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As it happened | IPL 2019, Match 29: Chennai beat Kolkata by 5 wickets

Suresh Raina. Photograph: AFP

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 14, 2019, 03.27 PM (IST)

Apr 14, 2019, 07.43 PM

Chennai beat Kolkata by 5 wickets.

Apr 14, 2019, 07.25 PM

MS Dhoni out!

Narine to Dhoni, lbw. Although he reviewed the decision given by the on-field umpires but the ball was in-line and was hitting the stumps, no edge from the bat, hence out. 

Dhoni scored 16 runs. 

Next batsman is Jadeja. 

Apr 14, 2019, 07.01 PM

Jadhav walks back!

Piyush Chawla to Kedar Jadhav, lbw out. 

Jadhav scored 20 runs off 12 balls. 

Next batsman is MS Dhoni. 

Apr 14, 2019, 06.50 PM

Ambati Rayudu out!

Kuldeep Yadav to Rayudu, catch out by Robin Uthappa. 

Rayudu was playing at a very slow pace as he scored just 5 runs off 11 balls. 

Next batsman is Kedar Jadhav.  

Apr 14, 2019, 06.42 PM

Chennai are 61/2 after 9 overs. 

It's time for the strategic time out. 

Apr 14, 2019, 06.30 PM

Du Plessis out!

Sunil Narine to Faf du Plessis, bowled. 

Faffy scored 24 runs off 16 balls. 

Next batsman is Ambati Rayudu. 

Apr 14, 2019, 06.19 PM

Shane Watson out!

Harry Gurney to Watson, lbw out. 

Watson scored 6 runs. 

Next batsman is Suresh Raina. 

Chennai are 36/1 after 4 overs.

Apr 14, 2019, 05.49 PM

Innings break:

Kolkata post 161/8 in 20 against Chennai. 

Apr 14, 2019, 05.48 PM

Shardul Thakur bowls last over. 

Last ball...and a wicket goes.

Kuldeep Yadav run out. 

Apr 14, 2019, 05.46 PM

Shubman Gill gone!

Shardul Thakur again...

Thakur to Gill, catch out by Ravindra Jadeja. 

Gill scored 15 runs. 

Next batsman is Kuldeep Yadav. 

Apr 14, 2019, 05.45 PM

Karthik departs!

Shardul Thakur to Karthik, catch out by du Plessis. 

Karthik scored 18 runs. 

Next batsman is Piyush Chawla. 

Apr 14, 2019, 05.18 PM

Kolkata are 142/5 after 16 overs. 

It's time for the strategic time out. 

Apr 14, 2019, 05.17 PM

Big, big wicket... Andre Russell departs! 

Imran Tahir again...

Tahir to Russell, catch out by Dhruv Shorey. 

Russell scored 10 runs off 4 balls. 

Next batsman is Shubman Gill. 

Apr 14, 2019, 05.14 PM

Chris Lynn out!

Imran Tahir strikes again...

Tahir to Lynn, catch out by Shardul Thakur. 

Lynn scored 82 runs with an average of 160.78. 

Next batsman is Andre Russell. 

Apr 14, 2019, 04.53 PM

Uthappa departs on a golden duck!

Imran Tahir to Robin, catch out by Faf du Plessis. 

...and what a catch...charging from the deep takes a sliding catch. 

Next batsman is Dinesh Karthik. 

Kolkata are 81/3 after 11 overs. 


Apr 14, 2019, 04.50 PM

Nitish Rana out!

Imran Tahir to Rana, catch out by Faf du Plessis. 

Rana scored 21 runs off 18 balls. 

Next batsman is Robin Uthappa. 

Apr 14, 2019, 04.48 PM

After 10 overs, Kolkata are 77/1. 

The first powerplay was evenly poised as Chennai got one wicket and Kolkata got the necessary start. 

Apr 14, 2019, 04.26 PM

After 5 overs, Kolkata are 38/1. 

Sunil Narine departs!

Chris Lynn is playing 32 and Narine lost his wicket after scoring 2 runs off 7 balls. 

Mitchell Santner to Narine, catch out by Faf du Plessis. 

Kolkata off to a stable start thanks to Lynn. He was magnificent against Deepak Chahar. 

Apr 14, 2019, 04.02 PM

The match begins!

For Kolkata, Chris Lynn and Sunil Naraine are at the crease and for Chennai, Deepak Chahar opens the bowling attack. 

Apr 14, 2019, 03.44 PM

What to expect:

Table-toppers Chennai will look to complete the double against Kolkata today. 

The home side's consistency has suddenly taken a beating after two defeats on the trot, first in Chennai and then against Delhi. 

Both their defeats exposed Kolkata's over-reliance on Andre Russell, who looked ominous, but the opponents figured out a way to strangulate the Windies power hitter to restrict the team to below-par totals. 

Under the astute captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Chennai are on a rampage with six wins out of seven, including three in a row. But in the last match, Dhoni was in the spotlight for wrong reasons. 

In a rare instance, Dhoni, who was not even meant to be on the field of play, uncharacteristically lost his cool and rushed out of the dugout to challenge umpire Ulhas Gandhe after he flip-flopped on a no ball during an IPL match against Rajasthan. 

This match will take place in the backdrop of the latest IPL controversy but Chennai will be keen to put it behind them with another dazzling performance.

Apr 14, 2019, 03.37 PM

What the captains are saying:

Dinesh Karthik: We need to bat well. It's important to hit the right areas when we bowl. It's been a flat wicket and it's difficult to take wickets if the batsmen get going. 

MS Dhoni: If you see the wickets, they have been good over here. It's difficult to contain batsmen here, hence we need the opposition to put the runs on the board. We have had a few niggles and concerns but not particularly worried about that. 

Apr 14, 2019, 03.36 PM


Chennai win toss and opt to bowl first against Kolkata. 


Playing XI:

Kolkata: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney

Chennai: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir

Apr 14, 2019, 03.34 PM

Stats and Facts:

MS Dhoni needs 61 runs to complete 4000 runs as captain in the IPL. 

Kolkata's scoring rate of 9.18 is the best among all teams in IPL 2019, while Chennai's scoring rate of 7.09 is the lowest. 

CSK’s overall bowling economy rate of 6.93 is the best in IPL 2019. 

Apr 14, 2019, 03.32 PM

Head-to-head records:

When we see their head-to-head records, then both the teams have played an overall 19 matches and out of which Kolkata won seven and and Chennai won 12 contests. 

Apr 14, 2019, 03.30 PM

Watch the preview:

Chennai vs Kolkata

Apr 14, 2019, 03.28 PM

Hello! And welcome to the Match 29 of Indian Premier League 2019 which is between Chennai and Kolkata at the Eden gardens Stadium. 

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