IPL-2021

IPL 2021, Match 15: CSK hold KKR to go top of the table

CSK survived KKR's fightback to go top of the table in IPL 2021.

India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: April 22, 2021 9:12 IST ]
  • Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) lower order put up a brave fight but could not get their team past the finishing line, as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat them by 18 runs in a high-scoring encounter.
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    Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) lower order put up a brave fight but could not get their team past the finishing line, as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat them by 18 runs in a high-scoring encounter.

  • CSK's 220/3 in 20 overs was built on Faf du Plessis's unbeaten 95 off 60 balls (9x4, 4x6), as he shared a 115-run opening stand with Ruturaj Gaikwad (64 off 42 balls,6x4, 4x6).
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    CSK's 220/3 in 20 overs was built on Faf du Plessis's unbeaten 95 off 60 balls (9x4, 4x6), as he shared a 115-run opening stand with Ruturaj Gaikwad (64 off 42 balls,6x4, 4x6).

  • Skipper MS Dhoni chipped in with 17 runs off just eight deliveries, while contribution from Moeen Ali (25 off 12 balls) helped CSK cross the 200-run mark.
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    Skipper MS Dhoni chipped in with 17 runs off just eight deliveries, while contribution from Moeen Ali (25 off 12 balls) helped CSK cross the 200-run mark.

  • Deepak Chahar had run through the KKR top order, taking four wickets for 29 runs in his four overs, as the Knight Riders were once reeling at 31/5 in the sixth over.
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    Deepak Chahar had run through the KKR top order, taking four wickets for 29 runs in his four overs, as the Knight Riders were once reeling at 31/5 in the sixth over.

  • However, Andre Russell (54 off 22 balls; 3x4, 6x6) and Dinesh Karthik (40 off 24 balls; 4x4, 2x6) staged a remarkable fight to steer KKR out of trouble.
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    However, Andre Russell (54 off 22 balls; 3x4, 6x6) and Dinesh Karthik (40 off 24 balls; 4x4, 2x6) staged a remarkable fight to steer KKR out of trouble.

  • Pat Cummins (66 not out off 34 balls; 4x4, 6x6) stayed the last man standing but failed to take KKR to a stunning win, as the side fell short by 18 runs. 
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    Pat Cummins (66 not out off 34 balls; 4x4, 6x6) stayed the last man standing but failed to take KKR to a stunning win, as the side fell short by 18 runs. 

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