It was almost ideal for CSK. They went across the country to Eden Gardens, outnumbered the home team’s fans by a sea of yellow, and put on a show worthy of their fervent backing. CSK’s explosive powerplay began with Ruturaj and Devon Conway, the latter of whom added another fifty. The innings was then molded by two players who had been mostly overlooked before this IPL. Two Mumbai natives, Shivam Dube and Ajinkya Rahane, both play for Chennai and completely annihilated Kolkata at the Eden.
Today’s encounter is the ninth time in IPL history that 30 or more sixes have been struck, and CSK has been a part of seven of those nine occurrences.
Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 49 runs at the Eden Gardens in IPL 2023
Then, their bowling attack got off to a great start, with two early wickets thanks to Akash Singh and Deshpande. After a slow start, KKR’s innings picked up steam when Jason Roy, who didn’t open due to an injury, came out swinging for the fences. He got to fifty off only 19 balls, and Rinku Singh had another impressive cameo, but ultimately it was too much for them to overcome. In addition, the CSK bowling team deserves a lot of praise for keeping the economy rate below eight with two bowlers as the opposition wanted to chase 235.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): N Jagadeesan(w), Jason Roy, Nitish Rana(c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Suyash Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Back to where they belong https://t.co/WWP6OhszpP
— k (@kali_ka12) April 23, 2023
— RTGNS ♡ (@recckkie) April 23, 2023
Back to where we belong. 💛 https://t.co/SDypyeP0Y8
— Shashank Chaudhary (@snoopy_maverick) April 23, 2023
We literally own 3 of the 4 most popular franchises after us:
v SRH: 14:5 ~3:1
v RCB: 20:10 ~2:1
v KKR: 17:9 ~2:1
Also,we have a positive matchup against each of 7 OG ipl teams apart from MI against whom we have 3:4 ratio which will translate to 4:5 on 6th!
— RuturajFan (@RuturajFan) April 23, 2023Advertisement
Get ready for another final
But this time it might be CSK vs GT
Or CSK vs RR
— Aditya Rajput (@Aditya240606) April 23, 2023Advertisement
This was how IPL strted in 2008 with CSK as table topper
This is how it's still goin.Advertisement
— Amrendra (@amrendraa77) April 23, 2023