Thu, 29 October 2020
IPL: CSK beat KKR by 6 wickets
23:24 Jadeja stars in the end
CSK 178-4 (20 ovs) vs KKR 172-5 (20 ovs)
Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets to play party poopers as by virtue of this result Mumbai Indians become first team to qualify for the play-offs.
Chasing 173 for victory, CSK got off to a good start thanks to Ruturaj who struck a good 72 off 53 before joined hands with Rayudu.
Eventually it was Jadeja (31 off 11) who took them to victory with 10 needed off the last over.
Earlier, on the back of Rana's half ton, KKR got to 172 for 5.
Nagarkoti back in the attack and after a dot, Curran gets a couple to long-off.
Curran gets a single before Jadeja plays a dot.
Short ball next and Jadeja pulls it over deep mid wicket for a six!
1 needed off 1 now and Jadeja smacks the ball straight over long on for a six! CSK win by 6 wickets.
Ferguson continues and he starts with a wide.
Jadeja and Curran take a single each before the former gets a four to fine leg.
A no ball and Jadeja makes the free hit count as he hits a six over mid wicket.
Four to end the over as 20 come off it.
Jadeja is the new man in and after a dot, he gets off the mark with a single.
Two more singles come in the over as 4 runs and a wicket come off it.
Cummins back in the attack and Curran gets a single to start off. Gaikwad then completely misses it as Cummins bowls straight and fast as the stumps go flying.
23:04 Ferguson costly
CSK 139-3 (17 ovs) vs KKR 172-5 (20 ovs)
Ferguson back in the attack and the batsmen take the singles and twos with ease before Ruturaj sweeps and gets a boundary. 11 come off the over as 34 needed off 18 balls.
Ruturaj and Curran then take three singles in the over before Curran pulls the ball over mid-wicket for a four as 7 runs come off it.
Curran is the new man in and after a dot, he gives a return catch to Chakravarthy but the bowler spills it. 1 run and a wicket comes off it.
Chakravarthy continues and after a single to Gaikwad, Dhoni plays out two dots before he bowled all ends up as he misses the line and the ball hits the leg stump as Dhoni is out for 1.
Dhoni is the new man in and gets off the mark with a single.
Gaikwad takes a single to end the over as 11 come off it.
Cummins back in the attack Ruturaj takes a single off the first ball of the over before Rayudu comes down the track and smashes the ball over covers for a four.
Rayudu then gets a four to the leg side for back-to-back boundaries.
Rayudu then dances down the track again but can't clear the fence this and is caught by Narine. He goes for 38 off 20.
Chakravarthy back in the attack and Ruturaj welcomes him back with a lofted drive over covers for a four!
The batsmen then take five runs through singles and twos as 9 come off it.
22:35 CSK galloping towards target
CSK 100-1 (12 ovs) vs KKR 172-5 (20 ovs)
85 needed off 54 as Nagarkoti comes into the attack.
Rayudu takes a single off the first ball.
Ruturaj then plays the ball over point for a couple to get to his 50.
He then gets a single before Rayudu slammed the ball over extra cover for six! He takes a big stride and the gives the ball a huge whack.
He then pulls the ball to mid-wicket for a single.
Ruturaj then takes a single to end the over as 12 come off it.
Ferguson back in the attack and Gaikwad plays a superb punch through covers for a four! Wow!
The batsmen then take a single each before Lockie bowls short and Ruturaj swivels and plays a wonderful pull over fine leg for a six!
The batsmen then take a single each as 14 come off it.
22:15 Gaikwad on song
CSK 74-1 (10 ovs) vs KKR 172-5 (20 ovs)
Part-timer Rana comes into the attack and Rayudu is tearing into him as he takes three boundaries in a row after Gaikwad takes a single to start the over.
Rayudu first slaps the ball over covers, then he dances down the track and plays it straight over the bowler before he smashes another one over covers for a four.
A wide ball next before Rayudu takes a single.
A single to end the over as 16 come off it.
Narine continues and no gift balls to the batsmen as all the batsmen can manage are six singles in the over.
Rayudu is the new man in but Gaikwad has the strike and he takes a single.
Rayudu plays a dot before he takes a single to end the over as 3 runs and a wicket come off it.
Chakravarthy continues and Gaikwad takes a single to bring up the 50-run stand.
After a dot, Watson tries to go after the bowler, miscues and is caught by Rinku at long-on.
Narine continues and just five runs come in the over in singles and twos as 5 come off it.
21:58 Watson struggles
CSK 44-0 (6 ovs) vs KKR 172-5 (20 ovs)
Leggie Chakravarthy is in the attack now and after two dots, Gaikwad dances down the track and lofts if over the bowler for a six! Effortless!
After a dot, Gaikwad gets a single before Watson plays a dot to end the over as 7 come off it.
Lockie Ferguson in the attack, short one and quick and Ruturaj goes high, he gets lucky as the ball goes to the boundary as Nagarkoti cannot keep it out and that is a boundary.
After a dot, Ruturaj plays a superb shot straight over the bowler's head for a four.
He then gets a single to mid-wicket before Watson's efforts to pull the ball is mistimed. Falls short of the short fine leg fielder.
Watson then plays and misses as he tries to pull again. Dot to end the over as 9 come off it.
21:50 Watson, Ruturaj batting well
CSK 28-0 (4 ovs) vs KKR 172-5 (20 ovs)
Offie Narine in the attack and Ruturaj starts the over with a quick single.
Narine then bowls a real slow ball and Watson pulls it to the leg side for a single.
After a dot, Ruturaj and Watson take a single each.
Ruturaj then plays the ball to long-on for a single. 5 come off the over.
Cummins continues and after a dot, Ruturaj makes room and slaps the ball through mid-off for a four.
After a dot, Cummins bowls a bouncer, it was too high and it goes over the keeper for a four. 5 wides there.
Ruturaj then gets a single to mid-wicket.
Watson then plays a dot before a slower ball next and Watson plays the ball on the leg side for a four. 14 come off it.
21:40 KKR bowlers keep it tight
CSK 9-0 (2 ovs) vs KKR 172-5 (20 ovs)
Nagarkoti opens at the other end as Ruturaj under edges the ball just ahead of the keeper.
Ruturaj then plays the ball to third man for a single.
Watson is then squared up and he is nearly done in!
A little short next and Watson swivels and clobbers it to deep mid wicket for a six!
After a dot, Watson plays a shot down the ground for a dot as just 7 come off the over.
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shane Watson open the batting for CSK as Cummins opens the bowling for KKR.
Watson faces the first ball and he starts with a backfoot defence to mid-on for a dot.
Another defensive shot before he flicks the ball off his pads to the leg side to get off the mark with a single.
Ruturaj then gets to the pitch of the ball and plays it to covers for a single.
Watson then plays two dots as just two come off the over.
21:15 Karthik, Morgan step it up at the back end
KKR 172-5 (20 ovs) vs CSK
Kolkata Knight Riders raced to 172 for 5 after Nitish Rana struck another half-century against Chennai Super Kings.
Rana started slowly but after the dismissal of Gill, Rana got going and then at the back end it was Dinesh Karthik (21 off 10) and Eoin Morgan who upped the ante as KKR put on a par score.
Ngidi was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2 for 34.
Tripathi is the new man in but Karthik has strike.
He flicks the next ball to deep square for a single.
Tripathi then gets off the mark with a single to point.
Karthik then plays the ball to the leg side, two leg byes.
Tripathi then plays a slog slot to the deep for a couple. Nine come off the last over as KKR make 172.
Ngidi continues and Morgan starts the over with a four as he reaches out and plays it to third man for a four.
Morgan out next as he is done in by lack of pace and is caught in the deep. He is out for 15.
Curran back in the attack and Morgan starts the over with a four.
After a single, Karthik then sweeps and sweeps it in the gap and he goes for four.
Karthik then gets a couple to extra cover before a dot.
Karthik then plays the ball to long-off for a couple as 13 come off it.
Karthik is the new man in but Morgan has strike and he takes a single.
Karthik then gets off the mark with a couple before he top edges the ball over Dhoni for a four.
Karthik then gets a couple to mid wicket before he ends the over with a four that he hooks to fine leg! 14 runs and a wicket come off it.
Ngidi back in the attack and he starts with a wide.
He strikes next ball as Rana tries to big but can't get the distance and is caught by Curran.
20:55 Rana thrashes Karn
KKR 136-3 (17 ovs) vs CSK
Chahar back in the attack and Rana is on fire here, he starts the over with a four as Rayudu's attempt at the boundary is not a good one as his leg brushes the ad hoarding.
After a dot, he then hits the ball through covers. What a shot! The batsmen then take three singles as 11 come off it.
Karn continues and Rana clobbers the bowler for three consecutive sixes! Yes! After a dot, Rana then gets a single before a dot and 19 come off it.
Jadeja continues and Rana is in full flow as he clobbers the bowler for a couple before playing a well placed sweep to square leg for a four.
After two dots, Rana gets a single and then Morgan gets a couple as 9 come off the over.
20:45 KKR go on well
KKR 97-3 (14 ovs) vs CSK
Karn continues and Morgan gets off the mark with a single to deep square leg.
Rana gets a single to the leg side to get to his half-century.
After two dots, Morgan gets a single before Rana goes down the track and mistimes the shot as the ball falls between the bowler and Curran coming in from the deep. Rana survives and 4 come in the over.
Morgan is the new man in but the Rana is on strike but he cuts and Ngidi pulls out a good stop at point as a dot to end the over as 7 runs and a wicket come off it.
Jadeja back in the attack and the singles are coming a will as 3 singles come off the first three balls.
Rinku then gets some width and he slaps it through the off side for a four.
Oh no! Rinku gets tempted to slog sweep and tries to go big but top edges and is caught at fine leg as he goes for 11 off 11.
20:34 Santner gets a leathering
KKR 86-2 (12 ovs) vs CSK
Karn back in the attack and the batsmen take 4 singles in the over.
Santner continues and the batsmen take 4 singles to start.
Santner then gives the ball some flight, Rana comes down the track and slams it through mid-wicket for a four.
Rana then goes down on a knee and sweeps it past deep backward square leg for another 4 as 12 come off it.
Ngidi back in the attack and the batsmen take a single each before Rana plays out a dot.
Next ball, Rana cuts the short ball past backward point for a four.
After a dot, Rana plays a single to third man for a single as 7 come off it.
20:25 KKR lose Gill, Narine
KKR 63-2 (9 ovs) vs CSK
Rinku Singh is the new man but Rana is on strike as the batsmen had crossed.
Rana and Rinku then gets three singles to end the over as 3 runs and a wicket come off it.
Santner back in the attack and after two dots, Santner tosses it up, Narine goes after it and he is caught at deep mid-wicket by Jadeja. He goes for 7 as KKR lose their 2nd wicket in quick succession.
Narine is the new man in and after two dots he gets to the pitch of the ball and launches the bowler over Curran at long-on for a six!
A single on the leg side to end the over as 8 runs and a wicket come off it.
Spinner Karn comes into the attack and Rana gets a single to the leg side before the bowler strikes.
Karn gets the big wicket of Gill as he goes straight through the batsman's defences.
Gill was playing for the turn where there wasn't any and he bowled neck and crop! Gill gone for 26 off 17.
Jadeja in the attack now and both Gill and Jadeja take 4 singles in the over before KKR take the timeout.
20:07 Best powerplay score this season
KKR 48-0 (6 ovs) vs CSK
This is the best score in the powerplays for KKR this season in the IPL.
Spinner Santner in the attack now and Gill starts the over with as single to long-off.
After a dot, Rana goes down on his knees and sweeps it to backward square leg for a four.
Full ball next and Rana then sweeps again and underedges the ball to fine leg for back-to-back fours.
Overpitched next and Rana plays it over deep mid-wicket for a six!
A dot to end the over as 15 come off it.
Ngidi into the attack now and Gill plays two dots before he cuts the ball to cover point for a single.
Rana then plays a mistimed shot to covers before he plays and misses.
Width ball next and Rana cuts it through square for a four as 5 come off it.
20:02 Gill looking solid
KKR 28-0 (4 ovs) vs CSK
Gill is scoring the bulk of the runs as KKR score quickly in the Powerplays.
Curran continues, Gill makes room and cuts it nicely through covers for a four! What a shot!
Fuller ball next and Gill pushes it to mid-on for a single.
Curran then comes back well as Rana plays four dots in the over as 5 come in the over.
Chahar continues, poor ball short one and Gill plays a short arm pulls it past mid on for a four.
Chahar then bowls fuller and Gill plays the ball to covers for a single.
Chahar then bowls in that channel and Rana lets it go through.
Rana then gets to the pitch of the ball and punches it to deep point for a single.
Gill then plays the ball to mid-on for a quick single.
5 come off it.
19:49 Gill in control
KKR 16-0 (2 ovs) vs CSK
Sam Curran opens at the other end and Gill slashes at it and the ball goes past backward point for a single.
Curran then bowls over the wicket to the Rana and the batsman safely plays three dots before playing the ball off his pads to midwicket for a single.
Gill then plays the ball with his wrists square on the leg side for a single.
Just 3 come in the over.
Shubman Gill and open for KKR while Deepak Chahar opens the bowling for CSK.
And Gill starts with a wonderful, crisp cut past cover point for a boundary.
He then gets a thick inside edge and the ball rolls to fine leg for another boundary.
Gill then plays the outswinger down to third man for a single.
Rana on strike now and he cuts it uppishly past backward point for a four .
He then plays out two dots as 13 come off the over.
Here's the Playing XI for tonight's contest:
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
19:18 KKR make one change, CSK make three changes
Chennai Super Kings win toss and elect to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai on Thursday.
Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir and Monu have been left out of CSK as Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Karn Singh come in. While KKR bring in Rinku Singh for Prasidh Krishna.
KKR with 12 points from 12 games would like to win the next two encounters to ensure a smooth passage while CSK, currently at the bottom of the eight-team table, are only playing for pride.
A possibility remains that multiple teams will end up on either 16 or 14 points and a comprehensive victory at this stage of the tournament, will bring the superior net run-rate into equation when the play-off spots are decided.
It won't get too easy for KKR against CSK, who handed an eight-wicket thrashing to Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous outing.
KKR's unsettled batting order is a point of concern for Eoin Morgan, who would hope that former skipper Dinesh Karthik produces his A game when it matters most.
Nitish Rana, who shone in the win over Delhi Capitals came a cropper in the subsequent loss to Kings XI Punjab.
If the top-order fires, KKR will be better served as inconsistency has hurt the team in the course of the season as has the constant chopping and changing.
The bowlers have done a good job so far, with Tamil Nadu's mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy being impressive and earning a spot in the Indian T20 team.
They need to be at the top of their game against the CSK batting unit that has been frustratingly inconsistent but is more than capable of being destructive on its day.