KKR vs CSK in CLT20 2014: Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith off to good start

 

Sep 17, 2014

Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum got off to a brisk start for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the first Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 match of the main round.

Smith and McCullum opened the innings for CSK as usual, while Pat Cummins started proceedings for KKR. He induced an outside edge from Smith only to see it snaffled by Yusuf Pathan at slip. CSK hadn’t scored a run at that point. Brendon McCullum then proceeded to hit the final ball of the over for a boundary through covers.

Umesh Yadav was clubbed away for four over midwicket by Smith off his very first delivery. It was a short ball on off-stump, and Smith made the most of the gift after being dropped.

Earlier, KKR won the toss and elected to field first. Robin Uthappa and Jacques Kallis missed the game due to minor niggles, but are expected back for the next few games. For CSK, Dwayne Bravo made his come-back after missing much of IPL 2014 to injury.