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Patna : Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 2 wickets scoring the winning run on the last ball of the 20th overs in the 38th match of IPL at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE, on September 26, 2021, night. It was a nail-biting finish as spinner Sunil Narine took two wickets that of Sam Curran (4 runs) and Ravindra Jadeja (22 runs) in the last over giving only 4 runs.

Chasing a target of 172 runs, CSK scored 172/8 in 20 overs. KKR had won the toss and opted to bat. CSK have now 16 points from 10 games while KKR have 8 points from 10 games.

Things were looking nearly lost for the CSK as they were 146/6 after 18 overs. But, Jadeja turned the game around with his blitzkrieg scoring two sixes and two fours ( 6, 6, 4, 4) in the 19th overs, the 4th over of medium fast bowler Prasidh Krishna. Prasidh conceded 22 run in 19th over. Jadeja, however, fell lbw to Sunil Narine on the 5th ball of the last over. Narine had the wicket of Sam Curran on the first ball of the over.

Chasing the target, CSK were off to solid start with their openers : Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis, adding 74 runs for the first wicket. Gaikwad fell to fast bowler Andre Russel for 40 in 28 balls hitting 2 fours and 3 sixes. Du Plessis fell to Prasidh Krishna for 43 in 30 balls with 7 fours. Ambati Rayudu fell to Narine for 10 runs making it 119/3. moeen Ali fell to fast bowler Lockie Ferguson for 32 in 28 balls hittin 2 fours and 1 six and it was 138/4. Suresh Raina was run out for 11 runs making it 142/5. Captain M S Dhoni (wk) fell to leg spinner Varun Chakravarthy for 1 making it 142/6 after 17.3 overs.

Earlier batting first, KKR scored 171 /6 in 20 overs with Rahul Tripathi scoring 45 runs in 33 balls with 4 fours and 1 six while Dinesh Karthik (wk) scored 26 runs in 11 balls hitting 3 fours and 1 six. Nitish Rana remained unbeaten on 37 in 27 balls with 3 fours and 1 six. Russel scored 20 runs in 15 balls with 2 fours and 1 six.