(Catch the live over by over updates as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) takes on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 final at Bengaluru on Saturday)
Chennai Super Kings 185/2 in 18.3 overs
Yusuf Pathan comes on to bowl his fourth over and MS Dhoni is in a hurry to finish off the formalities. The Chennai Super Kings skipper starts off with a helicopter shot for a six. he steps out in the third ball and goes long and high for the second six of the over. Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wicket to win CLT20 2014.
Chennai Super Kings 173/2 in 18 overs
Piyush Chawla comes on to bowl his third over. The leg-spinner has gone for 27 runs off his first two overs. Suresh Raina brings up his century. The left-hander has played a gem of an innings in the final. he finishes the over with his eighth six of the innings. 12 runs scored from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 161/2 in 17 overs
Pat Cummins comes on to bowl his third over, replacing Kuldeep Yadav. The third ball is full and wide as Mahendra Singh Dhoni tries to squeeze it through square on the off side for a boundary. The match is very much within Chennai Super kings’ reach at this stage. The fact that two of the best finishers in the world – MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina are at the crease only makes the task easier for Chennai Super Kings. 12 runs scored from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 149/2 in 16 overs
Yusuf Pathan comes on to bowl his third over. The off-spinner is bowling a tight line. Gatam Gambhir has persisted with his spinners despite Suresh Raina being in excellent form. Nine runs from teh over.
Chennai Super Kings 140/2 in 15 overs
Kuldeep Yadav comes on to bowl his fourth over. Even though the young leg-spinner has bowled well, he has one for quite a few runs courtesy Suresh Raina’s explosive form. He continues to toss the ball up and Suresh Raina gleefully accepts the invitation to step out of his crease and hit a six straight down the ground. Nine runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 131/2 in 14 overs
Yusuf Pathan comes on to bowl his second over. Gautam Gambhir’s risk of continuing with spin pays off as Brendon McCullum is out as he holes out to the fielder at mid wicket. Mahendra Singh Dhoni comes out to bat following the wicket of Brendon McCullum and understandably the noise decibels have gone up in the stadium. Just four runs from the over,. Good one by Yusuf Pathan. Brendon McCullum c ten Doeschate b Pathan 39 (30b)
Chennai Super Kings 127/1 in 13 overs
Kuldeep Yadav comes on to bowl his third over and Suresh raina seems in no mood to spare any bowler today.. The left-hander continues to use his feet aginanst them. The fifth ball of the over is hit for a huge six straight down the ground. 16 runs scored from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 111/1 in 12 overs
Suryakumar Yadav comes on to bowl his third over and Suresh raina is plundering the Kolkata Knight Riders spinners. He starts off with a straight hit for a boundary. The 100 run partnership between Brendon McCullum and Suresh Raina is up. The left-hander follows it up with a cut shot for another boundary between the point and backward point fielder. 11 runs scored from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 100/1 in 11 overs
Yusuf Pathan is brought in to the attack, to bowl his first over, replacing Piyush Chawla who has gone for 27 runs off his first two overs. Suresh Raina is playing inside out. Despite Suresh Raina managing to find gaps easily, Kolkata Knight Riders players have been fantastic in the field. Brendon McCullum flicks the ball from off-side for a six towards square leg. 10 runs scored from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 90/1 in 10 overs
Suryakumar Yadav comes on to bowl his second over and Suresh Raina cuts him for a boundary to bring up his half-century. Yet again, Suresh Raina plays a brilliant knock in a crucial match for Chennai Super Kings. seven runs scored from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 83/1 in 9 overs
Piyush Chawla comes on to bowl his second over from the other end. the leg spinner is bowling a bit of seam up against Suresh Raina. However, Brendon McCullum plls a short pitched delivery for a boundary through square leg. Brendon McCullum is countering Piyush Chawla’s leg spin with sweeps. Suresh Raina hits the last ball for a huge six straight down the ground. 14 runs scored from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 69/1 in 8 overs
Suryakumar Yadav has been brought in to the attack. He replaces Piyush Chawla who went for 13 off his first over. The part-time off-spinner is bowling fuller and giving little room for the batsmen to free their arms. Just three runs from teh over.
Chennai Super Kings 66/1 in 7 overs
Kuldeep Yadav comes on to bowl his second over after going for 13 runs off his first over. He bowls a much tighter line and a fuller length in this over. Just six runs scored from the the first over after Powerplay.
Chennai Super Kings 60/1 in 6 overs
Piyush Chawla is brought in from the other end. Sutresh Raina hits him for a massive six off the third ball. the leg spinner gets lucky as Suresh Raina swats a poor half-tracker, but finds a fielder, who makes a good save at square leg. The last ball is not spared as Suresh raina hits a poor delivery for a six over fine leg. 13 runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 47/1 in 5 overs
Gautam Gambhir has taken a risky move by introducing spin in the Powerplay. Kuldeep Yadav comes on to bowl his first over, replacing Pat Cummins. As expected, Suresh Raina goes after him. 13 runs scored off the over.
Chennai Super Kings 34/1 in 4 overs
Andre Russell comes on to bowl his second over after going for six runs off his first over. Suresh Raina goes after him off the first ball and hits him for a huge six. There is a huge appeal for caught behind off the third ball, but umpire Kumar Dharmasena rightly gives it not out. Eight runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 26/1 in 3 overs
Pat Cummins comes on to bowl his second over, after going for 13 off his first over. Suresh Raina welcomes him with another boundary. The Australian pacer comes back well, mixing his length but bowling a tight line. Seven runs from the third over.
Chennai Super Kings 19/1 in 2 overs
Andre Russell comes on to bowl the second over of the innings. He is bowling a tight line, bgiving little room for the batsmen to go for big shots. Just six runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings 13/1 in 1 over
Chennai Super Kings start off on an attacking mode. Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum have come out to open the innings. Pat Cummins opens the bowling for olkata Knight riders. He is hit for three boundaries, but manages to dismiss the dangerous Dwayne Smith. Dwayne Smith b Cummins 8 (5b)
Kolkata Knight Riders 180/6 in 20 overs
Andre Russel and Yusuf Pathan at the crease in the last over. Ashish Nehra is brought in to bowl the last over as is hit for a couple of boundaries off the first two deliveries as Yusuf Pathan flicks him off his pads through fine leg.The next ball the left armer comes over the wicket and is hit over the mid wicket fence for a huge six. 19 runs scored off the last over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 161/6 in 19 overs
Pawan Negi comes on to bowl his last over and strike rightaway. Manish Pandey holes out to Brendon McCullum at long on. Ryan ten Doeschate is foxed by a well flighted delivery wide down the off-side and is out stumped off the second ball. The young left-arm spinner is in good form. He dismisses Suryakumar Yadav off teh penultimate delivery of the over as the batsman tries to play a reversesweep and is caught at short third man. Just two runs from the over. Manish Pandey c McCullum b Negi 32 (19b) ; Ryan ten Doeschate st †Dhoni b Negi 0 (1b) ; Suryakumar Yadav c Nehra b Negi 0 (2b)
Kolkata Knight Riders 159/3 in 18 overs
Ashish Nehra comes on to bowl his third over. Manish Pandey has taken a liking for the left-arm pacer as he hits him for a huge six over long on. He follows it up with another hit over mid wicket for his six of the over. The over had already started off with a boundary off a no-ball. 20 runs scored from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 139/3 in 17 overs
Ravindra Jadeja comes on to bowl his fourth away and succeeds rightaway as he manages to dismiss Brendon McCullum who is out caught by Brendon McCullum. Yusuf Pathan comes out to bat following the wicket of his skipper Gautam Gambhir. Just three runs from the over and a wicket. Gautam Gambhir c McCullum b Jadeja 80 (52b)
Kolkata Knight Riders 136/2 in 16 overs
Dwayne Bravo comes on to bowl his second over on a trot and Gautam Gambhir hits him to the stands off the first ball. Manish Pandey also looked to whack him out of teh park, but failed to middle the ball. The intention to attack the medium pacer is quite clear. Gautam Gambhir uses the pace of Dwayne Bravo to cut the fifth ball through backward point for a boundary. 18 runs scored from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 118/2 in 15 overs
Ravindra Jadeja has come out to bowl another over. Ravindra Jadeja is bowling well and to the field that has been set. Manish Pandey and Gautam Gambhir are finding it difficult to find gaps. Another good over by Chennai Super Kings. Just six runs from it.
Kolkata Knight Riders 112/2 in 14 overs
Dwayne Bravo has been brought in to the attack. The medium pacer is using his variations well to disguise the Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen. Six singles from the over. Just six runs scored from it.
Kolkata Knight Riders 106/2 in 13 overs
Jacques Kallis, playing possibly his last T20 match, tries to attack Pawan Negi who has come out to bowl his third over, holes out to Ashish Nehra. He has looked rusty in this tournament. Manish Pandey has come out to bat at the fall of Jacques Kallis’ wiceket. Gautam Gambhir, charges down the track, is caught by Faf du Plessis just ahead of the boundary rope, but his leg hits it. Nine runs from the over. Jacques Kallis c Nehra b Negi 1 (4b)
Kolkata Knight Riders 97/1 in 12 overs
Ravindra Jadeja comes on to bowl his second consecutive over. Jacques Kallis has come out to bat following the dismissal of Robin Uthappa. the bowl is turning sharply and Ravindra Jadeja is bowling flat and fast. Just six runs from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 91/1 in 11 overs
Pawan Negi comes on to bowl bowl his second over from the other end. He is tossing the ball well, inviting Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa to go for the big shots. The move works as Robin Uthappa is stumped trying to step out of the crease. Just two runs from the over. Robin Uthappa st †Dhoni b Negi 39 (32b)
Kolkata Knight Riders 89/0 in 10 overs
Ravindra Jadeja comes on to bowl his second over. Gautam Gambhir goes down the track and tries to hit over Dwayne Bravo at long on and succeeds as the West Indian all-rounder drops a tough chance and the ball goes over the ropes for a six. The Kolkata Knight Riders openers rotate the strike from thereon. 10 runs scored from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 79/0 in 9 overs
Ashwin continues and Uthappa plays a reverse sweep and the ball runs down to third man. The batsmen run a couple. Ashwin slows it down and then the last ball is cheekily run down to third man boundary by Uthappa. Four more to the total.
Kolkata Knight Riders 70/0 in 8 overs
Pavan Negi is introduced by Dhoni and a the first ball of the over almost saw KKR lose their first wicket. A mix up by the batsmen in in the middle after they scamper for single after the bowler misfileds. The third ball is a full toss and the ball a whack by Uthappa almost finds McCullum at long on. Gambhir then heaves on the leg-side and the ball runs away to the boundary. Negi gets some majestic turn away from Uthappa and raps him on the pads. The ball was pitching too high though.
Kolkata Knight Riders 61/0 in 7 overs
The length is shorter from Ashwin in the first three deliveries of the over and is running in very quickly. He is warned by the umpire too, much to the dismay of the bowler. Gambhir then plays a beautiful late cut for a four! The southpaw keeps strike.
Kolkata Knight Riders 54/0 in 6 overs
Dhoni’s men under the cosh for the first time in the tournament and the skipper continues with his tried and trusted force Mohit Sharma. Dhoni’s has come up to the wickets to stop Uthappa was stepping down the track like he did so effortlessly against Ashwin in the previous over. The fifth ball is overpitched by Mohit and is struck beautifully through extra cover by Uthappa for another boundary. Dhoni whips the bails off in a flash in the last ball of the over and replays show that Uthappa’s foot was in the air for a second but grounded it back on time. NOT OUT
Kolkata Knight Riders 47/0 in 5 overs
Bad ball to start proceedings by Ashwin in the fifth over. Its wide down the leg-side and Ashwin missed out on a sureshot boundary. Gambhir was the batsman and he misses out again in the fifth ball as well. The other deliveries are full and bowled to the field and and the last ball of the over is beautifully chipped over long-on by Uthappa and its is over the long-on boundary for a six!
Kolkata Knight Riders 36/0 in 4 overs
Mohit Sharma comes on to bowl his second over after going for 14 runs from his previous over. The second ball is slashed through point for a boundary. Mohit Sharma follows it up with fuller deliveries. Seven runs scored from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 29/0 in 3 overs
Ashish Nehra comes on to bowl his second over. Gautam Gambhir inside edges the second ball for a boundary. Ashish Nehra is getting good swing, making full advantage of the conditions. Robin Uthappa still is managing to find the boundary with good cricketing shots. 10 runs scored from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 19/0 in 2 overs
Mohit sharma comes on to bowl the second over of the innings. Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa have made their intentions to attack clear. Robin Uthappa starts the over with a boundary. Gautam Gambhir flicks the fourth ball for another boundary. 14 runs scored from the over.
Kolkata Knight Riders 5/0 in 1 over
Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa have come out to open the batting. Ashish Nehra is opening the bowling for Chennai Super Kings. Five singles taken from the over. Five runs from the over.
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to field
Watch the live over by over updates as former champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is set to take on Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final of Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 final at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday. Just like last year, two IPL sides will battle it out to be crowned best T20 club in the world.
Gautam Gambhir will lead the Kolkata Knight Riders outfit after going unbeaten for more than 13 matches. Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Ryan ten Doeschate and Andre Russell have fired with the bat. The bowling has mostly relied on the slower bowlers – Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawala and Yusuf Pathan. However, the poor form of Jacques Kallis will hurt the team as his inclusion adds a lo of weight to the side.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the other hand will be happy knowing that Pawan Negi has contributed well with both bat and ball. The rest of team has performed consistently throughout the tournament. Ashish Nehra and Mohit Sharma have led the attack well. They have taken over the burden from Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra jadeja to bail out the team every time.
Chennai Super Kings (From): Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Pawan Negi, MS Dhoni(c & w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Mithun Manhas, Ishwar Pandey, John Hastings, Samuel Badree
Kolkata Knight Riders (From): Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Jacques Kallis, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Manvinder Bisla