Kolkata Knight Riders (180/4) beat Chennai Super Kings (177/5) by 6 wickets at Eden GardensCRICKET SCORE, IPL 2018 Match 33: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 33rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. (KKR CSK Scorecard) Missing live cricket action on TV? Catch IPL Live Score, latest cricket scores, live updates and ball-by-ball commentary here through our live blog. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, table toppers Chennai Super Kings would look to continue their winning momentum and spoil Kolkata Knight Riders' homecoming in the 33rd match of the ongoing Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Written off at the start with critics branding it's dugout as an 'old-age home', CSK, on the field, never looked like a side which is making its comeback to the tournament after serving a two-year suspension. CSK are currently leading the eight-team table with 12 points from six wins out of eight games. Both CSK and KKR are riding on the back of two morale-boosting wins against Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore respectively. With KKR successfully chasing a modest 176 in Bengaluru, while CSK reigning supreme at their adopted home in Pune over the capital-based franchise. Check IPL Live, IPL Scorecard and Ball by ball Commentary of 33rd IPL Match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings. (SCORECARD) (CRICKET STREAMING) (IPL FULL COVERAGE) (IPL POINTS TABLE) (IPL 2018 SCHEDULE)
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS VS CHENNAI SUPER KINGS HIGHLIGHTS FROM EDEN GARDENS
23.27 IST: FOUR! Karthik finishes it off in style! Lovely use of the wrist there. A slower ball outside off, Karthik uses the wrists and opens the face of the bat and guides it through backward point for a boundary. KOLKATA WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Kolkata Knight Riders (180/4) beat Chennai Super Kings (177/5) by 6 wickets at Eden Gardens. Gill 57*, Karthik 45*
23.25 IST: FOUR! Karthik wants to finish it in this over. Another full toss on the pads, karthik has no problem in putting that away through square leg for a boundary. KKR 176/4 in 17.3 overs
23.24 IST: FOUR! Comes around the wicket and serves a low full toss down the leg side. A gift. Karthik says thank you so much and flicks it fine on the leg side for a boundary. KKR 169/4 in 17.1 overs
23.17 IST: FOUR! 19 from 23 now! The runs are flowing here. Short again on the body. Karthik has no trouble in pulling it fine on the leg side for another boundary. KKR 159/5 in 16.1 overs
Final strategic break signalled! Lungi Ngidi is back on.
23.15 IST: FOUR! KKR 155/4 in 16 overs
23.12 IST: FOUR! Goes for the reverse and connects it well. This is flatter on off, Karthik goes down on one knee and plays the reverse sweep. He connects well and it goes down to the third man fence for a boundary. KKR 147/4 in 15.2 overs
23.11 IST: FIFTY! Shubman Gill slams maiden half-century of his IPL career. KKR 143/4 in 15.1 over vs CSK (177/5) at Eden Gardens
23.10 IST: SIX! Third in the over! 21 from it and only 37 more needed! Poor by Asif he bangs it in short on the body of the batsman. He swivels and pulls it over the fine leg fence for a biggie. Just 11 from his first two and now 21 from this one. KKR 141/4 in 15 overs
23.08 IST: SIX! Excellent attempt in the deep. This might be the over which turns the game into Kolkata's favour. 14 from it already. On the shorter side outside off, Gill cuts it uppishly towards third man. Rayudu there runs to his right, leaps and stretches a hand out but fails to hang on and it goes over the fence. KKR 134/4 in 14.4 overs
23.06 IST: SIX! Welcome back into the attack says Shubman Gill. This is short and on middle, it sits up to be hit. Gill pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Ideal start to the over, pressure on the bowler now. KKR 126/4 in 14.1 overs
23.03 IST: FOUR! Dinesh backs away to spoil the bowler's length and Karn gives him a hit me ball down the leg side. Karthik sweeps it fine through the leg side for a boundary. 9 from the over already. KKR 120/4 in 14 overs
22.59 IST: FOUR! That should release the pressure that was building. A poor ball though with mid off up. Full and outside off, Gill hits it over the mid off fielder for a boundary.
22.55 IST: FOUR! DK is up and running! Sees the length is short, DK makes room and slaps it behind point to get off the mark in style. 100 comes up for his side. It was a good over but the boundary on the last ball spoils it.
22.53 IST: Dinesh Karthik steps in next
22.52 IST: OUT! Harbhajan removes Rinku for 16. Bowled 'em! Harbhajan Singh with a breakthrough and he is all smiles. Sends it quicker through the air, lands it full on the sticks. Rinku Singh makes room to go big but misses and hears the death rattle. So, the move to promote Rinku ahead doesn't work. 81 required from 50 balls. Kolkata Knight Riders 97/4 in 11.4 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (177/5) at Eden Gardens
22.46 IST: FOUR! How well has he played that. Shades of Kohli in that shot. A very full ball on the stumps, Gill with those strong wrists whips/sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary.
22.44 IST: FOUR! Deft! Tossed up delivery from around the wicket, it turns away a bit, Rinku stays leg side and dabs it off Dhoni's gloves and wide of the slip fielder for a boundary. He's playing nicely at the moment.
22.36 IST: FOUR! Beautifully done! Tossed up delivery outside off, Rinku presses forward and goes inside out over extra cover. Played it really well.
22.33 IST: Another surprise from the hosts as they send Rinku Singh in next.
22.32 IST: OUT! Jadeja removes Narine for 32. Jadeja gets his man! Tell you what, he can breathe a bit easier now. Dropped Narine twice, conceded a maximum in this over and finally sends him back. On the shorter side, quicker through the air, Sunil goes back to send it over deep mid-wicket but gets it off the top portion of the bat to long on where Dwayne Bravo accepts another catch. Delight in the Chennai camp. Kolkata Knight Riders 64/3 in 6.4 overs vs Chennai Super Kings (177/5) at Eden Gardens.
22.31 IST: SIX! That's gone the distance. Fired outside off, darted in, Narine with a golf-like-swing of the bat sends it a long way over the deep mid-wicket fence.
22.29 IST: FOUR! In the air... but through the gap. Third boundary from the over and the young man is off the blocks in a jiffy. KKR 56/2 in 6 overs
22.27 IST: FOUR! Shubman plays it ever so late! That's fifty up for the hosts. Back of a length ball outside off, Gill makes room and opens the face of the bat at the last moment. Gets it off the edge but it goes fine down to the third man fence. KKR 52/2 in 5.4 overs
22.25 IST: FOUR! Gill adjusts well to the bounce! Watson angles in on middle, it dips into the batter who adjusts and brings out a pull. Places it nicely and picks up a boundary through deep square leg. KKR 48/2 in 5.2 overs
22.23 IST: FOUR! Sloppy from Harbhajan Singh! This is not what Chennai want. They are usually a good fielding unit but tonight they aren't upto the mark. Fuller delivery, sprayed across outside off. Narine goes hard at it but gets an edge which races towards third man. Bhajji out in the deep makes a mess of it and concedes a boundary. KKR 44/2 in 4.3 overs
Kolkata have promoted Shubman Gill at no. 4. The young man hasn't quite got too many chances. Can he make the most of it tonight?
22.20 IST: OUT! Asif strikes and removes Uthappa! He sends a quicker short ball, it skids off the deck. Robin tries to drag his pull from outside off but gets a healthy top edge. The ball balloons high up in the air towards mid-wicket. Dwayne Bravo from mid on moves across to his right and takes it safely. Two wickets down inside the Powerplay and Kolkata need 138 from 94 balls. KKR 40/2 in 4.2 over vs CSK (177/5) at Eden Gardens
Change of ends for KM Asif.
22.17 IST: FOUR! There is no third man and the top edge flies down safely! Narine is making the most of his reprieves! KKR 39/1 in 4 overs
Shane Watson into the attack.
22.12 IST: FOUR! More runs! 14 off it! Fuller and angling back in on the pads, Uthappa wrists it beautifully through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence. KKR 32/1 in 3 overs
22.10 IST: FOUR! Top edge and it's over the slip fielder! This will hurt Jadeja all the more. Touch shorter, served outside off, Narine gives it the full swing of the bat. Gets a top edge and it flies over the slip fielder and goes down to the third man fence. KKR 27/1 in 2.3 overs
22.08 IST: DROPPED! Back-to-back drops! Ravindra Jadeja is the man again. This is really, really hard to believe. Sunil Narine has gotten two lives in two deliveries. Back of a length outside off, Narine tries to hit it over mid-off but the bat turns at the point of impact and mistimes it towards mid-off. Jaddu inside the circle tries taking it reverse cup over his head with a leap but the ball bursts out. Dear me! Will this prove to be Chennai's undoing tonight? KKR 18/1 in 2 overs
22.06 IST: SIX! Connects one! Short of a length delivery on middle, Narine clears his front leg and clubs it over long on for a maximum. Both the openers get off the mark with a biggie. KKR 18/1 in 1.4 overs
Robin Uthappa is the new man in.
22.01 IST: OUT! There is a spike on the Ultra Edge! Chris Lynn has to walk and yes the decision is overturned! KKR 12/1 in 1 over vs CSK (177/5) at Eden Gardens
22.00 IST: Dhoni has a chat with his mates and opts for the DRS for a caught at first slip. Is there an inside edge? Lynn shakes his head though.
21.59 IST: SIX! Downtown goes Lynn! Lungi delivers a fuller delivery but it's right in the arc for the big man. He gets under it and smokes it straight down the ground. Back-to-back biggies. KKR 12/0 in 0.4 overs
21.58 IST: SIX! When Lynn connects, most of the times it clears the fence, says Harsh Bhogle on air. That is exactly what has happened here. He swivels a bit to a length delivery and dumps it over deep square leg for a maximum to kickoff the run chase. KKR 6/0 in 0.3 overs
21.56 IST: We are back for the run chase. A stiff target for the hosts to gun down on a two-paced surface. And the task will begin with Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine getting things going. Lungi Ngidi to have the ball first up. A slip is in place. Here we go...
21.45 IST: Chennai Super Kings score 177/5 in 20 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens. Dhoni 43*, Narine 2/21. FOUR! A good way to finish the innings! Also a good last over, 15 from it. This is short and on middle, Dhoni rocks back and pulls it in front of square. There is no fielder in the deep there and a boundary results. CHENNAI FINISH WITH 177 ON THE BOARD!
21.43 IST: Ravindra Jadeja OUT! Jadeja's struggle comes to an end. He was done in by the pace there. Chawla fires this outside off and it is on the shorter side. It also bounces a touch extra. Jadeja tries to drag his pull on the leg side but gets a top edge which lobs towards short third man. Dinesh Karthik runs towards it. Narine also is going for it from that position. Karthik though shouts mine and takes it. The batsmen cross though and Dhoni will face the last ball.
21.41 IST: FOUR! Finally Jadeja connects one! Uses his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it hard over the bowler and the ball races away. Chennai needed this. 50-run stand is up between the two.
21.30 IST: DROPPED AND SIX! It could have been a brilliant over had Shubman Gill taken that! he has dropped a sitter. This is short and on middle, Dhoni rocks back and pulls it. He has hit it flat towards Gill at deep square leg. Gill there goes for the reverse cup but the ball bursts through his hands and goes over the fence. A big let off this can prove to be. The pressure may have gotten to the youngster there.
21.27 IST: SIX! that is what he has exactly done here! Full and right in the zone for Dhoni. he smashes it over the long on fence for the second biggie of the over.
21.25 IST: SIX! That is as flat as it can get! Short and on the body of Dhoni. He swivels inside his crease and pulls it flat over the backward square leg fence. The Chennai skipper is on the charge here.
21.21 IST: SIX! Dhoni handles the matter his way! Much-needed this one for Chennai! Another short ball outside off, Dhoni this time might be ready for it as he rocks back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. CSK 130/4 in 15.5 overs.
21.15 IST: Ravindra Jadeja is the next man in.
21.14 IST: OUT! Narine removes Rayudu for 21. TIMBER! Narine gets his second and it is the big one of the in-form Ambati Rayudu. A ripper to get rid of him. It is bowled flatter and on off, it turns back in sharply. Rayudu has no clue about which way the ball is turning as he tries to guide it down to third man. He is beaten by the spin and the ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and hits the top of off. Chennai losing their way here. Chennai Super Kings 119/4 in 14.4 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens
21.08 IST: FOUR! That ball had hit me written all over it! Down the leg side, Rayudu goes down on one knee and sweeps it fine through backward square leg for a boundary. So 6 from the first two balls. CSK 116/3 in 13.2 overs.
21.03 IST: FOUR! Rayudu deliberately opens the face of the bat and chops it wide of the keeper! Pacy delivery outside off stump, waits on the back foot and hits it wide of the keeper for a boundary.
20.59 IST: MS Dhoni walks out to bat.
20.58 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav removes Raina for 31. Taken in the deep! Raina departs! Couple of quick wickets for Kolkata, good passage of play for the home team! Floated delivery, Raina went for the slog and plays against the spin. Johnson at long on takes a safe catch. Chennai Super Kings 101/3 in 11.4 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens
20.54 IST: FOUR! Loopy ball on the stumps, Rayudu gets on top of the bounce and sweeps it all along the ground to the square leg fence. That was pretty well struck by Rayudu, shot of a man in some serious form!
20.52 IST: Ambati Rayudu walks in to bat.
20.51 IST: OUT! Narine removes Watson for 36. Caught in the deep! Bowling change works for Kolkata! Flatter ball on middle and leg stump line, Watson goes on the back foot and pulls it flat to deep mid wicket, fielder in the deep judges it to perfection steadies himself inside the ropes and holds on to a sharp chance. Chennai Super Kings 91/2 in 10.2 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens
20.48 IST: SIX! BANG!! That's a big shot! Floated delivery wide outside off, Watson goes down on one knee and thwacks it high over long off fence for half a dozen.
20.38 IST: FOUR! Loopy ball outside off stump, Watson sits across his stumps and paddles it away to the fine leg fence, he just used the pace of the bowler and picks up a boundary.
20.32 IST: FOUR! Too much width on offer and Raina slices it away to the point fence! Too full and well wide of the off stump, Raina reaches out and square drives it past backward point fielder for another boundary.
20.30 IST: FOUR! Easy runs for Raina! Short ball on the leg stump line, all Raina needed was to get some bat on it, which he did and swipes it well wide of the keeper for a boundary. CSK 61/1 in 6.2 overs.
20.28 IST: FOUR! Well placed by Raina, he picks up his second boundary! Faster one on middle and leg stump line, swivels across and pulls right between the two men square on the offside!
20.26 IST: FOUR! Wide delivery and Raina cashes on it! Too wide and Raina needs no second invitation. Loopy ball wide outside off, gets down on one knee and slices it over covers for a boundary. 50 up for Chennai!
20.25 IST: Suresh Raina is the new man in.
20.24 IST: OUT! Chawla removes du Plessis for 27. Cleaned him up! Chawla strikes and provides the much-needed breakthrough! Flatter googly on the stumps, Faf wasn't sure which way it was turning, he sits back to cut that, misses it, the ball goes past the inside edge of the bat and clatters on to the stumps. Chennai Super Kings 48/1 in 5.1 overs vs Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens.
20.20 IST: SIX! In the air and that just sails over the fence! That's a biggie! Short ball into the body of Faf, who backs away and pulls, gets a thick top edge and the ball just flew over square leg fence for a six.
20.18 IST: FOUR! Smashed it! Johnson reacts quickly and gets a hand to it, but the ball still has enough legs and makes it to the fence! Bowls it full on off, Watson hammers it back to the bowler, who palms it and the ball races away to the long off for a boundary. Only a harsh man would call it a drop chance! CSK 34/0 in 4.2 overs.
20.12 IST: FOUR! Aggression from Faf! Doesn't go where he intended, but the result is the likable one for Chennai! Bowls it full on off, dances down the track and throws his bat at it, gets a thick inside edge past the leg stump and the ball races away to the fine leg fence
20.08 IST: FOUR! Takes the aerial route and picks up boundary with ease! Floated delivery on off, gets under that one and chips it over wide mid off for a boundary.
20.06 IST: FOUR! Poor fielding! Faster one on the off stump line, backs away a touch and chops it to cover point, fielder was lazy in getting down and concedes a boundary
20.04 IST: FOUR! EDGED BUT RUNS! Edge, flew wide of the man at first slip, who was standing pretty wide, but the ball was still pretty away from him! Back of length ball, Faf flashes hard at that one, gets thick edge to third man fence.
20.02 IST: FOUR! Thick inside edge, but the power of the man takes it away to the boundary! Full pitch delivery outside off, Watson throws his bat at it, gets enough power on it, the ball beats the man at mid off and races away to the fence. CSK 4/0 in 0.3 overs.
20.00 IST: We are all set for the action to begin. Harbhajan Singh is the one to ring the bell and now out come the home side along with the umpires. They are followed by the two openers, Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson.
19.50 IST: The two teams are all set for the challenge at the Eden Gardens.
19.40 IST: Here are the Playing XIs
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (WK/C), Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (WK/C), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif
19.35 IST: Captain's Corner
MS Dhoni: We wanted to bowl first as well. The wicket has been so good that the outfield seems a bit smaller. Otherwise, it has been a good venue. Need to improve on our death bowling, what's important for us is to bowl according to our field. That's the only concern for us. Same squad for us.
Dinesh Karthik: We would like to bowl first. The way we havWe have been chasing decently and we back that. It's important to be aware of your strengths and try to keep playing to that. I think we have been playing well both in terms of batting and bowling. Nitish Rana is out and Rinku Singh is in.
19.30 IST: TOSS! Kolkata Knight Riders win toss, opt to bowl. The hosts have replaced injured Nitish Rana with Rinku Singh while, Chennai Super Kings are unchanged.
19.25 IST: PITCH REPORT - Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar reckons that the pitch will be good to bat on. Meanwhile, Murali Karthik says that the pacers can also expect some seam movement. He says the captain who wins the toss, will look to chase.
19.09 IST: A little CSK fan at the Eden Gardens, waiting for the action to start. Good support for CSK at KKR's den!
19.05 IST: KKR players stretch their muscles ahead of the clash against CSK.
19.00 IST: Here are the IPL teams for the 33rd match between Kolkata and Chennai.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (C), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan, David Willey
Brief Preview: On song after making a superb comeback to the league, table toppers Chennai Super Kings would look to continue its winning momentum and spoil Kolkata Knight Riders' homecoming in match 33 of Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Written off at the start with critics branding it's dugout as an 'old-age home', CSK, on the field, never looked like a side which is making its comeback to the tournament after serving a two-year suspension.
With a vintage Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Centre of the team's batting might, CSK have started looking ominous and would look to make a firm grip of their lead atop the standings as the tournament heads to the business end. (Read Full Preview)