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Coming from a positive note of a facile win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last match, Chennai Super kings couldn’t maintain the momentum today suffering defeat from the hands of Dinesh Kartik led Kolkata Knight Riders.
Though old masters were briefly on display, Dhoni with a superlative catch and a lightning stumping to end KKR’s innings and Shane Watson with a fluent half century, this wasn’t sufficient for CSK to achieve the target of 168 runs set by KKR.
CSK ended up with a score of 157-5, handing a 10 runs victory to KKR. For KKR, Rahul Tripathi, opening for KKR for the first time in this IPL, shone with a score of 81 from 51 balls and KKR bowlers Narine, Chakravarthy, Nagarkoti and Russell held CSK on a tight leash.
Dhoni’s decision to go up the order, batting second down did not click. Following are some of the tweets about the match:
Shahrukh Khan just shouted, "Rahul, naam toh suna hoga" when Rahul Tripathi came to take the Man of the Match award. #IPL2020— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) October 7, 2020
Well who am I to question the tactics of @Bazmccullum and @DineshKarthik .... what a fine 10 over block in the back end of that match ... fabulous bowling. Never seen @ChennaiIPL squeezed like that before 👏👏👏👏— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) October 7, 2020