Shaw was out in the 16th over after facing 41 balls, hitting 11 fours and three sixes but, by then, the match was as good.
Dinesh-led team makes their second successive Mushtaq Ali final
Dinesh Karthik had a very bad season last year. He was also removed from the captaincy, but despite that if you have retained him, it shows that the franchise is backing you. And because of that your confidence increases
The 35-year-old said that he had to do something extraordinary every time to prove his mettle.
The Indian keeper says he wants to focus on his batting
KKR skipper was speaking after a stunning two runs win against Kings XI Punjab
However, former Australian cricketer Brett Lee feels that holding him for later stage could have backfired. He blamed CSK for throwing away the match from such a comfortable position.
CSK were 99 for 1 in 12 overs with Narine backed entirely for the death. The CSK batsmen stumbled against Narine in the latter half of the chase.
Rahul has scored 302 runs including one hundred and two half-centuries -- in five matches so far and has the Orange Cap.
A resurgent Chennai team would look to make their ascent to top-four
Joining the chorus was Indian cricketer Sreesanth. KKR lost their match chasing a tough target against Delhi Capitals on Saturday.
The way the boys batted is something I am proud of. We kept fighting, which is the nature of this team. To be honest, a couple more sixes, and we would have crossed the line.
Sunil Narine is not able to play the big hits now. It would be better if Dinesh Karthik himself opens instead of Narine, so that his batting order does not go that far back. I will not open with Sunil Narine.
Speaking after their 37-run victory over Steve Smith-led Royals’, he said that seeing n pacers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who picked up two wickets each, was a delight.
After being asked to bat first, KKR managed to score 174 runs from their allotted 20 overs. The Karthik-led side then easily defended the target, thanks to the brilliant performance from the bowlers.