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So that is it, Chennai Super Kings win their sixth match of this season and with this move to top of points table. Kolkata Knight Riders’ batsmen failed to compliment their bowlers and made mess of a paltry target. Robin Uthappa looked good early but after his dismissal Knight Riders lost its way. Ryan Ten Doeschate tried to keep KKR in hunt but failed to steer his side home. Dwayne Bravo was superb in field and with the ball as well. He finished with figures of 22-3 in his three overs and is Man of the Match for tonight’s game.
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 118/9 after 20 Overs: 17 needed from this over. What a start by Dwayne Bravo, three dot balls in a row. He beats Ryan Ten Doeschate twice. Six, Ten Doeschate smashes him over cow-corner for the maximum. KKr still in it. 11 needed off two. Four, he gets this one through the offside. Seven needed off last ball, six for super over. Four, Super Kings win. Ten Doeschate scores only four off the last ball, slams it through covers. CSK win by two runs. Great over by Dwayne Bravo.
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 118/9 after 19 Overs: Kolkata Knight Riders need 17 runs from the last over now. Dwayne Bravo will bowl the over.
Umesh Yadav Out! Ashish Nehra picks the wicket as he cleans up Umesh Yadav. That was in the block-hole, Umesh makes room only to miss the ball. U Yadav b Nehra 0(1).
Piyush Chawla Out! Wickets falling in a flurry here. Piyush Chawal perishes. Second wicket in over for Dwayne Bravo, his third overall. Piyush Chawla goes for the lofted short, but mistimes it and the ball loops straight high in the air. MS Dhoni comes underneath it and takes the catch. Chawla c Dhoni b Dwayne Bravo 0(2). Kolkata Knight Riders need 30 runs from 12 balls.
Pat Cummins Out! Kolkata Knight Riders have lost another wicket here. Cummins goes for a big shot but fails to connect and picks out Ravindra Jadeja at deep mid-wicket. He should have taken single and put Ten Doeschate back on strike. P Cummins c Ravindra Jadeja b Dwayne Bravo 0(2).
Andre Russell Out! Gone, Andre Russell is run-out. Ryan Ten Doeschate plays a mistimed pull short, calls for the two and then he saw the throw coming form Ravindra Jadeja. Stops Russell mid-way, he turns back but Dhoni had done the damage already. A Russell run out (Ravindra Jadeja/Dhoni) 4(4).
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 95/5 after 16 Overs: End of successful over by Dwayne Bravo. Kolkata Knight Riders need 40 runs from 24 balls now. Ryan Ten Doeschate and Andre Russell have their work cut out now. Won’t be an easy job from here on. This game has all the essential ingredients to go down the wire.
Yusuf Pathan Out! Dwayne Bravo strikes in his first over. Yusuf Pathan drags that one onto the stumps. It was shorter in length as Yusuf Pathan opted for pull short. The ball took under-edge off the ball and goes onto the stumps. Knight Riders losing their way here. Y Pathan b Dwayne Bravo 13(18).
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 90/4 after 15 Overs: Mohit Sharma to bowl his third over, picked wicket in his last over. Couple of singles for both Ryan ten Doeschate and Yusuf Pathan. Knight Riders need few big overs from here on as the the required run-rate is creeping up. Six runs from this over. Kolkata Knight Riders need 45 runs in 30 balls.
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 84/4 after 14 Overs: MS Dhoni continues with Suresh Raina and he is responding well to his captain. Almost had Ryan ten Doeschate, but it was tough chance for Brendon McCullum. End of this over, just four runs from it. Kolkata Knight Riders need 51 runs in 36 balls.
Suryakumar Yadav Out! Brilliant catch by Dwayne Bravo running in from long-on. Bowling change does the trick. Mohit Sharma brought into the attack and he picks the wicket straightaway. It was bowled short by Mohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav goes for the pull and fails to connect properly. The ball goes up in the air towards mid-on, Bravo runs from long-on and dives forward to take the catch. Suryakumar Yadav c Dwayne Bravo b Mohit Sharma 16(26) [4s-1]. Ryan ten Doeschate is the new batsman in. Successful over from Mohit Sharma comes to an end. KKR are 80/4 after 13 overs.
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 76/3 after 12 Overs: Suresh Raina to bowl his second over. Two runs on first ball, there was chance for Ravis Ashwin, but he misses. Super Kings it tight, just three singles on last five balls of the over. Five runs from this over. Kolkata Knight Riders now need 59 runs in 48 balls .
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 71/3 after 11 Overs: Ravindra Jadeja to bowl his third over. Great bowling by Jadeja, he is not allowing Suryakumar any lose ball and as a result, he delivers five dot balls in a row. Yadav sweeps and gets the single on last ball. Just one runs from this over. Kolkata Knight Riders need 64 runs in 54 balls.
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 70/3 after 10 Overs: Suresh Raina into the attack now. Couple of dot balls to start with. Single for Suryakumar Yadav brings Yusuf Pathan on strike. He is beaten by Raina, looking to play down the third man. Couple of singles towards the end make it just three runs from this over.
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 67/3 after 9 Overs: Ravindra Jadeja to bowl his second over. Both Suryakumar Yadav and Yusuf Pathan looking to rotate the strike and that is the sensible thing to do at this stage. Three runs came from this over. Time for Strategic Time Out.
Manish Pandey Out! Another wicket for Ravi Ashwin. Knight Riders throwing it away. Pandey goes for slog sweep and could not control the short well. Dwayne Bravo takes the catch at deep mid-wicket. M Pandey c Dwayne Bravo b Ashwin 15(20) [4s-2]. Yusuf Pathan is the new batsman in for KKR. Manish Pandey played a rash stroke, should have spent some time. End of 8th over KKR are 64/3.
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 61/1 after 6 Overs: Another change in bowling as Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack. Three singles each on his first three deliveries. Four, Suryakumar Yadav gets the boundary through third-man. Welcome boundary for Knight Riders. Dot ball to end the over. Seven runs from it.
Robin Uthappa Out! Gone, what a catch by Brendon McCullum. Ravi Ashwin strikes on his first ball. It was outside the off stump as Uthappa looked to play slog sweep, hits it straight to McCullum at mid-wicket. Uthappa c Brendon McCullum b Ashwin 39(17) [4s-6 6s-1]. Suryakumar Yadav is the new batsman in. Sharp turn for Ravi Ashwin, difficult period for KKR batsmen. End of 6th over KKR are 54/2.
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 52/1 after 5 Overs: Ashish Nehra to bowl his second over. Good start to this over. Two back to back do balls to start with. Manish Pandey shuffles across and brings Robin Uthappa back on strike. Four, Uthappa goes over mid-off fielder and clears him with ease. One bounce into the fence for four. Takes a quick single on next ball. Four, Manish Pandey edges it between MS Dhoni and first slip. Ashish Nehra continues to be expensive. Ten runs from this over.
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 42/1 after 4 Overs: Change in bowling and Mohit Sharma comes into the attack. And Robin Uthappa greets him with three back to back boundaries. There is no stopping Uthappa. He is on song here. Single towards mid-off for Uthappa, miscued it on that occasion. Manish Pandey slaps hard towards point and Brendon McCullum saves a definite four there. Single on last ball.
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 28/1 after 3 Overs: Ishwar Pandey to bowl his second over. One run for Manish Pandey towards deep backward square leg. Six, Robin Uthappa deposits Ishwar Pandey over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. He looks in fine touch tonight. Dot ball as Uthappa drives towards mid-on. Four, this between mid-wicket and long-on. Uthappa flicked on that occasion. Single for Uthappa sensible batting by him, he scored the boundaries early on and now looking to rotate the strike. Dot ball to end the over. 13 runs from this over.
Live Score Kolkata Knight Riders 15/1 after 2 Overs: Ashish Nehra to bowl the second over for Super Kings. Starts with dot ball to Robin Uthappa. Two runs to extra cover for Uthappa. Great save by Brendon McCullum near sweeper cover keeps it to three, he ran from covers to stop the ball. Manish Pandey steers one down to third man for a single. Four, Uthappa smashes it towards deep mid-wicket for his first boundary of the night. Dot ball to end the over.
Gautam Gambhir Out! What a start for Super Kings, Gambir out first ball. Looking to guide it down the third-man with no foot movement, he edged it to MS Dhoni. Ishwar Pandey has delivered and starting off with him has paid for CSK. Gambhir c Dhoni b I Pandey 0(1). Manish Pandey is the new batsman in. And he gets off the mark with a boundary through cover. Just his second ball. Couple of dot balls to end the over. KKR are 5/1 after 1 over.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 134/6 after 20 Overs: Umesh Yadav started the last over with couple of dot balls. Single on third ball for Ravi Ashwin. Four runs added to the total, Ashwin plays it towards deep backward square leg and gets the boundary. Another boundary, this time through fine-leg. Single to end the over. Ten runs from this over.
Ravindra Jadeja Out! Brad Hogg picks his first wicket. Jadeja steps out of the crease, but misses the line of the ball and is bowled. Ravindra Jadeja b B Hogg 15(20). Hogg has been superb so far and he deserved the wicket. Ends his four overs with a wicket, he gave away just 18 runs. Sensational! End of 19th over, CSK are 124/6.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 121/5 after 18 Overs: Pat Cummins into his fourth over. And he once again bowls a tight line. Couple of singles and couple of wides make it six from this over. Cummins ends his quota of four overs, gives away 25 runs and he went wicket-less. But superb spell early on by him.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 115/5 after 17 Overs: Brad Hogg into his third over. Boundary early on in the over and then after that some singles added to Super Kings’ tally. Nine runs from this over. CSK look to go for final onslaught.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 106/5 after 16 Overs: Andre Russell into his fourth over. Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja looking to rotate strike, no intent of playing big shots. Single towards down the long-off to end the over. Seven runs from this.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 99/5 after 15 Overs: Piyush Chawla into his last over. This is good bowling by the leg-spinner. He is keeping it tight. No boundaries for Super Kings couple of singles in this over and doubles as well. Dot ball to end the over, seven from it.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 92/5 after 14 Overs: A lot rests now Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja as they look to bail Super Kings out of the trouble. Not only this the duo will have to make sure that they score runs quickly as well. Just four runs from Pat Cummins third over. It is time for second Strategic Time Out as well.
Dwayne Bravo Out! One more Super Kings batsman perishes. CSK in deep trouble now as they lose half the side now. It was flighted by Piyush Chawla, Bravo looks to clear long-off but picks the fielder near boundary ropes. Dwayne Bravo c Suryakumar Yadav b Chawla 5(7) [4s-1]. CSK are 88/5 after 13 overs.
MS Dhoni Out! Knight Riders pick another wicket here. Andre Russell gets the big wicket. It was pitched short, Dhoni looking to pull it gets the faint edge off the gloves and Robin Uthappa takes the catch. His second catch of the night. Dhoni c Uthappa b A Russell 3(6). End of another successful over for Knight Riders, six runs and a wicket off it. CSK are 85 for four after 11 overs.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 79/3 after 11 Overs: Piyush Chawla into the attack. Things slow down for Super Kings after the fall of wickets in quick succession. Knight Riders’ bowlers will be looking contain batsmen here. Chawla gave away six runs from this over.
Suresh Raina Out! Gone big one this for KKR. Back to back wickets here. Suresh Raina is caught behind. Raina looking to steer it down the third man gets an outside edge and Robin Uthappa takes a good catch. Raina c Uthappa b A Russell 17(21) [4s-2 6s-1]. MS Dhoni is the new batsman in. Russell looked wayward with his line after the wickets and gave away few extras there. Eight runs from this over. CSK are 73/3 after 10 overs.
Dwayne Smith Out! Big blow to Super Kings as Smith is run-out. Suresh Raina plays one towards short third-man, Smith was running towards the danger end and direct hit from Yusuf Pathan catches him inches short of the crease. Excellent piece of work by Pathan. Dwayne Smith run out (Y Pathan) 25(19) [4s-3 6s-1]. End of another superb over by Brad Hogg, gives away just four runs. CSK are 65/2 after 9 overs.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 61/1 after 8 Overs: Another change in bowling and Andre Russell into the attack. Singles for each Dwayne Smith and Suresh Raina. Raina plays straight to point fielder no run. Couple of short balls by Russell as Raina fails to make connection. Looked to play over point on both the occasion. Four over covers to end the over. Strategic Time-Out.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 55/1 after 7 Overs: Brad Hogg, who is playing his first game in this season, comes into the attack. Dwayne Smith pushes one towards deep mid-wicket for a single. Dot ball to Suresh Raina. There is little bit of turn for Hogg. Raina plays one back to the bowler. Couple of dots as Raina fails to score off Hogg. Single towards fine leg to end the over. Good start this for Hogg, just two off it.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 53/1 after 6 Overs: Umesh Yadav to bowl his third over. Dwayne Smith gets single as the ball falls safe in no man’s land near square leg. Four, Suresh Raina smashes it over backward point and gets the boundary. Fifty up for Super Kings with that boundary. This is good start for CSK. Dot ball to end the over.
Brendon McCullum Out! Live Score Chennai Super Kings 48/1 after 5 Overs: First change in bowling and Piyush Chawla comes into the attack. Starts with a dot ball. Four, down the ground and gets it through long-off. Out! Piyush Chawal traps McCullum in front of the wicket. It was flighted one as McCullum missed the line of the ball. Brendon McCullum lbw b Chawla 19(14) [4s-3 6s-1]. Suresh Raina is the new batsman in and he smashes his second ball over backward square leg for a huge six. What a way to end the over.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 38/0 after 4 Overs: Umesh Yadav to continue. Starts with a wide, drifts it down the leg. Umesh Yadav kept it tight, but Dwayne Smith finally got off the hook and smashed him for a six and four. Both were played behind the square.Four, outside edge and ball runs between slip and wicket-keeper towards third man. Expensive over this, 15 came from it.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 23/0 after 3 Overs: Put Cummins to bowl his second over. Starts with couple of dot balls. Six, McCullum steps down and smashes it over bowler. First six of the night. McCullum gave himself a room and slammed it down the ground. That is good batting by McCullum and Smith as they rotate the strike as well, take couple of singles. Boundary to end the over. Pat Cummins bowls yorker and McCullum flicks it through backward square leg for four. Good over this for CSK, 12 came from it.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 11/0 after 2 Overs: Umesh Yadav to bowl second over. Four, Brendon McCullum opens face of the blade and steers the ball down to third man. It almost carried to fielder at third man because of the extra bounce it. McCullum off the mark with boundary as well. He pushes the next one towards point, but for no run. One leg bye down the leg side. Single for Smith brings McCullum back on strike. McCullum drives one to mid-off and ends the over with single.
Live Score Chennai Super Kings 4/0 after 1 Over: Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith make their way out in the middle. Pat Cummins to open bowling for Knight Riders. First ball outside off-stump and Smith leaves it to keeper. Extra bounce for Cummins, as Smith defends on back foot. Four, not the best way to get off the mark but Smith will take it. Smith goes hard at the ball and edged it over slip for four. Peach of a delivery from cummins, beats Smith. Another one with extra bounce as Smith defends. Dot ball to end the over.
Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and opt to bowl. Kolkata Knight Riders are without Sunil Narine tonight. Gautam Gambhir reckons it is good wicket to bowl first and his side will restrict Super Kings to a paltry total. Contrary to him, MS Dhoni believes it is good wicket to bat first and his team will put up a decent total. Chennai Super Kings remain unchanged while Kolkata Knight Riders have made three changes.
Pat Cummins comes in place of Morne Morkel, Brad Hogg replaces Sunil Narine and Johan Botha makes way for Ryan ten Doeschate. Here is a look at playing XI of both the sides- Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Ishwar Pandey.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(w), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Ryan ten Doeschate, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Pat Cummins, Brad Hogg, Umesh Yadav.