KKR vs CSK Live Score: Chennai Super Kings opener Faf du Plessis hit a fine fifty versus KKR.© BCCI/IPL
Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) Champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener Faf du Plessis played a brilliant unbeaten knock of 95 runs to help his team post a 221-run target in 20 overs for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to chase. Ruturaj Gaikwad also scored an epic 64 runs in 42 balls and with MS Dhoni (17 runs off 8 balls) and Moeen Ali (25 runs off 12 balls) playing their part to perfection, CSK ended on the right side of the 200-run mark. KKR bowlers found their going tough with regular boundaries from either end to power CSK to a mammoth total. KKR openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill will have to step up from the start for them to have a change at this target. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Match 15 Live Cricket Score Between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Deepak Chahar gets Rana out. A deserving wicket for the bowler who beat the bat on quite a few occasions.
MS Dhoni showing that age is just a number with a lengthy sprint to take the catch.
KKR tottering at 17/2 in 2.5 overs.
KKR get on track with three quick fours after losing Gill early.
KKR 14/1 in 1.4 overs.
Deepak Chahar gets the all-important wicket of opener Shubman Gill.
KKR 1-1 in 0.4 overs. What a start!
We Are Underway!
KKR openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill make their way into the middle.
Deepak Chahar to start proceedings from the bowling side.
CSK 220/3 In 20 Overs!
Faf du Plessis stood there till the end at 95 runs to help CSK post a mammoth 220 runs on the board. Gaikwad. Dhoni and Ali played their part to perfection while KKR bowlers found it hard to control the run-rate at the end, with CSK pasting 70 runs in the last 30 balls.
Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill will have to start brilliantly to have KKR in the match since the start. Stay tuned for an exciting run-chase in a few minutes.
Faf du Plessis inching closer to his 100 with two sixes against Pat Cummins.
Can he score the second 100 of IPL 2021?
Russell picked up a wicket on his last ball.
Dhoni goes for 17 runs in 8 balls through a brilliant Eoin-Morgan catch.
CSK 201/3 in 19 overs.
Third Boundary On The Trot!
Faf du Plessis hit a third successive boundary off Russell to put CSK well in control.
Can 220 be reached here?
Faf du Plessis punishes the bowler with a four past the gully region.
Russell struggling with his line here.
In the slot and MS Dhoni puts it on the leg side for a six.
CSK 186/2 in 18 overs. Andre Russell to bowl the 19th.
After missing out on a couple of short balls, Dhoni puts one behind the keeper.
Krishna just strayed off the line there.
An insane stat for you guys.
This was the first time MS Dhoni hit a four off Sunil Narine in IPL. It took him 65 balls to get the boundary, that too on a free-hit.
Narine comes back strongly with Ali’s wicket.
Bamboozles the Englishman to get the stumping done.
CSK 165/2 in. 16.3 overs.
Ali goes for a huge six over the mid-wicket boundary.
200 looking imminent here.
Ali welcomes Narine with a boundary.
A straight one over the bowler’s head.
Narine Comes Back!
Sunil Narine into his last over.
Can he finish it in style?
A cheeky scoop over the leg side boundary.
Du Plessis picked the slower ball to perfection.
Moeen Ali clears his frontfoot to hit the ball for a humongous six over Prasidh Krishna’s head.
CSK 150/1 in 15.1 overs.
CSK 144/1 In 15 Overs!
CSK will be looking for a strong finish to the innings.
With Curran, Dhoni and Raina to follow, only sky is the limit.
Four And A Wide!
Faf du Plessis played a cheeky nick to get four behind the stumps followed by a Pat Cummins wide.
How good is the South African?
CSK 130/1 In 14 Overs!
KKR will be looking for some good death bowling as CSK aim for 200.
Even a well-directed slower ball by Nagarkoti is going for three runs.
Just that kind of a day for KKR.
Moeen Ali joins the party with a beautiful four.
First game for Kamlesh Nagarkoti and he is showing some nerves.
Faf du Plessis brings a fine fifty.
Now can he see his side through till the death overs?
Spinner Varun Chakaravarthy took the all-important wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad for 64 runs in 42 balls caught at the mid-wicket boundary by Pat Cummins.
CSK 115/1 in 12.2 overs.
Varun Chakaravarthy into his last over.
Can the spinner weave his magic?
2nd Free-hit of the over as Krishna steps over the line again.
Ruturaj Gaikwad showing off in style. A six against Prasidh Krishna through a pull shot.
There’s no stopping Gaikwad today.
Prasidh Krishna bowls a no-ball and concedes a free hit.
Ominous signs for KKR.
Ruturaj Gaikwad reaches a stupendous 50 in 33 balls.
Confidence showed in him by the management is finally paying off this season.
Ruturaj Gaikwad hits Kamlesh Nagarkoti for a huge six over the midwicket boundary.
CSK end the first 10 overs without losing any wicket.
Openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad looking comfortable in the middle.
CSK 82/0 in 10 overs.
Gaikwad ends the over with a well-timed pull-shot that falls just short of Krishna.
CSK 72/0 in eight overs.
Andre Russell is welcomed with a huge six pulled on the leg-side.
Gaikwad is hitting past the reputation here.
A thick edge past Andre Russell in the first slip.
Du Plessis is clearly struggling to pick Narine’s mystery balls. CSK 60/0 after seven overs.
Narine Comes Back!
Narine is back into the attack.
Can the magician deliver now and break the partnership?
Powerplay Ends – Timeout!
CSK end powerplay at 54/0.
Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis going well in the first six overs.
Ruturaj Gaikwad leaving no stone unturned here. Hits Pats Cummins again for a four in the covers region
CSK 49/0 in 5.2 overs.
Ruturaj Gaikwad hits one more towards the cover boundary against Prasidh Krishna.
CSK 44/0 after five overs.
Du Plessis hits over the long-off boundary for a huge six. The mystery spinner couldn’t hide the leg-spinner over there, read well by the South African.
CSK 37/0 after four overs.
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