Kolkata Knight Riders 108/9
Chennai Super Kings 111/3 (17.2/20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
|Faf du Plessis (rhb) *||43||45||95.55|
|Ambati Rayudu (rhb)||21||31||67.74|
|Sunil Narine (ob)||3.2||0||24||2||7.20|
|Piyush Chawla (ob)||4.0||0||28||1||7.00|
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Ball by Ball Live Score Commentary
11:50pm And that is all from us! Thanks for joining us, we’ll see you tomorrow.
Deepak Chahar: I knew we were going to play a lot of matches in Chennai this year so I worked on slower balls. We don’t plan a lot, but we spend a lot of time together and he’s been helpful. Now Bravo is injured and i’m getting opportunities to bowl at the death.
Deepak Chahar is the Man of the Match.
MS Dhoni: [On the fans] I’ve been here for a very long time and a lot of good things have happened here, including my Test debut. They love the team.
It became like the first game. Again we were cribbing about the track but we won. We’ve lost Bravo and it looks like this pitch suits us now but I don’t think we want to play on wickets like these because it becomes too low-scoring for the batsmen.
Dinesh Karthik: Definitely not enough runs. Tricky games, games like these. You never know what’s a good score, with the dew and stuff. You always end up thinking you should have got more. Four wickets in the Powerplay was definite setback, but good to see Russell showing maturity. We were defending a small total and the spinners did well, I’m happy with that. It wasn’t a lack of concentration [from the batsmen], we’ve been on the road for two weeks. I’m okay with it [it doesn’t always work]. Message to the team: enjoy, forget tonight, next game’s a new day.
Sooryanarayanan: “Really like the positivity with which Karthik speaks even after a loss. That will rub off on the rest of the team as well.”
Raghu IFMR: “Can you check the scorecard again, something seems wrong. It shows CSK chased without going to the last over. “
Vinod Rajpal: “Same overs taken by CSK to chase this as in match number 1 vs RCB !”
Parth: “It’s funny how we hyped up this game so much but CSK just turned it into a one-sided game in first 4 overs of the match.”
11:29pm And that is that. Win number five for CSK, they’re up to ten points. Routine stuff from this team – they ALWAYS race away to the top, right at the start of the season. Five wins in six games, a 100% record at home and now they head into an away chunk of fixtures with full impetus. A top bowling performance, a nice little chase. Knight Riders have Russell, but you’ve got to turn up with more than him to beat CSK at this ground.
|17.3|| Narine to du Plessis and this one is definitely turning past leg, also both of DK’s legs. Pitches outside leg, turns a long way down and trickles towards the CSK dugout 5 wides |
|17.2|| Narine to du Plessis lbw shout as this rips back in sharply. Faf with the front leg planted across for a flick. That’s turning past leg stump no run |
|17.1|| Narine to Jadhav length and turning into middle stump. Stays deep in the crease and pushes to extra cover’s left 1 run |
End of Over No.17 Chennai Super Kings 105/3 Last Over (12 runs)
Anyone hoping for a last over finish still?
|16.6|| Gurney to Jadhav full on leg stump, leans in for the flick to deep backward square 1 run |
|16.5|| Gurney to du Plessis slower ball at middle stump, looks to lift it over the off side, gets it off the inside half to deep square 1 run |
Over the wicket
|16.4|| Gurney to du Plessis nicely done. Been a neat little innings of class from Faf tonight. Short ball down leg side. Allows it to skid on and helps it past short fine with a pull FOUR |
|16.3|| Gurney to du Plessis scythes it over extra cover. Low full toss just outside off, stays inside the line, opens the face late and gets it to the boundary. That ball probably explains why Gurney hasn’t bowled a lot tonight – he’s having trouble gripping it FOUR |
Back around the wicket
|16.3|| Gurney to Jadhav length at leg stump, looks to flick and cops it on the pad off the inside edge. They steal a single.It’s a massive no-ball (no ball) 1 run |
Over the wicket
|16.2|| Gurney to Jadhav slower short ball headed down leg. Looks for the pull and is through it early. Cops it on the forearm no run |
|16.1|| Gurney to Jadhav offcutter at a length on off stump, from around the wicket. Defended into the covers no run |
James: “I’m guessing MSD hasn’t come in because they think the game won’t go to the final over.”
End of Over No.16 Chennai Super Kings 93/3 Last Over (8 runs)
Ashish: “@Sareth – Remember the low scoring thrilling final of 2017 between MI and Pune? And the victory margin? Surely it was one of the best low scoring matches and the fact that it was a final made it a fierce competition!”
|15.6|| Prasidh Krishna to du Plessis leading edge but it results in two. Length at off stump, defends inside the line and this pings off the outer part of the bat, past point 2 runs |
Jayesh: “@Varun: Which also means a 6th bowler will bowl at least one over in the death!” — What is the death at 4.8 required, eh?
|15.5|| Prasidh Krishna to du Plessis full on off stump, driven firmly back down the pitch and at the bowler no run |
|15.4|| Prasidh Krishna to du Plessis low full toss just outside off, drives it to sweeper’s right 2 runs |
|15.3|| Prasidh Krishna to du Plessis nicely timed but sweeper cover cleans up to his left. Prasidh with the perfect amount of pace to play some strokes. Gets a short ball to climb in the corridor and Faf springs up and gets his weight into this cut shot 2 runs |
|15.2|| Prasidh Krishna to Jadhav short of a length just outside off, pulled along the floor to deep square 1 run |
Janani R: “@Varun – why do they have to score quickly? And the fact that they didn’t score quickly in the chase doesn’t mean they couldn’t l. Could also be the case that they didn’t care. BTW does winning matter more or the NRR? I think the points table after this match will pretty much sum it up for you.” — My point wasn’t that they should score quickly, more that the pitch was clearly difficult to bat on for both teams.
|15.1|| Prasidh Krishna to du Plessis length on off stump, dropped in front of point with soft hands 1 run |
Prasidh with the ball. Which means Gurney won’t bowl out tonight.
End of Over No.15 Chennai Super Kings 85/3 Last Over (8 runs)
Niraj: “@Jury: I guess Jadhav didn’t get the memo. Boundary first ball.:P”
|14.6|| Chawla to Jadhav length on off stump, dead-batted into the off side on the front foot no run |
|14.5|| Chawla to Jadhav casually lifts it one bounce over the long-off boundary! What does it mean to get settled? Length ball outside off, probably a googly too. Half a stride, beautiful hands, nice timing as he goes inside-out FOUR |
Jury: “@Varun – CSK is not a quick chasing side. This has been the case for a last few years. Even a score of 50 will be taken to the last over. ”
But it is Kedar Jadhav who comes out and the crowd is silent again.
|14.4|| Chawla to Rayudu won’t survive this time! Length at off stump, looks to sweep, gets a top edge and Rana settles under it from short extra. A few steps to his left and holds on. And a big noise from the crowd – as if it’s KKR’s home ground. OUT |
AT Rayudu c Rana b Chawla 21 (49m 31b 2×4 0x6) SR: 67.74
Sareth Kumaresa: “To be fair its not just a large score that makes a final interesting, you can have a thriller of a game like the First Qualifier from last year with a low scoring match and it can be better than a high scoring final which was very one sided last year”
|14.3|| Chawla to du Plessis length in the corridor, pushed to point’s right off the back foot 1 run |
|14.2|| Chawla to Rayudu length at leg stump, flicked to deep square 1 run |
|14.1|| Chawla to Rayudu dropped! That catching fielder gets Rayudu to try and go above the infield. But there’s been a ball change in the interval and this one grips and spins away from his inside-out shot. He slices it up towards Prasidh who runs in and slides on his knees as he puts this down from in front of his chest and loses balance 2 runs |
Here is Chawla now for his last over. There’s a short extra cover in there.
End of Over No.14 Chennai Super Kings 77/2 Last Over (4 runs)
Amrit: “The two times CSK have batted first in Chennai, they have scored 175 and 160……… So, the problem is in your batting approach. Runs can be scored on this track. ” — But the two times CSK have kept teams to low scores, they haven’t chased it quickly either, because scoring was tough. Different surfaces in the same ground?
Anand : “DK should have tried nitish Rana.. By the nature of the pitch”
Harshal Parikh: “I hope & pray that the final is not played on such pitches. Will be a slow end to a fast-paced tournament. “
Abc: “@Ben Misbah also has a 56 ball Test Hundred ;)”
|13.6|| Kuldeep Yadav to du Plessis full on leg stump, flicked straight to midwicket no run |
|13.5|| Kuldeep Yadav to Rayudu googly, short and wide. Gets deep in the crease and cuts to sweeper cover. 71.6kph that ball 1 run |
|13.4|| Kuldeep Yadav to Rayudu length at off stump,gets on the back foot, tapped back to the bowler no run |
Slip comes in. Last three ball for Kuldeep.
Ben: “This is a wicket made for Faf or Test match version of Misbah”
|13.3|| Kuldeep Yadav to du Plessis short of a length just outside off, on the back foot, hurriedly poked through cover 1 run |
|13.2|| Kuldeep Yadav to du Plessis oh nice shot. Googly at a length outside off, allows it to land and opens the face late as he drives this to long-off’s left. Just the perfect timing to pick up a second 2 runs |
|13.1|| Kuldeep Yadav to du Plessis googly, short and turning away outside off. Looks to punch with no feet. It comes back to the bowler off the toe-end no run |
End of Over No.13 Chennai Super Kings 73/2 Last Over (5 runs)
Ganesh: “The dew certainly doesn’t help the over rate either before every ball is delivered a good 10 secs is taken to dry the ball.”
Srinath Bharadw: “There is a 17,300 USD penalty on Over rate issues on the Captain for every match. But that generally happens to be a small price to be paid here. My guess it is generally paid up by the Franchises.”
|12.6|| Chawla to du Plessis length outside off, gets the front leg across and flicks to midwicket’s right 1 run |
|12.5|| Chawla to du Plessis length just outside off, defended to extra cover off the back foot no run |
|1st||18||SR Watson 17||F du Plessis 1|
|2nd||17||SK Raina 14||F du Plessis 2|
|3rd||46||AT Rayudu 21||F du Plessis 24|
|4th||30*||F du Plessis 16||KM Jadhav 8|