Protests begin in Chennai against IPL

CSK look to continue winning run

The venue of the match is at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Earlier, it was a positive start once again for KKR after Dhoni won the toss and chose to put Kolkata in to bat. CSK won the match by 5 wickets. Gambhir was outplayed by the 17-year-old Afghani spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who played a spell littered with clever variations that gave him the wicket of the equally unsafe Rishabh Pant later in the innings, limiting Delhi to a lower than par 167 for four in a high-scoring Mohali wicket. Their partnership of 76 ended when Shane Watson trapped Karthik leg-before.

A thrilling match contained 31 sixes, an IPL record.

Earlier, Andre Russell smashed an unbeaten 36-ball 88 to help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) recover from early jitters and post a mammoth 202/6 in 20 overs. Faced with a required run rate of 10.15, CSK knew that they would need a solid start.

Sam Billings (56 off 23) had kept Chennai's chase on course before team-mate Ravindra Jadeja finished the job in style, launching the penultimate delivery for six. While Dhoni didn't go for the big shots, he gave Billings the room to do so and together, they steadied the innings.

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Top that off with an unbeaten-36 to anchor the innings alongside Dhawan and it's a big tick for the new captain in game one. Delhi scored 166 in the first innings of the match as captain Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a half century.

Five overs left now CSK 145/3.

Imran Tahir (4-0-26-0) was the most economical bowler from CSK but he bowled during a period when KKR were looking to fix their innings following the wickets of Sunil Narine (12), Chris Lynn (22), Nitish Rana (16), Robin Uthappa (29) and Rinku Singh (2). Billings continued his onslaught and it seemed the game will be over an over or two early.

England global Billings hit five sixes and a pair of fours en route to a 23-ball 56. Uthappa punched the ball to covers and hesitated while taking the single allowing Raina, still one of the best fielders around, to effect a sharp direct run out. Russell continued to whack the CSK bowlers, as he completed his half century to set a monumental target for the home side. CSK was laid off for two years owing to the suspension of the franchise on grounds of corruption. Both opening batsman launched an attack on the KKR bowlers and took the total to 75 within the Powerplay overs. The Englishman hit two boundaries and sent the ball sailing over the boundary line on five occasions.

The Final Over: While RanganathVinay Kumar had ball in hand and 17 runs to defend in the final over, at the other end was Dwayne Bravo to face just his second ball.

While Karthik chose caution, putting away bad deliveries and rotating the strike when the ball landed in the right areas, Russell was more a runaway freight train. The good part about KKR has been that the entire team is contributing while CSK survived mostly on the lone ranger of the night, Dwayne Bravo, in their last game.

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