Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Chennai Super Kings Secure Second Consecutive Win, Beat KKR by 5 Wickets

Chennai Super Kings Secure Second Consecutive Win, Beat KKR by 5 Wickets

Dwayne Bravo, architect of CSK's inaugural win against Mumbai Indians, had played his hand in a cameo of 11 including an all-important six in the first ball of the 20th over.

Thiruvananthapuram MP and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor too said on Wednesday the matches would be played at Thiruvananthapuram's Sports Hub if the BCCI chose to shift the venue to Kerala. According to IPL sources, Visakhapatnam is front-runner from among the four cities, the other three being Thiruvananthapuram, Pune and Rajkot.

Life in several parts of the city was thrown out of gear after many Tamil outfits staged protests against the holding of IPL matches in Chepauk stadium to demand a Cauvery Management Board from the Center.

ESPNcricinfo understands that the IPL is considering four venues as an alternative home base for Super Kings.

Watch each of Russell's 11 maximums - four coming off Shardul Thakur and another off Shane Watson - in the video at the top of the page. "We are exploring multiple venues".

After protesters had threatened matches at MA Chidambaram Stadium, IPL Commissioner Rajeev Shukla met Home Secretary on Tuesday and was assured of complete security cover for players and spectators.

"The matches had to be shifted out of Chennai as police had said that they were unable to provide security in the prevailing situation". But we have told the CSK franchise to evaluate the current situation and take a final call in this regard. "It will be CSK's decision". "But if the protests go beyond that, it would be hard to keep things under control", a source said. We have informed the same to the BCCI.

"It feels good, to come back after two years and win", Dhoni said as Chennai returned to the IPL after a two-year ban and played in front of the home fans. In the meantime, we can decide upon a substitute venue. The game also witnessed a few tensed moments when shoes were flung at Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja. While there was no confirmation that the shoe-throwing incident was directly related to the Cauvery river issue, it was the likely cause.

Massive anti-IPL protests by pro-Tamil groups erupted in Chennai on Tueday with scores of activists including film directors being detained even as police chased away agitators in some places. The Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) leader T Velmurugan asserted on Wednesday that till the Cauvery Water Management Board is formed, they will not allow IPL matches to be held in Chennai.

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