Indian T20 Commentary

Kolkata VS Chennai Cricket Commentary

Match 1521-Apr-2021

220/320.0 oversRun rate: 11
VS
202/1019.1 oversRun rate: 10.54
Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs
Kolkata Knight Riders First innings
Pat Cummins66 | 34)*
Shardul Thakur3.1|0|48|0
119.119.1: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, OUT! RUN OUT! Krishna is out and Chennai win! Wow, what a game we have had! Low full toss on off, Cummins lifts it over the bowler's head and calls for two. Chahar throws it to the bowler's end where Thakur collects and whips the bails off. The third umpire has been called for and the replays show that Krishna is well short. CHENNAI WIN BY 18 RUNS.
19 Overs | Runs : 201/10 | Run rate : 10.58
018.618.6: Sam Curran to Prasidh Krishna, Full on off, Krishan digs it out to point.
018.518.5: Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, LEG BYE! Good length ball on the pads, Cummins looks to heave it away but gets hit on the pads. A leg bye sneaked in as the ball goes to the leg side. What will Krishna do here?
018.418.4: Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, Good length ball on middle, Cummins powers it to long on but refuses to take the single.
118.318.3: Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, OUT! RUN OUT! What was Varun Chakaravarthy doing? He responded too late but he at least made sure that Cummins is safe! Full ball on off, Cummins drives it to long off and wants a couple. Chakaravarthy says no at first but realizes that Cummins has to be on strike and runs. Chahar throws the ball to Curran who whips the bails off.
618.218.2: Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, SIX! Cummins has played some knock here! Wow, Good length ball on the pads, Cummins smacks it over deep square leg for a biggie. 22 needed in 10 balls.
018.118.1: Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, Yorker on the pads, Cummins digs it out. No run. 
18 Overs | Runs : 193/8 | Run rate : 10.72
117.917.6: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, Full and outside off, Cummins drives it through mid off for a single.
417.817.5: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, FOUR! Good shot! Yorker outside off, Cummins looks to go big but gets an outside edge. It goes over short third man for a boundary.
017.717.5: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, WIDE! Slower delivery wide outside off, Cummins offers no shot to this one.
017.617.5: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, WIDE! Full and wide outside off, Cummins lets it go.
017.517.5: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, WIDE! Back of a length wide outside off, Cummins leaves it alone.
017.417.4: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, Short delivery outside off, Cummins smashes it through point but does not take a run.
017.317.3: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, Full ball on off, Cummins drives it through covers but does not take the single.
217.217.2: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, Full delivery on off, Cummins lofts it over covers. Two runs taken.
217.117.1: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, 50 for Pat Cummins! Terrific innings from him. He has taken Kolkata close but he needs to stay till the end. Full delivery on off, Cummins drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
17 Overs | Runs : 181/8 | Run rate : 10.65
016.616.6: Lungi Ngidi to Varun Chakaravarthy, Short delivery outside off, Chakaravarthy cuts it through point but does not take the single.
116.516.5: Lungi Ngidi to Pat Cummins, Low full toss on middle, Cummins lofts it over mid on and it goes on a bounce to Faf du Plessis at long on. The batsmen cross ends.
016.416.4: Lungi Ngidi to Pat Cummins, FOUR BYES! Yorker outside off, Cummins looks to dig it out but misses it. It goes over the keeper towards third man for a boundary.
016.316.3: Lungi Ngidi to Pat Cummins, Full delivery on off, Cummins drives it to covers.
016.216.2: Lungi Ngidi to Kamlesh Nagarkoti, OUT! CAUGHT! Poor shot from Nagarkoti! He had to give Cummins the strike who was striking the ball so well but he went for a big shot and perishes Full on middle, Nagarkoti looks to go over long on but does not time it well  It goes towards long on where Faf du Plessis takes a comfortable catch.
016.116.1: Lungi Ngidi to Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Good length delivery on middle, Nagarkoti defends it off the back foot.
16 Overs | Runs : 176/7 | Run rate : 11
615.615.6: Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, SIX! That is clobbered! Short delivery on middle, Cummins pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 30 runs from the over! Wow, what power-hitting from Pat Cummins. Kolkata need 45 in 24 balls. 
415.515.5: Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, FOUR! Good shot! Full toss outside off, Cummins lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
615.415.4: Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, SIX! Three in a row for Cummins! Length delivery on middle, Cummins flicks it over square leg for a maximum.
615.315.3: Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, SIX! This is even better! Length delivery on middle, Cummins whacks it over the bowler's head for a biggie. The umpires want to check if it is a four or a six and the replays confirm that it is a maximum.
615.215.2: Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, SIX! That is hammered! Length delivery outside off, Cummins smacks it over long off for a maximum.
215.115.1: Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, Length delivery on off, Cummins looks to go big but gets a top edge. It lands safely over mid off. Two runs taken.
15 Overs | Runs : 146/7 | Run rate : 9.73
014.614.6: Lungi Ngidi to Dinesh Karthik, OUT! LBW! Ngidi gets his second wicket! Full toss on middle, Karthik comes forward and looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger.
114.514.5: Lungi Ngidi to Pat Cummins, Full on middle, Cummins pushes it through mid on for a single.
014.414.4: Lungi Ngidi to Pat Cummins, PLAY AND A MISS! Slower delivery on off, Cummins looks to pull but misses it. It goes safely towards the keeper.
014.314.3: Lungi Ngidi to Pat Cummins, Yorker outside off, Cummins looks to dig it out but misses it.
614.214.2: Lungi Ngidi to Pat Cummins, SIX! That is huge! Full on middle, Cummins powers it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. Cummins is playing a nice little innings here.
114.114.1: Lungi Ngidi to Dinesh Karthik, Full delivery on off, Karthik drives it through mid off for a single.
14 Overs | Runs : 138/6 | Run rate : 9.86
413.613.6: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, FOUR! Full delivery outside off, Cummins drives it through covers. The fielder in the deep tries to stop it but misfields and concedes a boundary.
413.513.5: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, FOUR! Nice shot! Full toss on middle, Cummins lofts it over mid on for a boundary. A much-needed one for Kolkata.
013.413.4: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, Full and outside off, Cummins leaves it alone.
113.313.3: Shardul Thakur to Dinesh Karthik, Full delivery again on off, Karthik drives it through mid off for a single.
113.213.2: Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, Full ball on off, Cummins drives it towards mid off for a run.
113.113.1: Shardul Thakur to Dinesh Karthik, Full delivery outside off, Karthik drives it through point for a single.
13 Overs | Runs : 127/6 | Run rate : 9.77
012.612.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Pat Cummins, On middle, Cummins defends it back towards the bowler.
112.512.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, Loopy delivery on off, Karthik punches it through covers for a single.
212.412.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, Short delivery on off, Karthik cuts it through point. The batsmen get a couple.
112.312.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Pat Cummins, Short delivery outside off, Cummins punches it through covers where Ngidi misfields and concedes a single.
012.212.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Pat Cummins, Flighted delivery on off, Cummins defends it back towards the bowler.
012.112.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Pat Cummins, Tossed up delivery on off, Cummins pushes it to point.
12 Overs | Runs : 123/6 | Run rate : 10.25
411.611.6: Sam Curran to Dinesh Karthik, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery again on middle, Karthik pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
611.511.5: Sam Curran to Dinesh Karthik, SIX! That is dispatched! Short delivery on middle, Karthik pulls it over square leg for a maximum.
011.411.4: Sam Curran to Dinesh Karthik, PLAY AND A MISS! Short delivery outside off, Karthik looks to cut but misses it.
111.311.3: Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, Good length delivery on off, Cummins defends it towards point for a single.
011.211.2: Sam Curran to Andre Russell, OUT! BOWLED! Brave young man is Sam Curran! He gets the big fish, Andre Russell. Brilliant stuff from Sam and is that the game for Chennai? Good length ball on the pads, Russell shuffles across but does not realize that he has shuffled across a bit too much. Russell leaves it alone and it hits the timber behind. End of a masterclass from Andre Russell but he cannot take Kolkata home.
111.111.1: Sam Curran to Dinesh Karthik, Back of a length on off, Karthik punches it through point for a single.
11 Overs | Runs : 111/5 | Run rate : 10.09
610.710.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Andre Russell,SIX! Bang! What a shot! Loopy ball on off, Russell hammers it over long off for a biggie. 
010.610.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Andre Russell, Flatter ball outside off, Russell cuts it to point. Jadeja has overstepped. A Free Hit will follow. 
010.510.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Andre Russell, Tossed up on off, Andre defends it to point. 
110.410.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, On middle, pulled to deep square leg for a single.
110.310.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Andre Russell, Just short of the fielder! Tossed up on middle, Russell slog sweeps it to the deep mid-wicket region where it falls short of Moeen at deep mid-wicket. A single taken. 
110.210.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, On off, driven to long off for a single.
410.110.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, FOUR! Bang! Karthik shows that he can too hit the ball! Short ball on middle, Karthik pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
10 Overs | Runs : 97/5 | Run rate : 9.7
69.89.6: Shardul Thakur to Andre Russell, SIX! That is dispatched! Short delivery on middle, Russell pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 24 runs from the over!
09.79.5: Shardul Thakur to Andre Russell, Yorker outside off, Russell looks to dig it out but misses it.
09.69.4: Shardul Thakur to Andre Russell, Full and outside off, Russell looks to slash but misses it.
69.59.3: Shardul Thakur to Andre Russell, SIX! Amazing shot! Short delivery outside off, Russell plays an upper cut over point where Moeen Ali tries to take the catch but it goes through his hands for a maximum. Till Andre Russell is out there, Chennai cannot afford to relax.
49.49.2: Shardul Thakur to Andre Russell, FOUR! Full delivery outside off, Russell looks to go big but gets an outside edge. It goes over short third man for a boundary.
09.39.2: Shardul Thakur to Andre Russell, WIDE! Length delivery wide outside off, Russell offers no shot to this one.
09.29.2: Shardul Thakur to Andre Russell, WIDE! Short delivery down the leg side, Russell lets it go.
69.19.1: Shardul Thakur to Andre Russell, SIX! That is smashed! Full delivery outside off, Russell lofts it over point for a maximum.
9 Overs | Runs : 73/5 | Run rate : 8.11
18.68.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Andre Russell, Loopy ball on middle, Russell works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
08.58.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Andre Russell, Flighted ball on off, Andre defends it to point. 
18.48.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, On off, driven to long off for a single.
48.38.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, FOUR! Nicely pulled away! Short ball on middle, Karthik pulls it to the deep square leg region for a boundary.
08.28.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, Tossed up on off, Karthik looks to defend but gets an outside edge which lands short of first slip.
18.18.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Andre Russell, Loopy ball on off, Russell defends it to cover for a single.
8 Overs | Runs : 66/5 | Run rate : 8.25
07.67.6: Deepak Chahar to Dinesh Karthik, Back of a length on off, Karthik blocks it off the front foot. 13 runs from the over. A much needed over for Kolkata!
67.57.5: Deepak Chahar to Dinesh Karthik, SIX! That is hammered! Short delivery on middle, Karthik pulls it over square leg for a maximum.
07.47.4: Deepak Chahar to Dinesh Karthik, Good length ball on off, Karthik offers a solid defense on this one.
07.37.3: Deepak Chahar to Dinesh Karthik, Short delivery on middle, Karthik pulls it to mid-wicket.
17.27.2: Deepak Chahar to Andre Russell, Low full toss on off, Russell drives it through mid off for a single.
67.17.1: Deepak Chahar to Andre Russell, SIX! That is hammered! Length delivery on off, Russell lofts it over long on for a maximum.
7 Overs | Runs : 53/5 | Run rate : 7.57
16.66.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Andre Russell, Tossed up delivery on off, Russell pushes it through mid off for a run.
16.56.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, Full on middle, Karthik flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
06.46.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, Loopy delivery on off, Karthik defends it off the back foot.
46.36.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, FOUR! Tossed up delivery on off, Karthik looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes between the keeper and the first slip fielder towards third man for a boundary.
16.26.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Andre Russell, Flighted delivery on off, Russell pushes it towards point for a single.
16.16.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Dinesh Karthik, Short delivery on middle, Karthik pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
6 Overs | Runs : 45/5 | Run rate : 7.5
65.65.6: Lungi Ngidi to Andre Russell, SIX! Bang! This is power of Andre Russell! Full ball on off, Russell hammers it over long off for a biggie. Kolkata re 45/5 at the end of the Powerplay.
05.55.5: Lungi Ngidi to Andre Russell, Good length ball outside off, Andre punches it to point. 
45.45.4: Lungi Ngidi to Andre Russell, FOUR! Russell's intentions are very clear! Short ball on middle, Russell pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
45.35.3: Lungi Ngidi to Andre Russell, FOUR! Very full outside off, Russell drives it through point for a boundary.
05.25.2: Lungi Ngidi to Rahul Tripathi, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Another one bites the dust! Ngidi bowls a short ball around middle, Tripathi looks to guide it to third man but gets an outside edge back to Dhoni who catches it. An appeal is made and up goes the finger. 
05.15.1: Lungi Ngidi to Rahul Tripathi, Full and outside off, Rahul drives to cover. 
5 Overs | Runs : 31/4 | Run rate : 6.2
04.64.6: Deepak Chahar to Sunil Narine, OUT! CAUGHT! What a catch from Jadeja! You just cannot keep him out of the game! Good length ball outside off, Narine clears his front leg and then punches it to cover where Jadeja dives and takes a very good catch. 
44.54.5: Deepak Chahar to Sunil Narine, FOUR! Nicely played! Full and outside off, Narine drives it through covers for a boundary.
04.44.4: Deepak Chahar to Sunil Narine, Bouncer outside off, Narine sways away from it.
04.34.3: Deepak Chahar to Eoin Morgan, OUT! CAUGHT! Chahar gets his third wicket! Chahar is doing a lot of damage to Kolkata here! Good length delivery outside off, Morgan looks to drive but gets an outside edge and goes to Dhoni who makes no mistake. 
44.24.2: Deepak Chahar to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Nice shot! Back of a length on middle, Morgan comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
14.14.1: Deepak Chahar to Rahul Tripathi, Good length delivery on off, Tripathi guides it towards third man for a single.
4 Overs | Runs : 22/2 | Run rate : 5.5
13.73.6: Lungi Ngidi to Rahul Tripathi, Slower ball on off, Tripathi guides it to third man for a single.
33.63.5: Lungi Ngidi to Eoin Morgan, Good length ball on the pads, Morgan flicks it to the fine leg region. Thakur misfields but recovers and pulls it back in. Three taken.
03.53.4: Lungi Ngidi to Eoin Morgan, Slower ball on the pads, Morgan nudges it to mid-wicket.
03.43.3: Lungi Ngidi to Eoin Morgan, Length ball on off, Eoin defends it to cover.
03.33.2: Lungi Ngidi to Eoin Morgan, PLAY AND A MISS! Good length ball outside off, Morgan looks to cut but beats him on the inside edge.
03.23.1: Lungi Ngidi to Eoin Morgan, Good length ball on the pads, Morgan works it to deep mid-wicket.
03.13.1: Lungi Ngidi to Eoin Morgan, WIDE! Short ball down the leg side, Morgan looks to pull but misses. Wided. 
3 Overs | Runs : 18/2 | Run rate : 6
02.62.6: Deepak Chahar to Rahul Tripathi, Full on the pads, Tripathi flicks it to mid-wicket.
02.52.5: Deepak Chahar to Nitish Rana, OUT! CAUGHT! Rana goes too and Chahar gets his second! MS Dhoni has taken a good catch. It might have looked easy but it certainly wasn't. Slower ball on middle and leg, Rana looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It goes to square leg and Dhoni calls for it and takes a very good catch. Kolkata in trouble again early on. 
02.42.4: Deepak Chahar to Nitish Rana, BEATEN! Well-bowled by Chahar! Good length ball around off, Rana looks to defend but misses.
12.32.3: Deepak Chahar to Rahul Tripathi, Good length ball outside off, Rahul punches it to backward point for a single.
02.22.2: Deepak Chahar to Nitish Rana, Short of a length on the pads, Rana looks to pull but it goes off the pads to the leg side for a leg bye.
12.12.1: Deepak Chahar to Rahul Tripathi, Good length ball outside off, Tripathi guides it to third man for a single.
2 Overs | Runs : 14/1 | Run rate : 7
01.71.6: Sam Curran to Nitish Rana, Full ball on off, Rana looks to drive but gets an outside edge which goes to short third man.
01.61.5: Sam Curran to Nitish Rana, Good length ball on off, Rana looks to defend but it goes off the bottom half of the bat past the stumps.
01.51.5: Sam Curran to Nitish Rana, Short ball around middle, Rana ducks under it. Wided.
01.41.4: Sam Curran to Nitish Rana, Good length ball outside off, punched to cover.
01.31.3: Sam Curran to Nitish Rana, PLAY AND A MISS! Good length ball outside off, Rana looks to cut but misses.
41.21.2: Sam Curran to Nitish Rana, FOUR! Nicely played! Fullish on the pads, Rana flicks it to the fine leg region for another boundary.
41.11.1: Sam Curran to Nitish Rana, EDGED AND FOUR! Just wide of short third man! Full ball around off, Rana looks to drive but gets an outside edge which goes past short third man for a boundary.
1 Overs | Runs : 5/1 | Run rate : 5
40.60.6: Deepak Chahar to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Shot! Good length ball on middle, Tripathi gives himself room and then drives it past the diving cover fielder for a boundary.
00.50.5: Deepak Chahar to Rahul Tripathi, Good length ball outside off, Tripathi looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
00.40.4: Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, OUT! CAUGHT! A first-ball duck for Shubman Gill and this is a perfect start for Chennai. Gill continues to have a poor tournament. Short of a length ball outside off, Gill looks to cut but it takes the top edge and goes to third man. Ngidi comes running ahead and takes a good catch. 
10.30.3: Deepak Chahar to Nitish Rana, Good length ball outside off, Rana guides it to third man for a single.
00.20.2: Deepak Chahar to Nitish Rana, PLAY AND A MISS! This is brilliant from Chahar! Good length ball outside off, Rana looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
00.10.1: Deepak Chahar to Nitish Rana, BEATEN! Lovely first ball from Deepak Chahar! Just lovely! Good length ball around off, it comes in a little. Rana looks to cut but misses.
Chennai Super Kings First innings
Pat Cummins4|0|58|0
619.619.6: Pat Cummins to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! Jadeja finishes it in style! Length delivery on middle, Jadeja lofts it over mid-wicket where Rana tries to take the catch but spills it and concedes a biggie. CHENNAI FINISH WITH 220/3!
119.519.5: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, Slower delivery outside off, du Plessis looks to drive but gets an inside edge. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.
619.419.4: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, SIX! That is clobbered! Short delivery on middle, du Plessis pulls it over square leg for a maximum.
019.319.3: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, Short delivery outside off, du Plessis punches it to covers.
619.219.2: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, SIX! That is hammered! Short delivery outside off, du Plessis smashes it over covers for a maximum.
019.119.1: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, PLAY AND A MISS! Slower delivery outside off, du Plessis looks to drive but misses it.
19 Overs | Runs : 201/3 | Run rate : 10.58
018.818.6: Andre Russell to MS Dhoni, OUT! CAUGHT! Superb catch from Eoin Morgan and Dhini goes! This was going to the boundary for all money but Morgan has done really well to catch it. Very full ball outside off, Dhoni smacks it towards extra cover where Morgan dives and takes a very good catch.
018.718.6: Andre Russell to MS Dhoni, Short ball outside off, Dhoni leaves it. Another wide.
118.618.5: Andre Russell to Faf du Plessis, Very full and outside off, Faf drives it to deep cover for a single.
018.518.5: Andre Russell to Faf du Plessis, WIDE! Short ball way outside off, du Plessis lets it go. Wide given. 
418.418.4: Andre Russell to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Poor fielding and it goes for a four! Low full toss on middle, du Plessis drives it past the bowler. Shubman Gill runs across from long on and tries to stop but misfields and the ball goes into the fence. 
418.318.3: Andre Russell to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! The fielder tried very hard to catch it but it went in vain! Full ball outside off, du Plessis opens the face of the bat and carves it to the deep point region. The fielder comes across, and tries to collect but in vain.
418.218.2: Andre Russell to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Poor ball! Full ball wide outside off, Faf du Plessis reaches for it and then slices it over short third man for a boundary.
018.118.1: Andre Russell to Faf du Plessis, Good length ball outside off, du Plessis lets it go. He looks for a wide but is not given. 
18 Overs | Runs : 186/2 | Run rate : 10.33
617.717.6: Prasidh Krishna to MS Dhoni, SIX! Solid way to end the over! Good length ball on the pads, Dhoni whacks it over deep square leg for a maximum.
417.617.5: Prasidh Krishna to MS Dhoni, TOP EDGE AND FOUR! Not exactly where Dhoni wanted to hit but Chennai will take it! Slower ball around middle, Dhoni looks to heave it away but it goes off the top edge and goes over the keeper for a boundary.
017.517.5: Prasidh Krishna to MS Dhoni, WIDE! Bouncer around middle, Dhoni ducks under it. Wide signalled.
017.417.4: Prasidh Krishna to MS Dhoni, SWING AND A MISS! Good length ball outside off, Dhoni looks to swing it away but fails to get any bat on it.
217.317.3: Prasidh Krishna to MS Dhoni, Lands safely! Short ball around off, Dhoni looks to pull but it takes the top edge and it goes to the deep mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.
117.217.2: Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, Slower ball on middle and leg, Faf flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
017.117.1: Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, Short ball around middle, du Plessis looks to pull but misses. Good start from Prasidh.
17 Overs | Runs : 172/2 | Run rate : 10.12
016.716.6: Sunil Narine to MS Dhoni, Floated ball on the pads, Dhoni looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 
416.616.5: Sunil Narine to MS Dhoni, EDGED AND FOUR! This is the first boundary for Dhoni against Sunil Narine in the Indian T20 League! Tossed up outside off, Dhoni looks to heave it away but gets a top edge and it flies to the third man region for a boundary.
116.516.5: Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, Short ball on middle, du Plessis pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. No Ball given. A Free Hit will follow.
116.416.4: Sunil Narine to MS Dhoni, Floated on off, Dhoni pushes it to cover for a single.
016.316.3: Sunil Narine to Moeen Ali, OUT! STUMPED! Narine has the last laugh but Ali has done his job! Brilliant little cameo from Moeen Ali comes to an end. Tossed up on the pads, Moeen Ali once again uses his feet and then looks to smack it away but misses. Dinesh Karthik collects and whips the bails off. Moeen is nowhere in the picture.
616.216.2: Sunil Narine to Moeen Ali, SIX! What a way to bring up the 50-run stand! Superb batting from Moeen Ali! Flatter ball on middle, Moeen uses his feet and then powers it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
416.116.1: Sunil Narine to Moeen Ali, FOUR! Terrific use of the feet from Moeen Ali! Tossed up outside off, Moeen dances down the track and lifts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
16 Overs | Runs : 155/1 | Run rate : 9.69
015.615.6: Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, Full ball outside off, Faf drives it straight to cover.
415.515.5: Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Cheeky! He loves playing that shot! Slower ball around off, du Plessis goes on his knees and then paddles it over short fine leg for a boundary.
015.415.4: Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, That took everyone by surprise! Low full toss outside off, du Plessis looks to drive it but misses. Du Plessis has a stunned look.
015.315.3: Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, Full ball outside off, du Plessis drives but finds cover.
115.215.2: Prasidh Krishna to Moeen Ali, Slower ball on off, Moeen looks to pull but gets it off the bottom half of the bat and it goes to the off side for a single.
615.115.1: Prasidh Krishna to Moeen Ali, SIX! BANG! The sound was so good with the bat! Slower ball on middle, Moeen Ali waits for it and then whacks it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
15 Overs | Runs : 144/1 | Run rate : 9.6
014.814.6: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, Short delivery outside off, du Plessis cuts it to covers. 14 runs from the over!
114.714.5: Pat Cummins to Moeen Ali, Short delivery on middle, Ali pulls it through square leg for a single.
114.614.4: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, Back of a length on off, du Plessis pushes it towards covers for a run.
114.514.3: Pat Cummins to Moeen Ali, Full on leg, Ali flicks it towards short fine leg for a single.
014.414.3: Pat Cummins to Moeen Ali, FIVE WIDES! Bouncer outside off, Ali looks to pull but it goes over his head. It goes over the keeper towards third man for five wides.
114.314.2: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, Short delivery on off, du Plessis punches it through point for a single.
014.214.2: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, WIDE! Slower delivery wide outside off, du Plessis backs away and leaves it alone.
414.114.1: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Nicely played! Good length delivery outside off, du Plessis looks to play the scoop shot but decides to guide it past the keeper towards third man for a boundary.
14 Overs | Runs : 130/1 | Run rate : 9.29
013.613.6: Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Moeen Ali, Slower delivery on off, Ali pushes it to covers.
313.513.5: Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Faf du Plessis, Short delivery on off, du Plessis pulls it through square leg. Cummins in the deep does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.
113.413.4: Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Moeen Ali, Full on leg, Ali looks to flick but gets an inside edge. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.
413.313.3: Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Moeen Ali, FOUR! Nicely played! Back of a length on off, Ali lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
013.213.2: Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Moeen Ali, Short delivery outside off, Ali cuts it uppishly towards point where it falls short of the fielder.
113.113.1: Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Faf du Plessis, Good length delivery on off, du Plessis pushes it towards covers for a single.
13 Overs | Runs : 121/1 | Run rate : 9.31
112.612.6: Varun Chakaravarthy to Faf du Plessis, On middle, du Plessis flicks it through square leg for a single.
012.512.5: Varun Chakaravarthy to Faf du Plessis, Tossed up delivery on off, Faf pushes it to covers.
412.412.4: Varun Chakaravarthy to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! 50 for Faf du Plessis! It has been a good knock from him. Short delivery on off, du Plessis cuts it through point for a boundary.
112.312.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Moeen Ali, Floated delivery on middle, Ali sweeps it through mid-wicket for a single.
012.212.2: Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, OUT! CAUGHT! End of a very good innings from Gaikwad! Chennai will be a very happy unit. Flighted delivery on middle, Gaikwad looks to play the slog sweep but does not get the required distance on it. Pat Cummins at deep mid-wicket tumbles and takes a very good catch.
012.112.1: Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Short delivery on off, Gaikwad cuts it to point.
12 Overs | Runs : 115/0 | Run rate : 9.58
111.811.6: Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Short delivery outside off, Gaikwad guides it towards third man for a run. 23 runs have come from the last 2 overs!
111.711.5: Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, Slow delivery on off, du Plessis pushes it through point for a single.
111.611.5: Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, NO BALL! Slower delivery on middle, Gaikwad flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. The third umpire calls it a No Ball as Prasidh Krishna again oversteps! Free Hit coming up!
611.511.4: Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SIX! Gaikwad can play! Brilliant shot! Short ball on middle, Gaikwad pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
111.411.3: Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, Length delivery on off, du Plessis looks to play the paddle scoop but does not get it off the middle of the bat. It lands in front of the bowler and the batsmen take a single.
111.311.3: Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, NO BALL! Short delivery on off, Gaikwad cuts it uppishly towards point for a single. The third umpire calls it a No Ball as Prasidh Krishna oversteps!
411.211.2: Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! What a shot! Full on middle, Gaikwad comes down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. How much will Chennai score?
011.111.1: Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Back of a length on off, Gaikwad guides it to point.
11 Overs | Runs : 98/0 | Run rate : 8.91
610.610.6: Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Faf du Plessis, SIX! Faf du Plessis gets into the act now! Full on off, du Plessis lofts it over long off for a maximum. Chennai are motoring along now.
110.510.5: Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Short again on middle, Gaikwad pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
110.410.4: Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Faf du Plessis, Short ball on middle, du Plessis pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
110.310.3: Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 50 for Ruturaj Gaikwad! He struggled in the first three games but Chennai kept faith in him and he has repaid that faith with a very good knock. Full on middle, Gaikwad pushes it through mid on for a single.
610.210.2: Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SIX! Gorgeous! Short of a length on middle, Gaikwad comes down the track and pulls it over long on for a biggie. Moves to 49.
110.110.1: Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Faf du Plessis, Short of a length on middle, du Plessis pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
10 Overs | Runs : 82/0 | Run rate : 8.2
19.69.6: Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
19.59.5: Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On middle and leg, Gaikwad flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
19.49.4: Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, Floated delivery on off, du Plessis drives it through mid off for a run.
19.39.3: Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Short delivery outside off, Gaikwad cuts it through point for a single.
09.29.2: Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tossed up delivery on off, Gaikwad defends it to covers.
19.19.1: Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis flicks it towards mid on for a single.
9 Overs | Runs : 77/0 | Run rate : 8.56
18.68.6: Varun Chakaravarthy to Faf du Plessis, Floated delivery on middle, Faf flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
18.58.5: Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On middle, Gaikwad pushes it through mid on for a single.
18.48.4: Varun Chakaravarthy to Faf du Plessis, Tossed up delivery on middle, du Plessis flicks it through square leg for a run.
18.38.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Short delivery on off, Gaikwad punches it through covers for a single.
08.28.2: Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Googly on middle, Gaikwad looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
18.18.1: Varun Chakaravarthy to Faf du Plessis, Tossed up delivery on off, du Plessis pushes it through mid off for a single.
8 Overs | Runs : 72/0 | Run rate : 9
47.67.6: Andre Russell to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Just short of the fielder! Short delivery on middle, Gaikwad pulls it to the deep square leg region. The fielder comes charging in and goes for the catch but it falls short of him and it goes to the fence. 
17.57.5: Andre Russell to Faf du Plessis, Short ball on middle, du Plessis pulls it through square leg for a single.
07.47.4: Andre Russell to Faf du Plessis, Length delivery on off, du Plessis looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
17.37.3: Andre Russell to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good length ball on off, Gaikwad guides it towards third man for a single.
07.27.2: Andre Russell to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Slower delivery on middle, Gaikwad flicks it to mid-wicket.
67.17.1: Andre Russell to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SIX! Russell is welcomed into the attack with a big maximum! Some shot from Gaikwad! Short of a length on middle, Gaikwad pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
7 Overs | Runs : 60/0 | Run rate : 8.57
16.66.6: Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Short ball outside off, Gaikwad punches it through point for a single.
46.56.5: Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, EDGED AND FOUR! Just wide of Russell at first slip! Short delivery on off, Gaikwad looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes wide of the first slip fielder towards third man for a boundary. Chennai will take it anyhow they come.
06.46.4: Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Floated delivery on off, Gaikwad pushes it to point.
16.36.3: Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, Loopy delivery on off, du Plessis pushes it towards covers for a single.
06.26.2: Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, Flighted delivery on middle, du Plessis looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
06.16.1: Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, Tossed up delivery on off, du Plessis defends it off the back foot.
6 Overs | Runs : 54/0 | Run rate : 9
15.75.6: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, Good length ball on middle, du Plessis looks to flick but gets hit on the gloves. He takes a single as the ball goes to the leg side but seems to have gotten hurt in the process. CHENNAI ARE 54/0 AFTER 6 OVERS!
15.65.5: Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On a length on middle, Gaikwad flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
15.55.4: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, Back of a length on middle, du Plessis flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
05.45.4: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, WIDE! Short delivery down the leg side, du Plessis looks to pull but misses it. Wided.
15.35.3: Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Length delivery on middle, Gaikwad flicks it towards square leg for a single.
45.25.2: Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Lovely shot! Gaikwad is looking good in this game so far and he would look to continue. Full delivery outside off, Gaikwad drives it through point for a boundary.
15.15.1: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, Full on middle, du Plessis pushes it towards mid on for a single.
5 Overs | Runs : 44/0 | Run rate : 8.8
04.64.6: Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
44.54.5: Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Just look at that! What a beautiful shot! Full and outside off, Gaikwad drives it through extra cover for a boundary. Superb shot.
04.44.4: Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, BEATEN! Beautifully bowled by Prasidh Krishna! Good length ball outside off, Gaikwad looks to defend but it beats the outside edge.
04.34.3: Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full ball on off, Gaikwad defends it to cover-point. 
04.24.2: Prasidh Krishna to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Back of a length ball on middle, Gaikwad defends it to point. 
34.14.1: Prasidh Krishna to Faf du Plessis, Brilliant work! Good length ball outside off, du Plessis drives it through cover. Tripathi chases after it, dives and pulls it back in. Saves a run for his side.
4 Overs | Runs : 37/0 | Run rate : 9.25
13.63.6: Varun Chakaravarthy to Faf du Plessis, EDGY! Quicker ball outside off, du Plessis looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads. A single taken as the ball goes to the off side. 
63.53.5: Varun Chakaravarthy to Faf du Plessis, SIX! Clears the boundary easily! Faf du Plessis is looking ominous! Tossed up outside off, Faf lifts it over long off for a maximum.
03.43.4: Varun Chakaravarthy to Faf du Plessis, Short on middle, tucked to mid-wicket.
43.33.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Finds the gap perfectly! Flatter and outside off, du Plessis cuts it through the point region for a boundary.
13.23.2: Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Loopy ball outside off, Ruturaj lifts it to long off for a single.
03.13.1: Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Just over the bowler! Loopy ball on middle, Gaikwad looks to flick but the ball comes slower to him. It takes the leading edge and balloons towards the bowler. Varun jumps but it goes over.
3 Overs | Runs : 25/0 | Run rate : 8.33
02.62.6: Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, BEATEN! What a ball to end the over! Superb! Tossed up ball outside off, du Plessis looks to defend but the ball spins away and beats the outside edge. Du Plessis has a stunned look on his face.
22.52.5: Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, Floated on the pads, du Plessis flicks it to deep square leg for a couple.
02.42.4: Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, Short and outside off, Faf looks to cut but misses. 
42.32.3: Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Nicely guided away! Flatter ball outside off, du Plessis opens the face of the bat and then guides it to the third man region for a boundary.
02.22.2: Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, Loopy ball outside off, du Plessis looks to drive but fails to get any bat on it. 
02.12.1: Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, On off, du Plessis defends it to cover. 
2 Overs | Runs : 19/0 | Run rate : 9.5
61.61.6: Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SIX! Hammered! This is a brilliant shot! Shortish ball on middle, Gaikwad pulls it over deep square leg for a maximum. 
01.51.5: Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On middle, pushed to mid on. 
41.41.4: Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! SHOT! How good a shot is that? This will give him a lot of confidence! Full ball outside off, Gaikwad leans into it and then drives it through cover for a boundary.
01.31.3: Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full ball on middle, Gaikwad defends it to the leg side. 
11.21.2: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, Good length ball on middle, du Plessis works it to square leg for a single.
41.11.1: Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Very nicely timed by Faf du Plessis! Good length ball outside off, du Plessis punches it wide of extra cover and into the fence. The mid off fielder chases after it but fails to stop it. 
1 Overs | Runs : 4/0 | Run rate : 4
10.60.6: Varun Chakaravarthy to Faf du Plessis, Full and on middle, du Plessis nudges it to long on for a single. 4 runs from the first over.
10.50.5: Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Quicker ball on middle, Gaikwad works it wide of mid on for a single.
00.40.4: Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and outside off, Gaikwad drives it to silly mid off. 
10.30.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Faf du Plessis, Faf du Plessis is off the mark! Tossed up on off, du Plessis looks to defend but inside edges it to the leg side for a single. 6000 runs in T20s for du Plessis.
10.20.2: Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Gaikwad and Chennai are underway! Loopy ball on off, Gaikwad pushes it to long off for a single.
00.10.1: Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Varun starts with a floated ball on middle, Gaikwad pushes it back to the bowler.
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