KKR-202/6 (20 OVER)
CSK-205/5 (19.5 OVER)
In the 6th match of Vivo IPL 2018 Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets in their home ground at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium,Chennai. Sam Billings played a match winning innings which helped CSK to win their second match in this IPL season.CSK secured a thrilling five- wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in a very exciting, breath-taking thrilling match.
CSK won the toss and elected to ball first.KKR lost the early wicket of Sunil Narine at the score of 19 who was dismisses by Harbhajan Singh followed by the wicket of Lynn at the score of 51,who was dismissed by Jadega.Between 80-89,KKR lost three quick wickets of Ranab,Uthappa and R. Singh.After that came the ‘ANDRE’S STORM’.with the help of 11 6s and 1 four,he smashed 88 not out from 36 balls.He was well supported by D. Karthik((26).Russell’s inning helped KKR to put a huge total of 203 before the CSK team.
Shane Watson(42 off 19 balls) and Rayudu’s(39 off 26) gave a good start to the CSK innings.T Curran took the wicket of Shane Watson and Rayudu waa dismissed by K. Yadav.Sunil Narine bowled some tight overs and slowed down the run rate in the middle overs.He also dismissed Raina((14).Sam Billings and MS Dhoni tried to built up a partnership.Sam Billings (56 off 23)was on fires.
He hit three sixes in the Curran’s over and kept CSK in the winnig race.After the fall of Dhoni’s(25 off 28)wicket,CSK were in trouble again but Billings was unstopable.He went on playing his shots but Curran took his wicket in the 19th over and once again match turned into the favour of KKR.CSK needed 17 runs in the final over.Bravo’s not out 11 from 5 balls and Jadega’s six over the long-on on the fifth ball of Vinay Kumar’s over secured second consecutive win for the CSK in the tournament.
MAN OF THE MATCH- SAM BILLINGS for his wonderful inning of 56 runs from 23 balls.
It was a very close thrilling match.It was hard to say which team will win the match but finally CSK won it.With this win CSK is on the top of the points table.It was a wonderful match and every cricket fan admired it.