After Imran Tahir 4/27, Raina’s unbeaten 58 powered Chennai to win by 5 wickets against Kolkata

After Imran Tahir 4/27, Raina’s unbeaten 58 powered Chennai to win by 5 wickets against Kolkata

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Kolkata. Apr 14 : After Imran Tahir's 4/27, Suresh Raina's unbeaten 58 from 42 balls powered MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings to 5 wickets triumph over Kolkata Knight Riders at VIVO IPL play at packed Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
Chasing a target to score 162 in 20 overs after restricting KKR to 161/8 with 4/27 from Imran Tahir, CSK scored 162/5 in 19.4 overs and thus vanquished the host for the second time of this IPL season. This was fourth defeat for Shah Rukh Khan outfit in eight games, three consecutive loss, of them two at home.
This was CSK 7th win in eight games.
Surviving an LBW appeal on 1, left hander Suresh Raina held the pitch at one end facing 42 balls in which he hit 7 boundaries and one six.
All rounder Ravindra Jadeja also did his job quite well remaining not out on 31 from 17 balls hitting five boundaries.
Earlier, 40-year-old South African leg spinner took 4/27 to restrict KKR to 161 for 8 wickets.
CSK lost two quick wickets in 44 runs from 5.3 overs as the top order batsmen opening pair - Shane Watson ( 6) and Faf du Plasis ( 24) became victim of Harry Gurney and Sunil Narine, the pacer and the spinner respectively.
English pacer Harry Gurney got Australian Shane Watson LBW and West Indian Sunil Narine uprooted the stump of South African batsman Faf du Plesis, who hit five boundaries facing 16 balls before bowing out.
Watson was trapped on the back leg and missed the line to be adjudged LBW.
Then spinner Sunil Narine got dangerous Faf du Plessis packing bowled to end opening duo from Chennai. Narine ended 2/19 followed by Piyush Chawla 2/24.
Another spinner Kuldeep Yadav returned empty handed and has no wicket in last four home games.
Kolkata took another big wicket when spinner Piyush Chawla got Kedar Yadav (20) lbw when the visiting side was 4/81 in 11.1 overs.
Earlier, Chris Lynn returning to play after a match drop in the previous game was the highest scorer for KKR ( 82-run-51-ball) hitting seven boundaries and six lofty sixes before falling to Imran Tahir delivery as he skied the ball which was held by Shardul Thakur.