IPL: Faf du Plessis encourages Chennai to win over Kolkata in high-rated thriller | Cricket news


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Du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad set the platform to impose the total number of Chennai and Kolkata at 31-5 in the response against Deepak Chahar only to have a strong fifty Andre Russell trigger the return, and Dinesh Karthik and Pat Cummins measured high octane strokes. tense ending

Last updated: 21/04/21 19:12

Faf du Plessis scored 95th for Chennai - one move missing from his best IPL

Faf du Plessis scored 95th for Chennai – one move missing from his best IPL

Undefeated Faf du Plessis 95 and 4-29 by Deepak Chahar combined earned the Chennai Super Kings 18 wins over the Kolkata Knight Riders in an exciting clash in Mumbai.

Du Plessis and his opener Ruturaj Gaikwad (64 by 42) paved the way for Chennai’s impressive 220-3 overall putting 115 for the first trophy.

Kolkata appeared at the end 31-5 in response after a devastating introductory spell of 4-16 from Chahar only for the brutal 55 deliveries of Andre Russell of 22 deliveries and Dinesh Karthika of 24 balls 40 to restart the match.

The pair put up six goals in 81 races in six breaks, and the attack was sustained by Pat Cummins, who 30 – including four sixes – hit one Sam Curran, which included four sixes.

Cummins finished his second IPL fifty of 23 balls and tried to handle the strike as real estate retreated to run aground 66no of 34 balls, while Kolkata was fired at 202 of 19.1 overs.

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Kolkata skipper Eoin Morgan won the throw and chose the field only to quickly find his side under pressure.

Gaikwad has scored just 20 runs in his previous three IPL innings, but has regained his faith in him by scoring his fourth IPL fifty with just 33 balls.

Together with Du Plessis, he added 54-0 in six outs, the pair repaired the grandstand to 115 before Gaikwad swung Varun Chakravarthy (1-27) to Cummins in depth.

Fifth Ruturai Gaikwad’s fourth IPL scored just 33 deliveries against Kolkata

Fifth Ruturai Gaikwad’s fourth IPL scored just 33 deliveries against Kolkata

Du Plessis maintained momentum, lifting his first half-century tournament and 17th in the IPL for a total of 35 balls, and Moeen Ali (25 of 12) launched Prasidh Krishna down the park at 79 meters.

The all-rounder raised his fifty running tripod with Du Plessis to 26 balls with six in the match by Sunil Narine just to pass the next spinner ball and be stumbled by the distance.

Kolkata has conceded 76 wins in the last five rewinds due to the loss of two goalkeepers, one of whom is MS Dhoni, who was well caught by diving Morgan in the middle of the season.

Du Plessis exploded Russell three consecutive fours, but could not completely obscure his highest IPL score of 96, while Ravindra Jadeja finished inning with six, while Nitish Rana felt the ball over the rope.

Kolkata lost Shubman Gill at the beginning of their response due to a duck for the first ball, while the opener cut Chahar in Lungi Ngidi at the third man.

Chennai’s Deepak Chahar, who took a 4-13 lead against the Punjab Kings earlier in the tournament, pushed 4-29 against Kolkata

Chennai’s Deepak Chahar, who took a 4-13 lead against the Punjab Kings earlier in the tournament, pushed 4-29 against Kolkata

The sailor – who took a 4-13 lead earlier in the tournament against the Punjab Kings – scored again with 17, while Dhoni sprinted into the square to catch the Nitish Rana skier, before Morgan was just seven behind.

Narine overcame one limit before diving Jadeja caught him in the covers and 31-4 became 31-5 while Rahul Tripathi denied Ngidi’s growing delivery as he seemed to pass the ball to a third man.

Russell refused to calmly descend, knocking out 14 of Ngidi in the powerplay final to pave the way for about 50 25-ball races with Karthik.

The West Indian put out his own half a century by launching Jade long into the sixth maximum, lest he fall further.

Curran made a crucial breakthrough, bowling Russell behind his feet, until he delivered a kick to a ball he thought would be wide, before Karthik was captured by lbw from Ngidi’s well-disguised slower delivery.

Cummins refused to throw in the towel, blasting six six and four fours in a belligerent, high-octane blow, but failed to pull his team across the line.

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