IPL 2024 CSK vs KKR: Match Highlights, Key Moments And Videos

Ruturaj Gaikwad and MS Dhoni saw CSK home against KKR in IPL 2024 (AP)Ruturaj Gaikwad and MS Dhoni saw CSK home against KKR in IPL 2024 (AP)

Ruturaj Gaikwad-led CSK returned back to their winning ways by upstaging KKR in match number 22 of the IPL 2024 season at Chennai.

After putting KKR to bat, CSK bowlers restricted the visitors to just 137 upfront off their 20 overs. Legendary all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and new-ball speedster Tushar Deshpande both picked up three wickets each in the innings, while Mustafizur Rahman and Maheesh Theekshana also chipped in with timely breakthroughs.

In response, CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad top-scored in the run-chase with a fluent 67* to see his side home with seven wickets and more than two overs to spare.

Here’s the timeline of how CSK vs KKR panned out in Chennai-

CSK vs KKR Highlights: Tushar Deshpande Gets Phil Salt For A First-Ball Duck

Tushar Deshpande made an instant impact with the ball for CSK, enticing KKR opener Phil Salt to poke a wide ball outside the off stump in the first delivery of the match. Ravindra Jadeja snared a sharp catch at point as CSK gained an early advantage in the game.

CSK vs KKR Highlights: Ravindra Jadeja Strikes Back For CSK After Narine, Angkrish’s Recovery

Following Phil Salt’s early dismissal, his opening partner Sunil Narine and number three Angkrish Raghuvanshi fought back for KKR with blistering 20s. The two cricketers shared 56 runs together for the second wicket off 36 balls to take their side past the 50-run mark.

Unfortunately for KKR, Narine and Raghuvanshi’s brewing partnership was soon curtailed by CSK legend Ravindra Jadeja. The left-arm spinner first deceived Raghuvanshi, before accounting for the wickets of Narine and Venkatesh Iyer in a space of just eight deliveries as KKR slipped from 56-1 to 64-4.

CSK vs KKR Highlights: Shreyas Iyer Scores Sluggish 34 In KKR’s 137

KKR captain Shreyas Iyer, batting at number four, struggled to get going as he scored a sluggish 34 off 32 balls in the middle order. The 29-year-old produced just three boundaries in his knock and was holed out by Jadeja off Mustafizur Rahman during the death overs.

Constant wickets in the backend ended up costing KKR as they managed to conjure just 137-9 in their innings.

CSK vs KKR Highlights: Vaibhav Arora Jolts CSK Early

Defending 138, KKR paceman Vaibhav Arora got the prized scalp of CSK opener Rachin Ravindra inside the powerplay overs. Ravindra made his way back to the sheds at 27-1 after slapping an eight-ball 15.

CSK vs KKR Highlights: Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad Steers CSK To An Easy Win

Despite losing opening partner Rachin Ravindra early, captain Ruturaj Gaikwad remained unfazed in his run-chase approach and ended up shaping a fluent 67* off 58 balls. The dashing right-hander pounded nine boundaries in his knock, and shared crucial partnerships with Daryl Mitchell and Shivam Dube.

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s run-chase masterclass ensured CSK soared past the finishing line in just 17.4 overs with seven wickets still intact.