Twitter reacts after Sam Curran delivered a stunning ball to remove the dangerous Andre Russell
Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have faced each other in the second and night game of Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
After asked to bat first by Eoin Morgan, CSK's openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis looked in outstanding form with the bat as both the batsmen went straightaway on the bowlers.
Ruturaj Gaikwad who was criticised for his poor strike rate has done the job for his side. He scored 64 off 42 balls including six boundaries and four sixes to his name. Moeen Ali played a quick-fire inning and scored 25 off just 12 balls with the help of 2 fours and 2 sixes.
The skipper of the side, Ms Dhoni also did the same by smashing 17 runs from eight balls. Besides, Sam Curran has been the game-changer for Chennai Super Kings in the second half of the game.
He bowled a stunning delivery to remove the dangerous Andre Russell who was taking the bowlers all around the park.
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Summary of the game between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders
However, Faf du Plessis ended up in the innings with an unbeaten 95 off 60 deliveries that included nine fours and four sixes to his bag. CSK posted a mammoth total of 220 runs with the help of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis outstanding innings.
Following the total, CSK bowler Deepak Chahar once again registered the four wicket-haul figure for the second time in IPL 2021. He went through the top-order of KKR and removed Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan and Sunil Narine for single-digit scores.
However, the powerhouse of KKR line-up Andre Russell came like a tornado and took charge of the opposition bowlers all over the ground. He registered the second-fastest fifty in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.
But, Sam Curran removed the dangerous man by clinching the bails of the leg stump that he left behind. Now, Dinesh Karthik and Pat Cummins are currently leading the side and it will be interesting to see that how they are going to chase the mammoth total posted by Chennai Super Kings.
Pat Cummins took the charge in place of Andre Russell and scored 30 runs off Sam Curran's third over. With that, he kept the hopes alive for KKR fans and took the game till the final over of the game.
In the end, Chennai Super Kings won the battle with a margin of 18 runs. Now the yellow army is sitting on the top of the table whereas their opposition Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at the 6th position on the points table.
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