Chennai Super Kings won the battle of table toppers with a seven wicket victory over Kolkata KnightRiders. Deepak Chahar picked three top order wickets to restrict Kolkata to 108 for 9 before Chennairomped home for their fifth win in six games.
Andre Russell kept Chennai bowlers at bayDeepak Chahar was on fire Chennai Super Kings seemed like a mission to bring down the high flyingKolkata Knight Riders on earth.Deepak Chahar struck the first blow, Chris Lynn out for a duck. Next up,Harbhajan got the dangerous Sunil Narine in the very next over.
Chahar was breathing fire at Chepauk,and made it 4 for 24 with the wickets of Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa. KKR were up against it rightfrom the outset, losing fou . In form batsman Andre Russell was the only one who kept Chennai bowlersat bay, while the rest of the batsmen were making their way in and out of the field.
Rayudu lost patience, reward went to Piyush ChawlaIt was Russell's XXX that allowed Knight Riders to eventually settle for XXX. In reply, Chennai did loseShane Watson and Suresh Raina cheaply but then asking rate was always within their reach. Only 28were needed when Rayudu lost his patience and reward went to Piyush Chawla. But that was the lastsource of joy as far Kolkata Knight Riders were concerned as Du Plessis stood strong and guided Chennaihome with seven wickets in hand.
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