Dubai: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) restricted Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to 172 runs in the 49th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Dubai International Stadium. Chasing the target of 173 runs, CSK beat KKR by 6 wickets scoring 178 runs.
CSK openers Shane Watson and Ruturaj Gaikwad began the 2nd innings. Both the openers had a good start. Remaining unbeaten, with several boundaries, the openers scored 44 runs by the end of powerplay.
However, in the 8th over, Watson departed scoring 14 runs off 18 deliveries. Varun Chakravarthy took the big wicket. while CSK’s total score was 50.
Following the downfall of team’s first wicket, Gaikwad took the responsibility of leading his team towards victory. In halfway through the chase, CSK was at 74 runs with loss of one wicket.
Soon, Gaikwad scored his IPL fifty off 37 deliveries. It was his 2nd half-century in the Dream-11 IPL.