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By Dhiraj | Apr 09, 2019 11:36 PM

The Kolkata Knight Riders batting first had an early collapse losing 4 wickets in the power plays. Russell in spite of struggling with the pitch and his wrist, managed to get an unbeaten 50 off 44 balls that took KKR to a score of 108 in the 20 overs. This score was at least 20 runs short even on this surface.

CSK win another game at chepauk against KKR

The Chennai Super Kings in return started with Shane Watson taking on the bowlers scoring 17 off just 9 balls. Suresh Raina showed some intent as well before getting out to Sunil Narine who picked up Watson as well. From there on Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu just looked at dealing in singles and didn't take any risks. They combined for a 46 run partnership which came of 58 balls. They were not in any hurry has the target was never getting out of reach. Ambati Rayudu fell for 21 from 31 balls, but Faf du Plessis kept going. He made sure to restrain from big shots and played responsibly to take CSK home scoring an unbeaten 43.

The CSK have got yet another win at Chepauk and are looking extremely hard to beat at this venue. They have the perfect team and captain for this ground. KKR though would have liked to put up a better fight and make CSK work for their victory which didn't happen. Their batting efforts was to blame, as they played a number of rash shots early on to lose wickets which set them back. Scoring 20 runs more would have kept them in the game.