A score of 210-2 meant India would be looking at wickets to up their net run-rate. The belated inclusion of off-spinner R Ashwin (2-14) has been questioned by many. He seemed to answer that question with a performance that would pose further questions.
Finishing with 110-7 in 20 overs only meant no one barring a cameo from Ravindra Jadeja (unbeaten 26 off 19 balls) at the death, could put a foot on the pedal to see India to a total that could be deemed as a fighting one
Faf du Plessis virtually took the game away from KKR with his proactive batsmanship and fearless strokeplay, scoring 86 off 59 balls. It are big games like these that experience can be seen and the execution of Faf was testimony to that quality. KKR had to bat through their skin to achieve CSK’s 192-3
A huge tick in the box to the KKR bowlers who didn’t go over 30 off their four overs, which tells you they used the surface intelligently to restrict a side which couldn’t adapt to a surface that didn’t suit their style of play
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