IPL 2020 CSK vs KKR Highlights: CSK spoils KKR’s Playoffs hopes; wins last-over thriller by 6 wickets

IPL 2020 CSK vs KKR Updates: Ravindra Jadeja smashed consecutive sixes in the final over as Chennai Super Kings put a big dent in Kolkata Knight Riders’ chances of reaching the IPL play-offs with a thrilling six-wicket win here on Thursday.

11.10pm
CSK wins by 6 wickets

Nagarkoti bowls the final over- Curran on strike. A dot ball to start. Curran can only get 3 off the next two. Which gets Jadeja on strike with 7 to get off the the last 3 balls. A dot ball. 7 needed off 2. Then Jadeja smashes a six over midwicket! Scores tied with one ball left. KKR bring the field in for the last ball. And the last ball is a six! CSK win off the last ball.

11.02pm
Ferguson leaks 20 runs

Jadeja has kept this chase alive as he loots Ferguson for 20 in the penultimate over with two boundaries and a six. CSK-163/4 after 19 overs; need more 10 runs from 6 balls

10.55pm

Cummins back to bowl the 18th. And he gets the big wicket. Ruturaj is gone for 72 off 53 balls. Cummins bowls him out. Ravindra Jadeja comes in at 6. CSK-143/4 after 18 overs; need more 30 from 12 balls

10.52pm
CSK lose Gaikwad on 72

Cummins gets an important breakthrough. Full and straight from Cummins. Gaikwad tries to paddle the ball but misses it. A good knock comes to an end.

10.48pm

Gaikwad holds the key as Kolkata has made a tremendous comeback and the wickets of Rayudu and Dhoni has put them in a position of strength. Ferguson bowls the 17th over. Yorker to end the over. 11 off this one. CSK-139/3 after 17 overs; need more 34 from 18 balls

10.42pm

Narine bowled out. The pressure was on CSK and Curran finds the much-needed boundary. Seven off the over, CSK need another 45 runs from 24 balls. CSK-128/3 after 16 overs; need more 45 from 24 balls

10.39pm
Excellent over from Chakravarthy!

Varun Chakravarthy is proving his selection right as he gets MS Dhoni. Rayudu’s recklessness might cost CSK the game as Dhoni was never in form all through the tournament. KKR-121/3 after 15 overs ; need more 52 from 30 balls

10.36pm
Dhoni falls for 1; CSK go 3 down

Varun with a 107 kmph delivery and it disturbs the stumps. Dhoni goes on the backfoot but fails to get his bat or body to the ball.

10.33pm

Rayudu attacks Pat Cummins as he is brought back in the 14th over. Two extravagant fours on either side of the wicket. Takes the aerial route one time too many and is caught at mid off. He goes for 38 off 20 balls. MS Dhoni enters at 4. CSK-120/2 after 14 overs; need more 53 from 36 overs

10.31pm
Rayudu falls for 38

Rayudu tries for another big hit but this time, the catch is taken at mid-off. Relieve for Cummins and KKR.

10.24pm
Strategic Timeout taken!

Varun starts off with a bad ball and Gaikwad shows great awareness to get a boundary. Three singles and a double to finish the over. CSK-109/1 after 13 overs; need more 64 from 42 balls

10.17pm
100 comes up for CSK!

Nagarkoti bowls the 12th. Ruturaj gets to his 50, off 37 balls. Back to back fifties from him. Rayudu continues smashing in this over too, a six over covers. CSK- 100/1 after 12 overs; need more 73 from 48 balls

10.16pm
Fifty comes up for Gaikwad

Back to back half century for R Gaikwad in IPL 2020.

10.12pm
Another expensive over from KKR

Ferguson goes for 14 runs. Gaikwad looking so good, playing such beautiful shots that it didn’t strike he’s already on 49. CSK-88/1 after 11 overs ; need more 85 from 54 balls

10.09pm
Bowling change from KKR; we reach the halfway mark!

Rana brought into the attack by Morgan but he leaks 16 runs. Good over for CSK. A hat-trick of boundaries from Ambati Rayudu to ruin Nitish Rana’s over. The CSK No 3 smashes KKR’s part-time spinner all over the park. CSK-74/1 after 10 overs; need more 99 from 69 balls

10.01pm
Strategic Timeout taken!

Chennai would be relatively happy with the way how its innings has progressed but Kolkata with the wicket of Watson have kept things tight. Chennai needs a couple of good overs and Kolkata would eye a couple of wickets. CSK- 58/1 after 9 overs; need more 116 from 67 balls

9.55pm

Varun’s second over. Superb delivery to Shane Watson, quick enough to beat the batsman. In the next ball, Watson aims big but it results in his dismissal. Ambati Rayudu is the new batsman. Single off the final ball. A wicket and three runs from this over. CSK- 60/1 after 8 overs

9.54pm
Watson falls for 14

Watson tries to clear the long-on boundary but Rinku Singh takes a simple catch. Varun Chakaravarthy strikes!

9.51pm

Narine continues. He starts off with a dot and a single. Good length and quicker in the air, making it difficult for the batsmen to play attacking shots. The fifth ball is wide, Gaikwad cuts it fine and takes a double. A single to end the over. Good over this for KKR. Just four runs. CSK-49/0 after 7 overs; need more 124 from 78 balls

9.47pm
End of Powerplay!

Varun Chakravarthy into the attack in the 6th. And Ruturaj dances down the track to slam a six over the bowler’s head. CSK-33/0 after 6 overs; need more 129 from 84 balls

9.44pm

Gaikwad oozing in confidence as a drill over Lockie Ferguson’s head to the boundary shows the amount of confidence the young batsman has got.CSK-37/0 after 5 overs; need more 136 from 90 balls

9.40pm

Sunil Narine introduced into the attack. Gaikwad takes a quick single off the first ball. Both batsmen take only singles in the over. Gaikwad hits the last ball in the air straight down the wicket but not too threatening. Four off the over. CSK-28/0 after 4 overs; need more 145 from 96 balls

9.36pm

Watson ends the over with a boundary to the deep mid-wicket fence before Gaikwad creamed Cummins through the mid-off for a boundary. Lovely batting from the CSK openers. CSK-23/0 after 3 overs, need more 150 from 17 overs

9.30pm

Nagarkoti bowls from the other end. Watson gets going with a cracking pull over the deep backward square leg for a maximum and that was some pick-up against the pace of Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Chennai steady in chase of 173. CSK-9/0 after 2 overs; need more 164 from 18 overs

9.25pm
Good start from Cummins!

Pat Cummins to Shane Watson. Two blocks to start off the proceedings. The third ball is pitched up, Watson flicks to the square boundary and collects a run. Two dots to end the over. CSK-2/0 after 1 over; need more 171 from 19 overs

9.22pm
We are underway with CSK’s chase

Watson-Gaikwad opens for CSK; Cummins bowls the first over for KKR

9.06pm
End of KKR’s innings

KKR- 172/5 after 20 overs

9.02pm
Morgan gone; KKR lose half their side

Slower ball from Ngidi, Morgan reaches out for it again, hits but does not connect, goes to Gaikwad at long off who takes a safe catch.

9pm

Curran back on. Good over for KKR. DK as a finisher looking good. Morgan will take the strike in the last over. KKR 163/4 and would be looking to finish the 180 mark. 13 off the over. KKR-163/4 after 19 overs

8.53pm
150 comes up for KKR!

Ngidi back on. Rana departs in the process to continue playing the big shots. DK is the new man in and he starts off with a boundary, scooped Ngidi over Dhoni for a boundary. Takes a double on the next ball. 14 off the over. KKR- 150/4 after 18 overs

8.50pm
Big wicket for CSK!

Sam Curran takes a good catch in the lights, slower from Ngidi, right in the slot, Rana deceived by it, he went after it but did not connect, ball went high up in the air, came down to Curran who took it safely

8.48pm

Nitish Rana is in his zone and his approaching his century. Deepak Chahar being smacked for two boundaries and Kolkata wants more. KKR-136/3 after 17 overs

8.41pm
6,6,6

Absolutely blinding from Nitish Rana; absolutely decimates him after hitting three consecutive sixes on the first three balls. KKR-125/3 after 16 overs

8.38pm

Jadeja continues. Rana collects six off the first two balls before playing two more dots. These dots may hurt KKR in the end. Too many today. One to finish the over. Nine off it. KKR-106/3 after 15 overs

8.35pm

Excellent half-century from Nitish Rana and he has kept the innings together. A fighting one and having got his eye in, he will aim to finish things on a high. KKR-97/3 after 14 overs

8.34pm
Fifty for Nitish Rana

A wel made fifty for KKR opener. Nitish Rana notched up a half-century off 44 deliveries with 7 boundaries and a maximum.

8.30pm
Strategic Timeout taken

Jadeja back on. Three singles off the first three balls before Rinku smashed one for a boundary and then perished trying to collect one more on the fifth ball of the over. A wicket and seven runs off the over. Second time out of the innings also called. KKR-93/3 after 13 overs

8.26pm
Rinku Singh falls; KKR go 3 down

Turn and bounce for Jadeja and Rinku swing sat on one knee and attempted a swat-sweep but the ball took the leading edge and went up in the air, Rayudu completed the catch.

8.26pm

Karn Sharma back on. Rana steps out again, and this time almost gave a catch to man at long on. Thankfully for him, it reached at one bounce to the fielder. Good over by the leggie. Just 4 off it. KKR cannot afford such overs anymore. KKR-86/2 after 12 overs

8.22pm

Nitish Rana releases the pressure by smacking Santner for back-to-back boundaries as the run-rate takes a bit of spike. KKR-88/2 after 11 overs

8.18pm
We reach the halfway mark!

The spinners have given Chennai control as Rana and Rinku are more watchful and not taking any risks. Ngidi gets through his second over and although concedes a boundary, comes back to finish with a seven-run over. KKR-70/2 after 10 overs

8.14pm

Excellent from Santner as he comes back to remove Sunil Narine and gives just three runs to give Chennai control. Rinku Singh joins Nitish Rana. KKR-63/2 after 9 overs

8.11pm
Narine falls for 7

Narine is gone, tossed up by Santner, and Narine went after it, but could not get the power behind it, he has been holed out at deep mid-wicket by Jadeja,

8.09pm

Karn Sharma comes into the attack and removes Shubman Gill starightaway as the ball bursts through Gill’s defence. Sunil Narine walks in and gets off the mark with a maximum. KKR-60/1 after 8 overs

8.06pm
Sharma gets the breakthrough!

Gill beaten by the spin as he departs for 16-ball 26. Karn Sharma into the attack, he bowls a quicker, straighter one and Gill played for the turn, missed it and the ball hit the leg stump.

8.02pm
Fifty partnership for Gill-Rana; Strategic Timeout taken

Rana and Gill bring the first 50 plus opening partnership of the season and it’s been a good start by Kolkata. They have the momentum with them and Chennai needs to break the stand. KKR-52/0 after 7 overs

7.58pm
4,4,6-End of Powerplay!

Rana is also showing some strong character and making the most of the opportunity. He has certainly exploited the conditions with back to back boundaries and then a maximum. KKR-48/0 after 6 overs

7.53pm

Lungi Ngidi comes into the attack for the first time tonight. He is coming back after a long break. Starts off with two dots before Gill taps one to backward point and runs a single. Rana too plays two dots, he is struggling a little in the middle to get bat on ball. Five off the over. KKR-33/0 after 5 overs

7.49pm

Curran continues. Top shot from Gill again to start the over with a boundary. Boundary and a single to start the over and then four dots, all consumed by Rana. Just five off the over. KKR-28/0 after 4 overs

7.43pm

Chahar continues, no swing from Chahar on the first ball and Gill puts it away for a boundary in style. Good comeback from Chahar with just three off the five next balls. Rana still looking to get his eye in. Seven off the over. KKR-23/- after 3 overs

7.38pm
Tight over from Sam Curran

Sam Curran bowls a beautiful over. Covers up the damage done by the KKR batters in the opening over. Just three runs off the over and as many dots. KKR-16/0 after 2 overs

7.34pm
Costly start from CSK

Gill begins the innings on a positive note. Rana also off the mark with a boundary. Good start this for KKR. Some edges flew but the openers are looking to bat with positive intent. 13 off the first over. KKR-13/0 after 1 over

7.32pm
Back to back boundaries from Gill!

Shubman Gill goes off the mark with back to back boundaries. Amazing start to the KKR ininngs.

7.30pm
Aaaand we are underway!

Here we go! Gill-Rana open for KKR; Chahar to start proceeding for CSK.

7.06pm
CSK Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi

 

 

7.05pm
KKR Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy.

 

7pm
Toss Results

CSK wins toss and opts to bowl first

Eoin Morgan: Andre Russell is not near fit yet so he misses out today. We can only control what we can do. We have had an up and down season. We are against a good CSK side

MS Dhoni: We are bowling first, bit worried about the dew. We had some dew during practice, so it’s better to bat second with dew around. We haven’t been at our best, that’s the reason we have been lagging behind. Quite a few changes, Faf, Tahir out. Watto, Lungi in.

 

 

 

6.55pm
CSK all raring to go for tonight!

6.29pm
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6pm

We are exactly one hour away from toss.

Pitch Conditions: A sudden unpredictability has been dissolved in the scoring patterns of late. Though the tracks have certainly gotten slower and drier with time, teams have managed to both defend and chase. At this venue, especially the pacers who have mixed their lengths have been able to reap more success. There will be some dew in the second half of the game, although it would not have any material bearing on the game

5.30pm
KKR will be counting on Lockie Ferguson’s performance tonight!

Lockie Ferguson has been a great addition to KKR’s bowling attack in IPL 2020. Despite entering late in the IPL 2020, Lockie has already bowled 21 out of 100 fastest deliveries of this IPL – 3rd most after Archer (41) and Rabada (28). Lockie also has the 2nd best economy among the 41 pacers who has bowled 10 or more overs in IPL 2020.

5.05pm
Will KKR play Russell tonight?

The question on everyone’s mind: will Andre Russell play tonight vs Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings? Is Russell fit? If he is, then is he available for selection? It’s a must win game for KKR. If Eoin Morgan’s men lose tonight, the road to playoffs will become a tad more steep.

4.24pm
Last IPL meeting- KKR (167/10 in 20 overs) beat CSK (157/5 in 20 overs) by 10 runs.

Earlier this season, the sides had squared off in Abu Dhabi on October 7, Wednesday. Kolkata beat Chennai by 10 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on the back of Rahul Tripathi’s 51-ball 81. Super Kings opener Shane Watson scored a half-century as well, while all-rounder Dwayne Bravo claimed a three-wicket haul.

3.59pm
Check out why MS Dhoni’s CSK can be party-poopers for KKR’s Playoffs hopes

MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is already out of the Dream11 IPL 2020 Playoffs race after a poor string of performances. However, their role in the tournament is far from over. With no teams guaranteeing a playoffs spot yet, the race has indeed heated up and CSK will be playing a big role in deciding the fate of the Top 4. (Read More)

3.30pm
Milestone Alert!

Deepak Chahar needs 5 wickets to complete 50 IPL wickets.
Ravindra Jadeja is 1 catch away from completing 50 IPL catches for CSK.
Rahul Tripathi needs 53 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs.
Nitish Rana requires 87 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs for KKR.

3.10pm
Can KKR stay alive in the Playoffs race tonight?

Chennai SUPER Kings is already eliminated but they can spoil the party for KKR. KKR with 12 points from 12 matches need to win today’s game to keep themselves in the hunt for Playoff place.

If KKR lose, they will be more or less go out of the IPL 2020 Playoff race because of extremely inferior NET RUN RATE.

CSK vs KKR in IPL 2020 : Check our Dream11 Fantasy Predictions

CSK vs KKR in Dream11 IPL 2020 : Fantasy Tips for Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

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Fantasy Tip 1 – Andre Russell has been practicing and should make a comeback in KKR XI tonite. Who will sit out, will be big question ?

Fantasy Tip 2 – Both these teams have struggled with their batting, both have been inconsistent. Pick players who are consistent. Du Plessis, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj, Morgan, MS Dhoni will be our top 5
 
Fantasy Tip 3 – Andre Russell, Sam Curran as allrounders 
 
Fantasy Tip 4 – Our recommendation for pace-bowlers slot, Deepak Chahar & Lockie Ferguson
 
Fantasy Tip 5 – Pick Imran Tahir and Varun Chakravarthy as spinners. 
 

Our Recommended Fantasy XI : Faf du Plessis, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Eoin Morgan, MS Dhoni, Andre Russell, Sam Curran, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson