19.5 overs: SIX! What a strike from Ravindra Jadeja. Smacks Kamlesh Nagarkoti for a six in the mid wicket region. 1 needed off 1.
19.4 overs: Brilliant first four balls from Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Just 3 from it. Can he finish it off for Kolkata. CSK need 7 off 2 balls.
End of 19th over: FOUR! And now a boundary off the last ball. The last two balls have completely changed the game. A sensational effort from Sam Curran. 20 runs from Lockie Ferguson’s penultimate over. CSK need 10 off 6 balls. Kamlesh Nagarkoti to bowl the final over.
18.5 overs: SIX! And Sam Surran has brought Chennai Super Kings right back into this game. A six off a free hit off Lockie Ferguson. CSK need 14 from 7 balls remaining.
End of 18th over: What an over from Pat Cummins. Just 4 runs and the wicket of Rituraj Gaikwad. Chennai now need 30 off the final 12 balls. CSK 143/4
17.2 overs: OUT! Pat Cummins gets the big wicket of Rituraj Gaikwad. Full and straight from Cummins and he hits the stumps. Gaikwad shuffles outside off to chip the ball over the short fine-leg fielder but misses the ball completely. Gaikwad falls for 72. Chennai choking in this chase.
End of 17th over: 11 runs from Lockie Ferguson over but this chase has suddenly become very tense for Chennai Super Kings. They need another 34 from 18 balls with Rituraj Gaikwad and Sam Surran out in the middle. Pat Cummins now comes in to bowl the crucial 18th over. CSK 139/3
16.4 overs: FOUR! Rituraj Gaikwad gets down to one knee and hits Lockie Ferguson in the deep square-leg region to pick up four runs.
End of 16th over: FOUR! Sam Curran finds a crucial boundary on the last ball of Sunil Narine’s spell. Hits him in the mid wicket region to collect four runs. CSK 128/3, need another 45 off 24 balls
14.4 0vers: OUT! Quicker delivery from Varun Chakravarthy and it beats MS Dhoni all ends up. Dhoni just had no answer to that as the ball goes right through him. 107 km/hr delivery from Varun castles Dhoni as he falls for 1. Chennai wobble in chase of 173.
13.4 overs: OUT! Pat Cummins has the last laugh. After getting hit for a couple of boundaries Cummins hits back. Ambati Rayudu this time hits the ball straight to Sunil Narine at mid-off. Rayudu walks back for 20-ball 38. CSK 118/2
13.3 overs: FOUR! FOUR! Ambati Rayudu is playing a terrific knock here. He has raced to 38 off just 19 balls. This time he smacks Pat Cummins for back-to-back boundaries.
End of 13th over: Another decent over for Chennai Super Kings as Rituraj Giakwad and Ambati Rayudu collect 9 runs from it. An expensive over by Varun Chakravarthy’s standards. CSK marching strongly in this chase of 173. CSK 109/1
100 up for Chennai Super Kings!
Rituraj Giakwad 53*
Ambati Rayudu 27*
CSK 100/1 after 12 overs, need another 73 runs off 48 balls
11.4 overs: SIX!Super shot from Ambati Rayudu! Short outside off from Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Rayudu slaps it over the cover fence. CSK 98/1
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50 for Rituraj Giakwad!
Gets to his second IPL fifty off just 37 balls. Eases to his fifty with a comfortable single off Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Consecutive fifties for Rituraj and he is looking in sublime touch today as well. If CSK are to chase down this total they will need Rituraj to continue in the same manner. CSK 91/1
10.4 overs: SIX! A mammoth strike from Rituraj Giakwad. Short from Lockie Ferguson and Giakwad slams it over the deep square-leg fence for a maximum. Giakwad moves to 48. CSK 82/1
Halfway through CSK run chase and they have got to 74 for the loss of Shane Watson. Rituraj Giakwad and Ambati Rayudu keeping this chase alive for CSK. The last over from Nitish Rana produced 16 runs including 3 boundaries. CSK need another 99 runs off 60 balls.
9.4 overs: FOUR! FOUR! FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Ambati Rayudu. HE is taking on Nitish Rana. Two on the off side and one straight down the ground. This is turning out to be a big over for CSK.
End of 9th over: Another tidy over from Sunil Narine. Just six singles from it. Spinners keeping this Chennai Super Kings chase in check. No boundaries for CSK in the last 3 overs and the required run rate has now climbed up to 10.45. Off spinner Nitish Rana now comes into the attack. CSK 58/1
7.3 overs: OUT! Varun Chakravarthy gets the first breakthrough for Kolkata Knight Riders. Under-pressure Shane Watson tries to smack him over the long-on but mistimes. Rinku Singh at the fence competes an easy catch. Watson departs for a 19-ball 14. CSK 50/1
End of Powerplay!
Ruturaj Gaikwad 26*
Shane Watson 13*
CSK 44/0, need another 129 runs off 84 balls
5.3 overs: SIX! What a shot that was from Ruturaj Gaikwad. Takes a couple of steps down the track against Varun Chakravarthy and just chips the ball over the long-off fence. Terrific timing on that occasion from Gaikwad. CSK 43/0
4.3 overs: FOUR! Ruturaj Gaikwad goes after Lockie Ferguson rightaway. Smacks him for two fours off his first three deliveries. Gaikwad looking in good touch. CSK 36/0
End of 3rd over: FOUR! Shane Watson finishes Pat Cummins second over with a boundary in the deep mid-wicket region. 14 runs in that over from Cummins. Sunil Narine now comes into the attack. CSK 23/0
2.2 overs: FOUR! Short from Pat Cummins. Ruturaj Gaikwad makes room for for himself and smacks the ball through extra-cover region to collect his first boundary. CSK 13/0
1.4 overs: SIX! Wow from Watson! Short from Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Watson pulls the ball in style to collect his first maximum. CSK 9/0
End of 1st over: A tight start from Pat Cummins. Just a couple of singles from his first over. Kamlesh Nagarkoti to share the new ball with Cummins from the other end. CSK 2/0
Shane Watson and Ruturaj Gaikwad are out in the middle to start the 173-run chase for Chennai Super Kings. Pat Cummins has the new ball in hand for Kolkata Knight Riders. A slip in place for him. Watson on strike. Here we go!
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Kolkata Knight Riders 172/5
Nitish Rana 87
Shubman Gill 26
Lungi Ngidi 2/34
End of 20th over: A decent finish from Lungi Ngidi. 9 runs and a wicket of Eoin Morgan in the final over of the innings. Kolkata Kinght Riders have reached 172/5 after 20 overs and they will be satisfied with the recovery effort after a par performance in the middle overs. Chennai Super Kings too will be happy chasing this total, which might have shot up if they haven’t checked the run flow in the middle.
End of 19th over: A decent penultimate over for KKR as as Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan collect 13 runs from it including a couple of boundaries. Sam Curran finishes with figures of 3-0-21-0. Lungi Ngidi to bowl the final over of the innings. KKR 163/4
150 up for KKR after 18 overs
Dinesh Karthik 12* off 4
Eoin Morgan 6* off 8
17.1 overs: OUT! Lungi Ngidi removes dangerous dangerous Nitish Rana for 87. Once again Nitish tries to clear the fence but this time he mistimes. The ball goes high up and Sam Curran coming in from long-on takes a good catch. KKR 136/4
End of 17th over: Another good over for KKR as Nitish Rana and Eoin Morgan collect 11 runs from it including a couple of boundaries. KKR 136/3
15.3 overs: SIX! SIX! SIX! Three in a row. Nitish Rana now looking to hit everything out of the park. Collects back-to-back sixes off Karn Sharma. Two on the leg side and one straight down the ground. Rana is on fire! KKR 124/3
14.2 overs: FOUR! Swept and swept hard. A cracking boundary from Nitish Rana off Ravindra Jadeja. Places the ball beautifully in the gap. 100 comes up for KKR with that boundary. KKR 103/3
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50 for Nitish Rana!
Gets to his 11th IPL fifty off 44 balls. Rana, so far has been steady but would now look to accelerate his scoring as KKR are falling behind. A reponsible knock from Rana and KKR would now hope that he finishes strongly for the team. KKR 95/3
12.5 overs: OUT! After getting hit for a four previous ball, Ravindra Jadeja hits back. Rinku Singh once again tries to go after him but this time hits it straight to Ambati Rayudu at fine leg. First wicket for Jadeja as Rinku falls for 11. KKR 93/3
End of 12th over: A tight second over from Karn Sharma. Just 4 runs from it. KKR 86/2
End of 11th over: FOUR! FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Nitish Rana off Mitchell Santner. Rana has looked pretty good so far and is now looking to accelerate after a dull period that came following the wickets of Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine. KKR 82/2
After a decent start from the openers KKR now have lost in-form Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine in quick succession. Both Nitish Rana (35*) and Rinku Singh (2*) are now trying to rebuild this innings for KKR. After 10 overs KKR have 70 on the board.
8.3 overs: OUT! Tossed up delivery from Mitchell Santner and Sunil Narine goes for the big hit on the leg side. Fails to time it properly and Ravindra Jadeja in the deep makes no mistake. Narine departs for a 7-ball 7. KKR 60/2
7.5 overs: SIX! Sunil Narine goes down town. That was right in the arc of Narine and he slams the ball over the long-on fence. Narine collects his first maximum of the match. KKR 59/1
7.2 overs: OUT! Karn Sharma strikes second ball. Cleans up Shubman Gill with a quicker one that went straight on after pitching. Gill misses the ball completely as the ball crashes onto his leg-stump. Gill falls for 26. KKR 53/1
50 up for KKR after 6.2 overs!
Shubman Gill 25*
Nitish Rana 25*
End of Powerplay! And KKR have managed 48 runs without losing any wicket. 15 runs from Mitchell Santner’s first over including 2 fours and a six. Nitish Rana doing the damage in that over from Santner. KKR 48/0
5.2 overs: FOUR! Mitchell Santner strays down the leg side and Nitish Rana sweeps him to the right of deep square-leg to collect four runs. KKR 38/0
End of 4th over: 5 runs from Sam Curran’s second over including a boundary. Change in bowling now for CSK as Lungi Ngidi comes into the attack. KKR 28/0
2.1 overs: FOUR! Short-arm jab from Shubman Gill and the ball races to the mid-wicket fence. Once again Deepak Chahar starts his over conceding a boundary. Chahar has just not been on-the-mark so far in this innings. KKR 20/0
End of 2nd over: A tidy start from Sam Curran at the other end. Just 3 runs off his first over. KKR 16/0
End of 1st over: An expensive start from Deepak Chahar. Leaks 13 in his first over including 3 boundaries. Sam Curran to share the new ball with Chahar from the other end. KKR 13/0
0.4 overs: FOUR! Nitish Rana gets off the mark with a boundary as well. Thickish outside edge and the ball beats the short third-man fielder and races to the fence. KKR 13/0
0.1 overs: Width and four! Wide outside off from Deepak Chahar and Shumban Gill creams it through covers to collect his first boundary. KKR start off with a boundary first-ball. KKR 4/0
Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana are out in the middle to start the innings for Kolkata Knight Riders. Deepak Chahar has the new ball in hand for Chennai Super Kings. A slip in place for him. Shubman on strike. Here we go!
Note – If Chennai Super Kings win today, Mumbai Indians will become the first team to qualify for the IPL 2020 play-offs.
Playing XI for both the teams!
A look at the Playing XI for #CSKvKKR#Dream11IPL https://t.co/FhKwL0tokp
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Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
Captains at the toss!
Eoin Morgan: One change for us, Rinku Singh in, Prasidh Krishna out. Andre Russell is not near fit yet so he misses out today. We can only control what we can do. We have had an up and down season. We are against a good CSK side. Myself and Brendon are all about freeing people.
MS Dhoni: We are bowling first, bit worried about the dew. We had some dew during practice, so it’s better to bat second with dew around. We haven’t been at our best, that’s the reason we have been lagging behind. Quite a few changes, Faf, Tahir, Monu out. Watto, Lungi, Karn in.
Team news – Three changes for Chennai Super Kings as Shane Watson, Karn Sharma and Lungi Ngidi come in for Faf du Plessis, Monu Singh and Imran Tahir. One change in Kolkata Knight Riders playing XI as Rinku Yadav comes in for Prasidh Krishna.
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Toss news: Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni wins toss, opts to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai
Pitch report: “It’s the same surface as the DC-SRH game. Grass on one side, bare on the other side. The wicket did not misbehave. If you are put in to bat, forget the pitch, just play the ball. Go in with a positive mindset whether you win or lose the toss,” reckon Murali Kartik and Kumar Sangakkara.
Few words ahead of the start!
Huddle talk ✅#Dream11IPL https://t.co/nTdToF8BT6
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Players from both the teams are out in the middle, warming up ahead of the mouth-watering clash. We are just 30 minutes away from the toss.
See you toknight… 🦁💛#WhistlePodu #WhistleFromHome #Yellove #CSKvKKR https://t.co/aaO4U7qtM5
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Welcome to Match 49 of #Dream11IPL where #CSK will take on #KKR.Who are you rooting for ?#CSKvKKR https://t.co/xSqVBJplkz
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Hello and welcome to TimesofIndia.com’s live coverage of Match 49 of IPL 2020 between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai.