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Ravichandran Ashwin comes on to bowl the penultimate over of the match. The off-spinner keeps the line tight and starts off with two dot deliveries to Pat Cummins, before the Australian finally manages to give the strike to Ryan ten Doeschate. The Dutch all-rounder sends Ashwin’s delivery to the stands to bring up his half-century. Piyush Chawla comes in at the fall of the seventh wicket. He ends with a boundary. Kolkata Knight Riders pull off a three wicket win.
Kolkata Knight Riders 148/6 in 18 overs
Dwayne Bravo comes in to bowl his third over with a run-a-ball needed off three overs. Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen aren’t taking too many risks. Ryan ten Doeschate and Pat Cummins are taking quick runs though as Dwayne Bravo keeps bowling slower deliveries. Eight runs from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 140/6 in 17 overs
Ashish Nehra comes on to bowl his last over. He has had a good day so far and starts off with a brilliant yorker from around the wicket to Ryan ten Doeschate. But even Ashish Nehra has no answer on how to stop the Russell rampage. The West Indian all-rounder pulls his short-delivery for a boundary. But after a long discussion with teh skipper MS Dhoni, he yorks Andre Russell OUT! Ashish Nehra is having a fabulous day. Pat Cummins comes out at the fall of Andre Russell’s wicket. 14 runs from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 126/5 in 16 overs
Mohit Sharma comes on to bowl his third over and he loses his run-up for the fourth time in the innings. He started off well. First with a good away swinger outside off despite a heavy leg-side field and then a good save for a return hit by Andre Russell. However, the West Indian smashed him for a six off the fourth ball over long off. Mohit Sharma loses his run up again and Russell follows up with a bigger six to bring up his fifty. Even a top edge flies for a boundary. 18 runs from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 108/5 in 15 overs
Dwayne Bravo comes on to bowl his second over. He is mixing up his deliveries well. But both Andre Russell and Ryan ten Doeschate are quick between the wickets, taking quick singles despite good effort in the field by Chennai Super Kings’ fielders. Eight runs from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 100/5 in 14 overs
Ravichandran Ashwin comes on to bowl his second over. He is keeping a tight line, bowling round the wicket. Ryan ten Doeschate has been trying to charge the Chennai bowler, but not with much success. But Andre Russell sends the ball out of the park with a massive six. 12 runs from the over
Kolkata Knight Riders 88/5 in 13 overs
Dwayne Bravo comes in to the attack. He starts off with a couple of slower deliveries and follows it up with a faster one. he has quietened the pace of Kolkata Knight Riders’ innings. Just five runs from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 83/5 in 12 overs
Ravichandran Ashwin comes in to the attack. He is bowling a tight line. But Ryan ten Doeschate wants to join the party too with Andre Russell — he charges down the track for a straight six. Five dot balls and a six; Six runs from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 77/5 in 11 overs
Ravindra Jadeja comes on to bowl his second over. Andre Russell is batting the only way he knows to bat – slog. Gets a six over mid-wicket. He follows it up with a cut for a boundary and a six over long on. 17 runs from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 60/5 in 10 overs
Mohit Sharma comes in to bowl his third over. Andre Russell comes in at the fall of Suryakumar Yadav’s wicket. Meanwhile Ryan tenDoeschate is looking in good form and will be the key play from hereon for the IPL champions if they have to chase down the target tonight. Andre Russell is hitting a few slog shots and is lucky to get the edges going for boundary. Nine runs from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 51/5 in 9 overs
MS Dhoni finally introduces spin. Ravindra Jadeja comes in to the attack. Both the batsmen – Suryakumar Yadav and Ryan ten Doeschate have got the scoreboard moving, taking the score over 50. Finally Suryakumar Yadav decides to take the aerial route, he gives his wicket away. Eight runs from the over. Suryakumar Yadav c Ashwin b Jadeja 19 (17b)
Kolkata Knight Riders 43/4 in 8 overs
Ishwar Pandey comes in to bowl his third over. Suryakumar Yadav finally manages to break the shackles with a six.Finally the runs are flowing for Kolkata Knight Riders, but Chennai super Kings are also active in the field. 11 runs from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 32/4 in 7 overs
Mohit Sharma comes on to bowl his second over. He is keeping a tight line to Suryakumar Yadav. He is getting little room to free his arms. Two singles and a two leaves them Kolkata Knight Riders with just four runs from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 28/4 in 6 overs
Ishwar Pandey comes on to bowl his second over. Suryakumar Yadav has come out to bat at the fall of the fourth wicket. He is also getting aid from the conditions. Nonetheless, Suryakumar Yadav manages to find a boundary through the third man region. Five runs from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 23/4 in 5 overs
Ashish Nehra comes in to bowl his third over. He is getting good aid from the swinging conditions available. He is beating Manvinder Bisla’s at time and again and finally falls trying to chip Ashish Nehra over mid-on, but fails. Just four runs from the over. Another brilliant over by Ashish Nehra. Manvinder Bisla c Ashwin b Nehra 2 (11b)
Kolkata Knight Riders 19/3 in 4 overs
Mohit Sharma comes in to bowl amid a lot of confusion and he immediately strikes, finding te edge of Yusuf Pathan. Ryan ten Doeschate comes for Yusuf Pathan. He starts off with a boundary. A rare misfield also allows another boundary for the Dutch all-rounder. Yusuf Pathan c du Plessis b Sharma 1 (5b)
Kolkata Knight Riders 10/2 in 3 overs
Ashish Nehra comes back for his second over and strikes two big blows. First he removes Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir and then scalps the wicket of Manish Pandey, who is out for a duck. Yusuf Pathan comes in for Manish Pandey. The left-armer i looking in good form. Just one run from the over. Gautam Gambhir c Bravo b Nehra 6 (5b); Manish Pandey c Sharma b Nehra 0 (1b)
Kolkata Knight Riders 9/0 in 2 overs
Ishwar Pandey to share the new ball. He is keeping a tight line, allowing little room for both Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa to free their arms. Just six runs from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 3/0 in 01 over
Ashish Nehra to begin the proceedings for Chennai Super Kings. Gautam Gambhir and Manvinder Bisla to open for Kolkata Knight Riders. A silent over as KKR score only three runs in the opening over.
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Chennai Super Kings 157/4 in 20 overs
Umesh Yadav comes to bowl his fourth over. MS Dhoni starts the over with the pull towards deep square leg for a boundary. Dwayne Bravo is clearly struggling against the slower deliveries. He gives the strike to his skipper with one ball to go, who smashes the ball for a six. 12 runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 145/4 in 19 overs
Pat Cummins comes on to bowl his final over. The first ball is top edged by MS Dhoni, but it falls short of Manvinder Bisla. The Chennai Super Kings skipper butchers a short-pitched delivery for a six. 12 runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 133/4 in 18 overs
Sunil Narine comes in to bowl his last over. MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo are not taking any risks against the West Indian spinner. They are trying to play the ball as ate as possible. He is keeping a tight line. Just one run from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 132/4 in 17 overs
Pat Cummins comes on to bowl his third over and starts off with a wide delivery which is way too down the leg side for the wicket-keeper to stop and reaches the boundary line. Dwayne Bravo then sends the ball sailing over the rope in the third man region for a six. Dwayne Bravo and MS Dhoni are quick between the wickets. 21 runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 111/4 in 16 overs
Sunil Narine comes in to bowl his third over. The West Indian spinner is proving highly effective in the death over. He is keeping the line tight, strangling the batsmen from finding room. Just three runs from the over, including a wide and four dot balls.
Chennai Super Kings 108/4 in 15 overs
Andre Russell comes in to the attack. The West Indian all-rounder has been one of the most expensive bowlers in world cricket and MS Dhoni welcomes him with a boundary. The CSK skipper follows it up with a pull off the fifth ball for another boundary. 12 runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 96/4 in 14 overs
Umesh Yadav comes in to bowl his third over. He has been on the more expensive side during this innings. Dwayne Bravo too isn’t holding back against the Vidarbha pacer and smacks him for a boundary. He follows it up with a leg flicks couple of deliveries later for another boundary. Nine runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 87/4 in 13 overs
Piyush Chawla comes on to bowl his fourth over. The crowd is cheering loudly for MS Dhoni, who dances down the track against the leg spinner. However, Piyush Chawla has the better of Faf du Plessis as he beats the South African’s bat and Manvinder Bisla stumps him. Dwayne Bravo comes in for Faf du Plessis. Just three runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 84/3 in 12 overs
Sunil Narine comes on to bowl his second over. The energy levels in the field has gone up. Against the run of play, Suresh Raina is out leg before wicket. But more dranma unfolds as TV replays suggest that Sunil Narine had overstepped. Mahndra Singh Dhoni comes in for Suresh Raina. Just three runs from the over. Suresh Raina lbw b Narine 28 (24b)
Chennai Super Kings 81/2 in 11 overs
Yusuf Pathan comes on to bowl his third over. He is bowling it flat and both the batsmen – Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis are finding it tough to get runs out. Just four runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 77/2 in 10 overs
Piyush Chawla comes in for his third over. He is tossing the ball up now, giving it more flight than he did in his previous two overs. The run rate has come down, the aggression has toned down. But they are still quick running between the wickets. Seven runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 71/2 in 9 overs
Yusuf Pathan comes in to bowl his second over and the move clearly seems to be working for the Indian Premier League (IPL) champions so far. Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis are dealing in singles. Six runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 65/2 in 8 overs
Umesh Yadav comes in to bowl his second over and doesn’t start off well. Suresh Raina smacks him for a couple of boundaries. Faf du plessis and Suresh Raina are trying to wrestle back the initiative they had after the fall of first two wickets. 12 runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 53/2 in 7 overs
Yusuf Pathan comes in to the attack. Brendon McCullum’s constant attempt to unsettle Yusuf Pathan fails as he tries to play a reverse sweep after two dot deliveries and is out leg before wicket. Faf du Plessis comes in for Brendon McCullum andstarts off with a boundary. Six runs off the over. Brendon McCullum lbw b Pathan 22 (19b)
Chennai Super Kings 47/1 in 6 overs
Piyush Chawla comes back in to the attack. Brendon McCullum is employing the sweep shot well against him. Gautam Gambhir changes the field, with more protection on the leg side. Suresh Raina takes on the challenge and hits Piyush Chawla over mid off for a boundary. Seven runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 40/1 in 5 overs
Gautam Gambhir has introduced spin from both the ends. Sunil Narine is brought in to the attack. Suresh Raina comes in for Dwayne Smith. He is looking to attack Sunil Narine, but isn’t getting the middle of the bat. The spinner is troubling the southpaw. Just three runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 37/1 in 4 overs
Gautam Gambhir has introduced spin in the fourth over. Piyush Chawala comes in to the attack and Dwane smith welcomes him with a powerful smack straight down the ground. two balls later, he send the over over the boundary ropes for a six. Even as they are sending the bal to the boundary regularly, they aren’t missing out on singles. But against the run of play Piyush Chawla strikes. Dwayne Smith OUT! ten runs from the over. Dwayne Smith c Bisla b Chawla 20 (13b)
Chennai Super Kings 27/0 in 3 overs
Pat Cummins comes in for his second over. Brendon McCullum looks in fine form. The opening duo is quick between the wickets. Dwayne Smith too isn’t holding back. There is brutal power on show. The duo isn’t allowing the bowlers to settle in. After a splendid first over, Pat Cummins is all over the place. Meanwhile Yusuf Pathan drops another catch. 12 runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 15/0 in 2 overs
Umesh Yadav comes in to bowl from the other end. Dwayne Smith welcomes him with a muscled pull over mid-wicket for a boundary. Umesh Yadav is now bowling it a little fuller. But a little bit short and Brendon McCullum cuts it hard for a boundary. 10 runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 5/0 in 1 over
Dwayne Smith and brendon McCullum are opening for Chennai Super Kings. Pat Cummins opens the bowling for Kolkata Knight Riders. He is bowling fast and hitting the deck hard, managing to extract good bounce. He manages to get an edge, but Yusuf Pathan drops a catch that should’ve been taken at first slip. Dwayne Smith gets a reprieve and gets off the mark. The bowling has been excellent this over. But Brendon McCullum ends with an exquisite cover drive for a boundary.
07:40 PM IST: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Hyderabad on Wednesday. Dew is expected to play a major role in the match like it has done in the past so far in the tournament.
Hello and welcome to the live over-by-over updates of the first Group A encounter between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 at Hyderabad on Wednesday. Both teams come in to the tournament as strong favourites to win the title this year. Check the Points Table of the Qualifiers Stage of Champions League T20 2014 (CLT20)
Kolkata Knight Riders, led by Gautam Gambhir, will rely on their wealth of all-rounders in the squad. Despite the absence of Shakib al Hasan, in Ryan ten Doeschate, Jacques Kallis, Andre Russell and Yusuf Pathan, they have some of the best T20 all-rounders in world cricket. However, despite all the talent available, Sunil Narine will be their trump card. The mystery spinner, in company of Piyush Chawla forms a potent spin attack.
Chennai Super Kings has been the most consistent IPL side and will be again led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The side does not lack talent, nor is it short of expectations. They are perpetually burdened to achieve greater heights. The batting is one of the strongest in the tournament with the likes of Brendon McCullum, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Smith and Dhoni. However, it is their fielding which is expected to lighten up the tournament. Read: MS Dhoni to lead CSK amid renewed expectations
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ashish Nehra, Mithun Manhas, R. Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Dwayne Smith, Dwayne Bravo, John Hastings, Brendon McCullum, Samuel Badree, Francois Du Plessis
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Jacques Kallis, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Morne Morkel, Patrick Cummins, Andre Russell
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