Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Chennai Super Kings © IANS
Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Chennai Super Kings © IANS

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Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 169/3 | Overs 20 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 80(58), Andre Russell 59(32)

Surprise, surprise! Ronit More is the bowler for the last over with KKR needing six. Uthappa hits down the ground for a single. Russell digs out a yorker for a single. Gambhir looking tense in the dug-out! Uthappa drives straight back past the bowler and they get a couple. They need two from three balls! Uthappa hits it to long-off for a single. The scores are tied now! KKR need one off the last two balls. Dhoni has brought in all the men inside the ring! An inside edge and it has gone through fine-leg for a four. KKR have won by seven wickets! A good victory here for the hosts!

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 160/3 | Overs 19 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 76(55), Andre Russell 54(30)

Mohit Sharma is into the attack. Uthappa plays out a dot. The next ball is a full-toss and Uthappahas flayed it over cover for a four. A good shot! Easy ball, but you still have to hit it. Uthappa smacks one down the ground for a single. Russell tries to finish it with a bang but it is a slower ball and he doesn’t hit it well. Dot ball! Russell plays it to point then, no run! Another dot to finish the over!

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 155/3 | Overs 18 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 71(52), Andre Russell 54(27)

More is back and bowls a yorker. Russell gets a single through the leg-side. Uthappa flicks in the air to square-leg. Mohit dives forward, but it bounces short of him. They get two for that. The 150 is up. Uthappa then gets a couple by flicking another through square-leg. Uthappa charges down and drives straight. Some good work on the boundary there and they get two only. Uthappa retains strike with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 147/3 | Overs 17 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 64(47), Andre Russell 53(26)

Bravo is back and Russell gets a single first ball. Uthappa then drives down the ground for a single. Bravo bowls a slower one, short and wide. Russell misses it! Bravo overpitches and Russell has smashed it over mid-wicket for a six. Power, all power! Russell goes towards mid-wicket again and this has gone into the stands at mid-wicket. That was even bigger. That is his fifty! He retains strike with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 132/3 | Overs 16 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 63(46), Andre Russell 39(21)

Jadeja has been brought back and Uthappa lobs it to long-off for a single. It goes to the fielder on the bounce. Russell then smashes it past long-on and it has gone for a four. How hard was that hit! Though Smith was close to it, he could not stop it. He then dances down the track and smashes it for a huge six over long-on. The batsmen then work it around.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 118/3 | Overs 15 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 61(44), Andre Russell 27(17)

Nehra is back and Uthappa lofts a length ball over long-on for a six. What timing! Good shot! He then opens the face of the bat and guides it for a four through third-man. That was very fine and the fielder had no chance. He then guides it through the gap between short third-man and point and that has gone for another four.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 103/3 | Overs 14 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 46(39), Andre Russell 27(16)

Bravo is into the attack and Russell cuts the first one through point for a four. Good shot! Rusell then tries to smack another, but edges it over short third-man for a four. He follows that up with a single. The ton is up for them! Uthappa is hit high on the pads, but it is turned down by the umpire. He then flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. He follows that up with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 91/3 | Overs 13 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 43(36), Andre Russell 18(13)

Negi is back and Russell gets a single first ball. Uthappa then makes room and gets only a single. Russell then knocks it down the ground for another single. Uthappa follows it up with another single. Russell tries to slog one, but misses. There is an appeal for leg-before but turned down.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 86/3 | Overs 12 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 41(324, Andre Russell 15(9)

Jadeja is into the attack and Russell smashes it between mid-wicket and long-on for a four. Uthappa opens the face of the bat and guides it through third-man for a four. Very well played by Uthappa there. Jadeja was rushing in to bowl, Uthappa moved away as he was not happy. Some words exchanged. Russell then gets a singlr

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 75/3 | Overs 11 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 36(31), Andre Russell 9(6)

Negi comes back. Russell plays out a dot ball. Russell then gets a single. Uthappa follows that up a single. Russell dances down the track and smashes it for a huge six over wide long-off. It went flat and long. he then gets a single off the last ball.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 66/3 | Overs 10 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 35(30), Andre Russell 1(1)

OUT! Suryakumar Yadav 2(3)

Yadav is out! He tries to play one over fine-leg but gets the outside edge, which flies to third-man. More gets the wicket. Uthappa then hits one over mid-wicket and is lucky that it falls in no-man’s land. Uthappa then hits through long-on for a couple. Uthappa then flicks it for a couple through mid-wicket. He then gets a single. Andre Russell is the new man. More bowls a wide down the leg-side.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 57/2 | Overs 9 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 28(26),Suryakumar Yadav 2 (2)

OUT! Manish Pandey 3(10)

Negi is back and Uthappa gets a single. Pandey pulls one to mid-wicket. He is gone! The catch is taken on the boundary. Suryakumar Yadav is the new batsman and he sweeps Negi towards deep square leg for a single. Uthappa then plays to fine leg for another single. Yadav lobs it over point for yet another single. Dhoni misses an easy stumping chance to finish the over.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 53/1 | Overs 8 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 26(23), Manish Pandey 3(9)

Ronit More is into the bowling crease and he angles into Uthappa’s pads, who flicks it fine for a four. Uthappa then gets a single. Pandey then gets a single through point. The fifty is up! Uthappa drives down the ground for a single. Pandey smacks one through the off-side for a single. Uthappa ends the over for a single.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 44/1 | Overs 7 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 19(19), Manish Pandey 1(7)

Pawan Negi is on. It is a wide down the leg-side to begin with. Uthappa flicks one through the leg-side and they get a single. Uthappa then plays to long-off for a single. Pandey is then foxed by one with a bit of air. He finally gets off the mark with a nudge through cover. Uthappa then gets a leg-bye through fine-leg.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 38/1 | Overs 6 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 16(16), Manish Pandey 0(4)

Nehra is back. Uthappa plays out a dot ball. Uthappa then smashes it back and Nehra sticks his hand out, but does not get it. They get a single as the ball lobs between mid-wicket and long-on. Pandey faces. Later in the over, Nehra bowls a wide down the leg-side.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 36/1 | Overs 5 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 15(14), Manish Pandey 0(0)

OUT! Gautam Gambhir 19(16)

Gambhir is out! He tried to go over the top, and edged it to third-man. He has been taken! Pandey is the new man. Uthappa faces and gets a couple.  The over ends with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 33/0 | Overs 4 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 12(10), Gautam Gambhir 19(14)

Nehra continues. Uthappa charges off the second ball and smashes it over mid-off for a four. What a shot! Uthappa then dabs to the leg-side and gets a single. Nehra made it around and hit the stumps, but Gambhir was in. Gambhir on the charge now and he has pulled it over mid-wicket for a massive six! What a hit! What intent by KKR!

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 21/0 | Overs 3 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 7(7), Gautam Gambhir 12(11)

Mohit is back into the attack and he starts off with a good bouncer. Gambhir then smacks one back to the bowler, and Mohit gets a hand to it, but cannot get it. It was hit very hard! They get a single for that. Uthappa then flicks through mid-wicket for a single. Gambhir pulls the last ball, which is a little short, for a six! Good shot!

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 13/0 | Overs 2 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 6(5), Gautam Gambhir 5(7)

Ashish Nehra is into the attack. He begins with a wide down the leg-side to Gambhir. A good battle between the two Delhi veterans! After a few dots, Gambhir flicks one through fine-leg for a couple. He then cuts one to third-man for a single. Nehra then bowls a wide down the leg-side. Uthappa blocks one and takes a quick single. Gambhir gets a single off the last ball.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 6/0 | Over 1 | Target: 166

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 5(4), Gautam Gambhir 1(2)

Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa walk out to bat. They have a challenge on their hands. Mohit Sharma has the new ball. Uthappa gets an inside edge that hits him and goes through, along the ground, to Dhoni. Uthappa plays the next one to point, no run taken! Uthappa then flicks one through mid-wicket for a four. What a shot! He then plays to mid-wicket for a single. Gambhir nervously prods at one outside the off-stump. No contact made. He gets off the mark with a single off the last ball.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 165/9 | Overs 20

Batsmen: Ashish Nehra 1(4), Ronit More 2(2)

OUT! Mohit Sharma 0(1)

Russell to bowl the last over and he gets Mohit Sharma first ball. He merely skied it high in the air and Uthappa takes the catch. Nehra is hit on the pads and the ball goes to third-man for a single. Ronit More to play his first ball in the IPL and he gets off the mark first ball by hitting it through mid-off. Nehra then fends one to third-man for a single. More then gets a single as the ball almost hits his stumps as he stopped it. Nehra ends the innings with a bye. KKR will be chasing 166 to win. What an innings we have seen! CSK started with a blaze before the spinners brought KKR back into the game. CSK still managed to hold their own and went on to get a good total on this slow surface. Do join us after a while for the KKR innings.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 160/8 | Overs 19

Batsmen: Mohit Sharma 0(0), Ashish Nehra 0(1)

OUT! Ravindra Jadeja 24(30), Pawan Negi 27(13)

Hogg is back for the penultimate over. Negi defends the first ball. He then charges down the ground and gets a single. Jadeja is gone! He tries to sweep Hogg and has holed out to square-leg. Negi gets a six! He charges and smashes it inside-out over long-off for a six. What a shot! Negi is playing a good little knock here! And he is gone! Hogg bowls him as he tries to cut! It was a faster ball. What a knock! This game does not cease to amaze you! Ashish Nehra is the new man and he plays out the hat-trick ball. Hogg finishes with four for 29.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 153/6 | Overs 18

Batsmen: Ravindra Jadeja 24(29), Pawan Negi 20(9)

Cummins is back and Negi misses the first one outside the off-stump. Negi smashes the next ball over cover for a four. What a shot! It made a great sound of the bat! It just bounced before the boundary. he then gets leg-byes through fine-leg for a four. Negi then smashes through mid-wicket for a four. He then pulls another one over midwicket for a four. What a good little innings here! He keeps the strike with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 136/6 | Overs 17

Batsmen: Ravindra Jadeja 24(29), Pawan Negi 7(3)

OUT! Dwayne Bravo 30(32)

Russell is back. He starts off with a yorker and Jadeja manages to keep it out. He then flicks through mid-wicket for a single. Bravo is bowled then! Big wicket! Pawan Negi is in the middle. He gets a four first ball as he guides a short ball very fine through third-man for a four. He then works it through point for a couple. The over is done with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 128/5 | Overs 16

Batsmen: Dwayne Bravo 30(31), Ravindra Jadeja 23(27)

Cummins is back and Jadeja gets a single first ball. Bravo then tries to pull and gets a top-edge. Gambhir tries to get underneath it, but it is far away from him. He misses it! Bravo gets a couple for that. he then works it to third-man for a single. Jadeja then gets a single. Bravo gets a single again. Jadeja ends the over with a single. A lot of bouncers in this over.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 121/5 | Overs 15

Batsmen: Dwayne Bravo 26(28), Ravindra Jadeja 20(24)

Russell is back and Bravo fends the first one. He then drives to point, no run taken. Russell then surprises him with a bouncer. Bravo plays down the fourth one and gets a quick single. Jadeja later works one to fine-leg for a single. Bravo ends the over with a guide through third-man for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 115/5 | Overs 14

Batsmen: Dwayne Bravo 21(23), Ravindra Jadeja 19(23)

Hogg has been reintroduced after the time-out. Bravo is foxed by the first on. No damage there. he tries to cut the next ball, which is a wrong-un, and there is an underedge. it hits Uthappa’s pads. Bravo goes down the ground for the third-ball and it has gone for a four. It was in Bravo’s half and it has gone for a four. He then takes a single through cover. Jadeja ends the over with a six as he smacks it over long-on.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 104/5 | Overs 13

Batsmen: Dwayne Bravo 16(19), Ravindra Jadeja 13(21)

Andre Russell has been brought into the attack. The singles continue to flow. Time for consolidation.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 101/5 | Overs 12

Batsmen: Dwayne Bravo 14(17), Ravindra Jadeja 12(17)

Pathan continues. The batsmen continue to knock it around for singles. The hundred comes up.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 97/5 | Overs 11

Batsmen: Dwayne Bravo 12(14), Ravindra Jadeja 10(15)

Chawla continues. Looks like Gambhir is keeping Hogg for later, the way he uses Narine. Off the first ball, Chawla concedes a single as there is a slight misfield. Later, Bravo plays a late guide through third-man for a four. Bravo is hit on the pads later in the over, but it has hit the pads and gone for a four. He was perhaps hit outside the line of off-stump.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 88/5 | Overs 10

Batsmen: Dwayne Bravo 8(8), Ravindra Jadeja 9(14)

Yusuf Pathan has been brought into the attack. Jadeja gets a single first ball. Bravo smashes a four later.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 81/5 | Overs 9

Batsmen: Dwayne Bravo 3(5), Ravindra Jadeja 6(11)

Chawla continues and he maintains the pressure! He foxes him with a googly off the third-ball, which misses the stumps by a whisker. Jadeja gets a single off the last ball.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 80/5 | Overs 8

Batsmen: Dwayne Bravo 3(5), Ravindra Jadeja 6(5)

Hogg is back and he hits Jadeja on the pads as he tried to defend off the front-foot They get a leg-bye. Bravo works it down the ground for a single. Hogg is making things difficult but Jadeja pulls him through mid-on and gets four. He then cuts for a single. And was Bravo dropped! Looks like! There was a sound as it passed the bat and Uthappa failed to hold on.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 73/5 | Overs 7

Batsmen: Dwayne Bravo 2(3), Ravindra Jadeja 1(1)

OUT! MS Dhoni 1(4)

Chawla is into the attack and Bravo is hit on the pads. That is turned down. They get a leg-bye for that. KKR have a slip and a short-leg to put the pressure. Dhoni gets off the mark by playing for a single through the leg-side. Bravo then works it around for a single. Dhoni is gone now! He has been bowled by Chawla. It was a googly and Dhoni was castled there. Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in the middle! He gets off the mark with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 69/4 | Overs 6

Batsmen: Dwayne Bravo 1(1), MS Dhoni 0(1)

OUT! Brendon McCullum 32(12), Faf du Plessis 20(11)

Brad Hogg is into the attack now. He had a good spell in the last game against CSK. Can he repeat that performance? And he has gotten the big breakthrough! McCullum tried to pull across the line and was struck on the body. Hogg appealed and he has been given out leg0before! Dwayne Bravo is the new man and he gets off the mark first ball. Du Plessis charges down to a full toss and has smacked a four down the ground. And he is gone! Hogg bowls a wrong-un. Du Plessis dances down the ground and misses. Uthappa stumps him! MS Dhoni has walked out! How many times has he batted during a powerplay in the IPL? They have men around the bat now! He strikes Dhoni on the pads first ball and the appeal is turned down! What a passage of play!

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 64/2 | Overs 5

Batsmen: Brendon McCullum 32(12), Faf du Plessis 16(8)

Piyush Chawla has been brought into the attack. Du Plessis goes through cover, inside-out, for a four. Chawla seems to have come in to take the pace off the ball. Du Plessis charges down the ground second ball and plays it through wide long-off for a four. The fielder dived there, but it was far away. After a dot ball, du Plessis makes room and lofts over wide long-off for another four. What an exhibition of batting!

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 52/2 | Overs 4

Batsmen: Brendon McCullum 32(12), Faf du Plessis 4(2)

OUT! Suresh Raina 8(10)

Yadav is back and Raina pulls him over wide long-on for a four. It bounced on the practice pitches and has gone for a four. Raina is gone! He hits one straight to Piyush Chawla at mid-on. Yadav gets the breakthrough. Faf du Plessis is the new man and he flicks his first ball through square-leg for a four. He then gets a single through third-man. In fact, it is a leg-bye. McCullum finishes the over by charging down the ground and smashing over mid-on for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 39/1 | Overs 3

Batsmen: Brendon McCullum 28(10), Suresh Raina 4(7)

Cummins is back and McCullum plays the first one out. Cummins angles down leg and McCullum gets a little bit of a glove on it through to fine-leg. Uthappa ran across, but could not stop it with the dive. Cummins goes short and McCullum pulls it through fine-leg for a four. It has gone for a four on the bounce. The fielder was too square there.  He then charges down the ground and flashes at it! The ball goes over third-man for a six! McCullum ends the over with a couple.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 23/1 | Overs 2

Batsmen: Brendon McCullum 12(4), Suresh Raina 4(7)

Umesh Yadav has come in and Raina has driven him stylishly through cover for a four. On the front-foot and beautifully driven! Good comeback by Yadav as he bowls five consecutive dots to end the over.

Live Cricket Score: Chennai Super Kings 19/1 | Over 1

Batsmen: Brendon McCullum 12(4), Suresh Raina 0(1)

OUT! Dwayne Smith 0(1)

Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum have walked out to the middle. The crowd is in anticipation for this game. First ball! Pat Cummins gets Dwayne Smith! It was outside the off-stump and hit to extra-cover. Ryan ten Doeschate takes the catch mid-air! Raina is hit on the pads first ball down the leg-side, and he gets a leg0bye. McCullum smashes the second ball he faces over cover for a six! What a shot and the ball boy took a good catch! Cummins then bowls down the leg-side and Robin Uthappa fails to collect. It has gone for five wides. McCullum dances down the track and smashes one over mid-off for a six. That has gone way back into the crowd! Cummins then bowls a wide. he ends the over with a good delivery outside the off-stump. What an eventful over!

A remembrance for Ankit Keshri was held. The two teams also met with some of his family members. Good gesture!


 

Here are the two teams of the day:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ryan ten Doeschate, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Piyush Chawla, Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav.

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (c&wk), Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Pawan Negi, Ronit More, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra.


 

Toss: KKR have won the toss and have elected to bowl first. They are unchanged. CSK have a change as Ravichandran Ashwin is out and Pawan Negi is in. Ronit More has come in place of Ishwar Pandey.


 

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The two teams met only a couple of days ago in Chennai, where CSK emerged victorious. In this return leg at the Eden Gardens, KKR would hope to get one back and having played at this ground, they would be a lot more confident. Home advantage is something teams yearn for and this could be a good opportunity for KKR to get a win over CSK and return the favours. READ: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2015 Preview

The Eden Gardens wicket is quite helpful for the spinners. Both sides have those tweakers in their armoury to exploit the conditions. However, an interesting fact is that both the teams are missing out on a lead spinner. Ravichandran Ashwin is out due to an injury, and then there is a Sunil Narine, who is not allowed to bowl his off-spin. Technically, one would say that he may be kept out, but will KKR take a gamble with him only bowling the knuckle ball?

Squads:

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (c&wk), Michael Hussey, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Irfan Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Mithun Manhas, Pawan Negi, Ravichandran Ashwin, Samuel Badree, Mohit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Matt Henry, Rahul Sharma, Andrew Tye, Ashish Nehra, Pratyush Singh, Ankush Bains, Ronit More, Baba Aparajith, Eklavya Dwivedi,  Kyle Abbott.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa (wk), Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Brad Hogg, Andre Russell, Ryan ten Doeschate, Kuldeep Yadav, Morne Morkel, Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha, KC Cariappa, Piyush Chawla, Pat Cummins, Aditya Garhwal, Sheldon Jackson, Sumit Narwal, Veer Pratap Singh, Vaibhav Rawal.

Catch the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the IPL 2015 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings