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Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Live Summary, Match 49, Indian Premier League, 2020, October 29, 2020
CSK 178/4 (20)
Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets
KKR 172/5 (20)
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CRR: 8.6
Commentary :
19.6 : Right! We have the first entry in the playoffs, courtesy of the result of this game. Yes, Mumbai are through. Kolkata's fate will depend on other results now and that too when they win their last game against Rajasthan. That's it from this game. The action though will continue on Friday, 30th October 2020, when two teams eager to keep their hopes alive meet each other. Yes, Rajasthan take on Punjab in the game no. 50 of the Indian T20 League 2020. The game will begin at 1800 local (1400 GMT).
Ruturaj Gaikwad, 72 runs from 53 balls, is the MAN OF THE MATCH. Back-to-back MoM for him. States that he is very happy that both the awards have come in winning situations for the team. He backed himself confidently again in this match. Adds that his skipper's words helped him beat COVID. On whether he works hard in the gym, Gaikwad smiles and says yes and cheekily adds that he has six-pack abs as well.
MS Dhoni, the VICTORIOUS CHENNAI SKIPPER, is all smiles. Starts off by saying that it is one game where it all went in their favour. Praises his boys for finishing it well. Adds that Jadeja has been really well this season, looking to finish the games in the side's favour. Adds that Jadeja plays well through the point region. On whether Chennai is looking at the future, Dhoni says yes. They are giving time to the youngsters and want to see how they play. States that Gaikwad's case early on was u
Ravindra Jadeja is caught for a quick chat. Says that he was hitting the ball well in the nets so all he was thinking about doing it in the game. Says that he along with Curran wanted to just go after the bowlers in the last 2 overs. Tells that he was trying to keep his shape and back his strength. Says that if he got anything in his arc, he knew he can hit it for a six. Adds that when you play good cricket and win games for the team, it is always a happy feeling.
Please stay tuned for the presentation ceremony as we get to hear the winning captain and also know who the Man of the Match is!
Eoin Morgan, the Kolkata skipper, says that they played really well in this game. Feels that dew came after 8th over and it made things difficult for them. Says that Chennai played really well on the day. Says that with one game left, they will look to win the game. Feels that they thought that the total was a pretty good one but adds that the conditions changed a touch. Praises Rana for his superb knock. Talks highly of the performance of the spinners and adds that one is a world-class bowler w
Kolkata's bowlers were off-colour today. Don't know what Morgan thought when he offered Rana the ball, he went for 16 in his only over and given how the match panned out, that could have been avoided. Chakravarthy and Cummins managed 2 apiece and were the lone bowlers who were economical along with managing a couple of wickets. Narine bowled well but could not net any wickets. Nagarkoti and Ferguson were taken for plenty.
Earlier, after winning the toss, Chennai opted to bowl first. They were largely doing well but Rana's 87 swung the momentum in Kolkata's favour. After his dismissal, Chennai were back in the game again but DK's cameo towards the end once again pulled things back in Kolkata's favour. Chasing 173, Chennai got off to a slow start but thanks to Gaikwad, Rayudu and Jadeja, they coasted home safely in the end.
Chasing 173 for a victory, Chennai got off to a sluggish start. They lost Watson in the 8th over and then their scoring rate upped considerably, courtesy Gaikwad and Rayudu. The latter though went for one too many and fell after making a good 38. Dhoni followed shortly but Gaikwad continued strongly. Eventually, after a good 72, he too fell, attempting a cheeky shot. It was getting a bit tight towards the end but Jadeja finished things off well in Chennai's favour, an unbeaten 31 from 11 balls f
What a fantastic way to finish, by Jadeja. First back-to-back wins for Chennai in this edition. They seem to have found their form but too late. Nonetheless, they would be pleased with the way they are closing their campaign. Chennai's win means Mumbai become the first team to qualify for the playoffs this season. Oooh... One arch-rival helping the other!
Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! BANG! Jadeja, you star. Back-to-back sixes to seal the deal. A length ball, yes, the pressure gets big on Kamlesh. He ends up bowling one in the slot for Jadeja. He smokes it over wide long on for a biggie. Chennai win by 6 wickets.
19.56 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! Take that, says Jadeja. Scores level. Nagarkoti misses his mark, it is in the slot for Jadeja He pumps it way over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. Nerves on both the sides now. Dot or wicket for the tie and Super Over. A single or more for Chennai's win.
19.4 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ravindra Jadeja, Another dot! Angles a good length ball away from the left-hander. Jadeja tries to reach out and carve it through the off side but misses.
19.3 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Sam Curran, Just a single. Full and just outside off, Curran tries to go hard again, mistimes it towards the off side. Only a single.
19.2 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Sam Curran, A couple now. Full and wide outside off, Curran drills it wide of the long off fielder. Two taken. 8 needed in 4 balls.
18.6 : Pat Cummins is done. Should be Kamlesh Nagarkoti to bowl the last over. Yes, it is him, 10 runs to defend. The youngster will have to deliver under extreme pressure for his side.
19.1 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Sam Curran, DOT! Terrific from Kamlesh. Shortish and around middle, Curran looks to pull but the ball takes the inner half and goes back to the bowler.
18.64 : Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, EDGY FOUR! But Jadeja and Chennai will take it. What an over, what an over for Chennai! 20 runs off it and now the game is right in Chennai's court. Full and wide outside off, Jadeja throws the kitchen sink at it. He gets a thick outside edge and that flies over short third man and into the third man fence. Just 10 needed in 6 balls. Super Over anyone?
18.56 : Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! Bang! Jadeja makes the full use of the Free Hit. A length ball, right in the slot, Jadeja swipes it over deep square leg for a biggie.
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, NO BALL! The attempted yorker goes wrong, Lockie ends up bowling it above the hip. Jadeja pulls it, rather unconvincingly, towards deep square leg. The batters take two. Free Hit coming up then!
18.44 : Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Useful boundary. Very important boundary. 150 is up. Ferguson misses the yorker and ends up giving a high full toss, that too on the pads of Jadeja. He helps it through short fine leg and finds the fence.
18.3 : Lockie Ferguson to Sam Curran, Only a run. Terrific stuff from Ferguson. Low full toss, Curran can only push it to deep point and go to the other end.
18.2 : Lockie Ferguson to Sam Curran, DOT! Curran tries to be little too cute but he is beaten by Ferguson's pace there. Moves to the off side and tries to scoop it over the keeper but misses.
18.1 : Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, Very full and on middle, flicked down to deep mid-wicket for just a single.
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, WIDE! Ferguson goes for the yorker but the line is down the leg side. Jadeja tries to flick but misses. Wided.
17.6 : Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Cummins finishes the over well. Just a single on the last ball. Full and outside off, Jadeja can only drive it towards long off for a single. Just 4 runs and the massive wicket of well-set Gaikwad off the over. 30 needed in last 2 overs.
17.5 : Pat Cummins to Sam Curran, Only a run. Full and around off, stroked for one through mid off by Curran. Chennai need a boundary on the last ball. Cummins would like to finish it well.
17.4 : Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Full and on middle, it is drilled down to long on for just one. Just 2 off the first 4 balls.
17.3 : Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, Play and a miss! Fullish and outside off, Jadeja drives away from his body, only to get beaten.
17.2 : Ravindra Jadeja steps out to the middle now.
Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, OUT! TIMBER! Cummins gets the massive wicket. Such a classy knock and it ends when the batsman is playing an unorthodox shot. Good length ball on middle, Gaikwad moves inside the crease and looks to paddle it over the keeper but misses. The castle behind gets a beating. End of another top knock from Gaikwad but he would be mighty disappointed not to take the team home. 33 runs needed in 16 balls.
17.1 : Pat Cummins to Sam Curran, Direct hit and Curran would've been walking back. A full ball on middle, Sam premediates and goes for the scoop but fails to get it right. The ball hits the toe end and rolls towards the leg side. He goes for the single. Cummins quickly gets to the ball and throws at the non-striker's end but misses.
16.6 : Sunil Narine has completed his 4 overs. Cummins to finish his. 3-0-27-1 for him so far.
Lockie Ferguson to Sam Curran, Single to end the over! Full and around off, Curran looks to drive but gets an inside edge. The ball goes to short fine leg. A single taken. 34 needed in 18 balls.
16.5 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and outside off, drilled down to long off for a single.
Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, WIDE! Pressure on Lockie. He tries to go wide. The length is brilliant but it is a bit too wide. Wided.
16.44 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Swept and swept really well. He is taking on Ferguson. Good length ball just outside off, Ruturaj gets down and nails the sweep over square leg. A boundary.
16.3 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, A couple now. A poor throw from Kamlesh though. Short and outside off, Gaikwad backs away and strokes it through cover-point. Two taken.
16.2 : Lockie Ferguson to Sam Curran, Very full and on middle, Curran looks to flick but gets an inside edge towards the off side after deflecting from his pads. A single.
16.1 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Short and outside off, worked towards square leg for a quick run.
15.6 : Lockie Ferguson returns now. 2-0-23-0 from him so far.
Sunil Narine to Sam Curran, FOUR! Just over the short mid-wicket fielder! Flatter ball on off, Curran comes down the track and lifts this just over the stretched hands of the man at short mid-wicket. The wide long on and deep mid-wicket fielders give chase. But the ball bisects them to perfection and trickles into the boundary.
15.5 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Around off, pushed through towards long on for a run.
15.4 : Sunil Narine to Sam Curran, On middle and leg, bunted down to long on for one.
15.3 : Sunil Narine to Sam Curran, Flatter ball around off, tapped to the off side.
0.0 : Sunil Narine is back for his last over. 3-0-16-0 from him so far.
15.2 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter ball outside off, punched off the back foot on the off side for a single.
15.1 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tossed up around off, tapped to the off side for a dot.
14.6 : Varun Chakravarthy to Sam Curran, Chakravarthy misses a catch there! Could have had a 3-fer. Flatter ball around off, Curran comes down and hits it hard and uppishly towards Varun. The bowler fails to hold onto that.
14.5 : Varun Chakravarthy to Sam Curran, Around off, tapped to backward point for a dot.
14.4 : Sam Curran is the new man in.
Varun Chakravarthy to MS Dhoni, OUT! BOWLED! Chakravarthy got Dhoni bowled when these two met earlier as well, and now too. 'Chakra-worthy' it reads on the big board in the stadium. Quicker and flatter on middle and leg, Dhoni rocks back and looks to play this on the leg side. He anticipated a fuller length, tossed up ball but did not anticipate the quicker one. Dhoni misses and the ball crashes into the woodwork.
14.3 : Varun Chakravarthy to MS Dhoni, Short ball, MS rocks back and tucks this on the leg side for a dot.
14.2 : Varun Chakravarthy to MS Dhoni, Tossed up around off, Dhoni defends it on the off side.
14.1 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Outside off, stroked through the covers for one.
13.6 : Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, A single. 11 runs and a wicket off that over. Short ball, Gaikwad mistimes his pull towards mid-wicket. Gets to the other end for a single.
13.5 : Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, Dhoni wastes no time. Underway straightaway. Outside off, he taps this towards third man for a single.
13.4 : Skipper MS Dhoni is the new man in.
Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, OUT! TAKEN! Rayudu goes for one too many and ends up perishing. Is that the breakthrough that Kolkata wanted? Looks so, if they can capitalize on this further. Outside off on a good length, Rayudu comes down the track and looks to whack that over mid off. However, he ends up getting it straight into the hands of the mid off fielder, Sunil Narine, instead. 55 runs needed in 38 balls still for the Yellow Brigade.
13.34 : Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! This is so clever from Rayudu. Length ball on middle, Rayudu anticipated that, he moves across and gently strokes that through short fine leg for a boundary.
13.24 : Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! Not this time though. Rayudu times it well and gets it over the inner circle for a boundary. Full and outside off, he skips down the track and lofts this over extra cover for a boundary.
0.0 : Bowling change. Pat Cummins returns now. 2-0-16-0 from him so far.
13.1 : Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and around off, Ruturaj mistimes it off the inner half to long on for a single as he looked to slam that on the off side.
12.6 : DRINKS! Another fine partnership stitched and Chennai are looking pretty strong at the moment. Gaikwad has looked as solid as he was in the previous game while Rayudu has shown intent from the start and is playing a superb hand. With 9 wickets in hand, these two can take the game deep and win it for the team. The asking rate is just over 9. Kolkata, on the other hand, need to strike quickly. Let's see who can deliver for them.
Varun Chakravarthy to Ambati Rayudu, A couple to end the 13th over. Rayudu comes down the track, Chakravarthy sees that and shortens his length. Ambati manages to work it on the leg side off the inner half and comes back running in for the second. 9 off Chakravarthy's third over. Chennai need 64 runs in 42 balls.
12.5 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ambati Rayudu, Flatter ball outside off, Rayudu looked to steer that towards third man but ends up chopping it back on the track. 
12.14 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Good chase from Lockie Ferguson but he could not get there. Flatter ball outside off, Ruturaj moved to the leg side and lofted it over covers. Ferguson, the sweeper cover, runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it.
12.3 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ambati Rayudu, Tossed up around off, Rayudu prods forward and nudges this on the off side for a run.
12.4 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Around off, pushed to wide long off for a single.
12.2 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Outside off, punched through point for one.
11.6 : Varun Chakravarthy is back on. 2-0-10-1 from him so far.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 100 up for Chennai with that single. Length ball outside off, tapped in front of point for a single. They need 73 runs in 48 balls still.
11.5 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ambati Rayudu, Short ball, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single.
11.46 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ambati Rayudu, SIX! My goodness. What about that, Ambati Rayudu! That was some shot. Short and well outside off, Rayudu comes down the track, the width allowed him to free his arms. He clobbers it over deep cover.
11.3 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and outside off, stroked through cover-point for a run.
11.2 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Slow back of a length ball outside off, cut to deep point for a couple. Ruturaj Gaikwad gets to his half ton with that. His second in the League, back-to-back as well. Mark Nicholas on-air remarks - 'Remember the Name'.
11.1 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ambati Rayudu, Fullish ball around off, Ambati comes down the track to slam that on the off side but it comes off the inner half. Goes to fine leg for a single.
10.6 : Will Morgan risk another over of Rana here? No, Kamlesh Naagrkoti is back. Went for 7 in his first.
Lockie Ferguson to Ambati Rayudu, A single to end then. Full and around off, tapped towards square leg for a quick single. 14 runs off Ferguson's second over. Chennai need 85 runs in 54 balls.
10.5 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single. 
10.46 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SIX! David Hussey from the Kolkata camp also lauds Gaikwad there. Full ball around off, Ruturaj Gaikwad swivels a touch and lofts that mightily over fine leg.
10.3 : Lockie Ferguson to Ambati Rayudu, Rayudu moves to the off side and taps the full ball towards cover-point for one.
10.2 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Length ball around off, Ruturaj jumps and tucks it on the off side for a single.
10.14 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! This guy is a really talented kid. Full and outside off, he lifts it over extra cover for a boundary.
9.6 : Lockie Ferguson is back in the attack now. 1-0-9-0 so far for him.
Nitish Rana to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Single to end the 10th over. Full and around off, it is smashed through mid off for a single. 99 needed in last 10.
9.5 : Nitish Rana to Ambati Rayudu, On off, this one is punched down to long off for a single.
Nitish Rana to Ambati Rayudu, WIDE! Rana slips one down the leg side. Rayudu fails to fick. Wided.
9.44 : Nitish Rana to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! Three in a row! Tossed up and outside off, Rayudu comes down the track and pumps it over extra cover once again. It races away to the fence again.
9.34 : Nitish Rana to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! Goes over the bowler's head now. Full and around off, he dances down the track and slams it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
9.24 : Nitish Rana to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! Slammed over extra cover. Rayudu doesn't want Rana to settle. Gets under the flighted ball and drills it over extra cover for a boundary.
0.0 : Nitish Rana, right-arm offbreak, to bowl now.
9.1 : Nitish Rana to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Short and on middle from Rana to begin, it is pulled to long on for a single.
8.6 : DRINKS! Chennai are 58/1 at the end of 9 overs and the required rate is 10.5. They find themselves in a familiar situation, in that, they do not accelerate and leave too much to be done at the end. Which is what has proved to be their undoing this season. The word from their dugout should be for these two to get a good move on, especially Gaikwad, who is set now. Kolkata meanwhile would be happy and it is a matter of capitalizing after the break to swing the momentum further in their favour. Let
Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Six singles in the over. Tidy stuff from Narine. Full and around off, it is eased through mid off for one.
8.5 : Sunil Narine to Ambati Rayudu, Short and around off, tucked down to long on for a single.
8.4 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Another run. Shortish and just outside off, Gaikwad punches it on the up for one.
8.3 : Sunil Narine to Ambati Rayudu, On middle, Rayudu eases it through mid on for one more run.
8.2 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shortish and on middle, Gaikwad sweeps it to deep mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
8.1 : Sunil Narine to Ambati Rayudu, On middle, knocked towards mid-wicket for one.
7.6 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ambati Rayudu, Single to end the successful over from Chakravarthy. Just 3 runs and a wicket off it. Flat ball just around off, pushed towards backward point for a quick run.
7.5 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ambati Rayudu, The wrong 'un. Rayudu does well to keep it out.
7.4 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shortish and around off, pushed to deep cover for a single.
7.3 : Ambati Rayudu steps out to the middle now.
Varun Chakravarthy to Shane Watson, OUT! TAKEN! Chakravarthy gets his man. Tosses the ball full and bowls it on middle, Watson looks to power it over long on but the ball takes the outer half and goes high in the air. Rinku Singh at long off settles under it and takes it easily. The good-looking stand is broken.
7.2 : Varun Chakravarthy to Shane Watson, Beaten! That wasn't too far away from the stumps. It lands on middle and then breaks away to beat the outside edge. Watson was clueless as to which way it will go.
7.1 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Single and it brings up the 50-run stand. Flat and on middle, it is clipped down to long on for one.
6.6 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and outside off, it is eased through mid off for a single.
6.5 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, A couple now. Short and wide outside off, Gaikwad cuts it wide of the sweeper cover fielder for two.
6.4 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter and around off, kept out.
6.3 : Sunil Narine to Shane Watson, One more run as Watson tucks it towards deep mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
6.2 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On middle, it is turned through mid-wicket for one.
6.1 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter and around off, pushed towards the cover fielder.
5.6 : Change of ends for Sunil Narine.
Varun Chakravarthy to Shane Watson, Dot to end the over. Just 7 off the over, despite that biggie. So, a good over. Short and just outside off, Watson looks to cut but misses. 44/0 at the end of the Powerplay. 129 needed in 84 balls.
5.5 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter and around middle, clipped through mid on for one.
5.4 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fullish and around off, blocked.
5.36 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SIX! WOW! What a shot! Just the extension of the arm and it sails over. Shortish and just around off, Gaikwad skips down the track, meets the ball and just extends his arm. It goes all the way over long off.
5.2 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Play and a miss! Gaikwad makes room, Chakravarthy shortens length, Gaikwad tries to lift it over covers but misses.
5.1 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Short and just outside off, Gaikwad cuts but finds the point fielder.
4.6 : Varun Chakravarthy to bowl now.
Lockie Ferguson to Shane Watson, Play and a miss! Shortish and just outside off, Watson looks to pull but the ball keeps low and goes to the keeper. 9 off Lockie's first.
4.5 : Lockie Ferguson to Shane Watson, DOT! Short ball on middle, Watson looks to pull but mistimes it towards short fine leg.
4.4 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Length ball around middle, it is clipped towards square leg for one.
4.34 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! BOOM! Stunning stroke. Full and on middle, Gaikwad just lifts it over the bowler's head and it races away to the long off fence. The young man is oozing with class and confidence at the moment.
4.2 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and outside off, Gaikwad makes room and looks to drive but the ball takes the inner half and goes to mid on.
4.14 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Fine way to welcome the new bowler. Short ball around off and middle, Gaikwad pulls it towards the deep mid-wicket region. Kamlesh Nagarkoti tries to get to the ball but fails to stop the boundary.
3.6 : Lockie Ferguson into the attack now.
Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, A single to finish. Just 5 from Narine's first. Floated on middle and leg, Ruturaj chips it over mid on for a single.
3.5 : Sunil Narine to Shane Watson, Flatter ball on off, driven to long on for one.
3.4 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On the shorter side around off, clipped through mid on for a single.
0.0 : These two have done well for Chennai so far. They have got the occasional boundaries to keep the asking rate under check. Their first aim would be to bat together till the Powerplay and then make their next move. Kolkata cannot afford a good opening stand.
3.3 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter on off, Ruturaj gives room on the off side and cuts but finds point.
3.2 : Sunil Narine to Shane Watson, Slower in the air on middle and leg, Watson had to wait for eternity before tapping this on the leg side for a single.
3.1 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Around off, flat, tucked to the on side for a single.
2.6 : Time for some spin. Sunil Narine is on now.
Pat Cummins to Shane Watson, FOUR! Watson just missed the spydercam outside the boundary ropes there. Fullish ball around off, Watson heaves that over square leg. Fine leg gives chase but the ball beats him and races into the boundary. Almost took the spidercam after getting inside the ropes as well!
2.5 : Pat Cummins to Shane Watson, Full and around off, Watson glances it to short mid-wicket.
2.4 : Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On middle, tucked in front of square leg for a single.
Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FIVE WIDES! Ruturaj comes down the crease, Cummins sees that and bangs it in short. But it was too short, goes over the batsman, the keeper and into the fine leg boundary. Wide signalled by the umpire as well.
2.3 : Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On a length around off, Gaikwad hops and keeps that out.
2.24 : Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! WOW! Crunched that. Ruturaj gives himself room on the off side, it was a good length ball around off, he strokes it firmly through the covers and bags a boundary.
2.1 : Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On a good length on the stumps, defended to the off side.
1.6 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Shane Watson, 7 runs from the second over. The last ball is a dot. Length ball around off, Watson stands tall and drives but straight to mid off.
1.5 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Shane Watson, Full and around off, clipped to the leg side.
1.46 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Shane Watson, SIX! Cracking shot! Length ball, not that bad a delivery, Watson swivels quickly and pulls it handsomely over deep square leg.
1.3 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Shane Watson, Nagarkoti bangs it short but the ball does not bounce much. Keeps low outside off, Watson looks to play it inside the line but is surprised by how low that ball went by.
1.2 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and outside off, Ruturaj leans in and drives it through point for one.
1.1 : Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good length ball outside off, Gaikwad looks to cut but ends up chopping it off the bottom edge back on the pitch.
0.6 : Who will bowl from the other end? Kamlesh Nagarkoti it is.
Pat Cummins to Shane Watson, A tidy first over, just the 2 off it. Length ball, seaming in towards middle, Watson tucks it to the off side for a dot.
0.5 : Pat Cummins to Shane Watson, Good length ball around off, tucked towards cover-point.
0.4 : Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and around off, Ruturaj is off the mark as well. Defensively nudges this to wide mid off and takes one.
0.3 : Pat Cummins to Shane Watson, Watson and Chennai are underway in the chase then. Full on middle, flicked to deep square leg for a single.
0.2 : Pat Cummins to Shane Watson, Around off, defended to the off side for a dot.
0.1 : We are back for the chase then! The Kolkata players are in a huddle near the ropes. After the final words of wisdom, they disperse to take their positions on the field. Chennai's openers are Shane Watson and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Pat Cummins with the new ball for Kolkata. Play is the signal and we are off...
Pat Cummins to Shane Watson, Full on middle to begin with, clipped to the leg side.