Chennai Super Kings suffered a 6-wicket defeat from Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL match played on Sunday. Chennai Super Kings had a chance to make it to the playoffs by winning this match, but this loss ruined everything for Chennai now.
After losing, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that when his team came out to bowl, he stated that the team should have scored around 180 runs. After stopping Chennai for 144 runs for six wickets, KKR achieved the target at the loss of four wickets in 18.3 overs.
After the match, Chennai captain MS Dhoni said, “The minute we bowled the first ball in the second innings, we knew we needed to make 180, but we could not score 180 on that pitch. We can’t really blame any of our bowlers. Just the conditions had a big impact on the game.”
Dhoni praised Shivam Dubey, who scored an unbeaten 48 off 34 balls, and Deepak Chahar, who took three wickets on this occasion. Further, Dhoni gave an important statement on Shivam Dube and Deepak Chahar’s performance.
“I am very happy with what Shivam has done, but the important thing is that he is not satisfied and keeps on improving. Deepak Chahar is an expert in swinging the ball. He knows where to bowl, where is the fielding and he bowls accordingly,” said Dhoni.
After winning the toss, Chennai scored 144 runs in 20 overs while batting first. Shivam Dube scored 48, not out. At the same time, Conway played an inning of 30 runs. KKR won the match by scoring 147 runs thanks to half-centuries from Rinku and Rana. Deepak Chahar took three wickets. Chennai still remains in the second position in the points table.