IPL 2020 LIVE SCORE, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings Live Updates: Jadhav turns down a single off the first ball, denying Jadeja the strike, and fails to score off the next delivery as well, with the match pretty much getting sealed then and there itself. Jadeja finally gets the strike as his partner collects a single off the third, but by then he’s left needing some divine intervention along with some big hits. Jadeja does smash a six and two consecutive fours off the last three deliveries, but end up 10 runs short of the Kolkata total as Dinesh Karthik’s men collect their third win of IPL 2020.
Preview: Building on their emphatic 10-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings will again aim to deliver the goods when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in match 21 of the Indian Premier League at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Against KXIP, the CSK openers Shane Watson (83 off 53 balls) and Faf du Plessis (87 off 53) stepped up in tandem for the first time in the tournament. Much to their delight, after three consecutive losses, the Yellow Army bounced back in style. Their bowling, however, still remains an area of concern as barring Deepak Chahar, who conceded 5.66 runs per over, the other bowlers were taken for almost 10 runs per over.
KKR, on the other hand, are coming on the back of a defeat against Delhi Capitals. For the Knight Riders too, it is their bowling that needs to step up. Given their last match was in batsmen friendly conditions at Sharjah, their bowlers would have wanted to be on top of their game. Unfortunately, that did not happen as all their bowlers, with the exception of Andre Russell, went in excess of 11 per over. KKR’s batting was the saving grace, but it wasn’t enough to get them over the line as they fell short by 18 runs.
Skipper Dinesh Karthik must lead by example with his batting, and so should Sunil Narine, who has consistently faltered in providing KKR with explosive starts. Rahul Tripathi could reclaim his usual position at the top of the order after Narine’s poor run. So far, Pat Cummins has blown hot and cold, but KKR would want more from their star buy.
As far as the points table is concerned, CSK occupy the sixth position with four points from five matches while KKR sit on the fourth with four points from as many games.
The Squads (From):
Chennai Super Kings full squad: MS Dhoni, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, N Jagadeesan, Mitchell Santner, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore, Faf du Plessis, Monu Kumar, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazlewood, Sam Curran, Karn Sharma.
Kolkata Knight Riders full squad: Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Ali Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik
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