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Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 5 Match Summary

CSK vs KKR, 2018 - T20 Summary

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Scorecard
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Match Ended   
205/5 (19.5/20)
202/6 (20.0/20)
Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets
  • Player of the Match
    Sam Billings
KKR 202/6
Bat Top Batsmen
88 (36)
  • 1x4s
  • 11x6s
  • 244.44SR
29 (16)
  • 2x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 181.25SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 9.75
4
OVERS
39/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 5.5
2
OVERS
11/1
R/W
CSK 205/5
Bat Top Batsmen
56 (23)
  • 2x4s
  • 5x6s
  • 243.47SR
42 (19)
  • 3x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 221.05SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 13
3
OVERS
39/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.25
4
OVERS
17/1
R/W
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Right, then! That brings us to an end of a thriller between two fine teams. Will be a night to remember for the Chennai crowd. We move on to Jaipur tomorrow where Rajasthan will host Delhi in their first home game after a long absence. The action will begin at 2000 IST. Do join in for it. Till then, cheers!
Man of the Match, Sam Billings says that it is an absolute pleasure to play with a legend like MS Dhoni. Adds that a competition like the Indian T20 League provides the opportunity to learn from all kinds of players, like Suresh Raina and Michael Hussey. Feels that it is important to back yourself and execute your plans. States that it is important to take the game deep and cites Dwayne Bravo's example of how he did it in the first match. Ends by saying they have a good batting line-up and they back themselves to chase anything down.
MS Dhoni says it feels good to come back after two years and win the game in Chennai. Further adds it was a fantastic game of cricket. States they try to keep their emotions under control in such close encounters. Admits he does get nervous but he does not express himself too much. Opines they are facing a lot of injuries which is not good. Credits the way Sam Billings played. Feels the bowlers had a rough day as there were a lot of sixes hit.
Dinesh Karthik says the atmosphere was right up there with all the support with Chennai. Credits the way Andre Russell played but is disappointed to not defend it. Further adds winning and losing is part and parcel of the game but they have to be ready for the next match against Hyderabad.
The game seemed all but over, but Sam Billings (who scored a rapid fifty) had other ideas. He displayed his range of innovative shots and took the game deep, keeping his team in the hunt and with a chance to get the job done. Dwayne Bravo walked in and along with Ravindra Jadeja, put the finishing touches on the chase to seal a glorious victory for the Chennai crowd. Earlier in the evening, Kolkata got to a daunting total, courtesy some fireworks from Andre Russell, but it didn't prove to be enough in the end. Stay tuned as the presentation will be coming up shortly.
A dramatic finish to the game. Second time in a row that the Men in Yellow left it late to seal the deal. The Chennai players rush onto the field and celebrate with Bravo and Jadeja. Superb scenes. With a mammoth target of 203 to gun down, Watson and Rayudu provided the ideal start for the hosts. The platform was set to take advantage of, but wickets at regular intervals in the middle saw Kolkata come back in the game and hold the upper hand.
19.5
6
Vinay Kumar To Ravindra Jadeja
SIX! And Jadeja finishes it off in style! CHENNAI WIN BY 5 WICKETS! What a hit. Full and in the arc, Jadeja stands tall, and with the full swing of his bat, launches it over long on for a biggie. The Chepauk stadium explodes as the home side wins the first home game, two years after its return.
19.4
1
Vinay Kumar To Dwayne Bravo
Manages just the single. Kumar fires it full outside off, Bravo drags it down towards long on for one.
19.3
1
Vinay Kumar To Ravindra Jadeja
Length ball aiming the top of off stump, Jadeja glides it to backward point and brings Bravo on strike.
19.3
wd
Vinay Kumar To Ravindra Jadeja
Wide! Kumar comes over the wicket and hurls it well outside off, Jadeja leaves it alone. It's across the tramline and a wide is called. Pressure getting to the pacer. 6 from 4 to win.
19.2
1
Vinay Kumar To Dwayne Bravo
Back of a length outside off, Bravo pulls it over mid-wicket. He wants the second but Jadeja doesn't want it. Dwayne is furious with him, he makes it known.
19.1
2
Vinay Kumar To Dwayne Bravo
The catch is taken but it won't matter! Full and outside off, Bravo lofts it over mid on. Rinku Singh in the deep takes it and two runs are taken.
Free Hit coming up...
19.1
nb
Vinay Kumar To Dwayne Bravo
SIX! It's a no ball as well. The crowd erupts. High full toss on the hips from around the wicket, Bravo swings across the line. May not have connected well enough, but he gets enough to clear the fine leg fence for a biggie.
Vinay Kumar to bowl the final over of the game. 17 needed for the win. Kolkata have the advantage, but anything can happen here with Dwayne Bravo still remaining.
Over 19 : 186/5
10 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 618.3
  • W 18.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
D. Bravo
1 (1)
R. Jadeja
4 (5)
T. Curran
3-0-39-2
18.6
1
Tom Curran To Dwayne Bravo
Superb yorker on leg, not much Bravo can do about it besides flicking it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
18.5
1
Tom Curran To Ravindra Jadeja
The slower one again, on a length, Jadeja skips down the track and pushes it away from the body towards point. Chawla moves to his left and dives to stop it. Good effort. Single taken.
Dwayne Bravo, the hero of the opener comes out to bat. Can he repeat the heroics?
18.4
W
Tom Curran To Sam Billings OUT!
OUT! Billings is gone! At the wrong time he'd feel, but his side is still in the game because of him. He looks to clear long off, but doesn't get the desired elevation on this. Straight down the throat of Robin Uthappa who takes it this time. He had dropped him earlier, so will be happy he held on on this occasion. 19 needed 8 to win for Chennai.
18.3
6
Tom Curran To Sam Billings
SIX! That is a wonderful strike! Sam Billings, go 'head. He's made his entry in the Chennai team and making an impact already. Short ball, slower in pace, Billings pulls it hard over square leg. It's full and fast, over the boundary line for a biggie.
18.2
1
Tom Curran To Ravindra Jadeja
Seaming away from a length on middle and off, Jadeja pushes this towards short third man for a brisk single.
18.1
1
Tom Curran To Sam Billings
Fifty for Sam Billings! His 3rd in this competition. Has kept Chennai in the hunt so far, lovely knock. He works this down to fine leg and takes a single.
Tom Curran called back into the bowling attack.
Over 18 : 176/4
15 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 617.3
  • 617.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
R. Jadeja
2 (3)
S. Billings
49 (20)
A. Russell
4-0-35-0
17.6
0
Andre Russell To Ravindra Jadeja
Dot ball to end the over. But 15 runs have come off it. Length ball in the channel outside off, Jadeja plays and misses. 27 to win in 12 balls.
17.5
1
Andre Russell To Sam Billings
Bumper from Russell, quite high but Sam still manages to connect the pull. Over square leg and a single is taken. Moves on to 49 with that.
17.4
6
Andre Russell To Sam Billings
SIX! It's not over yet! Not yet! Sam Billings is keeping hope alive. Length ball on middle and leg, Billings backs a long way away and lofts it over long on. Superb hit.
17.3
6
Andre Russell To Sam Billings
SIX! Absolutely unbelievable from Sam Billings. He's shown over time he's capable of such shots. But man, the execution is incredible. Low full toss on leg, Billings moves across, gets low and scoops it over the fine leg fence for a maximum.
17.2
1
Andre Russell To Ravindra Jadeja
Another short ball, on middle and leg, Jadeja pulls it away towards fine leg and crosses over.
17.1
1
Andre Russell To Sam Billings
Short of a good length in line of the stumps, Billings stays leg side and offers a firm punch down to long off for a single.
Andre Russell to bowl his final over.
Over 17 : 161/4
9 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 1 WD 16.3
  • W 16.3
  • 116.4
  • 416.5
  • 116.6
S. Billings
35 (16)
R. Jadeja
1 (1)
P. Chawla
4-0-49-1
16.6
1
Piyush Chawla To Sam Billings
Moves inside the line, tucks it away on the leg side and keeps strike with a single.
16.5
4
Piyush Chawla To Sam Billings
FOUR! Billings continues with the charge! Full and flat on off, the Englishman stands his ground and slogs it over mid-wicket. Perfect placement, pierces the gap between the two men in the deep and gets a boundary.
16.4
1
Piyush Chawla To Ravindra Jadeja
Drama out in the middle! All happening out there. Chawla bowls it like a medium pacer, short on leg, catches Jadeja on the pads who is taken by surprise. Appeal goes up, it's turned down. Ravindra takes off, is sent back and during this, Karthik misses his shy at the striker's end. Single is taken eventually.
Ravindra Jadeja comes out to bat. Interesting move with Dwayne Bravo sitting in the hut.
16.3
W
Piyush Chawla To MS Dhoni OUT!
OUT! That's a good catch from Dinesh Karthik. Chawla has his first of the game. Quick again, outside off, Dhoni gets low to swing across the line. Gets a bottom edge and Karthik behind the stumps takes a superb catch. The umpire checks for the front foot no ball, but the leggie is fine. 48 runs needed to win in 21 balls.
16.3
wd
Piyush Chawla To MS Dhoni
Wide! Chawla will have to reload. Darts it down the leg side, wide called.
16.2
1
Piyush Chawla To Sam Billings
Quicker through the air, short in length too, Sam comes out of his crease, swings and gets an inside edge to short fine leg. Close call. Quick run taken.
16.1
1
Piyush Chawla To MS Dhoni
Extremely full on off, Dhoni digs it out towards wide long on. Billings took off for the second without even looking, but luckily for him, Dhoni sends him back just in time. Single taken.
Piyush Chawla is back on to bowl a crucial over.
Strategic break signaled! 51 needed in 24 balls. The two men in the middle are capable of doing it. Kolkata have overs from key men remaining, but if Andre Russell's first innings' onslaught is anything to go by, we can expect fireworks to go down now.
Over 16 : 152/3
7 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 215.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 1 LB 15.5
  • 215.6
S. Billings
29 (13)
MS Dhoni
24 (26)
S. Narine
4-0-17-1
15.6
2
Sunil Narine To Sam Billings
Good running between the wickets. Billings works it in the vacant spaces in the mid-wicket region. Dhoni quickly calls for the second run and both batsmen complete it with ease. The 50-run stand is up between these two.
15.5
lb
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Spinning in on middle and leg, Dhoni looks to play it on the leg side but it goes off his pads and towards backward square leg. Leg bye taken.
15.4
0
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Quicker and straighter on off, MS meets it with the full face of the bat.
15.3
1
Sunil Narine To Sam Billings
Keeps it short again, outside off, Sam works it towards long on and takes a run.
15.2
2
Sunil Narine To Sam Billings
This is good cricket. Good running between the wickets. Seeing Billings come down the track, Narine shortens the length. The Englishman works it in the gap in the mid-wicket area and with Dhoni at the other end, the two was always coming.
15.1
1
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Quick, flat and short on middle, Dhoni brings Sam back on strike with a pull to deep mid-wicket.
Sunil Narine returns to the attack.
Over 15 : 145/3
17 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 214.2
  • 614.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 614.6
S. Billings
24 (10)
MS Dhoni
23 (23)
T. Curran
2-0-29-1
14.6
6
Tom Curran To Sam Billings
SIX! Fantastic, Sam Billings! Yes, it was a bad ball, but it needed to be put away and he did just that. High on the hips, he swings across the line and it's over the square leg boundary for a maximum. 17 off the over. 58 needed off 30.
14.5
1
Tom Curran To MS Dhoni
Pushes this through cover-point and takes a run.
14.4
1
Tom Curran To Sam Billings
Low full toss on middle and off, forced down to long off for a single.
14.3
6
Tom Curran To Sam Billings
SIX! Got underneath that very well. Excellent hit. Quite full outside off, Billings makes room and then lofts it without any second thoughts. Clears the cover fence with ease and gets a biggie to his name.
14.2
2
Tom Curran To Sam Billings
Dropped! That has to be taken! Has to be. Full ball attacking the stumps, Billings stays leg side and lofts it towards mid off. Uthappa moves to his right, gets his hands to it and spills it. Poor. It rolls behind and two runs are taken as the other fielder mops it up.
14.1
1
Tom Curran To MS Dhoni
Length delivery in the off stump channel, MS Dhoni dabs it through point and takes a run.
Tom Curran is back.
Over 14 : 128/3
16 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 413.3
  • 613.4
  • 1 WD 13.5
  • 113.5
  • 2 LB 13.6
S. Billings
9 (6)
MS Dhoni
21 (21)
K. Yadav
3-0-27-1
13.6
lb
Kuldeep Yadav To Sam Billings
Googly outside off, Billings gets low to play the slog sweep. It brushes off his body and goes past the keeper towards third man, where Chris Lynn chases it down. Two leg byes taken. 16 runs have come from this over.
13.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav To MS Dhoni
The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
13.5
wd
Kuldeep Yadav To MS Dhoni
Wide! Pressure! After those two hits, Kuldeep in an attempt to be safe, fires this well outside off. It's across the tramline and that's a wide.
13.4
6
Kuldeep Yadav To MS Dhoni
SIX! Has MS Dhoni decided to go for it from here? Could this be the moment? The signs are there. Loopy and full on middle, Dhoni slogs it high and mighty into the mid-wicket stands for half a dozen.
13.3
4
Kuldeep Yadav To MS Dhoni
FOUR! BANG! That's hammered. Full on off, too full and Dhoni goes for it. Smashes it past the bowler and there's no stopping it. Goes all the way to the fence for a boundary.
13.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Sam Billings
On the shorter side of the length, outside off, cut away towards sweeper cover for one run.
13.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav To MS Dhoni
Short and flat on middle stump, pulled away through mid-wicket for a single.
Kuldeep Yadav is brought back to have a go with the ball.
Over 13 : 112/3
9 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 412.3
  • 212.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
MS Dhoni
9 (17)
S. Billings
8 (4)
P. Chawla
3-0-40-0
12.6
1
Piyush Chawla To MS Dhoni
Short and wide, cut behind square, towards backward point for a quick one.
12.5
1
Piyush Chawla To Sam Billings
Spinning away from outside off, Billings punches it with the spin through point for a run.
12.4
2
Piyush Chawla To Sam Billings
Down the track again, worked through mid-wicket this time. A fumble by the fielder in the deep allows the batsmen to come back for the second.
12.3
4
Piyush Chawla To Sam Billings
FOUR! That's a fine, fine shot! Nicely done. Sees the flight on the ball and then dances down the track. Whips it hard with the wrists and beats Rinku Singh in the deep, who runs to his right from long on to stop it but eventually fails. Boundary!
12.2
1
Piyush Chawla To MS Dhoni
Quicker and shorter on the hips, MS off the inner edge hits it down to fine leg. Single taken.
12.1
0
Piyush Chawla To MS Dhoni
Slightly quicker through the air, around off, Dhoni plays it back to the bowler.
Piyush Chawla back on to bowl.
Over 12 : 103/3
3 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • W 11.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
MS Dhoni
7 (14)
S. Billings
1 (1)
S. Narine
3-0-11-1
11.6
1
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Short and flat outside off, cut away square on the off side for a single. 100 required off 48. Chennai need to start scoring big here now.
11.5
0
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Walks down the track, closes the face to work it on the leg side. Ends up getting an inside edge onto his pads.
11.4
1
Sunil Narine To Sam Billings
Billings makes use of the wrists, leans forward and works it to long on for a single to get off strike.
Sam Billings walks into the middle next.
11.3
W
Sunil Narine To Suresh Raina OUT!
OUT! Raina departs! It was inevitable, probably. Around off, slightly quicker in pace, Raina goes back and looks to clear long on. Doesn't get enough power, so it falls in the long on region. Vinay Kumar gets under it and takes a very good catch. Blessing in disguise for Chennai? As he was struggling out there.
11.2
1
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Outside the line of off stump, punched square of the wicket on the off side for one.
11.1
0
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Not out! Huge cheers from the crowd. Good call from the umpire. Floated on middle and off, Dhoni presses forward to defend. It spins in, beats the inside edge raps Dhoni on the pads. Big appeal goes up, the umpire shuts it down. But, Kolkata then decide to review it and it's taken upstairs. Replays show it would have gone down leg. Dhoni survives.
And immediately a review is taken. It's for an lbw decision against the Chennai skipper MS Dhoni. Looks close. Over to the TV umpire now...
Sunil Narine into the attack.
Over 11 : 100/2
10 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 610.6
S. Raina
14 (11)
MS Dhoni
5 (10)
K. Yadav
2-0-13-1
10.6
6
Kuldeep Yadav To Suresh Raina
SIX! Think this is the way he's going to go now. Just stand his ground and try to put them away. Looped up outside off, the southpaw plants his front foot forward and lifts it nicely over the cover fence for a maximum. 103 runs needed to win in 54 deliveries.
10.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav To MS Dhoni
Dhoni with a hard pull this time. Hits it to deep mid-wicket and crosses over.
10.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Suresh Raina
Raina goes deep inside the crease and pulls it along the ground to deep mid-wicket for one.
10.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav To MS Dhoni
Short and flat outside off, punched to long off for a single.
10.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav To MS Dhoni
Short and flat outside off, cut to point.
10.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Suresh Raina
Dropped! Difficult chance, could have gone either way. Hard to judge that one. Flighted ball outside off, Suresh Raina lofts it over covers. Curran out in the deep comes running in to his left and dives forward, gets his hands to it but can't keep a hold of it. Raina hobbles to the other end, he isn't looking too good.
Over 10 : 90/2
4 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
MS Dhoni
3 (7)
S. Raina
6 (8)
S. Narine
2-0-8-0
9.6
0
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Floats this one up on off, Dhoni guides it to point. Half way done. Chennai need another 113 from 10. Almost similar to what Kolkata scored in their last 10. But do Chennai have a Russell in their ranks?
The physio is now out there, having a look at his calf. Chennai would hope it is only cramps. Raina now is back on his feet and is good to continue.
9.5
1
Sunil Narine To Suresh Raina
Quicker on off, Raina pushes it down to long on for a run. He is limping as he runs to the other end. He now takes his pads off and is holding his calf.
9.4
1
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Short and outside off, Dhoni cuts it through point but once again it is only a run. Karthik will not mind these singles.
9.3
1
Sunil Narine To Suresh Raina
Down the leg side, Raina works it through square leg for a run.
9.2
1
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Plays the paddle, a little awkwardly towards fine leg and takes a run.
9.1
0
Sunil Narine To MS Dhoni
Flatter on off, Dhoni defends it.
Over 9 : 86/2
3 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • W 8.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
MS Dhoni
1 (3)
S. Raina
4 (6)
K. Yadav
1-0-3-1
8.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav To MS Dhoni
On the bounce! Dhoni makes his intentions clear here as he comes down the track and tries to go over long on. He, however, does not get underneath the ball and hits it on the bounce to that fielder for a run.
8.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav To MS Dhoni
Comes down the track and tries to clip it but misses to get hit on the pads.
8.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav To MS Dhoni
Tosses it up on middle, Dhoni defends it.
MS Dhoni is the next man in.
8.3
W
Kuldeep Yadav To Ambati Rayudu OUT!
OUT! Kuldeep strikes in his first over and there is pin drop silence around the stadium. All those tight overs have paid dividends here. Another set batsman is out of here. Kuldeep tosses this one up outside off, Rayudu once again tries to go inside out over covers. There, however, is a man in the deep, Shivam Mavi, the substitute. He comes running in and takes it comfortably. Chennai now find themselves in a little trouble. 118 in 69 needed.
8.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Suresh Raina
Gives it air on middle, Raina goes back and tucks it through mid-wicket for a run.
8.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Ambati Rayudu
Slower through the air on off, punched through covers for a run. The boundaries have dried up here.
Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack.
Over 8 : 83/1
4 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
A. Rayudu
38 (24)
S. Raina
3 (5)
S. Narine
1-0-4-0
7.6
1
Sunil Narine To Ambati Rayudu
Shorter in length and on middle, Rayudu pulls it towards wide long on for only a run. So two tight overs for Kolkata, 8 from the last two.
7.5
0
Sunil Narine To Ambati Rayudu
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
7.4
1
Sunil Narine To Suresh Raina
Quicker on middle, Raina pushes it down to long on to change strike.
7.3
0
Sunil Narine To Suresh Raina
Fires it on off, Raina pushes it towards covers.
7.2
1
Sunil Narine To Ambati Rayudu
Flatter on off, Rayudu guides it towards short third man for a run.
7.1
1
Sunil Narine To Suresh Raina
Flatter on middle, Raina works it towards mid on for an easy run.
Sunil Narine is into the attack.
Over 7 : 79/1
4 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 26.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
A. Rayudu
36 (21)
S. Raina
1 (2)
A. Russell
3-0-20-0
6.6
0
Andre Russell To Ambati Rayudu
Full and wide outside off, almost a yorker. Rayudu tries to jam it out but gets beaten. Good over this by Russell. Three dots to finish, just 4 runs from it.
6.5
0
Andre Russell To Ambati Rayudu
Russell showed he is a good batsman. He is showing he is good with the ball and now shows he is an excellent fielder. A full toss on middle, Rayudu drives it back towards the bowler, who makes a tumbling stop by stretching his hand out towards the right.
6.4
0
Andre Russell To Ambati Rayudu
Short again on off, guided to point.
6.3
2
Andre Russell To Ambati Rayudu
Short again, Rayudu gets into position early and then pulls it in the gap between fine leg and deep backward square leg for a couple.
6.2
1
Andre Russell To Suresh Raina
Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
The ball has been changed. Probably because of the colour of the ball. Rayudu doesn't seem too pleased with it, so a replacement has been taken.
6.1
1
Andre Russell To Ambati Rayudu
Russell who is bowling his third over on the trot lands it on a length around off, Rayudu taps it towards backward point and takes a run. The fielder scores a direct hit at the striker's end but the batsman is well in.
Strategic time out has been signaled.
Over 6 : 75/1
12 Runs
  • 45.1
  • 65.2
  • 15.3
  • 15.4
  • W 5.5
  • 05.6
S. Raina
0 (1)
A. Rayudu
33 (16)
T. Curran
1-0-12-1
5.6
0
Tom Curran To Suresh Raina
A full yorker on middle, Raina keeps it out. An excellent Powerplay for Chennai, the fans could not have asked for a better start. They are 75/1 after the first 6.
Suresh Raina is in at no. 3!
5.5
W
Tom Curran To Shane Watson OUT!
OUT! Curran has the last laugh. First wicket for him in the Indian T20 League and it is the big one of Watson. He has hit it straight to the man! You just cannot pick out a fielder any better. Short and on middle, Watson rocks back and pulls it. He fails to keep it down and it goes into the hands of Rinku Singh at deep mid-wicket who takes it. A much-needed wicket for Kolkata. A blazing innings by the opener and the 75-run stand has come to an end. 128 more needed in 85 balls.
5.4
1
Tom Curran To Ambati Rayudu
Slower ball, Rayudu plays it towards point for a run. Good batting, respect the good balls and dispatch the bad ones.
5.3
1
Tom Curran To Shane Watson
Overthrow! Bonus runs again! Full and on off, Watson squeezes it towards point. Rayudu thinks about a run but is sent back. The fielder there has a needless shy but misses. The ball goes towards long on and the batsmen now take a run.
5.2
6
Tom Curran To Shane Watson
SIX! Make that 10 from the first two! WOW! Full and it is the slower one. Watson picks it up early and then picks the bones out of the ball and dispatches it over the long off fence.
5.1
4
Tom Curran To Shane Watson
FOUR! Welcome Curran. First ball of the youngster's Indian T20 League is pulled for a boundary. Short and on middle, Watson rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
Tom Curran is into the attack.
Over 5 : 63/0
10 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 24.3
  • 44.4
  • 14.5
  • 14.6
S. Watson
31 (15)
A. Rayudu
32 (15)
A. Russell
2-0-16-0
4.6
1
Andre Russell To Shane Watson
Short again on middle, Watson mistimes his pull towards deep mid-wicket for a run. 10 runs from this over. The run flow continues. 140 more needed from 15.
4.5
1
Andre Russell To Ambati Rayudu
A bounce this time on the body of the batsman. Ambati pulls it towards deep square leg for a run.
4.4
4
Andre Russell To Ambati Rayudu
FOUR! This is clever! He is playing with so much elegance! Short, he maybe was expecting it. Rayudu waits for it and plays the upper cut and it goes into the third man fence.
4.3
2
Andre Russell To Ambati Rayudu
Sloppy from Vinay Kumar! A slower ball by Russell on off, Rayudu pushes it towards mid off. The batsmen go for a run. Kumar there lets the ball through his legs and the batsmen take another.
4.2
1
Andre Russell To Shane Watson
Shorter in length, cramping the batsman for room. Watson helps it around the corner for a run.
4.1
1
Andre Russell To Ambati Rayudu
Short and outside off, Rayudu guides it down to third man for a run.
Over 4 : 53/0
17 Runs
  • 63.1
  • 03.2
  • 63.3
  • 43.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
S. Watson
29 (13)
A. Rayudu
24 (11)
P. Chawla
2-0-31-0
3.6
0
Piyush Chawla To Shane Watson
Flatter on middle, kept out. 17 from this over, 2 overs to go in the Powerplay. What more is in store?
3.5
1
Piyush Chawla To Ambati Rayudu
The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
3.4
4
Piyush Chawla To Ambati Rayudu
FOUR! Now a boundary, 16 from this over already! This one is short and wide outside off, Rayudu rocks back and pierces the gap through covers and it races away. 50 up in quick time and they need another 151.
3.3
6
Piyush Chawla To Ambati Rayudu
SIX! This is for me the shot of the game! How easy did he make that look and trust me, this is one of the toughest shots to play in the game. Chawla tosses it up on off, Rayudu goes inside out with the turn. He lofts it and it goes over the cover fence for another biggie.
3.2
0
Piyush Chawla To Ambati Rayudu
Flatter this time by Chawla on the stumps, Rayudu tries to keep it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
3.1
6
Piyush Chawla To Ambati Rayudu
SIX! CLEAN AS A WHISTLE! Chennai on the charge! A little shimmy down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and sends it sailing over the bowler's head for a biggie. Game on!
Over 3 : 36/0
6 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 02.5
  • 12.6
A. Rayudu
7 (6)
S. Watson
29 (12)
A. Russell
1-0-6-0
2.6
1
Andre Russell To Ambati Rayudu
A single to end. 167 more needed in 17 overs. He flicks this ball through square leg for a run.
2.5
0
Andre Russell To Ambati Rayudu
Once again Rayudu gives the charge and goes for a loose cut but misses.
2.4
4
Andre Russell To Ambati Rayudu
FOUR! This was very well played! But a poor ball by Russell. Rayudu walks across the stumps. Andre goes for the yorker but misses. It ends up being a full toss and Rayudu flicks it through backward square leg for a boundary.
2.3
0
Andre Russell To Ambati Rayudu
Swings but misses! Rayudu comes down the track and swings blindly. He however, connects with thin air.
2.2
1
Andre Russell To Shane Watson
On middle, Watson pushes it towards mid on for a quick run.
2.1
0
Andre Russell To Shane Watson
PEACH! Russell comes running in and lands it on a length around off, it zips off the surface and also bounces a touch more. Watson tries to defend but gets beaten.
Andre Russell is into the attack.
Over 2 : 30/0
14 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 51.2
  • 11.3
  • 01.4
  • 61.5
  • 11.6
S. Watson
28 (10)
A. Rayudu
2 (2)
P. Chawla
1-0-14-0
1.6
1
Piyush Chawla To Shane Watson
The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
1.5
6
Piyush Chawla To Shane Watson
SIX! It has been a carnage today! First by Russell and now by Watson. What a start for Chennai this is. Chawla floats this one up, not a good idea on this wicket. Watson goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
1.4
0
Piyush Chawla To Shane Watson
Fires it on off, Watson defends it off the back foot.
1.3
1
Piyush Chawla To Ambati Rayudu
Comes down the track and eases it to mid on for a run.
1.2
5
Piyush Chawla To Shane Watson
FIVE RUNS! OVERTHROWS! Things just keep getting better for Chennai here. It is the captain who is the culprit! Quicker and on middle, Watson plays it beside the pitch and they go for a run. Karthik is quick to the ball and fires a wayward throw to the non-striker's end. There is no one backing up and it goes to the fence.
1.1
1
Piyush Chawla To Ambati Rayudu
Starts off with a wrong one on off, Rayudu guides it towards short third man and runs a single. He says over to you Watson, it is your job to hit the big ones.
Piyush Chawla to bowl from the other end.
Over 1 : 16/0
16 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 20.3
  • 40.4
  • 60.5
  • 40.6
S. Watson
16 (6)
A. Rayudu
0 (0)
V. Kumar
1-0-16-0
0.6
4
Vinay Kumar To Shane Watson
FOUR! It gets even better! 16 from it! On a length and outside off, Watson leans into it and drives it through covers for another boundary. Kolkata scored 18 from their first, Chennai have 16.
0.5
6
Vinay Kumar To Shane Watson
SIX! Watson on the charge! They are going from the outset! A full ball this time, this is right in the zone. Watson tonks it over the long on fence for half a dozen. Superb start for Chennai.
0.4
4
Vinay Kumar To Shane Watson
FOUR! First boundary for this innings! Short and on middle, a nothing bouncer. Watson pulls it fine, beats the short fine leg fielder and fetches a boundary.
0.3
2
Vinay Kumar To Shane Watson
Chennai are underway! Shorter in length and outside off, Watson rocks back and punches it through covers. He, however, does not time it that well and collects two.
0.2
0
Vinay Kumar To Shane Watson
Close shave! This one was on a shorter length around off, Watson goes for the pull but the ball is not that short. He misses and it goes just over the off pole.
0.1
0
Vinay Kumar To Shane Watson
A little movement for the bowler. A good start. He gets this one to shape back in after pitching on middle. Watson tries to nudge it on the leg side but the ball hits him high on the pads.
We are back for the chase! 203 is what is needed, a massive task is what awaits the home side. They would hope for Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson to provide them with a good start. Vinay Kumar will open the bowling for Kolkata. Here we go...
20 OV
19 Runs
V. Kumar to D. Bravo & R. Jadeja
  • 7 NB 19.1
  • 219.1
  • 119.2
  • 1 WD 19.3
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • 619.5
19 OV
10 Runs
T. Curran to S. Billings & R. Jadeja & D. Bravo
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 618.3
  • W 18.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
18 OV
15 Runs
A. Russell to S. Billings & R. Jadeja
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 617.3
  • 617.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
9 Runs
P. Chawla to MS Dhoni & S. Billings & R. Jadeja
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 1 WD 16.3
  • W 16.3
  • 116.4
  • 416.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
7 Runs
S. Narine to MS Dhoni & S. Billings
  • 115.1
  • 215.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 1 LB 15.5
  • 215.6
15 OV
17 Runs
T. Curran to MS Dhoni & S. Billings
  • 114.1
  • 214.2
  • 614.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 614.6
14 OV
16 Runs
K. Yadav to MS Dhoni & S. Billings
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 413.3
  • 613.4
  • 1 WD 13.5
  • 113.5
  • 2 LB 13.6
13 OV
9 Runs
P. Chawla to MS Dhoni & S. Billings
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 412.3
  • 212.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
12 OV
3 Runs
S. Narine to MS Dhoni & S. Raina & S. Billings
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • W 11.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
11 OV
10 Runs
K. Yadav to S. Raina & MS Dhoni
  • 110.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 610.6
10 OV
4 Runs
S. Narine to MS Dhoni & S. Raina
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
9 OV
3 Runs
K. Yadav to A. Rayudu & S. Raina & MS Dhoni
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • W 8.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
8 OV
4 Runs
S. Narine to S. Raina & A. Rayudu
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
7 OV
4 Runs
A. Russell to A. Rayudu & S. Raina
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 26.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
12 Runs
T. Curran to S. Watson & A. Rayudu & S. Raina
  • 45.1
  • 65.2
  • 15.3
  • 15.4
  • W 5.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
10 Runs
A. Russell to A. Rayudu & S. Watson
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 24.3
  • 44.4
  • 14.5
  • 14.6
4 OV
17 Runs
P. Chawla to A. Rayudu & S. Watson
  • 63.1
  • 03.2
  • 63.3
  • 43.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
6 Runs
A. Russell to S. Watson & A. Rayudu
  • 02.1
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 02.5
  • 12.6
2 OV
14 Runs
P. Chawla to A. Rayudu & S. Watson
  • 11.1
  • 51.2
  • 11.3
  • 01.4
  • 61.5
  • 11.6
1 OV
16 Runs
V. Kumar to S. Watson
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 20.3
  • 40.4
  • 60.5
  • 40.6
Match Info
  • Series Indian Premier League 2018
  • Venue MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets
  • Player of the Match Sam Billings
  • Umpire Chris Gaffaney (NZ), Anil Chaudhary (IND) and Nand Kishore (IND)
  • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
Match Notes
  • C Lynn dropped on 6 by D Chahar in 1.4 overs
  • Kolkata 51/1 in 5.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 64/2
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 80/3 in 8.1 overs
  • Kolkata 101/5 in 11.3 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 138/5 in 16.0 overs
  • Kolkata 150/5 in 16.4 overs
  • A Russell T20 fifty: 53 runs in 26 balls (1x4) (6x6)
  • Referral 1 (17.4 ovs): D Karthik against CHE (LBW) Unsuccessful (CHE: 1, KOL: 1) (Retained
  • Chennai 52/0 in 3.4 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Chennai 75/1
  • Strategic Time-out: Chennai 75/1 in 6.0 overs
  • S Raina dropped on 6 by T Curran in 10.1 overs
  • Chennai 100/2 in 10.6 overs
  • Referral 1 (11.1 ovs): KOL against MS Dhoni (LBW) Unsuccessful (CHE: 1, KOL: 0)
  • S Billings dropped on 9 by R Uthappa in 14.2 overs
  • Chennai 150/3 in 15.5 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Chennai 152/3 in 16.0 overs
  • S Billings T20 fifty: 50 runs in 21 balls (2x4) (4x6)
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Stats
Player Teams Runs Avg.
Kane Williamson SRH 735 52.50
Rishabh Pant DEL 684 52.61
Lokesh Rahul KXIP 659 54.91
Ambati Rayudu CHE 602 43.00
Shane Watson CHE 555 39.64
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Andrew Tye KXIP 24 8.00
Rashid Khan SRH 21 6.73
Siddarth Kaul SRH 21 8.28
Umesh Yadav BLR 20 7.86
Hardik Pandya MUM 18 8.92

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