IPL 2018 CSK vs KKR scores update

Catch all important updates from the CSK-KKR encounter on Matchday 4 of the 2018 IPL. 

IPL 2018 CSK vs KKR scores update

12.13 pm IST: What a win for CSK. They needed 17 off the last over to take this contest and Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja combined beautifully to pull off a famous five-wicket win. Vinay Kumar's first delivery of the over -- a no-ball for height -- went for a six and snatched the advantage away from the visitors. Off the penultimate ball of the match, Jadeja also chipped with a six to take CSK to victory in what was their first match at home in three years. However, let's not forget Man of the Match Sam Billings' 56 off 23 balls that set up the win for MS Dhoni's men. Click here to follow scores.

11.30 pm IST: A lot has changed in the last few overs. CSK need 51 runs off 24 balls with MS Dhoni and Sam Billings at the crease. Sunil Narine has completed his four overs and CSK will definitely back themselves to reach the 203-run target. Click here to follow scores.  

11.00 pm IST: Just what the doctor ordered for KKR. Since our last update, they have lost both Shane Watson (42) and Ambati Rayudu (39). After 10 overs, the hosts are 90/2, now needing 113 runs off 60 balls to win this contest, which won't be easy for sure. MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina have a big job on their hands. Click here to follow scores. 

10.33 pm IST: Just the start CSK would have wanted in their pursuit of 203. Both Shane Watson (31* off 15 balls) and Ambati Rayadu (32* off 15 balls) are behind CSK's brilliant beginning in their chase. At present they are 63/0 in five overs and would feel good about their chances. KKR now need a couple of quick wickets to get back into the game.  Click here to follow scores   

9.49 pm IST: KKR have made a great comeback into this contest, all thanks to Andre Russell. They were reeling at 89/5 in 10 overs, and now they have reached a big total of 202/6 in 20 overs, scoring 79 runs in the last five overs. It's been all Andre Russell show, who ran away to his highest IPL score (88 not out off 36 balls), hitting 11 sixes and one four in the process. He was particularly effective against fellow West Indian Dwayne Bravo and hit him for three sixes in a row in the penultimate over of the innings. The wicket of Dinesh Karthik (26 off 25 balls) was the only positive for the hosts in the last five overs. CSK are playing at home but there is no doubt that this target will take some serious beating. Click here to follow scores   

9.20 pm IST: KKR have made a brief comeback between 10 and 15 overs. Yes, they have got just 34 runs in these five overs but the important thing is they haven't lost any wickets. KKR 123/5 in 15 overs. Dinesh Karthik (19 off 20 balls) and Andre Russell (20 off 16 balls) are presently at the crease. KKR will largely look to West Indian Russell to provide a flourish in the last five overs, having in mind his extraordinary power-hitting. Karthik, meanwhile, will have to ensure that he holds up his end and proves good company for Russell.  Click here to follow scores.

8:59 pm IST: Since our last update CSK have come back into the game big time with the wickets of Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa and Rinku Singh. First, Ravindra Jadeja bowled Lynn for 22 in the sixth over and then in the ninth over Watson had Rana caught behind for 16. In the same over, Suresh Raina displayed a brilliant piece of fielding to hit the stumps at the non-striker's end to effect the run-out of Uthappa for 29. Rinku (22) had a second successive bad outing as he found Dwayne Brave at point off the bowling of Shardul Thakur. At 89/5 in 10 overs, KKR are struggling. They now look to captain Dinesh Karthik and West Indian allrounder Andre Russell to bail them out of this situation. Click here to follow scores.

8.34 pm IST: KKR will be happy with their performance in the first five overs. Click here to follow scores. They lose Sunil Narine early but after that Chris Lynn (18 off 14 balls) and Robin Uthappa (16 off 12 balls) bat with conviction to take them to 47/1. However, when Narine took back-to-back sixes from the first over bowled by medium pacer Deepak Chahar it looked like he was going to replicate his effort in KKR's previous match (50 off 19 balls) against Bangalore. Chennai have wily spinner Harbhajan Singh plenty to thank for his removal of the West Indian for 12 in the second over.  

7.55 pm IST: CSK captain MS Dhoni has won the toss and decided to have a field against KKR. Two changes for Chennai, Sam Billings and Shardul Thakur come in place of Kedar Jadhav and Mark Wood respectively. KKR also make one change to their playing XI as England fast bowler Tom Curran replaces Mitchell Johnson. This will be Curran's first match in the IPL. Click here to follow scores.

Hello and welcome to the match between CSK and KKR at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Both CSK and KKR won their opening encounters against MI and RCB respectively. Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the rest of the league on account of a hamstring injury and it will interesting to see who takes his place in the MS Dhoni-led Chennai team. As of now Murali Vijay appears the red-hot favourite to replace the diminutive Jadhav. Kolkata, on the other hand, face no such questions and are likely to take the field with an unchanged playing XI under the leadership of Dinesh Karthik, who played a captain's knock in their first match to see them home.