Dwayne Bravo struck a last-ball six as title-holders Chennai Super Kings scraped past the Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets in a nail-biting Indian Premier League contest at the Eden Gardens here Monday to brighten their chances of a play-off place.
Replying to the Knight Riders' 158/6, the Super Kings needed five off the last ball. But West Indies all-rounder Dwyane Bravo (11 not out; 7b, 1x6) held his nerves to dispatch a low full toss from Rajat Bhatia over the long on fence as the visitors reached 160/5 and silence descended at the Eden Gardens.
The Super Kings had a cracker of a start, with man of the match Mike Hussey (56; 39 b, 4x4, 4x6) and Murali Vijay (36; 24 b, 5x4, 1x6) mercilessly belting the Knight Riders' bowlers during a 97-run opening wicket stand off only 9.2 overs.
The floodgates opened as early as in the second over that saw Knight Riders pacer Lakshmipathy Balaji conceding 25 runs with both batsmen making a feast of fours and sixes.In Image: Chennai Super Kings' Dwayne Bravo celebrates victory over Kolkata Knight RidersText: IANSImages: APScorecard
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