Game 21 two of the best sides and are the top contenders to lift the trophy went against each other at Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium. Chennai super kings (CSK) came after 10 Wicket Victory against Kings XI Punjab. So it was expected high-voltage drama but Kolkata knight riders outperformed at the some crucial points to register 10 run victory to move to the top four one more. Having said, let us take a look at 3 things that went wrong for CSK.
Chennai super kings lost the toss
Despite losing the toss Chennai super kings pace attack reduced Kolkata knight riders 140/6 but Rahul Tripathi 51 ball-81 run laid the foundation for big score which was supported well by other players towards the end to take the scoreboard to 167 runs in the 20 overs.
Although the major contribution came from Rahul Tripathi but useful small contribution helped Kolkata knight riders to reach respected total.
Absurd Collapse of CSK or No intent to chase
Chasing 168 was not difficult for a team like Chennai super kings who has from great victory from the last game. Although they lost the opener at the score of 30/1 but Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu put on 69 run partnership for second wicket to revive team and put them into the driver seat.
But what’s next was collapse 99/1 to 129/5 the momentum was shifted towards Kolkata knight riders and they were at the top of CSK who have failed to reach the total and faced the fourth defeat out of their 6 games.
Chennai super kings not playing with best XI
Imran Tahir, Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Santner, Piyush Chawala and Lungi Ngidi there is no point of experiment with too many players every time. Some of them haven’t played a single game yet and team has already played half of the games.
Insecure or kept them on the bench won’t take the team to playoffs. Winning heart is different thing and winning the games is a different its all depend what team is looking for if team has come to win heart then keep the experiment going on or its almost done as CSK has to win 5 games out of 8 to qualify for the playoffs.