IPL 2019, CSK vs KKR Match in Chennai Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 10, 2019, 7:59 AM IST

Match 23, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 09 April, 2019

Toss won by Chennai Super Kings (decided to bowl)

Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets

Man of the Match: Deepak Chahar



CSK WIN: An unfortunate way to end the match as Narine bowls a wide and the ball races away to the boundary. In the end a clinical performance by CSK. And with this win they move to top of the table. 


FOUR, FOUR: And Harry Gurney has given the opening that Chennai was looking for. He bowls a no ball, that gives a free hit to CSK. Du Plessis breaks the shackles and gets a four. He follows it up another four through pull. It's 105/3. 


Despite reaching so close to the target, CSK are happy to deal in ones and twos. Because a wicket here could turnaround the match. Good thinking this by CSK batsmen Jadhav and Du Plessis. It's 93/3 after 16 overs. 


OUT: After a partnership of 45, Chawla has broken the partnership. He pitches the ball up and Rayudu edges it. Chawla takes a simple return catch as Chennai now are 81/3. Chennai need 28 from 32 balls. 


CSK are just dealing in singles and doubles. They are hardly taking any risks, but credit to KKR bowlers, who have stretched CSK this far, keeping in mind there is a lot of dew on offer. It's 77/2 in 14 overs.

Hemang Badani, Former India Cricketer 23:00(IST)

CSK might just play like this for the next 2-3 overs. I would think at over no.15 if they haven't lost any wicket, they may want to finish the game by the 18th over. 


This match is still not over for KKR. If they can squeeze a couple of wickets here, CSK are going to struggle here. The asking rate has started to climb up slightly. CSK are 68/2. 


Now it's time for Harry Gurney to come into the attack. And after  long, long time a boundary comes CSK's way as Rayudu get one on the leg side. CSK are 57/1 after 10 overs.


The best part about KKR is that they are not giving up as yet. They have just stopped the scoring rate and in the last three overs have just conceded less than 10 runs. After 9 overs it's 49/2. 


This chase is certainly not easy. The ball is turning a mile and Chawla is using it well. The runs are hard to come by at the moment. Kuldeep and Chawla have been bowling well in tandem. CSK are 46/2. 


Now we have Kuldeep Yadav into the attack. Can he turn it around for KKR. He ceratainly has the ability to do it. He comes up with a great over. Just three runs come from the over as KKR are 43/2. 


OUT: Chawla takes a stunner off Narine to dismiss Raina. The fielder moves backwards towards the boundary to get another wicket for his team. More than the bowler, the fielder deserves the wicket. Raina goes for 14. It's 35/2. 


Prasidh Krishna is looking good, but the problem is that he doesn't have a good total to defend. Raina gets a four on the fourth ball of the over. This match could get over within 10 over if KKR doesn't get more wickets. It's 33/1 after 4 overs. 


OUT: Watson and CSK look in a hurry to finish this match as Watson starts with a  bounday on Narine's first ball. But on the next ball Watson is dismissed. Wasn't a good ball, but Watson hitsit straight into the hands of Chawla. It's 18/1. 

Hemang Badani, Former India Cricketer 22:03(IST)

It's CSK's game to lose. They've done half the job well. I get a feeling if they if they get to a good start they might just end up winning convincingly, upping their net run-rate, which might come in handy later.


Now CSK openers Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson are on the crease. Karthik to start with Piyush Chawla. And Watson hits him for a four and a towering six in the first over itself to make his intentions clear. It's 12/0 after 1 over.  


There were a few good balls bowled by CSK, but there were a few dismissals on KKR's part. Uthappa and Karthik got out playing bad shots which should not have happened. A lot to ponder for KKR staff. 


FIFTY FOR RUSSELL: Kuggeleijn comes on for the final over. And Russell finally gets to strike. He doesn't even run for a single on the second ball of the over. On the third, he send the ball ino the crowds, that brings up 100 for KKR. He follows it up with another four. KKR would be happy the way Russell shone for them again. He ends the innings with a four, that brings up a fifty for him too. KKR end on 108/9. 


We are into the 18th over now. The problem today has been that Russell hasn't had any partners staying at the wicket for too long. His confidence has been affected by that too. On the fourth ball of the over Russell gets a shot straight over the bowler's head for a six. The score has moved to 93/9.

Hemang Badani, Former India Cricketer 21:25(IST)

With eight wickets down, I would have not taken that single. I'm a bit surprised that Russell went for the single. I would have preferred Russell retaining the strike and look to score whenever possible. 


OUT: Ninth wicket falls down. A soft dismissal that. Prasidh Krishna smacks one straight into the hands of Harbhajan. The batsman goes for 0 as KKR are 79/9. 


OUT: This is getting worse for KKR. If bad shots wasn't enough, they have a run out too. There is confusion between Russell and Kuldeep, and the latter is run out by a big margin. He goes for 0. It's 76/8. 


OUT: Another one bites the dust. Harbhajan has bowled beautifully. He drops the ball short and it moves away from Chawla. The batsman misses the line of the ball, and is stumped by Dhoni. It's 76/7. 


Russell is finally getting into the act and smashing a few boundaries here. He slams Tahir for a four through long off. The bowler wanted to go for the catch, but decided against it in the end. It's 75/6 in 15 overs. 


IPL 2019, CSK vs KKR Match in Chennai Highlights: As it Happened

Faf du Plessis celebrates. (Image: BCCI)

Follow all the live score and latest updates from the IPL 2019 game between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Kinght Riders (KKR): FOUR, FOUR: And Harry Gurney has given the opening that Chennai was looking for. He bowls a no ball, that gives a free hit to CSK. Du Plessis breaks the shackles and gets a four. He follows it up another four through pull. It's 105/3.

CSK vs KKR in IPL 2019 will be broadcast on Tuesday (April 9) from 08:00 PM onwards. CSK vs KKR live streaming will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. You can follow all the ball-by-ball updates and live commentary with analysis on our live blog.

In-form Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will meet a match when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League encounter at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday. While CSK have been at the top of their game at home, KKR are sitting at the top of the points table with four wins from five games. Although both the teams are equal on points -- eight apiece -- KKR have a better net run-rate of +1.058 over CSK's +0.159. CSK will go into the match with a lot of confidence as they defended a modest 160 in their last home fixture against Kings XI Punjab after the visitors looked like running away with the game at one point of time.

In the end, it was captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni who showed great leadership skills to pull things back in favour of the defending champions. KKR go into the match after another clinical finish, as they walloped Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets in a one-sided contest. They first restricted Royals to 139/3 before chasing down the target in just 14 overs with Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine giving their team a flying start. KKR's ability to shine on the slow Jaipur wicket will stand them in good stead when they take on CSK on what will again be a wicket on the slower side, as has been the case with the Chepauk tracks from the start of the tournament.

The fact that KKR have the best spin line-up along with CSK will ensure that Dhoni & Co. would seek a track that is slightly more sporting. On their day, the likes of Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla can spin a web around the best of the batsmen and that will definitely be on the mind of the CSK think-tank. All in all, it will be a mouth-watering clash between two of the best teams in the league.


Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N. Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, K.M. Asif

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (captain and wicketkeeper), Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier, Yarra Prithviraj, K.C. Cariappa, Rinku Singh, Lockie Ferguson

Team Rankings

1 India 5007 116
2 New Zealand 3570 108
3 South Africa 4397 105
4 Australia 4566 104
5 England 5490 104
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