Chennai Super Kings Beat Kolkata Knight Riders By 7 Wickets To Top IPL 2019 Points Table
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) displayed an all-round performance to beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and take the summit spot in the IPL 2019 points table. Opting to bowl, CSK restricted KKR to 108/9 in 20 overs and later chased down the target with 16 balls to spare.
Deepak Chahar picked early wickets to get CSK off to a bright start. (All images courtesy: BCCI/IPL)
CSK bowlers displayed a brilliant performance to sent back the KKR top order within 50 runs.
Andre Russell (50*) played a fighting knock to help KKR post 108/9 in their stipulated 20 overs.
Shane Watson (17) made a steady start to the chase.
But KKR bowlers bounced back with successive wickets.
Faf du Plessis (43*) and Ambati Rayudu (21) forged an important stand to help CSK cross the line in 17.2 overs