CSK WIN BY 18 RUNS!
Oh dear, a dramatic end to this thrilling match as Prasidh Krishna is run-out! Pat Cummins hit it to long-off and Prasidh couldn’t make it back on time to complete the second run. Cummins remains not-out on a stunning 66 off 34 as CSK complete a hat-trick of wins at the Wankhede!
After 19 overs, KKR are 201/9: Fine comeback by Curran. He conceded 30 in his last over and just 8 in this one. KKR now need 20 off 6 with Cummins on strike. This match has been an absolute rollercoaster ride and we aren’t done yet!
After 18.3 overs, KKR are 200/9: WICKET! A dot ball, then a six, then a run-out! It’s all happening at the Wankhede! Varun sacrifices his wicket as Cummins wanted to come back on strike. The Aussie right-hander remains on strike but Chennai are just a wicket away now. KKR need 21 off 9.
After 18 overs, KKR are 193/8: A hat-trick of wides from Thakur before Cummins gets a thick outside edge for four. Thakur has forgettable figures of 0/47 from 3 overs. KKR need 28 off 12 with Cummins (58 off 28) on strike.
FIFTY for Pat Cummins off just 23 balls! This has been a sensational knock from the Australian all-rounder. Three fours and five sixes from him so far. Can he take KKR to an unforgettable win?
After 17 overs, KKR are 181/8: Superb over from Ngidi for Chennai – a wicket and just five runs. KKR now need 40 off 18. Cummins refused to take a single off the last ball and will be on strike now.
After 16.2 overs, KKR are 176/8: WICKET! Kamlesh Nagarkoti attempts a big hit but finds Faf du Plessis at long-on. Lungi Ngidi gets his third. KKR need keep Cummins on strike! Varun Chakravarthy is the new batsman.
After 16 overs, KKR are 176/7: Huuuge over for KKR! Four sixes and a four! Well, well! Pat Cummins goes after Sam Curran and KKR now need 45 off 24. This match is well and truly alive. Clean strikes from the Aussie star and worried faces in the CSK camp.
After 15 overs, KKR are 146/7: WICKET! Lungi Ngidi gets the wicket CSK wanted! Dinesh Karthik stepped out but missed the slower-ball complete to get struck in front. The review was taken and it showed three reds. DK walks back for 40 off 24.
After 14 overs, KKR are 138/6: Thakur does well to concede just three singles off the first five balls but Cummins hits the last two balls for four. KKR need a lot more, though.
After 13 overs, KKR are 127/6: A brilliant over from Jadeja, just four from it. He finishes with figures of 0/33. KKR now need 94 off 42.
After 12 overs, KKR are 123/6: Six and four from Dinesh Karthik! The senior right-hander attacks Sam Curran and gets the boundaries Kolkata needed. Pat Cummins is the new batsman. KKR need 98 off 48.
After 11.2 overs, KKR are 112/6: WICKET! Oh dear, Andre Russell is clean bowled by Sam. Curran! What a bizarre dismissal this is! Russell walked across a bit and raised his hands to leave the ball but it crashed into his leg stump. The Chennai players are ecstatic! Russell has to walk back for a belligerent 54 off 22.
After 11 overs, KKR are 111/5: FIFTY for Andre Russell! He has raced to 54 off 21 and KKR have added 80 off the last six overs. The free-hit from Jadeja is hit almost into the third tier at the Wankhede by Russell. KKR now need 110 off 54. This match isn’t over yet!
Oh no, the Jadeja over isn’t done yet. The last ball was a no-ball.
After 11 overs, KKR are 104/5: Karthik hits Jadeja for four off the first ball but the left-arm spinner does well to concede just three singles off the next five balls.
After 10 overs, KKR are 97/5: 6, wide, wide, 4, 6, 0, 0, 6 – A huge over for KKR as Russell goes after Thakur! The right-arm quick was all over the place and Russell hit him all over the place. The West Indies big-hitter is going after everything!
After 9 overs, KKR are 73/5: Seven runs come in Jadeja’s second over. He dropped one short and Karthik pulled it away for four.
After 8 overs, KKR are 66/5: Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik hit a six each but Deepak Chahar finishes with fantastic figures of 4/29 from his four overs. His spell has all but killed the contest.
After 7 overs, KKR are 53/5: Karthik gets a thick outside edge past the slip fielder for four as Jadeja concedes eight runs in his first over. Kolkata need 168 off 78 with five wickets remaining.
After 6 overs, KKR are 45/5: Andre Russell has come out swinging! He smashes two fours and a six off Lungi Ngidi to get going with a bang. But KKR remain in deep, deep trouble.
After 5.2 overs, KKR are 31/5: WICKET! KKR have lost half their side in the powerplay! This time Lungi Ngidi strikes and MS Dhoni takes his third catch of the innings. Rahul Tripathi has to walk back for 8 off 9. Andre Russell joins Dinesh Karthik at the crease.
After 5 overs, KKR are 31/4: WICKET! Deepak Chahar has his fourth wicket and second of the over! Sunil Narine hit it hard and Ravindra Jadeja took a superb diving catch at cover. CSK are on fire!
After 4.3 overs, KKR are 27/3: WICKET! What a sensational opening spell this is turning into by Deepak Chahar! This time KKR skipper Eoin Morgan has a swing and edges it to MS Dhoni as Chahar gets his third. Kolkata are in all sorts of trouble.
After 4 overs, KKR are 22/2: A misfield from Thakur at fine-leg and Kolkata finish with five runs in that first over from Ngidi.
After 3 overs, KKR 17/2: Ngidi will come on to bowl, with Morgan joining Tripathi in the middle.
Over 2.5: WICKET! And Deepak Chahar strikes again to continue his brilliant ability to take powerplay wickets. This time Nitish Rana skies a mishit, MS Dhoni takes the catch. The captain called early but almost tripped while trying to complete the take, doesn’t lose his balance. KKR 17/2
After 2 overs, KKR 14/1: A couple of boundaries for Nitish Rana in the first two balls of Sam Curran’s over. The Englishman comes back well. A couple of outside edges in the over, didn’t go to the fielder at short third.
After 1 over, KKR 5/1: Tripathi gets going with a four through cover but that’s a great start for CSK.
Over 0.4: WICKET! Oh dear, horror start for Kolkata Knight Riders. Shubman Gill is out for a first-ball duck. He finds the fielder at third man with an attempted lofted cut shot. Deepak Chahar strikes in the first over for CSK.
Target for KKR: 221 Right, then. Time for the run-chase at the Wankhede Stadium. Can Shubman Gill and Co pull off something special? Deepak Chahar starts off.
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CSK finish with 220/3!
Three sixes in that last over by Pat Cummins! Faf du Plessis hit two and Ravindra Jadeja the third (with some help from Nitish Rana at the boundary). Du Plessis notout on a brilliant 95 off 60. His 115-run opening stand with Ruturaj Gaikwad (64 off 42) put KKR under the pump. Wankhede is a high-scoring ground but this will take a huge effort from KKR.
After 19 overs, CSK are 201/3: WICKET! MS Dhoni is gone for 17 off 8 as Eoin Morgan takes a blinder at cover. It was hit hard and the KKR skipper put in a full-length dive to take the catch. Andre Russell gets the wicket. Faf du Plessis, though, hit a hat-trick of fours earlier in the over to get CSK the runs the needed.
After 18 overs, CSK are 186/2: Dhoni goes big as Prasidh finishes with figures of 0/49. The Chennai skipper got a top-edge for four before thumping the last ball over square-leg for six. That will do his confidence a world of good.
After 17 overs, CSK are 172/2: Dhoni gets his first ever boundary off Narine’s bowling! It was a free-hit and the CSK skipper got a thick outside edge for four. The men in yellow would want to get around 40 runs at lease off the last three overs.
After 16.3 overs, CSK are 165/2: WICKET! Moeen Ali smacks a four and a six but Sunil Narine gets the breakthrough as DK completes a simple stumping. Moeen and Faf du Plessis brought up a fifty-run stand in just 26 balls. MS Dhoni has promoted himself up the order.
After 16 overs, CSK are 155/1: Moeen thumps one straight back for six before du Plessis picks up another four. Prasidh has been expensive tonight, 11 runs come from that over.
After 15 overs, CSK are 144/1: Big over for Chennai! Du Plessis edges one past Karthik for four before Cummins gifts five wides with a bouncer that sails over. CSK look set to go well past 200.
After 14 overs, CSK are 130/1: Moeen Ali makes room for himself and hits it over mid-off for four. Kamlesh Nagarkoti ends the over with a good slower yorker to the left-hander.
After 13 overs, CSK are 121/1: FIFTY for Faf du Plessis in 35 balls! The South African opener is continuing his fine form for CSK and has played some classy strokes tonight. Meanwhile, Varun Chakravarthy finishes with figures of 1/27.
After 12.2 overs, CSK are 115/1: WICKET! KKR finally get the breakthrough thanks to Varun Chakravarthy. Ruturaj Gaikwad walks back for a brilliant 64 off 42 after sweeping it straight to deep mid-wicket.
After 12 overs, CSK are 115/0: Big over for Chennai! Prasidh bowls two no-balls and also gets thumped for a four and six by Gaikwad. The young right-hander is timing the ball so, so well at the moment.
After 11 overs, CSK are 98/0: FIFTY for Ruturaj Gaikwad! He gets there in 33 balls with five fours and three sixes. He has repaid the faith shown in him by Chennai. Another big over for the men in yellow! Both Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis hit a six each in that first over by Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
After 10 overs, CSK are 82/0: Another five-run over for KKR, this time from Narine. Something’s got to give now. Chennai have all wickets in hand with half the innings done, they ought to be going harder.
After 9 overs, CSK are 77/0: Good over from Varun, just five off it. Kolkata needed that. Now all they need are a couple of quick wickets.
After 8 overs, CSK are 72/0: There’s no stopping the Chennai openers! Russell joins the attack and bangs it short twice and Gaikwad pulls both balls for boundaries. The first one was a six and the next bounced just ahead of Prasidh at fine-leg for four.
After 7 overs, CSK are 60/0: Good over from Narine but Chennai get a boundary. Gaikwad slashes hard and the thick edge flies past Russell at slip.
After 6 overs, CSK are 54/0: Shot! Cummins pitches it on a length and Gaikwad hits another on-the-rise drive through cover for four. Du Plessis ends the over with a knock on his finger. That’s got to hurt.
After 5 overs, CSK are 44/0: High class cricket in that over from Prasidh Krishna. The right-arm pacer beats Ruturaj Gaikwad’s outside edge with a beauty. But the right-hander drives the next ball stylishly for four past cover. This is now the highest opening stand for Chennai this season.
After 4 overs, CSK are 37/0: Du Plessis is continuing his fine form! The right-hander plays another late cut for four before thumping one over long-off for six. Twelve runs come from that Varun over.
After 3 overs, CSK are 25/0: Sunil Narine is brought into the attack and Faf du Plessis plays a delicate late cut for four. The West Indies spinner ends the over with a beauty to beat the South African opener.
After 2 overs, CSK are 19/0: Expensive first over from Pat Cummins! Faf du Plessis punches the first ball off the back foot for four. Ruturaj Gaikwad then hits a glorious drive on the rise past cover for four, before finishing the over with a pull for six.
After 1 over, CSK are 4/0: Tight over from Varun to begin with. The pitch has a green tinge so not much turn on offer yet.
7.00 pm: We’re ready for play at the Wankhede! Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad are opening the batting for CSK. Varun Chakravarthy has the new ball in hand for KKR. Here we go!
7.03 pm: KKR have two changes – Harbhajan Singh and Shakib Al Hasan make way for Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Sunil Narine. CSK have one change – Dwayne Bravo has been rested and Lungi Ngidi takes his place.
7.00 pm: TOSS – Eoin Morgan has won the toss and KKR will BOWL first!
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6.45 pm: Hello and welcome to live coverage of match No 15 of Indian Premier League 2021. Tonight, Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.