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CSK vs KKR: Jadeja & Gaikwad end Kolkata’s unbeaten streak with dominant win

CSK vs KKR: Jadeja & Gaikwad end Kolkata’s unbeaten streak with dominant win

Chennai Super Kings make it 3/3 at Chepauk as Kolkata Knight Riders's unbeaten streak ends with 7-wicket loss.

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live: Chennai Super Kings have ended Kolkata Knight Riders’s winning streak with a dominant 7-wicket win at Chepauk. Ravindra Jadeja and Tushar Deshpande were excellent with three-wicket hauls as KKR could only manage 137/9 in 20 overs. Mustafizur Rahman, the new leader of IPL 2024 Purple Cap race, bowled an excellent spell of 2/22. In the end, CSK chased down the target in 17.4 overs with Ruturaj Gaikwad leading from the front with an unbeaten 67-run knock.

Who won yesterday’s IPL match?

Chennai Super Kings registered an easy 7-wicket win at Chepauk on Monday. Chasing a target of just 138, CSK did not make a mistake. While Rachin Ravindra fell early for 15 off 8, Ruturaj Gaikwad led from the front with a 58-ball 67. He carried the bat to see CSK off. But there was flair in Shivam Dube’s knock. He smashed 18-ball 28, laced with three sixes. And with the win, CSK jump to 4th spot with 6 points.

Who lost yesterday’s match?

Kolkata Knight Riders suffered their first loss of the season as they went down by 7 wickets in Chennai. Sent to bat, KKR lost Phil Salt for a duck. But Sunil Narine and Angkrish Raghuvanshi kept things in control with 24 off 18. However, from 56/1, things went downhill with Ravindra Jadeja striking thrice in a span of 8 deliveries. With no fire in the middle order, KKR could only post 137/9.

IPL 2024 Points Table

CSK vs KKR Score

KKR Playing XI

Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy

CSK Playing XI

Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w), Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana

Deepak Chahar out!

Another injury blow for CSK. Deepak Chahar is out of the CSK vs KKR clash with an injury. Shardul Thakur gets a game for the first time this IPL.

Who won toss in CSK vs KKR?

CSK captain Ruturaj Gaikwad has won the toss and opted to bowl first against KKR.

Chennai Pitch Report

It’s a hard surface with plenty of bounce on offer for pacers and spinners as per Graeme Swann. And with hardly any cracks on the pitch, spinners may not have a good evening after all. That means, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakaravarthy could be nullified.

CSK vs KKR head to head

Chennai and Kolkata have faced each other 29 times in the IPL throughout the years, where CSK have been dominating the Knight Riders with 18 wins. Meanwhile, KKR come out victorious on 10 occasions against CSK and one match was abandoned. 

Matches Played29
Matches Won (CSK)18
Matches Won (KKR)10
No Result1
Tie0
Win % (CSK)72%
Win % (KKR) 28%

Dhoni vs Narine again!

If any bowler who has troubled MS Dhoni is Sunil Narine. In 91 deliveries, Dhoni has a strike rate of just 52.74 against Narine.

Thala is ready for the Knights

Chennai Super Kings Squad

Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Daryl Mitchell, MS Dhoni(w), Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary, Shardul Thakur, Shaik Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Sameer Rizvi, Devon Conway, Mustafizur Rahman, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, RS Hangargekar, Matheesha Pathirana, Nishant Sindhu, Aravelly Avanish

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy, Vaibhav Arora, Anukul Roy, Suyash Sharma, Manish Pandey, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dushmantha Chameera, Srikar Bharat, Nitish Rana, Chetan Sakariya, Sherfane Rutherford, Sakib Hussain, Allah Ghazanfar

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy, Vaibhav Arora, Anukul Roy, Suyash Sharma, Manish Pandey, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dushmantha Chameera, Srikar Bharat, Nitish Rana, Chetan Sakariya, Sherfane Rutherford, Sakib Hussain, Allah Ghazanfar

Salt goes for a duck!

Tushar Deshpande strikes on the first ball! Back of a length outside off, Philip Salt throws his hands at it, carves it towards a backward point where Jadeja takes a sharp catch

Twin strikes for Jadeja!

Ravindra Jadeja is on fire! He sends Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Sunil Narine to the pavillion in his first over. KKR 61/3 after 7 overs.

Jadeja on fire!

The left-arm spinner is a wicket-taking machine right now. He has three wickets in 8 balls.

The runs have dried up for KKR

After being 56/1 after the powerplay, KKR have managed to score just 21 runs in the next five overs and lose 3 wickets in the process. KKR are 77/4 after 11 overs.

Ramandeep departs for 13

KKR continue to sink deeper. This time it’s Maheesh Theekshana who send Ramandeep Singh back into the hut. KKR 85/5 after 12 overs.

Shreyas & Rinku get stuck

The slowdown continues. KKR are really struggling out there, with Rinku Singh and Shreyas Iyer in the middle. KKR 94/5 after 14.

Rinku & Shreyas continue to struggle

Despite a 10-run over by Shardul Thakur, KKR are 109/5 after 16 overs, with Shreyas Iyer and Rinku Singh scoring just 24 runs from 26 balls.

Rinku Singh ends his scratchy knock

KKR sinks further. Rinku departs for just 9. The southpaw never got going, but Andre Russell’s arrival could be a blessing in disguise for Kolkata.

Deshpande has bowled a gem of a spell

Tushar Deshpande ends with three wickets to his name. Sending Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, and Phil Salt back. The pacer may just be the difference between the two sides.

CSK needs 138 to win

After no batter from KKR made their mark on a tough Chepauk pitch, CSK needs just 138 to win their third game.

Lowest total in CSK vs KKR

108/9 at Chennai, 2019
119/9 at Kolkata, 2013
137/9 at Chennai, 2024
139/8 at Chennai, 2010

Chase begins!

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rachin Ravindra begin the 138-run chase for CSK. Gaikwad hasn’t had the best of form.

Slow start!

If there was a 277 score, then there is this Chennai surface. It’s slow and batters are not having a great time. Gaikwad and Ravindra are also off to a sluggish start.

CSK 11/0 after 2

Ball boys get helmets!

This must be the best initiative in IPL. The ball boys are wearing helmets as the balls keep flying. Maybe, today is not the day of such giant sixes but it will protect the kids.

Vaibhav Arora strikes!

Vaibhav Arora has drawn the first blood. Rachin Ravindra tries to go for the big one and he is trapped, all thanks to the slow surface. Chennai lose their first wicket.

CSK 27/1 after 3.2

End of powerplay!

Chennai Super Kings end up with 52/1 after power play. Vaibhav Arora could have had a second wicket but Ramandeep failed to hold on to the catch of Daryl Mitchell. But after a slow start, Ruturaj Gaikwad

CSK 52/1 after 6

End of powerplay!

Chennai Super Kings end up with 52/1 after power play. Vaibhav Arora could have had a second wicket but Ramandeep failed to hold on to the catch of Daryl Mitchell. But after a slow start, Ruturaj Gaikwad

CSK 52/1 after 6

CSK in cruise control!

Ruturaj Gaikwad has kept Chennai cruising in 138 chase. He is batting on 37. Daryl Mitchell has also been anchoring well with 20 off 13.

CSK 74/1 after 9

Gaikwad eyes 50

It has been a captain’s knock by Ruturaj Gaikwad. He is leading from the front in the chase. It’s a slow surface but does not seem so for Gaikwad. He is closing in on his first fifty of IPL 2024. CSK need 49 off 54.

CSK 89/1 after 11

Gaikwad hits 50

Ruturaj Gaikwad scores his first fifty. An excellent knock on a slow surface with a comfortable target in sight. CSK need 42 off 48.

CSK 96/1 after 12

Narine strikes!

The older the ball gets, the more difficult it gets to hit. And Sunil Narine has taken advantage of that. Daryl Mitchell tries to hit Narine but gets cleaned up. CSK lose 2nd wicket.

CSK 97/2 after 12.3

CSK need 29 more

Shivam Dube has come to the crease but it’s Gaikwad who is leading in the run chase. CSK need just 29 more off 36.

CSK 109/2 after 14

Dube show!

Shivam Dube smashes two consecutive sixes off Varun Chakaravarthy. CSK need just 10 more.

CSK 128/2 after 15.5

Mahi time!

Shivam Dube’s short and entertaining 28-run knock ends. But it’s time for MS Dhoni. He comes to the crease as CSK need 3 more.

CSK 135/3 after 17

Fortress for a reason!

Chennai Super Kings make it three in three at home as Kolkata Knight Riders’s winning streak ends.

CSK 141/3 in 17.4
KKR 137/9 in 20

Friends reunited!

MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir share warm embrace.

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