Live Updates

  • 11:57 PM IST

    THAT”S IT! Ravindra Jadeja does it for his team. Vinay Kumar has been extremely poor so far in this edition. He has bowled just four over and gone for runs after runs.

  • 11:41 PM IST

    FIFTY! Sam Billings brings up his 50 in 21 balls. Tom Curran needs to keep the score under 10 runs.

  • 11:31 PM IST

    OUT! MS Dhoni departs for 25. Piyush Chawla gets his man. Dinesh Karthik takes a smart catch behind the stumps. Dwayne Bravo is the new man in the middle.

  • 11:08 PM IST
    Chennai vs Kolkata, Updates: Important that Chennai have MS Dhoni and Sam Billings till the end. Dinesh Karthik has the luxury of Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav in the arsenal.

  • 10:44 PM IST

    OUT! Ambati Rayudu falls for 39. He was looking good for a big knock. Kuldeep gets a wicket his second ball. Suresh Raina is joined by MS Dhoni in the middle to a ear-deafening cheer.

  • 10:26 PM IST

    OUT! Shane Watson departs for a 19-ball 42. Tom Curran picks his first Indian T20 League wicket for Kolkata. There was a little send off from Curran. Ambati Rayudu is joined by Suresh Raina in the middle.

  • 10:18 PM IST
    Chennai vs Kolkata, Updates: Superlative start from Chennai batsmen. Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu have been on fire. This is a graveyard for bowlers. With dew slowly settling in it is becoming difficult for fielders to get a grip on the ball.
  • 10:02 PM IST

    Chennai vs Kolkata, Updates: Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu are out in the middle. Vinay Kumar will start proceeding for Kolkata. After a few good balls, Kumar gets his line and length wrong and gets hit for six and couple of fours.

  • 9:50 PM IST

    Superb finish by Andre Russell. He remained unbeaten on 88*, inclusive of one four and 11 sixes. Kolkata had lost half their side below 100 but the partnership from Karthik and Russell set things up for them. Innings Report

  • 9:26 PM IST

    FIFTY! Andre Russell brings up his fifty with a six. This has been some show by Russell. He has managed to pull the match from Chennai’s grasp. Russell and Karthik have added 75 runs in no time.

Sunil Narine, Chennai, Kolkata, Murli Vijay
Sunil Narine © AFP (file image)

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Indian T20 League 2018. The Match 6 sees MS Dhoni‘s Chennai lock horns with Dinesh Karthik‘s Kolkata in their own backyard at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. We will be bringing you the live updates, interesting tweets and stat facts from the cyberspace.

With the amount of pressure mounting on the Cauvery  controversy due to water crisis this might as well be Chennai’s last game at home. Chennai, having won their opening match against Mumbai will be very confident playing in front of their home crowd. Kolkata on the other hand defeated Bangalore in their opening game of the campaign by four wickets

. Sunil Narine who starred in the last match becoming the only player in the league to score 50 off 17 or less balls. He will again serve as an X-factor for the Kolkata side. Chennai faced a big blow when Kedar Jadhav was ruled out due to injury. However, they have a great bench strength and seem very balanced. With both teams having quality players we can expect a good contest between bat and ball.

Likely 11s

Chennai: Murali Vijay/Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, AmbatiRayudu, MS Dhoni (c &wk), Dwayne Bravo, RavindraJadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Mark Wood/Lungi Ngidi/Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir

Kolkata: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, NitishRana, Dinesh Karthik (c &wk), Rinku Singh/Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, PiyushChawla, Mitchell Johnson, KuldeepYadav, KamleshNagarkoti/Vinay Kumar