IPL 2021: Faf du Plessis teaches Prasidh Krishna a big lesson after latter sledged the former South Africa captain
Chennai Super Kings are riding high on confidence at the moment. After losing their opening rubber against Delhi Capitals, the three-time IPL champions somehow found a way to come out on top in the next two games. They defeated Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals to secure two wins in a row.
The match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders is being staged at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. KKR captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl first. CSK got off to a brilliant start with the help of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis.
The duo constructed a valuable 115-run opening wicket partnership before Gaikwad departed for a well-made 64 off 42 balls including 6 boundaries and 4 sixes at a strike rate of 152.38. England all-rounder Moeen Ali added 25 off 12 balls while also stitched a 50-run stand with the former Proteas captain.
While Moeen Ali looked good as he struck 2 fours and 2 sixes, he was stumped out by Dinesh Karthik off Sunil Narine’s bowling. Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis looked so dangerous as he kept on smashing sixes and fours with relative ease.
Prasidh Krishna messes with Faf du Plessis
KKR pacer Prasidh Krishna ruffled Faf du Plessis’ feathers by saying something unpleasant. The fast bowler might have said something to the former Proteas captain after bowling a sloppy full-toss. However, Faf du Plessis responded with the bat in the next ball by scoring a superb boundary.
Faf du Plessis taught a good lesson to the young pacer by silencing him with a boundary. The CSK opener was the pick of the batsmen as he scored a sensational 95 off 60 balls including 9 fours and 4 sixes at a strike-rate of 158.33. Faf du Plessis’ big knock powered CSK to 220/3 in their quota of 20 overs.
Prasidh Krishna was so expensive throughout the game as he was tonked to all parts of the ground by CSK batsmen. There was no intent from the pacer where he conceded 49 runs in his quota of 4 overs at an expensive economy rate of 12.20.