IPL 2018, KKR vs CSK: Kolkata Knight Riders hosted Chennai Super Kings today at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata and redeemed themselves with a wonderful game. KKR won by 6 wickets and 14 balls to spare. The host has secured their position on the points table further with a 5th win and 10 points of 8 matches. Whereas CSK slips down to no. 2.
Invited to Bat by the host, CSK started off well with Shane Watson 36(25), Faf du Plessis 27(15) and Sunil Narine 31 (26) but couldn’t manage to turn it into a big knock. MS Dhoni’s 43(25) managed the rocky situation and took them to a defendable 177/5.
KKR had a rocky start with Lynn and Uthappa’s early dismissal. Sunil Narine 32 (20) sailed for a while, But it was Shubman Gill 57(36) and Dinesh Karthik 45(18) stellar performance that took their team to victory.
IPL 2018, KKR vs CSK Live Score Streaming
KKR wins by 6 wickets and 14 balls to spare
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to field
CSK: 177/5, KKR: 180/4 (17.4 overs)
Over 17.4: 180/4, KKR wins by 6 wickets. Karthik starts the over with a boundary, Dwayne Bravo gives a wide and Karthik finishes the remaining runs with two consecutive boundaries. Shubham Gill 57(36), Dinesh Karthik 45(18)
Over 17: 165/4, 10 runs from the over KKR now need 13 runs in 18 balls. Lungi Ngidi could not control the runs. Shubham Gill 57(36), Dinesh Karthik 31(14)
Over 16: 155/4, maiden IPL fifty for Shubman Gill of 32 balls. Ravindra Jadeja disappoints in his last spell as Gill and Karthik mince a boundary each, earning 14 runs from the over. KKR now need 23 runs in 24 balls. Shubham Gill 55(34), Dinesh Karthik 24(10)
Over 15: 141/4, 21 runs from the over and KKR now need 37 runs in 30 balls. KM Asif is milked for two 6’s by Gill and another one by Karthik. Shubham Gill 48(31), Dinesh Karthik 17(7)
Over 14: 120/4, 11 runs from the over as Karn Sharma comes into the attack with a very expensive one. Karthik sweeps a boundary. Shubham Gill 33(26), Dinesh Karthik 12(6)
Over 13: 109/4, KKR minces 8 runs from the over including a boundary by Gill. Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack. Shubham Gill 29(23), Dinesh Karthik 5(3)
Over 12: 101/4, Harbhajan Singh returns with vengeance and knocks Rinku off the field, bowled. Dinesh Karthik comes to the crease and clears his attention towards the opposition with a boundary. Just 5 runs from the over. Shubham Gill 23(18), Dinesh Karthik 4(2)
Over 11: 96/3, Ravindra Jadeja reins in the men at the crease as he lets loose just 6 runs in the over including a wide. Shubham Gill 22(15), Rinku Singh 16(17)
Over 10: 90/3, Rinku again welcomes Harbhajan Singh with a boundary and this time Gill joins with a boundary as well. 10 runs from the over. Shubham Gill 18(12), Rinku Singh 15(14)
Over 9: 80/3, 8 runs from the over including a boundary on a wide ball. Ravindra Jadeja returns into the attack. Shubham Gill 13(8), Rinku Singh 10(12)
Over 8: 72/3, Rinku welcomes Harbhajan Singh with a boundary and the latter returns the favor by 4 dot balls and conceding just 5 runs. Shubham Gill 12(6), Rinku Singh 8(8)
Over 7: 67/3, OMG! Narine 32(20) has to leave as Dwayne Bravo takes another catch. Ravindra Jadeja strikes in his first spell itself, 11 runs from the over. Rinku Singh comes to the crease. Shubham Gill 12(6), Rinku Singh 3(2)
Over 6: 56/2, 50 comes up for KKR as Shubham Gill gets an aggressive start with three boundaries and 12 runs from the over. Shane Watson returns to the attack. Sunil Narine 26(16), Shubham Gill 12(6)
Over 5: 44/2, oh-oh!! Uthappa is Caught by Dwayne Bravo as M Asif serves a good over. Shubman Gill comes to the crease. Another misfield gift Narine a boundary as just 5 runs come from the over. Sunil Narine 26(16), Shubham Gill 0(0)
Over 4: 39/1, Shane Watson starts with a wide and lets loose 7 runs from the over, Narine’s boundary on the last ball added 4 runs. Sunil Narine 20(12), Robin Uthappa 6(6)
Over 3: 33/1, 14 runs from the over as Narine edged two consecutive boundaries and Uthappa sweeps another one on the last ball. Lungi Ngidi serves another expensive over. Sunil Narine 15(10), Robin Uthappa 5(2)
Over 2: 18/1, 6 runs from the over as KM Asif comes into the attack. Robin Uthappa comes to the crease. Narine thumps a six and two drop catches gives him another lifeline. Sunil Narine 6(6), Robin Uthappa 0(0)
Over 1: 12/1, It was a great start for KKR until the last ball, Chris Lynn is Caught by Watson after he smacks two consecutive maximums. Chris Lynn and Narine are at the crease. Lungi Ngidi open the attack. Chris Lynn 12(6), Sunil Narine 0(0)
Over 20: 178/5, KKR needs 179 runs to win. Piyush Chawla serves the last over of the inning and lets loose 15 runs. Jadeja smacks two boundaries and then gives his wicket, Caught by Karthik. Dhoni finishes with a boundary. MS Dhoni 43(25), Karn Sharma 0(0)
Over 19: 163/4, just 5 runs as Sunil Narine reins in CSK. MS Dhoni 38(23), Ravindra Jadeja 7(8)
Over 18: 158/4, 12 runs from the over including a dropped 6 by Dhoni. Kuldeep Yadav returns to the attack. MS Dhoni 36(21), Ravindra Jadeja 4(4)
Over 17: 146/4, Two maximum’s by Dhoni brings in 15 runs for CSK. Mitchell Johnson returns to the attack. MS Dhoni 27(17), Ravindra Jadeja 2(2)
Over 16: 131/4, 10 runs from the over as Shivam Mavi returns for his third spell. Dhoni gears up a little with a 6. MS Dhoni 12(11), Ravindra Jadeja 2(2)
Over 15: 121/4, Things look bad for CSK as Rayudu 21(17) is bowled by Sunil Narine. 7 runs from the over. Ravindra Jadeja comes to the crease. MS Dhoni 4(6), Ravindra Jadeja 1(1)
Over 14: 117/3, 7 runs from the over as Piyush Chawla returns to the attack. Rayudu smacks a boundary. Ambati Rayudu 20(15), MS Dhoni 2(3)
Over 13: 110/3, A much-needed boundary for CSK arrives as Rayadu smacks it. Mitchell Johnson lets loose 7 runs. Ambati Rayudu 13(10), MS Dhoni 2(2)
Over 12: 103/3, And another one bites the dust as Raina 31(26) is Caught by Johnson on a ball by Kuldeep Yadav. 6 runs from the over. MS Dhoni comes to the crease. Ambati Rayudu 7(5), MS Dhoni 1(1)
Over 11: 97/2, another important wicket dismissed as Watson 36(25) is Caught by Shivam Mavi. A good over by Sunil Narine, just 7 runs from it. Ambati Rayudu comes to the crease. Suresh Raina 28(23), Ambati Rayudu 5(3)
Over 10: 90/1, Watson thumps a maximum on the last ball, spoiling an otherwise tidy over by Kuldeep Yadav. 9 runs from the over. Shane Watson 36(24) Suresh Raina 26(21)
Over 9: 81/1, Shivam Mavi serves an economical over, just 5 runs from it. Shane Watson 29(22) Suresh Raina 24(17)
Over 8: 76/1, 7 runs from the over as Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack. Shane Watson 27(19) Suresh Raina 21(14)
Over 7: 69/1, 12 runs from the over as Andre Russell comes into the attack. Raina sweeps two boundaries. Shane Watson 22(17) Suresh Raina 19(10)
Over 6: 57/1, Piyush Chawla strikes and knocks off CSK’s first wicket, du Plessis, bowled. Suresh Raina comes to the crease and knocks 2 boundaries in the over. 9 runs from the over. Shane Watson 21(16) Suresh Raina 9(5)
Over 5: 48/0, Mitchell Johnson serves an expensive over as he leaks 19 runs including a 6 by de Plessis and a 4 and a 6 by Watson. Shane Watson 21(16) Faf du Plessis 23(14)
Over 4: 29/0, 5 runs from the over as Watson sweeps a boundary this time. Sunil Narine comes into the attack. Shane Watson 10(13) Faf du Plessis 19(11)
Over 3: 24/0, 6 runs from the over. du Plessis continues his streak of boundaries with another one in this over. Shivam Mahi comes into the attack. Shane Watson 6(8) Faf du Plessis 18(10)
Over 2: 18/0, 8 runs from the over as du Plessis sweeps the ball across the boundary twice. Piyush Chawla comes into the attack. Shane Watson 5(4) Faf du Plessis 13(8)
Over 1: 10/0, A boundary from both the men at the crease clears CSK’s intention of scoring big. Watson and du Plessis are at the crease. Johnson opens the attack. Shane Watson 5(4) Faf du Plessis 5(2)
The Match will commence at 8:00 PM IST. Star Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the tournament will telecast the match live. You can catch the live action at Hotstar.
KKR has one additional issue to address, if Nitish Rana hasn’t recovered completely from his back spasm, it could mean the season’s first outing for one of Ishank Jaggi or Apoorv Wankhade.
Undoubtedly, CSK is definitely the more comfortable of the two teams but they still need to address their weakness in the death overs.
Meanwhile, KKR Achilles’ heel is their bowling front whether the death or powerplay overs. Not even a single wicket has come their way during the powerplay in the last 4 matches and just 7 wickets in powerplay off 8 games so far. Winning against CSK is no easy feat, the need to fix their glitches is all the more important.
KKR Playing XI
CSK Playing XI