Introduction of CSK defeated KKR

After 3 wins now 1 loss for KKR. With this loss, KKR lost the “Unbeaten” tag in the IPL 2024 tournament. On the other hand, with this win, CSK finally managed to get out of the losing streak.  In the last two matches, CSK got beaten back to back. In the 13th match of the IPL 2024, Delhi Capitals defeated CSK by 20 runs while in the 18th match, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated CSK by 6 wickets. Although before the 13th match, CSK was also unbeaten in the league. This win against KKR has helped the team to get back into the momentum. Let’s dive into the details of the match to get a more clear view of the match. Read the blog & stay connected with to get all the sports updates on time.

What are the details about the match?

8th April 2024, CSK was scheduled to play the 22nd match of the IPL 2024 against Kolkata Knight Riders. The venue of the match was MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai. This ground is known for being one of the best batting-friendly pitches in India and for being the home ground of CSK.

The toss story:

Toss is one of the most crucial parts of matches and CSK won this step. After winning the toss, CSK decided to bowl first.

Let’s focus on the match details:

CSK started the match with a bash. Phil Salt hit the very first ball of the match straight to Ravindra Jadeja at point.

Jadeja, whose spin bowling has often taken a back-seat in the past few seasons, took three wickets in a space of eight deliveries to clinically dismantle KKR.

Jadega also bagged the Player of the Match title for his 3/18 spell on this match.

Batting was a quite struggle for KKR. After all the hustle, they only got able to post 137/9 in 20 overs. So, the chase was at all tough for CSK. Skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 58-ball-67 and was duly supported by Daryl Mitchell (25 off 19 balls) and in-form Shivam Dube (28 off 18 balls). The chase was completed in 17.4 overs.

However, the highlight of the match was fans getting ‘THALA’ (MS Dhoni). After Shivam Dube was bowled by Sunil Narine. At that time CSK needed only 3 runs to win in 18 balls. Dhoni scored 1 run, while the finishing runs were scored by Ruturaj. He scored his maiden half-century for the IPL season. He remained unbeaten at 67 runs.

 For Knights, Vaibhav Arora took two wickets, while Sunil Narine picked one.

For CSK, Tushar Deshpande and Ravindra Jadeja picked three wickets each, while Mustafizur Rahman took two wickets and Maheesh Theekshana clinched one.

CSK vs KKR, IPL 2024 Highlights: Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): 

Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): 

Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w), Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana

Records were made in this match.

Let’s focus on that:

A total of 3 records were made yesterday. 

In this match, Ruturaj scored an unbeaten 67. This has made him the second captain of the IPL history who has scored a 50. Before Ruturaj, only MS Dhoni had this record. Well, it seems like VSK has promised to keep this record at home.

Jadega touched the mark of 100th IPL catches.

With this win, CSK maintained a 100% winning streak at their home.

Post-match reaction:

Obviously, Ruturaj was supremely happy for this win. After all, they overcame the losing streak.

“Little nostalgic for me. During my first IPL fifty, a similar situation, Mahi bhai was with me and we finished the match,” Gaikwad shared during the post-match presentation.

“With this team, I don’t really need to tell things to anyone. Everyone’s in a great head space, Mahi bhai and Fleming are still around to take those calls,” the CSK captain said.

However, the captain evaluated his own performance in the match. “I wouldn’t say mine is a slow start..maybe something for experts to talk about,” he added.

Another match and another fight resolved:

Almost every cricket fan and person from this arena knew that Gauti was very critical of Dhoni. Gauti was not happy about giving the whole credit of 2011 to Dhoni. However, in this match, that fight has been resolved. Gautam Gambhir was seen hugging Dhoni & they exchanged a sweet smile as well. “Old friends meeting up and exchanging a pleasantry or two – that’s what makes these games so special,” said the commentator.

After Virat, he has changed his equation with Dhoni as well which is obviously one of the best parts of this tournament.

Final words on CSK defeated KKR

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