CSK beat KKR in a nail-biter

Published: Friday, April 8, 2011, 20:03 [IST]
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CSK beat KKR in a nail-biter

Southee does it, Chennai wins

Tim Southee delivered an unbelievable final over to deny KKR the victory that they never deserved. Change of personnel, it seems hasn't quite changed fortunes of the Knight Riders.

Tiwary takes to the skies and Dhoni removes the bail

Manoj Tiwary lost his head when he tried one shot too many of Suraj Randiv and was dismissed by a trademark Dhoni stumping. He had already plundered two sixes of that over.

Gambhir comes and goes

Not sure why Gambhir dropped down the order, but he didn't waste time in going back to the hut after being run out in the second ball he faced.

Ashwin removes Kallis

R Ashwin responded to his captain's call and got rid of the well-set Jacques Kallis. Eoin Morgan comes in as Gambhir pushes himself further down the batting order.

The Dhoni Dhamaal

MS Dhoni moved swiftly and struck a direct hit to remove the dangerous Yousuf Pathan who was threatening to cut loose. Meanwhile the South African, Jacques Kallis stalwart notched up his half-century with ease.

Jakati barges into Bisla

Shadab Jakati answered the prayers of CSK fans as he fooled Bisla through a flighted delivery and the rest was done by MS Dhoni who calmly removed the bails to dismiss the well-settled KKR opener. Yousuf Pathan, the second most costly player in the IPL-4 auctions walked in to a huge round of applause from the crowd.

Mayhem in the power-play

Jacques Kallis once again stamped his authority and blasted his way through the CSK bowling unit. He hit four boundaries while his opening partner Manavendra  Bisla smashed three. At the end of the power-play KKR score read 52/0.

Kallis and Bisla launch KKR chase

Jacques Kallis and Manvendra Bisla launched the KKR chase in style after both a boundary each in the first over bowled by Albie Morkel. The over yielded 10 runs and was compensated by Tim Southee's probing first over that produced only four runs.

CSK vs KKR:Kolkata chase 154 for victory

Morkel mauls Kallis

After snaring Anirudh Srikanth, it appeared Kallis was the man for Kolkata Knight Riders but his compatriot Albie Morkel in the CSK gears had other ideas as he hit the final two balls of the over for a boundary and a six. The over yielded 16 runs for the Chennai Super Kings and just a wicket for the KKR.

Kallis strikes again, Srikanth departs

The burly South African opened his bag full of tricks and that was too much for the greenhorn Anirudh Srikanth. Kallis removed his furnitures by a well-disguised yorker. Srikanth departed after a 55-ball 64 laced with six hits to the fence and two above it.

Dhoni departs

The skipper was foxed by a slow bouncer from the wily Jacques Kallis and was caught by Bisla for a personal score pf 29 of 21 balls. He hit a six and a boundary during his stay.

Srikanth Junior makes his mark

Anirudh Srikanth, showed glimpses of his father's big hitting skill but none of his legendary impatience and struck a well-constructed half-century laced with some lusty big-blows.

Pathan makes amend

Yousuf Pathan made amends to the mistake of dropping the dangerous Suresh Raina of his own bowling. Raina didn't quite look convincing in his 29 ball stay but still managed to score 33 before being caught by Sarabjit Ladda of Pathan's bowling.

The Power-(less) play

A couple of dropped catches and some lacklustre play wasn't quite the way the organisers would have hoped for the match to begin. Yousuf Pathan dropped Raina and Srikanth once each in the power-play overs and the runs that the duo scored didn't really set the ground on fire. But however, they managed to score 45 runs for the loss of Murali Vijay's wicket in the first six overs of the match.

Change of personnel, it seems hasn't quite changed things in the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Impatient Vijay

After having struck a boundary, Murali Vijay went for one shot too many and was caught by Rajat Bhatia of Iqbal Abdulla.

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