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Russell, ten Doeschate stun Super Kings

Blistering fifties from Ryan ten Doeschate and Andre Russell helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by three wickets, despite struggling at 51 for 5 early in their innings

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Russell
AD Russell
58(25) 4x4 - 5x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 23 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
5 0 4 9 3 3 27 7
RN ten Doeschate
51(41) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 0 6 6 7 1 13 13

Best performances - Bowlers

A Nehra
O4
M0
R21
W4
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
PP Chawla
O4
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

17 September 2014 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kolkata Knight Riders 4, Chennai Super Kings 0

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

END OF OVER:
19 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 159/7 | RR: 8.36

  • Piyush Chawla4 (1b)
  • Ryan ten Doeschate51 (41b)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin3-0-29-0
  • Dwayne Bravo3-0-21-0

11.35pm That's it from us then. Hope you enjoyed the game, and keep coming back for our live coverage of all the Champions League matches and every other cricket match that happens in the world (well, except the one in your backyard, but we're working on that as well). Till the next time, it's bye bye from me and Chandan.

11.30pm Presentation time. The sponsors have been thanked, the dignitaries introduced. One of them, incidentally, is Michael Kasprowicz, as a "representative of the CLT20".

Gautam Gambhir: "I think after the first 15 overs we thought we could have restricted them to an even smaller total. We didn't start off well in the chase but we always knew it was a matter of a couple of good overs. We have a lot of depth in our line-up and a lot of firepower. We were looking to go hard at the top, it didn't work. The way Russell batted, the way Ryan batted, unbelievable. I need to mention Sunil Narine, he is a special guy. Giving nine runs in four overs, always controls the game for us. This is one tournament we haven't won. Guys are pretty motivated to go out there and turn it around for us."

Andre Russell is the man of the match "Was just positive, coming from the CPL, backing myself all the time. I'm a bit used to getting the team over the line, well done to Tendo as well. We just kept rotating it, he told me to stay positive. When you work hard in training, it becomes natural [hitting big]. It's all about positive. T20 cricket, I love it. Smashin' it. Was a very good wicket, it didn't matter who the bowler was. Wasn't much spin in the wicket. Backed myself against Ashwin and Jadeja to hit them over the line."

Ten Doeschate: "It was a very good wicket. I just tried to watch the ball early on and strategise as I went along. From the first ball I thought it was a good wicket, and the white ball does swing for 3 or 4 overs. I don't think it mattered what I said to him [Russell]. When someone has that sort of firepower, you just leave it to him."

Dhoni: "I don't think we had enough runs on the board. Their spinners bowled very well. I didn't know if we could defend 160 on this track, but the pacers bowled very well. The difference was their lower-order batting, especially Russell and the other guy [I assume he means ten Doeschate]." At some point, he also says Shiv-narine instead of Narine, but he's pretty frazzled right now, so you can excuse him those slips of the tongue. "Ishwar should have told Mohit that the captain has told me to bowl at this end," he says, when asked about the strange bowling change.

11.20pm Tremendous win for Kolkata, considering the situation they were in when Russell walked in - 51 for 5, with 107 to get from 66 balls. All of their top four had fallen for single-digit scores. But Russell played some exceptional shots, going deep in his crease to mess up the lengths of the bowlers, and Ryan ten Doeschate kept his calm and pulled off the big shots whenever needed. They've won with an over to spare, and it's their tenth win in a row.

18.6
4
Ashwin to Chawla, FOUR runs, Chawla just needs one ball to finish it, steps out of his crease, gets to the pitch of the ball, and sends it screaming away to the extra cover boundary

Chawla is the new man, and Ashwin goes around the wicket

18.5
W
Ashwin to ten Doeschate, OUT, Gone! Back of a length, and he chopped it to Jadeja at backward point and they set off immediately. It wasn't a direct hit, but he threw it hard and flat into the keeper's gloves and replays confirm Cummins is definitely short of the crease

PJ Cummins run out (Jadeja/†Dhoni) 8 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

18.4
6
Ashwin to ten Doeschate, SIX runs, carrom-ball, full, on leg stump, and he clears his front leg and swings through the line to send that soaring over long-on. Fifty to Tendo now

Vamsi: "@junai_csk: That's Gambhir's way of contributing to the team!"

18.3
1
Ashwin to Cummins, 1 run, carrom-ball on the stumps, and this time he flicks it far enough to Nehra's left to run the single
18.2
0
Ashwin to Cummins, no run, on the pads, and he can't get it past Nehra, who runs in quickly from square leg
18.1
0
Ashwin to Cummins, no run, tossed up outside off, and he drives it hard but straight back to the bowler

Ten off 12 now. Looks like Mohit will bowl this over. Or is it Ashwin? Mohit is ready, at the top of his mark, but I think Dhoni's told him to give it to Ashwin, and this time he can do so, since he hasn't started his run-up. Here's Ashwin.

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  • Russell, ten Doeschate stun Super Kings

    Blistering fifties from Ryan ten Doeschate and Andre Russell helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by three wickets, despite struggling at 51 for 5 early in their innings

The streak continues

10

Number of consecutive T20 games that Kolkata Knight Riders have now won

Making history

1

No. of times in the CLT20 that two batsmen have scored 50s while batting between Nos. 5 to 7 - in this game.

Russell on a rampage

232

Andre Russell's strike rate during his innings of 58, the fifth-highest for a 50+ score in the Champions League

The Super Stand

80

The stand between Ryan ten Doeschate and Andre Russell, which is the highest sixth-wicket partnership in the Champions League while chasing a target.

Chasing the big runs

111

The most runs Knight Riders have scored off the last 10 overs of a successful chase. They needed 98 off 60 balls today.

KKR's collapses

5

Number of times Kolkata Knight Riders have lost four wickets inside the first 5 overs, the most for any IPL team.

Gambhir's starts

8

Number of consecutive T20 innings in which Gambhir has failed to reach 30.

KKR's chases

7

Number of times, in 12 attempts, that KKR have successfully chased a 150-160 target. They have had three losses and two ties.

Miserly Narine

6

Number of times Sunil Narine has bowled his four overs for less than 10 runs in T20s - more than any other bowler. Samuel Badree has done it 5 times.

Super Kings' track record

38%

Super Kings' win-percentage when they set their opposition a target of 150-160 target in T20 cricket. They have won only 3 out of 8 matches

Narine's landmark

1000+

Sunil Narine is the only spinner to bowl more than 1000 balls in the last five overs of an innings

CSK's big finishes

51

The average score Super Kings have scored in the last five overs against Knight Riders while batting first.

Dhoni's long run

181

Number of T20s in which MS Dhoni has captained, the most for any individual. Gautam Gambhir is next on the list with 97 T20s as captain.

The 200-T20s club

12

Number of players who have played 200+ T20 games. Dwayne Bravo, having played 210 games, is ninth on the list.

Big gun gone

2

No. of times Narine has dismssed Raina in T20s. Raina has 62 runs against him - more than any other batsman.

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.13
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
ND330122.08
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033