Fine, methodical chase by CSK, handing out lesson to KKR’s batsmen who were given to needless, reckless excess and finished about 20 runs short. In the end, that proved decisive
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 14, 2019
Another day, another tight game and fantastic finish in the IPL. A lot of players seem to be at the peak of their powers - most of the big names are performing well, and taking their game to a new level. #KKRvCSK
— Radio Cricket (@RadioCricket) April 14, 2019
On a roll @ChennaiIPL #WhistlePodu Brilliant really ... different players show up to seal the deal #KKRvCSK Well done !!! — Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) April 14, 2019
Winning the toss and electing to bowl first, MS Dhoni’s ploy to bring in Mitchell Santner worked wonders as Sunil Narine was dismissed cheaply at 2.
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) April 14, 2019
Mitchell Santner has to be the perfect successor to Daniel Vettori. Nothing too much to get scared of, just that he makes scoring an awkward task, which in turn produces wickets for his team.#KKRvCSK — Nish Navalkar (@YUVI_NISH) April 14, 2019
When intuition works better than statistics. Spin to Narine is theoretically a bad idea, but Dhoni knows better.... #IPL2019 #KKRvCSK — Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) April 14, 2019
Chris Lynn put up a splendid batting display at the start. The opener laid the platform for Kolkata, scoring 82 runs from just 51 balls.
KKR are well set here. Lynn hit Chahar out the attack; Narine tried to attack Santner but failed - but the intent was there. The RH/LH combination of Lynn & Rana is countering the spin threat of Jadeja & Tahir. They’ve got a great platform from which to launch now. #IPL #KKRvCSK
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) April 14, 2019
As of now Chris Lynn Is Only Dealing With Fours and Sixes , It's Good For KKR #KKRvCSK #MyGameFace — Mukesh singh (@Mukeshs_0981) April 14, 2019
Faf du Plessis’ dived in to take a fantastic catch of Robin Uthappa. He went on to take four catches in the innings.
— Pa₹idhi $₹ivastava (@BeingKohlicious) April 14, 2019
Faf takes a blinder.#KKRvCSK
— Gautam Sodhi (@GautamSodhi1) April 14, 2019
Fabulous Du Plesis for a reason!! Top athlete. — Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 14, 2019
Imran Tahir’s brilliant spell of bowling didn’t allow KKR to break free as the hosts were restricted to 161/8 in 20 overs.
At the end of 14 overs, KKR were121/3. Then Tahir removed Lynn and Russell next over to snap the momentum and help restrict them to just 40 from the last 36 balls. Incredible. #KKRvCSK
— Rishad D'souza (@RD_Wisden) April 14, 2019
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) April 14, 2019
What a crazy passage of play! Furious six hitting hitting, clever bowling by Tahir, two superb catches and both Lynn and Russell back in the dug out in the same over — Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 14, 2019
On the other hand, Chennai kept losing wickets at regular intervals even though the scorecard kept ticking. However, Suresh Raina finally stood up and scored an important fifty.
Shane Watson's underwhelming #IPL2019 continues.
He was fantastic in #PSL2019, but hasn't been able to transfer the form over so far..#KKRvCSK #KKRvsCSK
— CricBlog (@cric_blog) April 14, 2019
Mr. IPL has finally turned up. Raina must have been under pressure, good to see him bidding his time at the crease. #KKRvCSK — Manya (@CSKian716) April 14, 2019
MS and Raina batting together are a delight to watch. #CSKvKKR — DIVYANSHU (@MSDivyanshu) April 14, 2019
With MS Dhoni gone, the match was heading towards a close finish. However, Ravindra Jadeja’s crucial knock of 31*(17) ensured CSK won against KKR for a second time this season.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) April 14, 2019
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 14, 2019
As i said, CSK's lower order is outstanding. Major positive this game was Raina and Jadeja giving us the win. Each player of CSK has performed now in one match or another. This is what makes CSK the best team in IPL #IPL2019 #CSKvKKR #csk — Adharsh Bharadwaj (@cricadharsh) April 14, 2019