0.6 Gone! Lynn early into the pull shot again, it was a straight delivery on a length, did not rise at all and struck Lynn in front. Not a pitch to play across the line and Lynn pays the price 6/1
    1.5 another one bites the dust! Both openers gone! Harbhajan tosses it up, teasing Narine on a pitch offering him considerable help, Narine tries to slog him into oblivion, only managing a top edge, high in the air towards point, who had to run back and dive to his left to complete an excellent catch 8/2
    4.4 that's the third wicket to the cross batted pull! Chahar on the charge in the Power-play again. The shot hasn't been on tonight, this was a slower short ball, bounced a little extra, caught him on the splice and went high up in the air towards deep squareleg, who eventually had to put in a dive forward to take it 24/4
    2.3 another unwarranted stroke and that's the third KKR wicket! Length on middle, he goes for the pull shot, it keeps a tad low again, skids onto Rana as well, who only manages to toe-end it to midwicket, where Rayudu takes a neat catch diving forward 9/3
    8.4 That's the big fish, the captain, who was looking good so far! It was full on middle, Karthik whipped it nicely, taking it from the stumps, hit it flat and hard but aerially and straight to midwicket, where Harbhajan clung onto a sharp chance. He probably wanted to clear the man and would have had four, instead it's half the side back in the hut 44/5
    10.1 got him! Tahir sneaks through Gill with a googly. He falls over trying to flick without a big stride. It slips through between inside edge and leg, Dhoni picks it up and takes the bails off. It doesn't even need to be sent upstairs. It's going downhill FAST for KKR 47/6
    not out
    15.3 goes slow again and gets him out by a long, long way. That's more like the Harbhajan this season. Gets it to dip and spin a long way away from just short of a length. Chawla is down the pitch and swatting all around this. Runs straight off, doesn't even bother trying to get back 76/7
    15.4 and another. Oh this is poor. Length outside off, dipping, drawing him forward. Kuldeep into a lazy front foot poke. Thick edge past slip. Russell takes for the run. Kuldeep is still trying to get up as backward point picks up and puts in quite a bad throw at the other end. Harbhajan has to lunge and hold on, then recover to flick this onto the stumps. And he does what's required 76/8
    16.3 straight to midwicket. Tame. Full and dipping on leg stump. Prasidh looks to flick with hard hands. Can't do that on a slow pitch. Harbhajan has no problem holding onto this one 79/9
    not out
    4 (lb 1, w 3)
    108/9 (20 Overs, RR: 5.4)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (CA Lynn, 0.6 ov), 2-8 (SP Narine, 1.5 ov), 3-9 (N Rana, 2.3 ov), 4-24 (RV Uthappa, 4.4 ov), 5-44 (KD Karthik, 8.4 ov), 6-47 (Shubman Gill, 10.1 ov), 7-76 (PP Chawla, 15.3 ov), 8-76 (Kuldeep Yadav, 15.4 ov), 9-79 (M Prasidh Krishna, 16.3 ov)
    DL Chahar402035.00202110
    Harbhajan Singh401523.75150100
    RA Jadeja401714.25152010
    SC Kuggeleijn403408.50104110
    Imran Tahir402125.25152100

Match Details


Chennai Super Kings , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

9 April 2019 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Chennai Super Kings 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0

Match Notes

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

1st18SR WatsonF du Plessis
2nd17SK RainaF du Plessis
3rd46AT RayuduF du Plessis
4th30F du PlessisKM Jadhav