Two-time Champions Kolkata Knight Riders host the Four-time Champions Chennai Super Kings at the spinner’s den, Eden Gardens. Refresh or swipe up to catch all the updates from the KKR vs CSK clash.
KKR vs CSK: Live Score and Update
KKR vs CSK: CSK beat KKR comprehensively!
Fifth win for CSK, and third on the trot! MSD’s men have outplayed KKR to reach the top of the table as they win the game by 49 runs. Except for Roy’s innings, nothing went in KKR’s favour tonight. A near-perfect game for CSK! Their batting set it up for them. This is the third consecutive 210+ run total posted by them batting first. MS Dhoni the keeper, and MS Dhoni the captain is still contributing bucket loads to this franchise. Bowling changes on point, and giving the right motivation to this group. CSK are building a very solid side here.
Welcome Wicket for CSK!
Theekshana has knocked over Roy! He was fighting a lone battle and was carrying his team in the run chase! It has given KKR a ray of hope to pull this off! Rinku and Russell at the crease. They need 80 runs from 24 balls!
19-ball fifty for Jason Roy!
Jason Roy is keeping this game alive for KKR. He came out firing, went after Moeen Ali the second ball he faced. He has been supported by Rinku Singh! They have taken overs 11-13 for 43 runs! KKR showing some fight is just what IPL is about! They need 117 runs more from 42 balls.
How Things Stand!
KKR 76/4 (10 overs) | CRR: 7.60 RRR: 16
Need 160 runs from 60 balls!
Jason Roy 21 (8)
Rinku Singh 3 (6)
Jadeja goes flat onto middle, Nitish Rana goes for a big pull over deep mid-wicket and finds the palms of Gaikwad. He hit the first ball of the over for four but is dismissed on the second ball! KKR 70/4 (8.2 overs). 166 runs more to win from 70 balls! KKR have Roy, Rinku, Russell and Weise as their remaining resources and they the firepower to make this possible! .. Let’s see if they pull this off!
Impact Player gone for a run-a-ball 20
First ball wicket for Moeen!! This is a tossed-up delivery that slides on with the arm, Venkatesh Iyer shuffled in for a big slog but missed. Struck him on the pads and three-reds on ball-tracking! This brings Jason Roy to the crease! He was chasing 230 for fun in the PSL not so long ago. Can he do it with the pressure of the IPL?
KKR vs CSK: KKR off to a modest start!
It’s not easy to score heavily after losing early wickets. But KKR need to go after the bowling. They are chasing a mountain here! Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer are hitting boundaries occasionally and building a partnership here, but they would soon need to up the ante! KKR 38/2 after the powerplay, need 198 runs from 84 balls.
Both openers gone!
Jagadeesan moves slightly leg-side and throws his arms at an outside-off delivery. The ball flies off the outer edge and threatens to dip. However, Jadeja takes a superb running catch. Tushar Deshpande strikes! KKR 9/2 after 2 overs!
Akash Singh strikes!
The off-stump has been uprooted! Narine dances but is beaten comprehensively! He goes for a duck, pretty much sums up his night! Perfect start for CSK! KKR 1/1 after 1 over.
Impact Player (KKR): Venkatesh Iyer comes in for Suyash Sharma!
Impact Player (CSK): Akash Singh comes in for Ambati Rayudu!
KKR vs CSK: CSK post a mammoth 235!
WHAT A BATTING PERFORMANCE BY THE CSK! It all started with Conway and Ruturaj giving them a flying start. And then Rahane, Dube and a cameo from Jadeja finished it for CSK. They end with 235/4 after 20 overs. This is an absolute demolition act by Chennai!
The target for Kolkata Knight Riders need 236 runs from 120 balls. They need their line-up to come to party! They have a mountain to climb after opting to chase.
Second fifty of the season for Rahane!
Ajinkya Rahane brings up his 2nd half-century and off just 24 balls. Meanwhile, Dube brings up his fifty with a maximum! Both batters are smashing the ball to all parts.
And Just I type this, Dube holes out at long-off! He has played his part tough! CSK 194/3 with 15 more balls to be bowled! CSK have unearthed two gems in them! They backed the, gave them the freedom and now reaping rewards!
KKR vs CSK: Dube Rahane accelerate!
Dube and Rahane have added 51 runs in just 17 balls since Conway’s dismissal. This is has been some striking by Dube, he is sending them high and handsome. Rahane has gotten himself going at the other end with a couple of sixes off Umesh Yadav. CSK 160/2 after 15 overs. Can they cross 220 again?
Conway was playing so well. This was another brilliant shot from the middle of the bat, but straight to Weise. Conway doesn’t believe but he has to depart for a well-made 56! CSK send in Shivam Dube to attack the KKR spinners… AND he has started his work on the third-ball of his innings! CSK 123/2 after 13 overs.
KKR vs CSK: CSK 94/1 at the halfway mark!
Devon Conway raises his fourth-fifty on the bounce. He has been consistent and has also went past David Warner to become the second-highest run scorer in IPL 2023. Conway is playing another gem here. He has the in-form Rahane at the other end, as they seek to keep the momentum going. CSK 94/1 (10 overs).
Young Suyash deceives Gaikwad!
Ruturaj Gaikwad fails to pick the googly and ends up loosing his off-pole. Gaikwad departs after getting a decent start. He scored 35 runs in 20 balls with two fours and 3 sixes. CSK 79/1 after 8 overs.
CSK openers get them off a decent start!
Chennai Super Kings have been remarkably consistent in the powerplay. They have went past 50 runs 6 times in 7 games. Gaikwad is getting his groove back, Conway is middling it beautifully and CSK are 59/0 after 6 overs.
KKR: Mandeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Vaibhav Arora, Litton Das, Venkatesh Iyer
CSK: Akash Singh, Dwaine Pretorius, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: N Jagadeesan(w), Jason Roy, Nitish Rana(c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Suyash Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Toss Update: Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and will field first!
The pitch looks very good for batting, it’s very typical of an Eden Gardens pitch. There’s a tinge of green, the grass is even, so I expect consistent bounce and consistent pace… says Darren Ganga in Pitch Report.
The four-time champions Chennai Super Kings will face the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the 33rd match of the IPL 2023 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Follow the feed for KKR vs CSK, IPL 2023 Match 33 – Live Score and Update.
Kolkata Knight Riders were defeated by Delhi Capitals by four wickets in their last game. They find themselves at the 8th position with 4 points.
Chennai Super Kings won by seven wickets in their recent game, moving up to third place in the points standings with eight points from six games, along with Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants. Chennai has won 17 out of the 26 games they have played. They have also won 4 of their last 5 games against KKR.
WHAT TO EXPECT?.. The Eden Gardens in Kolkata has a typical batter-friendly surface. Spectators will expect a high scoring thriller. Choosing to bowl first on such a surface may prove to be a wise move.
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