Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) went from increase to bust throughout the area of three days as they slumped to a 10-run defeat from a profitable place towards Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi after having demolished Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 10 wickets on Sunday. Chasing KKR’s 167, CSK discovered themselves 90/1 on the finish of 10 overs needing a really manageable 77 off 60 balls. Nevertheless, wickets of Ambati Rayudu (30 off 27) and Shane Watson (50 off 40) in consecutive overs turned the match in KKR’s favour as a comparatively untested center order of MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav and Sam Curran failed spectacularly to see CSK restricted to 157/5.

Dhoni was sluggish to get off the blocks and was bowled by Varun Chakravarthy for 11 off 12 balls whereas Jadhav (7 off 12) refused singles and did not run laborious for the second run as he tried and did not get the massive photographs going.

Sam Curran regarded good for his 17 off 11 however his keep was lower quick earlier than it may injury KKR’s fortunes by Andre Russell.

Faf du Plessis (17 off 10) went early within the fourth over however Watson and Rayudu added 69 for the second wicket to place CSK on target for a simple win.

Nevertheless, their wickets within the 13th and 14th overs escalated a collapse that the group would have executed nicely to anticipate earlier than the match.

Barring the domination of KXIP, CSK’s center order of Dhoni, Jadhav and Jadeja had just one fifty between them within the 4 matches.

Dhoni promoted himself to No. 4 with the group in a snug place regardless of the lack of Rayudu however couldn’t keep until the top to take CSK house.

He was tied down by Chakravarthy within the 15th over and dismissed within the spinner’s subsequent – seventeenth of the innings – whereas making an attempt an unpleasant swipe throughout the road and lacking it utterly.

Curran was gone within the subsequent and CSK choked within the loss of life overs, getting simply 10 off the penultimate over of the innings when 36 have been wanted off 12.

Sunil Narine, launched within the 12th over, bowled 4 on the trot and completed 1/31. Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Chakravarthy and Russell bought a wicket every.

Earlier, Dinesh Karthik received the toss and opted to bat and Rahul Tripathi made full use of his promotion to the highest of the order with an anchoring innings of 81 off 51 and had quick bursts of assist from Narine (17 off 9), who batted at three, and Pat Cummins (17 off 9) at the same time as each Eoin Morgan (7) and Russell (2) had an off day.

Shubman Gill (11 off 12) and Karthik (12 off 11) went cheaply too because it checked out one stage that KKR had completed nicely beneath par.


Because it turned out, beneath par was greater than sufficient for an underwhelming CSK.

Dwayne Bravo returned 3/37 for CSK whereas Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur and Sam Curran bought two wickets every.

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