Kolkata: Shubman Gill’s heroic half century helped Kolkata Knight Riders to beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets at the Eden Gardens today. Sent into bat first CSK scored 177 runs for the loss of five wickets in twenty overs .
Both openers of CSK started well before Shane Watson got out in his 36 runs. On the other side du Plessis scored 27 runs. Experienced Suresh Raina scored 31 runs on the other hand skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni continued his top form against KKR but just missed his half century and remained not out on 43.
Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine picked two wickets for the home side while; Kuldeep Yadav got another wicket to restrict the CSK team.
Narine was again very impressive with the bat as he scored 32 runs as other opener Chris Lynn scored just 17 runs. Gill (57*) hit his maiden IPL half century, while skipper Dinesh Karthik played a blistering knock of 45 runs in just 18 deliveries. Rinku Singh was not very impressive as he got just 16 runs.
Lungi Ngidi, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh got a wicket each but it was not enough to defend the total. Bravo and Ngidi wasn’t very impressive today. Experienced Harbhajan Singh was very economical as Bhajji gave away 20 runs in three overs. Jadeja gave just 39 runs in his four overs.