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Updated: April 24, 2023

IPL 2023: Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube fifties down KKR as CSK go to the top


n the latest match of IPL 2023, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 6 wickets at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. CSK captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to field first, restricting KKR to 154/6 in their 20 overs.

Chasing a target of 155, CSK openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad provided a good start, but KKR managed to pick up two quick wickets. However, the partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube proved to be crucial as they both scored fifties and took CSK to victory.

Rahane, who was playing his first game for CSK, scored an unbeaten 61 off 41 balls, including 7 boundaries and a six. Dube, on the other hand, scored 52 off 36 balls, smashing 3 sixes and 3 boundaries. Their partnership of 100 runs helped CSK secure their fourth win in a row and move to the top of the IPL 2023 points table.

This victory also marks a successful comeback for Rahane, who had missed the initial games of the tournament due to an injury. With the win, CSK has now won 5 out of their 6 matches, while KKR has suffered their fourth loss in 6 games.


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