MS Dhoni, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, IPL 2018, Shubman Gill, KKR vs CSK, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (left) and Sunil Narine bagged the highest marks for their respective sides © AFP

The last time Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) met Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the Vinay Kumar-over played foil to Andre Russell’s herculean efforts. Three weeks since, KKR put up a superlative show to down CSK, making the chase of 178 look comfortable. It, however, was not a smooth sailing at one point.

KKR needed 81 off 50 balls when they lost their fourth wicket. Skipper Dinesh Karthik and U-19 World Cup star Shubman Gill combined to add an unbeaten stand of 83 off just 36 balls to guide KKR to the third spot in the VIVO IPL 2018 Points Table.

IPL 2018, Match 33: KKR beat CSK, move to 3rd spot as SRH go to top
IPL 2018, Match 33: KKR beat CSK, move to 3rd spot as SRH go to top

CSK slid to the third spot after the loss. They started well with Faf du Plessis going berserk against Mitchell Johnson. Sunil Narine crippled the middle-order but the innings received a good finish from MS Dhoni. Narine would later haunt CSK with the willow too, setting the platform for the chase for KKR.

Here’s the marks out of 10 for Match 33 of the tournament:

Chennai Super Kings Marks Out of 10

Players Performance Marks Out of 10
MS Dhoni 43 (25)* 7.5/10
Harbhajan Singh 3-0-20-1 7.5/10
Faf du Plessis 27 (15) 7/10
Shane Watson 36 (25), 2-0-19-0, 1c 6/10
Suresh Raina 31 (26) 5.5/10
KM Asif 3-0-32-1 5/10
Lungi Ngidi 3-0-36-1 4.5/10
Ambati Rayudu 21 (17) 4/10
Karn Sharma 1-0-11-0 2/10
Dwayne Bravo 1.4-0-22-0, 2c 2/10
Ravindra Jadeja 12 (12), 4-0-39-1 1.5/10

CSK team average: 4.77

Kolkata Knight Riders Marks Out of 10

Players Performance Marks Out of 10
Sunil Narine 32 (20), 4-0-20-2 9.5/10
Dinesh Karthik 45 (18)*, 1c 8.5/10
Shubman Gill 57 (36)* 8/10
Piyush Chawla 4-0-35-2 7.5/10
Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-34-1 7.5/10
Shivam Mavi 3-0-21-0, 1c 7/10
Chris Lynn 12 (6) 5/10
Rinku Singh 16 (18) 4.5/10
Robin Uthappa 6 (8) 3/10
Andre Russell 1-0-12-0 2/10
Mitchell Johnson 4-0-51-0, 1c 1.5/10

KKR team average: 5.82

Brief scores

Chennai Super Kings 177 for 5 in 20 overs [Shane Watson 36 (25), Faf du Plessis 27 (15), Suresh Raina 31 (26), MS Dhoni 43 (25)*; Piyush Chawla 4-0-35-2, Sunil Narine 4-0-20-2] lost to Kolkata Knight Riders 180 for 4 in 17.4 overs [Sunil Narine 32 (20), Shubman Gill 57 (36)*, Dinesh Karthik 45 (18)*; Harbhajan Singh 3-0-20-1] by 6 wickets.

Man of the Match: Sunil Narine.