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CSK vs KKR Match 22 Commentary

Results
Match 22, Chennai, April 08, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets

Commentary

5:56 PM IST And then, there was one! After Kolkata lost this game, Rajasthan remain the only unbeaten side in the tournament and they will keep that run intact for now. Next up, two teams who are deadlocked in the table will go up against each other in a bid to break free from that congested middle part of the table and move up a few places. It is Punjab taking on Hyderabad in Mullanpur and that game will be played on Tuesday, 9 April at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). You can join us a lot sooner though for the build-up to that game. Till then, take care and goodbye!
5:55 PM IST Ravindra Jadeja is the Player of the Match for his brilliant bowling and fielding performance and also becomes the first player ever in the Indian T20 League to score at least 1000 runs, take 100 wickets and take 100 catches as well. Jadeja says that he didn't know about that record and jokes that both MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina got the verification of their names given by the fans and his name is yet to be verified. He goes on to say that whenever he plays at Chennai, he enjoys a lot. Adds that he was hoping with the seam-up deliveries, the ball would grip and just looked to bowl in the right areas. Mentions that for any visiting team, it will take time to settle and for them to come here, it is a bit difficult and they know the home conditions really well.
5:53 PM IST Ruturaj Gaikwad the skipper of Chennai says that this game reminded him of when he scored his first 50 in the Indian T20 League with MS Dhoni on the other side. Adds that with Ajinkya Rahane out with an injury he had to play along and anchor the innings. Mentions that this was a 150-160 run wicket with rotation of strike in the middle overs but certainly wasn't a 6-hitting track. Says that Ravindra Jadeja always comes to bowl after the Powerplay and gives them that much-needed momentum and with this team he doesn't have to tell anybody what is to be done and with MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming around it all seems easy. Concludes that this game was perfect and he had enough time to tick along and get it done.
5:44 PM IST The presentation ceremony...
5:40 PM IST Daryl Mitchell is now down for a chat. Mitchell says that it is always nice to play in front of this special crowd and get the wicket as well. Adds that they knew the surface was on the slower side and wanted to take the game deep with a big partnership. On facing Narine, he says that he is a world-class bowler and is happy with the way he was able to play him and commends Ruturaj Gaikwad for holding one end. Mentions that it was nice batting out there and he doesn't mind batting higher or lower in the order and just wants to contribute.
5:39 PM IST Shreyas Iyer the captain of Kolkata says that they fell short on assessing the wicket after the phenomenal start and after the powerplay run scoring wasn't very easy. Adds that Chennai know the conditions better and the wicket changed after that powerplay and there are great learnings going ahead. Mentions that they were at a comfortable place and they thought 160-170 could be a good total but the loss of consecutive wickets hampered their cause. States that they have to go back to the drawing board and are glad that this loss came early in the tournament so they can retrospect and come back stronger.
5:37 PM IST Earlier in the game, Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss and had no hesitation in bowling first and even mentioned that there would be dew later on. Chennai got the perfect start with the ball as Phil Salt hit the very first ball of the match straight to Ravindra Jadeja at point. Sunil Narine did counter-attack well and added a good stand with young Angkrish Raghuvanshi just like in the previous game. However, as soon as Ravindra Jadeja was introduced into the attack, it all started to fall apart for Kolkata. Shreyas Iyer held up one end but couldn't convert it into a big finish and they lost wickets in the latter half to hobble their way to 137 runs. The likes of Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande and Mustafizur Rahman all picked up multiple wickets and overall it was a solid bowling effort from the home side. In reply, it was a calm and composed knock from skipper Gaikwad that took Chennai to the win without much of a fuss.
5:35 PM IST Kolkata simply didn't have enough runs on the board but could have done a bit better with the ball as well. Mitchell Starc was once again expensive but Vaibhav Arora did bowl decently and got the first wicket. In the middle phase, their spinners just didn't have the same impact as their counterparts due to the dew and also due to the fact that they just didn't bowl well enough. The likes of Anukul Roy and Varun Chakaravarthy were pretty expensive but Sunil Narine did show good control and did get a wicket. And, that was as good as it got for Kolkata as they were beaten comprehensively and their unbeaten run has ended.
5:31 PM IST Back at home and back to winning ways for Chennai as they recover from a two-game losing streak to hand Kolkata their first defeat of the season and it was quite a thumping defeat. This just goes to show that in a tournament of such high quality, you cannot relax for even a bit and always have to be at the top of your game to get the result in your favor. Chasing 138 for the win, the Chennai openers got off to a quick start with Rachin Ravindra taking on Mitchell Starc but he went for one too many and got himself out. After this Ruturaj Gaikwad played an anchoring role and played some delightful shots to find the fence as Daryl Mitchell at the other end kept the ante fairly up. Mitchell tried to be even more aggressive but got caught out as well. Shivam Dube came out and entertained the crowd with a few big hits but couldn't finish unbeaten but Gaikwad finished with an unbeaten knock of 67 runs off 58 balls to take his side home and keep the unbeaten home run going as well.
End of over 17.46 runs
CSK: 141/3CRR: 7.98
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17.4

Anukul Roy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 4 runs

FOUR! Ruturaj Gaikwad does it with a boundary for his side as Chennai win by 7 wickets with 14 balls to spare. Anukul Roy bowls this a tad shorter and outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwad rocks back and crisps it through point for four runs to wrap things up. A true captain's knock from Ruturaj Gaikwad!

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17.3

Anukul Roy to MS Dhoni, 1 run

Bowls this nicely on a fuller length and gets the ball to angle back into the pads, MS Dhoni tucks it to deep mid-wicket and gets the single.

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17.2

Anukul Roy to MS Dhoni, no run

Pushes this through on a fuller length and into the stumps, MS Dhoni pushes it to mid on.

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17.1

Anukul Roy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Floats this one on off, Ruturaj Gaikwad cuts it to the right of point for a single.

End of over 177 runs
CSK: 135/3CRR: 7.94RRR: 1
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16.6

Vaibhav Arora to MS Dhoni, no run

Bowls the fuller one on the off stump line, MS Dhoni drives it on the full straight to the fielder at cover.

5:26 PM IST MS Dhoni walks out to bat with Chennai needing 3 runs for victory and the crowd goes wild.
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16.5

Vaibhav Arora to Shivam Dube, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Vaibhav Arora gets his second but Shivam Dube has done his part. Arora bowls a fuller delivery on off, Shivam Dube looks for the big hoick but misses out as the ball zips through the bat to uproot the off stump.

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16.4

Vaibhav Arora to Shivam Dube, 6 runs

SIX! That's huge and couldn't have sounded better off the bat! A fuller delivery, on leg, Shivam Dube makes a bit of room and hoists it into the stands over mid-wicket for a biggie!

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16.3

Vaibhav Arora to Shivam Dube, no run

Another bumper, over middle, Shivam Dube swivels across and looks to pull but misses out on connection.

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16.2

Vaibhav Arora to Shivam Dube, no run

Bnags this shorter in length, over middle and leg, Shivam Dube waits back and looks for the pull but is too late on it. Ends up getting a top edge falling just in front of him.

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16.1

Vaibhav Arora to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Comes from over the wicket and bowls a good length delivery, on off, Ruturaj Gaikwad punches it to long on for a single.

End of over 1613 runs
CSK: 128/2CRR: 8.00RRR: 2.50
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15.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Shivam Dube, no run

A tad shorter in length, on off, Shivam Dube punches it to mid off. Chennai now just need 10 more runs to win.

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15.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Shivam Dube, no run

A loud appeal for LBW, but the umpire turns it down. Shreyas Iyer goes upstairs with not much conviction to back his call. Varun Chakaravarthy bowls the arm ball on a fuller length and gets the ball to skid through on leg, Shivam Dube gets hurried trying to tuck it on leg and gets beaten onto his front pad. The relays roll on and UltraEdge confirms there was no spike but the BallTracking shows that the pitch was outside leg and the onfield call stays as NOT OUT!

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15.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Shivam Dube, 6 runs

SIX! Two-in-two and this was even more gorgeous to the eyes! Varun Chakaravarthy bowls the googly on a fuller length, outside off, Shivam Dube drives it beautifully over mid off for another maximum.

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15.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Shivam Dube, 6 runs

SIX! BANG! Tossed up on a fuller length, right in his hitting arc, Shivam Dube gets his front leg ahead and wacks it straight down the ground for a biggie!

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15.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Shivam Dube, no run

Bowls this shorter and well wider on off, Shivam Dube extends his arms and cuts off the cue end to short third for no run.

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15.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Drops the length short, over off, Ruturaj Gaikwad cuts it to deep point for a single.

5:14 PM IST Strategic break! Chennai has firmly grasped control of this match, holding it by the neck with just 23 runs needed for victory. Their dominant display thus far suggests they may opt to go all out in pursuit of helping their run rate. Kolkata trailing and the game slipping away, will need to conjure something truly extraordinary to stage a comeback in this seemingly dead and buried contest.
End of over 156 runs
CSK: 115/2CRR: 7.67RRR: 4.60
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14.6

Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

On a dragged length outside off, punched off the back foot to deep cover for yet another single.

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14.5

Sunil Narine to Shivam Dube, 1 run

Too full on off stump, turns out to be a really low full toss and Shivam Dube hits it away a bit inside-out through covers for a single.

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14.4

Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Fractionally short on middle and leg, worked off the back foot in front of mid-wicket for one more.

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14.3

Sunil Narine to Shivam Dube, 1 run

Spears one in full and around off stump at 109 clicks, Shivam Dube drives it away towards long off and turns the strike over.

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14.2

Sunil Narine to Shivam Dube, 2 runs

Bowled well short at 99 clicks and over middle, Shivam Dube rocks back to pull but mistimes it in front of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

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14.1

Sunil Narine to Shivam Dube, no run

Short of a length on leg stump and going across, Shivam Dube watchfully plays it on the leg side.

End of over 1410 runs
CSK: 109/2CRR: 7.79RRR: 4.83
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13.6

Mitchell Starc to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 4 runs

FOUR! Mitchell Starc errs twice in the over and both times he gets punished. Dragged down around the hips at 131.6 clicks, easy pace for Ruturaj Gaikwad to swivel and pull it away over backward square leg for another boundary. Just 29 needed now off 36 balls.

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13.5

Mitchell Starc to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Good length around leg stump and Ruturaj Gaikwad gets cramped for room and has to just defend it back on the deck.

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13.4

Mitchell Starc to Shivam Dube, 1 run

Right on the money! Nails the inswinging yorker on off stump at over 141 clicks but Shivam Dube manages to dig it out through mid on for a single.

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13.3

Mitchell Starc to Shivam Dube, 4 runs

FOUR! Round-arm from Mitchell Starc and that was begging to be hit. Dragged down at just over 131 clicks over middle, Shivam Dube muscles it away in front of square on the leg side and picks up a boundary.

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13.2

Mitchell Starc to Shivam Dube, no run

Slightly back of a length and on a tight line around off, Shivam Dube is cramped for room and hops before punching it sweetly towards mid off.

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13.1

Mitchell Starc to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Full and on the pads, Ruturaj Gaikwad picks it up and flicks it aerially towards deep square leg for a single. The 100 also comes up for Chennai.

5:05 PM IST Mitchell Starc (2-0-19-0) is brought back into the attack now.
End of over 133 runs
CSK: 99/2CRR: 7.62RRR: 5.57
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12.6

Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Nice and full on middle, turning in at 94.5 clicks, Ruturaj Gaikwad leans on and just works it to mid-wikcte for a quick single.

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12.5

Sunil Narine to Shivam Dube, 1 run

On a good length around off and middle, played from the crease and down to wide long on for a single.

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12.4

Sunil Narine to Shivam Dube, no run

Dragged down and bowled into the pitch over leg stump, Shivam Dube flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

5:02 PM IST Shivam Dube, the impact substitute replacing Mustafizur Rahman walks out to bat at number 4 for Chennai.
W
12.3

Sunil Narine to Daryl Mitchell, no run

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Daryl Mitchell was looking to play his shots and Sunil Narine has outfoxed him here. Narine floats this one up and pulls the length back just a bit as well. Mitchell comes down the track looking to loft it over long on but is beaten in the flight and the ball just turns it a bit as well to go through bat and pad and hit the top of the stumps. Kolkata get their second wicket and the stand is finally broken.

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12.2

Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Fires this one in at the toes and Ruturaj Gaikwad manages to get the font leg out and jam it down to long on for a single.

0
12.1

Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Held back a touch and bowled onto off and middle, Ruturaj Gaikwad watchfully defends it on the off side.

5:00 PM IST Sunil Narine (2-0-21-0) comes back into the attack.
End of over 127 runs
CSK: 96/1CRR: 8.00RRR: 5.25
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11.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs

On a dragged length on off, Daryl Mitchell shuffles across and gets inside the line before paddling it down to fine leg for a couple of runs more. Good running!

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11.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Full and wide of the off stump, driven along the turf and towards deep cover for one more.

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11.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 runs

Goes off the inside edge but that brings up the FIFTY for Ruturaj Gaikwad, the first for the Chennai skipper this season and this could be a real confidence booster for him. Nicely flighted full and on the stumps, Gaikwad doesn't quite pick up the length and looks to drive but gets an inside edge past leg stump and down to fine leg for a brace.

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11.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Almost yorked himself there! Varun Chakaravarthy fires it in at over 107 clicks and bowls it fuller outside off, Daryl Mitchell comes down the pitch and gets it off the cue end of the bat and into the turf as the ball goes behind square leg for a single.

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11.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Shorter one over middle and leg, pulled off the back foot behind square leg for an easy single.

0
11.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Bowled back of a length and sliding it on from around off stump, Ruturaj Gaikwad backs away and taps it towards cover.

End of over 118 runs
CSK: 89/1CRR: 8.09RRR: 5.44
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10.6

Andre Russell to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Slightly back of a length and outside off, caressed on the up to the left of deep point for just a single.

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10.5

Andre Russell to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 4 runs

FOUR! Well-controlled from Ruturaj Gaikwad! Dug in short and outside off, Gaikwad swivels, gets his hands out in front of gets on top of the bounce before keeping the pull down and behind deep square leg for four runs.

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10.4

Andre Russell to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Nagging length around middle and angling back in, Ruturaj Gaikwad almost ends up chipping it straight to short mid-wicket.

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10.3

Andre Russell to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Bowled into the deck and over middle, Daryl Mitchell looks to lean back and muscle the pull but mistimes it a bit towards wide long on for a run.

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10.3

Andre Russell to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

WIDE! A tad full on leg stump and angling down leg, Daryl Mitchell misses the flick and a wide is called. Half a shout from the keeper but the umpire isn't fooled by it.

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10.2

Andre Russell to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

The call is for two but they won't get it. Short of a length on middle, flicked away through the mid-wicket region for a single.

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10.1

Andre Russell to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Andre Russell starts from over the wicket and hits the deck hard around the top of off stump, Ruturaj Gaikwad solidly defends it to cover-point.

End of over 107 runs
CSK: 81/1CRR: 8.10RRR: 5.70
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9.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Gets this nice and full, on off, Daryl Mitchell gets his bat ahead and cuts it straight to the fielder at point.

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9.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Drifts this on a fuller length, on off, Ruturaj Gaikwad opens the bat face and guides the ball to third man for a single.

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9.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 runs

Bowls this on a fuller length, on off, Ruturaj Gaikwad delicately tucks it to deep mid-wicket and gets two more runs. Both these batters are doing it nicely for Chennai.

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9.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 runs

TWO LEG BYES! Digs this one short does Varun Chakaravarthy on middle and leg, Ruturaj Gaikwad looks to half pull it away but misses. The ball hits him high on the waist and rolls over towards fine leg for a couple of runs.

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9.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Quicker and fuller again just outside off, Daryl Mitchell gets closer to the line and tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single,

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9.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Comes from over the wicket and bowls it fuller and into the stumps, Ruturaj Gaikwad punches it to long off and gets a single.

4:44 PM IST Strategic break! Well, this has been quite a straightforward chase for Chennai so far and they seem to be cruising towards the target. Skipper, Ruturaj Gaikwad has played some delightful shots and Daryl Mitchell has been innovative with his strokeplay. Kolkata need wickets and they need them in a heap as the dew is taking effect and it is getting harder and harder to grip the ball. Can they conjure up something miraculous in the middle phase? Let's find out.
End of over 97 runs
CSK: 74/1CRR: 8.22RRR: 5.81
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8.6

Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Bowls this a touch shorter and over off, Ruturaj Gaikwad hops back and cuts it to deep point for a single.

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8.5

Sunil Narine to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Goes full and on off, Daryl Mitchell gets his front leg out and blocks it in front of cover-point and squeezes a quick single.

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8.4

Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Another fuller delivery, down leg, Ruturaj Gaikwad tucks it to deep square leg region and gets a single.

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8.3

Sunil Narine to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Lands this quicker and fuller in off, Daryl Mitchell gets down the track and pushes it to deep mid-wicket for one.

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8.2

Sunil Narine to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs

Pushes this through on a fuller length, on middle and off, Daryl Mitchell with soft hands nudges it in front of deep mid-wicket for a couple of easy runs.

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8.1

Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Bowls this fuller and drifting on leg, the ball keeps low, Ruturaj Gaikwad tucks it to deep mid-wicket and rotates the strike over.

End of over 81 run
CSK: 67/1CRR: 8.38RRR: 5.91
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7.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, no run

A good start from Varun Chakaravarthy as he end the over with a dot! Bowls this nice and full on off and gets the ball to turn back in a bit, Daryl Mitchell gets his front leg ahead and looks to tuck it away but only gets an inside edge onto his pads.

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7.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Drifts this fuller into the stumps, Ruturaj Gaikwad tucks it away to deep mid-wicket for a single.

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7.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Ouch! That'll sting a bit! Varun Chakaravarthy bowls this quicker at 106 clicks and bangs the deck over off, Ruturaj Gaikwad swivels across to pull but is beaten onto his hip.

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7.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Three dots in a row! Drops the length a bit over middle and off, Ruturaj Gaikwad looks to make room but doesn't make enough and cuts it back to the bowler.

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7.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Goes fuller and into the stumps, Ruturaj Gaikwad tucks it to covers.

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7.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Starts from over the wicket and bowls a fuller delivery on middle and off, drifting back in a bit, Ruturaj Gaikwad manages to get some bat as he blocks it out.

End of over 714 runs
CSK: 66/1CRR: 9.43RRR: 5.53
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6.6

Sunil Narine to Daryl Mitchell, 4 runs

FOUR! Toiling with the field placements are the Chennai batters! Another fuller delivery into middle and off, Daryl Mitchell reverse sweeps it to perfection between the gap at backward point for four more runs to end the over. 14 runs come off it.

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6.5

Sunil Narine to Daryl Mitchell, 6 runs

SIX! Beautiful shot by Daryl Mitchell! Tossed up into the stumps, Daryl Mitchell gets down to the pitch and clubs it downtown for a biggie!

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6.4

Sunil Narine to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs

Drops this just short of a length, on middle, Daryl Mitchell gets low on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a couple of runs.

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6.3

Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Tap and run! Bowls this nice and full, on off, Ruturaj Gaikwad tucks it in front of backward point and steals a quick single.

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6.2

Sunil Narine to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Floats this up on a fuller length, on off, Ruturaj Gaikwad cuts it to point.

1
6.1

Sunil Narine to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Pushes this fuller and on middle, Daryl Mitchell sweeps it off the outer half of the bat towards short fine leg region for a single.

End of over 611 runs
CSK: 52/1CRR: 8.67RRR: 6.14
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5.6

Vaibhav Arora to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

A dot to end the powerplay and Chennai are motoring along at 53/1 at the end of 6. Bowls this nicely on a good length, on middle and off, Ruturaj Gaikwad blocks it back onto the deck.

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5.5

Vaibhav Arora to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 4 runs

FOUR! And again! Ruturaj Gaikwad is taking the attack on now! Vaibhav Arora bowls this short and wider on off, Ruturaj Gaikwad waits abck before riding on the bounce and cutting it over point for four more runs.

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5.4

Vaibhav Arora to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 4 runs

FOUR! That's just adding salt to the wound by Ruturaj Gaikwad! A fuller delivery, on off, Ruturaj Gaikwad leans on it and drives it nicely through covers for four runs.

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5.3

Vaibhav Arora to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Oh dear, that's dropped by Ramandeep Singh in the deep. Vaibhav Arora bangs this on a good length, over middle and off, Daryl Mitchell gets a step across and half pulls it in front of deep square leg, Ramandeep Singh from deep presses ahead and throws a dive forward but the ball bounces out of his arms and the batters cross.

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5.2

Vaibhav Arora to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Goes fuller this time, into the pads, Ruturaj Gaikwad flicks it neatly to deep square leg for a single.

1
5.1

Vaibhav Arora to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Pitches this on a good length and into the pads, Daryl Mitchell tucks it to deep square leg for a single.

End of over 512 runs
CSK: 41/1CRR: 8.20RRR: 6.46
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4.6

Anukul Roy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Flatter one outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwad looks to cut it away but ends up tapping it straight to point.

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4.5

Anukul Roy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 4 runs

FOUR! This is sublime batting from Ruturaj Gaikwad. Tosses this one up on off stump, Gaikwad backs away and opens up the off side before driving it exquisitely through covers for a third boundary in the over.

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4.4

Anukul Roy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely done! The arm ball from Anukul Roy, on a good length and sliding back on from around off stump, Ruturaj Gaikwad gives himself a bit of room and cuts it really late down to third man for another boundary.

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4.3

Anukul Roy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

A big appeal from behind the stumps for LBW but the bowler feels there might have been an inside edge and the umpire doesn't raise his finger either. The keeper, Phil Salt likes it and Shreyas Iyer does take the review. The third umpire is called in and on the very first replay he concludes that there was indeed a big inside edge. That is a review wasted and Anukul Roy should have been more confident as well. This is bowled on a tad fuller length on off and middle and comes on with the arm, Ruturaj Gaikwad looks to defend it out but gets an inside edge back onto the pads.

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4.2

Anukul Roy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Sent back and rightly so! Bowled flatter and quicker, fired into the legs, Ruturaj Gaikwad gets pushed back and jams the ball out in front of square leg.

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4.1

Anukul Roy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 4 runs

FOUR! Pure class from Ruturaj Gaikwad. Flighted delivery full and outside off, Gaikwad with an initial movement to the leg side but keeps his balance and just caresses the ball through covers for a boundary.

4:23 PM IST Spin has been introduced as Anukul Roy comes into the attack.
End of over 43 runs
CSK: 29/1CRR: 7.25RRR: 6.81
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3.6

Vaibhav Arora to Daryl Mitchell, no run

No wide given and Daryl Mitchell doesn't review it either. Banged in well short and outside off, Mitchell tries to reach for it and play the uppercut but fails to do so. A couple of dots to end an effective over from Vaibhav Arora.

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3.5

Vaibhav Arora to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Gets away with it and that's well fielded by Mitchell Starc. Fuller one, floated on the legs, Daryl Mitchell flicks it to the left of short fine leg where Starc dives across and saves a certain boundary. Starc does seem to be in a bit of physical pain as well.

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3.4

Vaibhav Arora to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

Hard length in the channel, Ruturaj Gaikwad withdraws the hands back and dabs the ball down to third man for one more.

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3.3

Vaibhav Arora to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Excellent running! Good length and outside off stump, Daryl Mitchell stays well forward and moves to the off side before just bunting it in front of point for a quick single.

4:19 PM IST One kiwi is replaced by the other as Daryl Mitchell walks out to bat at number 3 for Chennai.
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3.2

Vaibhav Arora to Rachin Ravindra, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Good field placement and this time Rachin Ravindra picks out the fielder. Vaibhav Arora drags the length back and bowls it around off stump. Ravindra tries to whack it over mid on but seems to have forgotten that the man has now been pushed back and the timing isn't quite there. The ball flies down to long on where Varun Chakaravarthy takes a simple catch and Ravidra has to walk back after a quick start.

1
3.1

Vaibhav Arora to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

On a good length and over the stumps, Ruturaj Gaikwad nudges it with soft hands behind square leg and picks up an easy single.

End of over 315 runs
CSK: 26/0CRR: 8.67RRR: 6.58
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2.6

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, 4 runs

FOUR! Starc certainly needs a breather it seems as 15 runs come off that over. Looks for the yorker at the toes but ends up serving a juicy full toss on the pads and angling down leg, Rachin Ravindra just gets enough bat on it and the ball zips past short fine leg for a boundary.

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2.5

Mitchell Starc to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

A touch fuller and on the pads, Ruturaj Gaikwad tucks it fine of the man at deep backward square leg for a single and that really should have been two. Mitchell Starc is looking a bit labored at the moment and is sweating profusely as well due to the humidity.

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2.4

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Good length on middle and leg, flicked away wristily behind square leg by Rachin for a single.

4
2.3

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, 4 runs

FOUR! Up and over! Another one that is pitched up on the stumps at over 140 clicks, Rachin Ravindra leans back a bit before extending his arms and thumping it over mid on for another boundary.

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2.2

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, 4 runs

FOUR! Top shot! Full on middle at 143 clicks, looking for some swing but this one slides on well and Rachin Ravindra hits it through the line and straight down the ground for a boundary.

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2.1

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Pitched up in and around the off stump, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot and punches it away to extra cover.

1
2.1

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

WIDE! Looking for the magic outswinger to the left-hander from the pads but spills it well down the leg side for a wide.

End of over 27 runs
CSK: 11/0CRR: 5.50RRR: 7.05
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1.6

Vaibhav Arora to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 4 runs

FOUR! Cheeky and effective from Ruturaj Gaikwad. Another bumper but it is of the slower kind and outside off, Gaikwad looks to duck under it but the slowness of the surface allows him to re-adjust and just ramp it over short third for a boundary.

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1.5

Vaibhav Arora to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Brings out the surprise bumper now and directed it well over the middle stump, Ruturaj Gaikwad has to duck under it.

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1.4

Vaibhav Arora to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Perfect length, bowls it on a tight line around off stump, Ruturaj Gaikwad with a solid front-foot defense.

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1.3

Vaibhav Arora to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Fullish length pushed wide of the off stump, Ruturaj Gaikwad doesn't move his feet and just throws his bat at it but the ball stays low and goes past the willow.

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1.2

Vaibhav Arora to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 runs

On a hard length and well outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwad prods across and just taps the ball on the head, getting it past the diving man at backward point and wide of third man for a couple of runs.

1
1.1

Vaibhav Arora to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Starts from over the wicket and bowls it short around off, angling it away, Rachin Ravindra stays back and just dabs it away with an angled bat down to third man for a run.

End of over 14 runs
CSK: 4/0CRR: 4.00RRR: 7.05
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0.6

Mitchell Starc to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Fuller one at over 142 clicks and pushed across the off stump, Ruturaj Gaikwad lets that one through to the keeper. Tidy start from Mitchell Starc, just 4 runs off it.

4:06 PM IST It will be Vaibhav Arora to share the new ball from the other end. Also, Ajinkya Rahane seems to be suffering from a calf strain and was off the field for the most of the first innings and might not bat as well.
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0.6

Mitchell Starc to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 1 run

WIDE! Wanted to target the pads but spills it well down the leg side for a wide.

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0.5

Mitchell Starc to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

Good length around the top of off, slightly swinging back in, Ruturaj Gaikwad solidly defends it on the off side.

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0.4

Mitchell Starc to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

A bit of late tail-in! Hurled on a fuller length around off stump at 143 clicks and gets this one to beautifully shape back into the right-hander but Ruturaj Gaikwad manages to dig it out on the off side.

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0.3

Mitchell Starc to Ruturaj Gaikwad, no run

A bit fuller now on middle and leg and looking to get this one across the right-hander, Ruturaj Gaikwad stays watchful and pushes it away to mid on.

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0.2

Mitchell Starc to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 runs

Good length on the pads and swinging in at 142 clicks, Ruturaj Gaikwad just tucks it away a bit uppishly and in front of the man at deep backward square leg for a couple of runs. Gaikwad is off the mark right away as well.

1
0.1

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

A sneaky single to get off the mark! Steams in and pitches it up on a bit on off stump searching for some swing. Rachin Ravindra gets pushed back and gets an inside edge onto the back leg as the ball rolls past silly point and they scamper through one.

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