KKR vs CSK match-turning point has raised hopes of victory: Another match in the IPL 2021 season has come to a thrilling end. The Kolkata Knight Riders, who faced the Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday night at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, showed great fighting spirit at the end. Kolkata team’s hopes were dashed in the match. All-rounders Pat Cummins (66 not out: 4×4, 6×6 off 34 balls) and Andre Russell (3×4, 6×6 off 54:22 balls). Super Kings bowlers but Sam Curran who dismissed Andre Russell at the crucial moment of the match made the Chennai bowlers relieved.
Target 221-run, Andre Russell played an aggressive knock. Shardul Thakur bowled the 10th over of the innings, Russell three sixes, and 1 four and a total of 24 runs, that is the match-turning point. Russell then hit a six and four off Ravindra Jadeja, who came in the 11th over. Russell, who received his half-century mark in 21 balls in this sequence, raised hopes of victory again in the Kolkata team. With his destruction, Kolkata chased down 39 off just 13 balls.
But Sam Curran, who came to bowl in the 12th over Andre Russell clean-bowled for the second ball in over. Sam Curran bowled the ball, aiming for the leg stump but the ball bounced back from very close to his body and hit the leg stump. Until then, no one has thought that Russell, who hit sixes with the timing of the ball well, would come out on a simple ball like that. Russell was seen sitting on the steps as well as not going to the pavilion for a long time after the wicket had fallen. Russell thought he had probably covered the leg stump.
After Russell’s dismissal, Dinesh Karthik (4×6, 2×6 off 40 balls) and Pat Cummins played aggressively but could not beat Chennai. However, Chennai bowlers were scared. Most importantly Pat Cummins hit 2, 6, 6, 6, 4, 6 in the over after Sam Curran dismissed Russell. With that Sam Curran, who turned the match around and looked like a hero, suddenly appeared as a villain in the Chennai team, in the end, Chennai won the match by 18 runs.