IPL 2019, KKR vs CSK Match at Eden Gardens Highlights - As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 15, 2019, 8:54 AM IST

Match 29, Eden Gardens, Kolkata 14 April, 2019

Toss won by Chennai Super Kings (decided to bowl)

Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets

Man of the Match: Imran Tahir

Highlights

19:41(IST)

That's it then! In the end, CSK do it rather easily. Raina remains unbeaten on 58 but what a cameo from Jadeja, he stays unbeaten on 31 off 17 balls. Superb innings this and CSK continue their winning streak. They win this one by 5 wickets!

19:38(IST)

Not the over KKR wanted here, Gurney should have bowled a tight over there but Jadeja smashes him for three boundaries and CSK pick up 16 runs in that over! Jadeja might have changed the game here, just 8 needed from 6 balls now

19:32(IST)

Narine bowls a freebie there and that's absolutely dispatched towards the boundary by Raina. 8 runs from the over and that means 24 needed from final 2 overs here

19:29(IST)

Jadeja gets the boundary in that over from Prasidh and CSK pick 9 runs, the over had started well for the KKR youngster with a couple of dot balls but then Jadeja striking one past mid-off for a four. CSK are 130/5 after 17 overs

19:26(IST)

50! Suresh Raina completes his half-century here, he has played a solid innings despite regularly losing partners.Just raises his bat and doesn't celebrate much because he knows that there is a job still to be done for the team.

19:22(IST)

WICKET! Sunil Narine does the trick once again for Kolkata Knight Riders, huge wicket this as MS Dhoni has to walk back here. Dhoni is wrapped on the pads here as he looks to block the ball there. Umpire Tucker thinks about it before raising his finger, Dhoni opts for a review but that doesn't help as its three reds. CSK are now 121/5 after 16 overs

19:16(IST)

Gurney comes into the attack immediately after the strategic timeout here, but again Raina picks a boundary and some hard running helps CSK pick 11 runs in the over. In fact, Dhoni seems to have also done some damage to his lower back here. CSK are 120/4 after 15 overs

19:10(IST)

If Dhoni can do it against Kuldeep, then why not Raina against Chawla! He now hits Chawla for a six and a four, again 13 runs from the over. Its time for a timeout here with CSK needing 53 from 36 balls!

19:05(IST)

Dhoni picks the googly here and sends it deep into the crowd, he is probably one of the only batsman who can read Kuldeep with such. KKR will be desperately needing his wicket at the earliest

18:56(IST)

WICKET! Jadhav's short stay at the crease comes to an end here, Chawla does the trick as he traps him leg before wicket! Much needed for KKR as well. This game is turning into a nail biter, as Jadhav departs for 20. CSK are 81/4

18:52(IST)

Interesting tactics this from Jadhav, he has come out all guns blazing here and goes after Kuldeep. Hits the ball hard and wasnt even from the middle, it goes for a six! He picked the right side there as thats the shorter part of the ground!

18:47(IST)

WICKET! Rayudu's stay at the crease ends immediately after the powerplay here, Piyush Chawla strikes in his first over. That looked like a lapse in concentration as he hits the ball straight to Uthappa at covers! CSK are 61/3

18:44(IST)

Kuldeep Yadav now concedes just 4 runs in that over, both Raina and Rayudu taking their time at the moment. This game has all the ingredients of going right down to the wire at the moment

18:40(IST)

10 runs from the Narine over there as Raina makes full use of the loose delivery to hit it towards the boundary. Spin seems to be the main weapon for Karthik and only hope for KKR

18:35(IST)

Prasidh Krishna does well to concede just 3 runs in that over, key will be for KKR to increase the required rate here and if possible get a couple of wickets. CSK are 47.2 and need 115 from 78 balls

18:27(IST)

WICKET! Sunil Narine does the trick, the ball just stops a bit after surfacing and du Plessis is too early into his sweep shot there. Sees his off-stump peg back. CSK are 44/2 here after 5.3 overs.

18:24(IST)

Prasidh Krishna again paying the price for slipping onto the pads there, twice in the over he does that against Raina and the left-hander gets both the balls away for a boundary. CSK are 44/1 here after 5 overs

18:19(IST)

A lot of action happening here, Raina is given lbw but he decides to review. Replays show an inside edge which saves him in the end. Next delivery is hit away for a boundary. CSK are 36/1 after 4 overs

18:15(IST)

WICKET! Harry Gurney strikes early here, Watson has to walk back. Great delivery and the opener is struck right in front of the stumps. CSK don't even go for a referral, that's as plumb as you can be. CSK are now 29/1 after 3.1 overs

18:12(IST)

du Plessis absolutely tears into Russell here, four boundaries in the over and the big man also seems to be struggling with his ankle here. Walking rather gingerly at the moment and looks like will be going off the field. CSK are 29/0 after 3 overs

18:06(IST)

Harry Gurney takes the new ball from the other end here and he starts well, concedes just 3 runs in his first over here. CSK are 13/0 after 2 overs

17:58(IST)

FOUR! That's one way to start the chase. Pitched up by Prasidh Krishna there and Watson just shows the face of the bat there to time the ball for a boundary. Straight past the mid on fielder for a four.

17:43(IST)

Run out on the last ball and that really sums up the innings for KKR here. Been a really poor effort given the flat pitch today at Eden Gardens. Now, they will have to look up to their spinners to deliver here. KKR end at 161/8 after 20 overs

17:41(IST)

WICKET! Gill's struggle comes to an end here, looks to go for the pull shot here but hits it straight to Jadeja at deep mid-wicket. He isn't dropping there catches. KKR are 161/7 now

17:36(IST)

4 runs from the 19th over here, just not happening for KKR at the moment. Chahar has taken his pace off the ball and KKR lower-order really struggling here without the muscle of Russell. 157/6 with one over left here

17:32(IST)
17:27(IST)

WICKET! KKR are really falling apart here, Thakur this time does the trick as he manages to remove KKR captain Dinesh Karthik cheaply here. He departs for 18 off 14 balls. Not doing his chances of getting into the World Cup squad any favour! KKR are 150/6 after 17.2 overs

17:24(IST)

Imran Tahir's spell comes to and, impressive bowling as he ends with figures of 4/27 in his 4 overs! He has been the star for CSK today and has single-handedly got his team back into the game. KKR are 149/5 after 17 overs

17:19(IST)

Shubhman Gill is the new man out for KKR, important for KKR to finish this strongly. The game is just tilted in CSK's favour at the moment and the home team will be looking for a strong finish here. They would want to reach as close to 180 as possible

17:13(IST)

WICKET! No stopping Tahir now, Russell hits a four and six but lasts only 4 balls here. Holes out to Dhruv Shorey at long on who takes a good diving catch in the deep. Tahir gets his fourth and he has removed Lynn & Narine in the same over!

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IPL 2019, KKR vs CSK Match at Eden Gardens Highlights - As It Happened

Sunil Narine celebrates with his teammates after picking up a wicket against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. (BCCI Image)

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Follow all the live cricket score and latest updates from the IPL 2019 game between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Sunil Narine does the trick once again for Kolkata Knight Riders, huge wicket this as MS Dhoni has to walk back here. Dhoni is wrapped on the pads here as he looks to block the ball there. Umpire Tucker thinks about it before raising his finger, Dhoni opts for a review but that doesn't help as its three reds. CSK are now 121/5 after 16 overs

KKR vs CSK in IPL 2019 will be broadcast on Sunday (April 14) from 4:00 PM onwards. KKR vs CSK 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.

PREVIEW: Despite their loss to Delhi Capitals on Friday, Kolkata Knight Riders still welcomed Saturday as the team ranked second in the IPL 2019. Come toss time on Sunday at the Eden Gardens against Chennai Super Kings, however, their position might be different owing to the results of matches on Friday.

Regardless, KKR would be aiming to get back to winning ways after two consecutive defeats, and are going to face an opponent who are going from strength to strength with every passing match. Led by a captain who won his 100th IPL match but also uncharacteristically lost his cool over an umpiring decision in that very match, CSK know how important Dhoni could be once more.

The 37-year-old is the team’s highest run-scorer in this campaign, and on a pitch that is a dream to bat on against a bowling attack that hasn’t quite clicked so far, MSD could be lethal. As a whole, the CSK batting line-up, consisting of the likes of Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson and Suresh Raina have all clicked when needed.

The ultra-economical Deepak Chahar has been key to Chennai’s bowling unit, and is the second highest wicket-taker with 10 wickets, also setting the record for the most number of dot balls in an innings in the last match against Rajasthan Royals. Throw Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir into the mix, and you have a bowling attack that just seems to have the perfect balance.

KKR, on the other hand, have been derailed by two consecutive losses, but still find themselves with a strong chance of qualifying for the playoffs owing to their good start to the tournament. After their loss to Delhi Capitals, captain Dinesh Karthik had mentioned how the bowlers must do more for the team to have continued success.

That will be even more vital against the in-form batting line up of CSK. The Eden Gardens pitch has demonstrated that even scores of close to 180 have not been par for the course for the team batting first, and the likes of Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana will have to convert their good starts into big scores if they bat first.

The home side sorely missed the presence of Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine at the top of the order, and will hope that Joe Denly, if picked, can recover from being dismissed on a first ball duck in the last match.

If both sides play to their potential, we could be in for a cracker of a contest at the Eden.

Players to watch out for

MS Dhoni: Dhoni has already shown more emotion on the field during this IPL than he cumulatively did throughout his entire IPL career. Whether that’s indicative of an increased combative streak or a direct consequence of the situations he found himself in, one can’t tell, but what can’t be denied is his form. He is the highest run-scorer for Chennai this term, and looks like he is back to his best ahead of what could be some of the most important months of his cricket career, leading up to the World Cup. Dhoni is in inspired form, watch out for fireworks on an Eden batting paradise.

Shubman Gill: Indian youngster Gill recorded his highest IPL score of 65 in the last match, and will look to build upon the innings in the match against CSK. He has been trusted by his captain to play wherever the team requires to, and could appear anywhere between opening the batting to number 7, depending on the availability of Chris Lynn and Narine. The KKR batting line up is in good rhythm on the Eden Gardens pitch, so expect Gill to get more runs when he squares off against Chahar and co.

Team News/Availability

KKR is still waiting on the fitness and availability of Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn. Carlos Brathwaite is expected to retain his place in the side if Narine is not fit, while Shubman Gill is likely to continue opening the batting.

On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings is expected to have a full squad to choose from.

Probable XI:

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh / Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir

Kolkata Knight Riders: Joe Denly, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Suni Narine / Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson

Squads:

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain & WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, K.M. Asif, Deepak Chahar, N. Jagadeesan (wk), Scott Kuggeleign

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

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
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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