IPL 2021, CSK vs KKR: Records scripted as Chennai wins off final ball
Chennai Super Kings came with a crude performance to sneak past Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 in Abu Dhabi. As a result, there were a few records that were scripted in the process.
It was a crass yet splendid performance from former champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK). It edged past fellow former champion Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by a couple of wickets in Match 38 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Consequently, we saw some records being broken too.
CSK scripts a unique
With this win, CSK won an IPL game off the last ball while chasing for the seventh time, which is the most, going past Mumbai Indians' (MI) six.
KKR attains an unwanted
On the other hand, it was the sixth time that KKR had lost an IPL match in the final delivery while defending, going past MI's five.
Faf du Plessis-Ruturaj Gaikwad script a special
Du Plessis and Gaikwad have contributed to 500 runs as pair in IPL 2021. Thus, they have become the fourth pair to do so for CSK in a season after McCullum-D Smith, M Hussey-Vijay and M Hussey-Raina.
Ravindra Jadeja does a special
Jadeja scored 21 runs in the 19th over. As a result, he is the third from CSK to achieve the most in the 19th over of an IPL match while chasing after Suresh Raina (22) and Albie Morkel (28).
Winning the toss and electing to bat, KKR scored 171/6, thanks to reliable twin innings from Rahul Tripathi (45) and Nitish Rana (37*). In reply, CSK chased it down off the final ball, thanks to the top-order and a late cameo by Jadeja.
Brief scores: KKR 171/6 (Tripathi- 45, Rana- 47*; Thakur- 2/20) lost to CSK 172/8 (Gaikwad- 40, de Plessis- 43, Moeen- 32; Narine- 3/41) by 2 wickets.