ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

IPL 2023: KKR Breach Chennai's Chepauk Fortress, Twitter Hails Rinku and Rana

IPL 2023: Both Rinku Singh and Nitish Rana scored fifties in KKR's first win at Chepauk since the 2012 final.

Published
Sports Buzz
1 min read
story-hero-img
i
Aa
Aa
Small
Aa
Medium
Aa
Large
Hindi Female

Chennai Super Kings lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets on Sunday, 14 May, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Deciding to bat first, MS Dhoni's team could only manage to put up a score of 144/6 on the boardm which was chased down by Kolkata in 18.3 overs.

It was a bitter defeat for Chennai, as they suffered a loss in Chepauk after two consecutive triumphs. Morever, a victory here would have taken them to the top spot in the IPL 2023 Points table. 

ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD
Chennai's batters had a rare bad day, struggling to tackle Kolkata's three-pronged spin attack. Shivam Dube was the highest run-scorer for the hosts, managing to remain unbeaten on 48 runs.

Though they had a good start, Chennai’s bowling unit lost their momentum when as Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh developed a steady partnership. Both batters scored half-centuries, thereby cementing Kolkata’s first victory in Chepauk since the 2012 final.

Here's how Twitter reacted to Kolkata's win:

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

0

Read Latest News and Breaking News at The Quint, browse for more from sports and sports-buzz

Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Member
3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Member Benefits
Read More