IPL 2013: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders - As it happened...



IPL 2013: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders - As it happened... ================================================================================

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KKR innings:

Over 20 || Score 186/4

Morris to bowl the final over, 19 needed from it. The first ball is a Yorker and Morgan plays that back to the bowler for no run. The second ball is worked on the leg side and they take just a single! 18 needed from 4. Pathan works the third ball for a single towards covers. 17 needed from 3, Morgan on strike. The fourth ball is high and full, Morris looks back, no signal by the umpire and KKR now need 17 from 2. The fifth ball is once again a Yorker, Morgan manages a single and 16 is needed off the last ball with Pathan on strike. The CSK fans have begun their celebrations. Pathan manages just a single off the last ball and CSK have won the match by 14 runs!

Eoin Morgan 32* (22b) Yusuf Pathan 3* (3b)

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Over 19 || Score 182/4

29 needed from 12, Bravo to bowl his final over. And now Morgan plays a reverse-sweep off the first ball that runs past third man for a boundary! Bravo bowls a wide. Morgan takes a single off the next ball. Bisla charges down the wicket and works the ball straight to Michael Hussey at mid on who fires a direct throw and Bisla is run-out! End of a fantastic innings by a man who himself played a gem for CSK. Yusuf Pathan comes to the crease. Bravo bowls a wide. Morgan takes a single off the third ball. Pathan hits a full-toss for a single on the leg side. Brilliant over by Bravo, ten runs from it.

MS Bisla run out 92 (61b)

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Over 18 || Score 172/3

KKR need 50 from 18 balls. The first ball is well short and Morgan handsomely pulls that for a Six over deep midwicket! Morgan takes a single off the next ball. The third ball is pitched slightly short and Bisla plays that towards deep midwicket for a boundary! Nannes follows it with another short ball and Bisla pulls that for a Six over deep square leg. So Bisla is playing a gem here. The fifth ball is full and wide, no runs scored. Bisla gets an edge off the last ball and a diving Dhoni cannot stop a boundary! 21 runs from the over! Nannes matches Kallis’ bowling figures. 4-0-50-0

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Over 17 || Score 151/3

Bravo to continue. The first ball is full and wide and Bisla gets some bat on it, the deflection is good enough and the balls runs past third man for a boundary! Bisla once again walks past the stumps off the fifth ball and plays a paddle sweep for a boundary! Thirteen from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 138/3

Nannes into his third over. Bisla makes some room for himself off the third ball on the leg side and then guides that towards fine leg for a boundary! Bisla ends the over with a fuller length ball and Morgan effortlessly lifts that over long off for a SIX! Twelve from the over.

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Over 15 || Score 126/3

Bravo into his second over. The third ball was pitched slightly short, Bisla made room for himself and Bravo smashed that towards long off for a boundary! Meanwhile Bravo has injured himself as he dives to save a single off the fifth ball and the ball hit his head, but he's back after some treatment. Seven from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 119/3

Ashwin into his third over. And Bisla welcomes him with a boundary off the first ball. The boundary also brings Bisla’s fifty off 43 balls. The second ball was a full-toss and Bisla smashed that straight down the ground for his second boundary! Twelve from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 107/3

Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack. Bravo bowls a slower one, Kallis attempts a Dilscoop, doesn’t connect and the ball goes straight to Nannes at fine leg! Morgan comes to the crease. Morgan got an edge off the last ball that whistled past Dhoni for a boundary! Eight from the over.

JH Kallis c Nannes b Bravo 19 (20b)

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Over 12 || Score 99/2

Ashwin to continue. There was a huge run-out appeal off the second ball as Bisla played a reverse-sweep, the third-umpire took ages and the decision was not-out. Five from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 94/2

Jadeja to continue. Kallis shimmies down the wicket off the first ball and goes straight down the ground for a SIX! Dhoni misses a stumping chance as Kallis charged down the wicket again. Nine from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 85/2

Ashwin has been brought into the attack. Kallis charged down the wicket and went towards deep midwicket where Suresh Raina got under the ball and then grassed it! Bisla charged down the wicket off the last ball and cleared long on easily with a huge Six! Nine from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 76/2

Jadeja has been brought into the attack. Just four from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 72/2

Sharma into his final over. Five from the over, Sharma once again ends an excellent spell - 4-0-23-1

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Over 7 || Score 67/2

Jacques Kallis is the new man in, Nannes brought back into the attack. Just four from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 63/2

Sharma into his third over. The first ball is a length delivery and McCullum drives that through covers for a boundary! Sharma once again bowls a short ball and Bisla beats the man at fine leg for a boundary! Sharma bowls one quicker delivery which is pitched outside the off-stump and McCullum drags that one on to the stumps! Twelve from the over.

BB McCullum b Sharma 6 (7b)

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Over 5 || Score 51/1

Morris to continue. He begins with a short ball, Bisla gives himself some room and beats the man at covers for a boundary! The second ball is full and straight and Bisla flicks that towards deep square leg for his consecutive boundary! The third ball is full and straight once again and on this occasion Bisla goes straight down the ground for a one-bounce boundary! Make that three in a row! The fourth ball hits Bisla on the pads, 1 bye. McCullum gets off the mark with a single. Morris ends the over with a dot ball and Bisla pulls that for a boundary at midwicket! That also brings the fifty for KKR! Bisla is looking dangerous, last year’s final is the first thing that comes to mind. 18 from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 33/1

Sharma into his second over. Superb over from Mohit Sharma, just one from it.

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Over 3 || Score 32/1

Morris is brought into the attack. The first ball had width on offer and Gambhir worked that over the point fielder for a one-bounce boundary! The third ball was a short one and Gambhir handsomely pulled that for another boundary! But Morris had the last laugh as he swung on into the batsman and Gambhir is bowled! It was in similar fashion that the KKR skipper was bowled by Azhar Mahmood in one of their matches. McCullum comes to the crease. Eight from the over.

G Gambhir b Morris 14 (8b)

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Over 2 || Score 24/0

Mohit Sharma to bowl the second over. Bisla charged down the wicket off the third ball, made some room and scored a boundary through extra-cover! Six runs from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 18/0

Nannes to bowl the first over. And he begins with a delivery way down the leg side, 5wides. The second ball was a free-hit that hit the stumps and went for 4 byes! Nannes drove the last ball through covers for a boundary! That was a nine-ball over that produced 18 runs for KKR.

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CSK innings:

Over 20 || Score 194/3

Balaji to end his spell with the final over of the innings. Dhoni worked the second ball towards deep cover and ran back for a second run and Raina was run-out! Six runs came off the first five balls and then Balaji bowled a low full-toss to end the over and Dhoni didn’t miss on that one, smashed that over midwicket for a six that also brought 200 for Chennai!

MS Dhoni 18* (12b) Ravindra Jadeja 1* (1b)

SK Raina run out 44 (25b)

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Over 19 || Score 188/2

Kallis to bowl his final over. Four singles came off the first four balls. Kallis came round the wicket for the fifth ball, Raina got some width and he bisected the gap between point and third man for a boundary! Nine from the over, Kallis ends his forgettable spell 4-0-50-0

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Over 18 || Score 179/2

Balaji to bowl his third over. No boundaries came off the first five balls but Dhoni punched the last ball, a full-toss straight down the ground for a boundary!

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Over 17 || Score 168/2

Kallis to bowl his third over. The first ball is bowled on the leg side and Raina works that towards deep backward square leg for a boundary! Ten from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 158/2

Narine to bowl his final over. And Narine gets Hussey, who misses his second IPL ton by 5 runs! It was a short ball and Hussey went for the pull shot which he has executed so well all day long but this time he finds the fielder. Spectacular innings comes to an end. Seven from the over.

MEK Hussey c Das b Narine 95 (59b)

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Over 15 || Score 151/1

Pathan to bowl his second over. Five runs came off the first five balls and Hussey clobbers that last ball way back over midwicket for a SIX! Twelve from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 139/1

Narine to bowl his third over. And Raina hits his 100th six in style, launches Narine over extra-cover. Raina ends the over with a boundary Twelve from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 127/1

Bhatia to bowl his final over. Hussey has some room on offer off the fourth ball and he plays a cut shot that runs past the fielder at point for a boundary! Bhatia ends his spell with a short ball and Hussey once again executes a pull shot for a boundary! Thirteen from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 114/1

Balaji into his second over. Balaji bangs one short and Hussey pulls that for a boundary over fine leg. Eight from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 106/1

Bhatia into his third over. He begins with a leg-cutter, Saha was down the wicket and he hits it straight to Morgan at deep midwicket! Kolkata get the much needed breakthrough but Saha has done his bit. Raina is the new batsman in. Excellent over from Bhatia, three runs from it.

WP Saha c Morgan b Bhatia 39 (23b)

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Over 10 || Score 103/0

Narine to bowl his second over. No boundaries from the over, seven runs from it.

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Over 9 || Score 96/0

Bhatia into his second over. It was once again proving to be a decent over before Hussey launched the last ball over covers for a boundary! Ten from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 86/0

Kallis into his second over. Saha takes a single off the first ball. Hussey launches the second ball over deep midwicket for a SIX! Hussey takes a single off the third ball, moves to 49. Kallis bowls a short ball and Saha pulls that towards deep square leg for a one-bounce boundary! Saha takes a single. Hussey takes a single off the last ball that brings his fifty off just 31 balls! Take a bow Mr Cricket, he continues his terrific form. Time for a strategic break. Chenai are scoring at almost 11 runs per over and KKR should be prepared to chase anything above 200 from here onwards.

Michael Hussey 50* (31b), Wriddhiman Saha 35* (17b)

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Over 7 || Score 72/0

Rajat Bhatia comes into the attack. Good start by Bhatia, five from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 67/0

Kallis has been brought into the attack. He begins with a slower one, Hussey was once again down the track and he scores a boundary at midwicket! 50 up for CSK within notime! Hussey works the second ball towards point where the fielder gets a hand to hit and still the batsmen run three. Saha works the next ball for another boundary square of the wicket this time. Kallis bowls a slower ball and Saha once again goes over long off for a SIX! Just one run came off the last two balls and the over and Kallis has given 18 runs in his first over! Dream start for CSK! Both the batsmen have played some elegant strokes so far.

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Over 5 || Score 49/0

CSK are off to a flier and Gambhir goes to his trump card, Sunile Narine has been brought into the attack. Hussey gets an outside edge off the second ball that runs past third-man for a boundary! The third ball is a slightly short and Hussey pulls that for a boundary at deep square leg! Nine from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 40/0

Shami to bowl his second over. The second ball is a half-volley and Saha launches that over mid on for a boundary! The third ball is pitched slightly short and Saha works that towards deep square leg for a boundary! The fifth ball is once again a half-volley and Saha elegantly lifts that over mid off for a SIX! Fifteen from the over. Superb start for CSK!

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Over 3 || Score 25/0

Balaji to bowl the third over. Hussey charges down the wicket off the first ball, gets an inside that goes towards fine leg, two runs scored. Hussey defends the second ball for no run. Balaji goes full and wide off the third ball and Hussey shimmies down the track to clear extra-cover for a boundary! The next ball has some width, Hussey slashes hard at it, gets a leading edge that flies past third man for another boundary! Hussey drives the fifth ball towards covers for no run. Balaji attempts a slower ball again, ends up bowling a full-toss and Hussey was already down the wicket and he dispatched that through covers for his third boundary from the over! Bad start by Balaji, 14 runs from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 11/0

Shami Mohammad to bowl the second over. He pitches one on the leg side and Hussey clears the fine leg region for a boundary! Five from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 6/0

Hussey and Saha to open for CSK, Yusuf Pathan will bowl the first over. Six from the first over.

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TOSS: Kolkata won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will look to settle scores against intimidating former title-holders Chennai Super Kings when the two sides clash in an Indian Premier League match on Sunday.

CSK had beaten KKR in Kolkata not to long back, and Gautam Gambhir`s men would look to return the compliment in the return leg match.

A stern bowling test awaits the Knight Riders as the Super Kings`s batsmen led by Michael Hussey look in ominous touch.

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TEAMS:

Kolkata: Brendon McCullum, Gautam Gambhir(c), Manvinder Bisla(w), Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Eoin Morgan, Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Sunil Narine, Shami Ahmed, Lakshmipathy Balaji

Chennai: Michael Hussey, Wriddhiman Saha, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Morris, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dirk Nannes, Mohit Mahipal Sharma