a score of 50 runs in five overs. It was first given not out. CSK reviewed the decision and hawk eyes showed there was a clear spike and Shardul Thakur got his first wicket of the match.
Kolkata managed to score 50 runs in the powerplay with the loss of two wickets. Eoin Morgan came at number 4. He was struggling to hit a clear shot and it was a matter of time that he missed-hit one ball and got out. Faf du Plessis took an excellent catch on the boundary and probably that was the catch of the match. Then, Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi took innings forward. Tripathi was bowled by Jadeja on 45 runs. Andre Russel came to crease and tried to play a cameo but he got out of Shardul bowling.
Dinesh Kartik finished the innings with his little cameo of 26 runs on just 11 balls. Nitish Rana was not out on 37 runs.
- Kolkata finished their innings on 171 runs with the loss of 6 wickets.
Chennai Bowling :
Chennai’s bowling was average. Jadeja and Thakur were the most economical bowlers and also picked wickets. Hazelwood picked two wickets but he was expensive. Sam Curran, who played in place of Bravo, conceded 56 runs in his 4 overs.
Chennai’s top-order batsman is in good form in this IPL. Gaikwad and Du Plessis again started aggressively. They both scored 52 runs in the powerplay without any loss. Their first wicket fell at the score of 74, Ruturaj Gaikwad got out on 40 runs. Faf and Moeen Ali then took the charge. Once Faf got out, their middle-order lost quick wickets. From 102–1, they were six down at 142 in 17.3 overs. Rayudu, Raina, and MS Dhoni got out in this span.
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CSK needed 26 runs in the last 12 deliveries. Ravindra Jadeja smashed 2 fours and 2 sixes in the 19th over and took the game to CSK’s side.
Four runs were needed in the last over and Narine bowled that over and took two wickets. But to defend the four runs in the last over was the big ask.
Deepak Chahar took single runs on the last bowl and won it for Chennai Super Kings.
Kolkata bowled well and they came close to winning the match. Prasidh Krishna Bowled the first three overs brilliantly but he was expensive in his last over in which he conceded 22 runs. Varun Chakravarthy was economical and picked one wicket. Narine picked three wickets but he conceded 41 runs. Russell, Krishna, and Lockie Ferguson picked one wicket each.
- Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in a last-ball thriller with the help of Jadeja heroics. They won the match by two wickets and reclaimed their top spot.
Man of the match in CSK vs KKR 2021 match
Ravindra Jadeja was declared man of the match for his all-around performance. He bowled economically and picked a wicket and with a batting score a brilliant innings to help his team win a match.
Chennai with this win reclaims their top spot. They have now eight wins in ten matches. Kolkata is still at no 4 with this loss.
CSK vs KKR 2021 Highlights:
Now, let’s watch the highlights of the CSK vs KKR 2021 match:
All in all, CSK vs KKR 2021 was a good game. The opportunity for IPL teams to end up in the top 4 is getting intense. CSK and Delhi Capitals are two favorites to win IPL 2021 trophy. But you never know what will happen in the end. That is the beauty of IPL. Keep visiting NaeTaze because we are covering IPL and other cricket matches here!