Check out photos from match 15 of IPL 2021 between KKR and CSK which was held in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Chennai Super Kings survived a massive scare on Wednesday night and MS Dhoni's men would have learnt a lot of lessons. Kolkata, meanwhile, can look forward in hope that their middle order might have recovered some batting form, just in time to save their 2021 IPL season.
"From the 16th over onwards the contest was between the fast bowler and the batsman. You can't do too much. Can't put a different field. It's about you versus me. The side that has won is a side that has executed slightly better," Dhoni said.
KKR recovered from an early collapse thanks to the efforts of Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik and Pat Cummins, but ultimately fell short of the mammoth 221-run target set by CSK.
"He's good, he's young. He wants to take the game on and is really relaxed," the star Aussie pacer said in an Instagram live by KKR in the build-up to their opening IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.
Barring the trio of Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson and Pat Cummins, who are already quarantining at the team hotel in Chennai, the entire team and management took an afternoon chartered flight.
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The Australians, comprehensively outplayed in the first match, looked rudderless until a Marcus Stoinis-led fightback left them four runs short of an unlikely victory.
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Cummins, who was Australia's vice-captain for the four-match Test series, said Pujara turned out to be the deciding factor with his rock-solid performances with the bat.
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Besides his 146-ball 91 at in the second innings at Gabba, Gill also had another half-century and looked comfortable in almost all his outings.
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