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End of 4th over: 5 runs from Sam Curran’s second over including a boundary. Change in bowling now for CSK as Lungi Ngidi comes into the attack. KKR 28/0
2.1 overs: FOUR! Short-arm jab from Shubman Gill and the ball races to the mid-wicket fence. Once again Deepak Chahar starts his over conceding a boundary. Chahar has just not been on-the-mark so far in this innings. KKR 20/0
End of 2nd over: A tidy start from Sam Curran at the other end. Just 3 runs off his first over. KKR 16/0
End of 1st over: An expensive start from Deepak Chahar. Leaks 13 in his first over including 3 boundaries. Sam Curran to share the new ball with Chahar from the other end. KKR 13/0
0.4 overs: FOUR! Nitish Rana gets off the mark with a boundary as well. Thickish outside edge and the ball beats the short third-man fielder and races to the fence. KKR 13/0
0.1 overs: Width and four! Wide outside off from Deepak Chahar and Shumban Gill creams it through covers to collect his first boundary. KKR start off with a boundary first-ball. KKR 4/0
Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana are out in the middle to start the innings for Kolkata Knight Riders. Deepak Chahar has the new ball in hand for Chennai Super Kings. A slip in place for him. Shubman on strike. Here we go!
Note – If Chennai Super Kings win today, Mumbai Indians will become the first team to qualify for the IPL 2020 play-offs.
Playing XI for both the teams!
A look at the Playing XI for #CSKvKKR#Dream11IPL https://t.co/FhKwL0tokp
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Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
Captains at the toss!
Eoin Morgan: One change for us, Rinku Singh in, Prasidh Krishna out. Andre Russell is not near fit yet so he misses out today. We can only control what we can do. We have had an up and down season. We are against a good CSK side. Myself and Brendon are all about freeing people.
MS Dhoni: We are bowling first, bit worried about the dew. We had some dew during practice, so it’s better to bat second with dew around. We haven’t been at our best, that’s the reason we have been lagging behind. Quite a few changes, Faf, Tahir, Monu out. Watto, Lungi, Karn in.
Team news – Three changes for Chennai Super Kings as Shane Watson, Karn Sharma and Lungi Ngidi come in for Faf du Plessis, Monu Singh and Imran Tahir. One change in Kolkata Knight Riders playing XI as Rinku Yadav comes in for Prasidh Krishna.
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Toss news: Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni wins toss, opts to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai
Pitch report: “It’s the same surface as the DC-SRH game. Grass on one side, bare on the other side. The wicket did not misbehave. If you are put in to bat, forget the pitch, just play the ball. Go in with a positive mindset whether you win or lose the toss,” reckon Murali Kartik and Kumar Sangakkara.
Few words ahead of the start!
Huddle talk ✅#Dream11IPL https://t.co/nTdToF8BT6
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Players from both the teams are out in the middle, warming up ahead of the mouth-watering clash. We are just 30 minutes away from the toss.
See you toknight… 🦁💛#WhistlePodu #WhistleFromHome #Yellove #CSKvKKR https://t.co/aaO4U7qtM5
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Welcome to Match 49 of #Dream11IPL where #CSK will take on #KKR.Who are you rooting for ?#CSKvKKR https://t.co/xSqVBJplkz
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