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April 20, 2013


23:07   - Scorecard

BANGALORE WIN BY 7 WICKETS!!!

Bangalore 123-3 (17.5 overs) vs Rajasthan 117


Trivedi to bowl the 18th over. The first ball is short and Tiwary pulls it over midwicket for a four and two balls later repeats the dose for another boundary to bring up the 50-run partnership from 51 balls.

Gayle ends it in his trademark fashion clubbing the last ball straight down the ground for a six. The left-hander finishes on 49 from 44 balls and Tiwary on 25 from 29 balls.

Bangalore cruise to an easy seven-wicket victory with 13 balls to spare.
23:02  - Scorecard

Bangalore 108-3 (17 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

Chandila will bowl his final over. Two singles from the first three balls before Gayle paddles it fine for a couple before two more singles to end the over.

10 runs needed from three overs for victory.
23:00  - Scorecard

Bangalore 102-3 (16 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

Faulkner comes back to bowl his fourth and final over. Bangalore are content not to take any unnecessary as they collect four singles in that over.

Gayle is 39 from 40 balls and seems determined to be there at the end, while Tiwary is on 14 from 22 balls.
22:54  - Scorecard

Bangalore 98-3 (15 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

Gayle on strike to Chandila as the crowd start chanting "We want a six, we want a six!" but the West Indian is content to take a single to long-on.

Chandila bowls three dot balls to Tiwary, he is on five from 15 balls. The left-hander breaks the shackles as he jumps down the track and lofts it over long-off for a six followed by a single.

After 15 overs, RCB are 98 for three, needing 20 runs from 30 balls for victory.
22:51  - Scorecard

Bangalore 90-3 (14 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

Gayle flicks Trivedi behind square on the leg side for two runs before he pulls the next ball to deep midwicket for one. Tiwary also gets one from the next ball followed by two dot balls to Gayle, who retains strike with a single from the last ball.
22:46  - Scorecard

Bangalore 85-3 (13 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

Off-spinner Ajit Chandila back into the attack for his second spell. Gayle defends the first ball back to the bowler before taking one on the leg side and Tiwary also does the same off the next ball.

Gayle defends the next two balls as the crowd inside the stadium start to get impatient. The left-hander takes a single from the last ball to retain strike.
22:44  - Scorecard

Bangalore 82-3 (12 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

Tiwary is one from seven balls. He chips down the track to Trivedi and pulls a short ball to deep midwicket for just a single. Gayle gets a leg bye from the next ball before the two batsmen pick a single each.

Tiwary then watchfully plays out the last two balls as Trivedi concedes just four runs in his second over.
22:42  - Scorecard

Bangalore 78-3 (11 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

Tait is struggling with his line today. He slides one down the leg side as Gayle clips it fine for four leg byes before he bowls a wide to Tiwary.

The last ball is also down the leg side and Gayle helps himself to another four to take his score to 29 from 25 balls.

RCB in control at 78 for three in 11 overs, with 40 needed from 54 balls for victory.
22:34  - Scorecard

Bangalore 67-3 (10 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

Watson and Faulkner have bowled five overs between them, taking three wickets for 28 runs.

Faulkner, who has bowled three overs, makes way for Siddharth Trivedi, who starts with two wides down the leg side to Gayle.

Gayle picks a single from the next delivery Trivedi bowls five dot balls in a row to new batsman Saurabh Tiwary.

At the halfway stage, RCB are 67 for three, with Gayle on 24 from 21 balls. They need 51 runs from the last 10 overs for victory.
22:31   - Scorecard

Bangalore 64-3 (9 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

AB de Villiers flicks the third ball from Watson behind square on the leg side for two runs before smashing the fifth ball through the covers for a four.

Watson then bags the key wicket of AB de Villiers, who tried to chip it over the cover region but failed to get proper timing and was caught at mid-off for seven.

Rajasthan still in the hunt as RCB are reduced to 64 for three in nine overs.
22:22  - Scorecard

Bangalore 58-2 (8 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

Faulkner then bags the key wicket of Bangalore captain Virat Kohli, who inside edges the slower ball to be bowled for 1.

Bangalore still in control at 57 for two in the eighth over with Gayle still out in the middle on 23 from 20 balls.
22:20   - Scorecard

Bangalore 53-1 (7 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

And we have a surprise now as Shane Watson comes on to bowl, for the first time in 2013 in any form of cricket.

Gayle welcomes him by smashing the first ball powerfully over the cover region for a four.

But Watson gets the first wicket of Rajasthan as Dilshan is caught behind for 25 as he tries to steer it to the thirdman region.

Good start from Watson, taking the wicket of Dilshan while giving away only five runs.

22:12  - Scorecard

Bangalore 48-0 (6 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

Faulkner comes up with a good over to keep Gayle and Dilshan quiet in his second over, conceding just two singles in that over.
22:10  - Scorecard

Bangalore 46-0 (5 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

Dilshan continues to find the boundaries. Once again he makes full use of a delivery on his pads flicking Tait through the square leg region for his fifth boundary.

Tait then makes it worse for Rajasthan as he attempts a short delivery but it goes down the leg side to give away five wides.

The last ball is also drifting down the pads as Gayle helps it round the corner for another boundary.

Bangalore in control at 46 for no loss after five overs. Dilshan has raced to 24 from 16 balls, while Gayle is on 15 from 14 balls.
22:03  - Scorecard

Bangalore 31-0 (4 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

James Faulkner into the attack now. Dilshan is beaten off the first ball and he defends the next one before clipping the third ball past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.

He smashes the last ball to point where Rahane fails to stop it for another boundary.

10 runs from that over as RCB are off and running at 31 for no loss after four overs.


22:01  - Scorecard

Bangalore 21-0 (3 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

Chandila is off after just one over as Tait is introduced into the attack and he starts with a wide. Gayle slaps the next delivery through the covers for a boundary before he is beaten outside the off-stump.

Tait then slips it down the leg side for another four before he is beaten yet again by an express delivery. Gayle and Dilshan pick a single each as Tait gives eight runs in his first over. 
21:54  - Scorecard

Bangalore 13-0 (2 overs) vs Rajasthan 117

Sreesanth to bowl the second over as Rajasthan hold back Shaun Tait. Gayle turns the first ball on the leg side for one before Sreesanth beats Dilshan with a perfect outswinger, which does enough to beat the bat.

Sreesanth then errs with his line as he pitches on the pads as Dilshan clips it behind square on the leg side for a four. He then flicks the next delivery through midwicket for another boundary.
21:52  - Scorecard

Bangalore 4-0 (1 over) vs Rajasthan 117

Bangalore's dangerous opening duo of Tillakaratne Dilshan and Chris Gayle walk out to bat.

A bold move by Dravid asking Ajit Chandila to bowl the first over. Dilshan drives the second ball to mid-off for one before Gayle slaps it past point where Rahane fails to stop it cleanly for two runs and takes one from the last ball to end the over.

21:32   - Scorecard

Rajasthan 117 all out (19.4 overs) vs Bangalore


Rampaul ends the Rajasthan innings in the next over as Siddharth Trivedi spoons a simple catch to RP Singh at thirdman.

Rajasthan are bowled out for 117 in 19.4 overs.

Nine wickets shared between the four seamers with RP Singh and Vinay taking each, while Murali Kartik took one wicket.

Rajasthan were looking steady at 97 for three at one stage in the 15th over before collapsing in the last few overs. They lost seven wickets for 20 runs in the space of 30 deliveries to lose the plot with the bat.
21:30   - Scorecard

Rajasthan 114-9 (19 overs) vs Bangalore


The procession continues for Rajasthan and this time it is the turn of Shaun Tait to walk back. He misses a full toss from RP Singh to be bowled for one as Rajasthan's collapse continues.

RP concedes two runs in his final over to finish with superb figures of three for 13 in four overs.
21:22   - Scorecard

Rajasthan 112-8 (18 overs) vs Bangalore


Vinay Kumar continues his wicket ways. This time he gets the wicket of S Sreesanth who is trapped leg before wicket with a full delivery for a duck.

Two runs in that over as Vinay finishes with excellent figures of three for 18 in four overs.
21:18   - Scorecard

Rajasthan 110-7 (17 overs) vs Bangalore


RP Singh comes back and he also gets a wicket in that over. Faulkner tries to heave it on the leg side but is caught by Rampaul at long-on for three as Rajasthan continue to lose wickets.

Three balls later RP Singh gets another wicket as Yagnik tries to loft it over the off-side but does not get enough elevation to be caught at mid-off for five.

RP Singh gets two wickets for two runs in that over as Rajasthan slip to 110 for seven in 17 overs.
21:15  - Scorecard

Rajasthan 108-5 (16 overs) vs Bangalore


Hodge smashes the first ball from Vinay through the cover region for a boundary but falls off the very next ball.

Hodge tries to run it down to thirdman but the extra bounce does him in as he gets an edge and is caught behind by wicketkeeper Karthik for 13.

James Faulkner steers it past point for a couple and then takes a single.

Seven runs from that over as Vinay's figures read two for 16 in three overs.
21:12   - Scorecard

Rajasthan 101-4 (15 overs) vs Bangalore


Dravid chips down the track and tries to loft it down the ground but gets an insdie edge for two runs behind the wicket. He pulls the next ball perfectly in the gap through midwicket for a boundary before Kartik gets his wicket off the next ball.

Dravid tries to loft it down the ground but ends up holing out a simple catch to Rampaul at long-on.

Dravid walks back after scoring 35 from 31 balls, having hit five fours.

New batsman Dishant Yagnik chips down the track and lofts it through midwicket to get off the mark with a four.
21:02  - Scorecard

Rajasthan 90-3 (14 overs) vs Bangalore


Unadkat will finish off here. He also maintains a good line and length giving away just three singles in the first four balls before Dravid chips down the track and smashes it back past the bowler for a four.

Bangalore have kept it tight conceding just 30 runs in the last five overs while taking a wicket.
20:57  - Scorecard

Rajasthan 81-3 (13 overs) vs Bangalore


Kartik will continue as Bangalore look to build up the pressure and force the RR batsmen into a mistake.

Hodge flicks the first ball on the leg side for one before Dravid rocks back and punches it through midwicket for a four and then takes one to long-on.

Hodge defends two balls in a row before taking single from the last ball.
20:53   - Scorecard

Rajasthan 74-3 (12 overs) vs Bangalore


Unadkat replaces Vinay, who bowled two good overs in his first spell during which he also claimed the key wicket of Binny.

Unadkat continues to dry up the boundaries as Dravid and Hodge pick up two singles each in that over.
20:53   - Scorecard

Rajasthan 70-3 (11 overs) vs Bangalore


New batsman Brad Hodge is off the mark with a single off Kartik to long-on followed by a single to Dravid at deep midwicket.

A good tight comeback from Karthik as he concedes just four runs after being hit for 13 in his first over.
20:45  - Scorecard

Rajasthan 66-3 (10 overs) vs Bangalore


Binny continues to find the boundaries as he heaves it over midwicket for a four and then steers it to thirdman for one.

Dravid is content to play second fiddle and takes the single to hand back the strike to Binny.

Vinay checks Rajasthan's progress with the wicket of Binny, who top edges the pull shot and is caught by wicketkeeper Arun Karthik, who runs back and holds on to a tough catch.

Binny walks back after a quick innings of 33 from 20 balls, having hit four boundaries and a six.
20:43  - Scorecard

Rajasthan 60-2 (9 overs) vs Bangalore


Binny looking to target left-arm spinner Murali Kartik. He charges down the track off the first ball and hits it wide of long-on for a couple before smashing next one through the covers for a boundary.

Three balls later Binny slog sweeps it over midwicket for a six as Kartik concedes 13 runs in his first over.
20:35  - Scorecard

Rajasthan 47-2 (8 overs) vs Bangalore


Binny looking to break the shackles as he smashes a short ball from Unadkat through the covers for a boundary and then steers a short ball past point for a couple.

Unadkat drops one short against Dravid, who pulls it past midwicket for a boundary.

13 runs from that over as Rajasthan recover to 47 for two after eight overs. Dravid is on 12 from 16 balls, while Binny has made 15 from 10 balls.


20:32  - Scorecard

Rajasthan 34-2 (7 overs) vs Bangalore


Vinay Kumar comes into the attack now. He makes a good start as he concedes just three singles in his first over as Rajasthan reach 34 for two after seven overs.
20:26   - Scorecard

Rajasthan 31-2 (6 overs) vs Bangalore


Left-armer Jaidev Unadkat comes into the attack now. He strikes in his very first over with the wicket of Rahane, who is foxed by the slower ball and spoons a simple catch to Dilshan at point for 14.

We have two Karnataka batsmen out in the middle as Stuart Binny comes in to join Dravid. He smashes a short delivery from Unadkat through the covers for a four to get off the mark.
20:22  - Scorecard

Rajasthan 25-1 (5 overs) vs Bangalore


Rampaul will bowl his third over. He continues to build up the pressure with three more dot balls to Dravid, who finally gets one away as he swats it on the leg side for a boundary to get off the mark from the eighth delivery he has faced.

Rahane continues the recovery as he lofts Rampaul over mid-off for the first six of the match.

11 runs from that over as Rajasthan reach 25 for one after five overs.
20:19  - Scorecard

Rajasthan 14-1 (4 overs) vs Bangalore


Rahane breaks the shackles as he lofts RP Singh over mid-on for a boundary following two dot balls to start the over. But RP Singh keeps it tight for the rest of the over giving away just four runs in that over.
20:18   - Scorecard

Rajasthan 10-1 (3 overs) vs Bangalore


Rampaul claimed the first breakthrough for Bangalore with the wicket of Watson. The right-hander tried to hit over the off-side but was caught by Murali Kartik at mid-off who took a well judged catch.

Rahul Dravid walks out to a huge cheer from his beloved fans at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.

Four dot deliveries to Dravid as Rampaul bowls a wicket maiden with Rajasthan struggling at 10 for one after three overs.
20:10  - Scorecard

Rajasthan 10-0 (2 overs) vs Bangalore


Left-armer RP Singh to bowl the second over. Watson again defends the first two balls before taking a quick single to midwicket as he has to dive to make his crease and beat the direct hit from Kohli.

Rahane gets off the mark with a cracking boundary as he smashes a short delivery from RP Singh through the covers.
20:05  - Scorecard

Rajasthan 5-0 (1 over) vs Bangalore


Shane Watson starts off in some style as he flicks the first ball from Ravi Rampaul past the short fine leg fielder for a four. Watson defends the next two balls before he gets one past point for a single.

Ajinkya Rahane also defends the last two balls with utmost care as just five runs come from the first over.
19:53   Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bowl against Rajasthan Royals in the 27th match of the IPL in Bangalore, on Saturday.

Bangalore made a couple of changes to their team with Tillakaratne Dilshan coming in for Andrew McDonald, while pacer RP Singh replaced Lokesh Rahul.

Rajasthan added a couple of fast bowlers to their team. Fast bowler Shaun Tait made his comeback in place of Kevon Cooper, while S Sreesanth was included in place of Ankeet Chavan.
19:52   - Scorecard

CHENNAI WIN BY 4 WICKETS!!!

Chennai 124-6 (19.1 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Pathan to bowl the last over. Jadeja ends it in emphatic fashion clubbing it over the leg side for a huge six to carry his team to victory.

Jadeja finishes on 36 not out from 14 balls, hitting three fours and three sixes, as Chennai win by four wickets with five deliveries to spare.

Jadeja and Bravo turned it on in some style as they put on an unbroken stand of 35 runs from 2.2 overs with Bravo contributing seven of those.

Kolkata slip to their fourth defeat in the tournament in six matches to slip to seventh in the standings, while Chennai rise to third with four wins from six games.
19:52   - Scorecard

Chennai 118-6 (19 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Kallis to bowl the 19th over. He starts with a full toss which Jadeja hits through the cover region for a boundary. The next ball is short as Jadeja pulls it on the leg side where Pathan drops an easy chance on the fine leg boundary to give away a boundary as Jadeja race to 28 from 11 balls, with three fours and two sixes.

Bravo then pulls the slower bouncer past the short fine leg fielder for the third four of the over. CSK have turned it on in the last few overs as they have scored 46 runs from the last 22 balls.

Two more singles as CSK need two runs from the last over for victory.
19:52   - Scorecard

Chennai 103-6 (18 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Narine comes on to bowl his final over. Dwayne Bravo takes a single from the first ball before Jadeja hits a full delivery back over the bowler's head for a six to take CSK past 100.

He takes a leg bye from the fourth delivery followed by two more singles from the last two balls.

10 runs from Narine's last over who finishes with one for 20 in four overs.
19:52   - Scorecard

Chennai 93-6 (17 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Jadeja goes on the attack against Balaji as he comes down the pitch and lofts it high over long-on for a huge six. He then hits a full toss to the fielder at cover but they still run across for a quick single.

Two more singles before Hussey chips down the track and lofts one straight into the hands of the fielder at deep square leg.

Hussey is dismissed after a steady innings of 40 from 51 balls as Chennai lose their sixth wicket, with 31 needed from 19 balls.

The last ball is short as Jadeja pulls it fine on the leg side for a four to make it 27 needed from three overs for victory.
19:52   - Scorecard

Chennai 80-5 (16 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Hussey hits Kallis down to long-off for one. Badrinath is beaten by the slower delivery as he tries a wild swing at it before he is bowled off the next ball. Badrinath, who made six from 13 balls, tried to paddle it fine but missed the full delivery which crashed into his stumps.

New man Ravindra Jadeja immediately gets off the mark with a single. Hussey then pulls a short ball over midwicket for a six to bring some relief to his camp and gets two runs from the last ball as he tries another pull shot to take his score to 40 from 49 balls.

Chennai need 40 runs from four overs for victory.
19:52   - Scorecard

Chennai 70-4 (15 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Narine comes back for his second spell. He claimed one for seven in his first spell of two overs.

Badrinath and Hussey took a single each from the first two balls before the Indian right-hander inside edged the fourth ball for a single on the leg side.

Hussey takes a single from the last ball to retain strike.

Chennai need 50 runs from last five overs for victory. Hussey is on 31 from 46 balls, while Badrinath is on six from 11 balls.
19:52   - Scorecard

Chennai 66-4 (14 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Chennai's hopes rest big time on the experienced Hussey, who steers it to thirdman where a fumble from Balaji gives them two followed by a single to long-on.

Tiwary comes up with a good diving stop at point but Badrinath still gets a single followed by two more runs as six come from that over.
19:52   - Scorecard

Chennai 60-4 (13 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Bhatia comes back to bowl his second over as Gambhir continues to rotate his bowlers. Badrinath defends the first ball before taking a single from the next, while Hussey takes a single from the third ball.

Two more singles from the last three balls as Kolkata continue to build the pressure. It's been nearly five overs since the last boundary was hit.
19:51   - Scorecard

Chennai 56-4 (12 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Jacques Kallis comes into the attack now. Dhoni takes a single from the first ball before he is run out two balls later. Hussey taps it on the leg side as Dhoni backs up too far and Morgan at midwicket is aware to the situation and gets a direct hit to run out the Chennai captain for nine.

S Badrinath takes a single from the last ball to get off the mark.

Chennai in trouble at 56 for four in 12 overs, with 64 needed from 48 deliveries for victory.
19:51   - Scorecard

Chennai 53-3 (11 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Balaji comes back for his second spell. Both Dhoni and Hussey play him watchfully as they take five singles from that over. The two experienced players will be looking to build a partnership before taking some risks.
19:51   - Scorecard

Chennai 48-3 (10 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


All-rounder Rajat Bhatia comes into the attack now. Hussey drives the first to long-off for one and MS Dhoni is the off the mark with a single on the off-side and Hussey does the same.

Dhoni then gets one past the off-side field as Balaji makes a save on the point boundary for three runs before singles from the last two balls.

Chennai get eight runs in that over to reach 48 for three after 10 overs. They need 72 from 10 overs for victory.
19:51   - Scorecard

Chennai 40-3 (9 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Part-timer Pathan comes into the attack after two overs from Narine. Hussey quietly collects a single on the leg side before Raina plays two dot balls. He then clips the fourth ball to fine leg for a single and Hussey drives it down to long-on for one.

Raina then gives his wicket away as he holes out to Narine at long-on to be dismissed for seven.

Pathan strikes in his first over to leave Chennai in trouble at 40 for three in nine overs.
19:51   - Scorecard

Chennai 37-2 (8 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Senanayake will finish off his spell as Kolkata continue to look for wickets. And he strikes in his final over with the wicket of Vijay, who tries to play the sweep but is trapped leg before wicket for two.

Chennai in trouble at 31 for two in the eighth over, needing 89 from 76 balls for victory.

New batsman Suresh Raina steps down the wicket but hits it gently to the fielder in the covers. He then goes back and across and flicks it on the leg side to get a couple.

Raina then opens the face of the bat and steers it past the short thirdman fielder for a four.

Senanayake has finished his spell to end with one for 18 in four overs.


19:51   - Scorecard

Chennai 30-1 (7 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Hussey getting bogged down as he plays another dot balls from Narine before taking a single from the third delivery to deep midwicket.

Two singles from the last two balls before Vijay is hit on the pads by one that turned but the umpire rules it not out.

Just three runs from that over as CSK reach 30 for one in seven overs.

Hussey is on 15 from 25 balls and Vijay on two.
19:51   - Scorecard

Chennai 27-1 (6 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Senanayake bowls a good tight over to Hussey who is unable to get a run from the first five balls. He avoids the maiden over as he takes a single from the last ball to thirdman.

Just 15 runs from the last four overs bowled by the two mystery spinners.
19:50   - Scorecard

Chennai 26-1 (5 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Kolkata are desperate for wickets as they bring on their premier spinner Sunil Narine into the attack.

Ashwin takes a single from the first ball to take his score to 11 and Hussey taps it on the leg side for one.

Narine makes the first breakthrough for KKR as Ashwin hits one straight into the hands of Senanayake at midwicket.

Chennai's gamble of getting Ashwin to open has not worked as he walks back for 11 from 13 balls.

New batsman Murali Vijay takes single from the first ball to get off the mark.

Four runs from Narine's first over.
19:50   - Scorecard

Chennai 22-0 (4 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Senanayake will continue from round the wicket. Ashwin hits the first ball to midwicket before he makes room but is unable to force it through the off-side.

Ashwin then chips down the track and taps it on the leg side for another dot ball followed by another one as Ashwin again struggles to get it away.

Ashwin breaks the shackles as he gets down on one knee and sweeps it over square leg for a much-needed boundary. He gets a leading edge from the last ball and takes a single to retain strike.
19:50   - Scorecard

Chennai 17-0 (3 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Hussey smashes a wide delivery from Balaji through the covers for a boundary. Balaji then bowls a wide as he fails to control the slower ball but manages to keep Hussey quiet for the rest of the over.
19:50   - Scorecard

Chennai 12-0 (2 overs) vs Kolkata 119-9


Sachithra Senanayake comes on to bowl the second over. Hussey despatches a full delivery through the covers to get his first boundary and takes a single from the fifth ball.
19:50   - Scorecard

Chennai 7-0 (1 over) vs Kolkata 119-9


Chennai also suprise many by sending R Ashwin to open the batting along with Mike Hussey.

Balaji to bowl the first over. Three runs from the first four balls before Ashwin chips down the track and flicks it through the leg side for a four.

Hussey survives a run out chance off the last ball. The Australian was sent back as he tried for a single but the fielder at midwicket missed the direct hit.
19:50   - Scorecard

Kolkata 119-9 (20 overs) vs Chennai

A good performance by the Chennai bowlers to bring their team back after a good start from Kolkata, who were looking good at one stage at 46 for no loss in the sixth over.

Two runs out the start crippled KKR, who were then unable to negotiate the Chennai spin duo of Ashwin and Jadeja. They took one for 21 and three for 20 respectively as Chennai took control in the middle overs.

Openers Gambhir and Yusuf scored 25 each but none of the other batsmen managed to get past the 20-run mark.
19:50   - Scorecard

Kolkata 119-9 (20 overs) vs Chennai

Morris to bowl the final over of the innings. Senanayake cuts the second ball over point for a single before Balaji lofts it back over the bowler for a couple.

Balaji then tries to play the paddle sweep but misses out and then taps a full toss on the leg side.

Senanayake also misses out on the full toss and mistimes it back to the bowler on the bounce.

Kolkata end up on 119 for nine in their 20 overs.
19:49   - Scorecard

Kolkata 115-9 (19 overs) vs Chennai

Balaji flicks the second ball from Morkel on the leg side for one to get off the mark and Senanayake takes one from the next ball. Balaji then lofts it over midwicket for a four followed by a single to deep square leg and Senanayake collects a single from the last ball.

19:49   - Scorecard

Kolkata 107-9 (18 overs) vs Chennai

Narine brings the crowd back to life as he swings Jadeja over midwicket for his second six. But Jadeja gets his revenge off the next ball as Narine tries another big shot on the leg side but holes out to Mohit at deep midwicket to be dismissed for 13 from six balls.

Jadeja finishes with excellent figures of three for 20 in four overs.
19:49   - Scorecard

Kolkata 100-8 (17 overs) vs Chennai

Sachithra Senanayake takes a single to the thirdman region for one. Sunil Narine slog sweeps the fourth ball over midwicket for a six followed by singles from the last two balls.

Ashwin finishes with wonderful figures of two for 21 in four overs.


19:49   - Scorecard

Kolkata 91-8 (16 overs) vs Chennai

And it is now the turn of Jadeja to get among the wickets as Bhatia chips one back to the bowler to be dismissed for one from 10 balls.

Kolkata have slipped to 90 for seven, having lost their last seven wickets for 44 runs.

And two balls later Jadeja gets the wicket of Shukla, who tries to sweep but misses and is trapped leg before wicket for one.

Two runs and two wickets for Jadeja in that over.

Jadeja and Ashwin have taken four for 15 in six overs between them.
19:49   - Scorecard

Kolkata 89-6 (15 overs) vs Chennai

Tiwary then throws his wicket way as he comes down the track to Ashwin and holes out to Mohit at deep midwicket after scoring 13 from 18 balls.

Ashwin giving the ball lot of air and getting some purchase from the track as Laxmi Ratan Shukla defends the rest of the over.

A maiden wicket over for Ashwin, whose figures now read two for 12 in three overs.
19:48   - Scorecard

Kolkata 89-5 (14 overs) vs Chennai

Tiwary decides to attack Jadeja but mistimes his hit on the leg side for a couple to deep midwicket followed by a single.

Rajat Bhatia gets one from the next ball before Tiwary flicks it on the leg side for another couple and ends the over with a single.
19:48   - Scorecard

Kolkata 82-5 (13 overs) vs Chennai

Ashwin strikes in his second over, with the wicket of Das, who falls leg before wicket for 19. He slog swept the second ball of that over high over the midwicket fence for a fence but Ashwin got his revenge two balls later.

Das shuffled across his stumps and tried to sweep Ashwin but missed and was given out LBW. KKR are 82 for five in the 13th over.
19:48   - Scorecard

Kolkata 73-4 (12 overs) vs Chennai

Another bowling for CSK as all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack now. Two singles from the first two balls as KKR look to build a partnership in the middle overs.

Tiwary taps it on the leg side and goes for a quick single, he is lucky that Jadeja missed with the direct hit or else KKR would have lost another wicket. And the two KKR batsmen repeat it off the last ball as Jadeja again misses the direct hit.
19:48   - Scorecard

Kolkata 68-4 (11 overs) vs Chennai

Off-spinner R Ashwin into the attack now. Tiwary hits the first ball on the off-side for a single. Three dot balls to Das before he pulls a short ball to mid-on for a single and Tiwary takes one from the last ball to sweeper cover for one as just three runs come from Ashwin's first over.
19:48   - Scorecard

Kolkata 65-4 (10 overs) vs Chennai

Bravo keeping it simple and confusing the batsmen with good mix of pace. Just two singles from the first five balls before Das breaks the shackles with a six over long-on as KKR reach 65 for four after 10 overs.
19:48   - Scorecard

Kolkata 57-4 (9 overs) vs Chennai

With two batsmen out in the middle in the form of Manoj Tiwary and Debabrata Das, Dhoni brings back young Mohit Sharma as he tries to finish off his quota of overs.

Tiwary defends the first two balls before steering it to thirdman for one and Das takes one from the fifth ball as just two runs come from that over.
19:48   - Scorecard

Kolkata 55-4 (8 overs) vs Chennai

Dwayne Bravo strikes in his very first over with the wicket of Morgan, who holes out on the leg side to Sir Ravindra Jadeja to be dismissed for two.

Kolkata have lost their last three wickets for four runs in the space of 12 balls.

Bravo then drifts down the leg side as Pathan flicks it fine for a boundary.

However, KKR lose another wicket as Pathan is run out 25. He flicks it on the leg side where Bravo himself chases the ball and a huge misunderstanding between Manoj Tiwary and Pathan sees the latter fail to make his ground attempting to take the second run.

4 wickets in the space of 14 balls as Kolkata slip from 46 for no loss in the sixth over to 55 for four after eight overs.
16:38  - Scorecard

Kolkata 49-2 (7 overs) vs Chennai

Another big blow for KKR as Jacques Kallis is dismissed without facing a delivery. The veteran is run out after a misunderstanding with Pathan as KKR lose two wickets in the space of three balls.

Pathan taps it on the off-side and calls Kallis for a quick single but Badrinath at point swoops in on the ball and gets a direct hit from point.

Eoin Morgan flicks it on the leg side for a couple to get off the mark followed by three dot balls.

Kolkata have slipped after a good start, losing two wickets for five runs in the last two overs.
16:29   - Scorecard

Kolkata 47-1 (6 overs) vs Chennai

Gambhir is beaten off the first ball by Morris before he hits the next straight to the fielder at mid-off.

Gambhir again makes room and steers it to thirdman for a single and Pathan also helps himself to a single.

Morris then makes the breakthrough with the wicket of Gambhir. The left-hander again makes room and tries to cut it over the off-side but is brilliantly caught by veteran Mike Hussey at thirdman.

Gambhir walks back after scoring 25 from 19 balls, having hit five boundaries.


16:25  - Scorecard

Kolkata 44-0 (5 overs) vs Chennai

Morkel will continue. Gambhir pulls the first ball to deep square leg for just a single and Pathan takes one from the third ball.

Gambhir then makes room and cuts it past point where Mohit Sharma on the thirdman boundary misfields to give away a boundary. The left-hander then top edges as he tries to play an awkward pull shot but it flies over the wicketkeeper for another boundary before a single to thirdman to retain strike.

Kolkata off to a good start at 44 for no loss in five overs. Yusuf is on 18 from 15 balls, while Gambhir is on 24 from 15 balls.
16:20  - Scorecard

Kolkata 33-0 (4 overs) vs Chennai

Chris Morris into the attack after just one over from Mohit. Pathan again mishits the first ball but manages to get it over mid-on for another four, to take his score to 16 from 10 balls.

Gambhir fails to despatch a short wide delivery as it is stopped in the covers before taking a single.

Pathan then hits a full toss to mid-off before he tries to pull a short ball outside the off-stump but misses.
16:15  - Scorecard

Kolkata 27-0 (3 overs) vs Chennai

Morkel beats Pathan with the first ball as he fails to pick up the slower ball. He tries to loft the next ball over the bowler's head but mistimes it for a single to mid-on.

The next ball is again slower in pace as Gambhir defends it before steering the next ball between the wicketkeeper and the wide slip fielder for a four.

Pathan flicks the last ball to deep square leg for a single to retain strike.


16:11  - Scorecard

Kolkata 20-0 (2 overs) vs Chennai

Mohit Sharma to bowl the second over. The first ball is short and it hardly gets up as Pathan pulls it square for his first boundary to show his intent.

Two balls later he again pulls a short ball through midwicket for another boundary. Pathan then defends the next ball before taking a single.


16:07  - Scorecard

Kolkata 11-0 (1 over) vs Chennai

Kolkata Knight Riders have sprung a surprise by promoting Yusuf Pathan to open the batting with Gautam Gambhir.

Yusuf has scored just 61 runs so far at an average of 20.33 and KKR are hoping he can attack the bowlers in the first few overs and put his team on top.

Gautam Gambhir gets Kolkata off the mark with a four as he steers the first ball fine on the off-side beating the fielder at thirdman region for a four. The next ball is a wide down the leg side before Albie Morkel beats Gambhir outside the off-stump with one that moved away slightly.

The left-hander then finds the gap in the covers for his second boundary before he taps it on the off-side for one.

Pathan hits the last ball on the leg side for a single.
15:44  Check out how the two teams line up for today's match:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Eoin Morgan, Debabrata Das, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Rajat Bhatia, Sachithra Senanayake, Sunil Narine, Lakshmipathy Balaji

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Subramaniam Badrinath, Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Chris Morris, Mohit Sharma.
15:36   Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has won the toss and opted to bat against Chennai Super Kings in Kolkata, on Saturday.

Kolkata have made one change to their team bringing in Laxmi Ratan Shukla in place of Manvinder Bisla.

Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings have retained the same team from their last match.

It will be interesting to see who will keep wickets for Kolkata and if see the out-of-form Yusuf Pathan will be promoted as the opener.
15:32  It rained a bit in the morning but the conditions are perfect now and the covers have come off. However, there could be a bit of rain later in the day with an overcast sky hovering above the Eden Gardens.
15:21  Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to continue their winning run at home when they take on Chennai Super Kings in the 26th match of the Indian Premier League, in Kolkata, on Saturday.

The defending champions have won both their matches at home but lost three matches away from home.

On the other hand, Chennai have won three out of five matches.