Review of 15th match of IPL Chennai Super Kings versus Kolkata Knight Riders :
MS Dhoni -led Chennai Super Kings registered victory against Eion Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL Chennai Super Kings versus Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs in 14th tournament of IPL (2021) played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Wednesday, 21st April 2021.
Umpires of the IPL Chennai Super Kings versus Kolkata Knight Riders match – Paul Reiffel, Anil Dandekar, Anil Chaudhary, Yeshwant Barde
Referee of the 15th match of IPL Chennai Super Kings versus Kolkata Knight Riders match – Shakti Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and took the decision of fielding first.
Chennai Super Kings Innings of IPL Chennai Super Kings versus Kolkata Knight Riders:
Chennai Super Kings posted a total of 220/3 and played with the run rate of 11.00.
Opener Faf du Plessis has shown excellent performance with his bat and smashed 95 runs off 60 balls including 9 fours and 4 sixes. Ruturaj Gaikwad was also seen in his brilliant form, smashed half-century scored the total of 64 runs off 42 balls. Partnership of Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad was proved vital for Chennai Super Kings and added 115 runs. Moeen Ali contributed 25 runs off 12 balls.
Varun Chakaravarthy and Sunil Narine picked up 1 wicket each for 27 and 34 runs respectively in their 4 wickets. Andre Russell picked up 1 wicket for 27 runs in his 2 overs.
Kolkata Knight Riders Innings of IPL Chennai Super Kings versus Kolkata Knight Riders:
Chasing this total, KKR played with run rate of 10.53. Kolkata Knight Riders were looking weak in the starting only as they lost their 5 wickets after score of only 31 runs. Pat Cummins tried very hard with his bat till end to take his team towards victory as he smashed 66 runs off 34 balls but all his efforts went in vain. Andre Russell played excellently scoring 54 runs off 22 balls. Dinesh Karthik also played fine knock and smashed 40 runs off 24 balls.
Deepak Chahar took 4 wickets for 29 runs in his 4 overs. Lungi Ngidi picked 3 wickets for 28 runs in his 4 overs. Sam Curran picked up 1 wicket for 58 runs in his 4 overs.
Kolkata Knight Riders were all out for 202 runs in 19.1 overs and thus lost the match by 18 runs.
Important stats and numbers related to 15th match of IPL Chennai Super Kings versus Kolkata Knight Riders:
Dinesh Karthik played his 200th IPL match and became the third player after MS Dhoni who has played 208 IPL matches and Rohit Sharma who has played 204 IPL matches to have such a great achievement.
Faf du Plessis completed his 6000 T20 runs in this match and became the sixth player from South Africa to reach the feat of success.
The partnership of Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad contributed 115 runs and it was the highest opening partnership for Chennai Super Kings against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL.
Chennai Super Kings made the score of 220/3 and it was their highest ever innings total against Kolkata Knight Riders. Moreover it was and fifth-highest total score made against all teams in IPL.
The partnership between Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik contributed 81 runs and it was fifth-highest partnership for the sixth wicket by players of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL
Pat Cummins scored 30 runs in an over against Sam Curran and it is the joint third-most runs made in an over by a player in IPL history.
Pat Cummins’ score in this match was the highest individual score by a number 8 batsman in an inning in IPL history. Before this it happened in 2015 when Harbhajan Singh had scored 64 runs while playing against Punjab Kings.
Sam Curran gave away 58 runs in 4 overs, which is joint-most for Chennai Super Kings bowler in IPL history. In 2015 Mohit Sharma also gave away 58 runs while playing against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
MS Dhoni became the first player to complete his 150 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in IPL history.