M49 : Jadeja's six spoiled Kolkata's game, CSK won the match by 6 wickets
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the 49th match of the 13th season of IPL. Channai beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 6 wickets. Chennai scored 178 runs losing 4 wickets in 20 overs and achieved the winning target (173). Rituraj Gaikwad (72 runs) once again contributed to Chennai's victory, who scored his second consecutive half-century. In the end, one run in a ball was needed, on which Ravindra Jadeja (31 not out, 11 balls, 3 sixes, 2 fours) won with a six. He made his 250th T20 match memorable.
This is how Chennai Super Kings innings went
The Super Kings got off to a good start by adding 50 runs by the pair of Shane Watson (14) and Rituraj Gaikwad. Watson hit Pat Cummins for four after hitting a six over Kamlesh Nagerkoti. Rituraj too, after hitting a four on Cummins, welcomed Lockie Ferguson with two fours and then hit Varun Chakravarthy for a six.
The Super Kings scored 44 runs without losing wickets in the power play. Watson, however, got out to Varun Chakravarthy's ball and caught by Rinku Singh. Ambati Rayudu hit three consecutive fours in Nitish Rana's over, which helped the team score 74 runs for one wicket in 10 overs.
Ruturaj and Rayudu's strong batting
Ruturaj then showed his attitude by hitting a four and a six on Ferguson. He scored the second consecutive half-century in 37 balls with two runs off the ball of Nagarkoti in the 12th over. Rayudu also hit a six on this fast bowler and in the same over, the century of the team's runs was also completed.
Rayudu hit Cummins for two consecutive fours, but was caught by Narine at mid-off on the next ball. Facing 20 balls, he hit five fours and a six.
... but Dhoni was bowled by Varun Chakravarthy
Chakravarthy then bowled Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (1). Chakravarthy dropped Sam Curran on his own ball in the same over. The Super Kings needed 52 runs to win in the final 5 overs. 18 runs scored in the next two overs.
Cummins bowled Ruturaj in the 17th over and gave a big blow to the Super Kings. Only four runs were scored in this over. The Super Kings needed 30 runs in the last two overs. In the 19th over of Ferguson, Jadeja raised the hopes of Chennai with two fours and then a six on a free hit.
Jadeja's two consecutive sixes, Chennai win
Chennai needed 10 runs in the final over of Nagarkoti. However, Jadeja hit the final two balls to give the Super Kings the victory. For the Knight Riders, Varun Chakravarthy took 2 wickets, while Pat Cummins took two wickets for 31 runs. But both of them could not win their team the match.
Kolkata Knight Riders scored 172/5
Thanks to the half-century of opener Nitish Rana, Kolkata Knight Riders scored 172 runs for five wickets. Rana scored 87 runs in his 61-ball innings with the help of 10 fours and four sixes. Openers Shubman Gill (26) and Dinesh Karthik (21 not out) also played useful innings. Knight Riders added 75 runs in the final 6 overs.
Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bowl first, after which the pair of Shubman Gill (26) and Rana gave the team a good start. Gill started with Deepak Chahar's first two balls of the match with fours, while Rana opened the account with fours in the same over. Gill also hit Sam Curran for boundary.
Rana hit Karn for 3 consecutive sixes
Rana brought the Knight Riders score to 100 runs in the 15th over with fours on Jadeja. Rana hit Karn for 3 consecutive sixes in the 16th over and then in the next over, Deepak Chahar also hit two fours. Rana, however, was caught waving a ball of cash in the next over to Karn on long on.
Morgan and Dinesh Karthik scored runs in the last over. Karthik hit two boundaries on Ngidi, while in the next over, Curran's ball was also going to the boundary. In the final over of the innings, Ngidi sent Morgan (15) to the pavilion.