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Rain delayed proceedings in the match © IANS

 

Brendon McCullum  set the tone with an innings of 56 that took Chennai to 148 for three and then Ravindra Jadeja‘s remarkable spell of four for 12 strangled Kolkata to seal a comprehensive win for Chennai.

 

On a slow surface at Ranchi, the spinners made merry with all the help on offer. Kolkata realized that early and introduced an overdose of spin. Shakib Al Hasan opened the bowling with Sunil Narine. There was turn early on and both McCullum and Dwayne Smith were in an attacking mode. However, Shakib dismissed Smith in the third over for 16.