Bisla’s hero moment to Jadeja’s grit: CSK vs KKR clashes has seen many last-over thrillers
Written by Arun Rawal
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Published: April 6, 2020 7:09:04 pm


Manvinder Bisla and Ravindra Jadeja (File Photo)

The 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) was initially scheduled to kick off on March 29. The unfold of the COVID-19 virus has resulted in an indefinite postponement with the potential of it being cancelled. So we’re reliving among the finest clashes between the franchises and standout performances. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was set to be the blockbuster match of the day (April 6) as per the unique schedule.

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As per the unique schedule, an MS Dhoni-led CSK would have gone up towards a Dinesh Karthik-led KKR. Exciting teen Tom Banton would have begun his debut season, Australian fast Pat Cummins would open the bowling and Dhoni would have had to marshal his assets towards the at all times harmful Andre Russell.

CSK have been probably the most constant franchise in IPL historical past and have certified for the playoffs in each season they’ve performed. They’ve lifted the trophy thrice and completed runner-up on 5 events, and that’s regardless of not taking part in two editions of the IPL.

IPL 2018, Chennai Super Kings Chennai Super Kings clinched the IPL 2018 trophy. (Source: BCCI)

On the opposite hand, KKR didn’t qualify for the playoffs for the primary three seasons. They could not have cleared the league stage in half the editions they’ve performed, however led by former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir, they’ve lifted the trophy twice.

IPL Champions of 2012 Kolkata Knight Riders proprietor Shahrukh Khan (Express file picture)

Head-to-head

CSK have dominated over KKR with 13 wins within the 21 video games they’ve performed. KKR have received seven matches, and one tie was deserted within the second season with no ball being bowled. One of KKR’s wins got here crucially within the 2012 remaining.

Five nail-biting affairs:

Hodge holds his nerve (IPL 2009)

CSK posted 188 for the lack of three wickets with Suresh Raina scoring a half-century and skipper Dhoni and Albie Morkel working amok within the demise overs. Chasing 189, KKR misplaced Sourav Ganguly’s wicket early, however skipper Brendon McCullum and Australia’s Brad Hodge saved the chase alive.

McCullum scored a 48-ball 81 earlier than being dismissed within the 14th over. In the 16th over, David Hussey was dismissed with out making an affect. Needing 12 runs an over, Hodge discovered the right associate in Wriddhiman Saha, who supplied the required help.

Hodge then took his workforce to the cusp of victory by smashing Balaji for 19 runs within the penultimate over. Dhoni trusted off-spinner Suresh Raina to bowl the final over by which KKR wanted six runs, however Saha took KKR to victory with a fast single off the final ball.

Brendon McCullum (PTI file picture)

Raina’s double blow with the ball on the demise (IPL 2011)

The fourth version of IPL kicked off with a thriller between the 2 squads. Batting first, CSK scored 153 for 4 wickets. Kris Srikkanth’s son Aniruddha Srikkanth scored a 55-ball 64 whereas there have been helpful contributions from Raina, Dhoni and Morkel.

Chasing 154, KKR acquired off to a very good begin thanks to Manvinder Bisla and Jacques Kallis. Despite Bisla and Yusuf Pathan’s dismissals, KKR appeared to be in management solely to see the stability shift.

In the 16th over, Ravichandran Ashwin acquired the wicket of Jacques Kallis off a juicy full toss having scored 52.  For the following over, Dhoni picked Raina over Morkel, who had a troublesome time with the brand new ball. The part-time off-spinner delivered, by dismissing the damaging Eoin Morgan. The ploy to demote himself down the order didn’t work for Gautam Gambhir, who was additionally dismissed. Raina had given simply three runs and took two wickets.

KKR now wanted 33 runs from 18 balls with Manoj Tiwary and Laxmi Ratan Shukla on the crease. In the 19th over, Tiwary hit Sri Lankan Suraj Randiv for one boundary and two sixes, however acquired out on the final ball. Needing to defend 9 within the final over, Tim Southee dismissed Shukla off the second ball after which saved Iqbal Abdulla and Rajat Bhatia quiet for the following 4 balls. CSK received the match by two runs.

The remaining (2012)

KKR’s first title win was no stroll within the park. CSK’s Mike Hussey scored a half-century on the prime and Raina dominated with a 38-ball 73 which included three fours and 5 sixes. Even KKR’s Brett Lee went for 42 runs in 4 overs. CSK posted a frightening 190 for 3 and have been favourites to win. The early dismissal of skipper Gambhir by Australian pacer Ben Hilfenhaus appeared ominous.

Manvinder Bisla IPL 6 Manvinder Bisla (File Photo)

But then it turned out to by Bisla’s evening. The Haryana batsman’s 48-ball 89 gave KKR the muse they wanted and he fashioned a 136-run partnership for the second wicket with Kallis. KKR’s choice to promote Shukla backfired and Pathan was additionally dismissed cheaply. But Shakib Al Hasan and Bengal batsman Tiwary hit well timed boundaries to take KKR to their maiden IPL title. Tiwary completed the sport with two boundaries towards Dwayne Bravo within the remaining over as KKR received the match with two balls to spare.

The Uthappa present feat. Russell (IPL 2015)

First Australian chinaman Brad Hogg’s well timed strikes prevented CSK from posting an enormous complete. Hogg took 4 wickets together with these of McCullum, Faf du Plessis, Jadeja, and Pawan Negi. Chasing 166, KKR have been off to a very good begin however then misplaced the wickets of Gambhir, Manish Pandey, and Suryakumar Yadav. KKR have been 57 for 3 in 10th over.

Then, Russell walked in to bat at No 5. All of CSK’s bowlers, from Ashish Nehra to Bravo and Jadeja, nobody was spared. Russell was hitting the ball a good distance as Uthappa anchored the run chase.

Ronit More and Mohit Sharma stopped the circulate of boundaries in demise overs however KKR managed to sneak previous and win with two balls to spare. Uthappa scored a 55-ball 80 and Russell scored a 32-ball 55 in a 112-run fourth-wicket partnership.

Russell’s carnage dimmed by Billings’ impressed run chase (IPL 2018)

Russell demolished the CSK bowling assault with 11 sixes in his unbeaten 36-ball 88, and took KKR to 202 for six wickets.

In reply, Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu went berserk within the powerplay overs scoring 75 runs. Then KKR’s new recruit Tom Curran dismissed Watson, who had smashed a 19-ball 42. CSK misplaced the plot within the center overs as Rayudu was dismissed within the ninth over and Raina within the 11th. Dhoni was struggling. But England’s Sam Billings was up to the duty, taking over Curran and even hitting Russell for consecutive sixes.

But then Billings was dismissed by Curran within the 19th over after scoring a 23-ball 56. CSK wanted 17 runs from eight deliveries.

Vinay Kumar had to defend 17 runs within the final over and began with a supply above the waist to Bravo, that was hit for a six. Kumar tried to make up for it, however it was completed after Jadeja completed the match with a six on the fifth legit supply of the over. Billings was named man of the match.

Other standout performances:

When Ravindra Jadeja single-handedly received it for CSK (three for 20 and 14-ball 36) in an all-round present (IPL 2013)

When Mike Hussey and Manvinder Bisla touched the 90s (IPL 2013)

Netherlands’ Ryan ten Doeschate virtually pulled off a win in a low-scoring run chase (IPL 2015)

Russell’s lone stand with a 50 in KKR’s 108/9 in IPL 2019.

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