Chennai Super Kings beat defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs in their Indian Premier League game here on Tuesday. Chennai Super Kings scored 134 for six in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 29 not out, Dwayne Smith 25; Piyush Chawla 2 for 26, Andre Russel 2 for 26) while the Knight Riders could only reached 132 for 9 in 20 overs (Robin Uthappa 39, Ryan ten Doeschate not out 38; Dwayne Bravo 3 for 22, Ravichandran Ashwin 2 for 5). Watch the full video highlight of the CSK vs KKR match here.
The Super Kings got off to a bit of a flyer courtesy their hard-hitting openers again. Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Bravo stitched together a 42 run partnership in 4.3 overs. The Knights finally got the break-through when McCullum (19) failed to pick a Piyush Chawla googly and was adjudged leg before.
The innings stuttered after the jolt, as both Smith (25) and number three Suresh Raina (17) quickly followed the New Zealander into the dugout. After being 48/1 from five overs, CSK managed to get to 73/3 at the halfway stage.
South African du Plessis and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (3) looked to consolidate, but Russell struck again as he induced the Indian to glove one to the keeper off a fiery bouncer. Darren Bravo (5) too lasted only a few balls, but Ravindra Jadeja and du Plessis took the total past the 100-run mark in the 16th over. (With inputs from Agencies)