Wednesday, November 29, 2023

KKR kept playoff hopes alive by defeating Chennai

Kolkata Knight Riders kept their playoff hopes alive by defeating Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday night. At the beginning of the match, Chennai scored 144 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. In response, Kolkata won with 9 balls and 6 wickets in hand.

As a result of this victory, Nitish Rana’s army has risen to the seventh position in the table. After 13 matches, their collection is 12 points. Chennai Super Kings are at number two in the table with 15 points in the same match. And the current champion Hujrat Titans is at number one in the table with maximum 16 points.

Opener Rituraj Gaikwad scored 17 runs off 13 balls at the beginning of the match at Chennai’s M Chidambaram Stadium. Another opener Devon Conway scored 30 runs off 28 balls. Besides, Ajinkya Rahane scored 16 runs, Ambati Rayudu scored 4 runs and Moeen Ali scored 1 run.

Shivam Dube and Ravindro Jadeja led the under pressure team. Jadeja scored 20 runs before getting out in the last over. And Dube remained unbeaten on 48 runs. Dhoni leaves the field for 2 runs.

Kolkata did not get off to a good start chasing runs. He lost three wickets to score only 33 runs. However, team leader Nitish Ran and Rinku Singh’s pair of 99 runs left the team on the brink. Rinku stopped at 54 runs after completing his fifty. Nitish Rana left the field with victory. Remains unbeaten on 57 runs.

Dwipak Chahar took three wickets alone for Chennai. And Rinku Singh was the man of the match.

(15 May/MM)


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