IPL 2019- CSK vs KKR Review: Super Kings thrive in fortress to bring down Russell and co.

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A disciplined bowling performance and a calm chase by the Chennai Super Kings was enough to get them to the top of the table. 

With both teams naming unchanged lineups, the onus came onto the spin department with the match being played on the slow turning surface of the Chepauk.

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After electing to bowl first, MS Dhoni managed to control every aspect of the game on the field. A top-order collapse executed by the golden arm of Deepak Chahar and magic fingers of Harbhajan Singh was soon followed by timely strikes from Imran Tahir.

The in-form Andre Russell to struggled to cope with the pinching Chennai heat and succumbed with wrist cramps. But despite the setback, the Caribbean batsman scored a crucial half-century to push KKR above the 100 run barrier.

With the target being well below par, the yellow army made an easy work of the chase with Faf du Plessis playing through the entire innings for his unbeaten knock of 43 while Shane Watson, Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu stuck around to contribute.

This win sees Chennai Super Kings continue their winning streak at the MA Chidambaram Stadium while KKR slumped to their second defeat to slide down the points table.

Brief Scorecard:

KKR 108-9 (20 overs) (A.Russell 50*; D.Chahar 3-20)

CSK 111-3 (17.3 overs) (Faf du Plessis 43*; S.Narine 2-24)

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