IPL 2012: Kolkata vs Chennai -- As it happened...
Zeenews Sports Bureau
Kolkata: 11.28 pm Over 20 CSK: 160/5 Rajat Bhatia bowls the last over, one run off the first ball as Bravo hits it straight to long off. OUT!!!, leg break from Bhatia and he gets the wicket of Dhoni. Clean bowled. 2 runs off the third ball as Jadeja plunders the ball towards long on. Fourth ball, off cutter by Bhatia and Jadeja picks up a single. Fifth ball, play and a miss from Bravo. The West Indian loses his bat. FULL TOSS BY RAJAT BHATIA OFF THE FINAL BALL AND BRAVO DISPATCHES IT TO LONG ON BOUNDARY FOR A SIX. CHENNAI WIN BY 5 WICKETS
11.28 pm Over 20 CSK: 155/4 Rajat Bhatia bowls the last over, one run off the first ball as Bravo hits it straight to long off. OUT!!!, leg break from Bhatia and he gets the wicket of Dhoni. Clean bowled.
Dhoni b Bhatia 28(21) [4s-3 6s-1]
11.20 pm Over 19 CSK: 150/4 Marchant de Lange into the attack and Dhoni cracks one straight to FOUR first ball and then whips the low full toss toward midwicket for another FOUR in the second ball. Third ball, a massive SIX!!! over long on. One run off the fouth bal las Dhoni digs out the blockhole delivery towards mid on. Another low full toss from de Lange and Bravo gets a single off the fifth ball. 2 runs off the last ball. The equation reads 9 runs oof the last over. 18 runs off the 19th over.
11.14 pm Over 18 CSK: 132/4 OUT!!! Slower ball from Rajat Bhatia as du Plessis lofts one towards long on, he gets might elevation but fiales to get the distance, Manoj Tiwary takes a well judged catch in the deep. What an over from the Delhi lad Bhatia. Just 5 runs off it at a very crucial juncture of the match.
11.10 pm Over 17 CSK: 127/3 Sunil Narine into the attack, bowls his last over just 3 runs off it but CSK did not lose any wicket.
11.06 pm Over 16 CSK: 124/3 Good over for Chennai as Dhoni gets FOUR off Kallis. 14 runs off the over.
10.59 pm Over 15 CSK: 110/3 Another good over from Bhatia as he gives away just 5 runs off the over. Pressure on Chennai now as run rate shoots up to near about 9 rpo.
10.51 pm Over 14 CSK: 110/3 OUT!!! Suresh Raina rusn himself out as Bhatia’s well directed throw to the keeper ends Raina vigil in the middle. More importantly just two runs off the over.
Raina run out (Bhatia/Brendon McCullum) 8(10) [4s-1]
10.45 pm Over 13 CSK: 108/2 Just 4 runs off the Kallis over. Good cameback by the South African after being hit of 12 runs in his first over.
10.45 pm Over 12 CSK: 104/2 FOUR!!! for Raina as Pathan gives away 6 runs off the over.
10.40 pm Over 11 CSK: 98/2 DOUBLE WICKET OVER Sunil Narine gives KKR some hope as he scalps the dangerous duo of Hussey and Vijay. Hussey perished trying a slog sweep as Rajat Bhatia takes the catch behind the wicket. Then the tweaker clean bowled a dumbfounded Murali Vijay. Vijay went to the backfoot. Anticipating that the ball would turn away from him but his off stump gets uprooted as he is cramped for space. Could be the matching winning over this from Narine.
10.35 pm Over 10 CSK: 96/0 Yusuf Pathan into the attack and a horrible piece of fielding in the deep by Laxmi Ratan Shukla gives Hussey a FOUR.
10.30 pm Over 9 CSK: 88/0 HUSSEY ON FIRE as KKR bleed runs. Hussey takes a FOUR!!! and SIX!!! off Balaji. More importantly KKR miss a run out chance of Hussey. The Southpaw reaches his FIFTY with a single towards long off.
10.24 pm Over 8 CSK: 75/0 BIG OVER!!! 17 runs off the over as Rajat Bhatia gets hammered. Vijay steers a cutter wide of backward point for FOUR. Then Bhatia bowls it down the leg side, Hussey gets a FOUR towards fine leg. The Australian then hits a huge SIX over deep square leg.
10.20 pm Over 7 CSK: 58/0 Hussey gets another FOUR, this time off outside edge.
10.16 pm Over 6 CSK: 51/0 7 runs off the over as Sunil Narine completes his second over, Hussey and Vijay playing put the spinner rather well.
10.12 pm Over 5 CSK: 44/0 SIX!!! for Hussey as he dances down the track and hoists the ball way over long on. Vijay gets another FOUR wide of long off.
10.07 pm Over 4 CSK: 32/0 KKR trump card into the attack, Sunil Narine and gives away just 2 runs.
10.00 pm Over 3 CSK: 30/0 Another good over for CSK, 14 runs off it. Vijay clobbers de Lange for two FOURS and a SIX in the over.
9.56 pm Over 2 CSK: 16/0 FOUR!!! for Hussey as he dances down the track at hoists one over mid on. Then Hussey clubs the short ball over midwicket for a big SIX!!!.
9.51 pm Over 1 CSK: 5/0 FOUR!!! off the last of Marchant de Lange’s over. The south African produced good pace as Vijay pushed the ball tentative. It went in the air but lucky in the gap as well.
9.27 pm Over 20 KKR: 158/6 SIX!!! From Laxmi Shukla over deep midwicket. But next ball, Hilfenhaus gets the wicket, Shukla OUT!!!, as Raina takes a good catch at extra cover. KKR finish their innings at 158 for 6. After the start KKR got, Chennai would be happy to restrict the hosts to that total.
9.20 pm Over 19 KKR: 149/5 SIX!!! from Das, 11 runs off the over.
9.14 pm Over 18 KKR: 138/5 OUT!!! Manoj Tiwary perishes, flighted delivery from Jadeja and Bravo takes a similar catch. Debabrata Das though hits two FOURS.
9.08 pm Over 17 KKR: 127/4 KKR digging a hole for themselves as Yusuf Pathan’s torrid IPL season continues, he goes for the maximum but does not time the ball well, gets the elevation but not the desired distance, Bravo takes a good high catch at long on and he breaks into a Caribbean jiggle
9.03 pm Over 16 KKR: 122/3 Yusuf Pathan hits a massive SIX!!! towards long on. 10 runs off the over.
8.59 pm Over 15 KKR: 112/3 FOUR!!! from Manoj Tiwary as he comes down the track and chips the ball over cover. OUT!!! Kallis perishes trying a reverse sweeps, lobs the ball straight to slips.
8.55 pm Over 14 KKR: 105/2 Tight over from Jadeja, just 3 runs off it.
8.51 pm Over 13 KKR: 102/2 OUT!!! Chennai clawing back as the captain perishes for KKR. Gambhir stepped down the track, got an inside edge, ball rolls on to the stumps.
G Gambhir b Jakati 62 (43b 6x4 3x6) SR: 144.18
8.51 pm Over 12 KKR: 100/1 OUT!!! Breakthrough at last for Chennai as McCullum departs. Run out as Baz attempted for the second run, Gambhir sent him back but not before Dhoni hit the non strikers’ stumps.
B McCullum run out 37 (29b 4x4 1x6) SR: 127.58
8.47 pm Over 11 KKR: 96/0 Raina bowls it down the leg side and McCullum gets himself a SIX!!!. 10 runs off the over.
8.43 pm Over 10 KKR: 86/0 Gambhir gets a FOUR off Bravo. 8 runs off the over.
8.39 pm Over 9 KKR: 78/0 Tight over from Ashwin as he concedes just 6 runs off the over.
8.34 pm Over 8 KKR: 72/0 Jadeja into the attack for the first time and Gambhir takes him to the cleaners first up. The southpaw slog sweeps over midwicket for a massive SIX!!!, then drives the ball past covers. McCullum gets a FOUR past short fine. 15 runs off the over.
8.30 pm Over 7 KKR: 57/0 Raina into the attack and McCullum reverse sweeps wide of short third man.
8.25 pm Over 6 KKR: 50/0 Gambhir seems to be in terrific form, as he dances down the track and a straight SIX!!! and pulls a short ball from Jakati for FOUR over midwicket.
8.20 pm Over 5 KKR: 39/0 Lucky FOUR for Gambhir as the balls goes to the boundary between slip and the keeper.
8.15 pm Over 4 KKR: 32/0 SIX!!! by Gambhir as the southopaw pulls well to deep square leg. Then McCullum comes down the track and lofts the ball over mid on off the last ball. 11 runs off the over.
8.10 pm Over 3 KKR: 21/0 Ashwin replaces Jakati and concedes a FOUR as Gambhir hits it down the ground.
8.05 pm Over 2 KKR: 13/0 Hilfenhaus gets it short first up and McCullum cracks the ball towards midwicket for FOUR
8.00 pm Over 1 KKR: 6/1 Jakati starts off the proceeding for Chennai as Gambhir gets the first FOUR off the KKR innings down to square leg.
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Monday.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Gautam Gambhir(c), Brendon McCullum(w), Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Debabrata Das, Laxmi Shukla, Rajat Bhatia, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Sunil Narine, Marchant de Lange
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni(w/c), Faf du Plessis, Srikkanth Anirudha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shadab Jakati, Ben Hilfenhaus