Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Chennai Super Kings LIVE SCORE (t20)

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Chennai Super Kings At Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, 21 April, 2021

21 April, 2021
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

220/3 (20.0 ov)

Match 15

202/10 (19.1 ov)

Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs

Chennai Super Kings Kolkata Knight Riders
220/3 (20.0 ov) - R/R 11 202/10 (19.1 ov) - R/R 10.54

Match Ended

Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs

This Over
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Pat Cummins not out 66 34 4 6
Bowling 0 M R W
Sam Curran 4 0 58 1
Shardul Thakur 3.1 0 48 0
Current Partnership Last Wicket 202/10 (19.1)

2 (2) R/R: 3

Prasidh Krishna 0(1) S.R (0)

run out (Deepak Chahar / Shardul Thakur)
Highlights, KKR vs CSK, IPL 2021, Match 15: Pat Cummins' blistering innings in vain as Chennai win by 18 runs

Highlights, KKR vs CSK, IPL 2021, Match 15: Pat Cummins' blistering innings in vain as Chennai win by 18 runs

23:51 (IST)

That's it for tonight. Two very different games on offer today. One produced few runs and the other 200-plus in both innings. CSK are back top of the standings with 3 wins from 4 played while SRH got their first W of the season. Tomorrow, RCB take on RR at the Wankhede Stadium. Join us tomorrow for our continued live coverage of the Indian Premier League. Until tomorrow, goodbye!

23:49 (IST)

Man of the Match, Faf du Plessis: This is probably the most fluent I've felt so far. I felt in the previous game, things began to tick a little better, and this is just another step forward in the right direction. I'm feeling more rhythm, I'm feeling more technically correct so it was good to get some runs when you're feeling like that.

We discussed before the game that the spinners were the real threat, because the ball was just stopping a bit. If you look at this game and a couple of earlier matches, the spinners have been the best bowlers. Even tonight, Jadeja was one of our better bowls. The ball just grips well on the surface. 

Ruturaj is a fantastic young talent, and it's great to see him. Those first couple of balls, you feel a bit on edge and you feel like you have to score. Sometimes you can go a bit too hard. It was beautiful to see him trust his timing and technique though, he's such a sweet timer of the ball. He's really hard to bowl to.

I'm very lucky to have been playing under MS Dhoni for a long time. It's always really good to see him at work, he's cool, calm and collected. 

I felt like it was a good game for the bowlers for a while, you saw that with the new ball Deepak Chahar bowled well. But then there was a bit of dew, and it became a proper batter's game. You see Andre Russell, when he comes into a situation like that, I looked up at the scoreboard and knew that this was made for him. That's when he's the most dangerous, when he's got little to lose. Brilliant batting from him and Cummins!

23:43 (IST)

Winning CSK captain MS Dhoni: Quite easy in a game like this. From the 16th over onwards the contest was between the fast bowler and the batsman. You can't do too much. Can't put different field. It's about you vs me. The side that has one is a side that has executed slightly better. But if they would've had more wickets, could've been different. Have seen enough in cricket, always like to be humble. There's no good reason if you have scored, the opposition can't score. My lines to the players was that we have got good runs on the board but let's be humble. You don't want to take too many early wickets. Big hitters coming in, 200 runs, there's only one way they'll play. Not much you can do. The only option was Jadeja. It was turning, was a bit dry. The batting has been really good. Rutu is somebody who has shown his class in the last IPL. You always need to assess where he is mentally. Once when he was off guard, I just asked him how are you feeling today. When you put a question like that, you wait for the reactions, you see what's in his eyes. There was enough in his reactions to suggest he wasn't rattled.

23:31 (IST)

Most expensive bowling figures for CSK in IPL:

0/58 : Mohit Sharma v SRH, Hyderabad, 2015
1/58 : Sam Curran v KKR, Mumbai, 2021*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:31 (IST)
23:31 (IST)

Eoin Morgan: Hell of a match huh? From the position we were in after the powerplay, we really didn't think we'd get as close as we did. Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik really helped get things back under control, and once you get the hang of conditions here, it's really hard to break up a partnership. And Pat Cummins, the way he played, really gave us every chance towards the end. Tremendous fight from the middle and lower order, which is all you can ask for when you lose wickets early.

The emotions throughout the day were overwhelming. The first five overs didn't go our way. We didn't play as well as we liked. If we had built a partnership and taken advantage of those early over, we would have been in a strong position going into the middle. We can be happy with the the fact that we did well on a new ground, with new challenges.

I don't think there was a big margin for error for the bowlers, so we have to be a bit kinder to them. Being hit for 220, and then getting so close despite losing early wickets is still something to be proud of.

I tend to stay away from Andre Russell when he's got out! He's one of the best players in the tournament when he's on form, so it's great that he's been playing so well recently. It's disappointing that the rest of us couldn't help him out.

23:27 (IST)

KKR today: Top-5 combined : 28 runs

No. 6 : 40 runs

No. 7 : 54 runs

No. 8 : 66* runs

Last three combined : 0 runs

Extras : 14 runs

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:27 (IST)
23:24 (IST)

Most runs scored by a batsman off a bowler in an over in IPL:

36 - Gayle off Parameswaran, 2011 32 - Raina off Awana, Mumbai, 2014 30 - Sehwag off Symonds, 2008 30 - S Marsh off van der Wath, 2011 30 - Gayle off Rahul Sharma, 2012 30 - Kohli off S Kaushik, 2016 30 - Tewatia off Cottrell, 2020 30 - Cummins off Curran, 2021* 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:24 (IST)
23:22 (IST)

CSK beat KKR by 18 runs!

That was tense in the end but combination of Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur gets Prasidh Krishna run out to start the final over. Pat Cummins kept the match alive and he remains unbeaten on 66 runs from 34 balls at the end. After five down, it looked like KKR were down and out quickly. Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik and Pat Cummins kept chipping away but not enough in the end. The damage, with wickets, was already done!

23:19 (IST)
wkt

RUN OUT!

Prasidh Krishna is short at the non-striker's end and Shardul Thakur celebrates. KKR needed a second run but Krishna is unable to get back in time

Krishna run out 0

23:17 (IST)

After 19 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 201/9 ( Pat Cummins 65 , Prasidh Krishna 0)

Sam Curran into the attack once again. Has he recovered from the beating he got in the last over. He's already gone for 51 runs, how many more this time? Starts well to get a dot. On the second, he gets a SIX! Whips it off his pads and it goes past the boundary rope. Desperate times and Chakaravarthy has to sacrifice his wicket in attempt of a second run. He is short, well short, to depart for a duck. Tough position for Cummins who gets a single on the fifth ball. A dot on the last ball. KKR need 20 runs from 6 balls

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23:49 (IST)

Man of the Match, Faf du Plessis: This is probably the most fluent I've felt so far. I felt in the previous game, things began to tick a little better, and this is just another step forward in the right direction. I'm feeling more rhythm, I'm feeling more technically correct so it was good to get some runs when you're feeling like that.

We discussed before the game that the spinners were the real threat, because the ball was just stopping a bit. If you look at this game and a couple of earlier matches, the spinners have been the best bowlers. Even tonight, Jadeja was one of our better bowls. The ball just grips well on the surface. 

Ruturaj is a fantastic young talent, and it's great to see him. Those first couple of balls, you feel a bit on edge and you feel like you have to score. Sometimes you can go a bit too hard. It was beautiful to see him trust his timing and technique though, he's such a sweet timer of the ball. He's really hard to bowl to.

I'm very lucky to have been playing under MS Dhoni for a long time. It's always really good to see him at work, he's cool, calm and collected. 

I felt like it was a good game for the bowlers for a while, you saw that with the new ball Deepak Chahar bowled well. But then there was a bit of dew, and it became a proper batter's game. You see Andre Russell, when he comes into a situation like that, I looked up at the scoreboard and knew that this was made for him. That's when he's the most dangerous, when he's got little to lose. Brilliant batting from him and Cummins!

IPL 2021, Live Cricket Score, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK):

CSK beat KKR by 18 runs! That was tense in the end but combination of Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur gets Prasidh Krishna run out to start the final over. Pat Cummins kept the match alive and he remains unbeaten on 66 runs from 34 balls at the end. After five down, it looked like KKR were down and out quickly. Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik and Pat Cummins kept chipping away but not enough in the end. The damage, with wickets, was already done!

Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders face Chennai Super Kings in the second match of Wednesday's double-header at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

File image of KKR captain Eoin Morgan and CSK captain MS Dhoni. SportzPics

File image of KKR captain Eoin Morgan and CSK captain MS Dhoni. SportzPics

Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni, are currently third in the league table, having won two of their three matches, while the Eoin Morgan led Kolkata Knight Riders side is in fifth, having won only one of three matches.

CSK's last match came against Rajasthan Royals, where some excellent performances from the likes of Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja helped them win by a sizeable total of 45 runs. KKR, on the other hand, were on the receiving end of a heavy defeat in their last match, losing by 38 runs to Royal Challengers Bangalore in a match where RCB's Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers were the standout performers.

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora.

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Krishnappa Gowtham, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, Jason Behrendorff.

Updated Date: April 21, 2021 23:52:57 IST

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