The 23rd match of IPL 2019 was played on 9th April at the Homeworld Chepauk Stadium in Chennai between Chennai and Kolkata. By defeating Kolkata very easily, Chennai Superkings has once again reached the top of the points table.
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Kolkata Knight Riders team made only 108 runs in 20 overs, which proved to be a small target for Chennai SuperKings. CSK beat KKR by 7 wickets and 16 balls to spare
See Scorecard: CSKvsKKR, IPL 2019 Match-23 Scorecard
Man of the Match
Deepak Chahar was given the Man of the Match award in this match, in this match, Chahar spent 20 runs in 4 overs and took 3 wickets.
Deepak Chahar (Man of the Match): “I think I knew we are going to play a lot of games at Chennai. So, I worked on my slower ball and yorkers. I spend a lot of time in the dressing room with MS while playing TT and I have got to learn a lot. With Bravo injured, I have got opportunity to bowl at the death.”
In the current points table, Chennai Super Kings dominate the top while Kolkata Knight Riders is in second place. CSK has won five out of total of six matches played in the season so far.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 2019
MS Dhoni (CSK Skipper): I have been here for a long time. The crowd loves CSK. It is a special connection and they have adopted me. Losing Bravo, it is slightly difficult for us to get the combination. I don’t think we want to be playing on these tracks. It becomes too low scoring. The age is on their side. Bhajji has done well in whatever games he has played. I have fallen back on Tahir and he has done the job. He has confidence in me. He has got a very good flipper. He is someone who if you tell that this is the right pace to bowl on, he does it most of the times. I feel its important not to have the same plans for batters.
Dinesh Karthik (KKR Skipper): Definitely not enough runs on the board. These are tricky games and you don’t know how many runs to set with the dew and everything, but when the game finishes you feel you should gave got 20 more runs, so it’s always a catch-22 situation. When you lose four wickets in the powerplay, you are always behind the eight-ball. Then you have to consolidate and probably hope to go well towards the end, but we couldn’t do that. But credit to Russell, he showed a lot of maturity and I am pleased with the way he’s shaping up. I was happy with the general attitude, I like the way we tried defending a small total, especially the spinners with the wet ball. I don’t think it was a lack of concentration from our side with the bat. We have been on the road for three games, but have won two in five days and we shouldn’t be too greedy. We’ve tried hard and as a captain I am okay with not coming up on top everyday. When we return, we need to regroup. Two good teams playing and it should be a good match against Delhi next. (Message to the team) Enjoy, forget today, next game is a new game, a new day.