Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Medical | By Mark Scott

IPL: Sam Billings helps Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL: Sam Billings helps Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders

The prevailing political and security situation has forced this decision, Vinod Rai, head of the BCCI's Committee of Administrators, told agencies. In the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League, the Bombay High Court ordered Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants to shift their home matches from the drought-hit Maharashtra to a neutral venue of Vishakhapatnam.

According to information, Kasi Viswananthan, Super Kings' chief executive officer, met the Chennai police commissioner and was advised to "reschedule" the matches in the wake of the ongoing protests in the city. That list includes: Pune, Rajkot, Visakhapatnam and Thiruvananthapuram.

Unlike last match, this time CSK came together as a team and everyone tried contributing. Read Also: If IPl is thrown out of Chennai, Vishakhapatnam is "happy to host " While reacting to reports on shifting all IPL matches out of Chennai, the outfits, which took to the streets against CSK-KKR match, claimed victory on Wednesday.

Sam Billings played a little gem as Chennai Super Kings once again pulled off a thrilling chase beating Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets in Chennai.

The match was executed between them at the home venue of Chennai Super Kings named M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Shane Watson gave a brilliant start by making 42 runs in 19 balls, helping the team to pursue the target of 203 runs.

Chennai had hosted Kolkata Knight Riders on April 10, marking the return of the IPL to the city after the franchise had completed a two-year ban for corruption.

The aim of the protestors was to draw the public's attention towards the issue of acute water shortage faced by the Tamil Nadu farmers. Earlier, it was informed that the matches in Chennai will go ahead despite the growing protests.

Traffic on arterial Anna Salai was affected for more than three hours and vehicles were seen piled up to a distance of about two km in view of the protests near the Anna Salai junction leading to the cricket stadium. The state-of-the-art Greenfield Stadium here could be the most likely venue if Kerala is allotted any of the IPL matches as the Kochi venue which was the home ground of the Kochi Tuskers in 2011 could take a while before it could be match-ready.

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