Chennai Super Kings get home with 2 balls to spare against Kolkata Knight Riders

Suresh Raina 58* for CSK today in IPL
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Chennai Super Kings won the toss and decided to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Kolkata today in the first IPL match of the day.

Match Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders 161-8 (Chris Lynn 82; Imran Tahir 4-27, Shardul Thakur 2-18)

Chennai Super Kings 162-5 (Suresh Raina 58, Ravindra Jadeja 31*; Sunil Narine 2-19, Piyush Chawla 2-32)

Result - Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets

Scorecard

Tournament Stats and points Table

Asked to bat first at their home ground, Eden Gardens, Kolkata Knight Riders scored a par total of 161-8 mainly thanks to Chris Lynn 82 - Imran Tahir 4-27 and Shardul Thakur 2-18 were the pick of the bowlers for Chennai Super Kings.

In reply, Chennai Super Kings scored 162-5, getting home in the run chase by 5 wickets and 2 balls to spare -  Suresh Raina 58* and Ravindra Jadeja 31* getting them over the line with an unbeaten 6th wicket partnership of 41 - Sunil Narine 2-19 and Piyush Chawla 2-32 were the stars with the ball for KKR.

 

Kolkata Knight Riders - Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(c)(wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney

Chennai Super Kings - Shane Watson,Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(c)(wk), Kedar Jadhav,Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

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