Ajinkya Rahane stars with excellent 71* as CSK register massive win over KKR and prime the desk



In a close to excellent recreation for the yellow military, Chennai Tremendous Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 49 runs at Eden Gardens on Sunday to go prime of the desk.

Powered by a fiery powerplay involving Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad the place they scored 59 runs, CSK had been then propelled to a colossal whole of 235/4 because of a batting exhibition by the center order duo of Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube.

Rahane, who regarded in unbelievable contact, raced to an unbeaten 71 off simply 29 deliveries whereas Dube scored a 21-ball 50.

IPL 2023: Ajinkya Rahane scores a sensational 71* off 29 in KKR v CSK – ‘Spectacular transformation’

Chasing the best ever rating on the venue, Nitish Rana and Co had been already on the again foot however a stable begin with the ball from CSK ensured that the house crew had been pushed again even additional. They misplaced each the openers within the first two overs, whereas Venkatesh Iyer (20) and Rana (27) had been dismissed in again to again overs with none important impression.

There was an unbelievable fightback by Jason Roy, batting at 5, who scored the second-fastest fifty of the season, off simply 19 deliveries. Rinku Singh on the opposite finish additionally registered a powerful 33-ball fifty. Nonetheless, virtually all hope was misplaced as Andre Russell (9), David Wiese (1) and Umesh Yadav (4) couldn’t present the help Rinku wanted.

Some disciplined bowling significantly by Matheesha Pathirana (1/27), Tushar Deshpande (2/43) and Mahesh Theekshana (2/32) ensured KKR by no means received far forward within the chase.

With this win, CSK go to the highest of the desk with ten factors.

Factors desk after Match 33

TEAM P W L NRR FOR AGAINST PTS
CSK 7 5 2 0.662 1325/136.5 1257/139.2 10
RR 7 4 3 0.844 1274/139.2 1162/140.0 8
LSG 7 4 3 0.547 1179/136.0 1133/139.3 8
GT 6 4 2 0.212 1015/117.2 1007/119.2 8
RCB 7 4 3 -0.008 1262/136.2 1297/140.0 8
PBKS 7 4 3 -0.162 1171/135.3 1171/133.0 8
MI 6 3 3 -0.254 1080/117.4 1080/114.3 6
KKR 7 2 5 -0.186 1260/136.0 1257/133.0 4
SRH 6 2 4 -0.794 937/117.1 1008/114.4 4
DC 6 1 5 -1.183 898/119.2 1029/118.1 2

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