New Delhi: In the 15th match of IPL 2021, three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 18 runs. Batting first in this thrilling match, CSK had scored 220 runs losing 3 wickets. In response, KKR’s team was all out for 202 runs. There were many occasions in this match when the heart of the fans was shocked.
KKR lags behind target
KKR remained 18 runs away from winning this match. At one time, KKR’s team had lost 5 wickets for just 31 runs, but due to the quick innings of Andre Russell and Pat Cummins, KKR’s score reached 200 runs. There were many times in this match when KKR had made up their mind to reverse the losing bet, but in the end it was CSK who killed it.
Russell sat on the stairs
In this match, Andre Russell of KKR played a stormy innings of 53 runs off 22 balls. Rasal hit 6 long sixes and 3 fours in his innings. But Sam Curran of CSK sent Russell to the pavilion after blowing the leg stump. After this Rasal looked very disappointed and instead of going to the dressing room, he sat quietly on the stairs. They did not even take off their helmets and pads. Seeing Rasal like this, the fans were shocked.
KKR lose today too … But so proud of this man … U did ur job. Don’t be so disappointed like this … We all proud of u. #AndreRussell after losing 5 wickets in power play, if there was any hope left it was only coz of u. #KKR pic.twitter.com/L2P86Bi2ko
– Tushar (@iwastushar) April 21, 2021
– ViratVijay Fanatic ❁ (@ViratvijayFan) April 21, 2021
Cummins’ status deteriorated
Apart from Russell, Pat Cummins also scored an unbeaten 66 in this match. But even he could not win KKR. In this thrilling match, KKR suffered their third consecutive defeat. But his players, despite such a poor start, did not let them get overwhelmed and they kept trying till the end. On Cummins’ innings too, the fans have given various reactions on social media.
So near yet so far. That was an incredible innings from Pat Cummins. Could have been the greatest ever IPL chase. But to get from 31 for 5 to 202, @KKRiders can be very proud. Congratulations to @ChennaiIPL on the win. They are on a roll. #CSKvsKKR pic.twitter.com/miAqq1Fwb6
– Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 21, 2021
Pat Cummins was heartbroken after the loss. Gotta feel for him the way he batted. pic.twitter.com/mkIcHpOZKJ
– Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 22, 2021