CSK vs KKR Match Highlights – CSK Bounces back with Rutu anchoring the innings

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CSK Bounce Back With Convincing Win Over KKR

Chennai, April 8, 2024: The Chennai Super Kings returned to winning ways with a comprehensive 7-wicket victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Monday. After being put in to bat first, KKR were restricted to 137/9 in their 20 overs, thanks to an excellent bowling performance led by Ravindra Jadeja’s 3/18. CSK then chased down the target with 14 balls to spare, with opener Ruturaj Gaikwad anchoring the innings with an unbeaten 67 off 58 balls.

It was a dream start for CSK as Tushar Deshpande dismissed the dangerous Phil Salt on the very first ball of the innings. KKR never really recovered from that early blow as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Angkrish Raghuvanshi (24) and Sunil Narine (27) got starts but failed to capitalize. Ravindra Jadeja was the wrecker-in-chief, picking up 3 crucial wickets including that of Narine and KKR captain Shreyas Iyer (34). Tushar Deshpande and Mustafizur Rahman also chipped in with a couple of wickets each.


In reply, CSK lost Rachin Ravindra early but Ruturaj Gaikwad (67) and Daryl Mitchell (25) repaired the innings with a 70-run stand for the second wicket. After Mitchell fell, Shivam Dube provided the late impetus with a breezy 28 off 18 balls as CSK cruised to victory. Vaibhav Arora (2/28) was the most successful KKR bowler on the day.

The convincing win takes CSK to the top half of the points table, while KKR remain in the middle after their third loss in five games. Ruturaj Gaikwad was adjudged the Player of the Match for his match-winning knock.

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CSK vs KKR Best Batting Performances

Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK) – 67* off 58 balls The CSK captain led from the front with a brilliant unbeaten knock. He paced his innings to perfection, playing risk-free cricket initially before accelerating later on. His 67 included 9 fours.

Shreyas Iyer (KKR) – 34 off 32 balls
The KKR captain top-scored for his team in a difficult run chase. He tried to hold the innings together with a gritty 34 that included 3 fours.

Shivam Dube (CSK) – 28 off 18 balls Dube provided the late flourish for CSK with some lusty hitting at the end. His cameo at a strike rate of 155 included 1 four and 3 sixes.

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CSK vs KKR Best


bowling Performances

Ravindra Jadeja (CSK) – 4-0-18-3 The veteran all-rounder was the star of the show with the ball. He struck crucial blows, dismissing Narine, Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer to derail KKR’s innings.

Tushar Deshpande (CSK) – 4-0-33-3
Deshpande set the tone by dismissing Phil Salt off the very first ball. He kept picking up wickets at regular intervals to keep KKR’s scoring in check.

Mustafizur Rahman (CSK) – 4-0-22-2 The Bangladeshi pacer was economical upfront and returned to account for the big wicket of Shreyas Iyer towards the end to wrap up the KKR innings.


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