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IPL 2012 KKR vs CSK: As it happened…

Suyash Srivastava/Zeenews Sports Bureau

Chennai: Gambhir once again led from the front as Chennai Super Kings were once again defeated in front of the home crowd. Gambhir scored 63 runs from 52 balls as KKR chased down 139 with 5 wickets in hand.

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11:38 pm 20th over: 140/5 Ashwin to bowl the last over. 6 needed from 6 balls. Kolkata have the advantage. Pathan on strike. Pathan gets some room and he cuts it towards square of wicket for a couple. 4 needed from 5. Pathan attempts a biggie, fails, and Dhoni collects the ball. And there is a TWIST IN THE TALE! PATHAN IS OUT AS CHENNAI CROWD GOES BERSERK!! it was a carom bal from Ashwin and Pathan ended up hitting it high up in the air and du Plessis at leg-side takes an easy catch. 4 needed from 3. And DAS HITS THE WINNINGS RUNS IN STYLE! KKR WIN BY 5 WICKETS! It was pitched up and Debabrata Das smashes it towards mid-wicket for a boundary.

Debabrata Das 11*(4b) Laxmi Shukla 0**(0b)

YK Pathan c du Plessis b Ashwin 12 (11b)

11:32 pm 19th over: 134/4 Bravo to bowl his last over. BRAVO STRIKES! GAMBHIR IS OUT!! It was a slower one and Gambhir was caught plumb in front of the wicket. A fine knock comes to an end. So is there a twist in the tale here? Debabrata Das is the new batsman. Bravo bowls a full-toss and Das smashes it over square leg for a boundary! Good shot under pressure! 12 needed from 10 balls. Bravo bowls a slower one and Das hits it over extra-cover for a couple. 10 needed from 9. Bravo bowls a low full-toss and Das scores a single towards covers. 9 needed from 8. Pathan smashes one towards covers and they run two, good running! 7 needed from 7 balls. Last ball off the over. Pathan scores a single towards midwicket . KKR need 6 runs off the last over.

G Gambhir lbw b Bravo 63 (52b)

11:26 pm 18th over: 124/3 Ashwin comes into the attack. Pathan takes a single off the first ball. Gambhir takes another risky single towards short third-man. Pathan takes a single towards long-on. Gambhir was looking to sweep Ashwin over fine-leg, doesn’t connect, Ashwin appeals and the umpire isn’t interested. Pathan takes a single off the fifth ball. Gambhir ends the over with a single, six singles from that over.

11:20 pm 17th over: 118/3 Morkel comes into the attack. And GETS THE BREAKTHROUGH! TIWARY IS OUT! It was a slower one and Tiwary was looking to hit it towards square leg and was caught by Yo Mahesh at short square-leg. Yusuf Pathan comes into the attack. Gambhir takes a single towards fine-leg. He gets off the mark with a couple towards mid-on. Pathan takes a single towards square leg. Gambhir takes a risky single on the leg-side. Pathan takes a single off the last ball.

Manoj Tiwary c Yo Mahesh b Albie Morkel 13(13)

11:13 pm 16th over: 112/2 Raina to continue. Tiwary takes a couple on the leg-side. He smashes the next ball over deep square leg for a one bounce boundary. Raina bowls a dot ball. Tiwary turns the ball on the leg-side for a single. Gambhir takes a single towards covers. Raina flicks the next ball for another single.

11:10 pm 15th over: 103/2 Bravo to continue. The entire CSK camp appeal for a caught-behind, denied by the umpire. Tiwary takes a single off the second ball. Gambhir pulls a short ball towards midwicket for a single, that brings his fifty in 43 balls. Tiwary takes a single. Gambhir gets a half-volley, he clears his front foot and smokes it towards covers for a boundary! Four more for Gambhir, short delivery by Bravo and he pulls it over midwicket for a boundary. 100 up for Kolkata.

11:03 pm 14th over: 92/2 Raina to continue. Gambhir wanted another quick single, rightly sent back by Tiwary. Gambhir scores a couple towards wide of long-off. Gambhir takes single towards gully. Tiwary takes a single towards point. Gambhir follows it with another single. Tiwary ends the over with a single.

11:00 pm 13th over: 86/2 Bravo comes back into the attack. Kallis takes a single off the first delivery. Gambhir hits a slow bouncer over Jakati at mid-on. Kallis charges down the track and IS CAUGHT OUT BY DHONI! BRAVO GETS THE BREAKTHROUGH! Kallis was looking to smash the ball towards covers. Manoj Tiwary is the new batsman. Huge mix up between Gambhir and Tiwary, Gambhir survives on 45. It could have been two from two for Chennai. Tiwary gets off the mark with a quick single. Gambhir ends the over with a single. Good over from Bravo.

JH Kallis c Dhoni b Bravo 26 26(31b)

10:54 pm 12th over: 72/1 Raina comes into the attack. He begins with two dot balls. Kallis comes down the wicket and clears the gap at wide of long-on, for a one bounce boundary. Kallis sweeps and scores a single towards midwicket. Gambhir gets some width and he scores a single towards covers. Kallis ends the over with a single towards long-off.

10:51 pm 11th over: 75/1 Jadeja to continue. He begins with a dot ball, Kallis takes a single from the second. Gambhir takes a single on the off-side. Kallis takes a single towards mid-off. Gambhir makes some room, hits the ball over covers for a couple. Gambhir guides the last ball towards fine-leg for a couple, Badrinath dives to save a couple for his side.

10:48 pm 10th over: 68/1 Bravo comes into the attack. Gambhir plays the first ball towards gully for a single. Kallis gets some room, targets gap between point and cover, fails. Kallis takes a single. Bravo bowls a bouncer and Gambhir takes a single towards midwicket. Kallis fails to read a slower one, no runs scored. Kallis takes single.

Gautam Gambhir 38*(32) Jacques Kallis 18*(21b)

Time for strategy break.

10:42 pm 9th over: 64/1 Jadeja comes into the attack. He begins with a dot ball. Gambhir takes a single towards midwicket. Kallis takes a single towards covers. Now Jadeja bowls a WIDE. A leading edge from Gambhir’s bat goes in the air and falls short of Mokel at short third-man. Kallis takes a single. Gambhir ends the over with a single. 50-run partnership is up between Gambhir and Kallis.

10:39 pm 8th over: 58/1 Yo Mahesh comes into the attack. Gambhir takes a single off the first ball. Kallis hits the second bal towards deep square leg for another single. Gambhir takes a quick single off the next ball. Mahesh bowls a WIDE, sixth off this innings. Mahesh bowls ANOTHER WIDE, SEVENTH OFF THIS INNINGS! Kallis takes a quick single towards short fine leg, it’s a direct hit, but Gambhir is safe. Gambhir slashes at a wide delivery; it flies towards point and runs past a diving du Plessis for a boundary! Gambhir ends the over with a single towards fine-leg.

10:32 pm 7th over: 47/1 Jakati to bowl his second over. Kallis takes a single on the leg-side. Gambhir comes down the wicket and takes a single towards midwicket. Jakati offers some width to Kallis, who plays it to point for no run. Jakati offers width again and this time Kallis scores s single. Gambhir charges down the track and HITS JAKATI OVER LONG-OFF FOR A MASSIVE SIX!! That is a superb shot from a skipper in-form. Gambhir ends the over with a single.

10:27 pm 6th over: 37/1 Morkel to continue. Kallis takes a single towards off-side. Gambhir tries to make some room, doesn’t connect and the ball goes to Dhoni. Morkel bowls a slower one and Gambhir fails to clear the fielder at midwicket, manages just a single. Morkel attempts a bouncer, ends up bowling a WIDE to Kallis. Morkel bowls a NO BALL. Morkel is getting his length wrong, trying to be aggressive. Morkel bowls a bit wide to Kallis, who fails to clear the off-side field, no runs scored. Kallis takes a single on the leg-side. Morkel bowls another WIDE. Morkel ends the over with a dot ball.

10:20 pm 5th over: 31/1 Ashwin to continue. Gambhir plays the first ball towards covers for a single. KALLIS SHOWS HIS CLASS, SWEEPS ASHWIN OVER DEEP SQUARE LEG FOR A DLF MAXIMUM!! Kallis defends the next ball towards leg for no run. Jadeja misses a run-out chance, Kallis escapes on 16. Gambhir takes a single towards covers. Kallis ends the over with a single towards leg-side.

10:15 pm 4th over: 21/1 Morkel to continue. Gambhir plays the first ball towards short fine-leg for no run. Morkel bowls a WIDE. The second ball was drifting on the leg-side, Gambhir got some bat onto it, and Dhoni dives to stop a boundary. The next ball gets a bottom edge off Gambhir’s bat and it bounces over Dhoni for a boundary, unlucky for the bowler. Gambhir gets some room and he plays it towards point for no run. Morkel bowls another one on the leg stump and Gambhir guides it towards short fine-leg for a single. Morkel ends the over with a dot ball.

10:11 pm 3rd over: 15/1 Ashwin comes into the attack from the pavilion end. McCullum on strike. He defends the first ball. The second ball sharply turns in and McCullum defends it for no run. The third delivery is a wrong one, great ball from Ashwin, he appeals, not-out says the umpire. The next delivery is a dot ball. McCullum charges down the track and is CAUGHT AT MID-OFF, JAKATI TAKES A SIMPLE CATCH! That was a carom ball and McCullum failed to read it. Ashwin gets the much needed breakthrough. Kallis is the new batsman. Ashwin bowls a WIDE, good flight from the spinner. Kallis plays the next ball for no run.

Brendon McCullum c Jakati b Ashwin 2(8b)

10:05 pm 2nd over: 14/0 Morkel to bowl the second over. Gambhir hits a good stroke towards covers for no run. Morkel hits GAMBHIR ON THE HELMET WITH A BOUNCER! Gambhir was looking to come down the wicket on that occasion. Gambhir gets width next ball, du Plessis at point dives to save a certain boundary, one run taken. McCullum takes a single on the leg side. Morkel offers width to Gambhir, and he smokes it over point for a boundary! Morkel bowls a WIDE. Morkel ends the over with a dot ball.

09:59 pm 1st over: 7/0 Gambhir and McCullum to open for Kolkata, Jakati has the ball in his hands. He begins with a full-toss and Gambhir smacks it over covers for a boundary! The second ball is played on the off-side for no run. Gambhir hits the third ball towards deep midwicket for a single. McCullum gets off the mark on the leg-side with a single. Gambhir takes a quick single towards midwicket. Jakati ends the over with a dot ball.

It has been an excellent effort by the ball from Kolkata Knight Riders who have clearly dominated the game so far. Chennai managed to score just two boundaries off the last ten overs and that was due to some terrific ground fielding by Kolkata. KKR need 140 runs to win and Chennai will have to back their bowlers with a similar kind of effort.

09:41 pm 20th over: 139/5 Narine to bowl the last over. Morkel on strike. Morkel cuts the first ball towards point for a single. Dhoni attempts a reverse-sweep, fails and manages just a single. Morkel hits the ball towards midwicket for a couple. Morkel smashes the next ball over covers for a couple. Morkel attempts a big shot and Shukla who came running from deep midwicket has DROPPED MORKEL ON 34 Morkel scores a couple off the last ball.

MS Dhoni 34*(30b), Albie Morkel 13*(8b)

09:36 pm 19th over: 129/5 Lee to bowl his last over. Albie Morkel is the new batsman. He gets off the mark with a single towards off-side. Lee bowls a slower one and Dhoni scores a couple towards long-on., Dhoni immediately wanted two on that occasion. Lee bowls a full-toss, poor ball, and Dhoni guides it towards third-man for a boundary. Dhoni takes a single towards square leg. Lee fires a yorker and Morkel smashes him straight down the ground where Manoj Tiwary saves a couple for his side. KKR have been brilliant on the field today. Dhoni is undergoing some treatment, seems to have hurt his knee Lee ends the over with a yorker, Morkel takes a single towards long-off.

09:28 pm 18th over: 118/5 Narine comes into the attack. Dhoni takes a couple towards wide off long-on. Dhoni takes a single towards mid-on. Jadeja tries to hit the ball towards third man, fails, dot ball. Jadeja manages a single towards off-side. Dhoni gets a leading edge that flies towards covers for a single. Jadeja shimmies down the track, HITS IT HIGH IN THE AIR, AND PERISHES JUST LIKE SURESH RAINA, CAUGHT AT LONG ON BY DEBA DAS! Narine got his 12th wicket of IPL 2012.

Ravindra Jadeja c Deba Das b Narine 9(13b)

09:25 pm 17th over: 113/4 Lee to bowl his third over. Lee offers width to Dhoni and he cuts it towards deep backward point for a boundary. This boundary has come after 8 overs! 47 balls to be precise. The second ball is full and on the off, Dhoni turns it on the leg-side for a couple. Another length ball from Lee and this time Dhoni scores a couple towards deep midwicket. Lee bowls a slower one, Dhoni takes a single towards wide of long-on. Jadeja works the fifth ball towards square leg for a single. Lee ends the over with a good yorker and Dhoni takes a single on the off-side.

09:20 pm 16th over: 102/4 Narine comes into the attack. Just four runs from that over.

09:17 pm 15th over: 98/4 Bhatia comes back into the attack. Dhoni punches the first ball towards long-on for a single. Jadeja takes a single towards square leg. Dhoni takes a single towards mid-on. Jadeja takes a single towards long-off for a single. Dhoni takes a single on the leg-side. Jadeja ends the over with a single towards third-man.

09:12 pm 14th over: 92/4 Jadeja is the new batsman. Abdulla is back into the attack. He gets off the mark with a single. Dhoni plays the next ball towards mid-on for no run. Dhoni takes another quick single towards mid-on. Jadeja turns the ball on the leg-side for a single. Dhoni plays a dot ball and ends the over with a quick single towards covers.

Time for a strategy break.

09:06 pm 13th over: 88/4 Kallis to bowl his last over. Abdulla at deep mid on fields the first ball for a single. Dhoni takes a single towards leg-side. Kallis bowls a slower bouncer, no runs scored. Raina takes a single towards long-on. Dhoni pulls the next ball towards deep square leg for a single. Kallis is rewarded for some good bowling. RAINA HITS THE BALL VERY HIGH IN THE AIR AND YUSUF PATHAN TAKES A GOOD CATCH AT MID-WICKET! Raina has thrown his wicket.

SK Raina c Pathan b Kallis 44 (34b)

09:01 pm 12th over: 84/3 Laxmi Ratan Shukla comes into the attack. Raina takes a single off the first ball. Dhoni takes a single towards mid-off. Raina takes a single on the leg side. Dhoni hits the next ball towards vacant square leg area, where a diving Brett Lee stops it for a couple. A bottom edge from Dhoni’s bat produces another couple towards third-man. Shukla ends the over with a half-hearted lbw appeal, dot ball.

08:57 pm 11th over: 77/3 Kallis to continue. Bravo charges down the track and IS CAUGHT AT LONG-ON BY ABDULLA Abdulla who was standing wide of long-on takes a very good running catch. Raina takes a single. Dhoni is the new batsman. Kallis bowls a short ball and it takes an inside edge and hits Dhoni’s thigh, no runs scored. Dhoni plays the next ball back to Kallis. Dhoni gets off the mark with a single. Raina ends the over with a single. Good over from Kallis.

DJ Bravo c Iqbal Abdulla b Kallis 12(12b)

08:51 pm 10th over: 74/2 Bhati comes into attack. Raina hits the first ball over covers for a couple and a misfield produces another single. Bravo takes a single towards long-off. Raina plays two dot balls. Raina guides a ball towards third-man where it is stopped for a single. McCullum misses a stumping chance, Bravo survives on 11 Bravo plays the last ball for a single.

08:47 pm 9th over: 67/2 Kallis to continue. Bravo takes a single towards covers. Kallis bowls a slower delivery which drifts towards leg-side and Raina gives it a death touch for a boundary towards fine-leg. Kallis follows it with a dot ball. Raina charges down the track and hits the ball over off-side, but a man at deep extra cover fields it for a single. RAINA BECOMES THE FIRST CRICKETER TO COMPLETE 2000 RUNS IN IPL CRICKET Kallis bowls two bouncers in a row. Kallis ends the over with a dot ball.

Time for a strategic break.

08:40 pm 8th over: 60/2 Rajat Bhatia comes into the attack. Raina hits the first ball towards midwicket for a single. Bravo takes a single towards long-off for a single. Raina takes a single towards midwicket. The last ball is drifting on the leg-side and Raina flicks it over fine leg for a boundary. The next ball is played towards long-off for a single. Bravo takes a single towards square leg for a single.

Suresh Raina 29*(19), Bravo 9*(6)

08:36 pm 7th over: 50/2 Kallis brought into the attack. Raina welcomes him with a boundary towards covers for a boundary, fabulous shot! Raina takes a single towards third-man. Bravo plays the third ball towards mid on for no run. Bravo takes a single off the fourth ball towards third-man for a single. Raina attempts an upper cut towards third-man, fails as McCullum collects the ball. The last goes towards third-man for a single. 50 up for Chennai.

08:32 pm 6th over: 43/2 Dwayne Bravo is the new batsman. Abdulla brought back into the attack. Raina plays the first ball back to the bowler for no run. The second ball is hit towards cover which is just short of Lee. Raina sweeps the third ball towards square leg for a boundary, very good shot! Raina takes a single towards midwicket. Bravo plays the first ball straight which is just short of a diving Abdulla. Bravo charges down the track and his flick off the wrists PRODUCES A SIXX OVER MIDWICKET!!

08:28 pm 5th over: 32/2 Narine comes into the attack. Hussey fails to read the first ball and makes fails to make any contact. Hussey takes a single towards leg-side. Raina pushes the next ball towards mid-on for a single. Narine follows it with a peach of a delivery! Hussey gets some room and he cuts it towards covers for a boundary. HUSSEY IS RUN-OUT!! Hussey turned on the ball and wanted a quick single, Raina wasn’t interested and Lee was quick to throw the ball back to McCullum who removed the bails in no time! Big blow for Chennai!

MEK Hussey run out 18 (19b)

08:22 pm 4th over: 26/1 Lee to continue. Hussey once again fails to smash Lee towards leg-side. The next ball is right on the money and Hussey plays it for no runs. Hussey gets a bottom edge and the ball flies towards third-man where Sunil Narine saves a couple for his side, excellent fielding effort. Hussey scores a single off a straight drive. WHAT A SHOT FROM RAINAA!! Short delivery from Lee, and Raina clobbers it over long-off for their FIRST DLF MAXIMUM!! The next ball is driven towards covers, where a misfield produces a couple.

08:18 pm 3rd over: 15/1 Yusuf Pathan comes into the attack. Hussey steers it towards square leg for a boundary, it was too short from Pathan. Pathan bowls a wide. The next ball goes high in the air just short of man at short third man. Raina faces a length ball and fails to score on a half-volley. Raina takes a single towards long-off. It is followed by a dot ball. Hussey takes a quick single off the last ball.

08:14 pm 2nd over: 5/1 Lee to bowl the second over. Hussey on strike. The first ball is a swing and a miss. The second ball shapes in to Hussey to defends it for no run. The third ball bounced back to McCullum who couldn’t hold onto it as the batsmen took a single. And Lee GETS THE BREAKTHROUGH! DU PLESSIS IS GONE! it was a length delivery and du Plessis tried to pull the ball as it took a leading edge and the wicket-keeper dived in his front to take a good catch. Raina is the new batsman. A terrific ball from Lee, extreme pace and Raina fails to make any contact with the bat. Raina plays the last ball back to the bowler. Superb over from Lee!

Faf du Plessis c McCullum b Lee 3(4b)

08:06 pm 1st over: 4/0 Plessis hits the ball towards mid-off for a couple. The second ball is defended for no run. He takes a quick single on the leg-side off the third ball. Hussey on strike for the first time in IPL 2012. Hussey wanted a single and was rightly sent back by Plessis. The fifth ball is tapped back to the bowler for no run. Hussey gets off the mark with a single on the leg-side.

Hussey and du Plessis to open for Chennai, Iqbal Abdulla to bowl the first over.

Mr Cricket Mike Hussey is in for Nuwan Kulasekara!

TOSS 07:35 pm: Chennai have won the toss and they will bat first.

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings take on fancied Kolkata Knight Riders at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

While the Kolkata Knight Riders have been pretty successful this season, Chennai Super Kings would like to continue their good run on their home ground. They have been defeated twice in Chennai which was considered to be their fortress and they would be keen to register a win and reach on top of the table.

Players to watchout for

Kolkata Knight Riders: His all-round performance in the previous encounter helped Kolkata register a victory and Jacques Kallis is known to perform in big matches. The encounter against the Chennai Super Kings can be one of those occasions where we see the best from the legend.

Chennai Super Kings: He has been a run-machine for his side in the previous editions and Suresh Raina will have a role to play against KKR.

The match begins at 8:00 pm

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