Besides him, no player of Kolkata crossed touched the score of even 20 in the match against CSK. The Caribbean off-spinner bowled a sensational bowling performance in Abu Dhabi and was the chief architect of Kolkata's narrow win. In the last five overs of games in the tournament, Russell scored 351 runs from 141 balls at a strike rate of 248.90. 120. But although Watson and Rayudu were cruising towards the target, they weren't doing it at breakneck speed. Sunil Narine: Sunil Narine has cleared his bowling action and is off the warning list. The only downside to the tactic of sending in a pinch-hitter in T20s is the risk of the pinch-hitter getting into a rut, and slowing things down rather than speeding them up. IPL 2020: Sunil Narine's action cleared, off warning list ... bowled by Narine, when Kings XI needed 14 runs for victory. South Africa vs England, 1st T20I Live Streaming: When and where to watch SA vs ENG online? When he had completed his second over, the match had altered radically with the win probability more than halved at 36.81%. He hadn't had a great time at the top of the order, true, with 27 runs off 31 balls in four innings in IPL 2020; each time he was troubled by short bowling delivered at pace. Watson a run away from fifty. Sunil Narine was introduced into the attack in the 12th over by KKR. Rabada provided the much-needed breakthrough to Delhi as he dismissed Narine (64) in the 17th over, reducing KKR to 157/4. This exiled campaign in the UAE has been no exception. ... Narine also conjured just 121 runs at an average of 13.44 and one fifty with his bat. On the day, Narine repaid that faith handsomely. "So comforting sitting on the sidelines to know you've got an experienced individual with four overs up his sleeve out of the nine overs left in the innings.". The West Indian player delivered on the expectation as he sent Watson to the pavilion just after he scored a half-century. ... IPL 2020: Eoin Morgan Reveals Who’s Decision It Was To Bat Sunil Narine At 5. The least we can do is back him. Left-handed bat. IPL 2020: I Don't Run Behind My Players With Stick In Hand, Says Captain Rohit Sharma. "Narine was reported for suspect action by the match officials after KKR's match vs KXIP held on Oct 10, 2020 in Abu Dhabi. They went for Narine, keeping faith in his ability to tie down, and fox, even set batsmen. Sunil Narine’s CPL 2020 form guide ahead of IPL 2020. With Narine, that risk is minimal: 'hit out or get out'. Narine's entire career as an opener has been fashioned in the vein of what street cricket calls the 'hit out or get out' method. Instead, Dinesh Karthik and the Knight Riders used Narine tactically. Narine made a typical Narine score of 17 off 9, and the third-wicket stand brought 28 runs in 2.5 overs. Chennai 99/1 after 12 overs: Alright, Karthik brings in Sunil Narine and he bowls an excellent over, giving just five runs. ALSO READ:Â IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings - Highest Run Scorers and Leading Wicket Takers From Both Sides. "Just hasn't quite worked for him at the top of the order in the first few games of the tournament so far. Of course, if the match had shaped differently, Karthik might well have called on Narine to bowl before the 12th over. Karthik said that CSK batted well in the beginning of the innings, but he had faith in Narine and Varun Chakrvarthy and that paid off. He kept things quiet. ... Of those 1080 runs, 510 came in the IPL, at a strike rate of 204.81. Matches. The partnership saw both batsmen going past their 50-run mark. He stated that the team would like to maintain a fluid line-up for tactical versatility. He could muster just 121 runs in 9 innings - 64 of these were scored in one innings! Narine was also out early enough that it left space for Morgan and Andre Russell to launch at the death. Maybe, the Knight Riders had demoted Narine a match early? For a complete ESPN.com experience, please upgrade or use a supported browser. Second, Narine's entry would have left MS Dhoni with two options: either continue using spinners and risk them going for plenty, or bring back one of his fast bowlers and risk having a few less overs of pace at the death than he would like. So why not send in Eoin Morgan, in great touch himself and one of the world's most accomplished white-ball batsmen? Before coming into this game, Narine's match-up with the Super Kings' top order was excellent: Shane Watson had scored 88 runs off 83 balls against Narine, being dismissed eight times (89 off 85 with nine dismissals after the match). 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