IPL 2012: KKR Win At Fortress Chennai

Chennai Super Kings are losing their shine and pride in this IPL season at their home.  They were made to settle for a par score on a slow pitch at Chepauk by Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowling attack.  CSK now face a though way towards IPLplayoffs.  KKR bowlers built up pressure on the Super Kings batsmen won them some crucial wickets, leaving the visitors’ in-form batting line-up, led by their captain Gautam Gambhir, a target they’ll back themselves to chase down.  Gambhir shuffled his spinners at one end and stuck to Brett Lee at the other during the start after Super Kings chose to bat.  Michael Hussey, back from the tour of the Caribbean, was not at his most convincing on a turning track but did dispatch the spinners for two boundaries.  However, he was a victim of some miscommunication and excellent fielding from Lee which led to his run out.

IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders win at fortress Chennai Super Kings

IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders win at fortress Chennai Super Kings

The spin pair of Abdulla and Sunil Narine, together with Rajat Bhatia’s dibbly-dobblies, restrained the hosts further, doing their bit to produce a boundary-drought of 47 deliveries.  However, stepping up proved a difficult job.  But MS Dhoni and Albie Morkel squeezed 21 off the final two overs, courtesy some cheeky batting and some quick running, to give Super Kings a bit more cushion.  Chennai Super Kings struggled to reach 139 for 5 on a slow and dry pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium against Kolkata Knight Riders.  None of the homeside batsmen could play any explosive knock and the runs only came mostly through ones and twos.

Gambhir’s dream run in the ongoing Indian Premium League continued as he slammed a quickfire 43-ball fifty with the help of four boundaries and a six.  Gambhir’s fine innings came to an end in the 18th over when he was dismissed by Chennai’s Dwayne Bravo. CSK’s Dwayne Bravo broke the 70-run second wicket stand between Jacques Kallis and Gautam Gambhir.  Bravo removed Kallis to give Chennai much-needed breakthrough when the batsman was caught behind the wickets by skipper MS Dhoni.

Gambhir and Kallis take Kolkata Knight Riders past 50 runs after losing Brendon McCullum early against Chennai.  The duo also reached to their 50 runs stand in 38 balls to steady Knight Riders’ chase.  Chennai’s Ravichandran Ashwin struck to dismiss Brendon McCullum and give Kolkata Knight Riders early blow in chase of 140. Kolkata Knight Riders just managed to defeat hosts CSK by 5 wickets with the match going into the final over despite the target being just 140.  Skipper Gautam Gambhir led the way for KKR with a solid 63 from 52 balls (with 6 fours and a six).

Tags: , , , , , ,

Author:

Hi friends, I am Navin Boddu. I am into Computers by academics and a sports enthusiast at heart. I played and learned different sports during schooling. I enjoy playing and watching cricket. I am here to express my views about sports.


Warning: file_get_contents(https://graph.facebook.com/?ids=http://www.thesportsmirror.com/2012/05/ipl-2012-kkr-win-at-fortress-chennai/): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden in /home4/thesport/public_html/wp-content/themes/tsm/single.php on line 65

Cricket

Professional Management Group signs up Shikhar Dhawan for 3 years

Professional Management Group signs up Shikhar Dhawan for 3 years

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on April 30th, 2016

Mumbai, April 29, 2016: Professional Management Group (PMG), India’s first sports marketing company chaired by legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar and co‐own ..

Football

AIFF expresses surprise and regret over two I-League teams exit

AIFF expresses surprise and regret over two I-League teams exit

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on June 25th, 2016

The All India Football Federation expressed regret and surprise over the sudden decision of Salgaocar SC and Sporting Clube de Goa to exit the I-League. Terming ..

Tennis

Justine and Safin enter the Tennis Hall of Fame

Justine and Safin enter the Tennis Hall of Fame

Posted by: Anjan K Merkap on March 10th, 2016

Justine Henin of Belgium and Marat Safin of Russia have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Both Henin and Safin are former wor ..

F1

Formula One for sale

Formula One for sale

Posted by: Anjan K Merkap on March 29th, 2016

Bernie Ecclestone, the commercial owner of Formula One is ready to sell the entire 35% controlling stake in the racing series which is owned by holding company ..

Boxing

Vijender Singh dedicates his win to Indian Armed Forces

Vijender Singh dedicates his win to Indian Armed Forces

Posted by: Anjan K Merkap on March 18th, 2016

Indian boxing sensation, Vijender Singh dedicated his fourth professional victory to the martyrs of the Indian Armed Forces, in the Pathankot attack. The 30-yea ..

Other Sports

UMumba jersey gets a new look for season 4

UMumba jersey gets a new look for season 4

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on June 22nd, 2016

Mumbai, June 22, 2016: adidas, the leaders in innovation, will team up with Season 3 finalists, UMumba and continue their association for the upcoming season of ..

One stop guide to all the sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world. A true reflection of sports.

Copyright © 2012 | The Sports Mirror