KKR bowlers managed to grab some crucial wickets of CSK to register a 10 run win in yesterday’s clash against CSK. Rahul Tripathi was the star player for KKR as he played a crucial knock of 81 runs & helped his side to set up a 168 run target for CSK to achieve.
For the heroics that Rahul Tripathi showed with his bat, he was termed as the player of the match. As the Opener batsman approached to collect his award the co-owner of KKR franchise shouted his iconic dialogue ‘Rahul naam to suna hoga’ from the stands which led Rahul Tripathi to burst into laughter. In the match KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik won the toss & opted to bat. KKR tried the new combination of opening pair with Rahul Tripathi & Shubman Gill opening the innings for the franchise which worked well for the team.
The duo stitched a partnership of 37 runs before Shardul Thakur sent Gill back to the pavilion. Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell failed with the bat but players like Pat Cummins & Dinesh Karthik made it a point to put a competitive total on their score board. Dwayne Bravo was the pick of the bowlers for CSK as he finished with figures of three wickets for 37 runs.
In reply to KKR, CSK lost their in-form FAF Du Plessis in the fourth over of the match but thanks to Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson who kept the chase alive for CSK by scoring 69 runs with second wicket down for CSK. CSK’s start was good where they scored 90 runs for one wicket in 10 overs but an over cautious approach in the middle over led the MS Dhoni side fell 10 runs short of the target set & registered their fourth defeat for this season.