It was a happy homecoming for the Chennai Super Kings at the Chepauk. The returning franchise hosted the Kolkata Knight Riders in their first home game of the season. The Men in Yellow played at the iconic venue in Chennai after two years. Hence, the build up and the buzz around the game was immense. The fans flocked in large numbers and they were treated with a total run feast.
Over 400 runs were scored in the game and the hosts eventually sealed the game. Chasing 202 to win, it was the quick 23-ball 56 from Sam Billings that changed the course of the game. Towards the end, Ravindra Jadeja creamed a six to finish things off in style and complete a 5 wicket win for the Chennai Super Kings.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 10, 2018
#CSKvKKR another exciting finish for CSK !! Superb Win
— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) April 10, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 10, 2018
— Brendan Taylor (@BrendanTaylor86) April 10, 2018
— simon hughes (@theanalyst) April 10, 2018
CSK CSK CSK what a match… @sambillings you beauty 👊 @ShaneRWatson33 superb job once again with bat an ball @RayuduAmbati hitting the ball sweet… thanks all the fans for coming and cheering in big numbers #yellowarmy #whitslepodu @ChennaiIPL pic.twitter.com/1uncBIV933
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 10, 2018
What a thriller… Well done @ChennaiIPL.. Thanks jaddu 😄😄
— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) April 10, 2018
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 10, 2018
Dinesh Karthik did what any good captain would. Backed his senior bowler but was let down again. Hope at least now @KKRiders look at Nagarkoti or Mavi.
— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) April 10, 2018
Chennai Super Kings have now won 96 matches in T20 cricket – the second most by any team. #CSKvKKR
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) April 10, 2018
Jadeja hitting the winning six… aakhir beta kiska hai#CSKvKKR
— Sunil- the cricketer (@1sInto2s) April 10, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 10, 2018
Chasing when winning the toss is becoming both more common and more successful. T20 has a problem and may need to consider radical options- teams who loses the toss allowed to make 1 change; or even, perhaps, sealed bids to decide the toss
— Tim (@timwig) April 10, 2018
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) April 10, 2018
The trend continues.. !
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 10, 2018
— Arun Venugopal (@scarletrun) April 10, 2018
— Sandipan Banerjee (@im_sandipan) April 10, 2018
Vinay Kumar beats Jadeja and Dhoni with one ball to spare as KKR and CSK watch from the sidelines.
— Federer fan (@CricAussieFan) April 10, 2018
— Bodhisattva Sen Roy (@insenroy) April 10, 2018