A nail biting match happened on the 37th match of the Indian Premier League between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings. Both the teams have outperformed in the first phase of IPL 2021.
After disappointing their audience in a few games, Kolkata Knight Riders are back on track after their crushing performance against Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Their terrific back to back victories have moved them to the top side of the points table.
A new match with lots of expectations happened on Sunday at the Dubai International stadium. KKR won the toss and decided to take the batting line first. This two-times champion started off well scoring quick runs at the beginning.
The pitch was quite challenging to bat. Shubhman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer didn’t do much as opening batsmen. After a baffling call, Iyer made a wrong call to run out Shubman Gill.
However, two important pillars of this game were Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana. Their partnership had paved way to a momentum that made the Kolkata Knight Riders steady in the game. Andre Rusell couldn’t show his skills in front of Shardul Thakur. The West Indies International cricketer had to bow down after the dangerous delivery of this bowler.
With the support of Dinesh Kartik, the team was able to achieve a mammoth total of 171 runs at the end of twenty overs. It was a difficult total to achieve in the absence of Dwayne Bravo. However, with power hitters like Jaddu in the team, the MS Dhoni led army moved to the victory line with ease. Winning this game, they have stepped to qualify for the playoffs.
Out of Sheer Frustration Nitish Rana Shouts
At times things don’t go the way we would have expected. One such incident happened in the IPL 2021 match. Since he couldn’t hit a boundary for that particular delivery, Nitish Rana was frustrated. This incident happened on the 17th over of the fixture. His slang word was heard by everyone on the ground as it was crystal clear after he shouted.