The carnage of Andre Russell and Pat CumminsThe bubble show at the time of his death was in vain, as Kolkata Knight Riders suffered an 18-time defeat against the Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday. While Russell scored 54 of 22, Cummins finished with a 34-ball 66 in a hard chase at Wankhead.
Russell-Cummins’ storm, however, failed to raise a robbery as Kolkata’s team sold for 202 as it chased a frightening total of 220 runs in Mumbai.
Earlier, Faf du Plessis reached a sensational 95 after his opening partner Ruturaj Gaikwad, 64, left in the 13th. The 24-year-old Ruturai registered his first fifty for the season as he joined forces with du Plessis after KKR chose to play on the field. The duo laid the foundations by adding an open stand of 115 tracks.
After Routurage’s dismissal, Du Plessis united in form Mouen Ali to add 50 tracks for the second gate. Ali, who had made a comprehensive show in CSK’s last match against Rajasthan, looked good before being overwhelmed by Dinesh Kartik off Sunil Narinedelivery. The English national gave way to skipper Donnie, who rose in the ranks of the watts.
Dhoni chips with 17 out of 8 deliveries, which consist of 2 fours and a maximum. A flat six over the middle of a wicket against Prasid Krishna was probably the focus of Donnie’s late cameo. In the last five overs, CSK has managed to collect 76 tracks, with du Plessis playing a vital role with his willow.
Du Plessis defeated Andre Russell for three consecutive fours and was followed by six from Pat Cummins at the end. However, he failed to reach the three-digit mark with five tracks. Good at everything Ravindra Jadea finished CSK’s inning with a style of six over the middle of the wicket.
Chakravarti was the best bowling alley for Calcutta, handing out 27 tracks in his four overs and choosing the gateway to Gaikwad. Sunil Narine registered 1/34 in his four overs