KKR vs CSK Live Score, IPL 2020 Match Today: MS Dhoni’s bowlers restrict KKR for 167

IPL 2020 Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Shivam Mavi took down Faf du Plessis (17), drawing the first blood for CSK. Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu have taken the charge and carrying CSK’s run-chase forward. Kolkata Knight Riders scored 167 all-out in their quota of 20 overs against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. Dwayne Bravo remained CSK’s highest wicket-taker as he returned with the magical figures of 3/3. Karn Sharma (2/25), Shardul Thakur (2/28) and Sam Curran (2/26) bowled brilliantly to bundle KKR and claimed 2 wickets apiece. Rahul Tripathi (81) scored the maiden fifty for KKR and remained the top-scrorer. Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders opted to bat first after winning the toss against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. While KKR play an unchanged XI, CSK replaced Piyush Chawal with Karn Sharma. CSK are coming into the contest after registering a historic 10-wicket win against Kings XI Punjab. KKR, on the other hand, aim to achieve their first win over CSK since 2018.

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22:40 hrs IST

Narine into attack

Narine comes to attack and bowls a superb over. Concedes just five off the over, thereby lowering down CSK’s run rate 8.25 per over.

22:36 hrs IST

Good over from Cummins to end spell

Pat Cummins end his 4-over spell with the figures of 4/25 but could affect any dismissal. Just 4 runs off his last over, CSK moves to 94/1 after 11 overs.

22:28 hrs IST

FOUR! Watson moves to 47

Nagarkoti to Watson – FOUR! Not one of the well-timed shots but the Aussie finds a boundary towards the long-on. Watson moves to 47, 3 more for another fifty.

22:22 hrs IST

FOUR! Chakravarty into attack, Watson whacks

FOUR! Varun Chakravarthy brings up his second over and Watson welcomes him with a boundary. The Aussie got down to his knees and slapped it towards fine-leg for another fine shot.

22:19 hrs IST

Nagarkoti to Rayudu – FOUR!

FOUR! Rayudu goes down the wicket and charges the young pacer towards deep extra cover for a four.

22:15 hrs IST

Chakravarthy to Rayudu – FOUR

FOUR! Rayudu you beauty – goes after the short ball and pulls it away for a four towards long-on. Rayudu looks in no mood to spare such deliveries. Terrific one to end the over, CSK – 62/1 after 7 overs.

22:12 hrs IST

Varun Chakravarthy into attack

KKR station a spinner against Watson and Rayudu. The spinner from Tamil Nadu has been quite useful for KKR and has picked 4 wickets in three matches. Can he restrict CSK here? Let’s see what he has got today.

22:08 hrs IST

SIX! Watson goes big, 50-up for CSK

SIX! A shorter one from Mavi and Watson didn’t hesitate to pull it over deep square leg for six. A cracker from Watson’s willow,taking CSK’s total to 52/1 in 5.3 overs.

22:03 hrs IST

Cummins to Rayudu – FOUR!

FOUR! A back of a length delivery from Cummins and Rayudu gets thick outside edge, sending the ball over the slip cordon. Rayudu’s first boundary tonight.

21:57 hrs IST

OUT! Mavi strikes, Faf du Plessis departs

OUT! An early dismissal tonight for CSK. A loose delivery from Mavi tempts du Plessis to play the cut shot. But the ball takes a thick top-edge and Dinesh Karthik takes a dolly. du Plessis departs for 17, CSK – 30/1 after 3.4 overs.

21:52 hrs IST

Cummins to du Plessis – FOUR!

FOUR! A short of a length from Pat Cummins and du Plessis pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a four. A cracker from the Protea batsman, propels CSK total to 25/0 in 2.5 overs

21:47 hrs IST

FOUR, FOUR – du Plessis bullies Shivam Mavi

Back-to-back boundaries from Faf du Plessis. One over mid-off and then towards deep square leg. This man has been in an extraordinary from so far and showing the glimpses today as well. Mavi looks disappointed after this mayhem. 12 from the over, CSK- 18/0 after 2 overs.

21:44 hrs IST

Cummins to Watson – FOUR!

FOUR! Watson slams the first boundary fro CSK. Half-volley from Cummins and Watto drives it through covers for a boundary. Good start, CSK – 6/0 in first over.

21:40 hrs IST

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis out to chase

Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis are out to begin Chennai Super King’s 168-run chase. Pat Cummins begins the attack for Kolkata Knight Riders.

21:25 hrs IST

KKR vs CSK Live Score: End of KKR innings

Another wicket to end KKR innings. Varun Chakravarthy gets run out of the last ball of the 20th over. Kolkata Knight Riders finish with 167 all-out after their 20 overs.

21:12 hrs IST

2 wickets to Bravo in final over

Bravo ran through the KKR tail and dismantled them on his birthday. First Kamslesh Nagarkoti and then Shivam Mavi. A superb over to end the first innings.

21:06 hrs IST

FOUR, SIX – Some late fireworks for KKR, courtesy Pat Cummins

Thakur brings his last over and gets some harsh treatment from Pat Cummins. A boundary off the fourth ball and then a six over cow corner to end the over. 14 runs from the over but Shardul impresses with his overall performance – 4 overs, 28 runs, 2 wickets.

21:03 hrs IST

OUT! Bravo says goodbye to Tripathi

Bravo to Rahul Tripathi – OUT! A magnificent innings from the youngster comes to an end. Bravo bowls a fuller and Tripathi attempts to play it with an open bat face. The ball travels directly to Shane Watson at short third man. Tripathi out for 81, KKR – 140/6 after 17 overs.

20:55 hrs IST

OUT! Andre Russell departs, Dhoni’s 3rd catch

OUT! Thakur gets the big man – Dre Russ and Dhoni takes the third catch tonight. A cross-seam delivery, falling short and Russell tries to slam it with a cross-bat . A thick inside edge and Dhoni does the rest . Andre Russell departs for 2, KKR – 128/5 after 15.2 overs

20:45 hrs IST

FOUR, SIX – Tripathi mauls Chahar!

Rahul Tripathi have been handling Deepak Chahar pretty well this evening. A four off the first ball and then a SIX, couple of balls later. The CSK finishes his spell with 14 runs off the last over.An expensive spell for CSK – 47 off 4 overs, no wicket.

20:41 hrs IST

OUT! Sam Curran strikes, Morgan gone

OUT! That’s huge wicket for KKR. Curran surprises Morgan with a short ball. The batsman fails to connect it well and Dhoni grabs a dolly behind the stumps. 2nd catch for MS Dhoni tonight. Morgan departs for 7, KKR – 114/4 after 14 overs.

20:39 hrs IST

Impressive spell from Karn Sharma

4 Overs, 25 runs and 2 wickets: An amazing spell from Karn Sharma in first IPL 2020 games. Two crucial wickets- Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine – takes him to the top among bowlers tonight.

20:37 hrs IST

KKR vs CSK Live Score: In-match stats

* Shubman Gill has been dismissed on 11. This is the 2nd time Shardul Thakur has dismissed S Gill in IPL.

* 3rd time KKR has scored 50 or more runs in powerplay in IPL 2020

* Joint 2nd best powerplay for KKR by runs scored in IPL 2020

* 5th half century of IPL for Rahul Tripathi

20:33 hrs IST

FOUR! Just Morgan things

Morgan comes after Narine’s dismissal and begin his innings with a four. A full pitched delivery from Thakur and Morgan drives it toward the gap through extra-cover. Morgan ahead of Russell, good move KKR!

20:29 hrs IST

OUT! Narine dissapoints, Jadeja takes a stunner

OUT! Second wicket for Karn Sharma tonight and Jadeja takes a beauty at deep mid-wicket. Dives to catch the ball and tosses to du Plessis before ramming into the rope. It’s a clean act of catching the ball – TV replay approves. Poor Narine failed to score again, departs for 17. KKR – 98/3 after 11 overs

20:21 hrs IST

Fifty for Rahul Tripathi

Tripathi slams his maiden fifty for Kolkata Knight Riders. What an innings from the young man. Promoted on top and delivers right away. Brings up his half-century with a four off Bravo’s delivery.

20:16 hrs IST

OUT! Nitish Rana departs, Karn Sharma’s first IPL 2020 wicket

Karn to Nitish – OUT! A miscued long sweep from the batsman and ends up getting caught by Ravindra Jadeja at the cow corner. Rana departs for 9, KKR – 70/2 after 8.1 overs.

20:12 hrs IST

Champion Bravo into attack

The birthday boy is here to bowl his first over for CSK. Let’s hope he makes this evening special for himself and his team as well.

20:08 hrs IST

SIX! Unstoppable Tripathi, Miserable Karn Sharma

SIX! A tripathi slog-sweep and ball lands over long-on boundary. Sam Curran not that tall to grab that. An absolute stunner form the young man.

20:05 hrs IST

Bowling change – Karn Sharma into attack

CSK introduce spin, right after the powerplay. Karn Sharma finally gets a game this season and now will be bowling his first over. Let’s see of he can justify his place in the playing tonight!

20:02 hrs IST

50 up for KKR

Rahul Tripathi’s efforts have guided KKR past the 50-run mark by the end of sixth over. They have lost one of their trusted batsmen a bit early but Rahul continues his good game. New man in – Nitish Rana – now need too back him at this moment.

19:55 hrs IST

OUT! Shardul takes down Shubman Gill

OUT! A fuller one from Thakur, Gill attempts a cross-batted shot and gets an inside edge. MS Dhoni makes no mistake in grabbing that. KKR one man down – 37/1 after 4.2 overs

19:48 hrs IST

Curran suffers some Tripathi heat

After going after Chahar, Rahul Tripathi targets Sam Curran. Two boundaries in the over – one to start off and the other one finish it. Tripathi is set and KKR would be so happy with this change in the opening spot. KKR – 36/0 after 4 overs.

19:45 hrs IST

FOUR, FOUR! Tripathi goes after Chahar

Back-to-back boundaries from KKR’s new opener. The leg-side fielders were inside the circle and Tripathi made the most of it.  He is looking in the best nick. 15 runs from the over – an expensive one from Deepak Chahar.

19:42 hrs IST

Chahar to Gill – FOUR!

FOUR! Shubman Gill gets his first boundary tonight. A stunning shot from the youngster that cleared off the mid-wicket boundary. Chahar surely needs to keep a check o such deliveries in the initial phase on the game.

19:39 hrs IST

Curran bowls a beauty!

What an over from Sam Curran to begin his spell. Just three singles from it, not giving any chance to either Gill or Tripathi to go after him. Just three from it, KKR – 10/0 after 2 overs.

19:35 hrs IST

Sam Curran into attack

Sam Curran comes to bowl the second over. The English pacer has been one of the key bowlers in the CSK set-up. Tonight he would require to continue his god work in order to restrict the KKR batters as soon as possible.

19:32 hrs IST

Tripathi welcomes Deepak Chahar with a FOUR!

FOUR! Chahar begins the game with a wide and then gets hit for a boundary by Rahul Tripathi. Chahar bowled down the leg side and Tripathi guided it beyond the fence. A good way to begin his opening stint for KKR

19:30 hrs IST

KKR innings begin: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi out to bat

KKR opts for a change in the opening slot. Shubman Gill gets out to open with Rahul Tripathi. Impressive move from KKR. Deepak Chahar starts the attack for Chennai Super Kings.

19:27 hrs IST

In-match stats

• 21: With 21 more runs Faf Du Plessis will be leading run getter surpassing KL Rahul with 302 runs in IPL 2020.

• 79: runs Faf needs to complete 2000 runs for CSK in IPL.

• 73: Dwayne Bravo is 73 runs away from completing 1000 runs for CSK in IPL.

• 51: MS Dhoni 51 runs away from completing 4000 runs for CSK in IPL. He would become 2nd player after Suresh Raina to do so.

• 37: Rayudu is 37 runs away from completing 1000 runs for CSK in IPL.

• 62 and 73: R Jadeja and D Bravo needs to complete 1000 runs for CSK in IPL, respectively.

• 3: Bravo is 3 wickets away from completing 150 wickets in IPL. HE will be the 5th bowler to this landmark after Malinga, A Mishra, P Chawla, and H Singh.

• 71: runs S Gill needs to complete 1000 T20 runs

• 1: Pat Cummins needs 1 wicket to complete 100 T20 wickets

• 2: Dinesh Karthik is only 2 dismissals away from having most dismissals against CSK in IPL. With 10 dismissals, Karthik is behind Quinton de Kock (11) and Adam Gilchrist (11) in the list.

• 0: Sunil Narine has never conceded a boundary against MS Dhoni in IPL

• 3: with 3 more catches Faf du Plessis tally of catches will reach to 50 catches in IPL. He will be the 12th player to

reach this landmark.

• 6.00: Sunil Narine bowls at an economy rate of 6.00 against CSK and is the best by a bowler who has bowled min. 250 balls vs CSK in IPL.

19:22 hrs IST

KKR bowlers to touble CSK, says Rahul Tripathi

“We have been practising here for a long time and have some experience on this ground. They know what lengths to bowl on this wicket. All the bowlers really contributed in our last game here (against RR). It’s a big ground and definitely it completely changes from what we played in Sharjah. Our bowlers are up to the mark and will give a tough time to CSK batsmen,” said Rahul Tripathi ahead of the CSK face-off.

19:12 hrs IST

MS Dhoni at toss

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni: “We have been chasing all this while. We have had a few bad games and a few good ones, but we are ready to do anything. As the tournament moves on, you adapt to new questions and that is what happened in the last game. The approach of the openers was great to see. One change for us – Karn Sharma comes in for Piyush Chawla.”

19:07 hrs IST

Dinesh Karthik speaks at toss

Kolkata Knight Riders speaks at the toss: “We will bat first. We did a good job in the previous games when we batted first . We have gone back and see what can be done. We’re playing the same team.

19:03 hrs IST

KKR vs CSK – Playing XI of both teams

Kolkata Knight Riders have fielded an unchanged eleven. Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, have made one change- Karn Sharma in for Piyush Chawla.

KKR: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

CSK: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

19:00 hrs IST

KKR vs CSK, IPL 2020 Live Score: Toss time

Kolkata Knight Riders win toss, opt to bat first

18:55 hrs IST

KKR Predicted XI vs CSK

It’s high time when Kolkata Knight Riders should bring in Tom Banton in place of Sunil Narine. He has failed to prove his place as an opener and Shubman Gill certainly deserves a better opening partner. So one likely change – Banton in for Narine.

KKR Predicted XI: Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (C/WK), Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.

18:52 hrs IST

Pitch Report

“The same track that was used yesterday. There are a few more cracks but the grass is holding it well together. Won’t help the spinners. It looks a very good cricketing pitch – so win the toss and bat first,” reckons Ajit Agarkar on Star Sports.

18:48 hrs IST

CSK Predicted XI against KKR

In all likelihood, CSK won’t make any changes to the playing XI, especially what they experienced against KXIP in the last match. Dhoni would definitely deploy his winning combination to exploit KKR.

CSK Predicted XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C/WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar.

18:39 hrs IST

Toss in 20 minutes

To bat first or bowl – the main question. Well, 4 off the 7 games played in Abu Dhabi in IPL 2020 have been won by the team batting first. Also, KKR and CSK have won one game each while chasing. Bust as the trend follows, the team winning the toss would bat first.

18:32 hrs IST

Points Table – IPL 2020

Chennai Super Kings are currently placed at the fifth spot with two wins and four points. Kolkata Knight Riders have won as many games and placed at the fourth position.

18:22 hrs IST

KKR vs CSK, IPL 2020 Live Streaming: When and where to watch

In case if you are wondering where to watch the live action between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings, here we are to keep you sorted. Here are the details you need to know about IPL 2020, KKR vs CSK Live Streaming: CLICK HERE

18:17 hrs IST

About Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium

A big Abu Dhabi ground makes things tougher for CSK and RR. The ground is 79m wide in front and around 59 to 63 m all around.

18:06 hrs IST

Role of spinners

As compared the stadiums in Sharjah and Dubai, the Abu Dhabi ground is quite larger. This simply means, the spinners of both sides have an important role to play.

18:00 hrs IST

IPL 2020 Live Score

Here is all you know about the squads of both the teams:


Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Murali Vijay, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth

17:50 hrs IST

MS Dhoni against KKR bowlers in previous encounters

vs Kuldeep Yadav – 5 innings, 46 runs, 2 dismissals

vs Sunil Narine – 12 innings, 29 runs, 1 dismissal

vs Andre Russel – 3 innings, 14 runs, 1 dismissal

17:40 hrs IST

Ravindra Jadeja – KKR’s worst nightmare

CSK all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been a nightmare for Kolkata Knight Riders in the history of IPL. Jadeja has 12 wickets against KKR. The left-arm cricketer also has the best bowling figures in an innings against KKR. Jadeja picked 4 wickets for 12 runs in an IPL match played on May 2, 2014.

17:35 hrs IST

KKR spinners may add to du Plessis’ woes

If we look at Faf du Plessis’ performance against bowler type since 2018 in IPL, out of his 17 dismissals 7 have been to the spinners and his strike rate falls vs off break and Left arm Chinaman bowlers. KKR who have both the spin type in their attack will look to dismiss Du Plessis cheaply.

17:30 hrs IST

Shivam Mavi – The top-order buster

KKR pacer Shivam Mavi has featured in 13 IPL matches for KKR. Though he has an unimpressive average of 41.88 with 9 wickets, he has been a top-order slayer. Mavi has taken 4 wickets in this season of IPL and all four have been of top-order batters. Those four batsmen are Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson.

17:20 hrs IST

100 – CSK’s win percentage against KKR while chasing

CSK has a win rate of 65 % against KKR. MS Dhoni’s side has won 13 matches and lost 7. In these 13 wins, 8 have come while chasing the target. Moreover, they have never lost a game while a chasing a target against KKR. That makes a win rate of 100% vs KKR when it comes to chasing.

17:15 hrs IST

Karthik’s struggle -concern for KKR

KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik has been dissatisfactory with the bat so far in IPL 2020. He has aggregated 37 runs in four innings, including a duck (against DC). His degrading form has become one of the biggest concerns of the team.

17:10 hrs IST

Fantastic Faf and his love for pace!

Faf du Plessis has been in supreme touch in this season for CSK. He has been delivering right from game one and is also the 2nd highest run getter in the tournament. Out of the 282 runs in this season 67% of his runs have come off the pacer and 33 % off the spinner.

17:00 hrs IST

KKR’s journey in IPL 2020

4 matches – 2 wins and as many losses. KKR have a some of the extremely talented players in their camp but they have been facing major management issue. Dinesh Karthik’s strategies haven’t striking the right spots which is making them look confused. It’s a strong team that can beat CSK, provided if they execute their plans wisely.

16:55 hrs IST

CSK so far in IPL 2020

5 matches, 2 wins and 3 losses – that has been Chennai Super Kings’ journey in the IPL. Their second win,, which came against Kings XI Punjab, was massive as they took the home by 10 wickets. That win has made them favourites of the tournament. All eyes will be on MS Dhoni and his men when they take the field tonight against KKR.

16:50 hrs IST

KKR vs CSK – A look at last five encounters

CSK - 3

KKR - 2

The Kolkata Knight Riders haven’t won against Chennai Super Kings since 2018.Their last win came in 2018 – in the 30th match of the season where they beat CSK by 6 wickets.

16:45 hrs IST

KKR vs CSK – Head to head stats

Total Matches – 20

CSK – 13

KKR – 7

Tied/NR – 0

16:30 hrs IST

IPL 2020, KKR vs CSK: Live Score and Updates

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of KKR vs CSK IPL 2020 match. Get ready to witness another exciting game between two star studded sides of this league. Both Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders would eye their third win tournament. While CSK have came back strong, KKR are yet to figure out their batting order. Quite a pressure over Dinesh Karthik & Co tonight.

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