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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.

Russel Finishes Off in Style!

Well Kolkata Night Riders played Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 24th, at Eden Park. The Stadium was jam packed as it was a weekend. Dinesh Karthik, Captain of Kolkata Night Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first. David Warner was banned from all formats of the game as he was found guilty under the act of Ball-tampering. Now that he has a made a comeback, he trashed the opposition on his very first match. He got into a blistering start.

One of the biggest advantages for SRH will be the return of David Warner. He may not get back to the post of a captain, but he will still be a crucial member in the leadership group- Tom Moody said in the recent interview. Despite being one of the top teams in T20- league in the last three years, Sunrisers enter yet another season of the competition with not many eyeballs tracking their every pre-season move. SRH was asked to bat; they managed to put 181 runs on the board at the loss of three wickets. David Warner scored 85 in 53 balls and Vijay Shankar was fabulous with this bat. His crucial 40 runs of 24 runs were much needed as KKR was about conquer the innings, Shanker pulled it off brilliantly.

Kolkata Night Riders started off brilliantly as it was their home ground they knew about the dew, which is going to change the match circumstances on the later half of the game. Nitish Rana delivered to his potential when it was needed for his team. He managed to score 68 runs of 47 balls. Post 10 overs, Kaul was bowling into the right areas which was very difficult for KKR batters to score. Dre-russel was extra-ordinary with his bat, he demolished the opposition absolutely. Russel finishes off in style with 49 runs off 18balls. KKR beat SRH by 6 wickets.