Kolkata: Apr 20, 2013
CSK 124/6 | Overs 19.1 | Bravo 7*, Jadeja 36*
A four-wicket win for the Chennai Super Kings! Ravindra Jadeja slams the first ball of the 19th over off Yusuf Pathan to help Chennai beat the defending champions in their homeground.
Three boundaries off Jacques Kallis’ final over of the game puts Chennai on course to win. Yusuf Pathan gave a reprieve to Ravindra Jadeja, but Chennai are set for a win.
Ravindra Jadeja clobbers a six as Chennai add another 10 runs to their total.
CSK 93/6 | Overs 17 | Bravo 0*, Jadeja 13* OUT! Hussey 40(51)
Lakshmipathy Balaji’s final over of the game is the most dramatic with a wicket, a six and a boundary. Michael Hussey falls after a flient knock of 40, but the over begins with a six by Ravindra Jadeja, who finishes off with a four.
CSK 80/5 | Overs 16 | Hussey 31*, Jadeja 1* OUT! Badrinath 6(13)
Jacques Kallis strikes to remove Subramaniam Badrinath for six off 13 balls. Michael Hussey clobberes a six over midwicket and two runs make a good one for Chennai.
Badrinath and Hussey are rotating the strike well but Chennai need a few big hits to put pressure back on the Knight Riders. Chennai need a further 50 runs to win from 30 balls.
Chennai need a few big overs to get back into the game, as KKR have sustained pressure. Hussey and Badrinath add another six runs to the total.
Pressure is building on the Chennai Super Kings as only four runs come from the 13th over of the innings. Chennai need a further 60 runs to win from 42 balls.
Big wicket! MS Dhoni backed up too far as he didn’t have time left to get back in the crease after Michael Hussey’s denial. Eoin Morgan’s fine effort has Dhoni back in the hut.
Five singles off L Balaji as Hussey and Dhoni are leading Chennai’s fightback.
Good over for the Chennai Super Kings as they add eight runs off the 10th over of the innings.
Suresh Raina is caught at the long-on boundary by Sunil Narine as Chennai lose their third wicket. Yusuf Pathan provides the breakthrough and Kolkata will be fancying their chances now.
Sachithra Senanayake traps Murali Vijay in front of the wickets as Chennai lost their second wicket. Vijay tries to sweep, the ball pitches in line of the middle stump and it was an easy decision for the umpire.
Sunil Narine keeps it tight as only three runs come off his second over of the match.
Sachithra Senanayake gives away only one run in his third over as Chennai reach 27 for one after six.
R Ashwin falls afer a steady start with Michael Hussey. Ashwin aims to hit over the midwicket but couldn’t conncet, and Sachithra Senanayke takes a simple catch.
R Ashwin chips the ball towards the deep square leg to crack his second boundary in the game. Another five runs added.
CSK 17/0 | Overs 3 | Hussey 10*, Ashwin 5*
Michael Hussey hits a boundary off the cover point region off Lakshmipathy Balaji as Chennai add another five runs to their total.
CSK 12/0 | Overs 2 | Hussey 6*, Ashwin 5*
Michael Hussey cracks a boundary towards the cover region off Sachithra Senanayake as Chennai Super Kings make a confident start. Five runs come from the second over.
CSK 7/0 | Overs 1 | Hussey 1*, Ashwin 5*
Ravichandran Ashwin opens the batting for Chennai and he makes a confident start. A chance for run out against Michael Hussey on the last ball at the non striker’s end but the throw was too far away.
The two-time champions failed to put up a fight after Chennai jolted them early on, and slipped to 119 for nine on a flat track at the Eden Gardens. Chennai seamers were impressive early on, fielders were magnificent and spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja did the rest.
KKR 119/9 | Overs 20 | Senanayake 7*, Balaji 9*
Chris Morris signs out on an impressive note in his last over, giving away only four runs as KKR reach 119 for nine from thier allotted 20 overs.
Lakshmipathy Balaji picks up a boundary towards midwicket area off Albie Morkel as Kolkata add a crucial eight runs from that over.
Sunil Narine is out after a quick knock of 6-ball 13. Narine slams another six over the midwicket area off Ravindra Jadeja, goes for another in the next delivery but is caught at the boundary by Mohit Sharma.
Sunil Narine slams a six over the midwicket boundary and three singles off R Ashwin help KKR limp past the 100-run mark.
Rajat Bhatia gives a simple return catch to Ravindra Jadeja, who bags his second wicket in the over trapping Laxmi Ratan Shukla in front of the wickets for one.
Manoj Tiwary is caught at the deep midwicket boundary by Mohit Sharma as Kolkata lose another. A wicket maiden by R Ashwin, who claimes his second wicket in the match.
KKR 89/5 | Overs 14 | Tiwary 8*, Bhatia 0*
A good over for the Knight Riders as seven runs come off Ravindra Jadeja’s second.
KKR 82/5 | Overs 13 | Tiwary 8*, Bhatia 0* OUT! Das 19(15)
Debabrata Das walks across the stumps and misses a sweep shot, the ball crashes on to the pads and he is out leg before. Both Manoj Tiwary and Das were living dangerously as the former too had a close shave. Das fell after scoring a brisk 19.
KKR 73/4 | Overs 12 | Tiwary 7*, Das 11*
Tiwary and Das add five runs off Ravindra Jadeja;s first over of the match but not without taking few risks. Two chances of run out but Chennai fielders miss it.
Ravichandran Ashwin keeps it tight in his first over of the game as Manoj Tiwary and Debabrata Das manage only three runs off it.
Debabrata Das picks up a slow delivery off Dwayne Bravo and slams it for a six over the mid-on boundary to mark a good over for the KKR side. Kolkata reach 65 for four after 10 overs.
Only two runs from the over and luckily for the KKR side no wicket fell. They have slipped from 44 for no loss to 55 for four.
KKR 55/4 | Overs 8 | Tiwary 0* OUT! Morgan 2(7) and Pathan 25(22)
Kolkata Knight Riders are in big trouble! Two wickets in the eighth over off Dwayne Bravo as Chennai are in complete command. The in-form Eoin Morgan falls on a slowish delivery as he chips towards the leg side, but the ball takes leading edge and Ravindra Jadeja does the rest. A delivery later, Yusuf Pathan and Manoj Tiwary miscommunicate on the second run on last ball and the former is gone.
KKR 49/2 | Overs 7 | Morgan 0*, Yusuf 20* OUT! Kallis 0(0)
Chennai are back in the game! Big blow for the home side as Subramaniam Badrinath’s direct hit at the striker’s end removes Jacques Kallis for a duck. Pathan pushes for a single towards the point area, Badrinath comes running in from the backward point and throws it at the stumps.
Big wicket! Gautam Gambhir makes room to slash a rising delivery off Chris Morris towards the thirdman. Mr Cricket as he is fondly called, takes a brilliant catch to send the KKR skipper packing. Kolkata lose their run machine.
A misfield by Mohit Sharma at the thirdman gifts a boundary to the home side skipper Gambhir. The left-hander pulls on the next ball off Albie Morkel, which takes the leading edge and flies over CSK wicketkeeper Dhoni for another.
Yusuf Pathan manages to hit above the fielder at mid-on to start off with a boundary. Chris Morris bounces back to give away only two more runs off the next five balls.
Gautam Gambhir hits a boundary from the gap between the wicketkeeper and a wide slip off Albie Morkel. KKR batsmen take three singles in the over to take the run count to seven.
Yusuf Pathan cracks two boundaries off Mohit Sharma to provide KKR some momentum early on. Mohit keeps it short and the attacking batsman does the rest to put the ball away.
Gautam Gambhir starts with a boundary towards the third man off Albie Morkel, and puts the fourth ball away towards the cover region for another. Out-of-form Yusuf Pathan gets away with a single on the last to mark a good start for the Knight Riders.
The Knight Riders have made one change to their side, bringing in Lakshmi Ratan Shukla in place of the out of sorts Manvinder Bisla.
The sky is covered with a layer of thick clouds as the two champion side clash at the historic Eden Gardens.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Eoin Morgan, Yusuf Pathan, Debabrata Das (wk), Laxmi Shukla, Rajat Bhatia, Sunil Narine, Sachithra Senanayake, Lakshmipathy Balaji
Chennai Super Kings: Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Albie Morkel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Chris Morris, Mohit Mahipal Sharma
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