KKR vs CSK Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings face off at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, April 23. Devon Conway (56 runs), Ajinkya Rahane (71 runs), and Shivam Dube (50 runs) helped the Chennai Super Kings set a stupendous 235-run total in the first innings. In reply, a madcap bowling unit saw Chennai Super Kings restrict KKR to a mediocre 186/8, sealing a 49-run win. Captain MS Dhoni and his team are doing so well, With five wins out of their seven totals in the league, the Chennai Super Kings are at the top of the points table.
Chennai Super Kings won the 33rd match by 49 runs
Chennai Super Kings got off to a solid start with Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad sharing a 73-run partnership for the first wicket. Perhaps, after Gaikwad’s brush, Conway continued to navigate the side and engrave up his fourth half-century on the scuttle.
Ajinkya Rahane scored 71 not out in 29 balls by hitting five sixes and six fours in his fiery innings. In the middle order, Shivam Dube also dealt with the big runs, stashing a 21-ball 50 runs to help the team post a total of 235 runs in the first inning. In doing so, the Chennai Super Kings hold the record for the highest ever total in IPL 2023.
In reply to the huge total, the Chennai Super Kings extended their dominance as Akash Singh and Tushar Deshpande struck early blows for Narine to get Jagadeesan and Sunil Narine into the dugout within two overs. Vithal, the bowling unit, was on point in terms of balancing the exact line and length to prevent the Kolkata Knight Riders from snoring big runs. The Kolkata Knight Riders make a good effort but lose the match. Kolkata Knight Riders scored just 38 runs in the powerplay, which saw an increase in the formal run rate, which increased the pressure on Kolkata Knight Riders.
After being dismissed early, the Kolkata Knight Riders needed a big knock from someone in the middle slot. Then there was Jason Roy, who took the opponents to the cleavers in unitary bowling and helped the hurling team back into the game. He hit five maximums and as many fours to score 61 runs from just 26 balls.
Unfortunately, after losing a wicket in the delivery of Maheesh Theekshana, Rinku Singh makes a huge effort to chase the score, but he is also under pressure.
But he carried out his part by making 50 runs in just 30 balls; however, Chennai Super Kings held on to win Match No. 33 against Kolkata Knight Riders.
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