Match Over - Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Chennai Super Kings, who chose to bat
  • Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
  • Referee: RB Richardson
  • When: 10 Apr 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Chennai Super Kings


  • Umpire1: CB Gaffaney
  • Umpire2: AK Chaudhary
  • Third Umpire: A Nand Kishore



Overs: 19.5 / 20.0

Chennai Super Kings



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Kolkata Knight Riders

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 posing a 200-plus score. Once again, the team batting second wins... when will this streak end?

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. "

19.5R Vinay Kumar to RA Jadeja, BOUNDARY, 6 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.
19.4R Vinay Kumar to DJ Bravo, 1 run, full and wide outside off. Bravo drags his shot to long on this time. No chance of a double.
19.3R Vinay Kumar to RA Jadeja, 1 run, good length on off stump, and Jadeja carves this to point for a quick single. Gets Bravo back on strike.
19.3R Vinay Kumar to RA Jadeja, WIDE, 1 run, full and slow outside off, but that's too wide! Jadeja lets it go as the umpire stretches his arms.
19.2R Vinay Kumar to DJ 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!.
19.1R Vinay Kumar to DJ 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.
19.1R Vinay Kumar to DJ Bravo, NO BALL, BOUNDARY, 7 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.
End of over 19. 10 runs this over. 186/5 after 114 balls.
DJ Bravo 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) TK Curran 3-0-39-2
RA Jadeja 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

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.

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

CSK need 19 off nine balls now

End of over 18. 15 runs this over. 176/4 after 108 balls.
RA Jadeja 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) AD Russell 4-0-35-0
SW Billings 49 (20b 2x4 4x6 ) more

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

End of over 17. 8 runs this over. 160/4 after 101 balls.
SW Billings 34 (15b 2x4 2x6 ) PP Chawla 4-0-48-1
RA Jadeja 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 7 runs this over. 152/3 after 96 balls.
SW Billings 29 (13b 1x4 2x6 ) SP Narine 4-0-17-1
MS Dhoni 24 (26b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Chandar: "@Abhik, Dhoni's innings are not to win games. They are to build partnerships and take the game as close as possible. Someone else has to play the match winning innings. But doesn't mean these anchor innings are useless"

AG: "@Sreshth - you seem to be a Stats man doing the commentary job! Who is throwing the nos at you?" -- our stats team, of course! They're not called Statsgurus for nothing.

Adeel: "Dhoni is like Misbah of Pakistan. He achieved so much for India but still face criticism all the time.....CSK is going to win if MS stayed till the end.... Hands down.... "

End of over 15. 17 runs this over. 145/3 after 90 balls.
SW Billings 24 (10b 1x4 2x6 ) TK Curran 2-0-29-1
MS Dhoni 23 (23b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Abhik: "@Prem Singh "Every sensible person was. Strike rate of 100 after 21 balls is disastrous to a team chasing 200+ runs. Dhoni is not T20 material anymore."

End of over 14. 14 runs this over. 126/3 after 83 balls.
MS Dhoni 21 (21b 1x4 1x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 3-0-27-1
SW Billings 9 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 9 runs this over. 112/3 after 78 balls.
MS Dhoni 9 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) PP Chawla 3-0-40-0
SW Billings 8 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 3 runs this over. 103/3 after 72 balls.
MS Dhoni 7 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 3-0-11-1
SW Billings 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rohan Verma: "In a chase when you need to score 2 runs every ball Dhoni is scoring 1 run every two. Consequently, others may just have to score 4 every ball if he goes like this!"

End of over 11. 10 runs this over. 100/2 after 66 balls.
SK Raina 14 (11b 0x4 1x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 2-0-13-1
MS Dhoni 5 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 90/2 after 60 balls.
MS Dhoni 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 2-0-8-0
SK Raina 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Raina's limping his way to the other end. Another CSK player facing a hamstring issue?

End of over 9. 3 runs this over. 86/2 after 54 balls.
MS Dhoni 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 1-0-3-1
SK Raina 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Prashanth: "IPL is so hard on my heart. I'm a Chennai boy and root for CSK but I also love Kuldeep, Russell and DK too much to see them on the losing side. Same dilemma in every match! "

Deiva says: Chepauk raises itself to a massive roar. You know who's walking out: Thala

End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 83/1 after 48 balls.
AT Rayudu 38 (24b 3x4 2x6 ) SP Narine 1-0-4-0
SK Raina 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 79/1 after 42 balls.
AT Rayudu 36 (21b 3x4 2x6 ) AD Russell 3-0-20-0
SK Raina 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sam: "Good to see the age-old Ashes rivalry between Tom Curran and Shane Watson" -- quite the chatter between the two after the wicket fell!

looks like they're changing the ball

End of over 6. 12 runs this over. 75/1 after 36 balls.
SK Raina 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) TK Curran 1-0-12-1
AT Rayudu 33 (16b 3x4 2x6 ) more

Mohan Krishna: "Seems like Deep Dasgupta spoke too early. Rayudu has been a match winner and an excellent middle order batsman for MI. Cannot just write him off after one performance. He is the anchor for CSK to stitch those important partnerships."

Reetam: "More Chinnaswamy than Chidambaram!!!"

Peter: "Before Bravo's innings in the last game, people said that CSK's problem was they lacked a match winner. Looks like these openers are trying to prove otherwise"

Abhyudaya Vishn: "This reminds me a lot of that semi-final between CSK and KXIP where Raina smashed 87 off 25 but CSK collapsed. Hope that doesn't happen today"

End of over 5. 10 runs this over. 63/0 after 30 balls.
SR Watson 31 (15b 2x4 2x6 ) AD Russell 2-0-16-0
AT Rayudu 32 (15b 3x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 4. 17 runs this over. 53/0 after 24 balls.
SR Watson 29 (13b 2x4 2x6 ) PP Chawla 2-0-31-0
AT Rayudu 24 (11b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 3. 6 runs this over. 36/0 after 18 balls.
AT Rayudu 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) AD Russell 1-0-6-0
SR Watson 29 (12b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 2. 14 runs this over. 30/0 after 12 balls.
SR Watson 28 (10b 2x4 2x6 ) PP Chawla 1-0-14-0
AT Rayudu 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 16 runs this over. 16/0 after 6 balls.
SR Watson 16 (6b 2x4 1x6 ) R Vinay Kumar 1-0-16-0
AT Rayudu 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
SR WatsonC RK Singh B TK Curran421933221.05
AT RayuduC B Kuldeep Yadav392632150
SK RainaC R Vinay Kumar B SP Narine141201116.67
MS DhoniC KD Karthik B PP Chawla25281189.29
SW BillingsC RV Uthappa B TK Curran562325243.48
RA Jadejanot out 11701157.14
DJ Bravonot out 11501220
DL Chahar -
Harbhajan Singh -
SN Thakur -
Imran Tahir -
Total 205/5
R Vinay Kumar1.5035019.09
PP Chawla4.0049112.25
AD Russell4.003508.75
TK Curran3.0039213
SP Narine4.001714.25
Kuldeep Yadav3.002719