In the crucial match against Chennai Super Kings Kolkata Knight Riders
Defeated. This complicates the chances of reaching the playoffs. Chennai won the toss and elected to bat first. Although Nitish Rana (87 off 61 balls) excelled, no one at the other end supported him. With this, Kolkata managed only 172 runs in 20 overs. The Chennai Super Kings played well from the start in goal scoring. Young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad (72 off 53 balls) led Chennai towards the target. Ravindra Jadeja won the toss and elected to field. Let’s see the reason for Kolkata’s defeat in this match.
Both the openers gave Kolkata a good start for the first time this season. Gill and Rana added 48 runs in six overs. But in the middle overs the Kolkata batsmen batted sloppily. Only managed 58 runs in 9 overs. Though Dinesh Karthik sparkled at the end with this .. Kolkata managed only 172 runs. The Knight Riders had to make more runs in view of the snow effect.
Kolkata bowled five bowlers in a row in the power play. The Kolkata bowlers initially tried to control the Chennai batsmen from playing aggressively. But did not focus on taking wickets. With this, the snow effect started after that .. It came together for the batsmen. Kolkata have failed to take wickets in the power play in the last 8 matches.
Despite having five special bowlers in the squad, captain Ian Morgan bowled with part-time off-spinner Nitish Rana. No need to bowl with Rana .. Morgan’s decision came as a surprise. With Rana giving up 16 runs in that over .. Chennai batsmen slowly recovered in the match.
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