KKR vs CSK Live Score: Chennai Super Kings opener Faf du Plessis hit a fine fifty as opposed to KKR.© BCCI/IPL
Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) Champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener Faf du Plessis played a brilliant unbeaten knock of 95 runs to help his team post a 221-run target in 20 overs for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to chase. Ruturaj Gaikwad also scored an epic 64 runs in 42 balls and with MS Dhoni (17 runs off 8 balls) and Moeen Ali (25 runs off 12 balls) playing their part to perfection, CSK ended on the correct side of the 200-run mark. KKR bowlers found their going hard with steady boundaries from either end to power CSK to a mammoth complete. KKR openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill must step up from the start for them to have a change at this target. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Match 15 Live Cricket Score Between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
KKR get not off course with three quick fours after losing Gill early.
KKR 14/1 in 1.4 overs.
Deepak Chahar gets the all-important wicket of opener Shubman Gill.
KKR 1-1 in 0.4 overs. What a start!
We Are Underway!
KKR openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill make their way into the middle.
Deepak Chahar to begin proceedings from the bowling side.
CSK 220/3 In 20 Overs!
Faf du Plessis stood there till the end at 95 runs to help CSK post a mammoth 220 runs on the board. Gaikwad. Dhoni and Ali played their part to perfection while KKR bowlers found it tough to keep watch over the run-rate at the end, with CSK pasting 70 runs in the final 30 balls.
Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill must start brilliantly to have KKR in the match since the start. Stay tuned for an exciting run-chase in a couple of minutes.
Faf du Plessis inching closer to his 100 with two sixes against Pat Cummins.
Can he score the second one 100 of IPL 2021?
Russell picked up a wicket on his final ball.
Dhoni goes for 17 runs in 8 balls through a brilliant Eoin-Morgan catch.
CSK 201/3 in 19 overs.
Third Boundary On The Trot!
Faf du Plessis hit a third successive boundary off Russell to put CSK timely in keep watch over.
Can 220 be reached here?
Faf du Plessis punishes the bowler with a four past the gully region.
Russell struggling with his line here.
In the slot and MS Dhoni puts it on the leg side for a six.
CSK 186/2 in 18 overs. Andre Russell to bowl the 19th.
After lacking out on a few short balls, Dhoni puts one at the back of the keeper.
Krishna just strayed off the line there.
An insane stat for you guys.
This used to be the first time MS Dhoni hit a four off Sunil Narine in IPL. It took him 65 balls to receive the boundary, that too on a free-hit.
Narine comes back strongly with Ali’s wicket.
Bamboozles the Englishman to receive the stumping done.
CSK 165/2 in. 16.3 overs.
Ali goes for a immense six over the mid-wicket boundary.
200 taking a look imminent here.
Ali welcomes Narine with a boundary.
A straight one over the bowler’s head.
Narine Comes Back!
Sunil Narine into his final over.
Can he finish it in style?
A cheeky scoop over the leg side boundary.
Du Plessis picked the slower ball to perfection.
Moeen Ali clears his frontfoot to hit the ball for a humongous six over Prasidh Krishna’s head.
CSK 150/1 in 15.1 overs.
CSK 144/1 In 15 Overs!
CSK will be in search of a strong finish to the innings.
With Curran, Dhoni and Raina to follow, only sky is the limit.
Four And A Wide!
Faf du Plessis played a cheeky nick to receive four at the back of the stumps followed by a Pat Cummins wide.
How good is the South African?
CSK 130/1 In 14 Overs!
KKR will be in search of some good death bowling as CSK aim for 200.
Even a well-directed slower ball by Nagarkoti is going for three runs.
Just that more or less a day for KKR.
Moeen Ali joins the party with a beautiful four.
First game for Kamlesh Nagarkoti and he’s showing some nerves.
Faf du Plessis brings a fine fifty.
Now can he see his side through till the death overs?
Spinner Varun Chakaravarthy took the all-important wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad for 64 runs in 42 balls caught at the mid-wicket boundary by Pat Cummins.
CSK 115/1 in 12.2 overs.
Varun Chakaravarthy into his final over.
Can the spinner weave his magic?
2nd Free-hit of the over as Krishna steps over the line again.
Ruturaj Gaikwad showing off in style. A six against Prasidh Krishna through a pull shot.
There is no stopping Gaikwad today.
Prasidh Krishna bowls a no-ball and concedes a free hit.
Ominous signs for KKR.
Ruturaj Gaikwad reaches a stupendous 50 in 33 balls.
Confidence showed in him by the management is in any case paying off this season.
Ruturaj Gaikwad hits Kamlesh Nagarkoti for a immense six over the midwicket boundary.
CSK end the first 10 overs without losing any wicket.
Openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad taking a look comfortable in the middle.
CSK 82/0 in 10 overs.
Gaikwad ends the over with a well-timed pull-shot that falls just short of Krishna.
CSK 72/0 in eight overs.
Andre Russell is welcomed with a immense six pulled on the leg-side.
Gaikwad is hitting past the repute here.
A thick edge past Andre Russell in the first slip.
Du Plessis is clearly struggling to select Narine’s mystery balls. CSK 60/0 after seven overs.
Narine Comes Back!
Narine is back into the attack.
Can the conjuror deliver now and break the partnership?
Powerplay Ends – Timeout!
CSK end powerplay at 54/0.
Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis going timely in the first six overs.
Ruturaj Gaikwad leaving no stone unturned here. Hits Pats Cummins again for a four in the covers region
CSK 49/0 in 5.2 overs.
Ruturaj Gaikwad hits one more towards the cover boundary against Prasidh Krishna.
CSK 44/0 after five overs.
Du Plessis hits over the long-off boundary for a immense six. The mystery spinner couldn’t hide the leg-spinner over there, read timely by the South African.
CSK 37/0 after four overs.
Du Plessis cuts one past for a fabulous four off Chakaravarthy.
CSK 30/0 in 3.3 overs.
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