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1st Match, Group A (N), Hyderabad, Sep 17 2014, Champions League Twenty20
(19/20 ov, target 158)159/7
KKR won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
player of the match
Andre Russell
Kolkata Knight Riders
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• The Report by Rachna Shetty

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

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Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings157/4(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders159/7(19 overs)
end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 159/7CRR: 8.36 
Piyush Chawla4 (1)
Ryan ten Doeschate51 (41)
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 Tendo, 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

Pat Cummins run out (Jadeja/†Dhoni) 8 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
18.4
6
Ashwin to Tendo, 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
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
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.

end of over 188 runs
KKR: 148/6CRR: 8.22 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
Pat Cummins7 (5)
Ryan ten Doeschate45 (39)
Dwayne Bravo3-0-21-0
Ashish Nehra4-0-21-4
17.6
1
Bravo to Cummins, 1 run

slower ball outside off, and he comes forward and pushes that towards cover with soft hands

junaid_csk: "someone plz ask Gambhir to remove his pads!!!!"

17.5
2
Bravo to Cummins, 2 runs

full and wide, and he leans into that and caresses it to the right of McCullum at deep cover point

17.4
1
Bravo to Tendo, 1 run

slower ball again, outside off, and this time he slaps it too close to McCullum at deep cover point to run a second

17.3
2
Bravo to Tendo, 2 runs

slower ball outside off, and he comes forward and flat-bats it to deep cover

17.2
1
Bravo to Cummins, 1 run

short and wide, and he opens his bat face and steers it towards third man, where Ishwar runs to his right and almost overruns the ball

17.1
1
Bravo to Tendo, 1 run

back of a length slower ball, comes in towards off stump, and he can't beat point with his cut

18 from 18, four wickets in hand. Who will bowl this one? It's Bravo

end of over 1714 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 140/6CRR: 8.23 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 18 from 18b
Pat Cummins3 (2)
Ryan ten Doeschate41 (36)
Ashish Nehra4-0-21-4
Mohit Sharma3-0-31-1
16.6
2
Nehra to Cummins, 2 runs

low full-toss outside off, and he opens his bat face and steers it to the right of third man

16.5
1
Nehra to Tendo, 1 run

low full-toss on off stump and he clips it away down to long-on

16.4
1
Nehra to Cummins, 1 run

full and straight, and he pokes it away to long-on

16.4
5w
Nehra to Cummins, 5 wide

whoopsie. Dhoni, of all people, fumbles under pressure. The ball slants down the leg side, and bounces towards the keeper. He simply didn't bend low enough and the ball hits the tip of his gloves and runs away between his legs

That changes the balance somewhat. Pat Cummins comes in now.

16.3
W
Nehra to Russell, OUT

what a reply! That was the yorker again, and Russell looks to make some room but before he can bring his bat down his off stump is doing somersaults behind him

Andre Russell b Nehra 58 (34m 25b 4x4 5x6) SR: 232
16.2
4
Nehra to Russell, FOUR runs

short, and he's cramped for room but he still manages to swing his bat across the line and pull that away behind square. Actually, he took a huge step, almost back onto his stumps, to convert a decent length ball into a shortish ball

16.1
1
Nehra to Tendo, 1 run

starts with a yorker on off stump, and all he can do is bring his bat down on it and poke that away into the off side

Eighteen from that over means they now need 32 from 24 balls. From ten an over to eight an over in the space of six balls.

Gaurav Manchand: "Mohit Sharma has dropped Ashish Nehra's Man of the Match award." Well, he comes on now, and has one over to try and win it back. Left-arm around

end of over 1618 runs
KKR: 126/5CRR: 7.87 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 32 from 24b
Andre Russell54 (23)
Ryan ten Doeschate39 (34)
Mohit Sharma3-0-31-1
Dwayne Bravo2-0-13-0
15.6
4
Sharma to Russell, FOUR runs

heaves at this length ball outside off, and he gets a thick outside edge that flies to the third man boundary

Someone in the crowd has pocketed the ball, and he's refusing to give it back to Faf du Plessis on the boundary, judging by what the TV commentators are saying. The fourth umpire runs out with a box of balls.

Best performances - batsmen
Andre Russell portrait
AD Russell
58 runs (25)
4 fours
5 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
slog shot
23 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
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Ryan ten Doeschate, Portrait Picture
RN ten Doeschate
51 runs (41)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
5066711313
Best performances - bowlers
Ashish Nehra
A Nehra
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
4
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Piyush Chawla portrait
PP Chawla
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossKolkata Knight Riders, elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Andre Russell
Andre Russell
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 days17 September 2014 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
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Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
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Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
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Nand Kishore
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 4, Chennai Super Kings 0