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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Eden Gardens, Kolkata,, Date - 14/05/2012, Toss won by - Chennai Super Kings
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Commentary (Chennai Super Kings innings)

Right then, that will end an action-packed day! Mumbai and Chennai picked crucial points today and are currently in the top four of the points table. Tomorrow Delhi is slated to meet Mohali and we look forward to your company at 2000 IST. Until next time, it's good bye and cheers!!!

Michael Hussey bags the Man of the Match award. He says that the first six overs were crucial when the ball was new. Further adds that the plan was to play smart and admits that it was not a great play from them but is satisfied with the result. Congratulates Bravo for hitting a six off the final delivery.

Harsha Bhogle tweets, "csk seem to leave it till too late but always back themselves. with so many stars believe someone will take them home... feel for rajat bhatia. great 18th, excellent 5 out of 6 balls in the 20th. but champions finish the game."

Chasing 159 for a win, the Chennai openers laid a solid 97-run stand upfront and it looked as if the Yellow Brigade will cruise to a comprehensive win. But Kolkata hung in there and after breaking the opening stand, pegged the visitors back with a few more wickets. Suddenly towards the end both sides had the chance but Chennai held on to their nerves and stole a win. Mind you, had the last ball not cleared the ropes, the campaign for the reigning champions would have been virtually over.

Chennai have edged out Kolkata in yet another last ball finish of the league and courtesy this win they have collected a crucial couple of points from the match. They are now leveled with Kolkata on the points table, with 17 points each and the defending champions are placed fourth on the basis of the run rate.

19.6 R Bhatia to D Bravo, SIX! Chennai win by 5 wickets! Bravo is the man of the moment as he finishes it in style with a biggie! Bhatia bowled so well in this over but when it mattered the most he served a rank full toss. Bravo unleashed his power behind it and sent it flying just over the long on fence. The Chennai dug out is ecstatic and contrasting scenes in the Kolkata camp. The crowd is also stunned into silence. What a game we had! Terrific! 160/5

5 runs needed off 1 ball!

19.5 R Bhatia to D Bravo, DOT BALL! Bhatia angles in a fuller length delivery, Bravo tries to yank it across the line but misses. McCullum attempts a stumping but Bravo's back foot is firmly inside the crease. Dwayne also loses the control of his bat and it lands at square leg. 154/5

19.4 R Bhatia to R Jadeja, Turns it off his pads to the on side for one. 5 off 2, you can cut the tension with a knife here! 154/5

19.3 R Bhatia to R Jadeja, Gets down the track and cracks a full toss to long on. He comes back for second. 6 needed off 3! 153/5

Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman.

19.2 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, OUT! Castled! And the Eden Gardens erupts in joy! Bhatia lands it on a length and in the line of the stumps at 102.6 kph. Dhoni attempts to heave it across the line but misses a straightforward delivery. The ball goes on to shatter the stumps and Bhatia is all pumped up. 151/5

19.1 R Bhatia to D Bravo, Well bowled, right in the blockhole on off, Bravo drills it to long off for one. 8 off 5 and Dhoni is on strike! What will he do? 151/4

9 runs needed off 6 balls. Rajat Bhatia is trusted to bowl it.

18.6 de Lange to MS Dhoni, Another fullish length delivery on off, Dhoni leans into the drive and caresses it through extra covers for a couple. Pathan stops it with a dive in the deep. 18 runs off the over! 150/4

18.5 de Lange to D Bravo, Full toss outside off, Bravo attempts to hit it through covers but gets an inside edge to square leg. A single. 148/4

18.4 de Lange to MS Dhoni, Fuller in length on middle, driven firmly to long on for one. 147/4

18.3 de Lange to MS Dhoni, SIX! Going... going...gone! Bye bye ball and so is Kolkata's chance! Another half-volley on off, Dhoni lines himself behind the delivery and hoists it over long on for a biggie. 101 metres on the radar! 146/4

18.2 de Lange to MS Dhoni, FOUR! de Lange slips in a full toss on middle at 138.2 kph, Dhoni heaves it across the line powers it to the deep mid-wicket fence. 140/4

18.1 de Lange to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni fires a bullet! de Lange serves an over-pitched delivery on off, MSD unleashes his raw power behind it and spanks it over the bowler's head for a boundary. Almost took Marchant's head off with his shot! 136/4

Marchant de Lange into the attack. 27 needed off 12 balls.

17.6 R Bhatia to D Bravo, Good length delivery drifting down the leg side, Bravo flicks it to deep mid-wicket and they steal a couple of runs. The throw comes in towards the non-striker's end but Dhoni sprints across and completes the second run with ease. 132/4

17.5 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, Stays back and helps it off his pads to wide long on. A single. 130/4

17.4 R Bhatia to D Bravo, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 129/4

17.3 R Bhatia to D Bravo, Goes on the back foot and hits it firmly back to the bowler. 128/4

17.2 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, Full length delivery on off, driven to covers for one. 128/4

Dwayne Bravo is the new batsman.

17.1 R Bhatia to du Plessis, OUT! Holes out in the deep. A fuller length delivery on middle, slower in pace at 97.5 kph, du Plessis advances down the track and attempts to go down town over long on. He gets a lot of height behind his shot but not the desired distance. Tiwary settled underneath it and pouches the catch calmly. 32 needed off 17! 127/4

Rajat Bhatia to bowl.

16.6 S Narine to du Plessis, Trickles it off his pads to keep the strike. Excellent over, just 3 runs off it! 127/3

16.5 S Narine to du Plessis, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it with confidence. 126/3

16.4 S Narine to MS Dhoni, Gets forward and drives it to long on for a run. 126/3

16.3 S Narine to MS Dhoni, Extra bounce outside off, Dhoni tries to cut it and misses. 125/3

16.2 S Narine to MS Dhoni, Wrong 'un outside off, Dhoni reads it correctly but steers it straight to point. 125/3

16.1 S Narine to du Plessis, Flicks it with the spin to the on side for a run. 125/3

Sunil Narine is back for his final over. 35 needed off 24!

15.6 J Kallis to du Plessis, Shimmies down the track and hammers it down to long off for one. 9 runs off the over! 124/3

15.5 J Kallis to MS Dhoni, Too full in length and speared into the batsman, Dhoni walked forward and drilled it to wide long on for a single. 123/3

15.4 J Kallis to du Plessis, Advances down the track and whacks it through covers for a run. 122/3

15.3 J Kallis to MS Dhoni, Cuts a short delivery outside off for a single. 121/3

15.2 J Kallis to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Kallis dishes out a slower ball bouncer on off, Dhoni this time picks it early, waits for it and then pulls it nicely in the gap at square leg. Amazing wrist work to guide it in the vacant area! 120/3

15.1 J Kallis to du Plessis, Lands it on a length on middle and off, Faf forces it to long on for one. 116/3

Kallis comes back into the attack.

Time-out! In spite of all the wickets, Chennai still are in the driver's seat and need 44 more to win off 30 balls.

14.6 R Bhatia to du Plessis, Takes a single at long off to complete the over. 115/3

14.5 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, MSD flashes his blade through the line and gets a bottom edge through the keeper's legs for a run. 114/3

14.4 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, In the air... safe! Bhatia angles in a full length delivery, Dhoni tries to work it across the line but it comes off the leading edge. It scoops in the air but drops in front of the bowler. 113/3

14.3 R Bhatia to du Plessis, Shimmies to the leg side to make room outside off. Bhatia saw it early and serves a full delivery outside off. Faf has to reach out for it and drives it through covers for a single. 113/3

14.2 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, Offers width outside off, Dhoni slaps it through cover-point for a single. 112/3

14.1 R Bhatia to du Plessis, Fuller length delivery on middle, eased down to long on for one. 111/3

Bhatia is back on. 48 needed off 36 balls!

13.6 L Balaji to MS Dhoni, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Dhoni leans forward and hits it straight to covers. Excellent over, just 2 runs off it and a wicket as well. 110/3

13.5 L Balaji to MS Dhoni, A smartly served slower bouncer at 120 kph, Dhoni attempted to hook it but was early with his shot. 110/3

13.4 L Balaji to MS Dhoni, Gets back and punches it to short cover. 110/3

13.3 L Balaji to MS Dhoni, Outside off, pushed to point. 110/3

MS Dhoni arrives at the crease.

13.2 L Balaji to S Raina, OUT! Run out! Length delivery on middle and off, Raina works it off his pads to square leg and comes back for the second run. Bhatia pounces onto the ball in the deep and returns it with a bullet arm to the keeper. McCullum does the rest and Raina is well short of his crease. Third umpire confirms the same and the crowd is going berserk. Chennai 110/3 and need 49 more for a win off 40 balls. 110/3

13.1 L Balaji to du Plessis, On the pads at 134.7 kph, helped to mid-wicket for one. 109/2

Balaji comes back into the attack.

12.6 J Kallis to S Raina, Terrific delivery, Kallis hurls across a length ball angling away from the batsman. He rolls his fingers over the ball and Raina fails to read the slowness of it. He tries to power it over cover-point but misses. 108/2

12.5 J Kallis to du Plessis, Short delivery on off at 134.4 kph, Faf advances down the track and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 108/2

12.4 J Kallis to S Raina, Gentle delivery, full in length on middle, Raina gets across and works it off his pads to square leg for one. 107/2

12.3 J Kallis to du Plessis, A touch short in length on middle and leg, eased away to fine leg for one. 106/2

12.2 J Kallis to du Plessis, Full length delivery on off, du Plessis falls over to the off side in an attempt to flick it across the line. He closes the face early and it squirts off the leading edge to point. 105/2

12.1 J Kallis to S Raina, Length delivery angling away from the batsman, Raina gets forward and drives it through covers for a single. 105/2

Kallis is back for another spell.

11.6 Y Pathan to S Raina, A short delivery which has been pulled away. They pick up a single. 104/2

11.5 Y Pathan to S Raina, Gets forward and drives it nicely to the off side. But finds covers! 103/2

11.4 Y Pathan to S Raina, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 103/2

11.3 Y Pathan to S Raina, FOUR! Tossed up delivery outside off, stopping a bit onto the batsman, Raina stands tall and slaps it over extra cover. The fielder from long off runs to his right and puts in a dive to reach the ball but at the last moment it comes off his hands and crosses the ropes. Gambhir is standing there disappointed. 103/2

11.2 Y Pathan to S Raina, Flighted delivery outside off, pushed to covers. 99/2

11.1 Y Pathan to du Plessis, Works it off his pads to the on side for one. 99/2

10.6 S Narine to S Raina, Ripper! Quicker off-spinner, spinning away from the batsman with some extra bounce, Raina pokes inside the line and is beaten by the turn. 98/2

10.5 S Narine to du Plessis, Flighted outside off, steered behind point for a single. 98/2

Faf du Plessis is the new batsman.

10.4 S Narine to M Vijay, OUT! Bowled 'em! The crowd is going mad. Can Kolkata emulate what Chennai did with them? Narine dishes out a traditional off-spinner and Vijay is completely foxed by it. He anticipates it to turn the other way, plays down the wrong line, while the ball curls in to peg the off stump back. The batsman is standing shell-shocked in the middle and now takes a slow walk back to the pavilion. There is a spring in the stride of the Kolkata players now. 97/2

10.3 S Narine to M Vijay, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 97/1

Suresh Raina comes out to the middle.

10.2 S Narine to M Hussey, OUT! Hussey departs! Can Kolkata make a comeback now? A full floated off-spinner on middle and off, Hussey sits down on one knee for a sweep shot but the ball spins away and it flies off the top edge. The ball balloons in the air behind the keeper and Bhatia sprints to his left from short fine leg and completes an easy catch. Chennai 97/1 and need 62 more for a win! 97/1

10.1 S Narine to M Vijay, Gets back and pushes it to covers for a single. 97/0

Narine is back on.

9.6 Y Pathan to M Vijay, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 96/0

9.5 Y Pathan to M Vijay, Dropped! McCullum fails to snap a tough chance. A touch short in length around off, Vijay walks to the leg side and attempts a cut shot. It comes off the outside edge and McCullum puts it down. 95/0

9.4 Y Pathan to M Hussey, On the pads, flicked across the line for a single at square leg. 95/0

9.3 Y Pathan to M Vijay, Works it off his pads to the on side for one. 94/0

9.2 Y Pathan to M Hussey, Cuts a shortish delivery to point for a single. 93/0

9.1 Y Pathan to M Hussey, FOUR! Terrible fielding in the deep! Pathan starts his spell with a long hop on middle and off, Hussey goes back inside the crease and lifts it over mid-wicket. Shukla runs to his right from deep mid-wicket but fumbles while picking it up. The ball sneaks past him and hugs the ropes. 92/0

Yusuf Pathan to roll his arm now.

Time-out!

8.6 L Balaji to M Hussey, Fifty for Hussey! Chips it over mid off for a single. End of the over, 13 runs off the over! 88/0

8.5 L Balaji to M Vijay, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 87/0

8.4 L Balaji to M Hussey, Chance of a run out, goes a-begging! A length delivery again on middle, heaved across the line by Hussey but straight to Narine at mid-wicket. They attempted a non-existent single and the fielder returned it with a wild throw. Direct hit would have been curtains for Hussey and even if Narine would have parried it to Balaji, Mr. Cricket would have been out by a yard. 86/0

8.3 L Balaji to M Hussey, Quicker delivery around off, skidding on with the angle, Hussey flashes his blade through the line and misses. 85/0

8.2 L Balaji to M Hussey, SIX! Out of the park! Balaji serves a length delivery on middle and off, Hussey latches onto it and launches it into the orbit. It flies off the meaty part of the blade and clears the cow corner fence with ease. 96 metres on the radar! 85/0

8.1 L Balaji to M Hussey, FOUR! It is raining boundaries at the Eden Gardens! Balaji hurls in a slower short delivery on middle and leg line, Hussey gets inside the line and muscles it over short fine leg for a boundary. 79/0

7.6 R Bhatia to M Hussey, Gets forward and drives it to long off for one. End of the over, 17 runs off it! 75/0

7.5 R Bhatia to M Hussey, SIX! High and handsome! A fuller length delivery around off, Hussey picks the length early, swings his blade firmly across the line and dumps it into the square leg stand. 74/0

7.4 R Bhatia to M Hussey, Four leg byes! Bhatia is struggling here, dishes out a gentle fuller length delivery down the leg side, Hussey fails to flick it but the ball brushes his pads on its way to the fine leg fence. 68/0

7.3 R Bhatia to M Vijay, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 64/0

7.2 R Bhatia to M Vijay, FOUR! Offers ample width outside off, Vijay waits for it inside the crease and guides it past Gambhir at backward point for a boundary. Nice placement! 63/0

7.1 R Bhatia to M Hussey, Seam up delivery on middle at 110.2 kph, Hussey taps it off his pads to mid-wicket for one. 59/0

Rajat Bhatia introduced into the attack.

6.6 L Balaji to M Hussey, Fullish outside off, drilled through covers for a single. There was a misfield in the deep but no extra run conceded. 58/0

6.5 L Balaji to M Hussey, Hint of away movement after landing outside off, Hussey attempts to run it down but is beaten by the movement. 57/0

6.4 L Balaji to M Hussey, FOUR! Not a poor delivery but Hussey fetches a boundary! A yorker length delivery outside off, Hussey reaches out for it to squeeze it out but it runs off the outside edge to the third man boundary. 57/0

6.3 L Balaji to M Vijay, A slower bouncer outside off, Vijay fails to pick it and wheels his pull shot early. The ball flies off the top edge and goes on a couple of bounces to the deep square leg fielder. One run added to the total. 53/0

6.2 L Balaji to M Hussey, Serves a full toss outside off, Hussey charges down the track and slaps it behind point for one. 52/0

6.1 L Balaji to M Hussey, Gets forward and pushes it to extra cover. Vijay looks for a single but is sent back. Tiwary in the meantime misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 51/0

5.6 S Narine to M Vijay, Spinning back into the batsman, Vijay bunts it to wide long on and sprints back for the second run. End of the Powerplay Overs, Chennai are 51/0! At the same stage, Kolkata were 50/0! 51/0

5.5 S Narine to M Vijay, Goes back and punches it to point. Dot ball. 49/0

5.4 S Narine to M Hussey, Tries to be innovative and attempts a reverse sweep against Narine. Gets a top edge and it falls safely behind the keeper. A single. 49/0

5.3 S Narine to M Vijay, Quicker off-spinner on off at 95 kph, tucked to square leg for a brisk single. 48/0

5.2 S Narine to M Hussey, Stays back and turns it to the on side for one. 47/0

5.1 S Narine to M Hussey, Attempts to fetch a fuller length delivery from outside off and gets an under edge past the leg stump for a couple. 46/0

4.6 J Kallis to M Vijay, Bouncer! Short of a length delivery on middle and off at 139.6 kph, Vijay decides not to take any risk and leaves it alone. 44/0

4.5 J Kallis to M Vijay, FOUR! Boom! Fractionally short in length outside off at 130.4 kph, Vijay climbs onto the room and slaps it over extra cover for a powerful boundary. 44/0

4.4 J Kallis to M Hussey, Another little shimmy down the track and Hussey strokes it to covers. The fielder inside the circle stops it with a dive but cannot prevent the single. 40/0

4.3 J Kallis to M Hussey, Once again Hussey advances down the track for a massive heave over covers but misses. A slight appeal for a caught behind by McCullum but to no avail. 39/0

4.2 J Kallis to M Hussey, SIX! At the moment Eden Gardens is witnessing an enthralling batting display by Mr. Cricket. Hussey dances down the track to get under the delivery and powers it over long on. 39/0

4.1 J Kallis to M Vijay, Good length delivery outside off, steered behind point for a single. 33/0

Jacques Kallis into the attack now.

3.6 S Narine to M Hussey, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 32/0

3.5 S Narine to M Hussey, Quicker off-spinner at 91.2 kph, Hussey pats it with the turn to point. 32/0

3.4 S Narine to M Hussey, On the shorter side, pulled across the line for a couple at deep square leg. 32/0

3.3 S Narine to M Hussey, Touch short and spinning away from the batsman, Hussey hits it straight to point. 30/0

3.2 S Narine to M Hussey, Pitched outside leg, Hussey failed to sweep it and they appealed for a leg before. Not given, of course! 30/0

3.1 S Narine to M Hussey, Comes forward and mistimes his drive to short cover. 30/0

Sunil Narine is on. Key moment of this match!

2.6 de Lange to M Vijay, SIX! Into the crowd! de Lange serves a short delivery on middle stump, Vijay walks to the leg side to make some room, gets inside the bounce and pulls it disdainfully over the mid-wicket fence. 14 runs off the over! 30/0

2.5 de Lange to M Vijay, Outside off, this time Vijay steers it straight to point. 24/0

2.4 de Lange to M Vijay, FOUR! A touch over-pitched outside off, Vijay gets on the front foot and carts it uppishly past the diving cover-point fielder, Kallis, for a boundary. Murali's heart would have been in his mouth for a fraction of second. 24/0

2.3 de Lange to M Vijay, Good reply from the bowler. Short in length outside off, Vijay tries to hammer it over covers but fails to put bat on ball. 20/0

2.2 de Lange to M Vijay, FOUR! Pristine timing! Good length delivery seaming down the leg side, Vijay leans across and with lovely wrist work flicks it handsomely behind square leg. 20/0

2.1 de Lange to M Vijay, Gets half forward and attempts to drive it through the line. He mistimes it towards mid off. 16/0

1.6 L Balaji to M Hussey, Hurls in a slower delivery on the leg stump line, Hussey fails to work it across the line and is hit on the pads. The keeper was up to the stumps and runs forward to collect the ball. Expensive over, 11 runs off it! 16/0

1.5 L Balaji to M Hussey, SIX! Huge hit! A fractionally short in length again on middle at 133.4 kph, Hussey once again skips down the track and clobbers it effortlessly over the mid-wicket fence. 16/0

1.4 L Balaji to M Hussey, A touch short in length around off, Hussey cuts it firmly but finds point. 10/0

1.4 L Balaji to M Hussey, Wide! Sees the batsman advancing down the track and Balaji slips a full toss wide off him. But it is served way outside off and the umpire stretches his arms. 10/0

1.3 L Balaji to M Hussey, Tries to heave a length delivery over covers but fails to make any contact. 9/0

1.2 L Balaji to M Hussey, FOUR! Lovely improvisation from Mr. Cricket! Just a bit of shimmy by him to reach to the pitch of the delivery and he lifts it elegantly over mid-wicket for a boundary. 9/0

1.1 L Balaji to M Hussey, Straighter delivery, turned to mid-wicket. 5/0

Lakshmipathy Balaji to bowl from the other end.

0.6 de Lange to M Vijay, FOUR! Uppish but safely in the gap! Back of a length delivery around off, Vijay goes deep inside the crease and punches it uppishly past covers for a boundary. 5 runs off the first over! 5/0

0.5 de Lange to M Vijay, Offers just a bit of room around off, Vijay drives it nicely to the off side but finds the cover fielder. 1/0

0.4 de Lange to M Vijay, Angles in a back of a length delivery at 139.4 kph, Vijay defends it off his back foot. 1/0

0.3 de Lange to M Hussey, Length delivery on middle and off at 139.1 kph, Hussey defends it from the crease and his partner calls him through for a quick single. 1/0

0.2 de Lange to M Hussey, Lovely delivery, bowled with some extra pace, at 145.6 kph, and it shoot away past the batsman. Hussey had a tame push inside the line but missed. 0/0

0.1 de Lange to M Hussey, Good length delivery landed on middle and off, Hussey dropped it with soft hands to covers and looked for a single. He was sent back by his partner. 0/0

Commentary (Kolkata Knight Riders innings)

Right then, that will end an action-packed day! Mumbai and Chennai picked crucial points today and are currently in the top four of the points table. Tomorrow Delhi is slated to meet Mohali and we look forward to your company at 2000 IST. Until next time, it's good bye and cheers!!!

Michael Hussey bags the Man of the Match award. He says that the first six overs were crucial when the ball was new. Further adds that the plan was to play smart and admits that it was not a great play from them but is satisfied with the result. Congratulates Bravo for hitting a six off the final delivery.

Harsha Bhogle tweets, "csk seem to leave it till too late but always back themselves. with so many stars believe someone will take them home... feel for rajat bhatia. great 18th, excellent 5 out of 6 balls in the 20th. but champions finish the game."

Chasing 159 for a win, the Chennai openers laid a solid 97-run stand upfront and it looked as if the Yellow Brigade will cruise to a comprehensive win. But Kolkata hung in there and after breaking the opening stand, pegged the visitors back with a few more wickets. Suddenly towards the end both sides had the chance but Chennai held on to their nerves and stole a win. Mind you, had the last ball not cleared the ropes, the campaign for the reigning champions would have been virtually over.

Chennai have edged out Kolkata in yet another last ball finish of the league and courtesy this win they have collected a crucial couple of points from the match. They are now leveled with Kolkata on the points table, with 17 points each and the defending champions are placed fourth on the basis of the run rate.

19.6 R Bhatia to D Bravo, SIX! Chennai win by 5 wickets! Bravo is the man of the moment as he finishes it in style with a biggie! Bhatia bowled so well in this over but when it mattered the most he served a rank full toss. Bravo unleashed his power behind it and sent it flying just over the long on fence. The Chennai dug out is ecstatic and contrasting scenes in the Kolkata camp. The crowd is also stunned into silence. What a game we had! Terrific! 160/5

5 runs needed off 1 ball!

19.5 R Bhatia to D Bravo, DOT BALL! Bhatia angles in a fuller length delivery, Bravo tries to yank it across the line but misses. McCullum attempts a stumping but Bravo's back foot is firmly inside the crease. Dwayne also loses the control of his bat and it lands at square leg. 154/5

19.4 R Bhatia to R Jadeja, Turns it off his pads to the on side for one. 5 off 2, you can cut the tension with a knife here! 154/5

19.3 R Bhatia to R Jadeja, Gets down the track and cracks a full toss to long on. He comes back for second. 6 needed off 3! 153/5

Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman.

19.2 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, OUT! Castled! And the Eden Gardens erupts in joy! Bhatia lands it on a length and in the line of the stumps at 102.6 kph. Dhoni attempts to heave it across the line but misses a straightforward delivery. The ball goes on to shatter the stumps and Bhatia is all pumped up. 151/5

19.1 R Bhatia to D Bravo, Well bowled, right in the blockhole on off, Bravo drills it to long off for one. 8 off 5 and Dhoni is on strike! What will he do? 151/4

At one stage, Kolkata were blazing away at 99/0. Then the wickets kept tumbling away and suddenly, Chennai choked the runs. Das and Shukla got together but Kolkata would not be happy with 158. Chennai would feel that they have the psychological advantage. Join us in a while for the chase.

19.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Das, Very full and wide outside off, mistimed down to mid off for just one. Just 9 runs and a wicket of the over to finish the innings. 158/6

19.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Das, Good ball. Full and wide outside off, quite well inside the guidelines. 157/6

19.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to R Bhatia, Full down the leg side, flicked away for just one. 157/6

Rajat Bhatia walks in.

19.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to L Shukla, OUT! He goes now! Full outside off, Shukla adjusts himself to whack it over covers. The ball comes off timidly and Suresh Raina takes a good low catch at extra covers. 156/6

19.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to L Shukla, SIX! Awesome power here! Short delivery banged in, Shukla gets hold of his pull and thumps it well over the mid-wicket fence in a jiffy. 156/5

19.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to D Das, In the slot outside off, Das digs it away through covers for just one. 150/5

We're all set to get underway.

Kolkata - Gautam Gambhir(c), Brendon McCullum(w), Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Debabrata Das, Laxmi Shukla, Rajat Bhatia, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Sunil Narine, Marchant de Lange.

Chennai - Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni(w/c), Faf du Plessis, Srikkanth Anirudha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shadab Jakati, Ben Hilfenhaus.

Toss - The news breaking out from the middle is that Chennai have won the toss and elected to field.

Warm welcome to all our viewers for Match 63 of the Indian T20 League between Kolkata and Chennai at the beautiful Eden Gardens. Important match for the reigning champions and they also have been on a roll recently. Still, they cannot afford any slip up as it will hurt their chances of making it to the last four.

9 runs needed off 6 balls. Rajat Bhatia is trusted to bowl it.

18.6 de Lange to MS Dhoni, Another fullish length delivery on off, Dhoni leans into the drive and caresses it through extra covers for a couple. Pathan stops it with a dive in the deep. 18 runs off the over! 150/4

18.5 de Lange to D Bravo, Full toss outside off, Bravo attempts to hit it through covers but gets an inside edge to square leg. A single. 148/4

18.4 de Lange to MS Dhoni, Fuller in length on middle, driven firmly to long on for one. 147/4

18.3 de Lange to MS Dhoni, SIX! Going... going...gone! Bye bye ball and so is Kolkata's chance! Another half-volley on off, Dhoni lines himself behind the delivery and hoists it over long on for a biggie. 101 metres on the radar! 146/4

18.2 de Lange to MS Dhoni, FOUR! de Lange slips in a full toss on middle at 138.2 kph, Dhoni heaves it across the line powers it to the deep mid-wicket fence. 140/4

18.1 de Lange to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni fires a bullet! de Lange serves an over-pitched delivery on off, MSD unleashes his raw power behind it and spanks it over the bowler's head for a boundary. Almost took Marchant's head off with his shot! 136/4

Ben Hilfenhaus to bowl the last over.

18.6 D Bravo to D Das, Low full toss on the pads, Das fails to get bat as the ball strikes his pads and ambles away towards point. One leg bye. 149/5

18.5 D Bravo to L Shukla, Full toss on off, Shukla whacks it through mid-wicket. One run. 148/5

18.4 D Bravo to D Das, In the blockhole this time, Das sticks it out down the ground and settles for one. 147/5

18.4 D Bravo to D Das, WIDE! Change of pace, well wide outside off as Das fails to get bat on that. 146/5

18.3 D Bravo to D Das, SIX! Jee, that's a good shot! The slower one again, this time Das picks the length quite early and just flat-bats it cleanly down the ground. Lands over the ropes. 145/5

18.2 D Bravo to L Shukla, Slow and pitched up outside off, scythed away through point and they take the risky run. 139/5

18.1 D Bravo to L Shukla, Fuller length delivery, Shukla gets across to sweep but the ball sneaks through. Bravo puts up a half-appeal for LBW. 138/5

Marchant de Lange into the attack. 27 needed off 12 balls.

17.6 R Bhatia to D Bravo, Good length delivery drifting down the leg side, Bravo flicks it to deep mid-wicket and they steal a couple of runs. The throw comes in towards the non-striker's end but Dhoni sprints across and completes the second run with ease. 132/4

17.5 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, Stays back and helps it off his pads to wide long on. A single. 130/4

17.4 R Bhatia to D Bravo, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 129/4

17.3 R Bhatia to D Bravo, Goes on the back foot and hits it firmly back to the bowler. 128/4

17.2 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, Full length delivery on off, driven to covers for one. 128/4

Dwayne Bravo is the new batsman.

17.1 R Bhatia to du Plessis, OUT! Holes out in the deep. A fuller length delivery on middle, slower in pace at 97.5 kph, du Plessis advances down the track and attempts to go down town over long on. He gets a lot of height behind his shot but not the desired distance. Tiwary settled underneath it and pouches the catch calmly. 32 needed off 17! 127/4

17.6 R Jadeja to D Das, FOUR! 11 off the over! Full down the leg side, Das just chips it in the air down the ground. Faf and Bravo are the men at the ropes but both can't get to it. Nice way to end the over. 138/5

17.5 R Jadeja to D Das, FOUR! No need to run for that. Fuler length served outside off, Das just lofts it cleanly over covers and finds the gap. 134/5

17.4 R Jadeja to L Shukla, Flatter, hit away through covers. One more. 130/5

17.3 R Jadeja to D Das, Gets down and pushes it through covers for one. 129/5

Laxmi Ratan Shukla walks in to bat at number 7.

17.2 R Jadeja to M Tiwary, OUT! Bravo takes another one in the deep, Kolkata are losing out on the good work done by the openers. Flighted delivery, Tiwary gets across and sends it packing many a mile into the air. It carries more height and Dwayne Bravo is the man again at long on. 128/5

17.1 R Jadeja to D Das, Short outside off, Das gets an inside edge through the leg side for a single. 128/4

Rajat Bhatia to bowl.

16.6 S Narine to du Plessis, Trickles it off his pads to keep the strike. Excellent over, just 3 runs off it! 127/3

16.5 S Narine to du Plessis, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it with confidence. 126/3

16.4 S Narine to MS Dhoni, Gets forward and drives it to long on for a run. 126/3

16.3 S Narine to MS Dhoni, Extra bounce outside off, Dhoni tries to cut it and misses. 125/3

16.2 S Narine to MS Dhoni, Wrong 'un outside off, Dhoni reads it correctly but steers it straight to point. 125/3

16.1 S Narine to du Plessis, Flicks it with the spin to the on side for a run. 125/3

Debabrata Das walks in now.

16.6 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, OUT! Pathan holes out in the deep! Full in the slot. Pathan gets down to clear mid on. Does not get the required elevation and Dwayne Bravo plucks the catch at the ropes. Another failure for Yusuf. 127/4

16.5 R Ashwin to M Tiwary, Short, carrom ball, tucked away on the leg side for one. 127/3

16.4 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, On middle and leg, clipped through square leg now to take one. 126/3

16.3 R Ashwin to M Tiwary, On the pads once again, worked away in mid-wicket once again to rotate the strike. 125/3

16.2 R Ashwin to Y Pathan, Pathan has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 124/3

16.1 R Ashwin to M Tiwary, Flighted up, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. 123/3

Sunil Narine is back for his final over. 35 needed off 24!

15.6 J Kallis to du Plessis, Shimmies down the track and hammers it down to long off for one. 9 runs off the over! 124/3

15.5 J Kallis to MS Dhoni, Too full in length and speared into the batsman, Dhoni walked forward and drilled it to wide long on for a single. 123/3

15.4 J Kallis to du Plessis, Advances down the track and whacks it through covers for a run. 122/3

15.3 J Kallis to MS Dhoni, Cuts a short delivery outside off for a single. 121/3

15.2 J Kallis to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Kallis dishes out a slower ball bouncer on off, Dhoni this time picks it early, waits for it and then pulls it nicely in the gap at square leg. Amazing wrist work to guide it in the vacant area! 120/3

15.1 J Kallis to du Plessis, Lands it on a length on middle and off, Faf forces it to long on for one. 116/3

Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl.

Time out!

15.6 R Jadeja to Y Pathan, SIX! Up, up and over! A short delivery, Pathan clobbers it, it goes high in the air and clears the long on fence. 122/3

15.5 R Jadeja to M Tiwary, Gets down and plays it through covers for just one. 116/3

15.4 R Jadeja to M Tiwary, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 115/3

15.3 R Jadeja to Y Pathan, Short outside off, Pathan heaves it down on one bounce to long on for one. 115/3

15.2 R Jadeja to M Tiwary, Tiwary has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total. 114/3

15.1 R Jadeja to Y Pathan, Wide outside off, steered through covers now for just one. 113/3

Kallis comes back into the attack.

Time-out! In spite of all the wickets, Chennai still are in the driver's seat and need 44 more to win off 30 balls.

14.6 R Bhatia to du Plessis, Takes a single at long off to complete the over. 115/3

14.5 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, MSD flashes his blade through the line and gets a bottom edge through the keeper's legs for a run. 114/3

14.4 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, In the air... safe! Bhatia angles in a full length delivery, Dhoni tries to work it across the line but it comes off the leading edge. It scoops in the air but drops in front of the bowler. 113/3

14.3 R Bhatia to du Plessis, Shimmies to the leg side to make room outside off. Bhatia saw it early and serves a full delivery outside off. Faf has to reach out for it and drives it through covers for a single. 113/3

14.2 R Bhatia to MS Dhoni, Offers width outside off, Dhoni slaps it through cover-point for a single. 112/3

14.1 R Bhatia to du Plessis, Fuller length delivery on middle, eased down to long on for one. 111/3

14.6 S Jakati to Y Pathan, Full outside off, flicked away through mid-wicket now for a run. 112/3

14.5 S Jakati to Y Pathan, A short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. 111/3

Yusuf Pathan walks in.

14.4 S Jakati to J Kallis, OUT! Kallis departs cheaply! Kallis reverse sweeps, the ball lobs up and Ashwin pops up the simple chance at slips. Kallis is not happy, and rightly so, replays show that it came off his arm. Unfortunate! 111/3

14.3 S Jakati to M Tiwary, Fuller length, driven through mid on for one. 111/2

14.2 S Jakati to M Tiwary, FOUR! Excellent shot! Floated up, Tiwary gets down and just lofts it easily over covers to get himself a boundary. 110/2

14.1 S Jakati to J Kallis, On the pads, worked away through mid-wicket for one. 106/2

Bhatia is back on. 48 needed off 36 balls!

13.6 L Balaji to MS Dhoni, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Dhoni leans forward and hits it straight to covers. Excellent over, just 2 runs off it and a wicket as well. 110/3

13.5 L Balaji to MS Dhoni, A smartly served slower bouncer at 120 kph, Dhoni attempted to hook it but was early with his shot. 110/3

13.4 L Balaji to MS Dhoni, Gets back and punches it to short cover. 110/3

13.3 L Balaji to MS Dhoni, Outside off, pushed to point. 110/3

MS Dhoni arrives at the crease.

13.2 L Balaji to S Raina, OUT! Run out! Length delivery on middle and off, Raina works it off his pads to square leg and comes back for the second run. Bhatia pounces onto the ball in the deep and returns it with a bullet arm to the keeper. McCullum does the rest and Raina is well short of his crease. Third umpire confirms the same and the crowd is going berserk. Chennai 110/3 and need 49 more for a win off 40 balls. 110/3

13.1 L Balaji to du Plessis, On the pads at 134.7 kph, helped to mid-wicket for one. 109/2

13.6 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Drives this through covers to get a run to end the over. 105/2

13.5 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Fuller length, straight to cover once again. 104/2

13.4 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Kallis drives the ball straight down the ground. 104/2

13.3 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Goes to work it away but misses out. 104/2

13.2 R Jadeja to M Tiwary, Gets down and hits it through mid off for one more. 104/2

13.1 R Jadeja to J Kallis, Fuller length, driven through mid off for just one. 103/2

Balaji comes back into the attack.

12.6 J Kallis to S Raina, Terrific delivery, Kallis hurls across a length ball angling away from the batsman. He rolls his fingers over the ball and Raina fails to read the slowness of it. He tries to power it over cover-point but misses. 108/2

12.5 J Kallis to du Plessis, Short delivery on off at 134.4 kph, Faf advances down the track and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 108/2

12.4 J Kallis to S Raina, Gentle delivery, full in length on middle, Raina gets across and works it off his pads to square leg for one. 107/2

12.3 J Kallis to du Plessis, A touch short in length on middle and leg, eased away to fine leg for one. 106/2

12.2 J Kallis to du Plessis, Full length delivery on off, du Plessis falls over to the off side in an attempt to flick it across the line. He closes the face early and it squirts off the leading edge to point. 105/2

12.1 J Kallis to S Raina, Length delivery angling away from the batsman, Raina gets forward and drives it through covers for a single. 105/2

12.6 S Jakati to M Tiwary, On the pads, worked away on the leg side. 102/2

12.5 S Jakati to M Tiwary, Gets down and hits it straight to cover. 102/2

12.4 S Jakati to J Kallis, Hits it away through covers to take a run. 102/2

12.3 S Jakati to M Tiwary, Goes on the back foot and hits it down for one. 101/2

12.2 S Jakati to M Tiwary, Fuller and driven straight back. 100/2

12.1 S Jakati to G Gambhir, OUT! Success for Chennai! Gambhir comes down the track to flick it on the leg side, misses it and the ball just trickles on to the stumps. The captain departs after a superb quick fire knock. 100/2

Kallis is back for another spell.

11.6 Y Pathan to S Raina, A short delivery which has been pulled away. They pick up a single. 104/2

11.5 Y Pathan to S Raina, Gets forward and drives it nicely to the off side. But finds covers! 103/2

11.4 Y Pathan to S Raina, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 103/2

11.3 Y Pathan to S Raina, FOUR! Tossed up delivery outside off, stopping a bit onto the batsman, Raina stands tall and slaps it over extra cover. The fielder from long off runs to his right and puts in a dive to reach the ball but at the last moment it comes off his hands and crosses the ropes. Gambhir is standing there disappointed. 103/2

11.2 Y Pathan to S Raina, Flighted delivery outside off, pushed to covers. 99/2

11.1 Y Pathan to du Plessis, Works it off his pads to the on side for one. 99/2

11.6 D Bravo to J Kallis, Kallis has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 100/1

11.5 D Bravo to G Gambhir, Pushes it away through covers for one. 100/1

11.4 D Bravo to G Gambhir, Comes down and just blocks it. 99/1

11.3 D Bravo to B McCullum, OUT run out (MS Dhoni). Kolkata have lost their first wicket. 99/1

11.2 D Bravo to G Gambhir, Driven through mid off for a single. 98/0

11.1 D Bravo to B McCullum, McCullum rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball. They pick up a single. 97/0

10.6 S Narine to S Raina, Ripper! Quicker off-spinner, spinning away from the batsman with some extra bounce, Raina pokes inside the line and is beaten by the turn. 98/2

10.5 S Narine to du Plessis, Flighted outside off, steered behind point for a single. 98/2

Faf du Plessis is the new batsman.

10.4 S Narine to M Vijay, OUT! Bowled 'em! The crowd is going mad. Can Kolkata emulate what Chennai did with them? Narine dishes out a traditional off-spinner and Vijay is completely foxed by it. He anticipates it to turn the other way, plays down the wrong line, while the ball curls in to peg the off stump back. The batsman is standing shell-shocked in the middle and now takes a slow walk back to the pavilion. There is a spring in the stride of the Kolkata players now. 97/2

10.3 S Narine to M Vijay, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 97/1

Suresh Raina comes out to the middle.

10.2 S Narine to M Hussey, OUT! Hussey departs! Can Kolkata make a comeback now? A full floated off-spinner on middle and off, Hussey sits down on one knee for a sweep shot but the ball spins away and it flies off the top edge. The ball balloons in the air behind the keeper and Bhatia sprints to his left from short fine leg and completes an easy catch. Chennai 97/1 and need 62 more for a win! 97/1

10.1 S Narine to M Vijay, Gets back and pushes it to covers for a single. 97/0

10.6 S Raina to B McCullum, Dances down and knocks it away for a run. 96/0

10.5 S Raina to G Gambhir, Turned through mid-wicket for one. 95/0

10.4 S Raina to B McCullum, Punches it away for a single. 94/0

10.3 S Raina to B McCullum, SIX! McCullum gets down and swings, the ball flies over square leg. 93/0

10.2 S Raina to G Gambhir, Punched away for a single. 87/0

10.1 S Raina to G Gambhir, Drives it straight back. 86/0

Narine is back on.

9.6 Y Pathan to M Vijay, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 96/0

9.5 Y Pathan to M Vijay, Dropped! McCullum fails to snap a tough chance. A touch short in length around off, Vijay walks to the leg side and attempts a cut shot. It comes off the outside edge and McCullum puts it down. 95/0

9.4 Y Pathan to M Hussey, On the pads, flicked across the line for a single at square leg. 95/0

9.3 Y Pathan to M Vijay, Works it off his pads to the on side for one. 94/0

9.2 Y Pathan to M Hussey, Cuts a shortish delivery to point for a single. 93/0

9.1 Y Pathan to M Hussey, FOUR! Terrible fielding in the deep! Pathan starts his spell with a long hop on middle and off, Hussey goes back inside the crease and lifts it over mid-wicket. Shukla runs to his right from deep mid-wicket but fumbles while picking it up. The ball sneaks past him and hugs the ropes. 92/0

9.6 D Bravo to G Gambhir, Gambhir has played it to the point region. One run added to the total. 86/0

9.5 D Bravo to B McCullum, Knocked down to long off for one. 85/0

9.4 D Bravo to B McCullum, McCullum appears to have been struck on the thigh-pad. 84/0

9.3 D Bravo to G Gambhir, Driven down to long off again for one. 84/0

9.2 D Bravo to G Gambhir, FOUR! Opens the face and glides it fine down to third man. 83/0

9.1 D Bravo to B McCullum, Driven to long off for one. 79/0

Yusuf Pathan to roll his arm now.

Time-out!

8.6 L Balaji to M Hussey, Fifty for Hussey! Chips it over mid off for a single. End of the over, 13 runs off the over! 88/0

8.5 L Balaji to M Vijay, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 87/0

8.4 L Balaji to M Hussey, Chance of a run out, goes a-begging! A length delivery again on middle, heaved across the line by Hussey but straight to Narine at mid-wicket. They attempted a non-existent single and the fielder returned it with a wild throw. Direct hit would have been curtains for Hussey and even if Narine would have parried it to Balaji, Mr. Cricket would have been out by a yard. 86/0

8.3 L Balaji to M Hussey, Quicker delivery around off, skidding on with the angle, Hussey flashes his blade through the line and misses. 85/0

8.2 L Balaji to M Hussey, SIX! Out of the park! Balaji serves a length delivery on middle and off, Hussey latches onto it and launches it into the orbit. It flies off the meaty part of the blade and clears the cow corner fence with ease. 96 metres on the radar! 85/0

8.1 L Balaji to M Hussey, FOUR! It is raining boundaries at the Eden Gardens! Balaji hurls in a slower short delivery on middle and leg line, Hussey gets inside the line and muscles it over short fine leg for a boundary. 79/0

Time-out.

8.6 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Punched away for another single. 78/0

8.5 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Strokes it through the off side for one more. 77/0

8.4 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Punched for a run. 76/0

8.3 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Worked away for a single. 75/0

8.2 R Ashwin to B McCullum, A single to mid-wicket. 74/0

8.1 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Push to point for a single. Gambhir completes 50. 73/0

7.6 R Bhatia to M Hussey, Gets forward and drives it to long off for one. End of the over, 17 runs off it! 75/0

7.5 R Bhatia to M Hussey, SIX! High and handsome! A fuller length delivery around off, Hussey picks the length early, swings his blade firmly across the line and dumps it into the square leg stand. 74/0

7.4 R Bhatia to M Hussey, Four leg byes! Bhatia is struggling here, dishes out a gentle fuller length delivery down the leg side, Hussey fails to flick it but the ball brushes his pads on its way to the fine leg fence. 68/0

7.3 R Bhatia to M Vijay, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 64/0

7.2 R Bhatia to M Vijay, FOUR! Offers ample width outside off, Vijay waits for it inside the crease and guides it past Gambhir at backward point for a boundary. Nice placement! 63/0

7.1 R Bhatia to M Hussey, Seam up delivery on middle at 110.2 kph, Hussey taps it off his pads to mid-wicket for one. 59/0

7.6 R Jadeja to B McCullum, FOUR! Nudges it fine down the leg side. 72/0

7.5 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Turned away for a single. 68/0

7.4 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, FOUR! Charges down and cuts through point. 67/0

7.3 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, SIX! Gets down and slogs it over the mid-wicket fence. 63/0

7.2 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Inside edge on the pads. 57/0

7.1 R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Pushed to mid off. 57/0

Rajat Bhatia introduced into the attack.

6.6 L Balaji to M Hussey, Fullish outside off, drilled through covers for a single. There was a misfield in the deep but no extra run conceded. 58/0

6.5 L Balaji to M Hussey, Hint of away movement after landing outside off, Hussey attempts to run it down but is beaten by the movement. 57/0

6.4 L Balaji to M Hussey, FOUR! Not a poor delivery but Hussey fetches a boundary! A yorker length delivery outside off, Hussey reaches out for it to squeeze it out but it runs off the outside edge to the third man boundary. 57/0

6.3 L Balaji to M Vijay, A slower bouncer outside off, Vijay fails to pick it and wheels his pull shot early. The ball flies off the top edge and goes on a couple of bounces to the deep square leg fielder. One run added to the total. 53/0

6.2 L Balaji to M Hussey, Serves a full toss outside off, Hussey charges down the track and slaps it behind point for one. 52/0

6.1 L Balaji to M Hussey, Gets forward and pushes it to extra cover. Vijay looks for a single but is sent back. Tiwary in the meantime misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 51/0

6.6 S Raina to G Gambhir, Pulled away for a single. 57/0

6.5 S Raina to G Gambhir, Played to point. 56/0

6.4 S Raina to B McCullum, Sweeps for one. 56/0

6.3 S Raina to B McCullum, FOUR! Brings out the reverse sweep and scores a boundary. 55/0

6.2 S Raina to G Gambhir, Lofts it over mid off for one. 51/0

6.1 S Raina to G Gambhir, Gambhir has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 50/0

5.6 S Narine to M Vijay, Spinning back into the batsman, Vijay bunts it to wide long on and sprints back for the second run. End of the Powerplay Overs, Chennai are 51/0! At the same stage, Kolkata were 50/0! 51/0

5.5 S Narine to M Vijay, Goes back and punches it to point. Dot ball. 49/0

5.4 S Narine to M Hussey, Tries to be innovative and attempts a reverse sweep against Narine. Gets a top edge and it falls safely behind the keeper. A single. 49/0

5.3 S Narine to M Vijay, Quicker off-spinner on off at 95 kph, tucked to square leg for a brisk single. 48/0

5.2 S Narine to M Hussey, Stays back and turns it to the on side for one. 47/0

5.1 S Narine to M Hussey, Attempts to fetch a fuller length delivery from outside off and gets an under edge past the leg stump for a couple. 46/0

5.6 S Jakati to B McCullum, Pats it in the covers. 50/0

5.5 S Jakati to B McCullum, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 50/0

5.4 S Jakati to B McCullum, Punched on the off side for a single. 50/0

5.3 S Jakati to G Gambhir, Drives through the covers for one. 50/0

5.2 S Jakati to G Gambhir, FOUR! Whips that one through mid-wicket and picks up a boundary now. 49/0

5.1 S Jakati to G Gambhir, SIX! Charges down the track and clears long on with ease. 45/0

4.6 J Kallis to M Vijay, Bouncer! Short of a length delivery on middle and off at 139.6 kph, Vijay decides not to take any risk and leaves it alone. 44/0

4.5 J Kallis to M Vijay, FOUR! Boom! Fractionally short in length outside off at 130.4 kph, Vijay climbs onto the room and slaps it over extra cover for a powerful boundary. 44/0

4.4 J Kallis to M Hussey, Another little shimmy down the track and Hussey strokes it to covers. The fielder inside the circle stops it with a dive but cannot prevent the single. 40/0

4.3 J Kallis to M Hussey, Once again Hussey advances down the track for a massive heave over covers but misses. A slight appeal for a caught behind by McCullum but to no avail. 39/0

4.2 J Kallis to M Hussey, SIX! At the moment Eden Gardens is witnessing an enthralling batting display by Mr. Cricket. Hussey dances down the track to get under the delivery and powers it over long on. 39/0

4.1 J Kallis to M Vijay, Good length delivery outside off, steered behind point for a single. 33/0

4.6 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Punched away for a run. 39/0

4.5 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Flicks it away but finds the fielder. 38/0

4.4 R Ashwin to B McCullum, McCullum has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 38/0

4.3 R Ashwin to B McCullum, McCullum has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 37/0

4.2 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Pushed in the covers for one. 37/0

4.1 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, FOUR! Gets an outside edge for a boundary. 36/0

Jacques Kallis into the attack now.

3.6 S Narine to M Hussey, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 32/0

3.5 S Narine to M Hussey, Quicker off-spinner at 91.2 kph, Hussey pats it with the turn to point. 32/0

3.4 S Narine to M Hussey, On the shorter side, pulled across the line for a couple at deep square leg. 32/0

3.3 S Narine to M Hussey, Touch short and spinning away from the batsman, Hussey hits it straight to point. 30/0

3.2 S Narine to M Hussey, Pitched outside leg, Hussey failed to sweep it and they appealed for a leg before. Not given, of course! 30/0

3.1 S Narine to M Hussey, Comes forward and mistimes his drive to short cover. 30/0

3.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to B McCullum, FOUR! Short again, McCullum bangs it over long on. 32/0

3.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Punched away for a single. 28/0

3.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, SIX! Short delivery, pulled over square leg. 27/0

3.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Pushed to point. 21/0

3.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Hit on the pads. 21/0

3.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to G Gambhir, Punched on the off side. 21/0

Sunil Narine is on. Key moment of this match!

2.6 de Lange to M Vijay, SIX! Into the crowd! de Lange serves a short delivery on middle stump, Vijay walks to the leg side to make some room, gets inside the bounce and pulls it disdainfully over the mid-wicket fence. 14 runs off the over! 30/0

2.5 de Lange to M Vijay, Outside off, this time Vijay steers it straight to point. 24/0

2.4 de Lange to M Vijay, FOUR! A touch over-pitched outside off, Vijay gets on the front foot and carts it uppishly past the diving cover-point fielder, Kallis, for a boundary. Murali's heart would have been in his mouth for a fraction of second. 24/0

2.3 de Lange to M Vijay, Good reply from the bowler. Short in length outside off, Vijay tries to hammer it over covers but fails to put bat on ball. 20/0

2.2 de Lange to M Vijay, FOUR! Pristine timing! Good length delivery seaming down the leg side, Vijay leans across and with lovely wrist work flicks it handsomely behind square leg. 20/0

2.1 de Lange to M Vijay, Gets half forward and attempts to drive it through the line. He mistimes it towards mid off. 16/0

2.6 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Punched away for one. 21/0

2.5 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Driven through mid-on by the batsman. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 20/0

2.4 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, FOUR! Comes down the track and lofts it over mid on. 18/0

2.3 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Played to point again. 14/0

2.2 R Ashwin to G Gambhir, Pats it towards point. 14/0

2.1 R Ashwin to B McCullum, McCullum flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 14/0

1.6 L Balaji to M Hussey, Hurls in a slower delivery on the leg stump line, Hussey fails to work it across the line and is hit on the pads. The keeper was up to the stumps and runs forward to collect the ball. Expensive over, 11 runs off it! 16/0

1.5 L Balaji to M Hussey, SIX! Huge hit! A fractionally short in length again on middle at 133.4 kph, Hussey once again skips down the track and clobbers it effortlessly over the mid-wicket fence. 16/0

1.4 L Balaji to M Hussey, A touch short in length around off, Hussey cuts it firmly but finds point. 10/0

1.4 L Balaji to M Hussey, Wide! Sees the batsman advancing down the track and Balaji slips a full toss wide off him. But it is served way outside off and the umpire stretches his arms. 10/0

1.3 L Balaji to M Hussey, Tries to heave a length delivery over covers but fails to make any contact. 9/0

1.2 L Balaji to M Hussey, FOUR! Lovely improvisation from Mr. Cricket! Just a bit of shimmy by him to reach to the pitch of the delivery and he lifts it elegantly over mid-wicket for a boundary. 9/0

1.1 L Balaji to M Hussey, Straighter delivery, turned to mid-wicket. 5/0

1.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to B McCullum, The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads. They pick up a single. Leg byes given by the umpire. 13/0

1.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to B McCullum, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. They manage to come back for the second. 12/0

1.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to B McCullum, Leans and pushes it in the covers. 10/0

1.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to B McCullum, The batsman fails to put bat on ball. 10/0

1.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to B McCullum, Comes forwar and defends. 10/0

1.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to B McCullum, FOUR! Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. The ball races to the boundary. The Umpire signals a boundary. 10/0

Lakshmipathy Balaji to bowl from the other end.

0.6 de Lange to M Vijay, FOUR! Uppish but safely in the gap! Back of a length delivery around off, Vijay goes deep inside the crease and punches it uppishly past covers for a boundary. 5 runs off the first over! 5/0

0.5 de Lange to M Vijay, Offers just a bit of room around off, Vijay drives it nicely to the off side but finds the cover fielder. 1/0

0.4 de Lange to M Vijay, Angles in a back of a length delivery at 139.4 kph, Vijay defends it off his back foot. 1/0

0.3 de Lange to M Hussey, Length delivery on middle and off at 139.1 kph, Hussey defends it from the crease and his partner calls him through for a quick single. 1/0

0.2 de Lange to M Hussey, Lovely delivery, bowled with some extra pace, at 145.6 kph, and it shoot away past the batsman. Hussey had a tame push inside the line but missed. 0/0

0.1 de Lange to M Hussey, Good length delivery landed on middle and off, Hussey dropped it with soft hands to covers and looked for a single. He was sent back by his partner. 0/0

0.6 S Jakati to G Gambhir, The batsman has driven it through mid-on. 6/0

0.5 S Jakati to B McCullum, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. 6/0

0.4 S Jakati to B McCullum, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 5/0

0.3 S Jakati to G Gambhir, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 5/0

0.2 S Jakati to G Gambhir, FOUR! The batsman plays the pull-shot. The ball races to the boundary. The Umpire signals a boundary. 4/0

0.1 S Jakati to G Gambhir, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 0/0

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