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CSK vs KKR Highlights and Match Recap, IPL 2019, Full cricket score: Chennai win by seven wickets

Date: Tuesday, 09 April, 2019 23:51 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Indian Premier League 2019 Match 23 Match Result Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Andre Russell not out 50 44 5 3
Harry Gurney not out 1 5 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Deepak Chahar 4 0 20 3
Harbhajan Singh 4 0 15 2
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Faf du Plessis not out 43 45 3 0
Kedar Jadhav not out 8 8 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Piyush Chawla 4 0 28 1
Prasidh Krishna 4 0 23 0

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  • Deepak Chahar – Man of the Match

    "I knew I'll play a lot of matches this season so I practised a lot. I worked on my slower balls and yorkers. I spent a lot of time with MS while playing TT. I have got to learn a lot from him." 

  • MS Dhoni, CSK captain: Been here (Chennai) for a long time, a lot of good things have happened here including my Test debut. CSK crowd have adopted me. This (track) became like the first game, we cribbed about the track but ended up winning the game. I don't think we want to play on this wicket. It is more difficult when you are batting first. Age is on their (Harbhajan and Tahir) side. Bhajji has done well. Imran has done well. Bowling unit looks good. If boundaries are small, we have to see what is our best combination. Hopefully, Bravo gets fit soon. Imran is a complete package. He executes plans. 

  • Who would be your Player of the Match?

  • Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik

    "Not enough runs on the board. It's a tricky game when you don't know what's a good score. We kept losing wickets but credit to Andre Russell for playing that knock. I don't think it was lack of concentration from the boys. Haven't thought about the next match. Will tell my players to forget about today's result." 

  • Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance writer

    Despite some tight bowling effort by KKR, in the end job well done by CSK. Faf showed his experience and stayed till the end. He knock did not allow any sort of scare in the CSK dug-out during the run chase. 

  • KINGS playing like KINGS!

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    CSK have now won 16 matches out of last 17 at home in IPL.


    Narine bowls a wide and the ball beats the wicket-keeper to race away to the boundary. Not an entertaining match at all as Chennai Super Kings clinched it with seven wickets in hand. They go on top of the table with that victory. 

  • After 17 overs,Chennai Super Kings 105/3 ( Faf du Plessis 43 , Kedar Jadhav 7)

    Well the match is almost done now. Du Plessis took the initiative after a free-hit and hit two back-to-back boundaries off Gurney. They just need four now to win the match.

  • Short ball but no trouble for du Plessis. He pulls it to the fine-leg for back-to-back boundaries. 

  • Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance writer

    Both CSK batters are now showing intentions of not dragging the game too far from here. Just formalities left now. I have to say, under the circumstances and with the wet ball, KKR bowlers have done well to hang around in this match thus far. 

  • Free-hit and du Plessis makes best use of it. Full toss from Gurney and the batsman sends the ball over covers. 

  • After 16 overs,Chennai Super Kings 93/3 ( Faf du Plessis 34 , Kedar Jadhav 5)

    Last over from Prasidh Krishna. After two singles, du Plessis tries to up the ante but he doesn't get the boundary. He cuts the third ball and runs two while the fourth ball is sent towards covers for another two runs. The final ball also results in two runs thanks to some good running between the wickets.   

    16 require from last four overs. 

  • After 15 overs,Chennai Super Kings 85/3 ( Faf du Plessis 27 , Kedar Jadhav 4)

    Change of ball due to dew. Chawla bowls and Ambati Rayudu looks for a big shot in the first ball, goes for the drive and ends up sending the ball into the air. Prasidh Krishna runs well but drops the catch. But it doesn't matter much as Rayudu goes for a horrible-looking slog in the 4th ball and gives away his wicket. New batsman Kedar Jadhav starts off his innings with a four. An eventful over! 

  • Off with a four! Kedar Jadhav finds the gap over deep mid-wicket and sends the ball to the boundary. 

  • Mishit from Rayudu and finally a wicket. Goes for the slog against Chawla, but fails massively. Simple catch for Nitish Rana. Rayudu c Nitish Rana b Chawla 21(31) 

  • After 14 overs,Chennai Super Kings 77/2 ( Faf du Plessis 26 , Ambati Rayudu 18)

    Kuldeep up for his final over. Faf du Plessis does well to find space on the off side and he runs two.  The wrist-spinner gives away four runs in the over and his bowling figures for the match reads 4-0-16-0.

  • Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance writer

    At this point, it is too easy for the two CSK batters to rotate strikes and get close to the target. Surprised to see Karthik is not bringing more fielders inside the circle. He needs to find ways of blocking these singles.  

  • After 13 overs,Chennai Super Kings 73/2 ( Faf du Plessis 23 , Ambati Rayudu 17)

    Chawla comes to bowl his third over. Sensible cricket from du Plessis and Rayudu. They know the target is not big and on this pitch, you need to keep check on the big shots. Chawla concedes five singles in the over. Time's running out for KKR here. They need to find ways to pick wickets. 

  • KKR need to rethink their strategy!

  • After 12 overs,Chennai Super Kings 68/2 ( Faf du Plessis 20 , Ambati Rayudu 15)

    Narine comes back into the attack. A slight misunderstanding during running between the wickets almost proved costly. Nothing significant happened as both batsmen complete the single. Six balls and five singles. 

  • After 11 overs,Chennai Super Kings 63/2 ( Faf du Plessis 17 , Ambati Rayudu 13)

    Kuldeep continues from the other end. Faf du Plessis aims to break the shackles and suceeds. Pierces the gap between long-on and deep mid-wicket with precision and gets the much-needed boundary. Six runs from the over. 

  • Faf du Plessis goes for the leg-side and beats the long-on fielder with a crisp shot. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    10-overs comparison today:

    KKR : 47/5
    CSK : 57/2

  • After 10 overs,Chennai Super Kings 57/2 ( Faf du Plessis 12 , Ambati Rayudu 12)

    Harry Gurney comes to bowl his first over in the match. As expected, starts with a slower delivery on the leg side. The batsmen seem content with taking singles. Rayudu gets a four finally after he beats the fielder on the off side with his trademark cut. One more single from the final over. 10 overs gone, CSK need 52 from the next ten. 

  • Slower ball from Gurney but it's wide and Rayudu beats the point fielder to get four runs. 

  • Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance writer

    It will be interesting to notice how Harry Gurney bowls on this pitch. The slowness on the surface suits his kind of bowling. With his cutters and slower one, Gurney can be hard to pick.  

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  • After 9 overs,Chennai Super Kings 49/2 ( Faf du Plessis 10 , Ambati Rayudu 6)

    Kuldeep Yadav with his second over. The slow nature of the pitch and the turn is making life difficult for the batsmen. They are struggling for timing, but the main thing is CSK have wickets in hand. Just three singles from this over.

  • After 8 overs,Chennai Super Kings 46/2 ( Faf du Plessis 8 , Ambati Rayudu 5)

    Piyush Chawla back into attack. Faf du Plessis tries the scoop off the first ball but there's just no pace in the delivery. Just two runs from the shot. He connects the fourth ball with a sweep but the fielder is there at the right spot. Three runs from the over and CSK need 63 from 72 balls.

  • After 7 overs,Chennai Super Kings 43/2 ( Faf du Plessis 5 , Ambati Rayudu 5)

    Kuldeep Yadav comes into attack! Watchful cricket from both Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu as they don't want to take any risks against the wrist-spinner. Just three runs from that over. 

  • Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance writer

    It was a brilliant ground work by Piyush Chawla to take that catch. Another threat removed by Narine and KKR still in the hunt. Now, it is all about how Kuldeep bowls here. On this pitch he is expected to make trouble the batsmen. But, so far in this IPL, the left-arm wrist spinner has struggled with his length and speed. He needs to raise his game tonight.   

  • After 6 overs,Chennai Super Kings 40/2 ( Faf du Plessis 3 , Ambati Rayudu 4)

    Prasidh Krishna bowls a no-ball after three good deliveries. The free-hit results in a boundary with Rayudu picking the slower ball and sending it to the mid-wicket boundary. Just five runs from the sixth over.  

  • Free hit! Slower ball from Prasidh Krishna but Rayudu picks it and sends the ball over mid-wicket. 

  • After 5 overs,Chennai Super Kings 35/2 ( Faf du Plessis 3 , )

    Superb second over from Narine. He creates pressure in the first five balls, conceding just two runs, which includes a wide. Raina looks to break the shackles in the final ball with a maximum over long on, but he fails to time it and Piyush Chawla takes a good catch near the boundary. 

  • Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance writer

    Ok, Narine has struck. Watson was hitting the ball cleanly and taking the game away. That wicket keeps KKR in the match. However, Raina has got into his strides quickly. Looks like CSK want to finish this as early as possible. The visitors need  2-3 more wickets in quick successions in order to make this game interesting. Karthik needs to attack with Kuldeep.

  • Rash shot from Raina results in his fall. Goes for a maximum over long-on but Piyush Chawla runs well and takes a good catch. Narine strikes! 

  • After 4 overs,Chennai Super Kings 33/1 ( Faf du Plessis 2 , Suresh Raina 14)

    Some pace from Prasidh Krishna. Starts off with a 144 kmph ball which results in two runs. Raina sends the fourth ball to boundary with his typical shot over covers. Prasidh comes back well to concede just two runs from the final two balls. 

  • After 3 overs,Chennai Super Kings 25/1 ( Faf du Plessis 1 , Suresh Raina 7)

    Sunil Narine is off to a good start in his first over. He removes Shane Watson albeit from a half-tracker, but then concedes a six against Suresh Raina. Raina does well to make some room and send the ball over long off. 

  • Suresh Raina is off the mark with a maximum. Makes some room and sends it over long-off. 

  • OUT! A half-tracker from Narine and Watson was on two minds, whether to hit it above the square-leg fielder or play it on the ground. He drags it straight to the fielder. Goes after making 17. 

  • After 2 overs,Chennai Super Kings 13/0 ( Watson 13 , Faf 0)

    Prasidh Krishna gears up for the second over. He starts off well and concedes just two runs in the over. Two good balls from Krishna as he beats du Plessis with pace and bounce. 

  • After 1 overs,Chennai Super Kings 12/0 ( Shane Watson 12 , Faf du Plessis 0)

    An eventful first over. Chennai opening batsmen Watson start off with 12 runs. The first ball goes for a four thanks to a terrific cover drive from the Australian. He picks two from the second and a six from the fifth ball. The ball was bit short and Watson pulled it over deep mid-wicket. Good batting from the Australian. 

  • SIX! A bit short from Piyush Chawla and Watson goes on backfoot to send the ball over deep mid-wicket.  

  • FOUR! First ball and a boundary from Shane Watson. A good cover drive!

  • Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis walk to the middle. Not a big target but it can be tricky because of the nature of the pitch. 

  • Sandipan Banerjee, Freelance writer

    It is the sheer brilliance of Russell, which has helped KKR to cross the 100-run mark. But overall this has been a poor outing for the KKR batters. They should look back at their shot selections. On a pitch like this, some of the top-order batsmen should have taken their time early. 

    Well, 108 is certainty a below-par score, especially with the heavy dew around. But Karthik should look to drag this game as long as possible, from the net run rate point of view.    

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Andre Russell's last three innings v CSK:

    50*, 88*, 55*

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Lowest totals for KKR in IPL:

    67 v MI, Mumbai, 2008
    95 v MI, Port Elizabeth, 2009
    101 v Chargers, Cape Town, 2009
    105 v MI, Mumbai, 2013
    107 v MI, Bangalore, 2017
    108 v MI, Kolkata, 2018
    108/9 v CSK, Chennai, 2019*

IPL 12 Match 23 CSK vs KKR at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai: GAME OVER!

Narine bowls a wide and the ball beats the wicket-keeper to race away to the boundary. Not an entertaining match at all as Chennai Super Kings clinched it with seven wickets in hand. They go on top of the table.

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IPL 2019, CSK vs KKR, Today's Match Preview: Match number 23 of IPL 2019 will see the two top sides of the tournament so far battling out in the middle at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who currently sit at the top of points table, will take on MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who are placed at second position. Needless to say that the two teams have been playing the best cricket in the current season.

For KKR, both batting and bowling have clicked in the 12th edition of the tournament. Andre Russell, however, has been one of the big factors in their successful campaign so far. Other batsmen like Nitish Rana, Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa have participated with good contributions. Sunil Narine, as usual, has been dangerous for opponents at the top of the batting order. In Prasidh Krishna, Karthik always has a bowler he could turn to at any stage of the game and with Harry Gurney performing well in his debut game in IPL against Rajasthan Royals, his worries have lessened with the bowling unit. KKR have always been a very good spin bowling attack.

Chennai have a great side too. Dhoni, however, would be worried for two reasons. One, the Indian pace bowling department has been not up to the mark. Shardul Thakur and Mohit Sharma have leaked runs every now and then. He would want them to be a little disciplined. Second, the absence of Dwayne Bravo, who is out for two weeks, was felt in the last game by CSK. They would want someone else step up and be counted when the situation arises.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Full Squads:

Chennai Super Kings Team 2019 Players list: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (w/c), Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Monu Kumar

Kolkata Knight Riders Team 2019 Players list: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier, Lockie Ferguson, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa

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Check out the full points table for IPL 2019, including holders of Orange and Purple Caps

Updated Date: Apr 09, 2019


Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
11 8 3 0 16
11 7 4 0 14
10 6 4 0 12
10 5 5 0 10
11 5 6 0 10
10 4 6 0 8
11 4 7 0 8
10 3 7 0 6
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5007 116
2 New Zealand 3570 108
3 South Africa 4397 105
4 Australia 4566 104
5 England 5490 104
6 Sri Lanka 4737 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 7259 123
2 India 8508 120
3 New Zealand 6071 112
4 South Africa 6181 112
5 Australia 5701 108
6 Pakistan 5147 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 5280 135
2 India 5726 122
3 England 3036 121
4 Australia 3613 120
5 South Africa 3366 120
6 New Zealand 3367 116