Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Live Summary, Final, Indian Premier League, 2021, October 15, 2021
KKR 165/9 (20)
Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs
CSK 192/3 (20)
Match over
CRR: 9.6
Commentary :
19.6 : Kolkata had a mountain of a target to conquer and they started in the best possible manner. Once again Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer provided them with an excellent platform of 91 runs but the chase nosedived after Iyer's departure. Rana came and went in no time and Narine too failed to contribute. It was a steady procession of wickets for Kolkata as Chennai squeezed them under the scoreboard pressure. Middle order was the soft underbelly of Kolkata and that was tickled by Chennai to gain the
The crowd goes bonkers as MS Dhoni comes up for an interview! MSD starts by praising Kolkata for the way they bounced back and feels that the break really helped them. Tells that Chennai shuffled a few players and it was important to define responsibilities. Tells that every final is special and you can also say they are the most consistent team that loses in the final, but in those games, there were moments that they lost. Shares that this was something they made a conscious effort to improv
Eoin Morgan, the Kolkata skipper, says that he is extremely proud of the fight that they showed throughout the tournament and their character epitomizes Kolkata's values and is very happy with the support from the management and thanks the fans as well, as they supported them throughout. On their openers, Morgan shares that they have been outstanding and says that Gill is a classy player and Iyer is a good find and he has a good shoulder on his head. On Rahul Tripathi, Morgan says that he picke
Robin Uthappa is feeling grateful. Says that it was a lean last season for them and it was important to play well in 2021. Adds that he just wanted to contribute to the team's success and wanted to take advantage of the start in this game. Mentions that Chennai have a secured atmosphere in the group and there is clarity of thoughts which is very important. Feels that the players not playing in the XI create the atmosphere.
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Sourav Ganguly hands the trophy to MS Dhoni! As usual, MS quickly hands it to someone else, seems it's Deepak Chahar on this occasion. They all line up for the cameras. You will get to see plenty of these photographs in the coming days on social media. Time to celebrate!
Moeen Ali says that he is feeling amazing and can't describe it in words. Calls Gaikwad an amazing player and tells that he is so calm and hopes that he will represent India in the future. Praises Dhoni for his captaincy and the way he backed him. Tells that you cannot buy experience and it's a great team to be a part of. 
Stephen Fleming, the Chennai head coach, says that getting over the line was one of the challenges and he is happy to get over the line. Adds that they value youth but in pressure situations, the experience can add so much. States that they are comfortable playing experienced guys as well as youth. Says that they involve gut feelings and instincts, and need to understand players. States that years have gone by and this is a wonderful tournament and he is pleased to be with one franchise.
Brendon McCullum, the head coach of Kolkata, collects the runners-up award on behalf of his team. The Kiwi is super proud of how they have played and he congratulates Chennai as they have won the title and have been a strong side. Adds that they will remember this for a while, even though they did not win. Feels that losing in the final means that there is a lot of what-if questions but he is happy with how the young Indian boys stepped up and they got a couple of things right and is super pro
Harshal Patel wins the Purple Cap for picking 32 wickets in this season and is also chosen for the MVP award. In a recorded message, Patel thanked everyone and said that it means a lot to him and added that it would have been nicer had they qualified for the final. He thanked all the support staff and the team members for backing him.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the proud owner of the Orange Cap for smashing 635 runs in this edition at an average of 45.35 and a strike rate of 136.26. 
Faf du Plessis is the Man of the Match! The South African says that he is really grateful and is feeling proud of what they have achieved this season. Shares that it was a great day and it was his 100th game in the Indian T20 League which makes it even more special. Adds that he has loved his time with Chennai and it's a great place to play cricket. Tells us that number 4 in the trophy cabinet is really good. On Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf replies that he is a special talent and Indian cricket is b
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What a season for Chennai! They have bounced back brilliantly from the disappointment of 2020 and added yet another trophy to their cabinet. After losing the toss, it was important for Chennai to start well. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis did the job and then the latter extended his stay in the middle. Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali showed the right intent to never let the tempo down and Chennai managed a big total on the board. Their bowling was below-par at the start and MS Dhoni dropping Ven
Deepak Chahar says that there were ups and downs this season. Adds that he is very happy winning this tournament. Goes on to say that there was dew but it was important to handle pressure in a big game like this. States that they capitalized with the bat. Mentions that they have qualified almost every season and they were confident of doing well. States that they all play for MS Dhoni and he is the captain of the ship.
Josh Hazlewood says that he is feeling fantastic and it's awesome to be a part of Chennai. Adds that he has learnt heaps and there are a lot of seniors to learn from, especially DJ Bravo. Shares that he will have a little bit of downtime and then he will jump straight into the T20 World Cup and he has got a good preparation heading into it on these pitches.
Ravindra Jadeja says he is feeling amazing and they have worked very hard to win the title and it feels good to finally win it. On his catch of Narine, Jadeja says that it went very high and he looked at Moeen and just went for the catch and is happy to have taken it and that catch changed the momentum for them. Shares that Bravo is going to entertain them the whole night.
Dwayne Bravo says that he is very happy with the effort. Adds that they have continuity and belief in the squad and they believe in the core of the squad. Tells that in 4 years, they have won two titles and this was a complete team effort. Says that he does not get nervous and the players have performed well in different phases. Tells that du Plessis and Gaikwad have been brilliant and scoring more than 500 runs is special. Goes on to say that getting an extra day's rest was important for them.
Ruturaj Gaikwad says that it's a great feeling to win the Orange Cap and also the trophy. Mentions that he is feeling great and shares that they didn't have a great last season but they believed in themselves and they are happy that it happened in this season. Adds that he has not changed his batting style and is confident about his shots. Mentions that there are times when you have to dig deep and carry the team.
Plenty of interviews lined up...
CHENNAI ARE THE CHAMPIONS! They've etched their name on the trophy for the fourth time in the history of this tournament. What a clinical performance! Their players are jumping in celebration, absolute scenes out there, you can feel the excitement in the air. The party has just begun and it will go deep into the night.
Dwayne Bravo to Lockie Ferguson, CHENNAI WIN BY 27 RUNS! Dwayne Bravo bowls a near-yorker around off, Ferguson digs it out to the leg side and crosses. Whistle Podu for Chennai! MS Dhoni smiles and the dugout erupts. Yet another feather in Dhoni's cap, this is his fourth title and he has achieved it in his 300th T20 match as captain. Take a bow, legend!
19.5w : Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Mavi, OUT! Wicket number 9 goes down! Fullish and outside off, slower in pace, Shivam Mavi mistimes his heave in the air and Deepak Chahar completes the catch safely at deep mid-wicket. Can Chennai pick the final wicket on the last ball?
Varun Chakravarthy is the last man in! 
19.4 : Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Mavi, Play and a miss! Bravo continues to bowl slower, around middle and leg, Shivam Mavi tries to play the paddle scoop but misses.
18.5 : 31 needed off the final over. Dwayne Bravo is entrusted the responsibility to bowl the final over. It should be Chennai's game from here, but can Kolkata script an unlikely win?
19.3 : Dwayne Bravo to Lockie Ferguson, Aerial but safe! One of many variations of Bravo. Fuller and wide outside off, Ferguson is early into the shot and flicks it in the air over mid-wicket. A single is taken.
19.2 : Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Mavi, A yorker around off, nicely nailed by DJ, Mavi brings his bat down and squeezes it through cover-point for a run.
19.1 : Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Mavi, Bravo delivers it full and around middle and leg, the angle is taking that down, Mavi attempts to flick but misses. It goes through his legs to Dhoni.
18.6 : Shardul Thakur to Lockie Ferguson, Good-length ball outside off, Ferguson misses his swing. 31 needed in the last over.
18.56 : Shardul Thakur to Lockie Ferguson, SIX! Powered! Short ball around off, Ferguson smacks it over wide long on for a biggie. Dhoni is not understanding what is Thakur trying to do. The skipper isn't looking happy.
18.4 : Shardul Thakur to Lockie Ferguson, Low full toss outside off, Ferguson drives it to deep cover for a couple.
Shardul Thakur to Lockie Ferguson, WIDE! Another one outside off, Ferguson does not play at that. Another wide. Just delaying the inevitable.
Shardul Thakur to Lockie Ferguson, WIDE! A slower ball way outside off, Ferguson lets it go. Wided.
17.6 : Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Mavi, Slower ball outside off, Mavi guides it through backward point for a single.
18.44 : Shardul Thakur to Lockie Ferguson, NO BALL AND FOUR! Full toss above the waist on the pads, Ferguson swings it to deep backward square leg for a boundary. A Free Hit will follow.
18.3 : Shardul Thakur to Lockie Ferguson, Full toss outside off, Ferguson misses his drive.
18.2 : Shardul Thakur to Shivam Mavi, Slower ball on off, Mavi defends it to covers for one.
17.6 : Shardul Thakur to bowl the penultimate over! Can he end with a 5-fer?
18.2 : Shardul Thakur to Shivam Mavi, WIDE! Full outside off, Mavi looks to drive but misses. Wided.
18.1 : Shardul Thakur to Shivam Mavi, Good-length ball outside off, Mavi looks to cut but gets a bottom edge. It rolls behind in front of the keeper.
17.56 : Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Mavi, SIX! Mavi with another! He is showing that he can bat! Bravo dishes a juicy full toss on the pads, Mavi powers it over deep square leg for a biggie.
17.46 : Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Mavi, SIX! Mavi has decided to enjoy himself here! Full and outside off, Mavi lifts it over deep point for a biggie. One of the spectators has touched the ball so it has to be changed as per the new Covid protocol.
17.34 : Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Mavi, FOUR! Too late for Kolkata! Very full outside off, Mavi slices it over short third man for a boundary.
17.2 : Dwayne Bravo to Shivam Mavi, Very full outside off, Mavi looks to drive but misses.
17.1 : Dwayne Bravo to Lockie Ferguson, Full outside off, Lockie plays it to long on for one.
16.6 : Dwayne Bravo to bowl now. 2-0-8-0 are his numbers so far! 
Josh Hazlewood to Shivam Mavi, Full ball outside off, Mavi drives it to extra cover. Hazlewood is done for the night and his figures read 4-0-29-2.
16.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Lockie Ferguson, Full toss on the pads, Ferguson heaves it to deep square leg for one.
16.3w : Josh Hazlewood to Eoin Morgan, OUT! CAUGHT! Brilliance in the field from Deepak Chahar and that should be it for Kolkata! What an effort from Deepak Chahar though! Simply terrific! Short ball on the pads, Morgan pulls it to deep square leg. Chahar comes across, jumps and catches it. He sees himself going over and throws the ball back up. He goes over the rope, comes back in and completes the catch. The third umpire takes a look at it and is happy with the effort. So, Kolkata lose their 8th
16.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Shivam Mavi, Full ball on off, Mavi defends it to covers for a single.
16.3 : Shivam Mavi walks out! 
16.2 : Is that a clean catch? If it is, Deepak Chahar has pulled off a stunner. Yes, clean catch, it is! The skipper of Kolkata walks back and that should seal the deal for the Men in Yellow! 
Josh Hazlewood to Eoin Morgan, Good-length ball on the pads, Morgan looks to heave it away but it goes off the pads to the leg side. Refuses to take the single.
16.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Eoin Morgan, Slower ball around off, Morgan goes for a huge slog but misses.
15.6 : Who bowls now? It is Josh Hazlewood (3-0-27-1)! 
Shardul Thakur to Lockie Ferguson, Just over extra cover! Short ball outside off, Ferguson lifts it over extra cover. Gowtham, the substitute fielder, goes after it but fails to reach it. Two taken.
15.5 : Shardul Thakur to Lockie Ferguson, Slower short ball around off, Ferguson is too early into his shot. It takes the inside edge and goes back to the keeper.
15.4 : Out walks Lockie Ferguson! 
Shardul Thakur to Rahul Tripathi, OUT! CAUGHT! Another wicket goes down and the dream for Kolkata is crumbling. Tripathi had no option but to go for the big shot and he perishes. Good-length ball on middle, Tripathi looks to go over long on but does not time it well at all. Moeen Ali has no problems in taking it in the deep. 
0.0 : Strategic Time-Out! Well, in the span of a couple of overs, Chennai have gained a chokehold on this game. Kolkata were going along nicely and were at 91/0, but after that first wicket fell, and the Men in Purple and Gold just kept losing wickets. They are at 120/6 now, needing 73 more from the last 5 overs. Things are looking bleak for Kolkata as they just have one proven batter, in Eoin Morgan, out in the middle. Rahul Tripathi injured himself earlier on and it will be interesting to see if
15.3 : Shardul Thakur to Rahul Tripathi, On a length outside off, Tripathi drives it on the up towards deep cover. Tripathi hobbles back for two.
15.2 : Shardul Thakur to Rahul Tripathi, Good-length ball around off, Tripathi guides it to short third man. A dot ball.
15.1 : Shardul Thakur to Eoin Morgan, Good-length ball outside off, Morgan cuts it through point for a single.
14.6w : Ravindra Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT! LBW! You just cannot keep Ravindra Jadeja out of the game! Chennai are all over Kolkata at the moment and we can see some glum faces among the Kolkata fans. Jadeja bowls a quicker ball on middle, Shakib Al Hasan looks to flick but misses and gets rapped on the pads. An appeal is made and the finger has gone up. Plumb in front. 
14.5 : Is that stumping? First, they will check the UltraEdge to make sure there was no bat on this. No spike is detected. The back foot never left the crease. Shakib Al Hasan is safe.
14.6 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shakib Al Hasan, NOT OUT! Shakib Al Hasan is in! Floated ball, down the leg side, Shakib looks to flick but misses. Dhoni collects the ball and whips the bails off in a flash. The third umpire is called for. They first check the UltraEdge which shows no bat. Shakib has his foot grounded and he is safe. Wide called.
14.5 : Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in. No signs of Rahul Tripathi. 
Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, OUT! CAUGHT! Jadeja gets a wicket off a rank long-hop! Dinesh Karthik will be disappointed that he could not put it away and Chennai are on top in this final. Jadeja dishes a short ball on the pads, Karthik looks to pull but mistimes it. Ambati Rayudu does not have to move an inch at deep square leg and he takes an easy catch. 74 needed in 31 balls.
14.4 : Ravindra Jadeja to Eoin Morgan, Floated ball outside off, Morgan lifts it towards long off but just for a single.
14.3 : Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, Short ball on off, Karthik pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
14.2 : Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, Tossed up outside off, Karthik goes for his favourite sweep shot but fails to get anything on it. Dhoni collects the ball and breaks the stumps but DK never left the crease.
14.1 : Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, Flatter ball on the pads, Karthik looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. It rolls back and Dhoni quickly gets to the ball.
13.6 : Deepak Chahar to Dinesh Karthik, A single to end the over! Full ball outside off, Karthik pushes it to covers for one.
13.5 : Deepak Chahar to Eoin Morgan, Slower short ball around middle, Morgan looks to pull but it takes the top edge, hits his body and goes to the off side. A single taken.
13.4 : Deepak Chahar to Dinesh Karthik, Full ball outside off, Karthik drives it to deep cover for a single.
12.6 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, Shubman Gill skips down to this shortish ball outside off and bunts this to covers to scamper through for a run. 85 needed in 42 balls. 
13.36 : Deepak Chahar to Dinesh Karthik, SIX! That's the way to make a statement! A six off the first ball. Short ball on middle, Karthik rocks back and pulls it over deep square leg for a biggie.
13.2w : Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, OUT! LBW! Gill goes and Chennai continue to pick up wickets. The final is swinging their way now. This was plumb and there was no hesitation from the umpire. Chahar bowls a low full toss around off, Gill shuffles across the stumps and looks to paddle but misses it completely. It hits him low on the pads. Chahar and Chennai appeal and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. Shubman Gill knows that he is a goner and doesn't even bother to take the
12.6 : Dinesh Karthik arrives. 
12.2 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, 100 up for Kolkata! Fractionally short, around middle, Shubman Gill comes down and works this through wide mid on for a couple.
13.1 : Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, A dot to start the over! A slower short ball outside off, Gill looks to pull but misses.
12.4 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, Shout for a caught behind! Drifting down the leg side, Shubman Gill gets low and looks to sweep, but misses. The keeper, Dhoni takes it and appeals loudly for a caught behind. Umpire Nitin Menon just shakes his head. No wide called and so, it might have brushed off Gill's pad. 
12.54 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Much needed from Gill! Fuller, way outside off, Shubman Gill reaches out and tonks this over cover for a one-bounce boundary. Fifty up for Gill, can he change gears now?
12.3 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, Shorter and quicker outside off, Shubman Gill lines up to slash this away but gets an under-edge, and the ball nutmegs Dhoni and goes through. Two taken before Josh Hazlewood can stop the ball coming across from short third man. 
12.1 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, The arm ball now, on middle and leg, quicker too, Gill looks to nudge this to the leg side but misses and gets hit high on the pad. 
11.6 : Ravindra Jadeja is back on. 2-0-25-0 are his figures so far.
Josh Hazlewood to Eoin Morgan, A top over from the Aussie, 6 and a wicket off this! Around off, fuller, pushed to covers. 94 needed in 48 balls! 
11.3 : Eoin Morgan joins Shubman Gill in the middle.
11.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Slightly shorter, around off, swatted away by Gill to deep mid-wicket for one. 
11.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Eoin Morgan, Captain Morgan opens his account! On middle, knocked through mid on for one. 
11.3w : Josh Hazlewood to Sunil Narine, OUT! TAKEN! No fireworks from Sunil Narine this time around! There is no way Ravindra Jadeja is going to drop these! You are not going to find safer hands, than Jadeja's. In no time, Kolkata have lost three wickets and Chennai are making inroads. A touch shorter, around middle and leg, Sunil Narine backs away to the leg side and powers this one towards deep mid-wicket. Ravindra Jadeja is stationed there and he takes it, backtracks, but stops before the r
Josh Hazlewood to Sunil Narine, WIDE. Slips this one down the leg side, Sunil sways away from the line of the ball. Wided. 
11.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Sunil Narine, Narine gets off the mark on ball one! On a length, on the pads, whipped through mid-wicket for a couple. 
0.0 : Sunil Narine makes his way out to the middle. Also, Josh Hazlewood is back on. 
CAUGHT? Nopes. Drama! It is a DEAD BALL! Oh, wow! Chennai would have thought that they got the wicket but since the ball touched the cable of the Spidercam, it has been ruled a dead ball and Gill survives. A tossed up ball, around middle, Shubman Gill toe-ends his shot high in the air on the leg side. Ambati Rayudu runs in and takes the catch at mid-wicket. Gill is walking back but has been asked to wait. It seems that the ball has hit the Spidercam cable and it has been called a dead ball.
11.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Back of a length, around off, knocked through mid on for one. 
10.6w : Shardul Thakur to Nitish Rana, OUT! CAUGHT! What an over this has been by Thakur! He gets 2 wickets and the momentum has shifted! A golden duck for the southpaw, Rana and he trudges back disappointed. The scrambled seam this time, on a length, around off, Nitish Rana only chips this one towards mid off, where Faf du Plessis gets forward slightly and gulps this down. 100 more needed in 54 balls. 
10.5 : Shardul Thakur to Shubman Gill, Around off, hit to the mid off fielder for one. 
Shardul Thakur to Shubman Gill, WIDE. Down the leg side, Gill looks to flick but misses. An appeal for caught behind by Thakur but turned down. 
10.4 : Nitish Rana is the next man in.
Shardul Thakur to Venkatesh Iyer, OUT! TAKEN! No spider cam in the way this time! A really good catch by Ravindra Jadeja in the deep and the first wicket stand has finally been broken. A great knock of 50 from Venkatesh Iyer but his stay has come to an end. Around off, on a length this time, Venkatesh Iyer looks to slam this one down the ground, but he mistimes it high in the air towards deep cover. The ball is swirling in the air and Ravindra Jadeja does very well to keep his eyes on
10.2 : Shardul Thakur to Shubman Gill, Good-length ball outside off, Gill punches it to extra cover for a dot.
10.3 : Shardul Thakur to Shubman Gill, Full on middle, Gill flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
10.1 : Shardul Thakur to Shubman Gill, Length ball on middle and leg, Gill flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a couple of runs.
9.6 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, Outside off, cut to deep point for one.
9.54 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, FOUR! This is brilliant batting! Short ball on middle, Gill goes on his back foot and then pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
9.44 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, FOUR! What a shot! Tossed up on middle, Gill goes on his knees and then reverse-sweeps it over point for a boundary.
9.3 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, Outside off, pushed to point.
Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, OUT! TAKEN! There comes the first one! It was high in the air for a long, long time but Ambati Rayudu does extremely well to hold on! 
9.2 : Ravindra Jadeja to Venkatesh Iyer, Slightly shorter, quicker outside off, Iyer slices this to the left of short third man for one. Also, brings up Venkatesh Iyer's fifty, in just 31 balls. He has laid the platform and will want to continue. 
9.16 : Ravindra Jadeja to Venkatesh Iyer, SIX! Kolkata were going through a lean phase and Venkatesh Iyer releases some pressure with a biggie! Fuller this time, on leg, Venkatesh Iyer gets low and thumps this one over deep square leg for a biggie. 
8.6 : Dwayne Bravo to Venkatesh Iyer, Just 4 off this over too! Brilliant stuff from DJ Bravo! Slower in pace again, outside off, on a length, stroked through mid off for one. The required rate has now touched 11.
8.5 : Dwayne Bravo to Venkatesh Iyer, Another dot! Fullish, outside off, Iyer guides this but only finds backward point. Can Bravo end the over well?
8.4 : Dwayne Bravo to Venkatesh Iyer, A full toss, outside off, VI shimmies down but only finds Moeen Ali at extra cover with his cover drive. Dot ball.
8.3 : Dwayne Bravo to Shubman Gill, On a fuller length, outside off, Gill plays this to the right of Moeen at extra cover for one. 
8.2 : Dwayne Bravo to Venkatesh Iyer, A loopy full toss, on middle, Venkatesh works this through wide mid on for a single.
8.1 : Dwayne Bravo to Shubman Gill, Shout was for two but they only manage one! Outside off, on a length, SG eases this through wide mid off for one. 
7.66 : Ravindra Jadeja to Venkatesh Iyer, SIX! BANG! That will release some pressure for Kolkata. They got just 3 runs from the last 5 balls but this delivery ends the over well for them. Fuller, around off, Venkatesh Iyer gets low, gets his blade underneath the ball and spanks this one well over wide long on. 125 needed in 72 balls. 
7.5 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, Just a run! Fuller now, around off, hit through covers. Gill runs the first one hard and wants another but Iyer sends him back quickly. 
7.4 : Ravindra Jadeja to Venkatesh Iyer, Shortish, slightly outside off, Venkatesh Iyer dances down and knocks this through mid on. One run. 
7.3 : Ravindra Jadeja to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter again, quicker around off, Iyer pushes it back to Jadeja. 
7.2 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, Eases this fuller ball through mid off for a run. 
7.1 : Ravindra Jadeja to Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja starts with a flatter and quicker delivery around off, it lands and turns away slightly. Shubman Gill skips down and hits it to the left of RJ, who stops it with a dive. 
6.6 : Strategic Time-Out! Kolkata have made a very good start to the run chase! Both Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer are looking in supreme form and now Kolkata would hope that these two can continue. They still have a long way to go and they cannot afford to slow down. Chennai, on the other hand, need to break this stand. Bravo bowled a superb 7th over and now Dhoni's men would hope that they can put pressure and get some quick wickets. An exciting 13 overs coming up. Ravindra Jadeja is into the atta
Dwayne Bravo to Venkatesh Iyer, Just 4 off this one! A top over by Bravo. Around off, on a length, pushed to the cover fielder. 
6.5 : Dwayne Bravo to Venkatesh Iyer, Quality delivery. A great yorker, around off, Iyer only manages to jam this one out, back towards Bravo. 
6.4 : Dwayne Bravo to Venkatesh Iyer, Well played. On a length, around middle and leg, Venkatesh Iyer skips down the track and whips this to the right of the deep square leg fielder for a brace. 
6.3 : Dwayne Bravo to Shubman Gill, Another slower ball, full toss, around off, Gill hits it through mid-wicket and takes one. 
6.2 : Dwayne Bravo to Shubman Gill, An off pace delivery again, around off, Gill pushes it back to DJ. 
6.1 : Dwayne Bravo to Venkatesh Iyer, Bravo starts off with a slower ball, around off, Iyer walks forward and knocks this through mid-wicket for one. 
5.6 : Dwayne Bravo is into the attack.
Deepak Chahar to Venkatesh Iyer, What a stop! But an overthrow is conceded in the end. A low full toss around off, Iyer drills it square of the wicket on the off side. The cover-point fielder, Ruturaj Gaikwad, dives full length to his right to stop the racing ball. A mix-up between the batters and Shubman Gill is sent back. Gaikwad has a shy at the bowler's end but misses as Gill dives in. The ball goes away towards wide mid on and they now cross for a single. At the end of the Powerplay,
5.5 : Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, Dhoni comes up to the stumps and Deepak Chahar serves it on a good length outside off, Gill stays back and eases it down to long on for a single.
5.44 : Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, FOUR! What a shot! Skilful. Chahar lands it on a fuller length, around middle and leg, Shubman Gill jumps down the track, makes room and forces it aerially through the gap at extra cover for a boundary.
5.3 : Deepak Chahar to Venkatesh Iyer, Bowls a full toss outside off, at 116 clicks, Iyer pushes it with no timing towards wide mid off. A single is taken.
5.2 : Deepak Chahar to Venkatesh Iyer, Fuller and on middle, Iyer tries to flick but it takes the leading half of his blade and rolls back to the bowler. Chahar fumbles slightly but no run is conceded.
5.1 : Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, Shortish and around off, slower in pace, Gill works it in the gap at mid-wicket for a run.
4.64 : Shardul Thakur to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Neatly done on this occasion! Thakur errs in line again, on a fuller length and down the leg side, Venkatesh Iyer picks it off his pads and helps it on its way to the fine leg fence. 11 from the over, 146 needed off 90 balls.
4.54 : Shardul Thakur to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Not in any control of that shot! Shardul Thakur bends his back to send across a short ball on middle and leg, Venkatesh Iyer tries to pull but it takes the top edge and flies over MS Dhoni. He jumps to get fingertips on this but still, it races behind for a boundary.
4.4 : Shardul Thakur to Shubman Gill, Angling into the batsman, fuller and around off, Gill plays a lovely on-drive but finds the fielder at the edge of the circle at mid on. A single is taken.
4.3 : Shardul Thakur to Shubman Gill, Swing and a miss! A touch short and outside off, Gill throws his bat at it but fails to connect.
4.2 : Shardul Thakur to Shubman Gill, Shortish and on off, Shubman Gill stays back this time and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
3.6 : Shardul Thakur is into the attack.
4.1 : Shardul Thakur to Shubman Gill, Thakur begins with a very full ball around off, Shubman Gill jumps down the track, yorks himself and does well to dig it out at the last moment.
3.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Venkatesh Iyer, Around leg on a length, Iyer uses his feet and whips it through square leg for a couple. 12 from the over and Kolkata have raced to 36 in four overs.
3.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Venkatesh Iyer, Back of a length outside off, Iyer slaps it off his back foot but finds Moeen Ali at backward point.
3.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Venkatesh Iyer, Play and a miss! Josh Hazlewood follows the batsman down the leg side with a length ball, Iyer swings and misses.
3.34 : Josh Hazlewood to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Venkatesh Iyer is picking his spots and finding the gaps. This one is on a length, around off and angling away, Iyer keeps his balance on the back foot and whacks it through cover-point.
3.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Angling into the batsman, Gill pushes it towards mid on for a run.
3.14 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, IN THE AIR... FOUR! Did that carry? Short in length around off, Shubman Gill advances down the track and flat-bats it towards wide mid off. Shardul Thakur runs forward, puts in a dive but it drops just below his outstretched hands and sneaks past him. It races away after that for a boundary.
Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Wide! Wrong line from Josh Hazlewood. Starts the over with a delivery down the leg side, Gill tries flicking but misses. 
2.6 : Deepak Chahar to Venkatesh Iyer, Drifting down the leg side, on a length, from 'round the wicket, Iyer fails to flick. It probably brushes his pads on its way to Dhoni. No signal from the umpire.
2.54 : Deepak Chahar to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Once again Venkatesh Iyer follows up the dot ball with a boundary. Gloriously done again. Fuller and around off, Iyer unfurls a lovely drive through extra cover for a boundary. He is already punishing Chennai here.
2.4 : Deepak Chahar to Venkatesh Iyer, Well bowled! Clever change in pace and length. Chahar goes fuller and just outside off at 120 kph, Iyer is deceived completely and fails to put the bat on the ball.
2.34 : Deepak Chahar to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Shot! Fractionally short and around off, angling away, Venkatesh Iyer rocks back and smacks it past the diving point fielder for a boundary.
2.2 : Deepak Chahar to Venkatesh Iyer, Fuller and on the pads at 133.9 kph, Iyer flicks but finds the mid-wicket fielder.
2.1 : Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, Chahar goes wide of the crease and delivers a slower one on a length at 120 clicks, Gill works it behind square leg for a single.
1.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Serves it on a length around middle and off, nipping in, Gill tries to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It deflects to the left of backward point and they cross.
1.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Venkatesh Iyer, Forces a length ball towards wide mid off and scampers across to the other end.
1.46 : Josh Hazlewood to Venkatesh Iyer, SIX! Dismissed! Just rubbing salt to the wounds. Shortish and around middle, this time Iyer stands still inside the crease to ride the bounce and smokes it over fine leg for a biggie.
0.6 : Who will bowl from the other end? Josh Hazlewood, it is.
1.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Venkatesh Iyer, DROPPED! MS Dhoni has put down Venkatesh Iyer, the man in form. How costly will this prove? Back of a length, around middle at 142 kph, Venkatesh Iyer steps back to punch it through the line but gets a thick edge behind to the keeper. Dhoni reacts to his left but fails to hold on to the catch. 
1.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Venkatesh Iyer, Back of a length around off, Venkatesh Iyer stands back inside the crease and punches it towards the bowler.
1.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, The Aussie begins well. Slightly short and on middle, Gill walks down the track and drags his pull shot to mid on for a single.
0.6 : Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, Fuller in length and outside off, Shubman Gill plays a mistimed off drive, to the left of mid off, and takes off for a single. 6 from the first over.
0.5 : Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, On a good length, around off and shaping away, Shubman Gill pushes it from the crease to covers.
0.4 : Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, A touch short again, on top of off, Gill sticks back and tries to run it down but it shapes back in a bit to take the bottom edge. The ball rolls in front of the keeper, Venkatesh Iyer looks for a run but is sent back as MS Dhoni attacks the ball.
0.3 : Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, Back of a length, around off at 130.9 kph, Shubman Gill stays back and plays it down to point.
0.2 : Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, Angles in a length ball around leg, Gill walks forward a bit and attempts to work it around but misses. It takes his pads and rolls back to the bowler.
0.14 : Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Kolkata are away in style. Deepak Chahar goes short and on middle, Shubman Gill gives the charge and pulls it magnificently over mid-wicket for a cracking boundary.
Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, Wide! False start from Chahar. Slips a full ball down the leg side, Shubman Gill tries to flick but misses.