MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, failing to pull off a run-chase yet again, succumbed to Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowling unit at Abu Dhabi in Match 21 of IPL 2020. CSK’s topsy-turvy IPL 2020 campaign continued as they lost the encounter by 10 runs.
KKR, after electing to bat first, failed to amass a mammoth total on the board. Bowing down to CSK’s impressive bowling display, no other KKR batsman apart from Rahul Tripathi managed to stitch a prolonged knock in the middle. Tripathi emerged as Kolkata’s lone warrior, stitching a 51-ball 81 and guiding his side to a total of 167 runs.
CSK bowling and fielding were at their best at Abu Dhabi. They kept scalping KKR wickets at regular intervals to put them under pressure. Dwayne Bravo plucked three wickets and emerged as Chennai’s most successful bowler.
Talking about CSK’s run-chase, they did suffer an early blow in the form of Faf du Plessis. The former South Africa skipper was sent back to the dugout on 17. But after suffering an early setback, the Shane Watson-Ambati Rayudu steadied CSK’s ship and played a vital role to bolster their run-flow.
However, the game turned around completely after the duo’s departure. CSK lost wickets in quick succession and the Yellow Army eventually managed to gather just 157 runs on the board, handing a 10-run triumph to Karthik’s men.
Twitter congratulated KKR for their incredible performance and bowling display. Fans also lauded fielding efforts of Chennai’s two stalwarts– Ravindra Jadeja and skipper MS Dhoni. While Jadeja took a spectacular catch near the rope, Dhoni –behind the stumps– pulled off a superb catch with just one wicketkeeping glove.
1. RP Singh heaps praise on KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik
Great captaincy by @DineshKarthik 👏 The way he used spinners in the second half and also so gutsy to finish Cummins overs so early in the match. Definitely, better plans and even better execution.#KKRvCSK #KKRvsCSK #IPL2020
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 7, 2020
2. Deep Dasgupta lauds KKR’s bowling unit
77 needed in the last 10 overs with 8 wkts in hand . KKR dodged a bullet today but credit to their bowlers too #KKRvsCSK
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) October 7, 2020
3. Scott Styris hails KKR’s impressive show against CSK
Well who am I to question the tactics of @Bazmccullum and @DineshKarthik …. what a fine 10 over block in the back end of that match … fabulous bowling. Never seen @ChennaiIPL squeezed like that before 👏👏👏👏
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) October 7, 2020
4. Irfan Pathan congratulates KKR over their brilliant victory
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 7, 2020
5. Kris Srikkanth reacts to CSK’s 10-run defeat
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) October 7, 2020
6. Jonty Rhodes excellent fielding effort of Jadeja and Du Plessis
Just got back from @lionsdenkxip practice and saw the replay of @ChennaiIPL fielding of @imjadeja and @faf1307 teaming up to complete an excellent catch on the boundary. Great athleticism and awareness #JadDup #IPL2020
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) October 7, 2020
7. Aakash Chopra feels CSK should’ve walked home in the run-chase
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 7, 2020
8. Lisa Sthalekar reacts to KKR vs CSK game at Abu Dhabi
Finally a close game at Abu Dhabi 🙏🏽
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) October 7, 2020
9. KL Rahul shares a candid picture
We're made to grow. 🦋 pic.twitter.com/MrQQbEud9M
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) October 7, 2020
10. Ajit Agarkar reacts to Narine’s absence in the first ten overs
Incredible…no Narine in the first 10 #IPL2020
— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) October 7, 2020
11. Pragyan Ojha lauds Dhoni’s brilliant catch
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) October 7, 2020
12. Kris Srikkant lauds Bravo and Dhoni for their impressive show in the first innings
Superb collective effort by @ChennaiIPL especially #Bravo & some brilliant keeping skills by @msdhoni! @KKRiders would be disappointed after that start still a match that Csk need to finish!#CSKvsKKR #IPL2020
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) October 7, 2020
13. Vinod Kambli heaps praise on Rahul Tripathi
All the Rahuls are performing well in this #IPL2020
— Vinod Kambli (@vinodkambli349) October 7, 2020
14. Harbhajan Singh amazed by Ravindra Jadeja’s mid-air catch
Cheeeeettaaaaaaa 🐆 jaddu @imjadeja catch 👏👏
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 7, 2020
15. Rishabh Pant extends birthday wishes to Zaheer Khan
Wishing @ImZaheer bhai a very happy birthday. A wonderful human-being. Thank you for all the help & guidance, have a great one. 🥳🎂🎉
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) October 7, 2020
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