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Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 runs

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Chennai : Chennai Super Kings (CSK) who is the Two-time winners of Indian Premier League (IPL), beat defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs with some brilliant bowling and fielding effort which saw them defend a low score in their Indian Premier League game here on Tuesday.

Put into bat, Chennai found the going tough against Kolkata Knight Riders, who produced a disciplined bowling performance to restrict the hosts to 134 for six in their stipulated 20 overs.However, the Super Kings returned with a clinical bowling and fielding performance, led by Dwayne Bravo (3/22) and R Ashwin (2/5), to restrict Kolkata to 132 for nine and continue their domination at home.

Needing 17 runs off six balls, Ryan ten doeschate (38) blasted a six and a couple of fours but it proved too little and too late as Kolkata fell short by two runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

With this victory, Chennai reached the top of the table with six wins in seven matches, pushing Rajasthan Royals, who have five wins in eight matches, to the second spot.

Chasing 134, Kolkata had a disastrous start as their skipper Gambhir (0) was dismissed by Ishwar Pandey in the second ball of the innings. Other opener Robin Uthappa (39) then shared a 51-run partnership with Manish Pandey (15). The duo blasted eight boundaries and one six in their 29-ball second wicket partnership.

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