Chasing a stiff target of 178, Kolkata Knight Riders registered a clinical six-wicket victory against Chennai Super Kings in match 33 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 at the iconic Eden Gardens on Thursday. Young Shubman Gill (57*) slammed his maiden IPL half-century for KKR. Captain Dinesh Karthik also contributed with an unbeaten knock of 45.
Earlier, Kolkata spinners impressed with Sunil Narine leading from the front before Chennai Super Kings' inspirational captain MS Dhoni's late flourish guided his side to 177 for five.
It was skipper Dhoni who once again propped up the total with an unbeaten 43 from 25 balls that included four sixes and one four.
Narine returned with impressive figures of 2 for 20, while Piyush Chawla grabbed 2 for 35 as the duo bowled 22 dot balls in the middle overs to keep CSK's batting in check after the Chennai outfit had crossed 200-plus totals four times this season.
Young pacer Shivam Mavi also impressed with his pace and bounce during but went wicketless giving away 21 runs from three overs as CSK scored bulk of their runs against veteran Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson who leaked 51 runs from his four overs.