Chennai Super Kings host the Kolkata Knight Riders in match 61 of the Indian Premier League 2023. If CSK wins, they’ll officially qualify for the playoffs! If KKR lose, they would be eliminated from this season! Refresh or swipe-up to catch all the latest updates from the CSK vs KKR clash!
CSK vs KKR: Live Score and Update
CSK vs KKR: KKR win!
Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh have hunted down Chennai Super Kings in their own den! A well-placed partnership that almost saw them through to the chase! Dhoni admits he got it wrong at the toss, there was plenty of dew! But Anyhow, KKR win by 6 wickets and keep their play-offs hope alive! CSK would try again to get that Q against Delhi on Saturday! Though this loss mean they can only get to 17 points and would depend on other results for their top 2 finish!
CSK vs KKR: KKR in for the win!
CALM!….COOL!…..CALCULATED.. has been KKR’s approach! KKR have absolutely bossed the game after the powerplay. They have dominated the CSK spinners! Varun did mention there was dew around and it has helped the two batters a bit but won’t take anything away from the two batters in the middle! The last five overs have gone for 50 runs! KKR are 117/3 after 15 overs, need 28 runs in 30 balls!
CSK vs KKR: KKR build a strong partnership!
A brilliant partnership is being built by Rana and Rinku! They have ticked over the strike and waited for the bad balls! The duo has settled a nervy start and are taking the game away from CSK! They have silenced the Chennai crowd! KKR are 67/3 after 10 overs. Need 78 runs from 60 balls.
CSK vs KKR: Deepak Chahar drowns KKR top order in the powerplay!
This is good stuff from Chahar, he has went for runs but has also picked three wickets! He has now sent the KKR top order back in the hut! Another slower ball outside-off carrying to short third to dismiss Roy! KKR would accept the run scored and would have loved a few lesser wickets, they need to build a partnership here! KKR are 46/3 after 6 overs.
Chahar strikes!: Part 2
Venkatesh Iyer has egded it to short third man. Dhoni didn’t keep a slip but a fine short third the ball has exactly flown to him! Brilliant Captaincy and KKR’s impact player has to go! Venky Iyer went hard for a cut shot, so hard that the thickest of the edge has flown to short third! KKR 22/2 after 3 overs.
Gurbaz hits the ball hard but finds the fielder! Can’t blame him, It was there to be hit! He sliced it but Deshpande completed a good running catch at the boundary! KKR lose one early and Gurbaz has to walk back! Chahar strikes in the powerplay once again!! KKR 4/1 after 1 over.
Impact Player (KKR): Venkatesh Iyer in for Suyash Sharma!
Impact Player (CSK): Matheesha Pathirana for Shivam Dube!
CSK vs KKR: CSK finish with 144!
Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja have taken CSK to a respectable total! We were worried about KKR spinners and they conceded 31 runs in 20 overs, while the pacers gave only 21 runs in three overs in death! CSK finish with 145/6 in their 20 overs. They are atleast 5-10 runs short here, but they’ll take the score!
The target for Kolkata Knight Riders is 145 runs from 120 balls. CSK have a quality spin attack playing under a mastermind and the pitch is turning and gripping. KKR batters haven’t clicked as a unit! Can they chase this on a challenging wicket?.. or will CSK defend this??
CSK vs KKR: CSK consolidate!!
Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja are putting on a partnership! They would soon look to attack as they need atleast 150 from here! They have three overs of spin, one from Chakravrthy and two from Suyash! The other two might be bowled by Thakur! CSK are 92/5 after 15 overs! KKR might hold spin back for MSD!
Narine strikes twice!
Sunil Narine has knocked over Ambati Rayudu and Moeen Ali in an over!! He first went through Rayudu’s defence with a off-spinner and then went through Moeen Ali with doosra! Super Kings have went from 61/1 to 72/5!
CSK vs KKR: A low-scoring game on cards!
After the powerplay, the pitch has slowed and is spinning quite a bit. With CSK gaining ground on the powerplay, Conway was set to play through the innings with others playing around him and looking to score quickly! CSK needed him too but Shardul dismisses him by beating him on bounce! CSK are 68/3 after 10 overs.
Rahane shows an ideal intent, but his success rate against spin is lower than his success rate against pace. He skips down the pitch in search of a straight six, but the carrom ball takes the thick outside edge for a long-off catch.
CSK vs KKR: A good powerplay for CSK!!
Chennai Super Kings are off to a brisk start! We saw a over of spin from Varun Chakravarthy. The over suggested the ball will grip and turn on this wicket! You could see a few deliveries holding up in the wicket! Anything above 170 should be a good score on this deck, given dew stays away! CSK are 52/1 after 6 overs.
KKR strike early!
A bit too aggressive from Gaikwad, didn’t have to take on the bowler so hard within the powerplay. This fired quickly on off-stump and had some turn as it exited the batter. Gaikwad attempted an extended drive, but the ball caught the edge and flew to short third. CSK 37/1 after 4 overs.
CSK Subs: Matheesha Pathirana, Nishant Sindhu, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Akash Singh
KKR Subs: Venkatesh Iyer, Anukul Roy, N Jagadeesan, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Jason Roy, Nitish Rana(c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy
Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Toss Update: Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and have elected to bat!
Chennai Super Kings face Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. In Match 61 of the Indian Premier League, the four-time champions and the two-time champions square off!
Kolkata would be coming off a humbling defeat to the Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals. With their chances of making the competition’s playoffs looking dismal, the club would be anxious to bounce back to winning ways. A loss would mean their elimination from the competition.
Chennai, on the other hand, is in a relatively comfortable position in the rankings, and the MS Dhoni-led club would be eager to secure a berth in the knockout rounds. They won their most recent match against the Delhi Capitals in Chennai.
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