CSK vs KKR Highlights IPL 2021: Ravindra Jadeja’s cameo helps Chennai Super Kings beat KKR by 2 wickets; CSK now No.1 team in IPL points table

CSK beat KKR Highlights: Ravindra Jadeja's cameo helped Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 wickets; CSK claims number 1 spot in points table
CSK beat KKR Highlights: Ravindra Jadeja's cameo helped Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 wickets; CSK claims number 1 spot in points table

CSK beat KKR Highlights: Ravindra Jadeja’s cameo helps CSK beat KKR by 2 wickets, Chennai claims number 1 spot in points table – Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 wickets in a thrilling contest in the 38th Match of the IPL 2021 here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

The match went down the wire and Ravindra Jadeja turned out to be a hero for CSK. Jadeja scored 22 runs in the penultimate over to snatch win from the jaws of defeat for CSK.

In the last over KKR’s star bowler Sunil Narine almost defended 4 runs as he took the wicket of Sam Curran & Ravindra Jadeja to take the match to the last ball.

CSK needed 1 run from 1 ball and Deepak Chahar swept the ball to take the single. With this win, CSK reclaimed the top spot in the points table & pushed Delhi Capitals to No. 2 spot.

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CSK beat KKR Highlights – IPL 2021: This is 6th time in IPL, KKR has lost off the final ball defending a target -the most by a side surpassing five by MI..

CSK beating KKR off the final ball of a run chase
by five wickets Kolkata 2012
by six wickets Dubai 2020
by two wickets Abu Dhabi 2021

This is 7th time CSK has won a run chase off the final ball of the innings – the most by a team in IPL going past six by MI

IPL 2021 Teams Points Table

No. Teams Played Won Lost N/R Points NRR
1 Chennai Super Kings 10 8 2 0 16 +1.069
2 Delhi Capitals 10 8 2 0 16 +0.711
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 10 6 4 0 12 -0.359
4 Kolkata Knight Riders 10 4 6 0 8 +0.322
5 Punjab Kings  10 4 6 0 8 -0.271
6 Rajasthan Royals 9 4 5 0 8 -0.319
7 Mumbai Indians 10 4 6 0 8 -0.551
8 Sunrisers Hyderabad 9 1 8 0 2 -0.637

 

CSK vs KKR Highlights IPL 2021: Ravindra Jadeja’s cameo helps Chennai Super Kings beat KKR by 2 wickets; CSK is now No.1 team in points table

CSK beat KKR Highlights – IPL 2021: Chasing a challenging total of 172. CSK openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis gave their side a solid start. The duo went on to score 74 runs for the first wicket. Gaikwad scored 40 runs in 28 balls with the help of three sixes and two fours while Faf scored 43 runs in just 30 balls with the 7 boundaries to his name. After the wicket of Gaikwad, Moeen Ali scored some quick runs for Men in Yellow. The left-hand batsman scored 32 runs. Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni failed to put any impact on the game.

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All eyes were on Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran. Jadeja smashed Prasidh Krishna for 22 runs in the 19th over to turn the game on its head. The left-hand batsman smashed two sixes and two fours in his over. In the last over, Sunil Narine was asked to defend 4 runs. He dismissed Curran on the first ball. Jadeja could not cross the crease when the catch was being taken. Thus, Shardul Thakur had to face Narine in the last over. He missed a ball and on the next ball he played a paddle sweep to take three runs. CSK needed 1 run from 3 balls. But Jadeja failed to connect on the next ball and got out LBW on the 2nd last ball. Deepak Chahar was expected to play the winning shot for CSK and he did the same.

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Earlier in the first innings, Rahul Tripathi’s gutsy knock and Nitish Rana’s quickfire helped Rajasthan Royals post a total of 171/6 in their allotted 20 overs. For RR Rahul Tripathi top-scored 45 while Nitish Rana scored 37. Shardul Thakur and Josh Hazlewood scalped two wickets each while Ravindra Jadeja returned with one wicket. Chennai Super Kings got an early breakthrough after Kolkata Knight Riders opener Shubman Gill was run out by Ambati Rayudu in the very first over. Gill’s innings ended for 9 off 5 with 2 fours.

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After Gill’s departure, Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi put 40 runs on the board for the second wicket, but Iyer’s stay at the wicket lasted for a brief period as he was caught behind by Dhoni at 18 but decided to opt for a review. However, there was a clear spike on the UltraEdge and the on-field decision stayed. KKR lost their only review and also both their openers.

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Skipper, Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi’s third-wicket stand lasted for 20 runs, but then Morgan was caught at the long-on fence by du Plessis on the bowling of Hazlewood in the 10th over. Ravindra Jadeja scalped Tripathi in the 13th over. Nitish Rana and Andre Russell looked confident to keep the scoreboard ticking as the duo hit one six each in the 14th and 15th over. Russell then smashed Curran for two fours in the same over. The fifth wicket of KKR fell in form of Andre Russell picked by Shardul Thakur in the 17th over. Russell walked back after scoring 20 off 15 with 2 fours and a six. Dinesh Karthik was the last batter to walk back to the pavilion in the19.4 over.

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CSK vs KKR Live Score: Toss Report

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat first against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the 38th match of the IPL 2021 here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Sunday. England’s Sam Curran has replaced West Indies’ Dwayne Bravo in the playing XI for CSK while KKR is going with the same team.

Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

Both team captains 

MS Dhoni: We have one change, Curran comes in for Bravo. He had a few niggles in the CPL, so we need to make sure he doesn’t develop them further. The support staff is very important. Having experienced players in the side helps. In IPL it’s about managing the combinations.

Eoin Morgan: We are going to bat first, we don’t have any changes. Will be a different challenge as it’s a day game. There’s more pace in the wicket as compared to the last year. In this sort of heat, it might get slower later.