With nine balls left and 27 to defend, Kolkata Knight Riders would have fancied its chances. But Ravindra Jadeja produced some mighty hits with an unbeaten 31 off just 11 balls (2×4, 3×6) to help Chennai Super Kings win by six wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
With 30 needed off the last two overs, Lockie Ferguson lost control of proceedings in the final three deliveries of the 19th over against Jadeja conceding 17 runs which included a no-ball leaving CSK with only ten runs to get off the last over.
Despite Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s best efforts to bring the equation to seven off the last two deliveries, Jadeja’s experience ensured he sent the next two over the mid-wicket and long-on fence to seal the match in CSK’s favour.
The defeat means KKR’s hopes of qualifying for the Playoffs is in doubt while at the same time ensured Mumbai Indians’ place in…