Indian Premier League, 2021 |Match 38 |9/26/2021 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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The MAN OF THE MATCH AWARD HAS BEEN GIVEN TO Ravindra Jadeja for his economical figures and outstanding cameo due to which his side won the game.
Ruturaj Gaikwad says, whenever you come out to chase you always look to give the side a good start and that’s what he and Faf du Plessis did. Mentions, Jadeja does carry a cool head along with him, also says they are used to the pressure because of the experience. Goes onto say he got really nervous in that last over drama. Ends by saying, after such victories the team never backs down from a celebration.
Eoin Morgan says, both sides played really well but Chennai got over the line. Goes onto say it was a great contest. Adds they will take more positives from the game. Adds it is difficult to say, if he would’ve gone with Russell if he was available. But goes onto says, Narine has been really good and he took the charge in Russell’s absence. Mentions, Jadeja is a really good finisher, he is just like Sam Curran, who does the same in an English shirt. Ends by saying his bowlers did really well but unfortunately they fell short in the end.
... TIME FOR THE PRESENTATION ...
Earlier in the day, after electing to bat, Kolkata managed to get to a very competitive total courtesy a good innings from Tripathi at the start and Karthik towards the end. Chennai were cruising towards the target but a few quick wickets pulled things back. It all came down to the last over but it was the Men in Yellow who finished on top.
The bowling for Kolkata was of two halves! They were poor in the first 10, far too many boundary balls and did not bowl with a lot of control. however, they came back strongly after the first 10. Especially the likes of Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine and even Lockie Ferguson. Even the single over bowled by Venkatesh Iyer was good. However, one bad over from Prasidh Krishna at a crucial stage cost them the game.
Chennai though were cruising, their openers got them off to a flier, after Gaikwad got out, Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali continued to score runs at will. Boundaries were flowing in the first 10, however, once the opener got out, it all went down hill for Chennai. They lost wickets and the runs also dried out. At one stage, it seemed like it would be Kolkata who would win the game but some outstanding hitting by Jadeja once again turned the tide into Chennai's favor. It came down to 4 from the last over, then 1 from the last three balls, but a dot and then a wicket saw them needing one in one and it was Chahar to the rescue who hit the winning runs.
What a game! What a game of cricket! In the end, it is Chennai who have finished on top but credit to Narine, he had just 4 to defend and he got it down to the last ball. Outstanding from him but his effort goes in vain.
Sunil Narine to Deepak Chahar, Deepak Chahar comes in, keeps his head calm and gets the winnings runs here. Loopy ball and on off. Deepak Chahar gets low and sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket. The batters cross and pick up the winning runs. CHENNAI WIN THE GAME BY 2 WICKETS.
Deepak Chahar walks out to bat! 1 needed in 1 now. Chahar can hit it long. Do we have a winner or will we head into a super over? This is a brilliant, brilliant finish to a brilliant game.
Review time! Jadeja has been given out LBW but he reviews. The impact seems to be outside off. Massive moment in the game this.
Sunil Narine to Ravindra Jadeja, OUT! LBW! Oh my word! What is happening out here? Have you ever seen such drama anywhere else? Narine serves a loopy ball, around middle and off. Jadeja prods and looks to sweep it away but misses it completely. He gets rapped on his pads. Narine puts in an appeal and the umpire raises his finger in a flash. Ravindra Jadeja takes it upstairs straightaway. The UltraEdge shows no bat is involved. The Ball Tracker show it is umpire's call on contact and the ball is hitting the wicket. The final decision is out.
Sunil Narine to Ravindra Jadeja, A dot now! Flighted, full and on the pads. Jadeja looks to flick it but misses. Karthik makes half an appeal but the umpire says no. Going down leg.
Sunil Narine to Shardul Thakur, Thakur kept a cool head and played it fine. Floated full and on leg. Thakur prods and guides it towards fine leg. Varun Chakravarthy gives it a chase and pulls the ball back just before the ropes. The batters pick three runs. Scores are level now.
Sunil Narine to Shardul Thakur, Tossed up, on off. Thakur looks to push it to the off side. The ball takes the inside edge and goes to the left of the stumps. A dot now. Pressure building.
Shardul Thakur walks out to bat! 4 needed in 5 balls.
Sunil Narine to Sam Curran, OUT! CAUGHT! There is life left in this game. Maybe, just maybe there is a twist in the tale. Loopy ball, full and outside off. Curran looks to end the game is a hurry but instead loses his wicket in the process. He lifts the ball towards long off. Kamlesh Nagarkoti is there in the deep, he takes a sharp catch to his right. Can Narine defend 4 runs in his remaining deliveries?
END OF OVER 19 | 22 Runs & 1 Wkt | CSK 168/6
Sunil Narine to bowl the last over! He just has 4 to defend. That is an uphil task even for him. However, we have seen 4 defended earlier in this torunament. Can it be done again?
Prasidh Krishna to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! AND AGAIN! Ravindra Jadeja is making a joke of the target here. A short ball, outside off. Jadeja stays back and cuts it through point. The ball races away to the fence. Prasidh Krishna got crumbled with the pressure.
Prasidh Krishna to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! CRACKED! It is in the gap. Oh Jadeja! A low full toss, outside off. Jadeja slashes it through cover. The ball races away to the boundary. 16 runs off the last three balls.
Prasidh Krishna to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! KABOOM! Two maximum in two deliveries. Jadeja has come to the party here. A full-length ball, on off. Jadeja hangs back and powers it high in the air. The ball goes onto the clear the long on fence for a biggie.
Prasidh Krishna to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! Ravindra Jadeja latches onto this one. A short ball, on the bodyline. Jadeja stays back and pulls it over the square leg fence for a maximum. Chennai need more of this.
Prasidh Krishna to Sam Curran, Full length and on off. Curran now pushes it through cover for another single.