Learn about CSK vs KKR match result along with key match highlights, IPL points table update, man of the match, full list of award winners list and everything else you need to know today about Match 33 of IPL 2023 between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.
In a spectacular display of cricket, Ajinkya Rahane and Devon Conway’s impressive knocks in the first innings, along with Maheesh Theekshana’s bowling, enabled Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to secure a dominant victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match on Sunday.
KKR, chasing a target of 236, lost opener Sunil Narine early when CSK’s Impact Player Akash Singh dismissed him in the first over. N Jagadeesan soon followed. Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana steadied the innings, bringing KKR to 38/2 at the end of the Powerplay. Akash Singh’s impressive spell of 4-0-29-1 came to an end, and Dhoni introduced Moeen Ali, who dismissed Iyer LBW on his first ball.
Despite an injury, Jason Roy came in aggressively, hitting three sixes off Moeen Ali. However, Ravindra Jadeja took Nitish Rana’s wicket, leaving KKR at 76/4 at the halfway mark. Roy and Rinku Singh accelerated the scoring, but Theekshana eventually bowled Roy for 61(26). With the required run rate nearing 20, Rinku and Andre Russell attempted a late surge, but Pathirana dismissed Russell, and KKR ultimately fell short by 49 runs. Rinku Singh remained unbeaten on 53(33).
Earlier, CSK openers Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad started strong, reaching 50 runs in under six overs. Sharma broke the partnership by dismissing Gaikwad for 35(20). Rahane joined Conway, who scored a 34-ball fifty. Chakaravarthy claimed Conway’s wicket for 56, and Dube joined Rahane, together hammering 22 runs off Umesh Yadav’s over.
Rahane and Dube added 85 runs in just 32 balls, with both reaching half-centuries. Khejroliya dismissed Dube for 50, and Jadeja came to the crease. Rahane and Jadeja added quick runs, with Rahane scoring 19 off Chakaravarthy in the penultimate over. Jadeja scored 18 before falling to Khejroliya. Dhoni’s last-ball double took CSK to a massive 235/4.
CSK vs KKR Score Summary:
- Kolkata Knight Riders 186/8 (20 ov)
- Chennai Super Kings 235/4 (20 ov)
- CSK won by 49 runs
Points Table Update after IPL CSK vs KKR Match 33
Chennai Super Kings have won their 5th match (out of 7) and have moved to top of the table with 10 points. KKR remains at number 8 with four points on the table.
CSK vs KKR Match 33 Award Winners at IPL 2023
- Player Of The Match: Ajinkya Rahane
- TIAGO.ev Electric Striker Of The Match: Ajinkya Rahane, for scoring 71 runs of 29 balls at the strike rate of 244.83
- Herbalife Active Catch Of The Match: Ravindra Jadeja
- Visit Saudi Beyond The Boundaries Longest 6: Jason Roy (92 metres)
- RuPay On-The-Go 4s: Ajinkya Rahane for six fours
- UPSTOX Most Valuable Asset Of The Match: Ajinkya Rahane
- Dream11 Gamechanger Of The Match: Ajinkya Rahane
Note: All the prizes carried a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh
Major Highlights for CSK vs KKR Match Today
- Ajinkya Rahane and Devon Conway’s scintillating knocks in the first innings set the stage for a dominant CSK victory.
- Maheesh Theekshana’s exceptional bowling contributed to CSK’s triumph.
- KKR’s chase of 236 started poorly, losing Sunil Narine and N Jagadeesan early in the innings.
- Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana steadied KKR’s innings, reaching 38/2 at the end of the Powerplay.
- Akash Singh’s impressive spell of 4-0-29-1 came to an end, with Moeen Ali dismissing Iyer LBW on his first ball.
- Jason Roy entered the crease, hitting three consecutive sixes off Moeen Ali despite an injury.
- Ravindra Jadeja dismissed KKR skipper Nitish Rana, leaving KKR at 76/4 at the halfway mark.
- Jason Roy and Rinku Singh accelerated the scoring, but Roy was eventually bowled by Theekshana for 61(26).
- Rinku Singh and Andre Russell attempted a late surge, but Pathirana dismissed Russell, and KKR fell short by 49 runs.
- Rinku Singh remained unbeaten on 53(33), showcasing his fighting spirit.
- CSK openers Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad began aggressively, bringing up 50 runs in under six overs.
- Sharma broke the partnership, dismissing Gaikwad for 35(20), and Rahane joined Conway.
- Conway scored a 34-ball fifty, eventually dismissed by Chakaravarthy for 56.
- Dube joined Rahane, and the pair added 85 runs in just 32 balls, both reaching half-centuries.
- Khejroliya dismissed Dube for 50, and Jadeja came to the crease, adding quick runs with Rahane.
- Dhoni’s last-ball double took CSK to a massive 235/4, setting a challenging target for KKR.
IPL Next Match
Its Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals (DC vs SRH), 34th T20 in IPL 2023 Today on April 24 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.