Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League 2020: As it happened

Ruturaj Gaikwad hammered his second consecutive half-century to guide Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to a six-wicket triumph over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 49 of the ongoing 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, October 30, 2020 - 00:12
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Ruturaj Gaikwad hammered his second consecutive half-century to guide Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to a six-wicket triumph over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 49 of the ongoing 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday.

Chasing a target of 173 runs to win, Gaikwad not only smashed a crucial knock of 72 runs off 53 balls but also stitched crucial stand of 68 runs with Ambati Rayudu (38) for the second wicket to help CSK cross the 100-run mark.

Ravindra Jadeja (31) and Sam Curran (13) then stitched an unbeaten partnership of 38 runs for the fifth wicket to help CSK cross the mark with five balls to spare.

Earlier, Nitish Rana notched up a crucial knock of 87 runs off 61 balls besides stitching a crucial 53-run stand for the opening wicket with Shubman Gill (26) to help KKR post a decent score of 172 for five in their stipulated 20 overs.

KKR's defeat saw league leaders Mumbai Indians become th first team to qualify for the playoffs of the 2020 IPL.

Here are the highlights:

29 October 2020, 23:18 PM

CSK beat KKR by 6 wickets ! CSK 178/4 (20 overs)

29 October 2020, 23:07 PM

Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran are currently batting at the crease at their respective scores of 19 and 10. CSK now need 10 runs off six balls. CSK 163/4 (19 overs)

29 October 2020, 22:55 PM

WICKET!! Pat Cummins bagged a big wicket for KKR by removing Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was looking good at the crease. The CSK batsman was caught by Gaikwad on the second ball of 18th over. The Chennai franchise now needs 33 runs in 15 balls.CSK 141/4 (17.4 overs)

 

29 October 2020, 22:42 PM

WICKET!! CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni failed to click with the bat and fell cheaply for one run after being clean bowled by Varun Chakravarthy on the fourth ball of the 15th over. Chennai now need 52 runs off 30 balls. CSK 121/3 (15 overs)

29 October 2020, 22:37 PM

WICKET!! Ambati Rayudu, who was looking good at the crease, departed for 20-ball 38 runs after being caught Sunil Narine at mid-off on the fourth delivery of 14th over by Pat Cummins. CSK 120/2 (14 overs) 

29 October 2020, 22:25 PM

FIFTY!! Ruturaj Gaikwad (53) has brought up his second consecutive fifty of the season off 37 deliveries. He reached the mark by cutting the second ball of the 12th over by Kamlesh Nagarkoti to sweeper's left for two runs. CSK have now crossed the 100-run mark. CSK 100/1 (12 overs)

 

29 October 2020, 22:18 PM

22 runs off the last two overs. Ambrati Rayudu (16), who came to bat at No.3 spot after the dismissal of Shane Watson, smashed Nitish Rana for back-to-back boundaries to help CSK reach 74/1 at halfway mark. Chennai now need 99 runs off 60 deliveries. CSK 74/1 (10 overs)

29 October 2020, 22:02 PM

WICKET!! Varun Chakravarthy gives much-needed breakthrough to KKR. Shane Watson departs cheaply for 14 after being caught by Rinku Singh at long-on on the third ball of 8th over. CSK, however, have now crossed the 50-run mark against Kolkata. CSK 52/1 (8 overs)

29 October 2020, 21:54 PM

Shane Watson and Ruturaj Gaikwad remained unbeaten at the crease at their respective scores of 16 and 26 to help CSk end their Powerplay at 44/0. Gaikwad smashed Lockie Ferguson for two boundaries in the fifth over before he punched a Varun Chakravarthy delivery over the long-off  for a six. CSK 44/0 (6 overs)

29 October 2020, 21:47 PM

Ruturaj Gaikwad (7) punched the second ball of third over from Pat Cummins on the up to get it wide of mid-off for four runs, while Shane Watson (13) pulled the last delivery of the same over to deep square's left for a boundary. CSK 28/0 (4 overs)

 

29 October 2020, 21:35 PM

Shane Watson and Ruturaj Gaikwad have made a slow start to CSK chase as they added nine runs in the first two overs. Shane Watson (7) got off the mark with a single by flicking the third delivery from the first over by Pat Cummins to deep square, while Ruturaj Gaikwad (2) pushed the very next ball to mid-off to open his account with one run. CSK 9/0 (2 overs)

 

29 October 2020, 21:25 PM

Shane Watson and Ruturaj Gaikwad have walked down the crease to begin CSK's innings. Pat Cummins to open the proceedings for KKR.

29 October 2020, 21:11 PM

KKR set 173-run target for CSK. KKR 172/5 (20 overs)

29 October 2020, 20:54 PM

WICKET!! Nitish Rana's impressive knock has come to an end as he is caught by Sam Curran at long-on on the first ball of 18th over by Lungi Ngidi. The KKR batsman falls for 61-ball 87 runs. KKR 146/4 (17.6 overs)

29 October 2020, 20:48 PM

Good last two overs for KKR as they added 28 runs in it. Nitish Rana (77) dragged the second ball of the 15th over by Jadeja to deep square's right for four runs before he hammered Karn Sharma for back-to-back three sixes in the next over. KKR 125/3 (16 overs)

29 October 2020, 20:38 PM

FIFTY!! Nitish Rana has brought up an IPL half-century off 44 deliveries. The KKR batsman reached the mark with a single by flicking the second ball of 14th over from Karn Sharma. KKR 97/3 (14 overs)

29 October 2020, 20:36 PM

WICKET!! Rinku Singh fell cheaply for 11 runs after being taken by Ambati Rayudu at deep square on the fifth ball of 13th over by Ravindra Jadeja. KKR 93/3 (13 overs)

29 October 2020, 20:28 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders reach 86/2 against Chennai Super Kings after 12 overs. 

29 October 2020, 20:19 PM

WICKET!! Kolkata Knight Riders have lost Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine in quick succession. Shubman Gill departed for 17-ball 26 runs after being clean bowled by Karn Sharma on the second ball of the eighth over. With this, a 53-run stand between him and Nitish Rana (27) also came to an end. Narine, on the other hand, was caught by Ravindra Jadeja at deep midwicket on the third ball of 9th over by Mitchell Santner. KKR 63/2 (9 overs)

29 October 2020, 20:01 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders added 20 runs off the last two overs to end powerplay at 48/0. Nitish Rana (24) drove the last delivery of the fifth over by Lungi Ngidi past point for four runs before he hammered Mitchell Santner for two boundaries and a six on back-to-back deliveries. KKR 48/0 (6 overs)

29 October 2020, 19:51 PM

Shubman Gill (22) swatted the first ball of the third over by Deepak Chahar wide of mid-on to collect four runs before he punched a Sam Curran delivery past cover in the next over for four more runs. KKR 28/0 (4 overs)

29 October 2020, 19:44 PM

16 runs off the first two overs. Shubman Gill (11) got off the mark by punching the first delivery of the first over past short extra cover for four runs before he smashed Deepak Chahar for another boundary on the next ball. Nitish Rana (5), on the other hand, edged the fourth ball from Chahar past short third man to open his account with a four. KKR 16/0 (2 overs)

29 October 2020, 19:31 PM

Shubhman Gill and Nitish Rana have walked down the crease to begin KKR's innings. Deepak Chahar to open the attack for CSK. 

29 October 2020, 19:26 PM

KKR have made just one change in their Playing XI. Rinku Singh has come in for Prasidh Krishna. Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir and Monu Kumar are out for CSK, while Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi and Shane Watson come in for the clash.

29 October 2020, 19:23 PM

LINEUPS:

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (capt), Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
 

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi

29 October 2020, 19:02 PM

CSK win the toss, opt to bowl against KKR !

29 October 2020, 18:53 PM

The toss for the second clash between KKR and CSK of the season will take place shortly.