IPL 2020, CSK vs KKR: Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets | As it happened
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets in game 49 of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. Kolkata would need to win its final fixtures to qualify for the playoffs.
The match came down to the last over, where Chennai needed 10 runs with Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran in the middle. Jadeja middled the final two deliveries and sent them flying over the long on to seal the win for the side.
Here are all the latest updates from game 49 between CSK and KKR:
CSK beat KKR by 6 wickets
Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets in the last-ball thriller.
Trouble for Chennai Super Kings as Pat Cummins gets Ruturaj Gaikwad for 72
Kolkata Knight Riders are back in the game with the wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad. Ravindra Jadeja has joined Sam Curran.
Ruturaj Gaikwad key for Chennai Super Kings in run chase
Ruturaj Gaikwad is batting at 62 at the end of 15th over. CSK need 52 runs in 30 balls.
Chennai Super Kings lose Watson; asking rate tops 10
Chennai Super Kings have lost Shane Watson for 14 after a slow start. The asking rate has over 10 after eight overs.
Chennai Super Kings off to a steady start in chase of 173
A partly cautious start by Chennai Super Kings in chase of 173. Watson is playing at a strike rate of less than 100 in powerplay.
Shane Watson, Ruturaj Gaikwad begin CSK's run chase
Shane Watson and Ruturaj Gaikwad have begun Chennai Super Kings' 173-run chase. Pat Cummins is with the new ball.
Nitish Rana's 87 propels Kolkata to 172/5
Kolkata Knight Riders have managed to put up 172 at the end of 20 overs despite losing wickets at quick intervals.
Nitish Rana falls after scoring 87, Kolkata Knight Riders 4 down
Ngidi has provided Chennai the crucial wicket of Nitish Rana. Kolkata Knight Riders are four down. Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan are in the middle.
Nitish Rana brings up half-century as wickets tumble for KKR at the other end
Nitish Rana has brought up his half century after Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Rinku Singh for just 11. KKR are 3 down in the 14th over.
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill bring up first 50-run stand of season for KKR
Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill have brought up first 50-run stand of Indian Premier League 2020 for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders off to a solid start after invited to bat first
Brisk start by Kolkata Knight Riders after invited to bat first by Chennai Super Kings. Shubman Gill has scored 22 runs in just 10 balls.
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana open for KKR
Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana have begun Kolkata Knight Riders' innings. Deepak Chahar is with the new ball
Chennai Super Kings win toss, opt to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders
Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and opted to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders. Teams batting second have mostly won matches in the second half of the tournament so far.
Toss at 7 pm
The toss between the two teams will be held at 7 pm (IST).
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain, wk), M Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (Captain & Wicket-keeper), Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton (Wicketkeeper), Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik (Wicketkeeper), Ali Khan
Posted By: Lakshay Raja