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
Gaikwad punches off the backfoot for CSK’s first four of the innings
CSK 4/0 after 0.3 over
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
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
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 26, 2021
Karthik is dismissed after an explosive knock of 26 run in only 11 balls
KKR 166/6 after 19.4 overs
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
Twin Fours !
Rana takes on Deepak Chahar for two back-to-back fours to get KKR going
KKR 137/5 after 17.4 overs
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
Superb Chahar !
Chahar bowls a superb 16th over, giving away only 3 runs against Russell and Rana
KKR 121/4 after 16 overs
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
Andre Russell guides Sam Curran towards the short-fine leg boundary for a four
KKR 108/4 after 14.2 overs
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
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
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
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
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
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
CSK Bowling Tightly !
Ravindra Jadeja quickly finishes his first over, giving away only 5 runs to start with
KKR 55/2 after 7 overs
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
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
Tripathi times a Curran over-pitched ball nicely to collect four runs
KKR 30/1 after 3.2 overs
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
Rahul Tripathi shows intent and dances down the track vs Sam Curran to pull him for a four
KKR 19/1 after 2 overs
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
Gill Survives !
Gill survives a LBW appeal through DRS as the ball clearly missing the stumps
KKR 10/0 after 0.5 overs
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
KKR Innings Begins !
The KKR openers, Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill, are in the middle as play begins in extreme heat in Abu DhabiDeepak Chahar starts proceedings for CSK
CSK Final XI !
For CSK, Sam Curran comes in place of Dwayne Bravo
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 26, 2021
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
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