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IPL 2023, KKR vs CSK: Ajinkya Rahane Shines As Chennai Super Kings Go Top Of The Points Table With A 49 Runs Win Over Kolkata Knight Riders - In Pics

MS Dhoni is working his magic around and despite the iconic player might have announced his "farewell", his players are making sure he gets a resounding send-off. One of them is Ajinkya Rahane, whose T20 game has risen a notch as the Mumbai-born batter smashed a blistering 29-ball-71 to give Chennai Super Kings a 49-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. A transformed Rahane took Eden Gardens by storm with his sensational stroke-play which was complemented in equal measure by the muscular Shivam Dube (50 off 21 balls) and ever-consistent Devon Conway (56 off 40 balls) with CSK scoring an imposing 235 for 4 in 20 overs. With Jason Roy pulling a hamstring while fielding, the chase was out of question and Dhoni's young pace troika of Akash Singh (1/29 in 4 overs),Matheesa Pathirana (1/27 in 4 overs) and Tushar Deshpande (2/43 in 4 overs) along with seasoned spinners Moeen Ali (1/20 in 1 over), Maheesh Theekshana (2/32 in 4 overs) and Ravindra Jadeja (1/34 in 3 overs) restricted KKR to 186 for 8 in 20 overs. The win took CSK to top of the table with 10 points from seven games while KKR are now placed eighth among 10 teams after fifth defeat at halfeay stage.

IPL 2023: KKR vs CSK
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MS Dhoni is working his magic around and despite the iconic player might have announced his "farewell", his players are making sure he gets a resounding send-off. One of them is Ajinkya Rahane, whose T20 game has risen a notch as the Mumbai-born batter smashed a blistering 29-ball-71 to give Chennai Super Kings a 49-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. A transformed Rahane took Eden Gardens by storm with his sensational stroke-play which was complemented in equal measure by the muscular Shivam Dube (50 off 21 balls) and ever-consistent Devon Conway (56 off 40 balls) with CSK scoring an imposing 235 for 4 in 20 overs. With Jason Roy pulling a hamstring while fielding, the chase was out of question and Dhoni's young pace troika of Akash Singh (1/29 in 4 overs),Matheesa Pathirana (1/27 in 4 overs) and Tushar Deshpande (2/43 in 4 overs) along with seasoned spinners Moeen Ali (1/20 in 1 over), Maheesh Theekshana (2/32 in 4 overs) and Ravindra Jadeja (1/34 in 3 overs) restricted KKR to 186 for 8 in 20 overs. The win took CSK to top of the table with 10 points from seven games while KKR are now placed eighth among 10 teams after fifth defeat at halfeay stage.

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