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Patna : Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 6 wickets in the 49th match of IPL 2020 at Dubai Inyernational Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE, with opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, 23, scoring 72 in 53 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes, and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja scoring an unbeaten 31 in 11 balls hitting 2 fours and 3 sixes. KKR fast bowler Lockie Ferguson leaked 20 runs in 19th over. In fact, Ferguson conceded 54 runs in his 4 overs without taking a wicket. Ambati Rayudu scored 38 in 20 balls with 5 fours and a six. Captain M S Dhoni scored just 1 run.
It was CSK’s 5th win in 13 matches and they have now 10 points. For KKR, it was their 7th defeat in 13 matches and they remain pegged at 12 points.
Replying to KKR’s 172/5 in 20 overs, CSK scored 172/4 in 20 overs with Ravindra Jadeja hitting the winning six on the last ball of the 20th over bowled Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Jadeja had also hit a six onthe previous ball of the over.
For KKR, opener Nitish Rana scored 87 runs in 61 balls hitting 10 fours and 4 sixes. Rana hit 3 consecutive sixes in the 4th over of spinner Karn Sharma, the 16th of the innings.