New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings crashed to their first defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Champions League Twenty20 competition in Hyderabad on Wednesday. This despite a superb bowling spell from former Indian speedster Ashish Nehra.
Defending 159 runs, Nehra gave Chennai Super Kings a rocking start as Kolkata Knight Riders crashed to 21 for four wickets in the fifth over. Nehra simply knocked out the KKR top order claiming the first three batsmen cheaply to give Chennai a dream start.
Manvinder Bisla (2), Gautam Gambhir (6) and Manish Pandey (0) failed to handle Nehra's left-arm pace on a hard wicket at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Nehra also bowled Andre Russell in the 17th over but by then the West Indian all-rounder and Dutchman Ryan ten Doeschate had already turn the course of the thrilling game with a sixth-wicket 80-run stand.