ABU DHABI: Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris praised Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for maintaining a tight grip in the match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and said that he has never seen the MS Dhoni-led side being squeezed like that in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Dinesh Karthik-led KKR defeated CSK by 10 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
“Well, who am I to question the tactics of @Bazmccullum and @DineshKarthik…. what a fine 10 over block in the back end of that match … fabulous bowling. Never seen @ChennaiIPL squeezed like that before,” Styris tweeted.

CSK, set a target of 168 to win, were in a comfortable position at 99-1 in the 12th over with Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu at the crease. However, both fell in quick succession. From thereon, KKR plugged the runs and in the end won by 10 runs.
Narine bowled his first over in the 12th over of the CSK innings and went on pick the wicket of Shane Watson (50) in the second over of his spell to tilt the match in favour of KKR.
Varun Chakravarthy bowled Dhoni (11) in the 17th over of the innings. After that, CSK could not get any sort of momentum.

Batting first, KKR were bowled out for 167. Rahul Tripathi was the only batsman to leave a mark with his knock of 81 runs.
Tripathi came out to bat as an opener for KKR against CSK. Earlier in the tournament, Kolkata were sending Sunil Narine out as one of their openers.
KKR are currently at the third position in the IPL standings with six points from five matches.

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