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Suresh Raina’s stole the Show!

Yet another Comprehensive wins for the kings against Kolkata Night Riders, at Eden Park.  The Night Riders had secured second position before this match. It was a super display of cricket at the Eden Park. Pitch was way slower for the batters to bat on. The toss was very crucial. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the King Maker won the toss and elected to bowl first. MSD said that there are no changes in his playing eleven as he wants continue the momentum among his same playing eleven for the upcoming matches. The Champion’s comeback still awaits the CSK’s camp.

Having said that, Chris lynn and Sunil Narine opened the innings for Kolkata Night Riders. They started off well. Lynn capitalized his innings beautifully with the new ball. He knew when he had to hit across the boundaries and when he has maneuver the balls on the ground. Deepak Chahar was brutally hit by Chris Lynn. MSD, the skipper had lot of things going through his minds. He bought in Imran Tahir into the attack. He delivered a wicket to his captain on the first spell. Narine was taken off by Tahir. Robbie Uthappa was beaten-up by Imran Tahir’s flipper and was out-caught at Log-off! Chris Lynn on the other hand paced his innings amazingly well. He managed to hit 4-sixers off Jadeja’s over.  Later on, Tahir’s mystery wrist spin attack fetched him 4 crucial wickets, considering 27 runs out of his 4 overs. They set a target of 161 at the end of 20 overs.

CSK was asked to chase a 161 runs. Watson and Faf Du Plessis gave a good start to their team. Faf was awesome, he punished Dre-Russel with a magnificent shots. He hit 4-Boundaries of his over and all those shots were a treat to watch. He couldn’t continue his momentum for long. Du Plessis and Watson were sent back before the powerplay ended. Kedar jadhav looked amazing at the start of his innings and he was out cheaply. MSD couldn’t resist against the mystery spinner Sunil Narine. Three early wickets actually costed the Team CSK. Well, the defending champions had lot of things to prove. Tahir’s 4 wicket-Haul, Suresh Raina’s 58 and Jaddu’s crucial 30 runs off 17 balls took CSK on a winning Streak.

CSK vs KKR Today: Both Teams to Walk in With Confidence

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Match number 5 of IPL 2018 is expected to be a pure feast for the fans, given both the ex IPL champions have already registered one victory each this season. With the obvious home ground advantage CSK would look to dominate the game from the word go but KKR with a pumped-up morale after their last victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore won’t come easy either.

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Let us not forget CSK is back in the game after a ban of 2 years. The team is known for being fierce and this time they are hungrier than ever. Their last match against Mumbai Indians was a testimony that they won’t let go of anything and will be one of the top contenders for the title. CSK chased a decent target of 166 runs against MI in a nail-biting finish with Dwayne Bravo coming out as a clear hero, both with the bat and the ball.

Dinesh Karthik’s squad, full of talented old and newbies, will play to register their second consecutive win. Nitish Rana performed exceptionally well for KKR in the last match and Sunil Narine brought in some charisma too with his bat. The good part about KKR has been that the entire team is contributing while CSK survived mostly on the lone ranger of the night, Dwayne Bravo, in their last game.

On the whole the 5th clash of IPL 2018 should be an out and out entertainer if it doesn’t get eclipsed by the protests around the ongoing Cauvery water issue in Chennai. The IPL fans, especially those of CSK and KKR, will not like to see the match getting derailed due to a Political powerplay.

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