• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    8.4 this has been a great little mini-battle. Raina looks to get a leg up by racing down the pitch, but Hoggy's pulled his length back and the Chennai pitch helps him out with some turn and bounce. Raina follows it with his hands and gets an outside edge. Wants a single to escape the stranglehold and that's ended up a mistake as well. Smith is well short. Yusuf with the direct throw from short third man. 64/2
    4.4 wrong 'un does him in! Drew him forward with the length and then the pitch offers just enough turn, at just enough pace to beat Baz. Defends down the wrong line, struck in front. Oh, but was there an inside edge? McCullum's reaction suggests as much... 42/1
    9.3 soft dismissal. Shortish and outside off, the typical ball every batsman wants to run down to third man. Only this time there seems a bit more zip on it and Raina edges it behind, Cross-seamer it would seem 67/3
    not out
    29
    58
    29
    1
    0
    100.00
    11.3 that's the bouncer and he's got him! He's not been good on the short ball. Not when they're fast and rising above his ribs. Dhoni got inside the line to hammer it away past long leg. But only ends up with a feather to the keeper. Big wicket, and Russell celebrates it as such 81/4
    12.6 too easy! Reward for baiting the batsman with flight. He threw this one up and wide. Duped the batsman into thinking it was overpitched. Bravo wanted extra cover again. But ends up giving a dolly to long-off 88/5
    15
    29
    20
    0
    0
    75.00
    18.5 he deserves that! Slid in the quicker, flatter delivery as he saw Jaddu running at him. No room to work the ball. All he can do is try and stop it from passing him. But since he wanted to belt the ball, he's in two minds. Uncertain prod does him in 124/6
    not out
    9
    6
    4
    2
    0
    225.00
    Extras
    12 (lb 3, w 9)
    TOTAL
    134/6 (20 Overs, RR: 6.70)
    Fall of wickets: 1-42 (BB McCullum, 4.4 ov), 2-64 (DR Smith, 8.4 ov), 3-67 (SK Raina, 9.3 ov), 4-81 (MS Dhoni, 11.3 ov), 5-88 (DJ Bravo, 12.6 ov), 6-124 (RA Jadeja, 18.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    PJ Cummins402506.25132120
    UT Yadav403609.00126110
    PP Chawla402626.5091100
    GB Hogg401814.5091000
    AD Russell402626.50122040
  • BATSMEN
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    5.1 Baz again! Pulls off a smart catch and turns an ordinary ball into a wicket-taking one. It was short, it could have been belted through the off side, but Uthappa wants to drag it. Finds short midwicket 52/2
    0.2 well, well, this is quite the eventful start, Gamhir gone second ball to an age-old failing, fishes outside off to a back of a length ball, no footwork, nibbles it through to the keeper, the Chennai crowd goes wild, cries of 'CSK CSK' ring around the ground 1/1
    7.1 deep midwicket, here you go, says Pandey. Tossed up outside off, lunges forward and sweeps. But it seems more of a top edge than anything. Bravo barely has anything to do 61/3
    12.2 too quick for him and Bravo has pulled off a stunner running in from long-on! Chepaulk blows its lid! Goes on the pull, but this skids off the deck and gets on him far too early. Gets it on the splice. Bravo raced in. So did the man from Faf from long-off. Both men dived, but Bravo managed not to be distracted and pulls off a brilliant, low catch. Sparks wild celebrations 76/4
    13
    36
    18
    0
    0
    72.22
    15.2 slower ball does the trick and Bravo's off on a jig. It's a bit short so Yusuf loaded up on the pull, but he is a bit overeager. Manages an inside edge that disturbs the stumps 91/5
    not out
    38
    46
    28
    3
    2
    135.71
    16.5 short ball on middle, Tendo pulls to deep square leg. But Russell wants two! Oh dear, this could be bad! It is! Tendo says no from the non-strikers' end rightly perhaps, by which time Russell had been halfway down. He ran the first too slow, while Tendo was motoring. Has to turn, does his best, stretches as much as he could, but Jaddu's throw has beaten him. Another big wicket comes off a run-out for CSK 100/6
    17.1 picks out deep midwicket! Seems a slower ball and he's slogged it down Jadeja's throat 101/7
    17.5 standing outside the crease, races down the pitch and miscues the ball straight up. Dhoni rushes up, calls for it and takes a skier. And is promptly bear-hugged by Bravo 104/8
    18.5 tail ender in sight, bowl full and straight, he misses, you hit. Nehra's made up for those two big hits earlier in the over 116/9
    not out
    2
    6
    1
    0
    0
    200.00
    Extras
    5 (lb 2, w 3)
    TOTAL
    132/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6.60)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (G Gambhir, 0.2 ov), 2-52 (RV Uthappa, 5.1 ov), 3-61 (MK Pandey, 7.1 ov), 4-76 (SA Yadav, 12.2 ov), 5-91 (YK Pathan, 15.2 ov), 6-100 (AD Russell, 16.5 ov), 7-101 (PJ Cummins, 17.1 ov), 8-104 (PP Chawla, 17.5 ov), 9-116 (UT Yadav, 18.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    IC Pandey201819.0062110
    A Nehra403819.5074100
    MM Sharma302418.0053010
    R Ashwin20522.5080000
    RA Jadeja301103.66101000
    SK Raina301204.0080010
    DJ Bravo302237.3382100

Match Details

Toss

Kolkata Knight Riders , elected to field first

Player of the match

Season

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

28 April 2015 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Chennai Super Kings 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0

Match Notes

They keep quacking

4

Number of ducks by KKR batsman today, an unprecedented number for them in an IPL game.

Quack Quack

11

Number of IPL ducks for Gautam Gambhir, the joint-most with Harbhajan Singh.

Stable

0

Changes made by CSK to their playing XI in 7 games this IPL. Every other team has made at least 3 changes

Defending Record

6

Number of times CSK have successfully defended a total of 150 or less, the second-most times after KKR (7)

The Tumbling Top

46

Runs for which Chennai lost 5 wickets, going from 42-0 to 88-5.

Golden Oldie

44

Brad Hogg's age, making him the oldest ever player in the IPL going past Rajasthan's Pravin Tambe (43).

Twin Failures

1

Number of times this IPL that both Chennai openers have scored 25 runs or less - today was the first such instance.

Home Advantage

4-2

Chennai's win-loss record against Kolkata at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk.