IPL 2018: Shubham Gill, Dinesh Karthik Guide Kolkata Knight Riders Past Chennai Super Kings

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| May 4 , 2018 , 15:42 IST

Kolkata Knight Riders’ captain Dinesh Karthik along with Shubham Gill powered their side to be victorious against Chennai Super Kings on Thursday in a match played in the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League.

Chasing 178 for victory, Gill, an U-19 World Cup winner, joined hands with Karthik for an unbroken 83-run fifth wicket partnership off 36 deliveries that took the game away from MS Dhoni's team despite their making early inroads. While Gill scored a scorcher of 57 runs off 36 balls, Karthik bludgeoned the opposition bowlers by scoring a quick-fire 45 off 18 balls.

Put in to bat, CSK rode Dhoni's unbeaten 25-ball 43 to post 177/5 in 20 overs. In reply, KKR finished on 180/4 with 14 balls to spare to register a second win on the bounce and fifth overall in the tournament so far.

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KKR moved to the third spot having 10 points from 9 games while Sunrisers Hyderabad pipped CSK to the top of the table.

We were exposed and I think sometimes it reflected on the bowling. Certainly, we were on the back foot with some good fielders making mistakes, it hit down a little bit, Look, that can happen in a long tournament.” said CSK coach Stephen Fleming as he rued the chance to go top of the league.

He added, “It's not a great performance by any means but we have got hours rather than days to rectify. A loss just is a little slap in the face and hopefully, it has not affected in a day and a half's time and there's still going to be hard work."