Bowlers , Rinku and Nitish keeps KKR alive

KKR beat CSK by 6 wickets (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets and stay alive in IPL 2023. After restricting CSK to 144/6 in 20 overs they chased it down in 18.3 overs with 6 wickets remaining.

KKR spinner Sunil Narine bowled an outstanding spell of 2/15 in his 4 over quota. He picked the wickets of A Rayudu and M Ali. Varun Chakravarthy (2/36 in 4 overs) , S Thakur (1/15 in 3 overs) and Vaibhav Arora (1/30 in 4 overs) are the other wicket takers for KKR.

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Bowlers helps KKR to restrict CSK to their lowest total in IPL 2023. Shivam Dube (48* runs from 34 balls) was the top scorer for CSK. Devon Conway (30 runs from 28 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja (20 runs from 24 balls) are the other main scorer for CSK.

Defending a small total Deepak Chahar gives a good start for CSK by picking their top 3 batters cheaply. He dismissed Rahmanullah Gurbaz 1(4) , Venkatesh Iyer 9(4) and Jason Roy 12(15).

Nitish and Rinku put together 99 runs for the fourth wicket (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Nitish Rana (57* runs from 44 balls) and Rinku Singh (54 runs from 43 balls) partnership of 99 runs from 76 balls for the fourth wicket helps them to win the match and keep alive in the tournament. CSK missed an opportunity to dismiss Nitish Rana when he was batting on 17. M Pathirana dropped him off the bowling of M Ali.

Deepak Chahar (3/27 in 3 overs) is the only wicket taker for CSK.

Impact Player (CSK):- Matheesha Pathirana in for Shivam Dube

Impact Player (KKR):- Venkatesh Iyer in for Suyash Sharma

Rinku Singh (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Player of the Match:- Rinku Singh (54 runs from 43 balls)

Next Match (15/05/2023):- Gujarat Titans vs Sunrises Hyderabad (07:30 PM , IST)

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