Despite limiting the Kolkata Knight Riders to 167, the Chennai Super Kings were unable to secure victory falling 10 runs short.
South Africa’s lone representative in the fixture, Faf du Plessis, tasted defeat in the latest IPL contest with his departure coming at the worst possible time.
KKR’s Rahul Tripathi batted well in the first innings with his 81 off 51 going a long way to making sure his side were not blown away by the Super Kings. A modest total was made to look all the more intimidating when Du Plessis departed in the fourth over of the run chase.
His exit – he made 17 off 10 – was the first with 30 on the board and opening partner Shane Watson going well on the other end. In fact, Ambiti Rayudu also combined nicely with the Australian before KKR squeezed out the victory.
In large part it was due to an all-round bowling effort which meant that when Ravindra Jadeja struck Andre Russell’s final three balls for 14, it was all in vain.