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IPL updates! Uthappa, Shakib guide KKR to 8 wkts win over CSK

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May 20, 2014


23:09  - Scorecard

A brilliant 66 from Robin Uthappa and an unbeaten 46 runs from Shakib Al Hasan has helped Kolkata Knight Riders thrash Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets. 

Chasing a modest 155 runs, KKR were off to a flying start, courtesy off Uthappa who was in majestic touch. 

Shakib came in after the fall off Uthappa stroked six hits to fence and two sixes in his 21-ball knock as KKR cruised home with 12 balls to spare.

Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 1-23 from his 3 overs.
22:44  - Scorecard

Ravindra Jadeja struck a crucial blow as he removed dangerous Robin Uthappa for a staggering 66 from 39 balls. 

Uthappa looked to have checked his shot as he hit one straight down McCullum's throat. 

Uthappa's knock included 10 boundaries and a six as KKR were 99-2 after 12 overs.

The hosts still require 56 runs from 48 balls. 
22:30  - Scorecard

A brilliant 29-ball 52 from Robin Uthappa is guiding Kolkata Knight Riders innings in the chase of 155. 

Uthappa started off in prime fashion with a boundary off the first ball he faced as he creamed one through the off side. 

Uthappa was lucky though he was put down by R Ashwin in the same over off Ben Hilfenhaus. 

The wicket-keeper batsman then clipped one off his pads for second boundary off the over. 

Uthappa's innings included nine hits to the fence as KKR were 78-1 from 9 overs. 
22:22  - Scorecard

Finally Ishwar Pandey has broken through for Chennai as he castles Gautam Gambhir for 21. 

Gambhir looking to loft one, insides edged one back onto his stumps, much to the delight of the bowler. 

In comes Manish Pandey, another man in form for KKR as the hosts were 64-1. 

Uthappa is on 43, while Manish is yet to open his account.
22:14  - Scorecard

Spin introduced now in the form of R Ashwin. Gambhir gets across the line and helps himself to a single. 

Uthappa paddle sweeps Ashwin for a boundary towards fine leg -- 50 up for KKR.

A single to end the over as KKR were 52-0. Uthappa is on 42, while Gambhir is on 10
21:58  - Scorecard

Robin Uthappa is off to a flier for Kolkata in the chase of 155. 

Uthappa started off in prime fashion with a boundary off the first ball he faced as he creamed one through the off side. 

Uthappa was lucky though he was put down by R Ashwin in the same over off Ben Hilfenhaus. 

The wicket-keeper batsman then clipped one off his pads for second boundary off the over. 

Uthappa then latched onto Ishwar Pandey smashing him for a couple of boundaries too as KKR were 21-0 after 3 overs. 

Uthappa is on 20, while Gautam Gambhir hasn't even opened his account. 

 
21:33  - Scorecard

A brilliant 52-ball 65 from Suresh Raina propelled Chennai to 155-4 after being asked to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders. 

Chennai were off to a dodgy start losing Dwayne Smith in the second over. 

However, Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum counterpunched Kolkata bowlers by hitting them for boundaries. 

McCullum was dismissed by Sunil Narine for 28 putting on a 55 runs stand for second wicket. 

Faf du Plessis and Raina further strengthened the stand with 62 runs helping CSK get the base for late flourish.

MS Dhoni used the long handle to good effect as Chennai crossed the 150-runs mark.
21:23  - Scorecard

Piyush Chawla strikes for KKR as he removes Suresh Raina for 65.

Raina looking to clear wide long-on, hit straight to ten Doeschate. Raina's knock included 3 boundaries and five sixes. 

At the end of 18 overs, Chennai Super Kings were 134-4.  
21:10  - Scorecard

Suresh Raina hit 42-ball 53 as Chennai Super Kings are looking to up the ante now. 

Raina attacked Piyush Chawla smashing him for consecutive sixes and a boundary to reach the landmark. 

Faf du Plessis too is taking his time in the middle, helping himself to a boundary.

At the end of 15 overs, Chennai were 106-2. Faf du Plessis is on 16, while Raina is on 56.
20:50  - Scorecard

Sunil Narine strikes for Kolkata as he packed off Brendon McCullum for 28. 

Narine has to thank Surya Kumar Yadav, who took a brilliant catch at long-on.

McCullum and Suresh Raina added 55 runs for second wicket. 

Chennai were 62-2 after 11 overs.

20:43  - Scorecard

Courtesy of a half-century stand between Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum, Chennai have steadied the ship after early jolt of Dwayne Smith. 

Chennai who lost Smith, who was castled by Pat Cummins, counterpunched KKR with a flurry of boundaries. 

McCullum attacked Cummins for couple of sixes and a boundary. Raina smashed Sunil Narine out of the park. 

He then lofted Shakib al Hasan for a boundary, but was fortunate enough as he was dropped by Yusuf Pathan at long-off. 

Chennai at the end of 9 overs, Chennai were 55-1. Raina is on 23, while McCullum is on 26.
20:26  - Scorecard

Chennai Super Kings have gone on a front foot after losing Dwayne Smith early. 

Brendon McCullum attacked Pat Cummins hitting him for couple of  sixes and boundary. 

Raina followed it up with a huge six off the first ball Sunil Narine bowled. 

At the end of 6 overs, Chennai were 35-1. Raina is on 11, while McCullum is on 18
20:11  - Scorecard

Pat Cummins makes an immediate impact as he castles in for Dwayne Smith for 5. 

The ball swung for Cummins as the ball hits the top of offstump.

A wicket maiden for Cummins as Chennai were 5-1 after 2 overs. 


20:05  - Scorecard

Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith walk out to the middle. 

Shakib will open for KKR -- Smith wastes little time as he lofts Shakib for a boundary over long-off. 

Smith clips one off his pads for a single. 

A dot to end the over as Chennai were 5-0 after 1 over. 
19:35  Welcome to the live update of the second game of day between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings. 

Home game for KKR at Eden Gardens. The news from the middle is that KKR have won the toss and elected to bowl first. 

MS Dhoni too wanted to bowl first. KKR have made one change to their side as Pat Cummins comes in place Morne Morkel. 

Chennai too have brought in Faf du Plessis and Ben Hilfenhaus.
19:20  
Scorecard:

Hyderabad: 161-3 (19.4 overs)
Bangalore: 160-6 (20 overs)

A full toss from Aaron ends Warner's (59) innings, Yuvraj taking an easy catch at cover. 

Warner's 46-ball knock was inclusive of three boundaries and four sixes. Aaron Finch is the new man in. He begins with a boundary off Aaron. 

Ojha (24) a huge six off Aaron but is caught by Yuvraj at cover in the next ball.

In comes Darren Sammy and smashes the first ball over Aaron's head for a maximum. 

Starc to bowl the final over. Four needed to win. And Hyderabad win by seven wickets with two balls to spare, in the process achieving their highest run chase at Hyderabad.
18:54  
Scorecard:

Hyderabad: 123-1 (15.2 overs)
Bangalore: 160-6 (20 overs)

Dhawan's 39-ball 50 was inclusive of seven boundaries and a six and he helped Warner add 100 runs for the opening wicket. Naman Ojha is the new man in.

He begins with a huge six over long-off off Chahal (4-0-32-0). 

A single off Starc helps Warner complete a well-deserved half century, his fifth of this edition. He celebrates the same with a straight six off Abu Nechim.
18:40  
Scorecard:

Hyderabad: 100-1 (12.3 overs)
Bangalore: 160-6 (20 overs)

Yuzvendra Chahal bowls a good first over, giving away just four runs. Nine runs come off Abu Nechim Ahmed's second over, with Dhawan finding the fence behind sqaure. 

Murali is brought back in the 11th over and Warner smashes the second ball for a six over long-on. Dhawan also gets a boundary as 11 runs come off the over. 

Warner smashes successive sixes over midwicket in Chahal's third over.

A single off Murali helps Dhawan complete a well-deserved fifty. However, he is run out immediately after.  
18:10  
Scorecard:

Hyderabad: 51-0 (6 overs)
Bangalore: 160-6 (20 overs)

Starc's second over is an expensive one as well, with both the bastmen helping themselves to a boundary apiece. 

Murali replaces Aaron in the fifth over and Warner welcomes him with a boundary behind square. 

Abu Nechim replaces an expensive Starc (2-0-22-0). No respite though as Warner welcomes him with a boundary over mid-off. A single off the next ball helps Hyderabad reach the 50-run mark without the loss of a wicket. 

The timeout is taken.
17:58  
Scorecard:

Hyderabad: 26-0 (3 overs)
Bangalore: 160-6 (20 overs)

David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan to open the batting for Hyderabad while it will be Muttiah Muralitharan first up for Bangalore. Six runs come off the first over, with Dhawan hitting a boundary through covers.

Mitchell Starc to bowl the second over. Dhawan guides the third ball to the fence and the fourth goes past the keeper for another boundary.

Varun Aaron to bowl the third over. Dhawan hits the third ball to the fence and the fourth for a boundary.
17:31  
Scorecard:

Bangalore: 160-6 (20 overs)

Kumar strikes in his final over, the 19th of the innings, getting the prized wicket of De Villiers (29). The South African makes a wild heave and fails to make contact, the ball going on to shatter the stumps. 

Mitchell Starc is the new man in. He starts off with a boundary. 

Steyn to bowl the final over. He gives away just eight runs as Bangalore manage 160-6 in their stipulated quota of overs.
17:20  
Scorecard:

Bangalore: 146-4 (18 overs)

Captain Darren Sammy brings himself on into the attack in the 16th over. De Villiers smashes the second ball over long-off for a six. 

Two balls later, Kohli hits it straight over the bowler's head. Sammy's over costs Hyderabad 19 runs.

Kumar is handed the ball in the 17th over and a boundary off his fifth ball, by De Villiers, helps raise the 50-run partnership for the fourth wicket. 

Irfan to bowl the 18th over. He strikes with his third ball, having Kohli (67) caught by Steyn. The Bangalore captain's 41-ball knock was inclusive of four boundaries and an equal number of sixes and he helped De Villiers add 61 runs (31 balls) for the fourth wicket.

Sachin Rana replaces his captain at the crease.
17:06  
Scorecard:

Bangalore: 105-3 (15 overs)

Yuvraj bets on his luck a bit too far and it doesn't eventually pay off as Rasool finally has him caught by Steyn at long-on. 

Yuvraj's 25-ball 21 was inclusive of two boundaries and a six and he helped his captain add 57 runs (43 balls) for the third wicket. 

AB de Villiers is the new man in. And Steyn is back. Are we in for an encore? No perhaps. Only seven come off the over. 

Irfan is back to bowl the 15th over and Kohli welcomes him with a boundary. Another single, three balls later, helps the Bangalore captain complete a well-deserved half century, his first of this tournament. The runs also helps RCB reach the 100-run mark.
16:51  
Scorecard:

Bangalore: 79-2 (12 overs)

Venugopal Rao and Irfan Pathan are given an over apiece before Rasool is brought back. 

His over is expensive as Yuvraj first hits a boundary to help Bangalore get past the 50-run mark and then gets a six and Steyn fails to hold on to a tough chance at the boundary. 

Sharma is back in the 12th over and Kohli welcomes him with a six over teh bowler's head. 

The Bangalore captain follows it up with a boundary and another six over extra cover, the latter helping raise the 50-run partnership for the third wicket as 19 runs come off that over.
16:33  
Scorecard:

Bangalore: 36-2 (8 overs)

It's a twin bowling change for Hyderabad, Karn Sharma replacing Steyn (2-0-8-0) in the attack in the sixth over. 

He strikes first ball, having Gayle (14) caught by Rasool at short third man. A big wicket this. 

Yuvraj Singh joins his captain at the crease with his team in all sorts of trouble. He's fortunate as his chip off Rasool falls just short of the fielder. 

In the next over Yuvi is lucky again as his heave on the leg side falls short of Steyn.

Kohli eases the pressure with a boundary off Sharma.
16:23  
Scorecard:

Bangalore: 23-1 (5 overs)

Virat Kohli is the new man in. 

Gayle gets into action mode with a boundary off Kumar. 

Hyderabad make the first bowling change in the fifth over, Parvez Rasool replacing Kumar (2-0-11-1) in the attack. He gives away just three runs first up.

16:10  
Scorecard:

Bangalore: 7-1 (2 overs)

Chris Gayle and Parthiv Patel to open the batting for Bangalore and it will be Bhuvneshwar Kumar first up for Hyderabad. The bowler strikes in his first over, having Patel (4) out leg before. 

Dale Steyn to bowl the second over. He gives away just two runs. 
15:42  
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat first in their Indian Premier League match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Uppal on Tuesday.

"Looks like a dry wicket and we will look to put some runs on the board. And hopefully, it will take some turn later on," reasons captain Virat Kohli. His opposite number concurs.

"We were going to bat too as well," he admits.