Smith-led team, who are on a three-match losing streak, yet to sort playing XI dilemma
Representing Kolkata Knight Riders, Chakravarthy dismissed Dhoni at a crucial stage in their IPL match against Chennai Super Kings here on Wednesday
Tripathi played a crucial role in KKR's thrilling 10-run win over Chennai Super Kings at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Despite having the likes of Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, in his line-up, after the dismissals of Gill and Nitish Rana, Karthik sent in Narine to bat ahead of the English batsman, sparking a debate.
On promoting Kedar Jadhav, he said, “At the time, we thought that Kedar could play the spinner well and dominate, while Jadeja was there to come and finish. But in the end there was too much work to do and we fell short."
CSK were 99 for 1 in 12 overs with Narine backed entirely for the death. The CSK batsmen stumbled against Narine in the latter half of the chase.
CSK suffered a 10-run defeat against KKR in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday.
Rahul has scored 302 runs including one hundred and two half-centuries -- in five matches so far and has the Orange Cap.
Kolkata Knight Riders were all out for 167 despite Rahul Tripathi's 51-ball 81 and CSK were stopped at 157 for five in 20 overs
Hyderabad team is without the services of experienced Bhuvneshwar who is out of IPL
Given that this was his team's first offence of the season, Smith was fined Rs 12 lakh under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences
Speaking after the victory, Bond revealed, We do a lot of work behind the scenes for every opposition. The powerplay was excellent from our bowlers. We knew the top four (of RR batting order) were extremely dangerous and happy our plans came off.
The Rohit Sharma-led team scored 193 runs after opting to bat first. Jasprit Bumrah took four wickets while James Pattinson and Trent Boult picked two wickets each in the match as Rajasthan Royals were all out on 136 runs.
Suryakumar and Hardik Pandya smashed 19 runs in the 18th over and 17 in the final over to get past 190 run mark. The highlights of the game were Suryakumar's scoop shots that went for fours and six in the death overs.
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