Chennai vs Kolkata
CSK win by 34 runs
It started with KKR bowling short on a spinning track and McCullum pulling everything to the boundary. Raina and Dhoni provided good support to take CSK to 148. Then when KKR started batting, Gambhir threw his wicket away and Ashwin and Jadeja damaged the middle order. Poor cricket from KKR, CSK win by 34 runs in Ranchi.
Over 17 - KKR 114/9 (V Kumar 0, Narine 1)
Mohit to bowl the final over, Pathan takes a single from the first ball, Chawla comes on strike and takes a single with an inside edge. Another single and then Mohit strikes. WICKET! Chawla swings his bat and finds Faf at long-off, 36 needed from two balls. It is all over for KKR. WICKET! Yusuf is out lbw, Mohit gets his third wicket. Narine comes in to bat, takes a single but is it all over. CSK win by 34 runs.
Over 16 - KKR 111/7 (Y Pathan 39, P Chawla 0)
Two overs to go, 59 runs to get and three wickets in hand. Hilfenhaus comes into the attack and Pathan hits the first ball for a six, clean sweep over midwicket. Six more, Chawla at the other end watches this as it sails over deep midwicket. A couple of dots and then, Yusuf connects this and it flies over long-on for a six. A single to end the over, 19 runs from it. KKR need 39 from the last six balls.
Over 15 - KKR 91/7 (Y Pathan 20)
Mohit Sharma comes into the attack, Jadeja and Ashwin are bowled out. Three singles and then WICKET! Mohit bowls Andre Russell, it was another slower ball and Russell goes for another swipe over leg side and misses. KKR 91 for 7.
Over 14 - KKR 88/6 (Russell 0, Y Pathan 18)
Uthappa hits the first ball of Jadeja's last over to long-on for a single. Pathan clubs the ball to long-on for a couple of runs. WICKET! Uthappa misses the reverse sweep, Dhoni takes the catch and appeals. The umpire is not sure, but Uthappa walks off for 47, Jadeja gets his 4th wicket. Russell comes out to bat, a couple of dots to end the over.
Over 13 - KKR 84/5 (Uthappa 46, Y Pathan 15)
Four dots as Ashwin starts his last over, then he bowls short and Pathan hits it out of the park over deep midwicket for a six. Four, good end to the over, Pathan sweeps the carrom ball wide of short fine leg for four.
Over 12 - KKR 74/5 (Uthappa 46, Y Pathan 5)
Pathan takes a single down the ground to long-off. Uthappa top edges the reverse sweep and it goes over the slip for a couple of runs. A couple of singles to end Jadeja's third over.
Over 11 - KKR 69/5 (Uthappa 43, Y Pathan 3)
Ashwin finishes his third over, just three runs from it. The asking rate climbs to 13.33 per over.
Over 10 - KKR 66/5 (Uthappa 42, Y Pathan 1)
Jadeja starts over number 10, Uthappa takes a single from the first ball. WICKET! Jadeja strikes again, the skidder traps Yadav in front of the stumps as he tries to sweep it. The impact may have been outside the line of the stumps, but Yadav has to go. Yusuf Pathan at number 7.
Over 9 - KKR 64/4 (Uthappa 41, S Yadav 8)
Ashwin starts his second over, after the time out. Five singles from the over, the asking rate jumps to 10.62.
Over 8 - KKR 59/4 (Uthappa 38, S Yadav 6)
Ishwar Pandey comes into the attack, he went for 12 runs in his first over. Yadav flicks the first ball through deep midwicket for a couple of runs. Yadav then pads it on the leg side and Manhas puts in a full length dive to keep it down to two runs. A single and then Uthappa cuts it behind point for four. 10 from the over.
Over 7 - KKR 49/4 (Uthappa 33, S Yadav 3)
Raina comes into the attack and Uthappa reverse sweeps it for four, good shot past point. A single brings Yadav on strike. Yadav late cuts it to the vacant third man region for three runs. A couple of runs to end the over, the asking rate is 10 per over.
Over 6 - KKR 39/4 (Uthappa 26, S Yadav 0)
WICKET! Jadeja strikes with his first ball. Pandey is into his shot too early and it hits the splice of the bat and goes straight to McCullum who takes the catch. Shakib walks out to bat. WICKET! Jadeja strikes again, CSK on top of this game now. It was just another flighted ball on the stumps and Shakib hits it in the air to deep midwicket where Mohit takes a good catch. Jadeja on a hat trick, Uthappa takes a single from the next ball to deny the hat trick. Yadav is the new man in. Just a single and two wickets from the over.
Over 5 - KKR 38/2 (Uthappa 25, Pandey 1)
Ashwin comes into the attack, Uthappa clips the first ball to long-on for a single. A couple of dots and then WICKET! Kallis sweeps the wide ball down leg and hits it straight to deep backward square leg. Bad ball gets the wicket, Manhas takes the catch. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 4 - KKR 35/1 (Uthappa 23, Kallis 4)
Mohit Sharma comes into the attack, Uthappa hits the second ball of the over through sweeper cover for four. Six, it is short and outside off, Uthappa pulls it over long-on for a six. KKR paid the price when they bowled short today, CSK should learn from them. A single brings Kallis on strike. Four, Kallis walks down the track and hits it through cover and mid off for four.
Over 3 - KKR 20/1 (Uthappa 12, Kallis 0)
WICKET! Hilfenhaus strikes, Uthappa inside edges it and luckily it does not hit the stumps. As Uthappa is ball watching, Gambhir wants a single and goes for a suicidal run when the ball is in Dhoni's hand. Hilfenhaus catches the throw and hits the stumps. Poor cricket from Gambhir. Kallis walks out to bat, four runs from the over.
Over 2 - KKR 16/0 (Uthappa 9, Gambhir 5)
Ishwar Pandey, who was impressive in the UAE comes into the attack from the other end. Four, Gambhir sends the second ball of the over through backward point for four runs. A leg bye to follow as Gambhir is deceived by the ball angling into him. Four, Uthappa hits his first boundary of the game, drives it through extra cover for four. Four more, Uthappa hits it through long-on for another crisp boundary. 13 runs from the over, KKR 16 after 2 overs.
Over 1 - KKR 3/0 (Uthappa 1, Gambhir 1)
Uthappa and Gambhir open for Kolkata, Hilfenhaus will bowl the first over. A couple of dots and then Uthappa gets off the mark with a single. A no ball as the ball slips out of Hilfenhaus' hand and the umpire calls it a no ball for height. Three runs from the first over.
Over 17 - CSK 148/3 (Dhoni 22, Jadeja 17)
Russell to bowl the last over, Jadeja pushes the first ball to long-off for a single. Six, it is full and wide from Russell, Dhoni swings through the line of the ball and hits it over long-off for a six. A leg bye and then Jadeja tries to pull it down the ground, but ends up edging it through midwicket for a couple of runs. Four, Jadeja drives it flat over Russell's head for four. Jadeja ends the innings with a single, CSK end on 148 in 17 overs.
Over 16 - CSK 133/3 (Dhoni 16, Jadeja 10)
Narine to bowl his final over, Dhoni takes a single from the first ball. Jadeja comes down the wicket and chips it over point for a couple of runs. A couple of singles, and then Narine bowls a no ball. Jadeja is given out lbw, but it is a no ball so he survives and gets a free hit. A single to end the over, Jadeja still out there.
Over 15 - CSK 126/3 (Dhoni 14, Jadeja 6)
Russell comes into the attack, to bowl his first over of IPL 2014. Dhoni hits the first ball of the over straight past the bowler for four. A leg bye and then WICKET! Russell strikes, he bowls it full, McCullum goes low and slashes it in the air straight to deep point and Pathan takes the catch. McCullum goes for 56, Jadeja walks out to bat. Dhoni takes a single to bring Jadeja on strike for the last ball. Six, Jadeja hits the first ball he faces for a six. 12 runs from the over, CSK 126 for 3.
Over 14 - CSK 114/2 (Dhoni 9, McCullum 56)
Narine into his third over, six singles from the over, Dhoni and McCullum play Narine out. Good over from the spinner.
Over 13 - CSK 108/2 (Dhoni 6, McCullum 53)
Vinay Kumar starts his third over after the time out. A couple of singles and then Dhoni pushes one to long-off for a couple of runs. A couple more singles to end the over, a good one from Vinay.
Over 12 - CSK 102/2 (Dhoni 3, McCullum 51)
Kallis comes into the attack to bowl the 12th over. A couple of singles to start the over. Kallis then bowls short and McCullum pulls it for a six, he has been doing that all day and KKR have been bowling short to him all day. A couple of singles to end the over, 10 runs from it. CSK going at 8.5 per over.
Over 11 - CSK 92/2 (Dhoni 1, McCullum 43)
This pitch is helping the spinners, but Kolkata have not bowled too well. Shakib to bowl his last over, McCullum takes a single and then Raina hits it through cover for four. WICKET! Raina comes down the track and hits it straight to Yadav at long-on, Shakib gets his second wicket. Dhoni, the local boy, walks out to bat, the crowd greets him with a huge cheer. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 10 - CSK 85/1 (Raina 27, McCullum 41)
Chawla starts his third over, McCullum takes a single and then Raina comes down the pitch and hits it over the straight boundary for a six. A couple of singles follow, and Chawla bowls it short again and Raina hits it between deep midwicket and long-on for four.
Over 9 - CSK 72/1 (Raina 16, McCullum 39)
Vinay Kumar starts after the time out. McCullum hits the first ball to deep square leg for a couple of runs. Same shot, McCullum pulls it to deep square leg for a couple more. Four, Vinay keeps bowling short and McCullum keeps pulling him. Four more, another short ball from Vinay and McCullum makes the most of it by pulling it to the boundary. A single to end the over, 13 from it.
Over 8 - CSK 59/1 (Raina 16, McCullum 26)
Chawla bowls it short again, it turns but Raina is ready to get it down to long off for a couple of runs. Chawla needs to pitch it up more, to give the batsmen less time. A googly on leg stump, Raina pushes it to long-on for a single. Four, McCullum hits another one through deep midwicket and this time it goes for four. 8 runs from the over.
Over 7 - CSK 51/1 (Raina 13, McCullum 21)
First signs of pace from Kolkata, Vinay Kumar into the attack. It was going to be just a couple of runs from the over, but McCullum gets a short ball to end the over and he pulls it ruthlessly over deep midwicket for a six. 8 runs from the over.
Over 6 - CSK 43/1 (Raina 12, McCullum 15)
Chawla comes into the attack, so far Kolkata going for an all spin attack. Raina waits for the ball to turn and then guides it through point for four, good shot off the back foot. Four, short ball and Raina rocks on to his back foot and hits the ball through point for four more, Yusuf on the boundary stops it but his foot was touching the ropes. A couple of runs to end the over, 10 runs from it.
Over 5 - CSK 33/1 (Raina 2, McCullum 15)
A couple of singles and Raina gets off the mark. Four singles from the Shakib over, this pitch looks like it is a turner.
Over 4 - CSK 29/1 (Raina 0, McCullum 13)
A couple of runs to start the over, McCullum then gets into position early against the short ball and hits it through midwicket for four. Then he inside edges it on the leg side for a couple of runs. A single brings Raina on strike. 9 runs from the over, Chennai going at 7.25 per over.
Over 3 - CSK 20/1 (Raina 0, McCullum 4)
Shakib into his second over, Smith hits it cleanly over long-off for a six. WICKET! Shakib strikes, Smith's explosive stay at the crease comes to an end, he is out lbw as he tries to sweep and the ball straightens to hit is pads. Raina at number 3. Good comeback by Shakib, just the six from the over.
Over 2 - CSK 14/0 (Smith 10, McCullum 4)
Narine starts the second over of the innings, Smith reverse-sweeps the first ball for four. Just a single from the rest of the over.
Over 1 - CSK 9/0 (Smith 5, McCullum 4)
Smith and McCullum open for Chennai and Shakib has the new ball in his hand for Kolkata. Two bowlers, not three, can bowl a maximum of 4 overs. Smith starts the innings with a boundary, sweeps it powerfully behind square for four. A single then brings McCullum on strike. Four, McCullum starts with a boundary too, glances it fine on the leg side for four. 9 from the first over.
17 over a side
The latest is that we will have a 17 over a side game and it will start in the next 10 minutes. The power plays will be 5 overs, and two bowlers can bowl a maximum of 4 overs each.
News is that the covers are off and there will be another inspection in the next five minutes.
The rain has stopped and the umpires are out on the field for an inspection.
The players should have been out on the field by now, but rain delays start.
Morne Morkel is left out and Andre Russell makes his first appearance in IPL 2014. Chennai are unchanged.
Chennai win the toss and elect to bat first.
Hello and welcome to the Indian leg for the IPL, as it returns home from the UAE. The first fixture is Chennai versus Kolkata from Ranchi.
- 2nd May 2014
- Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat.
- HEC International Cricket Stadium Complex
- A K Chaudhary, N J Llong
- TV Umpire
- C K Nandan
- Match Referee
- J Srinath
- Reserve Umpire
- A Y Dandekar
kolkata BATTING CARD
|R.V. Uthappa||c Dhoni b Jadeja||47|
|G. Gambhir||run out (Hilfenhaus)||6|
|J.H. Kallis||c Manhas b Ashwin||4|
|M. Pandey||c McCullum b Jadeja||1|
|S. Al Hasan||c Sharma b Jadeja||0|
|S.A. Yadav||lbw Jadeja||8|
|Y.K. Pathan||lbw Sharma||41|
|A.D. Russell||b Sharma||1|
|P.P. Chawla||c du Plessis b Sharma||1|
|S.P. Narine||Not out||1|
|Total||17.0 Overs||114 - 9|