IPL 2021: CSK beat KKR in a high scoring thriller avoiding Pat Cummins scare, check out Twitter reactions
Chasing 221, Kolkata Knight Riders started on a horrendous note as they lost their top 5 batsmen for just 31 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Pat Cummins played unbelievably well in their last encounter against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday. With some exceptional knocks, it seemed like Cummins would take his team to the win but unfortunately, he couldn’t prevent his side’s another defeat in the ongoing season of IPL 2021.
Batting first, CSK ended up with 220/3 on the board with Faf du Plessis remaining unbeaten on 95 off 60 balls. His amazing knock includes four maximums and nine fours. Ruturaj Gaikwad was another player to play well and added 115 runs in 12.2 overs for the opening wicket with Du Plessis, completed 64 in 42 balls.
Chasing the target, Kolkata Knight Rides started off on a horrendous note as their top five batsmen were dismissed early and they managed a score of just 31 runs. CSK’s Deepak Chahar dismissed KKR’s top order and picked up four wickets.
However, Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik made up for their previous overs. Russell lost his wicket in the 12th over, making 54 off just 22 balls with six sixes and three fours. Pat Cummins then raised the hopes of KKR as he hit 30 runs in Sam Curran’s third over. He reached to his fifty in just 23 balls and remained unbeaten on 66 when KKR were bundled out for 202 in 19th over.
Check out Twitter reactions:
#Dhoni's CSK are back at the 🔝! When mighty efforts by Russell and Cummins wasn't enough for win, you know CSK played like old CSK.
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 21, 2021
Top-5 – 28 runs, 32 balls, 5×4, 0x6
No. 6-8 – 160 runs, 80 balls, 11×4, 14×6
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 21, 2021
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 21, 2021
— 𝑽𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒂𝒙𝒎𝒊 𝑺𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒌𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒓 (@varusarath5) April 21, 2021
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) April 21, 2021
What a knock from Pat Cummins – unbeaten on 66 off just 34! 👏👏 #IPL2021
— Kritika Naidu (@Kritzika) April 21, 2021
So near yet so far. That was an incredible innings from Pat Cummins. Could have been the greatest ever IPL chase. But to get from 31 for 5 to 202, @KKRiders can be very proud. Congratulations to @ChennaiIPL on the win. They are on a roll. #CSKvsKKR pic.twitter.com/miAqq1Fwb6
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 21, 2021
Dude! Pat Cummins, wow! What a guy.
— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) April 21, 2021
— Malti Chahar🇮🇳 (@ChaharMalti) April 21, 2021
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) April 21, 2021
What a match! @KKRiders were so close, amazing comeback from 31/5 to fight back like this, incredible to watch @patcummins30 , Russell and @DineshKarthik to take it to the end! @ChennaiIPL should consider themselves lucky after tonight! #KKRvCSK
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) April 21, 2021
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 21, 2021
— Rahul Chahar (@rdchahar1) April 21, 2021
Pat Cummins, just remember the name.
— Vipul Goyal (@HumorouslyVipul) April 21, 2021
CSK wins by 18 runs! But wow did KKR put up a fight. Ended up being closer than I thought that’s for sure! Sleep is coming now, it’s almost 4am. Shubh ratri family. See you tomorrow for some #RCB fun! 🙃 #KKRvCSK #IPL2021
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) April 21, 2021
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 21, 2021