result
5th match (N), Chennai, Apr 10 2018, Indian Premier League
(19.5/20 ov, target 203)205/5
Super Kings won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Player Of The Match
56 (23)
sam-billings
5:55
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• The Report by Nikhil Kalro

CSK chase 203 in blockbuster finish to homecoming

Sam Billings turned the match around with 56 off 23, leaving Andre Russell on the losing side despite his record 88

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Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders202/6(20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings205/5(19.5 overs)

12.15am That's all the action from Chepauk, but hope you haven't chewed all your nails just yet as we have two mouth-watering Champions League clashes coming your way. Can Manchester City overturn a 3-0 deficit against Liverpool? Will Messi get on the scoresheet against Roma? Head right over to ESPN.in and find out. For now, it's goodbye from ESPNcricinfo. Hope you enjoyed this high-scoring thriller. This is Sreshth Shah signing off - adios!

12.05 am James Faulkner and Deep Dasgupta look back on this absolute thriller in Matchday Runorder. Watch on our homepage or on Facebook

12.03am, April 11, 2018. Time for the presentation. Here's the winning captain MS Dhoni. Says: "It feels good, to come back after two years and win. The crowd deserved the first innings, the second innings. Everybody has their own emotion levels, but in the dugout, we like to keep faith in our batsmen or bowler in a particular time. Positive energy helps. My pulse rises too - and that's why we have a dressing room. I express myself in the dressing room but not in the dugout. If you're too expressive in the field, then commentators get a lot of things to talk about. It's good to see Sam bat the way he batted. Yes, we did go for runs, and Kolkata did bat well. Bowlers from both sides had a rough time, but I'm sure the crowd enjoyed."

Sam Billings is the Man of the Match for his match-winning 23-ball 56. "It was a pleasure to play in a team of legends - with Raina, Dhoni and Harbhajan," says Billings. "Mike Hussey's batting coach as well, so need to learn as much as I can from these guys. We keep options in our head, but you have to keep three different plans in place. We showed in the first game (Bravo's blitz), that if you take the game deep, then it's never really lost. Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja in the middle-order are big hitters. We knew no target is out of reach with this batting team."

Kiran Nawathe : "Just one word... "Everyday you can't be Bravo, some days you need to be Sir".. "

11.56pm Chris Lynn consoles Vinay Kumar as the CSK players run in to congratulate Jadeja and Bravo. KKR are distraught, but whaddya expect? It's not everyday that 202 is a losing total in the IPL. The teams shake their hands, but Knight Riders know they missed a trick after posting a 200-plus score. Once again, the team batting second wins... when will this streak end?

Dinesh Karthik, the losing captain, says: "Look, CSK had great support and we were expecting that. Hats off to them. Frustrating not to defend 202, but well done to Andre. These things happen in T20 cricket, so you've got to keep your chin up and move on. Basically, you need to know that you'll lose some games, so it's important to take the positives and not repeat our mistakes."

Shane Watson collects the purple cap for most wickets. He says: "We had to start off quick because of of the total KKR had put up. No question that the fans here are great. Too see the passion that CSK fans have has blown me away. The chase was strategic, but also a do-or-die. Got to home the mis-hits go your way sometimes. It was important to bring the required run-rate down early. My game's continued to evolve, but just to have an opportunity at this stage of this career....I'm very fortunate."

Kunal: "That no ball was a very close call by the umpire. Poor ball by Vinay, but not a no ball in my eyes."

Deep: "My heart sank when Vinay got the ball .. he is the definition of useless T20 commodity - no pace to harry batsmen, no nous with swing or seam to trouble quality batsmen on flat track, conventional action, and absolutely melts under pressure. "

19.5
6
Vinay to Jadeja, SIX runs

over long on! And CSK complete another heist. Full on middle stump, but Jadeja gets his front foot out of the way to smack this over Vinay's head. In the slot to be punished, and Jadeja does exactly that. It lands in the second tier and with that the CSK boys come running out! The hosts win by five wickets

CSK need four off two balls. Fans are praying, so is Shahrukh Khan, I think. Chris Lynn's having a chat with Vinay Kumar. Big ball coming up...

19.4
1
Vinay to Bravo, 1 run

full and wide outside off. Bravo drags his shot to long on this time. No chance of a double

19.3
1
Vinay to Jadeja, 1 run

good length on off stump, and Jadeja carves this to point for a quick single. Gets Bravo back on strike

Rangika Munawee: "DK himself could have bowled better"

19.3
1w
Vinay to Jadeja, 1 wide

full and slow outside off, but that's too wide! Jadeja lets it go as the umpire stretches his arms

over the wicket

19.2
1
Vinay to Bravo, 1 run

short on middle, and Bravo pulls this square to cow corner. It's in the air, but falls short of the man at cow corner. Bravo wanted the second, but Jadeja chooses not to come back. DJ's not happy!

19.1
2
Vinay to Bravo, 2 runs

full and wide outside off, but that's been smacked over long on's head. Taken in the deep, but that's a free hit, so he's safe! Bravo comes back for the second

19.1
7nb
Vinay to Bravo, (no ball) SIX runs

waist-high full toss on leg stump, and Bravo simply swings through to the leg side. It's taken a leading edge, but has enough behind that for the ball to go beyond the fine-leg boundary! Perfect way for CSK to start the over. Free hit as well

around the wicket to DJ

end of over 1910 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 186/5CRR: 9.78 RRR: 17.00
Dwayne Bravo1 (1)
Ravindra Jadeja4 (5)
Tom Curran 3-0-39-2
Andre Russell 4-0-35-0

Bravo will take strike, but who will bowl the final over? Surely, DK won't go to Vinay Kumar, will he? Shahrukh Khan looks nervous, but so do all the CSK fans. OK, it's confirmed. Vinay Kumar to bowl.

18.6
1
Tom Curran to Bravo, 1 run

yorker on leg stump, and all Bravo can do is flick it off his toes to deep midwicket. CSK need 17 off the final over

Bravo to face the last ball of the 19th. Important ball from Curran coming up...

18.5
1
Tom Curran to Jadeja, 1 run

short on middle, and Jadeja cuts it to Chawla at point. Diving effort stops the ball, and ensures they can only take the single

RG: "KKR should bowl Rana for the 20th over!"

Big roar as Bravo walks out. CSK need 19 off eight balls

18.4
W
Tom Curran to Billings, OUT

holes out to long off! Full outside off, but slightly slower this time. Billings is through his shot too early, and that comes off the blade's toe end. Billings walks back but not before keeping CSK alive in this match

Sam Billings c Uthappa b Curran 56 (23b 2x4 5x6) SR: 243.47

CSK need 19 off nine balls now

18.3
6
Tom Curran to Billings, SIX runs

half-tracker on middle, and Billings pulls it away over midwicket! Slight bend of the knee to keep his eyes on the ball, and then sent over the boundary with ease

18.2
1
Tom Curran to Jadeja, 1 run

good length on off, and that's been tapped to backward point. Jadeja scampers across to the other end, but more important, gives the strike back to Billings

tense faces in both dugouts...

18.1
1
Tom Curran to Billings, 1 run

smart bowling, but Billings will get to his fifty. Full and wide outside off, and the batsman is forced to drag a sweep towards the leg side

end of over 1815 runs
CSK: 176/4CRR: 9.77 RRR: 13.50
Ravindra Jadeja2 (3)
Sam Billings49 (20)
Andre Russell 4-0-35-0
Piyush Chawla 4-0-49-1

CSK need 27 off 12 - a big over coming up.

17.6
Russell to Jadeja, no run

full and fast outside off. Jadeja can't make any connection. A useful dot to end Russell's spell

17.5
1
Russell to Billings, 1 run

short outside off, and Billings pings this over square leg this time. Drags his shot to Kuldeep at deep backward square

17.4
6
Russell to Billings, SIX runs

back of a length on leg stump, but Billings was expecting that very length! Uses his bottom hand to flat-bat it over long on. Enough connection to take it beyond the boundary. Two terrific shots from Billings

17.3
6
Russell to Billings, SIX runs

ridiculous! Low full toss on middle stump, but Billings shuffles across to the off side. Gets to the other side and then paddles this over fine leg

17.2
1
Russell to Jadeja, 1 run

short on leg stump. Jadeja tries to swivel, but can't pull effectively. Played to deep backward square

17.1
1
Russell to Billings, 1 run

short on middle stump, but Billings makes room on the leg side. Can only punch it down the ground to long off though

Russell to bowl out

end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 161/4CRR: 9.47 RRR: 14.00
Sam Billings35 (16)
Ravindra Jadeja1 (1)
Piyush Chawla 4-0-49-1
Sunil Narine 4-0-17-1
16.6
1
Chawla to Billings, 1 run

full on leg stump, and pushed to wide long on. Curran cleans up, but Billings will keep strike

Best performances - batters
Andre Russell portrait
AD Russell KKR
88 runs (36)
1 four
11 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
on drive
20 runs
0 four
3 sixes
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Sam Billings portrait
SW Billings CSK
56 runs (23)
2 fours
5 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
on drive
12 runs
1 four
1 six
0813174716
Best performances - bowlers
Shane Watson player pic
SR Watson CSK
O
4
M
0
R
39
W
2
ECO
9.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Tom Curran portrait
TK Curran KKR
O
3
M
0
R
39
W
2
ECO
13
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Sam Billings
Sam Billings
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 days10 April 2018 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Anil Chaudhary
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Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire
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Nand Kishore
Reserve Umpire
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Ulhas Gandhe
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
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