ABU DHABI: Rahul Tripathi celebrated his promotion to the highest by putting a 51-ball 81 as Kolkata Knight Riders returned to profitable methods with a 10-run victory over Chennai Tremendous Kings within the Indian Premier League on Wednesday.
Tripathi stood tall on the way in which to his fifth IPL fifty earlier than Kolkata Knight Riders faltered within the again finish of the innings to be bowled out for 167.
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In reply, CSK had been stopped at 157 for 5.
Having restored his confidence with a whirlwind 83 not out in opposition to Kings XI Punjab, veteran CSK opener Shane Watson picked up from the place he had left to slam a 40-ball 50, his 21st within the profitable league.
Watson feasted on the short-ball technique of KKR bowlers in a 69-run partnership with Ambati Rayudu (30 from 27 balls).
Needing 78 runs within the final 10 overs, the CSK duo departed for addition of simply two runs, whereas Mahendra Singh Dhoni, popping out to bat at No. 4, received out for 11.

Sam Curran hit 17 from 11 balls, however that was not sufficient as CSK fell brief.
The win catapulted KKR to the third place within the desk with three wins from 5 matches, whereas CSK remained at 5 with 4 factors from six video games.
Earlier, Chennai Tremendous Kings staged a outstanding comeback as KKR misplaced three wickets within the final over with ‘birthday boy’ Dwayne Bravo eradicating two of them for a formidable 3/37.
Tripathi raced to his fifty in 31 balls to present KKR a strong basis after Dinesh Karthik referred to as it proper on the toss.
At 93 for 2 on the halfway stage, KKR regarded set for an enormous rating however Bravo struck after that.

Leg-spinner Karn Sharma (2/25), Shradul Thakur (2/28), Sam Curran (2/26) claimed two wickets every because the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led aspect bounced again by taking eight wickets whereas gifting away simply 74 runs.
Dhoni picked up 4 catches, the final one being his finest effort.
On a Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch that appeared to decelerate, Tripathi performed a risk-free knock and maintained a wholesome run-rate.
Karthik made a baffling resolution to ship Sunil Narine forward of their finest batsman, Eoin Morgan, at No. 4. Nonetheless, Narine did his job with a nine-ball 17 earlier than being dismissed by a superb mixed effort by a diving Ravindra Jadeja and Faf du Plessis.
Morgan began with a classical cowl drive boundary however Curran lower brief with a bouncer that climbed in and took a faint edge behind the stumps.
Thakur, who had given the primary breakthrough by dismissing an in-form Shubman Gill (11), claimed the massive wicket of Andre Russell with a cross-seam brief supply because the KKR dazzler struggled to get going.





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