चेन्नई सुपर किंग्स vs कोलकाता नाइट राइडर्स

समरी, मैच 38, Indian Premier League, 2021, September 26, 2021
चेन्नई 172/8 (20)
चेन्नई सुपर किंग्स ने कोलकाता नाइट राइडर्स को 2 विकटों से हराया
कोलकाता 171/6 (20)
Match over
CRR: 8.55
Commentary :
19.6 : So that is it from this game! The action does not end though, the second game of Super-Sunday has already begun. It is a clash between Mumbai and Bangalore, you can switch tabs and catch all the action. Until next time, take care and goodbye!
The MAN OF THE MATCH AWARD HAS BEEN GIVEN TO Ravindra Jadeja for his economical figures and outstanding cameo due to which his side won the game.
Ruturaj Gaikwad says, whenever you come out to chase you always look to give the side a good start and that’s what he and Faf du Plessis did. Mentions, Jadeja does carry a cool head along with him, also says they are used to the pressure because of the experience. Goes onto say he got really nervous in that last over drama. Ends by saying, after such victories the team never backs down from a celebration.
Eoin Morgan says, both sides played really well but Chennai got over the line. Goes onto say it was a great contest. Adds they will take more positives from the game. Adds it is difficult to say, if he would’ve gone with Russell if he was available. But goes onto says, Narine has been really good and he took the charge in Russell’s absence. Mentions, Jadeja is a really good finisher, he is just like Sam Curran, who does the same in an English shirt. Ends by saying his bowlers did really well
... TIME FOR THE PRESENTATION ...
Earlier in the day, after electing to bat, Kolkata managed to get to a very competitive total courtesy a good innings from Tripathi at the start and Karthik towards the end. Chennai were cruising towards the target but a few quick wickets pulled things back. It all came down to the last over but it was the Men in Yellow who finished on top.
The bowling for Kolkata was of two halves! They were poor in the first 10, far too many boundary balls and did not bowl with a lot of control. however, they came back strongly after the first 10. Especially the likes of Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine and even Lockie Ferguson. Even the single over bowled by Venkatesh Iyer was good. However, one bad over from Prasidh Krishna at a crucial stage cost them the game.
Chennai though were cruising, their openers got them off to a flier, after Gaikwad got out, Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali continued to score runs at will. Boundaries were flowing in the first 10, however, once the opener got out, it all went down hill for Chennai. They lost wickets and the runs also dried out. At one stage, it seemed like it would be Kolkata who would win the game but some outstanding hitting by Jadeja once again turned the tide into Chennai's favor. It came down to 4 from the
What a game! What a game of cricket! In the end, it is Chennai who have finished on top but credit to Narine, he had just 4 to defend and he got it down to the last ball. Outstanding from him but his effort goes in vain.
19.5 : Deepak Chahar walks out to bat! 1 needed in 1 now. Chahar can hit it long. Do we have a winner or will we head into a super over? This is a brilliant, brilliant finish to a brilliant game.
Review time! Jadeja has been given out LBW but he reviews. The impact seems to be outside off. Massive moment in the game this.
19.1 : Shardul Thakur walks out to bat! 4 needed in 5 balls.
19.6 : Sunil Narine to Deepak Chahar, Deepak Chahar comes in, keeps his head calm and gets the winnings runs here. Loopy ball and on off. Deepak Chahar gets low and sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket. The batters cross and pick up the winning runs. CHENNAI WIN THE GAME BY 2 WICKETS.
19.5w : Sunil Narine to Ravindra Jadeja, OUT! LBW!  Oh my word! What is happening out here? Have you ever seen such drama anywhere else? Narine serves a loopy ball, around middle and off. Jadeja prods and looks to sweep it away but misses it completely. He gets rapped on his pads. Narine puts in an appeal and the umpire raises his finger in a flash. Ravindra Jadeja takes it upstairs straightaway. The UltraEdge shows no bat is involved. The Ball Tracker show it is umpire's call on contact and the
19.4 : Sunil Narine to Ravindra Jadeja, A dot now! Flighted, full and on the pads. Jadeja looks to flick it but misses. Karthik makes half an appeal but the umpire says no. Going down leg.
19.3 : Sunil Narine to Shardul Thakur, Thakur kept a cool head and played it fine. Floated full and on leg. Thakur prods and guides it towards fine leg. Varun Chakravarthy gives it a chase and pulls the ball back just before the ropes. The batters pick three runs. Scores are level now.
19.2 : Sunil Narine to Shardul Thakur, Tossed up, on off. Thakur looks to push it to the off side. The ball takes the inside edge and goes to the left of the stumps. A dot now. Pressure building.
19.1w : Sunil Narine to Sam Curran, OUT! CAUGHT! There is life left in this game. Maybe, just maybe there is a twist in the tale. Loopy ball, full and outside off. Curran looks to end the game is a hurry but instead loses his wicket in the process. He lifts the ball towards long off. Kamlesh Nagarkoti is there in the deep, he takes a sharp catch to his right. Can Narine defend 4 runs in his remaining deliveries? 
18.6 : Sunil Narine to bowl the last over! He just has 4 to defend. That is an uphil task even for him. However, we have seen 4 defended earlier in this torunament. Can it be done again?
Prasidh Krishna to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! AND AGAIN! Ravindra Jadeja is making a joke of the target here. A short ball, outside off. Jadeja stays back and cuts it through point. The ball races away to the fence. Prasidh Krishna got crumbled with the pressure.
18.54 : Prasidh Krishna to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! CRACKED! It is in the gap. Oh Jadeja! A low full toss, outside off. Jadeja slashes it through cover. The ball races away to the boundary. 16 runs off the last three balls. 
18.46 : Prasidh Krishna to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! KABOOM! Two maximum in two deliveries. Jadeja has come to the party here. A full-length ball, on off. Jadeja hangs back and powers it high in the air. The ball goes onto the clear the long on fence for a biggie.
18.36 : Prasidh Krishna to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! Ravindra Jadeja latches onto this one. A short ball, on the bodyline. Jadeja stays back and pulls it over the square leg fence for a maximum. Chennai need more of this.
18.2 : Prasidh Krishna to Sam Curran, Full length and on off. Curran now pushes it through cover for another single.
0.0 : Who will bowl the 19th over? Captains normally like giving it to their best bowler. Will it be Narine or Krishna? Probably Narine as he has done this a lot of times in his career. Morgan thinks different as he gors to Krishna.
18.1 : Prasidh Krishna to Ravindra Jadeja, A length ball, on off. Jadeja pushes it through cover for a single.
17.6 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ravindra Jadeja, Flatter and on the pads. Jadeja clips it to square leg for a single.
17.5 : Varun Chakravarthy to Sam Curran, On off, pushed to cover for a single.
0.0 : A run out appeal and it seems out! Taken upstairs. Raina is the man in question.
17.4 : Varun Chakravarthy to Sam Curran, Floated on the pads. Curran clips it to deep mid-wicket and gets a brace.
0.0 : Ravindra Jadeja walks out to bat now! If you remember, Jadeja won a game for Chennai from a similar situation in the last Indian T20 League against Kolkata. Can he do it here again?
17.3 : Sam Curran walks out to bat! He too can strike the ball long and he will need to do so for his side here.
Varun Chakravarthy to MS Dhoni, OUT! TIMBER! Varun Chakravarthy is turning the game around for his side. Googly does the trick for him. Varun Chakravarthy serves a googly and on off. Dhoni looks to heave it away but misses it completely. The ball goes through the gap between bat and pad to rattle the stumps. Dhoni is not happy with himself. He has to walk back for just 1.
17.2 : Varun Chakravarthy to MS Dhoni, Flatter, full and on off. Dhoni prods and defends it to cover.
17.1w : Varun Chakravarthy to MS Dhoni, OUT! RUN OUT! Good work by Rahul Tripathi in the deep and Varun Chakravarthy does well to clips the bails and get rid of Suresh Raina. Game On! Floated full and on off. Dhoni pushes it through extra cover. This time Dhoni wants two, but they cannot get it as comfortably as the last time. Rahul Tripathi collects the ball in the deep and throws it to the bowler. Varun Chakravarthy collects the ball and clips the bails off. Suresh Raina attempts a drive b
16.6 : Lockie Ferguson to Suresh Raina, A length ball, outside off. Raina punches it through covers. He calls for two and gets two easily. Good running!
Russell is struggling big time outside the boundary line. Not good signs for Kolkata. He is limping as he makes his way back to the dug out.
16.5 : Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, LEG BYE! A length ball, on the pads. Dhoni looks to flick it away but misses. The ball clips the pads and rolls out. The batters collect a leg bye.
16.4 : MS Dhoni walks out to bat! One of the best finishers to have played the game. Does not hit the ball as he use to but can he do it today? 34 needed in 20.
Lockie Ferguson to Moeen Ali, OUT! CAUGHT! Lockie Ferguson strikes and gets himself into the wicket's coulmn. This wicket has gotten Kolkata back into the game. A length ball, on off. Ali looks to clear the long on fence but does not get the distance on it. The ball flies towards long on. Venkatesh Iyer does not have to move an inch near the ropes. He grabs the ball with ease.
16.3 : Lockie Ferguson to Moeen Ali, A length ball, on middle and off. Ali hangs back and pulls it through mid-wicket. Andre Russell runs to his left from deep mid-wicket and saves a certain boundary. The batters take two runs. But it looks like Russell has pulled a muscle there while fielding in the deep. He is on the ground, outside the ropes.
Lockie Ferguson to Moeen Ali, WIDE! A length ball, down leg. Ali hangs back and looks to pull it away but misses. Wide called by the umpire.
16.2 : Lockie Ferguson to Suresh Raina, A good come back by Ferguson. Raina could not make the most of the Free Hit. A full toss and on off. Raina slashes it through cover for a single.
Lockie Ferguson to Suresh Raina, NO BALL! A full toss, this goes above the batter's head, on middle. Raina ducks it under. The umpire signals a no ball. Free Hit to follow.
16.1 : Lockie Ferguson to Moeen Ali, A length ball, around off. Ali pushes it through cover for a single.
15.6 : Venkatesh Iyer to Moeen Ali, A length ball, around off. Ali works it to the right of the keeper off the inner half. The batters take a quick single. Dinesh Karthik charges on the ball and underarms it to the stumps at striker's end but misses. Raina puts in a dive to get inside safely.
15.5 : Venkatesh Iyer to Moeen Ali, A length ball, on off. Ali drives it to cover, but cannot find the gap.
15.4 : Venkatesh Iyer to Moeen Ali, MIX UP! CLOSE! Suresh Raina was a goner this time! A length ball, on off. Moeen Ali pulls it to the leg side. Raina is halfway down the track but was sent back. Venkatesh Iyer runs in, collects the ball, turns and has a shy at the non-striker's end but the ball goes way over the stumps. Raina gets time to get inside the crease in the end.
15.2 : Run out appeal and it is referred! Moeen seems safe though.
15.3 : Venkatesh Iyer to Moeen Ali, Two runs now! A full toss and on off. Ali works it towards point. The batters take off for a quick single. The point fielder collects the ball and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end. The ball goes towards mid on off the stumps. The batters sneak another single. The umpire takes it upstairs to check the run out. The replays roll in and show that the Ali had his bat inside the crease.
15.2 : Venkatesh Iyer to Suresh Raina, A full-length ball, outside off. Raina pushes it through cover for a single.
15.1 : Venkatesh Iyer to Moeen Ali, On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
14.6 : Sunil Narine to Moeen Ali, A single to end! 12 from the over then but a wicket in it. 45 needed in the last 5. On off, Moeen pushes it towards cover for one.
14.5 : Sunil Narine to Suresh Raina, Quicker this time and on off, Raina pushes it towards cover and gets to the other end.
14.2 : Who will walk out next? It is going to be Suresh Raina.
Time-Out! Kolkata does have a sniff now. They have bowled brilliantly and have managed to chip wickets at regular intervals to get them right into the game. Chennai on the other hand will hope Ali and Raina stick around in the middle and take the game deep. What will happen?
14.4 : Sunil Narine to Suresh Raina, That is brilliantly timed! Shorter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for two.
14.34 : Sunil Narine to Suresh Raina, FOUR! Pulled away! Short and on the body, Raina pulls it through square leg for a boundary. Great way to get off the mark.
14.2w : Sunil Narine to Ambati Rayudu, OUT! TIMBER! Narine hits back! A much-needed wicket for him and his team and this game is right in the balance now. Rayudu skips down the track but Narine slows it up, drags his length back. Rayudu does not hold back as he swings hard but way too early. He misses and the off pole is hit. Another 53 needed now.
0.0 : Sunil Narine is back into the attack. His figures read 2-0-25-0 so far.
14.14 : Sunil Narine to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! Up and over! Rayudu gets the welcome boundary. Narine has not had the best of days so far. Rayudu comes down the track and makes room, he lofts it over covers and it goes to the fence.
13.6 : Varun Chakravarthy to Moeen Ali, A dot to end and Kolkata are right back into the game here. 57 needed in 36 now! Flatter and outside off, Ali looks to play the sweep but misses.
13.5 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ambati Rayudu, Just short! That is a superb stop in the end! Rayudu comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He looks to go over long on but does not time it that well. Iyer there runs in, this one does not carry. He does well to stop it though. Just the one.
13.4 : Varun Chakravarthy to Moeen Ali, A single! Comes down the track and the length is shortened, it is slapped through covers for one.
13.3 : Varun Chakravarthy to Moeen Ali, Clever from Varun! Fires it just outside off, this one skids through. Moeen once again looks to hit it through the off side but misses.
13.2 : Varun Chakravarthy to Moeen Ali, Dots will build pressure! There is one of them! Outside off, it is slapped to point. Moeen Ali will probably target the spinner now. Just get the feeling.
0.0 : Varun Chakravarthy comes back into the attack. Also, it looks like Andre Russell has made his way out of the pitch. He looked to be in some pain. 
13.1 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ambati Rayudu, Dealing in singles at the moment are Chennai! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
12.6 : Andre Russell to Ambati Rayudu, He does end it well, 5 from the over then! Fuller and on off, this is hit to mid off for one. 60 needed in 7 overs.
12.5 : Andre Russell to Moeen Ali, Just a single again! A decent over so far, needs to end it well though. On middle, it is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
12.4 : Andre Russell to Ambati Rayudu, Another short one, Rayudu looks to pull. he mistimes it completely towards mid-wicket for one.
12.3 : Andre Russell to Ambati Rayudu, Half an appeal but turned down! Shortish and on off, Rayudu comes back and looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
12.2 : Andre Russell to Moeen Ali, Outside off, this is flayed away through covers for one.
12.1 : Andre Russell to Ambati Rayudu, A full ball on off, Rayudu strokes it to mid off and takes one.
Andre Russell to Ambati Rayudu, WIDE! 65 needed in 48 now! Down the leg side, Rayudu looks to flick but misses. Wided.
11.6 : Prasidh Krishna to Moeen Ali, Two to end but a good over for Kolkata! They would love a couple more like this! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled towards deep mid-wicket for two.
11.5 : Prasidh Krishna to Ambati Rayudu, Length and outside off, Rayudu walks across and looks to flick. He gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes down to third man for one.
11.4 : Prasidh Krishna to Moeen Ali, Easy run! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket. A single.
11.3 : Ambati Rayudu walks out at number 4.
Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, OUT! TAKEN! That is a superb catch! It looked like it was going straight into Ferguson's hands but he had the sun in his eyes and it was swirling. Outstanding and there comes the wicket Kolkata needed. Faf walks back 7 short of a half ton. Kolkata now have a sniff. 70 needed in 51. Faf comes down the track and this is bowled short and outside off. Faf slaps it hard towards sweeper cover. Ferguson there, seems to have lost sight of the ball initially but i
11.2 : Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, A dot! They need a lot more of these! Around off, this is guided to point.
11.1 : Prasidh Krishna to Moeen Ali, A single now! On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
10.6 : Prasidh Krishna comes back into the attack. His figures read 2-0-15-0 so far. He replaces Lockie Ferguson.
Andre Russell to Moeen Ali, Another one on the shorter side, this is pulled through square leg for one more. Another very good over. 71 needed in 54.
10.5 : Andre Russell to Faf du Plessis, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
10.44 : Andre Russell to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Just wide and this game is slipping out of Kolkata's hands quickly! Shorter and on the body, Faf looks to pull, it goes more off the glove wide of the diving keeper and to the fine leg fence. Second boundary in the over.
10.3 : Andre Russell to Moeen Ali, He's confident now in playing the pull! Shorter and on the body, he pulls it towards fine leg for one.
10.24 : Andre Russell to Moeen Ali, FOUR! Finds the gap! Moeen is dealing in boundaries now! Outside off, this is hit through covers. This one races away to the fence.
9.66 : Lockie Ferguson to Moeen Ali, SIX! BANG! What an end to the over. Ferguson bangs in a short delivery, on off. Ali stays back and smokes it over the square leg fence for a biggie. 
10.1 : Andre Russell to Faf du Plessis, Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
9.54 : Lockie Ferguson to Moeen Ali, FOUR! Nice shot! A full-length ball, on middle. Ali hangs back and flicks it past mid on. The bal races away to the boundary.
9.4 : Lockie Ferguson to Moeen Ali, A good-length ball, around middle and leg. Ali stays back and looks to flick it away. The ball takes the inner half and lands in front of him.
9.3 : Lockie Ferguson to Moeen Ali, A good-length ball, on off. Ali taps it to point.
9.2 : Lockie Ferguson to Moeen Ali, Slightly short and on off. Ali hangs back and looks to pull it away. The ball goes towards mid on off the bottom end of the blade.
0.0 : Lockie Ferguson is back on. 2-0-14-0 are his figures so far.
9.1 : Lockie Ferguson to Faf du Plessis, A length ball, on the pads. Faf du Plessis flicks it to deep square leg and rotates the strike.
8.6 : Andre Russell to Faf du Plessis, A full-length ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis prods and drives it through cover. They take one. A good over by Russell.
8.5 : Andre Russell to Faf du Plessis, Slightly short and on off. Faf du Plessis stays back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket. He calls for two and gets two easily.
8.4 : Andre Russell to Moeen Ali, A length ball, around off. Ali hangs back and guides it towards third man for a single.
8.3 : Andre Russell to Moeen Ali, Andre Russell bangs in a short delivery on off. Ali stays back and looks to pull it away but misses.
8.2 : Moeen Ali comes out to bat.
Andre Russell to Ruturaj Gaikwad, OUT! CAUGHT! A good comeback by Andre Russell. He draws the first blood. Russell serves a length ball, on the pads. Gaikwad is a little early into his shot. He looks to flick it to the leg side. But the ball takes the leading edge and floats towards cover. Eoin Morgan takes the simplest of catches there. The stand of 74 runs has been broken finally.
8.16 : Andre Russell to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SIX! BOOM! Welcome to the attack says Ruturaj Gaikwad. A length ball, on off. Gaikwad comes down the track and powers it over the long off fence for a biggie.
Andre Russell is into the attack.
7.6 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and on off. Gaikwad prods and defends it to cover. They take another single. Good batting by the pair. They are making sure to keep the runs ticking.
7.5 : Varun Chakravarthy to Faf du Plessis, Floated, on off. Faf du Plessis hangs back and pushes it to point for another single.
7.4 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tossed up, on off. Ruturaj Gaikwad skips down the track and pushes it towards long on for a run.
7.3 : Varun Chakravarthy to Faf du Plessis, Loopy ball, full and on off. Faf du Plessis drills it towards long on for another single.
7.2 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter and around leg. Ruturaj Gaikwad tucks it to mid-wicket for a run.
0.0 : Varun Chakravarthy is back on. Gave away 9 runs in his first over.
7.1 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Floated, around off. Ruturaj Gaikwad defends it back to the bowler.
6.6 : Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, Excellent running! Loopy ball, down leg. Faf du Plessis gets behind the line of the delivery and flicks it through square leg. The batters take two this time. 11 runs coming off the over. Narine continues to be expensive.
6.5 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Floated full and on off. Ruturaj Gaikwad pushes it towards mid off for another single.
6.4 : Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, Darted on the pads. Faf du Plessis stays back and flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
6.26 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SIX! BANG! Ruturaj Gaikwad continues on his merry way. A short ball, around middle and off. Gaikwad goes back and pulls it wide of long on for a maximum.
6.3 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and on off. Gaikwad pushes it to mid off for a single.
6.1 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter and around leg. Gaikwad stays back and defends it back to the bowler.
5.6 : Strategic Time-Out! Chennai have made a very good start to the run chase! They have raced to 52 in 6 overs with both Gaikwad and du Plessis looking good. They need to continue the good work and they will be on their way. Kolkata, on the other hand, would want to pick up wickets and quickly, if they want to make a comeback from hereon. What will happen?
Lockie Ferguson to Faf du Plessis, PLAY AND A MISS! Slower, length ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis hangs back and looks to cut it away but misses. The ball bounces over the blade and goes towards the keeper. 10 runs off the over. Another great over for Chennai.
5.5 : Lockie Ferguson to Faf du Plessis, Ferguson with the lone appeal, the umpire remains unmoved. A full-length ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis looks to push it to the off side but misses. The ball beats the outside edge. Ferguson puts in an appeal but the umpire says no. There was a sound but it was the bat hitting the pitch.
5.44 : Lockie Ferguson to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Lovely shot! Faf du Plessis gets the second boundary of the over. Full and on off. Faf du Plessis hangs back and slaps it over the bowler's head. The ball ends up in the boundary at long off.
5.3 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Another single! A full-length ball, on the pads. Gaikwad tucks it towards mid on. They take one.
5.2 : Lockie Ferguson to Faf du Plessis, A full toss and on off. Faf du Plessis pushes it past point. The batters cross.
5.14 : Lockie Ferguson to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Cracking shot! A full-length ball, around off. Faf du Plessis drives it through cover. The ball races away to the boundary.
4.6 : Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, Flatter ball on middle, du Plessis flicks it to deep square leg for a single. An expensive first over from Narine.
4.5 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter on middle, Gaikwad works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
4.46 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SIX! This has gone all the way! What a player! Loopy ball on off, Gaikwad dances down and then just nonchalantly lifts it over long off for a biggie.
4.3 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shortish and outside off, Gaikwad punches it to cover.
4.24 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Gaikwad is some player! Tossed up on off, Gaikwad uses his feet and then lifts it over mid off for a boundary.
0.0 : Sunil Narine is on now!
4.1 : Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Floated on middle, Gaikwad nudges it to the leg side for a couple of runs.
3.6 : Varun Chakravarthy to Faf du Plessis, Tossed up on off, du Plessis defends it out.
3.5 : Varun Chakravarthy to Faf du Plessis, Tossed up on off, du Plessis defends it back to the bowler.
3.44 : Varun Chakravarthy to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Exquisite! Quicker ball outside off, du Plessis plays it through cover for a boundary.
3.34 : Varun Chakravarthy to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! How good a shot is that from du Plessis? Loopy ball outside off, du Plessis drives it through extra cover. The long off fielder comes across, puts in a valiant slide but in vain. A boundary.
3.2 : Varun Chakravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Floated ball on middle, Gaikwad dances down the track and then flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
3.1 : Varun Chakravarthy to Faf du Plessis, Flatter ball on the pads, du Plessis looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the leg side for a leg bye.
2.6 : Varun Chakravarthy comes into the attack. 
Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Length ball on off, Gaikwad pushes it to cover.
2.5 : Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, Length ball on middle and leg, du Plessis works it to square leg for one.
2.4 : Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, Good-length ball on off, du Plessis defends it to point.
2.34 : Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Whacked! Length ball outside off, du Plessis dances down the track and then lifts it over mid on for a boundary.
2.2 : Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, On a length on the pads, du Plessis flicks it to square leg.
2.14 : Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! No one moved! That is some shot from du Plessis. Fullish ball on middle, du Plessis flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
1.6 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good-length ball on the pads, Ruturaj looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the left of the keeper. Karthik dives and makes a really good stop.
1.5 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Lovely shot and lovely stuff in the field! Full ball outside off, Gaikwad drives it to cover but the fielder there does really well to dive and make the stop. Saved some runs there.
1.4 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On a length on middle, tucked to square leg.
1.3 : Lockie Ferguson to Faf du Plessis, Back of a length and on middle, du Plessis hops and works it to mid-wicket for one.
1.2 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fullish ball outside off, Gaikwad pushes it to deep point for one.
0.6 : Who will bowl from the other end? It is going to be Lockie Ferguson.
1.1 : Lockie Ferguson to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Gaikwad is looking good again! Full ball outside off, Gaikwad drives it through extra cover and picks up two before the fielder cuts it off.
0.6 : Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, Just short of the fielder! Not a bad first over from Prasidh Krishna! Good-length ball around off, du Plessis looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge to first slip. It falls short. 5 runs from the first over.
0.5 : Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, A quick single! Good-length delivery on middle, Gaikwad tucks it to mid on and takes a quick single.
0.4 : Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Length ball on middle, Gaikwad flicks it to mid-wicket.
0.34 : Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Superb timing! Lovely stuff from Gaikwad! Shortish ball outside off, Gaikwad plays the ball late and then times it through cover-point for a boundary.
0.2 : Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fullish ball on middle, Gaikwad works it to mid on. 
0.1 : Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Krishna starts with a good-length ball on off, Gaikwad defends it to point.