Currently, the two-table toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are locking horns with each other in the 23rd match of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. After winning the toss, the CSK skipper, MS Dhoni asked the visitors to bat first citing the chances of a heavy dew later in the innings.
Deepak Chahar bowling to Nitish RanaDuring the toss, surprisingly, both the captains revealed that they have made no changes to their respective squads. However, batting first the KKR openers disappoint as Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine were back in the pavilion in the first two overs itself.
In the first over, Deepak Chahar got the wicket of Lynn followed by Harbbhan Singh dismissing Narine followed in the next over itself. Then the inform batsmen, Robin Uthappa, and Nitish Rana were batting in the middle, but the latter failed to continue his form owing to a brilliant catch from Ambati Rayudu at the short mid-wicket on the bowling of Chahar.
After his dismissal, even Uthappa was dismissed in the 5th over, then Dinesh Karthik added 20 runs for the 5th wicket with Shubman Gill, before the KKR skipper getting out in the 9th over by Imran Tahir. In the very next over of the Tahir, Gill also got out owing to a brilliant stumping by Dhoni.
After Gill’s dismissal, Andre Russell along with Piyush Chawla added 29 runs for the 7th wicket. During that partnership, in the 14th over when Russell hit a ball and it was almost going for six, Jadeja came in between it. Jadeja was a few yards inside the ropes and as soon as he saw the ball sailing over his head he backtracked and managed to keep his hand on the ball. The momentum was taking him over the ropes, so he couldn’t quite cling onto it to save the six. But certainly saved some runs for his team.
Here is the video of the same:
— Vidshots (@Vidshots1) April 9, 2019