Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2020: Hello and welcome to our coverage of CSK vs KKR live IPL match from Dubai. After a dismissal show against Kings XI Punjab in their last match, Kolkata Knight Riders will look to bounce back in the tournament during Chennai Super Kings clash. KKR desperately need a win to keep their playoffs hope afloat while CSK, who are already out of the top 4 contentions will play for the pride. In their previous game, CSK outclassed Royal Challengers Bangalore with a comfortable 8-wicket win. The Yellow Army will bank on their youngsters to show some spark in the remaining games. For KKR, Dinesh Karthik needs to fire in the middle to take his team to win line. Here you can follow all the updates of CSK vs KKR live IPL match from Dubai.
CSK beat KKR by 6 wickets
23.09 IST: Nagarkoti to Jadeja, SIX! The southpaw finishes off in style, Chennai Super Kings (178/4) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (172/5) by six wickets in Dubai. Gaikwad 72, Chakravarthy 2/20
23.07 IST: Nagarkoti to Jadeja, SIX! In the slot and Jadeja slams it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
23.03 IST: Lockie to Jadeja, FOUR! The southpaw swings the bat hard and the ball flies over slips for a boundary. Only 10 needed from the last over.
23.01 IST: Lockie to Jadeja, SIX! FREE HIT! The southpaw makes full use of the free-hit delivery and slams it for a maximum.
23.00 IST: Lockie to Jadeja, FOUR! The Kiwi pacer misses the yorker and Jadeja plays it fine for a boundary, a crucial one at this stage.
22.51 IST: Cummins to Gaikwad, OUT! CASTLED! Poor shot selection from the batsman as he chose to play the paddle sweep against Cummins and pays the price
22.46 IST: Ferguson to Gaikwad, FOUR! A bravo shot to play against a pacer as he gets on his knees and sweeps it over fine leg for a boundary.
22.42 IST: Narine to Curran, FOUR! A crucial boundary to release some pressure. CSK need 45 runs in 24 balls
22.35 IST: Varun to Dhoni, OUT! MASSIVE BLOW! CASTLED! Dhoni misses the length and Varun hits the bulls-eye to get his team back into the game.
22.30 IST: Cummins to Rayudu, OUT! The batsman charges down the track in the search of another boundary but the short ball doesn't help him much as he plays directly into fielder's hands.
22.29 IST: Cummins to Rayudu, FOUR! This time the batsman shuffles a bit and places the ball at fine leg for a boundary.
22.28 IST: Cummins to Rayudu, FOUR! The batsman dances down the track and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary.
22.17 IST: Nagarkoti to Rayudu, SIX! Short ball and enough room for Rayudu to free his army and cuts it for a maximum over cover.
22.09 IST: Lockie to Gaikwad, FOUR! Length ball and the batsman just places it over cover for a boundary.
22.05 IST: Rana to Rayudu, FOUR! The batsman charges down the track and slams it over bowler's head for a boundary.
22.05 IST: Rana to Rayudu, FOUR! Outside off stump and enough room for Rayudu to slam it through covers for a boundary.
21.54 IST: Varun to Watson, OUT! The dot ball pressure made Watson do that to him as he goes aerial and gets a top edge which lands into Rinku Singh's hands
21.46 IST: Varun to Gaikwad, SIX! JUST WOW! Back of a length delivery and the batsman makes room for himself and launches it over long-off for a maximum.
21.41 IST: Lockie to Gaikwad, FOUR! Too full from the pacer and Gaikwad just punches over his head for a boundary.
21.32 IST: Cummins to Gaikwad, FOUR! The youngster makes room for himself and punches it through extra covers for a boundary.
21.28 IST: Nagarkoti to Watson, SIX! Short ball and Watto pulls it hard over backward square leg for a maximum.
21.25 IST: Cummins to Watson, DOT BALL! Excellent first over from the pacer, only two runs from it.
* Shane Watson and Ruturaj Gaikwad are back for the chase. Pat Cummins to start the proceedings with new ball
21.05 IST: Ngidi to Tripathi, DOUBLE! And KKR score 172/5 in 20 overs vs CSK in Dubai
21.02 IST: Ngidi to Morgan, FOUR! Slower does the trick again for Ngidi and this time he gets Captain Morgan.
21.01 IST: Ngidi to Morgan, FOUR! Wide yorker from the pacer as Morgan slashes it hard over the third man for a boundary.
20.57 IST: Curran to DK, FOUR! The batsman shuffles and sweeps it over square leg for another boundary. Pressure on Curran now.
20.56 IST: Curran to Morgan, FOUR! Short ball and the skipper cuts it over cover for a boundary.
20.52 IST: Ngidi to DK, FOUR! Mr 360! Length ball and DK plays a ramp shot over wicketkeeper's head for a boundary.
20.49 IST: Ngidi to Rana, OUT! BIG BLOW! Slower one does the trick as Rana goes for the glory shot but misses the connection and gets caught by Curran.
20.46 IST: Chahar to Rana, FOUR! Too full and the southpaw plays it inside out over cover for a boundary.
20.41 IST: Karn to Rana, SIX! Hat-trick of sixes, in the slot again and Rana slams this one over long-on for the best of three.
20.40 IST: Karn to Rana, SIX! Back to Back, this time the southpaw dances down the track and slams it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
20.39 IST: Karn to Rana, SIX! In the slot and Rana launches it over mid-on for a maximum
20.37 IST: Jadeja to Rana, FOUR! The southpaw plays it with the spin and sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
20.28 IST: Jadeja to Rinku, OUT! The southpaw swings his bat hard but gets only a top edge and gets caught at fine leg.
20.22 IST: Santner to Rana, FOUR! Back to Back boundaries! This time Rana sweeps hard toward backward square leg for a four.
20.21 IST: Santner to Rana, FOUR! In the slot zone and the southpaw powers it through deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
20.17 IST: Ngidi to Rana, FOUR! Little bit of room as Rana just guides it through the third man for a boundary.
20.12 IST: Santner to Narine, OUT! The bowler invites Narine to loft it as he does the same but misses the top connection and gets caught by Jadeja at deep mid-wicket.
20.09 IST: Karn to Narine, SIX! Tossed up in the arch and the southpaw swings the bat hard to launch the ball over long-on for a maximum.
20.06 IST: Karn to Gill, BOWLED! MASSIVE BLOW! Leg-break from the bowler and Gill tries to play with the spin but misses any connection.
19.57 IST: Santner to Rana, SIX! In the slot and the southpaw plays a slog sweep for the maximum of the night
19.53 IST: Ngidi to Rana, FOUR! In the arc and the southpaw leans a bit and drives it to deep backward point to collect a four.
19.45 IST: Curran to Gill, FOUR! The batsman makes room for himself and slams it through cover for a boundary.
19.39 IST: Chahar to Gill, FOUR! TOO GOOD! Length ball and Gill shows his class with a short-arm pull towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.32 IST: Chahar to Rana, FOUR! The ball was moving away from Rana as he guides it through the third man for a boundary.
19.31 IST: Chahar to Gill, FOUR! LUCKY! BACK to BACK! A thick inside edge and the ball races away for a boundary.
19.30 IST: Chahar to Gill, FOUR! Hint of outswing and enough width for Gill to crushes it through cover for a boundary.
* Deepak Chahar to start the proceedings with new ball
* Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana to open the innings for KKR
19.07 IST: Playing XIs of CSK and KKR are out:
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy
19.00 IST: Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni wins toss and elects to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders
18.28 IST: The two World Cup-winning captains will clash against each other in the mega encounter
18.15 IST: Hello and welcome to our live blog of Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders live IPL match from Dubai.
Brief Preview: MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will step out on Thursday to lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Dubai International Stadium. While it will be a high-pressure match for the Kolkata side, the Yellow Army will just be playing for pride. CSK, for the first time in their IPL history, missed the playoffs berth. The franchise hasn't been able to leave a mark this season, with most of their players failing to achieve consistency. With just four wins so far, Dhoni's men are languishing at the bottom of the points table, contrary to the expectations of fans.