Chennai Super Kings (CSK) barely got over the line in the 38th match of the IPL 2021 against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Abu Dhabi, as they won the match by just 2 wickets on the last ball of the match.
Eoin Morgan won the toss and chose to bat first on a used Abu Dhabi pitch and put on 171/6 on the board. Rahul Tripathi (45), Nitish Rana (37*), and Dinesh Karthik (26) were the main scorers for the KKR team. For CSK, Josh Hazlewood and Shardul Thakur picked two wickets each.
In reply, Faf du Plessis (43) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (40) added 74 for the opening wicket. Moeen Ali continued the runs and made 32, but then KKR bowlers struck back with Sunil Narine picking 3 wickets. However, Ravindra Jadeja hit 22 runs off the 19th over by Prasidh Krishna to bring CSK back into the game.
Though Narine removed Curran and Jadeja in the last over, 4 runs were just too less to defend and Chahar took CSK to the win on the last ball of the match. CSK went to the top of the points table with 8 wins from 10 matches.
The Cricket fraternity was all praiseful for such a close finish and lauded both the teams for an exciting encounter. But more praise was reserved for Ravindra Jadeja for taking CSK over the finish line.
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