Shubman Gill (57*) and Dinesh Karthik (45*) played stellar knocks to help Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets in their Indian Premier League clash on Thursday at the Eden Gardens. Chasing 178 to win, Chris Lynn (12) gave KKR a solid start against CSK after he hit two sixes in the very first over. Lynn was however dismissed in the first over itself by Lungi Ngidi. Sunil Narine (32) continued KKR's charge as he hit two sixes and four boundaries before getting dismissed in the seventh over. Robin Uthappa (6) yet again failed to get going and was back to the pavilion off KM Asif's ball. Both Shubman and Karthik led the run-chase and kept the run-rate going. Harbhajan Singh (1/20) was the only economical bowler for CSK. Ngidi and Ravindra Jadeja shared a wicket apiece for Chennai. (SCORECARD)
Earlier, Chennai rode on a valiant 25-ball 43 run knock by MS Dhoni who helped them reach 177/5 against Kolkata in their IPL clash on Thursday. Shane Watson (36) and Faf du Plessis (27) gave the visitors a decent start. However, after Du Plessis' departure, KKR took control of the game. Suresh Raina (31) and Ambati Rayadu (21) got starts but could not convert it into big scores. Narine was the pick of the bowlers for KKR as he finished with bowling figures of 2/20 in 4 overs. Piyush Chawla also took two wickets but was slightly expensive.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (C), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan, David Willey.
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India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.
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