What a match and what a spectacular return to their home ground MA Chidambaram Stadium from almost 3 years as CSK won their home ground opening match in Chennai. A full ‘paisa vasool’ performance and victory for Chennai Super Kings fans as it was full of entertainment from both the sides. From Andre Russell’s sixes to Ravindra Jadeja’s wining six in the final over, let’s have a quick look at CSK vs KRR 5th Match IPL 2018 Highlights…
CSK vs KRR 5th Match IPL 2018
IPL 2018 Match 5 Analysis : CSK vs KRR, 5th Match
Toss : Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bowl
Man of the Match : Sam Billings
Match Number : 5
|Match||Date||KRR Inns||CSK Inns||Result||MoM|
|CSK vs KRR||Thursday, April 10, 2018||202-6 (20)||205-5 (20)||Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets||Sam Billings|
Initially Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bowl and KKR opener Narine and Lynn took the charge by scoring 18 runs in the first over itself, but one smart move from Dhoni as he brought Harbhajan Singh in action and he took the wicket of dangerous looking Sunil Narine. From there CSK took 5 wickets in half of the inning itself as after 10 over KKR were 89/5. But it was Andre Russell’s inning of 88 runs in 36 ball which took the final score above 200 as CSK had to chase 203 runs in 20 overs.
CSK started chase in style as their opener scored team’s fastest first 50 runs in 3.4 overs only and before timeout score read 75-1 in 6 overs. Once KKR introduced their spinners in the game the run rate slowed down in the middle overs but it was Sam Billings quick inning which accelerated the run rate. Final over and 17 run required was not an impossible job for CSK players as Vinay Kumar delivered a no-ball and Bravo hit the six to slow down the equation and 4 runs needed from last 2 balls, Ravindra Jadeja hit the winning six of 5th ball and CSK won the match by 5 wickets.
KRR Inns : Andre Russell – 88(36), Robin Uthappa 29(16), Shane Watson – 4-39-2, Harbhajan Singh 2-11-1
CSK Inns : Sam Billings – 56(23), Shane Watson – 42(19), Tom Curran – 3-39-2, Sunil Narine – 4-17-1
CSK stands at the top of the table. CSK vs KRR 5th Match IPL 2018 match had some clean hitting from both the side but it was Jadeja’s last over winning six which stole the show as CSK won by 5 wickets.