What a night for Sam Billing!
IPL cricket returned to the Chepauk after two years, as CSK hosted KKR in what was expected to be a superb match.
Batting first, Andre Russell was the star for KKR, as the all-rounder scored 88 off just 36 balls, as the West Indian smashed the CSK bowlers all over the Chepauk.
One year away from the game, Russell was outstanding with the bat as the West Indian showed everyone why he is one of the most gifted players in the world.
Uthappa looked good while he was there, as he stroked 29 runs before getting involved in a run-out with captain Dinesh Karthik. DK then played a supporting role to Russell, as he gave strike to the West Indian.
In reply, CSK started off superbly as Watson gave them the flier that they needed. Sunil Narine’s guile and skill suffocated CSK in the middle overs, before Sam Billings and MS Dhoni launched a counter attack.
Billings was brilliant, as he scored a rapid fire fifty to give CSK the initiative. But his dismissal gave KKR the initiative, as the match headed into a the last over with both sides fancying their chances to win.
In the end Bravo and Jadeja finished off the match in style, as CSK completed a triumphant return!
But that was the only match that will be held at the Chepauk this season, as CSK will now host their matches in Pune.
Billings sent out a wonderful tweet to the CSK fans after the match, as he wished them well and thanked them for their support.
Gutted that we have had to move from Chepauk, the atmosphere was unbelievable!
Thoughts with the fan who was badly hurt last night, no one should go to watch & end up in hospital. Hope he recovers soon & all issues are resolved.
Keep supporting us it makes a huge difference! https://t.co/CSd4jekFF0
— Sam Billings (@sambillings) April 11, 2018