Yesterday was one of the most anticipated mathces of the whole of the IPL 2015.
Chennai vs Kolkata was finally here and with a fantastic and experienced bowling attack, Kolkata chose to field first. The bowling attack delivered and took wickets on a regular basis and made CSK finish there innings on only 134. On a batsman dominated format 134 was a very low score. Andere Russel and Piyush Chawla both picked up 2 wickets and gave away 26 runs in there 4 overs spell. Brad Hogg made his IPL debut and had fantastic bowling statistics with 1 wicket and only gave away 18 runs in his 4 overs.
KKR’s innings started with a bang and they had a fantastic start but when the spinners came in they slowed the run rate down to only 2 runs per over. Ravi Ashwin had an economy of 2.50 and only gave away 5 runs with 2 wickets in his 2 overs. As a result of the run rate slowing down KKR needed 17 runs in the last over. The first 3 balls were slow ones and the batsman did not know how to play them. The 4th and 5th ball went for a 6 and a 4 and KKR needed 7 of the last ball. The match could have gone in super over but the last ball went for 4 and KKR lost by 2 runs.
Man of the match went to Dwayne Bravo as he took 3 wickets and an fantastic game of cricket came to the end. Keep watching the IPL for some more fantastic games of cricket.
The Cornered Tiger
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