CSK vs KKR IPL Score: Dinesh Karthik helped KKR set a 172-run target vs CSK.© BCCI/IPL

Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana ensured Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) set a daunting 172-run target versus Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Abu Dhabi. Despite losing their top-order inside the first 10 overs, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana scored freely to get KKR to 171/6 in their 20 overs. CSK openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis will have to get a decent start going for them in order to chase down 172 runs on board. Earlier, KKR captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat first versus CSK in Abu Dhabi. KKR went in unchanged from their last game while CSK brought in Sam Curran in place of Dwayne Bravo in Match 38 of the Indian Premier League (2021). Both teams are unbeaten so far in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 and will look to continue their fine show at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. While CSK are currently second on the points table with 14 points from nine games, KKR are fourth with four wins from nine outings in the T20 league so far. A win for CSK will take them above Delhi Capitals at the top of the IPL 2021 points table. If KKR manage to get past CSK, they will take the third spot and better their chances of making it to the play-offs. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League Match 38 live from Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi

  • 17:39 (IST)

    Four !

    Gaikwad punches off the backfoot for CSK’s first four of the innings

    CSK 4/0 after 0.3 over

  • 17:37 (IST)

    CSK Run Chase Begins !

    CSK’s Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis are in the middle

    Prasidh Krishna starts proceedings

    CSK 0/0 after 0.1 over

  • 17:26 (IST)

    KKR Score 171/6 In 20 Overs !

    KKR End at 171/6 in 20 overs

    Rana secures a boundary off the last ball of the innings as KKR reach 171/6 after 20 overs

    KKR will be mighty pleased with the batting performance as they collected runs at a brisk pace towards the end

    CSK openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis will have to get a decent start going for them to start on a good note in the run-chase

  • 17:21 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Karthik is dismissed after an explosive knock of 26 run in only 11 balls

    KKR 166/6 after 19.4 overs

  • 17:12 (IST)

    Karthik On Song !

     

    Karthik scores 13 off the first three balls of Curran’s over to get KKR on track

    KKR 152/5 after 18.3 overs

  • 17:07 (IST)

    Twin Fours !

    Rana takes on Deepak Chahar for two back-to-back fours to get KKR going

    KKR 137/5 after 17.4 overs

  • 17:01 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Thakur gets the big wicket as he dismisses Russell for 20 runs off 15 balls 

    Played-on due to the slow nature of the pitch

    KKR 125/5 in 16.4 overs

  • 16:57 (IST)

    Superb Chahar !

    Chahar bowls a superb 16th over, giving away only 3 runs against Russell and Rana

    KKR 121/4 after 16 overs

  • 16:51 (IST)

    Six !

    Russell into his groove early on as he blasts Curran for a huge six over the long-on boundary

    KKR 118/4 after 15 overs

  • 16:49 (IST)

    Four !

    Andre Russell guides Sam Curran towards the short-fine leg boundary for a four

    KKR 108/4 after 14.2 overs

  • 16:43 (IST)

    Six !

    Nitish Rana gets into the act now as he hits Hazlewood for a huge six over the mid-wicket boundary to bring 100 for KKR in the 14th over

    KKR 102/4 after 13.4 overs

  • 16:37 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Big blow for KKR as Tripathi falls for 45 runs in 33 balls while trying to reverse sweep Jadeja

    KKR 89/4 after 12.2 overs

  • 16:30 (IST)

    Rahul Tripathi Holds Key !

    Rahul Tripathi needs to stay at the wicket if KKR are looking for a big total here

    He has been at the crease for a good amount of time now and knows the conditions better than any upcoming batter

    KKR 84/3 after 11 overs

  • 16:23 (IST)

    Wicket !

    KKR skipper Morgan is caught in the deep by a spectacular from Faf du Plessis off Jos Hazlewood’s bowling

    KKR 70/3 after 9.1 overs

  • 16:18 (IST)

    Rahul Tripathi On The Charge !

    Rahul Tripathi has responded nicely after KKR’s two early wickets of openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer in the first six overs of the innings 

    KKR 70/2 after 9 overs

  • 16:12 (IST)

    Four !

    A slower delivery by Thakur is dispatched on the off-side by Tripathi for a boundary

    Suddenly, wickets have slowed down the pace of scoring as CSK bowlers are dominating in these middle overs with occasional bad balls

    KKR 64/2 after 8 overs

  • 16:09 (IST)

    CSK Bowling Tightly !

    Ravindra Jadeja quickly finishes his first over, giving away only 5 runs to start with

    KKR 55/2 after 7 overs

  • 16:03 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Iyer’s purple patch finally comes to an end as Shardul Thakur gets a wicket on his first ball of the game

    KKR 50/2 after 5.1 overs

  • 15:55 (IST)

    Six !

    Tripathi gets a reprieve after getting dismissed on a no-ball and then takes Curran to the cleaners for a huge six

    KKR 40/1 after 4 overs

  • 15:49 (IST)

    Four !

    Tripathi times a Curran over-pitched ball nicely to collect four runs

    KKR 30/1 after 3.2 overs

  • 15:48 (IST)

    KKR Batters Surviving – Iyer Hits Four !

    KKR batters are living dangerously as Iyer survives a catch while Tripathi gets away with another run-out in the 3rd over

    Iyer finishes the over with a delicate touch towards third-man boundary for a 4

    KKR 26/1 after 3 overs

  • 15:42 (IST)

    Four !

    Rahul Tripathi shows intent and dances down the track vs Sam Curran to pull him for a four

    KKR 19/1 after 2 overs

  • 15:37 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Mix-up between the batters lands Gill in trouble as Rayudu hits the stumps to get CSK the breakthrough

    What an eventful first over of the match

    KKR 10/1 after 1 over

  • 15:36 (IST)

    Gill Survives !

    Gill survives a LBW appeal through DRS as the ball clearly missing the stumps

    KKR 10/0 after 0.5 overs

  • 15:34 (IST)

    Twin Fours !

    Gill steps down the track against Chahar and hits firmly past the mid-off fielder for a boundary 

    Next ball, drives without an intention to keep the ball grounded and collects four again

    KKR 10/0 after 0.4 overs

  • 15:30 (IST)

    KKR Innings Begins !

    The KKR openers, Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill, are in the middle as play begins in extreme heat in Abu Dhabi

    Deepak Chahar starts proceedings for CSK
  • 15:14 (IST)

    CSK Final XI !

    For CSK, Sam Curran comes in place of Dwayne Bravo

  • 15:12 (IST)

  • 15:02 (IST)

    Eoin Morgan Wins Toss, Opts To Bat !

    KKR win toss and decide to bat first vs CSK

    KKR have gone in with the same combination from the last game

  • 15:00 (IST)

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