Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League 2020 Match 49: In Pics
CSK win toss against KKR
Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bowl first against Eoin Morgan's Kolkata Knight Riders in the second clash between the two sides at the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday.
Kolkata sealed a narrow 10-run win over CSK at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi in the previous match between the two teams.
KKR are looking to clinch yet another win over the Chennai franchise, while MS Dhoni's side is playing for pride and keen to settle the scores against the Knight Riders. (Image Credits: Twitter/@IPL)
Chennai Super Kings - Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings have made three changes in their Playing XI for their clash against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir and Monu Kumar are out, while Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi and Shane Watson have been roped in for the tie.
Shane Watson, Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner and Lungi Ngidi are the four overseas players in CSK's Playing XI for the second match between the two teams this season. (Image Credits: Twitter/@ChennaiIPL)
Kolkata Knight Riders- Playing XI
KKR end Powerplay at 48-0
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill fall in quick succession
KKR lost Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine in quick succession.Gill departed for 17-ball 26 runs after being clean bowled by Karn Sharma on the second ball of the eighth over. Narine, on the other hand, was caught by Ravindra Jadeja at deep midwicket on the third ball of 9th over by Mitchell Santner. (Image Credits:Twitter/@IPL)
Nitish Rana hits fifty
KKR post 172/5 against CSK
CSK end Powerplay at 44/0
Ruturaj Gaikwad hits fifty
Pat Cummins removes Ambati Rayudu
Varun Chakravarthy dismisses MS Dhoni
CSK beat KKR by 6 wickets
After Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed a 53-ball 72 runs, Ravindra Jadeja (31) and Sam Curran (13) stitched an unbeaten stand of 38 runs to help CSK cross the mark on the last ball and seal a six-wicket win over KKR.
KKR's defeat also saw league leaders Mumbai Indians become th first team to qualify for the playoffs of the 2020 IPL.(Image Credits: Twitter/@IPL)