After Tahir’s 4/27 vs KKR, Twitter Says They’ve ‘Seen It All’
Kolkata Knight Riders were off to a good start against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, 14 April, but not for too long. Once Imran Tahir came into bowl, there was no place to hide for the KKR batting line-up. The South African bowler helped restrict KKR to 161/8 taking four important wickets.
Recording his best figures (4/27) in the T20 format, Tahir bowled a game-changing 15th over in which he packed off Chris Lynn (82; 51 balls; 7x4 6x6) and Andre Russell (10) to dent KKR's surge.
Earlier, the 40-year-old had removed Nitish Rana (21) and Robin Uthappa (0) in the 11th over to start KKR's slide, after MS Dhoni had won the toss and put the home team into bat first.
Tahir's bowling had such devastating effect that KKR managed just 29 runs from the last five overs and went onto lose three more wickets and end up with a below-par total of 161.
Twitter could not get enough of Tahir’s sensational performance.
CSK's catching was exceptional with Du Plessis charging in from long-off to dismiss Uthappa off first ball, then Shradul Thakur at deep square leg clung onto a flat hit from Lynn.
The big one was that of Shorey when he charged in for a swerving low catch to get rid off Russell, who looked in his usual explosive zone with 10 runs from 4 balls (1x4, 1x6).
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