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IPL 2018, Match 33, KKR vs CSK – Kolkata Knight Riders Player Ratings

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets.

Shubman Gill & Dinesh Karthik
Shubman Gill & Dinesh Karthik. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The rivalry between the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the most renowned ones in the history of the IPL. Recently, the two sides locked horns in the 33rd game of the season at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The hosts managed to clinch a very important win in the game. They beat the Super Kings very convincingly to put themselves at a happy place in the points table.

The match served the ideal revenge for the Kolkata Knight Riders, who were earlier beaten by the Super Kings this season in the reverse fixture. Coming to the game, KKR won the toss and opted to field first. The CSK top order got decent starts but no batsman could breach the 40-run mark in the top slot. KKR struck regularly to keep the innings under control. Towards the end, MS Dhoni’s vital cameo of 43 propelled the CSK total to 178/5 in 20 overs.

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KKR lost Chris Lynn early in the run chase but Sunil Narine contributed with a quick 32. But the anchoring knock was played by Shubman Gill, who scored a match-winning fifty for his side. Rinku Singh and Dinesh Karthik also made handy contributions as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets.

Here are the Kolkata Knight Riders player ratings for the match:

Chris Lynn – 2/10

Chris Lynn started off on a very positive note on the day. He looked to attack right from the very first ball in the innings. He managed to hit Lungi Ngidi for two sixes in the first over but ended up getting dismissed in the very same over on 12.

Sunil Narine – 9/10

Sunil Narine contributed well with the bat on the day. Narine scored a brisk 32 off 20 deliveries to give KKR a head start in the run chase. Earlier in the game, he was also the pick of the bowlers for his side. In the four overs that he bowled, he returned with figures of 2/20 which included the big wickets of Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson.

Robin Uthappa – 1/10

Robin Uthappa had a night to forget with the bat. Coming into the game, many believed that Uthappa would be the main man for his side in the game. But the veteran campaigner could only score 6 with the bat before getting dismissed.

Shubman Gill – 9.5/10

Young Shubman Gill is a talented cricketer and there has been a lot of talk about him in the recent times. Gill finally proved his mettle in the tournament. He was promoted to bat at number four and the youngster delivered with an unbeaten 57 to his name. His knock came off just 36 deliveries with 6 fours and a couple of sixes.

Rinku Singh – 3/10

Young Uttar Pradesh batsman Rinku Singh has been given quite a few opportunities this season. But the young lad has largely disappointed. He got off to a decent start in the game but ended up getting dismissed on 16 off 18 deliveries. He needs to up his game to be in the side.

Dinesh Karthik – 8.5/10

Dinesh Karthik is turning out to be the captain marvellous for his side. Karthik arrived at the crease to bat at a crucial juncture when the match could have gone either way. But the veteran batsman absolutely pushed the game away from the opposition. He scored an unbeaten 45 off just 18 deliveries with 7 boundaries and a six to his name.

Andre Russell – 2/10

Andre Russell did not have a big role to play in the game. Russell did not get his chance to bat in the innings. Earlier in the game, he was given only one over to bowl in which he returned with 0/12 to his name.

Piyush Chawla – 6/10

Piyush Chawla has made it a habit to give the first breakthrough to his side in the competition this year. He did so in this particular game as well by dismissing Faf du Plessis on 27. Later, he dismissed Ravindra Jadeja in the final over of the innings.

Shivam Mavi – 3/10

Shivam Mavi had a decent time with the ball in the game. Mavi bowled three overs in the match and fared decently. He gave away just 21 runs, which looks economical in the context of the game. He did not get a wicket in the game.

Kuldeep Yadav –

Kuldeep Yadav failed to leave an imprint on the game yet again. The CSK batsmen found it easy to negotiate with his variations. He gave away 34 runs in the four overs that he bowled. He took the wicket of Suresh Raina in the match.

Mitchell Johnson – 1/10

Mitchell Johnson had a very forgetful time in the game. The Chennai Super Kings bowlers took special liking to his bowling and took him to the cleaners in the game. Johnson returned with figures of 0/51 in the four overs that he bowled and was the most expensive Kolkata Knight Riders bowler on the day.

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