Kolkata: Devon Conway, Shivam Dube and Ajinkya Rahane slammed quick half-centuries to guide Chennai Super Kings to an imposing 235 for four in an Indian Premier League match here Sunday.
Sent into bat, Conway (56 off 40) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (35 off 20) shared quick 73 runs for the opening wicket to hand CSK a scintillating start.
After the duo’s departure, Dube (50 off 21) and Rahane (71 not out off 29) kept up the scoring rate, stitching 85 runs off just 32 balls to keep CSK’s scoring rate high.
CSK top-order took most of the KKR bowlers to cleaners to pile up the big score.
Young leg-spinner Suyash Sharma (2/29 from 4 overs) was KKR’s lone bright spot in the bowling department.
Chennai Super Kings: 235 for 4 in 20 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 71 not out, Devon Conway 56, Shivam Dube 50; Kulwant Khejroliya 1/29).