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The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were up against a strong Chennai side and both the teams had played some cracking matches against each other in the past.

The fans were set to witness another dramatic thriller as KKR batted first and scored 161-8 in their 20 overs.

Chris Lynn (82) was back in form for the men in purple as he plundered his first half-century of the season. Imran Tahir took 4-27 for CSK including the wickets of Lynn and Russell.

In reply, the KKR knew that the kind of bowling they had, they can make the chase tough for the CSK batters. Both Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson were removed early as Suresh Raina (58) tried to rebuild the innings.

Raina was running out of partners as Jadhav, Rayudu and Dhoni failed to make an impact. At last, Ravindra Jadeja took over the responsibility of the chase and he smashed 31 off just 17 to take his side home.

CSK needed 8 in the last over and Piyush Chawla was hit for a four by Jadeja on the very first ball of the over, after that it was just a few singles which did the job for CSK.

#Indian T20 League 2019#Kolkata Knight Riders