|

Super Kings crushed Riders







Pin It



Avenging its first-leg defeat at home against the same opponent, Chennai Super Kings pulled off a stunning five-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in a dramatic IPL match in Eden Gardens with Dwayne Bravo smashing a last-ball six, to keep their hopes of a play-off berth alive.

Replying to the Knight Riders’ 158/6, the Super Kings needed five off the last ball. But West Indies all-rounder Dwyane Bravo (11 not out; 7 b, 1×6) held his nerves to dispatch a low full toss from Rajat Bhatia over the long on fence as the visitors reached 160/5 and silence descended at the Eden Gardens.

 Super Kings crushed Riders

The Super Kings had a cracker of a start, with man of the match Mike Hussey (56; 39 b, 4×4, 4×6) and Murali Vijay (36; 24 b, 5×4, 1×6) mercilessly belting the Knight Riders’ bowlers during a 97-run opening wicket stand off only 9.2 overs.

The floodgates opened as early as in the second over that saw Knight Riders pacer Lakshmipathy Balaji conceding 25 runs with both batsmen making a feast of fours and sixes.

Earlier, put in to bat, Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir blasted his eighth half century of the tournament, but the home side failed to follow up on an explosive start.

Gambhir (62; 43 b, 4×6, 3×6) and Brendon McCullum (37; 29 b, 4X4, 1X6) launched the Knights’ innings on a high rampaging a 69-ball 99, but loss of quick wickets led to a drop in the run rate as the Super Kings were set an asking rate of 7.95 runs per over.



You might also like:

IPL 2012 Opening : Salman Khan Performs
Bangalore thrash Daredevils by 20 runs
A B de Villiers and ...
PWI vs KXIP : 8th Apr 2012
Heroic deeds of Samu...
Finally Azhar Mahmood gets visa, joins Kings XI soon
Former Pakistan all-...
CSK vs [MI] : 6th Apr 2013
Mumbai Indians have ...
[CSK] vs RR : 22nd Apr 2013
Chennai were cruisin...
Easy win for Super kings against Knight Riders
Despite possessing t...
[RR] vs DD : 7th May 2013
Rahul Dravid and Aji...

Live score

Social