Kolka Kite Readers suffered a heartbreaking defeat in a game against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday, losing a high-scoring thriller with 18 tracks. Pursuing a 221-goal goal, KKR were reduced to 31/5 in the power plate before the bottom midfield faked a great comeback to get the country back in the game.
Co-owner of KKR Shah Rukh Khan opened on Twitter to respond to the exciting game in Mumbai.
“I can … should … have to sit in the back seat tonight … @ KKRiders it was pretty great, I feel. (uh, if we can forget the beating power game !!) well done guys … @ Russell12A @ patcummins30 @DineshKarthik try to make this a habit … we’ll be back !! “Khan writes.
Andre Russell (54 of 22 balls; 3×4, 6×6), Pat Cummins (66 not of 34 balls; 4×4, 6×6) and Dinesh Karthik (40 of 24 balls; 4×4, 2×6) organized a remarkable battle to take KKR to 201 / 9 for 19 frames. However, with the 20 needed for the latter, the last man, Prashid Krishna, was exhausted from the first delivery as Cummins tried to steal twice to keep the strike going.
220/3 of CSK in 20 frames has been upgraded Faf du Plessisare undefeated 95 of 60 balls (9×4, 4×6) and 64 of Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Earlier, Cummins had knocked down 30 of Sam Quran, while Russell had hit Shardul Thakur for 24 tracks to highlight the race.