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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 21 Commentary, Live Updates

KKR vs CSK, 2020 - T20 Live Commentary

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings Scorecard
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Match Ended   
167 (20.0/20)
157/5 (20.0/20)
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 10 runs
So, that is it from this game. Chennai have succumbed to their 4th loss this season. Kolkata with this win move to 3rd in the points table. The action in the league continues on 8th October 2020, Thursday, as Hyderabad take on Punjab. That game begins at 1800 local (1400 GMT). We hope to see you for that one. Till then, goodbye and take care!
No prizes for guessing, as for his wonderful match-winning innings of 81, Rahul Tripathi is named the Man of the Match. Tripathi says that it is something like a dream come true. States that he was prepared for both the roles - opening or lower down the order. Reckons that any good batsman has to prepare and adjust accordingly. Rahul says that playing for Pune earlier and then coming to Kolkata is special and thrilling. Feels that performing in front of Shah Rukh Khan was really special.
Dinesh Karthik, the winning captain, says that there are some key players for Kolkata and reckons Narine is a very key player who has delivered across seasons for them. 2-3 bad games do not matter. Karthik states that the good thing with Russell is that he is very versatile. Overall on the batting front, Karthik reckons that they are very fluid and feels that the teams which have a fluid batting line-up have done well in the past.
Stay tuned for the presentation as we will hear from Kolkata skipper, Dinesh Karthik and also find out who our Man of the Match is.
Kolkata's star all-rounder who is also all smiles at the moment, Andre Russell, is up for a chat. Andre Russell says that finding a niche towards the end was great and reckons that it is the beauty of being an allrounder. He says that he is confident. States that teams go through low patches. Finishes off by saying that he is still finding his right timing.
MS Dhoni, Chennai's captain, says that in the middle overs, Kolkata bowled 2-3 good overs, where Chennai also lost wickets. That is where they lost the plot, he feels. When bowling, Dhoni states that Curran bowled well. Other than a few overs in the middle, he reckons that the bowling overall was very good. Says that the batting unit has let the bowlers down. Dhoni says that there were hardly any boundaries towards the end. States that there was no strategy on how to adapt if yorkers or other variations would be bowled by the opposition towards the end.
Earlier in the evening after opting to bat, Kolkata too struggled with the bat but their new opener for this game, Rahul Tripathi, continued from where he left off in the last game. His 81 off 51 balls helped Kolkata post 167! A total that looked 15 runs short especially after the way the first half of their innings played out but in the end proved to be good enough. Chennai bowlers did well to restrict Kolkata to 167. Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur and Karn Sharma, who was playing his first game of the season all impressed as the trio picked 2 wickets each.
What a brilliant bowling effort from Kolkata. A lot of questions were raised about Karthik's captaincy in the last game but DK was spot on with his bowling tweaks. Just like Chennai, Kolkata too managed to pull things back and strangle runs in the second half of the innings. The ploy to give Cummins 3 overs up top worked as the spinners did the damage in the middle and choked the runs. The spin duo of Narine and Chakravarthy gave away just 59 runs in their combined 8 overs. Not just that, they also managed to pick the big wicket of Watson and Dhoni respectively. Nagarkoti once again impressed and got a wicket to show for it. Russell did a fantastic job in the end with his heavy deliveries which were hard to put away. Cummins was the only bowler who went wicketless but he was economical, which built the pressure. All in all, a comprehensive bowling display from the two-time champions.
Chasing 168, after a quickfire start by the openers, the Men in Yellow lost their in-form man, Faf du Plessis. Shane Watson though continued from where he left off in the last game and scored a solid 50 off 40 deliveries. Chennai were cruising in the chase by the end of the 12th over. They needed 68 in the remaining 8 overs and had 9 wickets in hand. It looked like a stroll in the park for a side which has Watson, Dhoni, Curran, Jadeja and Jadhav. But once Watson departed, the Men in Yellow once again took the foot off the gas. A mistake that has cost them in the past and it came back to cost them again. After Watson's departure, they took the foot off the gas and to make matters worse, Dhoni's departure made the task impossible. In the end, the 3-time champions came up short once again in a chase this season.
What a heist from Kolkata! Or was it a self-dug grave from Chennai? Depends which way you look at it. Nonetheless, it is Dinesh Karthik and his troops who have managed to pull off a big win from the jaws of defeat and have got an outstanding win in their kitty.
End Of The Over 20 : 157/5
15 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 619.4
  • 419.5
  • 419.6
R. Jadeja
21 (8)
K. Jadhav
7 (12)
A. Russell
2-0-18-1
19.6
4
Andre Russell To Ravindra Jadeja
FOUR! Another boundary, but the same point - too little too late. Full and outside off, Jadeja creams this through covers. Does not matter as KOLKATA WIN BY 10 RUNS!
19.5
4
Andre Russell To Ravindra Jadeja
FOUR! Goes for four this time. 150 up for Chennai with that. But again, just as we said earlier, too little too late. Short ball, Jadeja ferociously pulls this to the deep square leg fence.
19.4
6
Andre Russell To Ravindra Jadeja
SIX! Wonderful shot but a little too late from Jadeja. Shortish outside off, he smokes this over point for a maximum. 19 needed in 2 balls. Extras and a boundary might help, if they happen.
19.3
1
Andre Russell To Kedar Jadhav
Another excellent delivery from Russell. A yorker again, outside off, driven through cover-point for just the single.
19.2
0
Andre Russell To Kedar Jadhav
Another dot delivery. Good length ball around off, Jadhav looked to work that on the leg side but misses and gets hit on the body. 26 needed from 4 balls now.
19.1
0
Andre Russell To Kedar Jadhav
Excellent start for Kolkata. Yorker, outside off, dug out straight to cover.
End Of The Over 19 : 142/5
10 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 418.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 418.5
  • 018.6
R. Jadeja
7 (5)
K. Jadhav
6 (9)
S. Narine
4-0-31-1
18.6
0
Sunil Narine To Ravindra Jadeja
A dot to finish. Excellent from Sunil Narine. Bowls a flatter ball on the pads, Jadeja looked to flick but misses. It comes off his pads to the off side and Narine rushes in to collect that. 26 needed in the last over.
18.5
4
Sunil Narine To Ravindra Jadeja
FOUR! Another much needed boundary for Chennai here. Sunil Narine bowls it short and well outside off, Jadeja throws the kitchen sink at it and gets it over backward point for a boundary.
18.4
1
Sunil Narine To Kedar Jadhav
Comes down the track, Jadhav. Looked to go big over mid-wicket but ends up mistiming it to square leg. A single.
18.3
0
Sunil Narine To Kedar Jadhav
Bowls it flat and well outside off, Jadhav looked to slam that over covers. Ends up getting it off the inner half to the leg side.
18.2
4
Sunil Narine To Kedar Jadhav
FOUR! Much needed boundary for Chennai here. Short ball, Kedar rocks back and pulls this wide of long on. The fielder at long on ran to his right and tried to cut it off but fails to do so. 31 needed in 10 now.
18.1
1
Sunil Narine To Ravindra Jadeja
Good bowling from Narine here. Saw him coming down and bowls it well outside off, Jadeja reaches out and manages to hit it on the off side for a single.
Chakravarthy has completed his 4 overs. Sunil Narine to finish his quota here.
End Of The Over 18 : 132/5
3 Runs
  • W17.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
R. Jadeja
2 (2)
K. Jadhav
1 (6)
A. Russell
1-0-3-1
17.6
1
Andre Russell To Ravindra Jadeja
Good length ball around off, Jadeja goes for the pull. Does not get it well though. It goes to long on for one. 36 needed in the last 2 overs.
17.5
1
Andre Russell To Kedar Jadhav
Good length ball on off and middle, tapped to wide mid on for a single.
17.4
0
Andre Russell To Kedar Jadhav
Another bouncer, Kedar looked to pull again but is done in by the bounce. Good bowling this by Russell.
17.3
0
Andre Russell To Kedar Jadhav
Short, outside off. Pacy it was. Jadhav swings across the line but misses.
17.2
1
Andre Russell To Ravindra Jadeja
Short ball, Jadeja manages to pull it to square leg for a single.
Ravindra Jadeja walks out to bat now, at No. 7.
17.1
W
Andre Russell To Sam Curran OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! And Andre Russell strikes straightaway. Chennai, what are they doing to themselves here? Shortish ball outside off, Curran looked to slap that over covers but ends up giving catching practice to Morgan there. Curran's little cameo comes to an end.
First entry with the ball for Dre Russ now.
End Of The Over 17 : 129/4
5 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 416.2
  • W16.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
K. Jadhav
0 (3)
S. Curran
17 (10)
V. Chakravarthy
4-0-28-1
16.6
0
Varun Chakravarthy To Kedar Jadhav
Flights this outside off, Jadhav goes back and taps it but straight to short third man. Just the 5 runs and a wicket off that over.  Chakravarthy finishes with 4-0-28-1. Chennai need 39 in the last 3 overs.
16.5
0
Varun Chakravarthy To Kedar Jadhav
Full on middle, Jadhav lunges forward and defends this out.
16.4
0
Varun Chakravarthy To Kedar Jadhav
Slower in the air around off, Kedar prods forward and keeps this out.
Kedar Jadhav walks out to bat now.
16.3
W
Varun Chakravarthy To MS Dhoni OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Chakravarthy gets his revenge though. MS Dhoni has to walk back. It was floated around off and middle, Dhoni looked to go for the mighty sweep. Wanted to clear the deep square leg fence. He got away with an inside edge earlier, to Narine. This time though, he misses and is cleaned up. The Yellow Army still needs 39 in 21 balls.
16.2
4
Varun Chakravarthy To MS Dhoni
FOUR! How was that! Chakravarthy pitches it short and well outside off. MS Dhoni, who was waiting to unleash his power, clobbers that over cover-point.
16.1
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Sam Curran
Shortish outside off, driven to wide mid off for a single.
End Of The Over 16 : 124/3
14 Runs
  • 1 LB15.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 615.4
  • 415.5
  • 115.6
S. Curran
16 (9)
MS Dhoni
7 (10)
S. Narine
3-0-21-1
15.6
1
Sunil Narine To Sam Curran
A single as Curran taps this shorter delivery on the leg side and takes one. 44 needed in the last 4 overs for Chennai.
15.5
4
Sunil Narine To Sam Curran
FOUR! Curran needs to play the aggressor role here and he has started off well. Flighted outside off, Curran lofts this over covers. Russell runs to his right but cannot get there. A boundary.
15.4
6
Sunil Narine To Sam Curran
SIX! Good use of the feet. Floated outside off, Curran comes down the track and lofts this over long off.
15.3
1
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Floated around middle, Dhoni looks to go for the big sweep but does not connect it well. Gets an inside edge, which goes to the off side after deflecting from his body. Takes a single. Wanted two but Curran was not up for it.
15.2
1
Sunil Narine To Sam Curran
Short, firmly pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
15.1
lb
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Leg bye! On the shorter side down the leg side, Dhoni looked to play at it but misses. Gets it behind the keeper off his pads and takes a leg bye.
End Of The Over 15 : 110/3
6 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 214.4
  • 214.5
  • 114.6
MS Dhoni
6 (8)
S. Curran
4 (5)
V. Chakravarthy
3-0-23-0
14.6
1
Varun Chakravarthy To MS Dhoni
Single to end the over. Good one for Kolkata, just the six off the over. Dhoni works this to long on and takes one to keep strike.
14.5
2
Varun Chakravarthy To MS Dhoni
Short, outside off, cut to deep point for a couple.
14.4
2
Varun Chakravarthy To MS Dhoni
Excellent fielding from Rahul Tripathi in the deep. Short ball, Dhoni pulls it firmly. Rahul does well to dive at deep square leg and stop that delivery, which was travelling. Keeps it to just the two.
14.3
0
Varun Chakravarthy To MS Dhoni
On the shorter side, Dhoni goes back and works this to point.
14.2
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Sam Curran
Shorter, outside off, punched off the back foot through covers for a single.
14.1
0
Varun Chakravarthy To Sam Curran
Flatter delivery, Curran looked to work that on the leg side but gets a leading edge which falls safely on the off side.
Varun Chakravarthy is back in the attack. 2-0-17-0 so far.
End Of The Over 14 : 104/3
3 Runs
  • W13.1
  • 013.2
  • 213.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
MS Dhoni
1 (4)
S. Curran
3 (3)
S. Narine
2-0-8-1
13.6
0
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
On the shorter side outside off again, Dhoni goes back and punches to cover again.
13.5
0
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Shorter outside off, Dhoni punches but finds cover.
13.4
1
Sunil Narine To Sam Curran
This one is pushed down to long off for a single.
13.3
2
Sunil Narine To Sam Curran
Shorter again, Curran goes back and nudges this on the leg side for a couple.
13.2
0
Sunil Narine To Sam Curran
On the shorter side, kept out to the on side for a dot.
Sam Curran walks out to bat now.
13.1
W
Sunil Narine To Shane Watson OUT!
OUT! LBW! It looked unlikely that it would be hitting the stumps, but umpire's call and Watson has to go. Right, so is there a twist in the tale then? Shorter ball around middle and leg, Watson goes back and looks to pull. Misses to get hit on the pads. Narine appeals for LBW and the umpire gives it straightaway. Watson has a chat with his skipper and decides to take the review. But umpire's call and he has to walk back to the dressing room.
Review time! Watson opts for the review against the LBW decision. UltraEdge indicates no bat. Ball Tracker says it is umpire's call. Gone!
DRINKS! Chennai were cruising through courtesy of Rayudu and Watson. But then Kolkata and Kamlesh Nagarkoti did well to remove Rayudu from the crease. It still looks like Chennai's game to lose as the target is not a big one and they have well set Watson out there along with their skipper, MS Dhoni. Their batting goes deep as well. Kolkata, on the other hand, will look to remove one of these two batters to apply some pressure on Chennai. They are still in the game and will look to put up a fight in the last couple of overs.
End Of The Over 13 : 101/2
2 Runs
  • W12.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
S. Watson
50 (39)
MS Dhoni
1 (2)
K. Nagarkoti
3-0-21-1
12.6
1
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shane Watson
Full on middle and leg, clipped to mid-wicket for a single. Watson gets to his 50. His 21st in the League. Excellent knock from him and he is back to form, by the looks of it. Has scored around half the runs for his side so far. Chennai need 67 in 42 balls.
12.5
0
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shane Watson
Lovely straight drive but no runs. Full on the stumps, a textbook straight drive from Watson but straight back to the bowler.
12.4
0
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shane Watson
Steams in and bowls a good length ball on middle and leg, Watson keeps it out back on the pitch. Nagarkoti rushes to the ball.
12.3
1
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To MS Dhoni
Full and outside off, Dhoni looked to go over covers but it comes off the outside edge. Goes to third man and Dhoni takes the single. 100 up for Chennai with that single.
12.2
0
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To MS Dhoni
Bangs it short but it does not bounce much. Dhoni looks to pull but misses and gets hit on the box. Ouch. But the skipper is a strong man. Not flinched at all.
Who will walk out to bat now? The skipper, MS Dhoni, has decided to come to the middle. Interesting, he comes in at No. 4.
12.1
W
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Ambati Rayudu OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! A much needed wicket for Kolkata here. Chennai were having it all too easy. Short length delivery, Rayudu goes to the leg side and pulls this. He wanted to clear long on but ends up hitting it straight to the man there. Shubman Gill takes an easy catch. A twist in the tale awaits?
Right, Cummins has finished his 4 overs. Who will bowl now? Kamlesh Nagarkoti is back in. 2-0-19-0 are his numbers so far.
End Of The Over 12 : 99/1
5 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 211.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
A. Rayudu
30 (26)
S. Watson
49 (36)
S. Narine
1-0-5-0
11.6
1
Sunil Narine To Ambati Rayudu
Rayudu gets across and gets down on one knee to sweep this to deep square leg for a single. 69 needed in 48 balls.
11.5
1
Sunil Narine To Shane Watson
On the shorter side, Watson goes back and bunts this down to long on for one.
11.4
1
Sunil Narine To Ambati Rayudu
Outside off, cut away to deep point for a single.
11.3
0
Sunil Narine To Ambati Rayudu
On the shorter side, worked back to the bowler.
11.2
2
Sunil Narine To Ambati Rayudu
Good fielding from Dre Russ in the deep. Short ball, Rayudu rocks back and pulls this to wide long on. Russell runs to his right, dives and keeps it in. A couple.
11.1
0
Sunil Narine To Ambati Rayudu
Almost a return catch! Shorter around off, Rayudu hits it uppishly back to the bowler. Luckily for him, it falls short of Narine.
Sunil Narine comes into the attack, finally!
End Of The Over 11 : 94/1
4 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 1 WD10.6
  • 010.6
S. Watson
48 (35)
A. Rayudu
26 (21)
P. Cummins
4-0-25-0
10.6
0
Pat Cummins To Shane Watson
Back of a length around off, kept out to Rana at point. Just 4 from Cummins' last. He finishes with 4-0-25-0. Chennai need 74 in 9 overs.
10.6
wd
Pat Cummins To Shane Watson
WIDE! Too high, feel the umpires. Short ball, Watson ducks under it. Wide called rightaway.
10.5
1
Pat Cummins To Ambati Rayudu
Full and outside off, Rayudu drives to mid off for a single. 75 in 55 required still.
10.4
1
Pat Cummins To Shane Watson
Back of a length ball on middle, Watson hops and taps it past cover-point for one. Just 2 from the over so far.
10.3
1
Pat Cummins To Ambati Rayudu
Fullish on middle, Rayudu moves to the off side and flicks it to square leg to rotate the strike.
10.2
0
Pat Cummins To Ambati Rayudu
Good length and outside off, driven but finds the man at cover.
10.1
0
Pat Cummins To Ambati Rayudu
Good length ball around off, Rayudu covers his stumps and keeps this out.
Pat Cummins is back in the attack. 3-0-21-0 are his numbers as he bowls his last over.
End Of The Over 10 : 90/1
12 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 49.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 49.6
S. Watson
47 (33)
A. Rayudu
24 (17)
K. Nagarkoti
2-0-19-0
9.6
4
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shane Watson
FOUR! A hint of room, was not the worst of deliveries, but Watson is that kind of a player. Full and just outside off, Watson advances down the track and lofts that over covers for another boundary. Sweeper cover gave chase but in no way was he going to get there.
9.5
1
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Ambati Rayudu
Fullish ball, Rayudu gives the charge again. Works this uppishly to long on and gets to the other end.
9.4
1
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shane Watson
Yorker around off and middle, dug out to long on for one.
9.3
4
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shane Watson
FOUR! Great effort in the deep though. Short ball, Watson pulls it firmly. Mid-wicket gets to his right and looks to stop it but it goes through for a boundary. That was hit powerfully by Watson.
9.2
1
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Ambati Rayudu
Rayudu pulls the shorter ball to mid-wicket for a single.
9.1
1
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shane Watson
Around off on a good length, Watson gives room on the off side and taps this to mid off. Cruises to the other end for a single.
End Of The Over 9 : 78/1
9 Runs
  • 48.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
S. Watson
37 (29)
A. Rayudu
22 (15)
V. Chakravarthy
2-0-17-0
8.6
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Shane Watson
Another single to finish the over. Short, Watson pulls firmly but to Nagarkoti at deep square leg. It was travelling fast and Kamlesh did well to stop that, even though it came rather straight to him. One run taken. Chennai need 90 in 66 balls.
8.5
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Ambati Rayudu
Shorter and around off, Ambati goes back and taps this to point for a single.
8.4
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Shane Watson
On the shorter side again, pulled to mid-wicket for a single.
8.3
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Ambati Rayudu
Shorter, around off, nudged to mid-wicket for one.
8.2
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Shane Watson
Flighted outside off, Watson works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
8.1
4
Varun Chakravarthy To Shane Watson
FOUR! Delightfully played by Shane Watson. Floated outside off, Watson shuffles across, gets down and scoops this over fine leg.
End Of The Over 8 : 69/1
7 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • 47.3
  • 07.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
S. Watson
30 (25)
A. Rayudu
20 (13)
K. Nagarkoti
1-0-7-0
7.6
1
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shane Watson
Short ball, Watson pulls this to backward square leg for a single. 99 in 72 needed for Chennai.
7.5
1
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Ambati Rayudu
In the air briefly! Nearly a catch to point. Full on middle and leg, Rayudu stays back and looks to glance that but gets a leading edge. It goes just wide of the diving point fielder and the batters take one.
7.4
0
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Ambati Rayudu
Full on off, kept out by Rayudu.
7.3
4
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Ambati Rayudu
FOUR! He likes playing that Rayudu, loves giving the charge to the fast bowlers. Full and outside off, Rayudu comes down and lofts this over cover for a boundary.
7.2
0
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Ambati Rayudu
Full and outside off, Rayudu strokes it but straight to the man at cover.
7.1
1
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shane Watson
Outside off, fullish, guided towards third man for a single.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti is into the attack now.
End Of The Over 7 : 62/1
8 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 46.6
A. Rayudu
15 (9)
S. Watson
28 (23)
V. Chakravarthy
1-0-8-0
6.6
4
Varun Chakravarthy To Ambati Rayudu
FOUR! This is cracked! Rayudu absolutely hammers this one and this will fetch him four runs! Flatter ball around middle, Rayudu rocks on his back foot and pulls this one towards the deep mid-wicket region and it will run away to the boundary.
6.5
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Shane Watson
In the air..safe! This was hit very flatly by Watson! Flatter ball around off, Watson pulls this hard flat towards the fielder at deep square leg but it does not reach him. A single taken.
6.4
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Ambati Rayudu
Flatter around off, Rayudu plays this one towards mid-wicket to run across for the single.
6.3
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Shane Watson
Flat ball around middle, Watson pulls this one towards the deep square leg region for a single.
6.2
0
Varun Chakravarthy To Shane Watson
Short ball outside off, Watson works this to the man at covers.
6.1
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Ambati Rayudu
Flatter around off, Rayudu punches it down the ground towards long on for a single.
DRINKS! A very good Powerplay for Chennai. They are 54/1 at the end of first 6 overs. They need another 114 from 84 balls and will back themselves to get those with the batting they have. Kolkata have used 3 overs from both Mavi and Cummins inside the Powerplay. They need to take wickets here. Can they get it after the break?
End Of The Over 6 : 54/1
13 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 45.2
  • 65.3
  • 05.4
  • 15.5
  • 15.6
A. Rayudu
9 (6)
S. Watson
26 (20)
S. Mavi
3-0-32-1
5.6
1
Shivam Mavi To Ambati Rayudu
Outside off, Rayudu nudges this towards point for a single. A big over for Chennai as they collect 13 runs off this one. Chennai are at 54/1 at the end of the Powerplay.
5.5
1
Shivam Mavi To Shane Watson
On off, this is cut away by Watson to the man at third man for a single run.
5.4
0
Shivam Mavi To Shane Watson
Short of a good length ball around off and middle, Watson tucks this to the man at square leg.
5.3
6
Shivam Mavi To Shane Watson
SIX! Hammered! Shane Watson smashes this as it was in his zone! Short ball around off, Watson rocks on his back foot and pulls this over the fence at deep square leg. This shot also brings up the 50 for Chennai.
5.2
4
Shivam Mavi To Shane Watson
FOUR! A bit of a gift as the fine leg fielder was inside the circle but Watson plays this well. Back of a length ball on the pads, he flicks this off his pads past the fielder at short fine leg for a boundary.
5.1
1
Shivam Mavi To Ambati Rayudu
Back of a length ball around middle and leg, Rayudu tucks this away towards deep square leg region for a single.
End Of The Over 5 : 41/1
9 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 1 WD4.3
  • 44.3
  • 14.4
  • 14.5
  • 14.6
A. Rayudu
7 (4)
S. Watson
15 (16)
P. Cummins
3-0-21-0
4.6
1
Pat Cummins To Ambati Rayudu
Single to end the over. God length ball on middle and coming back in. Rayudu looks to defend but gets a little feather of an inside edge. The ball goes to the leg side and they take a single. There was an apeal from Cummins but the umpire is not interested.
4.5
1
Pat Cummins To Shane Watson
On middle and leg, Watson flicks it towards square leg for one.
4.4
1
Pat Cummins To Ambati Rayudu
Full on off, Rayudu plays it to mid on for a single.
4.3
4
Pat Cummins To Ambati Rayudu
FOUR! Educational edge! Good length all on off, Rayudu plays it late and away from fly slip for a boundary.
4.3
wd
Pat Cummins To Ambati Rayudu
WIDE! Bouncer but down the leg side. Rayudu ducks under it.
4.2
1
Pat Cummins To Shane Watson
Poor from Narine! Full on off, Watson hits it to mid on. Narine there misfields allowing them to get one.
4.1
0
Pat Cummins To Shane Watson
Good length ball on off, Watson plays it to point.
End Of The Over 4 : 32/1
7 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 43.2
  • 13.3
  • W3.4
  • 13.5
  • 13.6
S. Watson
13 (13)
A. Rayudu
1 (1)
S. Mavi
2-0-19-1
3.6
1
Shivam Mavi To Shane Watson
Good over from Mavi! Gets the big wicket of Faf du Plessis!  The last ball is on the pads, Watson flicks it to the on side and keeps the strike with a single.
3.5
1
Shivam Mavi To Ambati Rayudu
Rayudu is off the mark! On middle and leg, Rayudu tucks it to square leg and gets a single.
Ambati Rayudu walks out at number 3!
3.4
W
Shivam Mavi To Faf du Plessis OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Mavi strikes! It is the prized wicket of Faf du Plessis! Great stuff by the young Mavi.  Good length ball outside off, it zips off the surface. Du Plessis looks to punch it on the off side but the ball shapes away a bit and takes the outside edge of du Plessis' willow.  The ball goes to the right of Dinesh Karthik. The Kolkata skipper makes no mistake and takes a good catch.
3.3
1
Shivam Mavi To Shane Watson
Smart cricket! Follows the boundary with a single. Taps this one to point and gets to the other end.
3.2
4
Shivam Mavi To Shane Watson
FOUR! Deft touch from Watson. Length ball around off, Watson waits for it and uses the pace of the ball and just opens the face of the bat to place it through backward point for a boundary.
3.1
0
Shivam Mavi To Shane Watson
Good ball! It is on a length and moves away a tad from the right hander. Watson does well to block it.
End Of The Over 3 : 25/0
7 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 1 LB2.3
  • 22.4
  • 42.5
  • 02.6
du Plessis
17 (9)
S. Watson
7 (9)
P. Cummins
2-0-12-0
2.6
0
Pat Cummins To Faf du Plessis
Good length ball pitching on middle and coming in to Faf. He looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
2.5
4
Pat Cummins To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! Slashed! Short ball on off, du Plessis stands tall and pulls it with confidence through mid-wicket for a boundary. That is the shot of a man in form.
2.4
2
Pat Cummins To Faf du Plessis
Length ball on off, du Plessis just places it through extra cover using soft hands and gets two.
2.3
lb
Pat Cummins To Shane Watson
On the pads, Shane Watson looks to flick but misses. The ball hits his thigh pad and goes to the on side. They take a leg bye.
2.2
0
Pat Cummins To Shane Watson
On off, Watto blocks it.
2.1
0
Pat Cummins To Shane Watson
Good length ball on off, Watson defends it to the left of the bowler.
End Of The Over 2 : 18/0
12 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 11.2
  • 11.3
  • 11.4
  • 41.5
  • 41.6
du Plessis
11 (6)
S. Watson
7 (6)
S. Mavi
1-0-12-0
1.6
4
Shivam Mavi To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! Excellent wrist work from Faf du Plessis! Good length ball on off, Faf comes inside the stumps and uses his wrists to whip it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Solid start for Chennai.
1.5
4
Shivam Mavi To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! First boundary for Faf du Plessis! Another back of a length delivery outside off, du Plessis punches it over extra cover for a single.
1.4
1
Shivam Mavi To Shane Watson
Fraction short on off, Watson pulls it to the left of Cumins at deep mid-wicket and gets a single.
1.3
1
Shivam Mavi To Faf du Plessis
Length ball on off, Du Plesssis punches it to the left of mid off for one.
1.2
1
Shivam Mavi To Shane Watson
Good length ball on off, it comes in to the right-hander. Watson runs it down to third man for one.
1.1
1
Shivam Mavi To Faf du Plessis
Mavi starts with a back of a length delivery around off. Du Plessis punches it towards extra cover and gets a single.
Shivam Mavi to bowl from the other end with the new ball.
End Of The Over 1 : 6/0
6 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 40.6
S. Watson
5 (4)
du Plessis
1 (2)
P. Cummins
1-0-6-0
0.6
4
Pat Cummins To Shane Watson
FOUR! Crispy boundary to end the over! Overpitched on off, the first bad ball from Cummins. Watson creams his drive through covers for the first boundary of the innings.
0.5
1
Pat Cummins To Faf du Plessis
Du Plessis is off the mark! Good length ball on off, Faf punches it to cover for one.
0.4
0
Pat Cummins To Faf du Plessis
Appeal for an LBW but turned down! Doing too much! Good length ball pitching on middle and angling in to the right-hander. Du Plessis looks to defend but he misses and gets hit on the pad. There is an appeal but the umpire turns it down.
0.3
1
Pat Cummins To Shane Watson
Streaky but Chennai and Watson are off the mark! Fullish ball around off, the ball shapes away. Watson looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge which takes the ball to third man for a single.
0.2
0
Pat Cummins To Shane Watson
Cummins goes full around off, Watson looks to drive but the bat turns in his hands and he pushes it to mid on.
We are back for the chase! 168 is what Chennai need. Shane Watson and du Plessis are the openers for the Men in Yellow. Pat Cummins with the ball for Kolkata. Here we go...
0.1
0
Pat Cummins To Shane Watson
Good start from Cummins! It is a length ball outside off, the ball zips off the surface. Watson is happy to watch it carry to the keeper.
Match Info
  • Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Kolkata Knight Riderswon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 10 runs
  • Player of the Match Rahul Tripathi
  • Umpire Richard Illingworth (ENG), KN Ananthapadmanabhan (IND) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND)
  • Referee Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Kolkata 167/10 in 20.0 overs
  • D Karthik dropped on 8 by R Jadeja in 18.5 overs
  • Kolkata 154/6 in 18.0 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 109/3 in 13.0 overs
  • Kolkata 102/3 in 11.1 overs
  • R Tripathi T20 Fifty: 52 runs in 31 balls (6x4) (2x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 52/1 in 6.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 52/1
  • Kolkata 50/1 in 5.4 overs
  • Chennai 153/5 in 19.5 overs
  • Chennai 101/2: Shane Watson lbw b Sunil Narine 50(40)
  • Referral 1 (13.1 ovs): S Watson against KOL (LBW) Unsuccessful (KOL: 1, CHE: 1) (Retained)
  • Strategic Time-out: Chennai 101/1 in 13.0 overs
  • S Watson T20 Fifty: 50 runs in 39 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • Chennai 100/2 in 12.3 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 33 balls between S Watson (25) and A Rayudu (23)
  • Strategic Time-out: Chennai 54/1 in 6.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Chennai 54/1
  • Chennai 52/1 in 5.3 overs
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