Chennai Super Kings beat KKR by 6 wickets thereby making life difficult for Kolkata as their chances of qualifying hang on by a slim thread. By virtue of this win, Chennai has allowed Mumbai Indians to qualify for the playoffs. KKR, batting first against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), scored 172/5 in 20 overs. Nitish Rana (87) posted his highest ever IPL score at the top of the order. He got to his 50 off 44 balls, but then unleashed on CSK’s spinners, who had till then bogged down the KKR top order.
Dinesh Karthik (21*) helped provide a strong finish. Ruturaj Gaikwad (72) anchored CSK’s chase. He found a partner in Ambati Rayudu (38) and Ravindra Jadeja (31*) delivered the final blow.MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to field first against Kolkata Knight Riders. They made three changes to the side - Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma come in for Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, and Monu Kumar. KKR, on the other hand, made just one change - Rinku Singh in for Prasidh Krishna. CSK, currently at the bottom of the points table, are already out of the playoff race and are only playing for their pride.