IPL 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings - As it happened...

IPL 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings - As it happened...

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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 23:32
  
IPL 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings - As it happened...
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Zee Media Bureau/ Suyash Srivastava

Kolkata: In-form Robin Uthappa played yet another magnificent knock as Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets in the 47th match of the Indian Premier League played at the Eden Gardens.

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Kolkata Knight Riders innings:

Over 18 || Score 156/2

10 needed from 18, Mohit to bowl his third over. A dot ball to start the over. Pandey took a risky single off the second ball. Third ball was pitched short and Shakib was quick to deposit it past square leg for a boundary! Shakib followed it with a single. Mohit followed it with a slower one and Pandey scored a single off it. Next ball was a length delivery and Shakib smashed it straight down the ground for a boundary which will be the winning runs! Kolkata Knight Riders have won their fifth consecutive match! What a comeback this has been from KKR and the crowd at the Eden Gardens has expectedly gone berserk!

Shakib al Hasan 46* (21b) Manish Pandey 18* (28b)

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Over 17 || Score 145/2

27 needed from 24, Ben has been brought back into the attack. Pandey slapped the first ball past point for a single. Shakib hit the second ball towards midwicket for a single. Pandey followed it with another single towards long-on. Third ball was pitched short, Shakib made room by shuffling towards the off-stump and he smashed it high over fine leg for a Six! Next ball ball was picthed short and Shakib pulled it past midwicket for a boundary! Last ball was short and wide and Shakib has hit it for another boundary! 17 runs from the over and it has been a very entertaining knock from Shakib!

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Over 16 || Score 128/2

36 needed from 30, Raina has been brought into the attack. Pandey took a single off the first ball. Shakib charged down the wicket off the second ball and smashed it straight down the ground for a boundary! Shakib followed it with a single. Pandey hit the next ball towards McCullum at short mid-on and he has dropped it! Shakib took a single off the fifth ball towards covers. Pandey once again took a single off the last ball to keep the strike. Nine runs from the over.

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Over 15 || Score 119/2

43 needed from 36, Ashwin to continue. The first ball hit Pandey on the pads, no runs scored. Pandey took a single off the second ball. Third ball was bowled down the leg side and Shakib played a scoop shot which rushed past fine leg for a boundary! Shakib followed it with a single. Pandey hit the fifth ball back to the bowler for no run. Pandey drove the last ball past covers for another single. Seven runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 112/2

Jadeja to continue. A dot ball to begin the over. Manish hit the second ball towards long-on for a single. Shakib worked the third ball towards deep square leg for a couple of runs. Fourth ball was in Shakib's arc and he deposited it high over deep midwicket for a Six! Shakib hit the next ball in the same area for a single this time. Pandey took a single off the last ball. 11 runs from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 99/2

Jadeja to bowl his second over. Uthappa was looking to hit the fourth ball over covers, but he mistimed it straight to Faf at long-off, Robin Uthappa is OUT! Another well constructed innings from Uthappa comes to an end. Shakib is the new man in. Three runs from the over.

RV Uthappa c du Plessis b Jadeja 67 (39b)

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Over 11 || Score 96/1

Pandey to bowl his final over. Second ball was aimed at the pads and Uthappa played an excellent grounded strokes towards cow corner for another boundary! Eight runs from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 88/1

Ashwin to bowl his second over. It was proving to be a decent over before Uthappa launched the last ball over the cow corner for a Six! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 78/1

Ravindra Jadeja has been brought into the attack. Uthappa took a couple of runs off the first ball. Uthappa defended the second ball for no run. Third ball was driven towards midwicket for a single by Uthappa. Pandey drove the fourth ball towards wide of long-off for a single. Uthappa played the fifth ball for a late cut past third man for a boundary! Uthappa took a single off the last ball to keep the strike. Nine runs from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 69/1

Manish Pandey is the new man in, Mohit to bowl his second over. Five runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 64/1

Pandey to bowl his third over. Gambhir saw width on offer off the first ball and he smashed it over covers for a boundary! Pandey offered width to Gambhir off the third ball and he slapped it past point for another boundary! Pandey ended the over with a good inswinger, Gambhir missed the line and the stumps were uprooted, Gautam Gambhir is OUT! 12 runs from the over.

G Gambhir b Pandey 21 (20b)

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Over 6 || Score 52/0

Ravichandran Ashwin has been brought into the attack. Uthappa swept the second ball past the fielder at fine leg for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 45/0

Hilfenhaus has been brought back into the attack. It was proving to be a good over, before Ben bowled the last delivery at the pads and Uthappa just timed it past midwicket for a boundary! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 36/0

Pandey to continue. Uthappa hit the first ball towards mid-off for no run. Uthappa hit the second ball towards point where Jadeja's good fielding saved a single. Third ball moved away from Uthappa while he was looking to drive it. Uthappa placed the fourth ball towards mid-off and took a quick single. Pandey moved the fifth ball away from Gambhir, and it almost took an edge off his bat. Pandey ended the over with another dot ball. Just two from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 34/0

Mohit Sharma has been brought into the attack. He began with a half-volley and Uthappa elegantly played it past covers for another boundary! Uthappa has played some fine strokes already. Uthappa got an edge off the second ball ball as well , it once again flew towards slips where Raina couldn't get there in time and Uthappa has been dropped once again! Uthappa took a single off the third ball. Gambhir hit the fourth ball towards covers, he went for a single, and had Faf's throw hit the stumps, Gambhir was gone! Gambhir was offered some room off the fifth ball and he worked it fine past point for a boundary! A dot ball to end the over. 13 runs from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 21/0
Ishwar Pandey to bowl the second over. First ball was pitched outside the off-stump and Uthappa drove it past covers for another boundary! Second ball had more width on offer and Uthappa guided it past third man for another boundary! Jadeja took a single off the third ball. Gambhir didn't offer a shot off the fourth ball. Gambhir defended the fifth ball towards mid-off for no run. A dot ball to end the over. Ten runs from the over, good start for KKR.

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Over 1 || Score 11/0

Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa to open for KKR, Ben Hilfenhaus will bowl the first over. Ben swung the first ball away from Uthappa who drove it past covers for a boundary! Superb timing on that occasion. Second ball had some awakward bounce, Uthappa worked it towards deep backward point for a couple of runs. Third ball once again swung away from Uthappa and he let it go to the keeper this time. Ben swung the fourth ball away from Uthappa, he got an edge which went towards Ashwin at first slip and he has dropped a sitter! Fifth ball was aimed at the pads and Uthappa flicked it past midwicket for a boundary! Uthappa took a single off the last ball to keep the strike. That drop could prove to be very costly for CSK. Uthappa has been KKR's most in-form batsman in the last six matches.

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Chennai Super Kings innings:

Over 20 || Score 154/4

Umesh to bowl the final over. Jadeja worked the first ball towards deep cover for a single. Second ball was a short of a length ball and Dhoni hammered it towards wide of long-on for a couple of runs. Third ball was a short ball and Dhoni pulled it over deep square leg for a Six! Umesh bowled a yorker to Dhoni, no runs scored. Umesh bowled a wide full-toss to Dhoni, he hit it straight to Narine at third man, but it has been called a no-ball by the umpire. Jadeja hit the fifth ball for a single towards midwicket. Umesh ended the over with a yorker, Dhoni could score just a single off it. Good over from Umesh, 12 runs from it.

MS Dhoni 22* (15b) Ravindra Jadeja 9* (4b)

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Over 19 || Score 142/4

Narine to bowl the penultimate over. A dot ball to begin the over. Dhoni took a single off the second ball. Third ball was in Jadeja's radar and he launched it over long-on for a huge Six! Jadeja took a single off the fourth ball. Fifth ball spun away from Dhoni and he couldn't connect with that one. Narine ended the over with another dot ball which spun away from Dhoni.

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Over 18 || Score 134/4

Piyush Chawla to bowl his final over. First ball was a short delivery and Dhoni pulled it past midwicket for a boundary! Third ball was a short ball and Raina attempted a big stroke, but hit it straight to Doeschate at deep midwicket, Suresh Raina is OUT! A fine innings from Raina came to an end. Ten runs from the over, Jadeja is the new man in.

SK Raina c ten Doeschate b Chawla 65 (52b)

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Over 17 || Score 124/3

Cummins to bowl the final over. Faf hit the third ball towards midwicket and ran for a suicidal single, Piyush Chawla delivered a direct hit and Faf du Plessis is OUT! MS Dhoni is the new man in. CSK need some fireworks from him. Four runs from the over.

F du Plessis run out 23 (20b)

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Over 16 || Score 120/2

Shakib to bowl his final over. Faf defended the first ball for no run. Faf charged down the wicket off the next ball and smashed it towards long-off for a boundary! Faf took a single off the third ball. Raina drove the fourth ball past covers for a single. Faf worked the next ball towards point for a single. A wide from Shakib. Raina charged down the wicket off the last ball and dispatched it straight down the ground where the Manish Pandey got a hand to it, but it fell behind the ropes, Six! 14 runs from the over.

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Over 15 || Score 106/2

Narine to bowl his third over. Seven runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 99/2

Chawla to bowl his third over. Faf took a single off the first ball. Raina took a second off the second. Faf followed it with another single. Raina charged down the wicket off the fourth ball and smashed it over long-on for a Six! Raina was once again down the wicket off the next ball and whacked it over deep midwicket for another Six! Raina was offered some room off the last ball and he worked it fine past point for a boundary which also brought his half-century off just 43 balls! 19 runs from the over, Raina has targeted the right bowler.

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Over 13 || Score 80/2

Cummins has been brought back into the attack. Faf worked the first ball towards deep cover and took a couple of runs. Faf played the second bal in the same area, this time for a single. Third ball was a slower one, Raina didn't hit it and let it go to the keeper. Raina worked the fourth ball towards deep backward point for a single. Fine leg was in, Cummins bowled one down the leg side and Faf just guided it past the vacant region for a boundary! Faf was offered width off the last ball and Faf took a single to keep the strike. Nine runs from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 71/2

Piyush Chawla to bowl his second over. Raina charged down the wicket off the third ball and clobbered it over deep midwicket for a Six! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 62/2

Sunil Narine brought into the attack. Raina worked the first ball towards long-off for a single. McCullum attempted a sweep shot off the second ball for no run. McCullum hit the third ball high in the air, and Surya Kumar Yadav took a good running catch. Brendon McCullum is OUT! Faf du Plessis is the new man in. Just three from the over. Gambhir is using his captaincy skills to set an impressive field for his best bowler.

BB McCullum c SA Yadav b Narine 28 (24b)

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Over 10 || Score 59/1

Piyush Chawla has been brought into the attack. Four runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 55/1

Umesh to bowl his third over. Just five runs from the over. With wickets in hand, one of these batsmen need to step up the gas.

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Over 8 || Score 50/1

Shakib to bowl his third over. Raina mistimed the fourth ball straight down the ground, where Yusuf Pathan dropped a tough chance running to his left from long-off. Nine runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 41/1

Umesh to bowl his second over. Six runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 35/1

Shakib to bowl his second over. Just two runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 33/1

Sunil Narine has been brought into the attack. Raina shimmied down the track off the first ball and launched it over long-on for a Six! Raina worked the second ball towards point for no run. Raina defended the third ball for no run. Raina hit the fourth ball towards covers for no run. Raina defended the last ball towards point for no run. Six runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 27/1

Cummins to continue. The first delivery was full and wide and McCullum slashed hard at it and it soared over third man for a Six! Third ball had width on offer again and McCullum smashed it over deep cover for another Six! Cummins bowled another overpitched delivery to McCullum and the Kiwi drove it past covers for a boundary! 16 runs from the over. Good counter-attack from McCullum.

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Over 3 || Score 11/1

Just one over for Shakib, Umesh Yadav has been brought into the attack. Yadav offered some room off the last ball and he whacked it over deep cover for a boundary! Six runs from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 5/1

Pat Cummins to bowl his first over of this season. His second ball was a gem of a delivery which pitched on the middle-stump and moved away to hit Smith's stumps, Dwayne Smith is OUT! That was a superb delivery from Cummins. Suresh Raina is the new man in. Wicket maiden for Pat Cummins!

DR Smith b Cummins 5 (6b)

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Over 1 || Score 5/0

Shakib al Hasan to bowl the first over, Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum to open for CSK. Smith launched the first ball over mid-off for a boundary! Five runs from the first over. Good comeback by Shakib after being hit for a boundary first ball.

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After starting their IPL 7 campaign on a poor note, Kolkata Knight Riders have found their rhythm and they would be keen to register their fifth consecutive win as they lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings. In the initial phases of the tournament, they didn`t look like a balanced side, but it was just a matter of time that Gautam Gambhir found his form, and since then, they have played like a champion side. Gambhir has had a phenomenal opening partner in Robin Uthappa at the top of the order, and the wicketkeeper batsman has scored 325 runs in mere six innings for his side.

In the bowling department, KKR have the privelege of having a maverick spinner in Sunil Narine, who has had a poor series according to his own standards, but he is a kind of a bowler who can rip apart any batting line-up, in any given match. Shakib has proved to be another economical option for Gambhir, while Umesh Yadav and Morne Morkel have done their job well in the pace department.

Chennai Super Kings on the other hand would be keen to once against get back to the numero uno spot in the points table, after witnessing their third loss of the series against Royal Challengers Bangalore at MS Dhoni`s home ground in Ranchi. CSK depend a lot on their overseas opening pair and they would want Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith to get them to another rollicking start.

CSK played David Hussey in the previous match – a move that backfired as the Australian all-rounder conceded 38 runs in 2.5 overs. In the batting department, MS Dhoni has had a quite series and this could be his day.

First Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 23:32


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Kolkata Knight Riders 14 9 5 0.418 18
Chennai Super Kings 14 9 5 0.385 18
Mumbai Indians 14 7 7 0.095 14
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