Billings and Watson excel as Chennai win last-over thrille
Kolkata Knight Riders took on the Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. It was Chennai’s first game at home after a gap of two years. Both teams have won their opening encounters in IPL and will look to build on the momentum.
It was once again a last over thriller that entertained the ever-decent Chennai crowd and it was Jadeja doing the honors for CSK this time with a huge six on the 5th ball of the last over sending the frenzy CSK-following crowd into estacy.
“My pulse rises too – and that’s why we have a dressing room. I express myself in the dressing room but not in the dugout. If you’re too expressive in the field, then commentators get a lot of things to talk about. It’s good to see Sam bat the way he batted. Yes, we did go for runs, and Kolkata did bat well. Bowlers from both sides had a rough time, but I’m sure the crowd enjoyed,” said Dhoni.
“It feels good, to come back after two years and win. The crowd deserved the first innings, the second innings. Everybody has their own emotion levels, but in the dugout, we like to keep faith in our batsmen or bowler in a particular time,” said CSK captain MS Dhoni.
“Look, CSK had great support and we were expecting that. Hats off to them. Frustrating not to defend 202, but well done to Andre. These things happen in T20 cricket, so you’ve got to keep your chin up and move on,” said Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik.