IPL 2012 Live Cricket Score: CSK vs KKR - Kolkata need 140 to win

KKR bowler Jacques Kallis bowls during their IPL 2012 clash against Chennai Super Kings AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Chennai: Apr 30, 2012

Suresh Raina scored a fluent 44 and MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on 34 as Chennai Super Kings reached 139 for five from 20 overs, against Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL 2012 match at Chennai on Monday.

Kolkata all-rounder Jacques Kallis bagged two wickets for 21 runs off four overs to lead an impressive show in Chennai.

Brett Lee provided Kolkata Knight Riders the first breakthrough when he had in-form Chennai opener Faf du Plessis caught by Brendon McCullum for in the second over of the innings.

Chennai suffered a big jolt in the fifth over when their star batsman Michael Hussey, playing his first game this season, was run-out for 18.

The veteran cricketer struck two boundaries and kept nudging for singles during his 19-ball innings.

Suresh Raina showed glimpse of form as he swatted four boundaries and a six, but failed to complete half-century, falling for 44 off 34 balls in the 13th over.

Raina and Bravo scored at a brisk rate adding 42 runs during their stand for the third wicket.

Both Raina and Bravo fell to KKR all-rounder Jacques Kallis consecutive overs.

Chennai s expensive purchase Ravindra Jadeja failed to make a mark with the bat, falling for mere nine to West Indian Sunil Narine.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained unbeaten on 34, which came from 30 balls and a boundary.

Earlier, Michael Hussey returned to the Chennai Super Kings playing XI as skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat.

Brief Scores: CSK 139 for 5 in 20 overs (Suresh Raina 44, MS Dhoni 34*; Jacques Kallis 2 for 21) vs KKR

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