Imran Tahir 4 wicket haul rips through Kolkota Kinght Riders
After a superb 82 in 51 balls by KKR opener Chris Lynn the home team was able to record their moderate total after they had been sent in to bat on an excellent pitch for batting by Chennai skipper MS Dhoni.
Muscular Chris Lynn dominated the scoring while he was at the crease, smashing seven fours and six sixes in his innings. His effort was all the more admirable for the right-hand batsman having to drag himself out of bed after suffering from flu.
But the story at the other end was more worrying for the visitors as only Nitish Rana went past 20 as the wickets fell with regularity.
Du Plessis was the headline act in the field for Chennai Super Kings.
On the Other Hand Imran Tahir On an Eden Gardens surface where spinners dont do well he produce a classic spell of spin bowling. He took 4 wickets giving only 27 runs to add a full stop on the fiery batting line up of KKR.
Kolkata Knight Riders XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney
Chennai Super Kings XI: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (capt, wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
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Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Series: Indian Premier League 2019
Toss: Chennai Super Kings won the toss & elected to field first
Player Of The Match: Imran Tahir
Match days: 14 April 2019
Umpires: Rod Tucker, Nandan
TV Umpires: Yeshwant Barde
Reserve Umpire: Belur Ravi
Match Referee: Manu Nayyar
Points: Chennai Super Kings 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0