Engulfed by Cauvery, CSK matches shifted


Engulfed by Cauvery, CSK matches shifted

"It feels good, to come back after two years and win", Dhoni said as Chennai returned to the IPL after a two-year ban and played in front of the home fans.

They also denounced slogans against the Centre for not implementing the Supreme Court order on the Cauvery issue and against holding the IPL.

Best known for the fierce on-field game, the super kings didn't disappoint their fans as they clinched victory in two consecutive matches.

After setting the eleventh edition of IPL ablaze with a thumping victory in the season opener, Tuesday saw Chennai Super Kings pull off yet another heist when they overcame Kolkata Knight Riders on the penultimate delivery of the match.

Amid the tension, the CSK team members and KKR team entered the stadium amid tight security. The decision by the IPL governing body was taken after protests by Tamil outfits before and even during CSK's match of the season against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Chennai Super Kings will lose their home advantage for the rest of the 2018 season.* The IPL has chose to move their six remaining home games out of Chennai in the wake of protests during the first match, and threats to disrupt more fixtures. In fact, the last five overs yielded 79 runs that got KKR back into the match.

Raina, who pulled his calf muscle, will not be able to play for Chennai for one match, when they take on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on April 15.

Narine's opening partner, Chris Lynn, managed to make 22 before he was clean bowled by Ravindra Jadeja.

KKR captain Dinesh Karthik admitted that it was disappointing not to defend the score of 202 runs.

Jamaican Russell, who missed previous year IPL through a doping whereabouts suspension, finished unbeaten on 88 from 36 deliveries in his second outing as Kolkata Knight Riders piled up an impressive 202 for six from their 20 overs. He faced only 36 balls where he made eleven 6's and one 4. MS Dhoni's men were in a troublesome situation after losing three key wickets with 101 runs on board. The players of both teams had arrived with heavy police escort just two hours before the match. Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu and Sam Billing strengthened the beginning and the middle of the chase.

Englishman Billings set up the innings nicely with a magnificent 56 off 23 balls that five huge sixes apart from a couple of boundaries.



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