Imran Tahir and Suresh Raina’s top-notch performances helped Chennai Super Kings get one foot into the playoff, as the team beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets on Sunday at the Eden Gardens.
Tahir finished with 4/27 to help restrict KKR to 161/8. Then, Raina struck an unbeaten 58 off 42 balls to help CSK cross the finish line.
As the players celebrate their second victory over KKR this season, Twitter applauded the team for yet another win.
#CSK can come out with a manual on Art Of Consistency— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 14, 2019
Fine, methodical chase by CSK, handing out lesson to KKR’s batsmen who were given to needless, reckless excess and finished about 20 runs short. In the end, that proved decisive— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 14, 2019
Over the years, MSD has led by example on how to chase down totals calmly and methodically. What that's done is develop a culture within CSK where the process/systems take over even when MSD himself has a bad day.#KKRvCSK— Nikhil Naz (@NikhilNaz) April 14, 2019
CSK is rare team. They consistently win matches without the help of a West Indian. #KKRvCSK— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) April 14, 2019
In the last five overs, the hosts could muster only 28 runs at the cost of three wickets. Shardul (2/18), who along with Tahir was the other architect of Chennai's choke, removed Shubman Gill (15) and Piyush Chawla (0) in the final over.
(With inputs from IANS)
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