Chennai Super Kings face Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 Kolkata won the toss and elected to bowl first. Batting after losing the toss, Chennai were 220 for 3 in 20 overs. Opener Faf Duplessy made an unbeaten innings of 95 for the team. He hit 9 fours and four sixes in his 60-ball knock. Rituraj Gaikwad’s bat also played furiously. In this match, skipper Mahendra Singh fell to bat at number four and scored 17 runs off 8 balls. During this innings, Dhoni scored four runs in the delivery of spinner Sunil Narayan for the first time in IPL history.
Hyderabad Open Account, unilaterally defeating Punjab by 9 wickets
You may be surprised to find this information, but it is true. Dhoni stepped into the crease after dismissing Moin Ali in the 17th over of Chennai’s innings. The first two deliveries of the over were scored by Moin Ali with four and one six, but he was stumped by wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik for a big hit in the third delivery. Dhoni took a single in the fourth delivery. After this, Duplessy took a single in the fifth delivery, but the ball was turned into a noble. Dhoni then hit a boundary off the next delivery and scored for the first time against Sunil Narayan.
Karthik made a special appearance against CSK, with only Rohit-Dhoni ahead
In Chennai’s innings, Duplessis hit nine fours and four sixes in an unbeaten 95 off just 60 balls while Gaekwad scored his fourth fifty in the IPL. Gaikwad hit six fours and two sixes in his 64-ball knock of 42 balls. Moin Ali scored 25 off 12 balls with two fours and two sixes. Duplessis and Gaekwad added 115 for the opening wicket. Du Plessis then added 50 runs for the second wicket with Moin. Duplessi then added 38 runs for the third wicket with Dhoni. For Kolkata, its top fast bowler Pat Cummins scored 58 runs in four overs. Varun Chakraborty (27), Sunil Narine (34) and Andre Russell (27) took one wicket.