Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders: CSK beat KKR by five wickets

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Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders: CSK beat KKR by five wickets

CSK beat KKR by five wickets

That’s it! Jadeja finishes off in style hitting a last-ball six as CSK beat KKR by five wickets in an edge-of-the-seat thriller. Vinay once gain concedes 19 runs to hand CSK victory.

Vinay to bowl final over, his second, after he gives away 16 in the first over of the innings

OVER 19: CSK need 17 off six balls

 OVER 18. 4: Curran gets rid of Billings for 56 (23). CSK need 19 runs in 8 balls

OVER 18.1: FIFTY! Billings brings 21-ball 50 to keep CSK in hunt

OVER 18: Billings hits two sixes off Russell as CSK need 27 off 12 balls to win

OVER 17: CSK reach 161/4, need 42 runs off 18 balls to win

OVER 16. 3: OUT! Chawla removes Dhoni to dent CSK hopes. CSK 155/4

Strategic Time Out

OVER 16: CSK need 51 off 24 balls

Chasing 203, CSK reach 150-run mark in 15.5 overs

OVER 15: 
17 runs from the over. CSK 145/3, need 58 off 30 balls to win

Curran [1-0-12-1] is back into the attack

OVER 14: Dhoni hits a four and a six off Kuldeep. CSK 128/3

CSK beat KKR by five wickets

OVER 13: Nine runs from the over. CSK 112/3 in chase of 203

OVER 11.3: OUT! Narine strikes to send limping Raina back. CSK 101/3

OVER 11.1: KKR lose a review as Dhoni survives a scare

100 comes up for Chennai Super Kings after 11 overs in chase of 203

OVER 10: CSK reach 90/2 in chase of 203 at halfway mark

OVER 8.3: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav strikes with his third ball, scalps Rayudu for 39. CSK 85/2

OVER 8: Another four-run over but this time by Narine. CSK 83/1

OVER 7: 
Tidy over from Russell as he gives away just four runs. CSK 79/1

Strategic Time Out

End of Powerplay as CSK reach 75/1 after six overs in chase of 203

OVER 5.5: OUT! Tom Curran gets rid of Watson. CSK 75/1

OVER 5: 10 runs from the over. CSK 63/0

OVER 4: CSK 53 for no loss in chase of 203

50 comes up for CSK in 3.4 overs

CSK beat KKR by five wickets in Thrilled match

OVER 3: Six runs from the over. CSK 36/0 in chase of 203

OVER 1: Watson hits two fours and a six. CSK 16/0 in chase of 203

Watson and Rayudu open the chase for Chennai Super Kings while Vinay Kumar leads the bowling line-up for KKR

Russell’s 36-ball knock includes 11 sixes and a lone boundary and he puts on a fine 76-run partnership for the sixth wicket with skipper Karthik to drive KKR after a mid-innings collapse

OVER 20: Russell’s unbeaten 88 (36 balls) powers KKR to 202/6 against CSK

OVER 19: Russell dispatches Bravo for three back-to-back sixes. KKR 188/6

OVER 17. 4: OUT! Watson traps Karthik to give timely blow. KKR 165/6

OVER 17.1: Russell hits a six to reach fifty off 26 balls

OVER 17: Russell on a roll, hits two sixes off Bravo. KKR 157/5

 Strategic Time Out


OVER 16: 
Russell hits two sixes in a row off Thakur. KKR 138/5

Kolkata Knight Riders reach 123/5 in 15 overs

OVER 14: Russell slams a six off Bravo over long on. KKR 118/5

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders: CSK beat KKR by five wickets

OVER 13: Tidy over from Tahir as he gives only four runs. KKR 108/5

OVER 12: Nine runs from the over. KKR 104/5

100 comes up for Kolkata Knight Riders in 11.3 overs

OVER 9.6: OUT! Thakur strikes as Bravo holds a fine catch to dismiss Rinku Singh. KKR 89/5

OVER 8.2: OUT! Raina’s direct-hit gets rid of Uthappa. KKR 81/4 (KKR have gifted away a wicket clearly due to bad communication between two senior players Uthappa and Karthik)

Strategic Time Out

OVER 8.1: OUT! Watson strikes to send Nitish Rana back. KKR 80/3

OVER 8: Thakur gives just seven runs from his first over. KKR 80/2

OVER 7: 
Nine runs from Harbhajan over. KKR 73/2

OVER 6: End of Powerplay as KKR reach 64/2

OVER 5.2: OUT! Jadeja cleans up Lynn for 22. KKR 51/2

OVER 5: 12 runs from Imran Tahir’s over. KKR 47/1

OVER 4: Fourth bowler in four overs. Jadeja gives only two runs. KKR 35/1

OVER 3: Uthappa hits two boundaries off Shane Watson. KKR 33/1

OVER 1.3: OUT! Harbhajan into the attack and he delivers with a Narine wicket. KKR 19/1

OVER 1: Lynn scores a four and Narine hits two sixes as KKR pick 18 runs from it

Here we go! Deepak Chahar opens bowling for Chennai Super Kings while Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn take the crease fro KKR

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Vinay Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Tom Curran, Kuldeep Yadav

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur

TOSS: Chennai Super Kings elect to field against Kolkata Knight Riders

Back with a bang with a thrilling win over Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener, Chennai Super Kings will look to improve further when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders.

For the legion of CSK fans, it will be a homecoming like no other as the ‘Men in Yellow’ will play at M A Chidambaram Stadium for the first time since May 2015. Their loyal supporters also turned up in huge numbers to watch them train.  TOI

 

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