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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai,, Date - 30/04/2012, Toss won by - Chennai Super Kings
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Commentary (Kolkata Knight Riders innings)

That's it for this game. Tomorrow is a double header involving Hyderabad-Pune and Jaipur-Delhi. The action starts at 1600 IST and we look forward to your company then. Cheers!!!

Gautam Gambhir was awarded with the Man of the Match trophy but the Kolkata skipper decided to hand it to Debabrata Das who finished off the game for them.

Gautam Gambhir anchored the run chase with a well compiled 63 and was involved in a couple of crucial partnerships with Kallis and Tiwary. Chennai did well to drag it down to the last over but to be honest they were never in the hunt except the last over. The bowling for the hosts was also good but they didn't have enough runs to defend. Some soul-searching needed for the Dhoni-led side.

Kolkata have registered their fourth win on the trot by thumping Chennai in their own backyard. The visitors made it pretty tense towards the end giving Chennai some hope but then Debabrata Das kept cool head with a 4-ball 11 cameo to steer his side home.

19.4 R Ashwin to D Das, FOUR! Kolkata win by 5 wickets! Tossed up delivery on off at 92.9 kph, Das latches onto it and hammers it with the spin over mid-wicket for a boundary. Ashwin is down on his haunches in disappointment while smiles all around in the Kolkata camp. 140/5

Laxmi Shukla is the new batsman. 4 needed off 3 balls!

19.3 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, OUT! The crowd is going mad! Tosses it up on off, Pathan tries to slog it across the line and gets a top edge. It flies high in the air and du Plessis takes the pressure catch at mid-wicket. 136/5

19.2 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, Loopy delivery outside off, Pathan tries to muscle it over long on but misses. 136/4

19.1 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, Flighted delivery outside off, a leg-break, Pathan stayed back and hammered it to sweeper cover for a couple. 136/4

Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl the last over. 6 needed off 6! Can he defend it?

18.6 D Bravo to Y Pathan, Bowls it full on middle, close to the blockhole, Pathan strokes it to long on and retains the strike. 10 runs off the over! 134/4

18.5 D Bravo to Y Pathan, A half-volley outside off, driven firmly to wide long off for a couple. 133/4

18.4 D Bravo to D Das, A low full toss outside off, drilled through covers for a single. 131/4

18.3 D Bravo to D Das, Fuller length delivery outside off at 105.6 kph, heaved over covers for a couple. 10 needed off 9! 130/4

18.2 D Bravo to D Das, FOUR! That will calm the nerves in the dressing room! Bravo in an attempt to serve a yorker serves a full toss on the pads. Das whips it across the line and sends it screaming to the deep square leg fence. 128/4

Debabrata Das is the new batsman.

18.1 D Bravo to G Gambhir, OUT! Plumb LBW! Fuller length delivery pitched in the line of the stumps, Gambhir opens up for the slog across the line but misses. He is thudded on the pads and the finger goes up after the LBW appeal. Gambhir departs for a well made 63! Is there a twist in the tale? 124/4

16 needed off 12 balls. This will be a crucial over and it will be bowled by Bravo. Morne Morkel conceded just 3 against Jaipur last evening and it won his side the match. Can the West Indian emulate it tonight?

17.6 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, A long hop, Gambhir goes back and fetches it from outside off. He drags it to deep mid-wicket for one. 124/3

17.5 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 123/3

17.4 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Appeal for an LBW! A flighted off-spinner landed on leg and straightened a tad after pitching. Gambhir shuffled across to scoop it over short fine leg but missed. He was rapped on the pads and they all appealed. It was turned down and they crossed for a leg bye. That looked close! 122/3

17.3 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 121/3

17.2 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, A fractionally short of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir goes for the cut shot and gets a top edge. It balloons in the air and drops in front of the short third man fielder. They pick up a single. 120/3

17.1 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, Flighted delivery on off, tapped in front of point for a single. 119/3

Ashwin is back on.

16.6 A Morkel to Y Pathan, Serves a length delivery on the pads and an easy run pinched by Pathan at deep mid-wicket. 22 needed off 18 balls! 118/3

16.5 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Too full in length on middle, Gambhir opens up and helps it in front of square leg for a quick single. 117/3

16.4 A Morkel to Y Pathan, An over-pitched delivery on middle, flicked through square leg for a run. 116/3

16.3 A Morkel to Y Pathan, Fullish length delivery on middle, Pathan flicks it softly in the gap at mid-wicket and sprints back for the second run. Good running! 115/3

16.2 A Morkel to G Gambhir, On the pads, tucked fine to the leg side for one. 113/3

Yusuf Pathan arrives at the crease.

16.1 A Morkel to M Tiwary, OUT! Chennai are keeping themselves in hunt! Morkel dishes out a fuller length delivery on the pads and Tiwary is early with his flick shot. He plays it uppishly and Mahesh runs backward from square leg to take an easy catch. 28 needed off 23! 112/3

Morkel is back on.

15.6 S Raina to M Tiwary, Tucks it to the on side for another single. 9 runs off the over, 28 runs required from 24 balls! 112/2

15.5 S Raina to G Gambhir, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 111/2

15.4 S Raina to M Tiwary, This time he makes connection and pushes it in the gap at mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 110/2

15.3 S Raina to M Tiwary, Looks to flick it but misses and is hit on the pads. 109/2

15.2 S Raina to M Tiwary, FOUR! Full floated delivery on middle, Tiwary sits down on one knee and clobbers it over square leg for a boundary. 109/2

15.1 S Raina to M Tiwary, Turns it with the spin to the on side for a couple at deep mid-wicket. 105/2

14.6 D Bravo to G Gambhir, FOUR! Much better! Bravo once again hurls in a short delivery on middle at 134.2 kph, Gambhir gets on top of the bounce and pulls it nicely over mid-wicket for a boundary. 11 runs off the over and Kolkata need 37 more for a win off 30 balls! 103/2

14.5 D Bravo to G Gambhir, FOUR! That was in the air and Gambhir's heart would have been in his mouth for a moment! Just a touch short in length outside off, Gambhir stays back and slashes it uppishly past the diving cover fielder for a boundary. 99/2

14.4 D Bravo to M Tiwary, On the pads, worked off the pads behind square leg for one. 95/2

Fifty for Gautam Gambhir!

14.3 D Bravo to G Gambhir, Half-century! A short delivery on middle, Gambhir pulls it firmly to deep mid-wicket and completes a single. Good knock from the skipper but he needs to stay there till the end. 94/2

14.2 D Bravo to M Tiwary, Flicks a length delivery off his pads for a single at square leg. 93/2

14.1 D Bravo to M Tiwary, Howzzat? Short of a length delivery outside off, Tiwary tries to pull it across the line but misses. There is a noise as it goes past the batsman and Dhoni and company appeal for a caught behind. It is turned down and the replays show that the noise was of the ball brushing the pad. Good decision! 92/2

Strategic time-out!

13.6 S Raina to M Tiwary, Ticks it off his pads to the on side and crosses. 48 needed off 36 balls! 92/2

13.5 S Raina to G Gambhir, Goes back and cuts a short delivery through point for a run. 91/2

13.4 S Raina to M Tiwary, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 90/2

13.3 S Raina to G Gambhir, Plays it extremely late and in front of the middle stump. Risky shot but he does well to guide it to third man for one. 89/2

13.2 S Raina to G Gambhir, Stays back and punches it uppishly past the diving cover fielder for a couple. 88/2

13.1 S Raina to G Gambhir, Cuts it to the off side and comes forward for a single. He is sent back in time as the fielder misses the shy at his end. They are feeling the heat now! 86/2

12.6 D Bravo to G Gambhir, On the leg stump line, Gambhir fails to flick and they take a leg bye. 86/2

12.5 D Bravo to M Tiwary, Tries to work it across the line and gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls to mid-wicket and they cross for one. du Plessis is quick to pounce onto the ball but fails to score a direct hit at the striker's end. 85/2

12.4 D Bravo to M Tiwary, Chance of a run out! Missed! Back of a length delivery around off, Tiwary taps it in front of point and Gambhir is mid-way down the track looking for a single. Manoj shows no interest and Gambhir is stranded. Luckily the throw missed the stumps at the non-striker's end. 84/2

Manoj Tiwary strides out to the middle.

12.3 D Bravo to J Kallis, OUT! The golden-arm boy strikes and gets a big one too. A length delivery outside off, Kallis steps forward to whack it through covers but nicks it behind. Dhoni takes a good low catch and they start to celebrate. Kallis just quietly checks with the Chennai skipper that it was cleanly taken or not and after getting the confirmation walks back. End of a 70-run stand and Kolkata are 84/2, needing 56 for a win off 45 balls! 84/2

12.2 D Bravo to G Gambhir, Almost gone! A short delivery on middle, Gambhir opts for the pull shot but fails to get hold of it. It goes in the air and just over the leaping mid-wicket fielder. They pick up a single. 84/1

12.1 D Bravo to J Kallis, Drifting down the leg side, Kallis fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. They cross for a leg bye. 83/1

11.6 S Raina to J Kallis, Spears in a full length delivery, Kallis sends it down the ground to long on and retains the strike. 7 runs off the over! 82/1

11.5 S Raina to G Gambhir, A touch short in length outside off, punched to sweeper cover for one. 81/1

11.4 S Raina to J Kallis, Again fullish in length outside off, slogged over mid-wicket for a run. 80/1

11.3 S Raina to J Kallis, FOUR! Fuller length delivery on middle, Kallis clears his front leg and muscles it over mid-wicket for a boundary. It goes one bounce into the fence. 79/1

11.2 S Raina to J Kallis, Kallis has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 75/1

11.1 S Raina to J Kallis, Turns it off his pads to the on side but finds the fielder. 75/1

Suresh Raina into the attack.

10.6 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a couple. The fielder in the deep makes a valiant stop. 75/1

10.5 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Gambhir goes inside out over covers and lifts it over extra cover. Mahesh in the deep almost overruns it but recovers well. But all that allowed the batsmen to take two. 73/1

10.4 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Walks down to the leg side, creates room and eases it to long off for an easy single. 71/1

10.3 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Shorter delivery outside off, cut in front of point for a quick single. 70/1

10.2 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Full in length outside off, driven to long off for one. 69/1

10.1 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Fires in a fuller length delivery, Kallis pushes it back to the bowler. 68/1

9.6 D Bravo to J Kallis, Offers width outside off at 114.8 kph, Kallis stands tall and punches it to deep point for a run. 68/1

9.5 D Bravo to J Kallis, A clever slower delivery outside off at 111.6 kph, Kallis is beaten by the change of pace and fails to put bat on ball. 67/1

9.4 D Bravo to G Gambhir, Tests the batsman with a short delivery at 128.1 kph, Gambhir pulls it over mid-wicket for a single. 67/1

9.3 D Bravo to J Kallis, Bowls it on the fuller length and closer to the off stump, Kallis stays back and punches it through covers for one. 66/1

9.2 D Bravo to J Kallis, Good length delivery outside off, Kallis with zero footwork tries to cut it through the line and misses. 65/1

9.1 D Bravo to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir opens the face to guide it to third man. They pick up a single. 65/1

Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack now.

Strategic time-out!

8.6 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 64/1

8.5 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single. 63/1

8.4 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, A yorker length delivery outside off, Gambhir squeezes it out with an angled bat to short third man. Morkel gets forward to catch it but it drops in front of him and sneaks through him. They pick up a single. 62/1

8.4 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Wide! Fires a quicker one at 96 kph but it goes wide outside off. 61/1

8.3 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 60/1

8.2 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery on middle, forced to wide long on for a single. 59/1

8.1 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Quicker and flatter delivery outside off, dabbed straight to short third man. 58/1

Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now.

7.6 Yo Mahesh to G Gambhir, On the pads, flicked to deep backward square leg for one. 58/1

7.5 Yo Mahesh to G Gambhir, FOUR! Uppish but safe! A fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman at 135.5 kph, Gambhir is in no control of his square drive and slices it in the air past the diving point fielder for a boundary. 57/1

7.4 Yo Mahesh to J Kallis, Direct hit but safe! Kallis works a length delivery off his pads to short fine leg and calls his partner through for a quick single. Gambhir sprints to the other end and makes it quite easily as the fielder scores a direct hit at his end. Third umpire was consulted for the same and NOT OUT flashed on the giant screen. 53/1

7.4 Yo Mahesh to J Kallis, Wide! Serves a full toss down the leg side, Kallis misses the chance of cashing in with a flick to the fine leg fence. 52/1

7.4 Yo Mahesh to J Kallis, Wide! The batsman gives the charge by walking across the stumps and Mahesh bowls it down the leg side. Kallis fails to flick it. 51/1

7.3 Yo Mahesh to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery around off at 134.1 kph, Gambhir bunts it in front of point for a brisk single. 50 up for Kolkata! 50/1

7.2 Yo Mahesh to J Kallis, Fuller length delivery angling into the batsman, Kallis clips it off his pads to deep square leg and jogs for a single. 49/1

7.1 Yo Mahesh to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman at 132.8 kph, Gambhir stays back and guides it through cover-point for one. 48/1

Yo Mahesh introduced into the attack.

6.6 S Jakati to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery on middle, forced to long on for one. 47/1

6.5 S Jakati to G Gambhir, SIX! Full floated delivery outside off at 88.9 kph, Gambhir shimmies down the track and powers it over long on for a biggie. 46/1

6.4 S Jakati to J Kallis, Short and wide outside off, punched to sweeper cover for a run. 40/1

6.3 S Jakati to J Kallis, Flatter delivery outside off, at 86 kph, Kallis cuts it firmly in front of point. Dot ball. 39/1

6.2 S Jakati to G Gambhir, Gets to the pitch of the delivery and flicks it off his pads to deep mid-wicket. A single to keep the strike rotating. 39/1

6.1 S Jakati to J Kallis, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 38/1

Jakati is back on.

5.6 A Morkel to G Gambhir, One more ball on the leg stump line, Gambhir misses out on the flick shot and it comes off his pads. The ball rolls behind the stumps and Gauti looks for a leg bye. Dhoni is quick to pounce on it and Gambhir returns to his crease. End of the Powerplay Overs, Kolkata 37/1! 37/1

5.6 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Wide! Very sloppy from the bowler, giving too many extras. Once again Morkel slides one down the leg side. 37/1

5.5 A Morkel to J Kallis, On the pads, worked behind square leg for a single. 36/1

5.4 A Morkel to J Kallis, Hurls in a slower delivery, fuller in length outside off, Kallis hits it through the line but finds cover-point. 35/1

5.4 A Morkel to J Kallis, No ball for height! Once again Morkel tests his countryman with a bouncer and it goes over the batsman. Kallis tries to hook it but misses. 35/1

5.4 A Morkel to J Kallis, Wide! Short delivery and it goes well above head height. 34/1

5.3 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Heaves a fuller length delivery to the on side and a good fielding by the mid-wicket fielder restricts them for a single. 33/1

5.2 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Zippy delivery, slightly short on middle at 133.8 kph, Gambhir goes back for the cut shot but is beaten by the extra pace. 32/1

5.1 A Morkel to J Kallis, Length delivery outside off, Kallis steers it to point where the fielder makes a half stop. They cross for one. 32/1

4.6 R Ashwin to J Kallis, Flicks it off his pads to the on side for one. 31/1

4.5 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Rocks back and punches it through covers for a run. 30/1

4.4 R Ashwin to J Kallis, Fuller length delivery on off, pushed to extra cover for one. The fielder missed his shy at the non-striker's end otherwise it would have been close. 29/1

4.3 R Ashwin to J Kallis, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 28/1

4.2 R Ashwin to J Kallis, SIX! Full floated delivery on middle, Kallis goes down on one knee and swings his blade across the line. He makes good connection and deposits it over the square leg fence. 28/1

4.1 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Slow loopy delivery on off, Gambhir drives it with the turn to covers for one. 22/1

3.6 A Morkel to J Kallis, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 21/1

3.5 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery down the leg side, Gambhir fails to flick it and it comes off his pads. They cross for a leg bye. 21/1

3.4 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Outside off, cut straight to point. 20/1

3.3 A Morkel to G Gambhir, FOUR! Edgy! Short of a length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gambhir attempts to slash it through the line but gets a bottom edge. It goes on a bounce over the keeper's head for a boundary. 20/1

3.2 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Once again bowls it down the leg side, Gambhir works it off his pads but Dhoni does exceedingly well to dive to his right and makes a terrific stop. 16/1

3.2 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Wide! Sliding down the leg side, Gauti fails to get any wood behind it. 16/1

3.1 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery on the leg stump line, Gambhir stands tall and helps it to short fine leg. 15/1

2.6 R Ashwin to J Kallis, Flighted off-spinner on off, Kallis stays back and dabs it to the on side with the turn. Excellent over by Ashwin! 15/1

2.6 R Ashwin to J Kallis, Wide! A slow off-spinner turning down the leg side. 15/1

Jacques Kallis is the new batsman.

2.5 R Ashwin to B McCullum, OUT! McCullum was struggling against Ashwin and he succumbed under the pressure. It was a carrom ball and McCullum skipped down the track to power it over mid off. He failed to get the desired elevation and handed a straight forward chance to Jakati inside the circle. Kolkata 14/1 and need 126 more for a win. 14/1

2.4 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 14/0

2.3 R Ashwin to B McCullum, A carrom ball, drifting into the batsman and spinning away from the batsman, McCullum has no idea about it, looks to defend it off his front foot but misses. It hits him on the pads, they appeal but the umpire turns it down. Impact outside off! 14/0

2.2 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Tries to help it across the line but misses and is hit on the pads. Dot ball. 14/0

2.1 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Quicker off-spinner on off, McCullum lunges forward and plays it with the inside edge to mid-wicket. 14/0

Ravichandran Ashwin introduced into the attack.

1.6 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gambhir stays back and drives it straight to covers. Dot ball to end the over. Once again 7 runs off it! 14/0

1.6 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Wide! Sprays a short delivery down the leg side. 14/0

1.5 A Morkel to G Gambhir, FOUR! Boom! Short and wide outside off at 137.3 kph, Gambhir latches onto it and slaps it through point for a powerful boundary. He is particularly strong in that region. 13/0

1.4 A Morkel to B McCullum, Works it off his pads to the on side and pinches a single. 9/0

1.3 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Again a short of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir cuts it to point where the fielder makes a half stop. They cross for a single as the cover-point fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 8/0

1.2 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Snorter of a delivery! A well directed bouncer to the batsman at 136.0 kph, Gambhir looks to pull it across the line and gets a top edge onto his helmet. Ouch! 7/0

1.1 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir goes back and cuts it straight to point. 7/0

Albie Morkel to bowl from the Gate End.

0.6 S Jakati to B McCullum, Flighted delivery on middle and off, defended back to the bowler. 7 runs off the over, good start for Kolkata! 7/0

0.5 S Jakati to G Gambhir, Again on the pads, Gambhir works it through mid-wicket and takes a single. 7/0

0.4 S Jakati to B McCullum, Flatter delivery on the leg stump line, McCullum plays it off his pads to square leg for a single. 6/0

0.3 S Jakati to G Gambhir, Gets to the pitch of the delivery and flicks a fuller length delivery to deep mid-wicket for one. 5/0

0.2 S Jakati to G Gambhir, Little short in length outside off, Gauti cuts it straight to Mahesh at point. 4/0

0.1 S Jakati to G Gambhir, FOUR! Serves a friendly full toss outside off, an absolute gift, Gambhir walks down the track and cashes in by whacking it through covers. 4/0

Commentary (Chennai Super Kings innings)

That's it for this game. Tomorrow is a double header involving Hyderabad-Pune and Jaipur-Delhi. The action starts at 1600 IST and we look forward to your company then. Cheers!!!

Gautam Gambhir was awarded with the Man of the Match trophy but the Kolkata skipper decided to hand it to Debabrata Das who finished off the game for them.

Gautam Gambhir anchored the run chase with a well compiled 63 and was involved in a couple of crucial partnerships with Kallis and Tiwary. Chennai did well to drag it down to the last over but to be honest they were never in the hunt except the last over. The bowling for the hosts was also good but they didn't have enough runs to defend. Some soul-searching needed for the Dhoni-led side.

Kolkata have registered their fourth win on the trot by thumping Chennai in their own backyard. The visitors made it pretty tense towards the end giving Chennai some hope but then Debabrata Das kept cool head with a 4-ball 11 cameo to steer his side home.

19.4 R Ashwin to D Das, FOUR! Kolkata win by 5 wickets! Tossed up delivery on off at 92.9 kph, Das latches onto it and hammers it with the spin over mid-wicket for a boundary. Ashwin is down on his haunches in disappointment while smiles all around in the Kolkata camp. 140/5

Laxmi Shukla is the new batsman. 4 needed off 3 balls!

19.3 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, OUT! The crowd is going mad! Tosses it up on off, Pathan tries to slog it across the line and gets a top edge. It flies high in the air and du Plessis takes the pressure catch at mid-wicket. 136/5

19.2 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, Loopy delivery outside off, Pathan tries to muscle it over long on but misses. 136/4

19.1 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, Flighted delivery outside off, a leg-break, Pathan stayed back and hammered it to sweeper cover for a couple. 136/4

Terrific bowling performance by Kolkata to restrict Chennai to a below par total. Suresh Raina finally struck some form and looked good for his 44 but threw away his wicket at the wrong time. The innings struggled to get going after that and Kolkata tightened the screws courtesy some tight bowling. Dhoni remained unbeaten on 34 but he also found it difficult to play his shots as the home side managed just 41 in the last five overs. The bowling altogether was superb for Kolkata but Kallis with a two-fer was the best of the lot. Join us in a while for the chase...

19.6 S Narine to A Morkel, Once again the bowler is on the shorter side at 88.8 kph, Morkel gets down the track and pulls it to deep square leg for a couple. Chennai finish on 139/5! 139/5

19.5 S Narine to A Morkel, In the air.... DROPPED! Flighted delivery on middle, Morkel tried to slog it across the line but got a top edge. The ball flew in the air and Shukla ran in from the deep mid-wicket region but failed to hold on. Another couple! 137/5

19.4 S Narine to A Morkel, Arm ball, over-pitched outside off, Morkel muscles it over extra cover for a couple. Good stop in the deep by Tiwary. 135/5

19.3 S Narine to A Morkel, Once again a short delivery, Morkel goes back for a big heave but gets a bottom edge. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 133/5

19.2 S Narine to MS Dhoni, Again a bit short in length on off, Dhoni attempts to reverse pull it but misses. They take a bye. 131/5

19.1 S Narine to A Morkel, A touch short in length on off, Morkel goes on the back foot and cuts it to point for a single. 130/5

Out come the players on the field! Michael Hussey and Faf du Plessis are the openers for Chennai. Iqbal Abdulla to bowl first up from the Gate End. All set, here we go...

Chennai - Michael Hussey, Faf du Plessis, S Badrinath, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(c), Albie Morkel, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yo Mahesh, Shadab Jakati.

Kolkata - Gautam Gambhir(c), Brendon McCullum, Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Laxmi Shukla, Rajat Bhatia, Debabrata Das, Brett Lee, Sunil Narine, Iqbal Abdulla.

Toss - MS Dhoni flips the coin, Gautam Gambhir calls it incorrectly and CHENNAI WILL BAT! For the hosts, Michael Hussey and Yo Mahesh come in place of Nuwan Kulasekara and Wriddhiman Saha. Gambhir says that the wicket will not change much and they would look to restrict the home side to a decent total. Also informs that they are going in with an unchanged playing XI.

The home side has been pretty inconsistent this season and they need to be on top of their game when they face Kolkata who are currently on a three-match winning streak. Both sides are facing each other for the first time this year and on current form the visitors will be the favourites. However, to write off Chennai in their own den would not be that easy. Sit back and enjoy the contest...

Greetings to all our viewers and welcome to the coverage of Match 41 of the Indian T20 League between Chennai and Kolkata at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk.

Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl the last over. 6 needed off 6! Can he defend it?

18.6 D Bravo to Y Pathan, Bowls it full on middle, close to the blockhole, Pathan strokes it to long on and retains the strike. 10 runs off the over! 134/4

18.5 D Bravo to Y Pathan, A half-volley outside off, driven firmly to wide long off for a couple. 133/4

18.4 D Bravo to D Das, A low full toss outside off, drilled through covers for a single. 131/4

18.3 D Bravo to D Das, Fuller length delivery outside off at 105.6 kph, heaved over covers for a couple. 10 needed off 9! 130/4

18.2 D Bravo to D Das, FOUR! That will calm the nerves in the dressing room! Bravo in an attempt to serve a yorker serves a full toss on the pads. Das whips it across the line and sends it screaming to the deep square leg fence. 128/4

Debabrata Das is the new batsman.

18.1 D Bravo to G Gambhir, OUT! Plumb LBW! Fuller length delivery pitched in the line of the stumps, Gambhir opens up for the slog across the line but misses. He is thudded on the pads and the finger goes up after the LBW appeal. Gambhir departs for a well made 63! Is there a twist in the tale? 124/4

Sunil Narine to bowl the last over...

18.6 B Lee to A Morkel, Right in the blockhole outside off, Morkel forces it to long off for a single. 129/5

MS Dhoni seems to have pulled his muscle of the right leg. The physio is out attending!

18.5 B Lee to A Morkel, Fuller length delivery on middle and off at 136.3 kph, Morkel drills it back past the bowler and it races down the ground. Tiwary does well to stop it from crossing the ropes. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 128/5

18.4 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery angling into the batsman, Dhoni hits it across the line to square leg and crosses. 126/5

18.3 B Lee to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni gets a gift outside off, a friendly full toss and he reaches out for it to hammer it behind point. 125/5

18.2 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Hurls in a slower delivery at 97.7 kph, full on middle, Dhoni chips it over mid on for a couple. 121/5

18.1 B Lee to A Morkel, Comes from round the wicket and fires in a fuller length delivery. Morkel drives it to covers for a single. 119/5

16 needed off 12 balls. This will be a crucial over and it will be bowled by Bravo. Morne Morkel conceded just 3 against Jaipur last evening and it won his side the match. Can the West Indian emulate it tonight?

17.6 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, A long hop, Gambhir goes back and fetches it from outside off. He drags it to deep mid-wicket for one. 124/3

17.5 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 123/3

17.4 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Appeal for an LBW! A flighted off-spinner landed on leg and straightened a tad after pitching. Gambhir shuffled across to scoop it over short fine leg but missed. He was rapped on the pads and they all appealed. It was turned down and they crossed for a leg bye. That looked close! 122/3

17.3 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 121/3

17.2 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, A fractionally short of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir goes for the cut shot and gets a top edge. It balloons in the air and drops in front of the short third man fielder. They pick up a single. 120/3

17.1 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, Flighted delivery on off, tapped in front of point for a single. 119/3

Albie Morkel arrives at the crease.

17.6 S Narine to R Jadeja, OUT! Narine removes the million dollar baby! Jadeja shimmies down the track for a massive hit over long on but fails to get the desired distance. It balloons in the air and Das grabs a skier nicely in the deep. Chennai have lost their fifth wicket for 118. 118/5

17.5 S Narine to MS Dhoni, Carrom-ball on off, Dhoni leans forward to work it across the line but gets a leading edge to cover-point. A single. 118/4

17.4 S Narine to R Jadeja, Gets forward and pushes it through covers for a single. 117/4

17.3 S Narine to R Jadeja, Quicker off-spinner on off, Jadeja looks to cut it and misses. 116/4

17.2 S Narine to MS Dhoni, Outside off, hit to covers for a single. 116/4

17.1 S Narine to MS Dhoni, Length delivery down the leg side, Dhoni stands tall and maneuvers it to mid-wicket for a couple. 115/4

Ashwin is back on.

16.6 A Morkel to Y Pathan, Serves a length delivery on the pads and an easy run pinched by Pathan at deep mid-wicket. 22 needed off 18 balls! 118/3

16.5 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Too full in length on middle, Gambhir opens up and helps it in front of square leg for a quick single. 117/3

16.4 A Morkel to Y Pathan, An over-pitched delivery on middle, flicked through square leg for a run. 116/3

16.3 A Morkel to Y Pathan, Fullish length delivery on middle, Pathan flicks it softly in the gap at mid-wicket and sprints back for the second run. Good running! 115/3

16.2 A Morkel to G Gambhir, On the pads, tucked fine to the leg side for one. 113/3

Yusuf Pathan arrives at the crease.

16.1 A Morkel to M Tiwary, OUT! Chennai are keeping themselves in hunt! Morkel dishes out a fuller length delivery on the pads and Tiwary is early with his flick shot. He plays it uppishly and Mahesh runs backward from square leg to take an easy catch. 28 needed off 23! 112/3

16.6 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Terrific yorker in the blockhole at 140.7 kph, Dhoni digs it out to covers and crosses. 113/4

16.5 B Lee to R Jadeja, Length delivery on the leg stump line at 135 kph, Jadeja works it off his pads to deep square leg for one. 112/4

16.4 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Hurls in a clever slower delivery, full in length at 109 kph, Dhoni flicks it off his pads to mid-wicket for one. 111/4

16.3 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Just a fractionally over-pitched delivery around off, Dhoni heaves it across the line and sends it to deep square leg for two. 110/4

16.2 B Lee to MS Dhoni, Fetches a full length delivery from outside off and helps it wide of mid-wicket. A couple. 108/4

16.1 B Lee to MS Dhoni, FOUR! A fuller length delivery pitched wide outside off at 138 kph, Dhoni stretches out for it and steers it through point for a boundary. 106/4

Morkel is back on.

15.6 S Raina to M Tiwary, Tucks it to the on side for another single. 9 runs off the over, 28 runs required from 24 balls! 112/2

15.5 S Raina to G Gambhir, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 111/2

15.4 S Raina to M Tiwary, This time he makes connection and pushes it in the gap at mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 110/2

15.3 S Raina to M Tiwary, Looks to flick it but misses and is hit on the pads. 109/2

15.2 S Raina to M Tiwary, FOUR! Full floated delivery on middle, Tiwary sits down on one knee and clobbers it over square leg for a boundary. 109/2

15.1 S Raina to M Tiwary, Turns it with the spin to the on side for a couple at deep mid-wicket. 105/2

Brett Lee is back for his final spell.

15.6 S Narine to MS Dhoni, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 102/4

15.5 S Narine to MS Dhoni, Quicker ball at 96.2 kph, around off, Dhoni looks to punch it through the line but mishits it to covers. Dot ball. 101/4

15.4 S Narine to R Jadeja, A touch short in length outside off, Jadeja goes back and pats it through point for one. 101/4

15.3 S Narine to R Jadeja, On middle, turned through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 100/4

15.2 S Narine to R Jadeja, Goes back and pushes it to the off side. He finds point! 98/4

15.1 S Narine to R Jadeja, Flatter delivery shaping away from the batsman, Jadeja goes on the back foot and punches it to covers. 98/4

14.6 D Bravo to G Gambhir, FOUR! Much better! Bravo once again hurls in a short delivery on middle at 134.2 kph, Gambhir gets on top of the bounce and pulls it nicely over mid-wicket for a boundary. 11 runs off the over and Kolkata need 37 more for a win off 30 balls! 103/2

14.5 D Bravo to G Gambhir, FOUR! That was in the air and Gambhir's heart would have been in his mouth for a moment! Just a touch short in length outside off, Gambhir stays back and slashes it uppishly past the diving cover fielder for a boundary. 99/2

14.4 D Bravo to M Tiwary, On the pads, worked off the pads behind square leg for one. 95/2

Fifty for Gautam Gambhir!

14.3 D Bravo to G Gambhir, Half-century! A short delivery on middle, Gambhir pulls it firmly to deep mid-wicket and completes a single. Good knock from the skipper but he needs to stay there till the end. 94/2

14.2 D Bravo to M Tiwary, Flicks a length delivery off his pads for a single at square leg. 93/2

14.1 D Bravo to M Tiwary, Howzzat? Short of a length delivery outside off, Tiwary tries to pull it across the line but misses. There is a noise as it goes past the batsman and Dhoni and company appeal for a caught behind. It is turned down and the replays show that the noise was of the ball brushing the pad. Good decision! 92/2

Narine into the attack now.

14.6 R Bhatia to R Jadeja, Good length delivery around off, Jadeja steers it to short third man to retain the strike. 6 runs off the over! 98/4

14.5 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, Drifting down the leg side, Dhoni chips it in the air and it goes safely to deep square leg. One run added to the total. 97/4

14.4 R Bhatia to R Jadeja, Full delivery outside off, punched down the ground for a single at long off. 96/4

14.3 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, Bowls it slower through the air and angles in a fuller length delivery at 98 kph. Dhoni fails to flick it and it comes off his pads. They cross for a leg bye. 95/4

14.2 R Bhatia to R Jadeja, Straighter delivery, Jadeja works it off his pads to square leg for a single. 94/4

14.1 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, Fuller length delivery on off at 114.8 kph, Dhoni eases it to long on for one. 93/4

Strategic time-out!

13.6 S Raina to M Tiwary, Ticks it off his pads to the on side and crosses. 48 needed off 36 balls! 92/2

13.5 S Raina to G Gambhir, Goes back and cuts a short delivery through point for a run. 91/2

13.4 S Raina to M Tiwary, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 90/2

13.3 S Raina to G Gambhir, Plays it extremely late and in front of the middle stump. Risky shot but he does well to guide it to third man for one. 89/2

13.2 S Raina to G Gambhir, Stays back and punches it uppishly past the diving cover fielder for a couple. 88/2

13.1 S Raina to G Gambhir, Cuts it to the off side and comes forward for a single. He is sent back in time as the fielder misses the shy at his end. They are feeling the heat now! 86/2

Bhatia is back into the attack.

13.6 I Abdulla to MS Dhoni, Gets on the front foot and finds the gap at covers. They pick up a single. 92/4

13.5 I Abdulla to MS Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, punched straight to covers. Dot ball. 91/4

13.4 I Abdulla to R Jadeja, Down the leg side, Jadeja fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. They cross for a leg bye. 91/4

13.3 I Abdulla to MS Dhoni, Another quicker one on off, stroked to covers for a swift single. 90/4

13.2 I Abdulla to MS Dhoni, Flatter delivery on middle and off, pushed to mid off. 89/4

13.1 I Abdulla to R Jadeja, Flighted delivery on off, Jadeja pushes it to covers and crosses for a single. 89/4

12.6 D Bravo to G Gambhir, On the leg stump line, Gambhir fails to flick and they take a leg bye. 86/2

12.5 D Bravo to M Tiwary, Tries to work it across the line and gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls to mid-wicket and they cross for one. du Plessis is quick to pounce onto the ball but fails to score a direct hit at the striker's end. 85/2

12.4 D Bravo to M Tiwary, Chance of a run out! Missed! Back of a length delivery around off, Tiwary taps it in front of point and Gambhir is mid-way down the track looking for a single. Manoj shows no interest and Gambhir is stranded. Luckily the throw missed the stumps at the non-striker's end. 84/2

Manoj Tiwary strides out to the middle.

12.3 D Bravo to J Kallis, OUT! The golden-arm boy strikes and gets a big one too. A length delivery outside off, Kallis steps forward to whack it through covers but nicks it behind. Dhoni takes a good low catch and they start to celebrate. Kallis just quietly checks with the Chennai skipper that it was cleanly taken or not and after getting the confirmation walks back. End of a 70-run stand and Kolkata are 84/2, needing 56 for a win off 45 balls! 84/2

12.2 D Bravo to G Gambhir, Almost gone! A short delivery on middle, Gambhir opts for the pull shot but fails to get hold of it. It goes in the air and just over the leaping mid-wicket fielder. They pick up a single. 84/1

12.1 D Bravo to J Kallis, Drifting down the leg side, Kallis fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. They cross for a leg bye. 83/1

Ravindra Jadeja comes out to the middle to join his skipper. Abdulla comes back into the attack now.

Strategic time-out! End of a superb spell by Kallis, 4 overs two for 21 tonight!

12.6 J Kallis to S Raina, OUT! Crucial wicket for Kolkata as Raina departs! Fuller length delivery on middle and off at 127.9 kph, Raina opens up for a massive slog across the line but mishits it miles up in the air. It his high but not handsome as Pathan settles underneath it at square leg to take the catch. Chennai are four down for 88! 88/4

12.5 J Kallis to MS Dhoni, Short delivery, Dhoni jumps out of the crease for the pull shot and gets a bottom edge. It squirts through square leg for a run. 88/3

12.4 J Kallis to S Raina, Over-pitched delivery on middle, Raina walked to the leg side and stroked it to long off for one. 87/3

12.3 J Kallis to S Raina, A slower ball bounce outside off at 117 kph, Raina flashes his blade through the line and misses due to the slowness of the ball. 86/3

12.2 J Kallis to MS Dhoni, Fullish and on the pads, clipped through square leg for one. 86/3

12.1 J Kallis to S Raina, Fuller length delivery on middle and off, Raina presented a straight bat and pushed it back past the bowler for a single. 85/3

11.6 S Raina to J Kallis, Spears in a full length delivery, Kallis sends it down the ground to long on and retains the strike. 7 runs off the over! 82/1

11.5 S Raina to G Gambhir, A touch short in length outside off, punched to sweeper cover for one. 81/1

11.4 S Raina to J Kallis, Again fullish in length outside off, slogged over mid-wicket for a run. 80/1

11.3 S Raina to J Kallis, FOUR! Fuller length delivery on middle, Kallis clears his front leg and muscles it over mid-wicket for a boundary. It goes one bounce into the fence. 79/1

11.2 S Raina to J Kallis, Kallis has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 75/1

11.1 S Raina to J Kallis, Turns it off his pads to the on side but finds the fielder. 75/1

11.6 L Shukla to MS Dhoni, Looks to force it through the line and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 84/3

11.5 L Shukla to MS Dhoni, Attempts to cut a short delivery outside his off stump and it runs off the bottom edge to third man. A couple of runs again! 84/3

11.4 L Shukla to MS Dhoni, Over-pitched delivery down the leg side, clipped off the pads through square leg. Lee put in a dive in the deep and saved a couple. Well, the replays showed that Lee's back leg was touching the ropes while he was throwing it back in play. The on-field umpire is unaware of it! 82/3

11.3 L Shukla to S Raina, Drifting down the leg side, hit across the line to deep square leg for one. 80/3

11.2 L Shukla to MS Dhoni, A touch short in length outside off, Dhoni flashes his blade through the line and gets a bottom edge past extra cover. A single. 79/3

11.1 L Shukla to S Raina, Good length delivery on middle and off, pushed to long off for one. 78/3

Suresh Raina into the attack.

10.6 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a couple. The fielder in the deep makes a valiant stop. 75/1

10.5 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Gambhir goes inside out over covers and lifts it over extra cover. Mahesh in the deep almost overruns it but recovers well. But all that allowed the batsmen to take two. 73/1

10.4 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Walks down to the leg side, creates room and eases it to long off for an easy single. 71/1

10.3 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Shorter delivery outside off, cut in front of point for a quick single. 70/1

10.2 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Full in length outside off, driven to long off for one. 69/1

10.1 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Fires in a fuller length delivery, Kallis pushes it back to the bowler. 68/1

Shukla into the attack now.

10.6 J Kallis to S Raina, Outside off, dabbed to third man for one. Excellent over by Kallis, a wicket and only 3 runs off it! 77/3

10.5 J Kallis to MS Dhoni, Another short delivery, Dhoni looks to play the horizontal bat shot but gets a big inside edge onto the thigh pad. They steal a single. 76/3

10.4 J Kallis to MS Dhoni, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 75/3

10.3 J Kallis to MS Dhoni, Short delivery angling into the batsman, Dhoni tries to pull it across the line but is a fraction late. He gets hit on the thigh pad and the wide slip fielder dives to stop the ball. MSD looks for a leg bye but is sent back by Raina. 75/3

10.2 J Kallis to S Raina, Fuller length delivery on middle, punched down to long on for a single. 75/3

Skipper MS Dhoni walks out to the middle.

10.1 J Kallis to D Bravo, OUT! Perishes in the deep. Kallis angles in a fuller length delivery at 134.2 kph and Bravo goes back to power it over long on. He fails to get any timing behind the shot and Abdulla takes a good running catch in the deep. Chennai three down for 74! 74/3

9.6 D Bravo to J Kallis, Offers width outside off at 114.8 kph, Kallis stands tall and punches it to deep point for a run. 68/1

9.5 D Bravo to J Kallis, A clever slower delivery outside off at 111.6 kph, Kallis is beaten by the change of pace and fails to put bat on ball. 67/1

9.4 D Bravo to G Gambhir, Tests the batsman with a short delivery at 128.1 kph, Gambhir pulls it over mid-wicket for a single. 67/1

9.3 D Bravo to J Kallis, Bowls it on the fuller length and closer to the off stump, Kallis stays back and punches it through covers for one. 66/1

9.2 D Bravo to J Kallis, Good length delivery outside off, Kallis with zero footwork tries to cut it through the line and misses. 65/1

9.1 D Bravo to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir opens the face to guide it to third man. They pick up a single. 65/1

9.6 R Bhatia to D Bravo, Goes after a fuller length delivery outside off and drives it through covers for a single. 74/2

9.6 R Bhatia to D Bravo, Chance of a stumping! Missed! Bhatia sees the batsman dancing down the track and fires one down the leg side. Bravo misses the flick shot and McCullum fumbles in his take. The Umpire signals a wide. 73/2

9.5 R Bhatia to S Raina, Fuller ball outside off at 99 kph, Raina reaches out for it and guides it to short third man. A single. 72/2

9.4 R Bhatia to S Raina, On the pads, tucked to square leg. Another dot ball. 71/2

9.3 R Bhatia to S Raina, Again fullish length delivery down the leg side, flicked straight to short fine leg. No run. 71/2

9.2 R Bhatia to D Bravo, Fuller length delivery on off, forced to long off. 71/2

9.1 R Bhatia to S Raina, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman at 99 kph, Raina checks his drive at the last second and chips it over covers for a couple. Poor throw from the deep by Lee and they pinch an extra run. 70/2

Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack now.

Strategic time-out!

8.6 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 64/1

8.5 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single. 63/1

8.4 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, A yorker length delivery outside off, Gambhir squeezes it out with an angled bat to short third man. Morkel gets forward to catch it but it drops in front of him and sneaks through him. They pick up a single. 62/1

8.4 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Wide! Fires a quicker one at 96 kph but it goes wide outside off. 61/1

8.3 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 60/1

8.2 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery on middle, forced to wide long on for a single. 59/1

8.1 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Quicker and flatter delivery outside off, dabbed straight to short third man. 58/1

8.6 J Kallis to D Bravo, Back of a length delivery on off, Bravo gets on top of the bounce and taps it in front of point. 7 runs off the over! 67/2

8.5 J Kallis to D Bravo, Bouncer at 138.7 kph! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him. 67/2

8.5 J Kallis to D Bravo, Wide! Another short delivery attempted but down the leg side. 67/2

8.4 J Kallis to S Raina, Short of a length delivery outside off at 133.4 kph, Raina charges down the track and slaps it over cover-point for a single. 66/2

8.3 J Kallis to S Raina, Off-cutter outside off, cut straight to point. Dot ball. 65/2

8.2 J Kallis to S Raina, FOUR! Cheeky! Kallis attempts a slower delivery at 115.0 kph but serves it down the leg side. Raina leans across, waits for it and deflect it off his pads to the fine leg fence. 65/2

8.1 J Kallis to D Bravo, Length delivery outside off, Bravo dabs it to third man for one. 61/2

Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now.

7.6 Yo Mahesh to G Gambhir, On the pads, flicked to deep backward square leg for one. 58/1

7.5 Yo Mahesh to G Gambhir, FOUR! Uppish but safe! A fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman at 135.5 kph, Gambhir is in no control of his square drive and slices it in the air past the diving point fielder for a boundary. 57/1

7.4 Yo Mahesh to J Kallis, Direct hit but safe! Kallis works a length delivery off his pads to short fine leg and calls his partner through for a quick single. Gambhir sprints to the other end and makes it quite easily as the fielder scores a direct hit at his end. Third umpire was consulted for the same and NOT OUT flashed on the giant screen. 53/1

7.4 Yo Mahesh to J Kallis, Wide! Serves a full toss down the leg side, Kallis misses the chance of cashing in with a flick to the fine leg fence. 52/1

7.4 Yo Mahesh to J Kallis, Wide! The batsman gives the charge by walking across the stumps and Mahesh bowls it down the leg side. Kallis fails to flick it. 51/1

7.3 Yo Mahesh to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery around off at 134.1 kph, Gambhir bunts it in front of point for a brisk single. 50 up for Kolkata! 50/1

7.2 Yo Mahesh to J Kallis, Fuller length delivery angling into the batsman, Kallis clips it off his pads to deep square leg and jogs for a single. 49/1

7.1 Yo Mahesh to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman at 132.8 kph, Gambhir stays back and guides it through cover-point for one. 48/1

Strategic time-out!

7.6 R Bhatia to D Bravo, On middle and off, turned to deep square leg for a run. 60/2

7.5 R Bhatia to S Raina, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 59/2

7.4 R Bhatia to S Raina, FOUR! Poor, poor delivery with fine leg inside the circle. Bhatia hurls it down the leg side and Raina muscles it over short fine leg for a boundary. 58/2

7.3 R Bhatia to S Raina, Again too leg sidish from the bowler, Raina flicks it nicely in the gap at square leg and sprint back for the second run. 54/2

7.2 R Bhatia to D Bravo, Good length delivery on off, punched down to long off for one. 52/2

7.1 R Bhatia to S Raina, Fuller length delivery on the leg stump line at 110.3 kph, Raina works it off his pads to deep mid-wicket and jogs for a single. 51/2

Yo Mahesh introduced into the attack.

6.6 S Jakati to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery on middle, forced to long on for one. 47/1

6.5 S Jakati to G Gambhir, SIX! Full floated delivery outside off at 88.9 kph, Gambhir shimmies down the track and powers it over long on for a biggie. 46/1

6.4 S Jakati to J Kallis, Short and wide outside off, punched to sweeper cover for a run. 40/1

6.3 S Jakati to J Kallis, Flatter delivery outside off, at 86 kph, Kallis cuts it firmly in front of point. Dot ball. 39/1

6.2 S Jakati to G Gambhir, Gets to the pitch of the delivery and flicks it off his pads to deep mid-wicket. A single to keep the strike rotating. 39/1

6.1 S Jakati to J Kallis, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 38/1

Rajat Bhatia into the attack.

6.6 J Kallis to S Raina, Another short delivery outside off, Raina strokes it to third man for one. 7 runs off the over, 50 up for Chennai! 50/2

6.5 J Kallis to S Raina, Slower short delivery on middle and off, Raina attempts an upper cut but fails to execute it. 49/2

6.4 J Kallis to D Bravo, A touch short in length on off at 137.8 kph, Bravo gets on top of the bounce and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 49/2

6.3 J Kallis to D Bravo, Fuller delivery on off, at 133.9 kph, Bravo gets forward and drives it straight to mid off. 48/2

6.2 J Kallis to S Raina, Waits for the delivery on the back foot and guides it to third man for one. 48/2

6.1 J Kallis to S Raina, FOUR! Back of a length delivery angling away from the batsman, Raina walks forward and drives it excellently through extra cover for a boundary. 47/2

Jakati is back on.

5.6 A Morkel to G Gambhir, One more ball on the leg stump line, Gambhir misses out on the flick shot and it comes off his pads. The ball rolls behind the stumps and Gauti looks for a leg bye. Dhoni is quick to pounce on it and Gambhir returns to his crease. End of the Powerplay Overs, Kolkata 37/1! 37/1

5.6 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Wide! Very sloppy from the bowler, giving too many extras. Once again Morkel slides one down the leg side. 37/1

5.5 A Morkel to J Kallis, On the pads, worked behind square leg for a single. 36/1

5.4 A Morkel to J Kallis, Hurls in a slower delivery, fuller in length outside off, Kallis hits it through the line but finds cover-point. 35/1

5.4 A Morkel to J Kallis, No ball for height! Once again Morkel tests his countryman with a bouncer and it goes over the batsman. Kallis tries to hook it but misses. 35/1

5.4 A Morkel to J Kallis, Wide! Short delivery and it goes well above head height. 34/1

5.3 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Heaves a fuller length delivery to the on side and a good fielding by the mid-wicket fielder restricts them for a single. 33/1

5.2 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Zippy delivery, slightly short on middle at 133.8 kph, Gambhir goes back for the cut shot but is beaten by the extra pace. 32/1

5.1 A Morkel to J Kallis, Length delivery outside off, Kallis steers it to point where the fielder makes a half stop. They cross for one. 32/1

Kallis is into the attack.

5.6 I Abdulla to D Bravo, SIX! Fantastic shot! Tossed up delivery outside off, Bravo leaned across and flicked it high and handsome over cow corner. Terrific timing! End of the Powerplay Overs, Chennai 43/2! 43/2

5.5 I Abdulla to D Bravo, Flighted delivery on middle, Bravo attempts to flick it but gets a little leading edge back to the bowler. A silly point was in place! 37/2

5.4 I Abdulla to S Raina, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 37/2

5.3 I Abdulla to S Raina, FOUR! Fuller and quicker and down the leg side at 90.3 kph, Raina got down on one knee and swept it firmly behind square leg. 36/2

5.2 I Abdulla to S Raina, Fractionally short in length around off, Raina stands back and punches it to covers. 32/2

5.1 I Abdulla to S Raina, Gets forward and and drives it back to the bowler. Abdulla does well in his follow through to stop the ball. 32/2

4.6 R Ashwin to J Kallis, Flicks it off his pads to the on side for one. 31/1

4.5 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Rocks back and punches it through covers for a run. 30/1

4.4 R Ashwin to J Kallis, Fuller length delivery on off, pushed to extra cover for one. The fielder missed his shy at the non-striker's end otherwise it would have been close. 29/1

4.3 R Ashwin to J Kallis, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 28/1

4.2 R Ashwin to J Kallis, SIX! Full floated delivery on middle, Kallis goes down on one knee and swings his blade across the line. He makes good connection and deposits it over the square leg fence. 28/1

4.1 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Slow loopy delivery on off, Gambhir drives it with the turn to covers for one. 22/1

Dwayne Bravo comes out to the middle. Abdulla is back into the attack as well.

4.6 S Narine to M Hussey, OUT! Suicidal run out! A flatter delivery on middle at 94.0 kph, Hussey goes back and tucks it to mid-wicket. He looks for a single but Raina shows no interest. Hussey is mid-way down the track and in the meanwhile Lee rushes to his right, puts in a slide and throws it back to the keeper. McCullum does the rest and Hussey is well short of his crease. Chennai 32/2! 32/2

4.5 S Narine to M Hussey, FOUR! Narine is culprit of bowling short this time, Hussey goes on the back foot, makes room and slaps it through cover point for a boundary. 32/1

4.4 S Narine to M Hussey, Beauty! Landed on middle and spun away after pitching. Hussey pushed inside the line and was beaten by the spin. 28/1

4.3 S Narine to S Raina, Full floated delivery on middle and off, Raina stretched forward and pushed it to mid off for a run. 28/1

4.2 S Narine to M Hussey, Quicker off-spinner on middle, Hussey goes on the back foot and turns it to mid-wicket for a quick single. Lee misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 27/1

4.1 S Narine to M Hussey, A touch short in length outside off, Hussey looks to cut it but misses. 26/1

3.6 A Morkel to J Kallis, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 21/1

3.5 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery down the leg side, Gambhir fails to flick it and it comes off his pads. They cross for a leg bye. 21/1

3.4 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Outside off, cut straight to point. 20/1

3.3 A Morkel to G Gambhir, FOUR! Edgy! Short of a length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gambhir attempts to slash it through the line but gets a bottom edge. It goes on a bounce over the keeper's head for a boundary. 20/1

3.2 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Once again bowls it down the leg side, Gambhir works it off his pads but Dhoni does exceedingly well to dive to his right and makes a terrific stop. 16/1

3.2 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Wide! Sliding down the leg side, Gauti fails to get any wood behind it. 16/1

3.1 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery on the leg stump line, Gambhir stands tall and helps it to short fine leg. 15/1

Sunil Narine introduced into the attack.

3.6 B Lee to S Raina, Over-pitched delivery on off, forced to mid off where the fielder fumbled and allowed a couple. 11 runs off the over! 26/1

3.5 B Lee to S Raina, SIX! Massive! Back of a length delivery outside off, Raina rises with the bounce and uses his bottom hand to power it over long off for a maximum. Terrific hit! 24/1

3.4 B Lee to M Hussey, Fullish ball on middle, bunted in front of mid off for a single. 18/1

3.3 B Lee to M Hussey, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Hussey goes for a full-blooded cover drive and gets a bottom edge. It races to third man and Narine makes a fine stop in the deep. Saves a couple. 17/1

3.2 B Lee to M Hussey, Full and straight, defended to the off side. Lee ran to his right and collected the ball. 15/1

3.1 B Lee to M Hussey, Action replay of the first ball that Binga bowled in his first over. It was a length ball seaming away from the batsman, Hussey swung his blade and failed to make any contact. 15/1

2.6 R Ashwin to J Kallis, Flighted off-spinner on off, Kallis stays back and dabs it to the on side with the turn. Excellent over by Ashwin! 15/1

2.6 R Ashwin to J Kallis, Wide! A slow off-spinner turning down the leg side. 15/1

Jacques Kallis is the new batsman.

2.5 R Ashwin to B McCullum, OUT! McCullum was struggling against Ashwin and he succumbed under the pressure. It was a carrom ball and McCullum skipped down the track to power it over mid off. He failed to get the desired elevation and handed a straight forward chance to Jakati inside the circle. Kolkata 14/1 and need 126 more for a win. 14/1

2.4 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 14/0

2.3 R Ashwin to B McCullum, A carrom ball, drifting into the batsman and spinning away from the batsman, McCullum has no idea about it, looks to defend it off his front foot but misses. It hits him on the pads, they appeal but the umpire turns it down. Impact outside off! 14/0

2.2 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Tries to help it across the line but misses and is hit on the pads. Dot ball. 14/0

2.1 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Quicker off-spinner on off, McCullum lunges forward and plays it with the inside edge to mid-wicket. 14/0

2.6 Y Pathan to M Hussey, Fuller length delivery on middle, turned to square leg to retain the strike. 15/1

2.5 Y Pathan to M Hussey, Flighted ball outside off, left alone by Hussey. 14/1

2.4 Y Pathan to S Raina, This time Raina looks to go inside out over covers but miscues it in the air over the bowler's head. The mid on fielder is back and they cross. 14/1

2.3 Y Pathan to S Raina, Tossed up delivery pitched full outside off, driven straight to covers. 13/1

2.2 Y Pathan to M Hussey, Risky! Attempts to go inside out over covers but fails to reach the pitch of the delivery. He spoons it in the air and just over the short third man fielder. They've managed to run three. 13/1

2.2 Y Pathan to M Hussey, Wide! Fuller length delivery fired down the leg side, Hussey failed to sweep it. 10/1

2.1 Y Pathan to M Hussey, FOUR! Starts with a short of a length delivery on middle and off, Hussey goes on the back foot, picks his spot and hits it firmly across the line to the deep square leg fence. 9/1

Ravichandran Ashwin introduced into the attack.

1.6 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gambhir stays back and drives it straight to covers. Dot ball to end the over. Once again 7 runs off it! 14/0

1.6 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Wide! Sprays a short delivery down the leg side. 14/0

1.5 A Morkel to G Gambhir, FOUR! Boom! Short and wide outside off at 137.3 kph, Gambhir latches onto it and slaps it through point for a powerful boundary. He is particularly strong in that region. 13/0

1.4 A Morkel to B McCullum, Works it off his pads to the on side and pinches a single. 9/0

1.3 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Again a short of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir cuts it to point where the fielder makes a half stop. They cross for a single as the cover-point fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 8/0

1.2 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Snorter of a delivery! A well directed bouncer to the batsman at 136.0 kph, Gambhir looks to pull it across the line and gets a top edge onto his helmet. Ouch! 7/0

1.1 A Morkel to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir goes back and cuts it straight to point. 7/0

Pathan into the attack now.

1.6 B Lee to S Raina, Back of a length delivery on middle and off at 138 kph, Raina gets on top of the bounce and defends it down. A fine over by Lee, just a run and a wicket off it! 5/1

1.5 B Lee to S Raina, Beauty of a delivery by Binga. A fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman at 142 kph, Raina looks to drive it through the line and misses. 5/1

Suresh Raina is the new batsman.

1.4 B Lee to du Plessis, OUT! A short of a length delivery around off at 138.4 kph, du Plessis attempts to pull it across the line but is a tad early and ends up getting an under edge. It's dying onto the keeper who does well to snap it inches above the turf. The umpires get together to discuss whether it carried or not and then signaled to the third umpire. The replays showed that McCullum did well to lean forward and pouch the catch. Faf gets the walking order and Chennai have lost their first wicket for 5! 5/1

1.3 B Lee to M Hussey, Goes on the back foot and taps it to the off side for one. 5/0

1.2 B Lee to M Hussey, Bowls in on a length around off at 138.6 kph and it nips back in gently to cramp the batsman for room. Hussey pushes at it and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 4/0

1.1 B Lee to M Hussey, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Hussey looks to heave it across the line but misses. 4/0

Albie Morkel to bowl from the Gate End.

0.6 S Jakati to B McCullum, Flighted delivery on middle and off, defended back to the bowler. 7 runs off the over, good start for Kolkata! 7/0

0.5 S Jakati to G Gambhir, Again on the pads, Gambhir works it through mid-wicket and takes a single. 7/0

0.4 S Jakati to B McCullum, Flatter delivery on the leg stump line, McCullum plays it off his pads to square leg for a single. 6/0

0.3 S Jakati to G Gambhir, Gets to the pitch of the delivery and flicks a fuller length delivery to deep mid-wicket for one. 5/0

0.2 S Jakati to G Gambhir, Little short in length outside off, Gauti cuts it straight to Mahesh at point. 4/0

0.1 S Jakati to G Gambhir, FOUR! Serves a friendly full toss outside off, an absolute gift, Gambhir walks down the track and cashes in by whacking it through covers. 4/0

Brett Lee to bowl from the Anna Pavilion End.

0.6 I Abdulla to M Hussey, On the pads, tucked to the left of the square leg fielder for a single to get off the mark. 4/0

0.5 I Abdulla to M Hussey, Quicker delivery, full on middle at 91 kph, Hussey defends it off his front foot. 3/0

0.4 I Abdulla to M Hussey, Flighted delivery on middle and off, Hussey worked it off his pads to short fine leg and looked for a run. He was sent back in time. 3/0

0.3 I Abdulla to du Plessis, Fuller in length on middle, flicked to square leg for one. 3/0

0.2 I Abdulla to du Plessis, Bowls it slower through the air and lands it around off, du Plessis defends it with an angled bat to cover-point. 2/0

0.1 I Abdulla to du Plessis, A nicely tossed up delivery, pitched full around off, Faf drove it uppishly past the diving cover fielder for a couple. 2/0

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