IPL 2021, KKR vs CSK Live Cricket Score Online: Faf du Plessis’ unbeaten 95 helps CSK post 220/3

IPL 2021 Live Score, KKR vs CSK Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Updates: Sunil Narine is available for selection and can replace Shakib Al Hasan in the KKR side

IPL 2021, KKR vs CSK Live Cricket Score Online Updates: After the toss in the first game against Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings have come back well winning the next two matches. CSK may make one change in the top order. Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has not been able to deliver as an opener. He can be replaced by IPL veteran Robin Uthappa who is yet to make his CSK debut. The rest of the expected to remain the same despite Lungi Ngidi’s availability for selection. In the last game, CSK relied on cameos to post a big total. They will be hoping for a big innings from one of their players.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have disappointed in their last two games after a comprehensive win in their first match. There can be a few changes in the KKR lineup. Sunil Narine is available for selection and can replace Shakib Al Hasan. KKR have suffered batting collapses in their previous two games. Skipper Eoin Morgan has struggled as well. There can be a shuffle in the KKR batting order to help them score in middle overs and keep wickets intact.

IPL 2021, KKR vs CSK Live Updates:

Pat Cummins bowls the final over. A dot ball to start with. SIX! Faf du Plessis hits the back of the length delivery and hits it towards wide-off boundary for a maximum. Another dot ball follows. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja promoted up the order ahead of Suresh Raina. SIX! Cummins bowls a bouncer and Du Plessis pulls it away for a huge maximum. He is batting on 84 with two balls to go. He gets an inside edge, just a single as Karthik holds on to that. SIX! Ravindra Jadeja ends the innings with a six. Nitish Rana at the mid-wicket boundary drops it and the ball bounces off his hands and goes over the ropes. CSK post a big total on the board. CSK 220/3 after 20 overs

Andre Russell bowls the penultimate over. He bowls wide coming from around the wicket. The umpire does not signal wide and Faf du Plessis is not happy. FOUR! A thick outside edge teaser the short third-man boundary. FOUR! This time he beats the fielder in the deep. FOUR! This time the ball goes through Shubman Gill’s hands. Three boundaries in a row for Du Plessis. He is on 81 and can get to his century. Russell bowls short and wide, this time umpire signals wide. Du Plessis gets a single. Russell bowls another wide. Really expensive penultimate over for KKR. WICKET! Eoin Morgan takes a stunner diving to his left. Dhoni departs for 8-ball 17. CSK 201/3 after 19 overs

Prasidh Krishna to bowl his final over. He has been expensive so far. 4 runs off the first 4 balls including a wide. FOUR! MS Dhoni gets a top edge and it goes over Dinesh Karthik’s head for a boundary. SIX! This time he gets it in the slot and the middle of the bat. Dhoni is hitting again. The final two overs are going to be exciting. CSK 186/2 after 18 overs

MS Dhoni promotes himself up the order and comes ahead of Suresh Raina. He gets off the mark with a single. Faf du Plessis rotates strike. Sunil Narine oversteps and Dhoni is on strike for the free hit delivery. FOUR! The outside edge off the bat goes past the short third man fielder. This is Dhoni’s first boundary off Narine’s bowling in the history of IPL. CSK 172/2 after 17 overs

Eoin Morgan trusts Sunil Narine to bowl the 17th over. FOUR! Moeen Ali dances down the track and hits it for a boundary over Narine’s head. SIX! This time he hits it on the on side. High and handsome from Ali. Narine under pressure. STUMPED! Third time is the charm for Narine as he beats Ali’s bat and Karthik completes an easy stumping. Ali out for 25. CSK 165/2 after 16.3 overs

Prasidh Krishna bowls his third over. SIX! Krishna bowls a slower one in the slot and Moeen Ali hits it straight over his head for a maximum. It is followed by a single. Two dot balls to follow including a missed full toss. FOUR! Du Plessis scoops it for a boundary. CSK 155/1 after 16 overs

Pat Cummins back in attack. Faf du Plessis plays a cheeky shot to beat the wicketkeeper. He follows it up with a wide. Du Plessis takes a single. FIVE WIDES! That was too short from Cummins. Freebies from Cummins. He is clearly struggling tonight. Three more singles from the over. CSK 144/1 after 15 overs

Kamlesh Nagarkoti back in attack as soon as Ruturaj Gaikwad walks back to the pavillion. Faf du Plessis gets a single first ball. FOUR! Moeen Ali hits it over off side for a boundary. He takes a single off the next one. Du Plessis plays it towards deep square leg, Pat Cummins puts in a dive to save the boundary. Three runs off that delivery. CSK 130/1 after 14 overs

Moeen Ali is the new batsman in. He gets off the mark with a single. FOUR! Faf du Plessis reaches his half-century with a boundary. CSK will be targetting a big total here at Wankhede stadium. One more single from the over. CSK 121/1 after 13 overs

Varun Chakravarthy bowls his final over. WICKET! Gaikwad goes for a slog sweep and perfectly finds the mid-wicket fielder on the boundary. First wicket for KKR. Gaikwad departs for 64. CSK 115/1 after 12.2 overs

Prasidh Krishna back in attack and starts off with a dot ball. FOUR! Gaikwad hits it down the track for a boundary. 100 up for CSK. A single and a no ball to follow. Eoin Morgan can change the field as Du Plessis is on strike. FREE HIT! Du Plessis tries the scoop shot but it goes horribly wrong, just a single. SIX! Gaikwad moves to make room and Krishna follows him but it did not change the outcome. Gaikwad hits it over mid-wicket for a 88-metre six. A single and another no ball from Krishna. Nothing going KKR’s way. Just a single off the free hit delivery. Another single to end the over. CSK 115/0 after 12 overs

Finally, Kamlesh Nagarkoti into the attack after 10 overs. Will he be KKR’s new death overs bowler? Faf du Plessis gets a single off the first one. SIX! Ruturaj Gaikwad comes down the track and powers it over long-on for a six. FIFTY! He pushes the ball towards long-on and gets to his half-century from 33 deliveries. This his fourth half-century for CSK. Two more singles to follow. SIX! Du Plessis picks the slower one and smashes it over Nagarkoti’s head for a maximum. Maybe introducing him with the new ball would have been a good idea. CSK 98/0 after 11 overs

Sunil Narine bowls his third over. Once again, CSK openers work the ball around for singles not taking unnecessary risks. Five singles from the over. Good two overs for KKR but they need wickets at this stage. CSK 82/0 after 10 overs

Varun Chakravarthy back in attack, still no sign of Kamlesh Nagarkoti bowling. CSK openers knock the ball around for singles, just five runs from the over. Meanwhile, Gaikwad enters his 40s. CSK 77/0 after 9 overs

Andre Russell into the attack. This is the first time Eoin Morgan has introduced Russell this early in the innings. SIX! Gaikwad dismisses the short ball for a maximum. He follows it up with a well-disguised slower ball, no run. Gaikwad guides the ball towards third man, gets a single. Du Plessis gets a single as well. FOUR! Another short ball and this time Gaikwad plays it towards fine leg. Prasidh Krishna misfields and costs KKR extra three runs. CSK 72/0 after 8 overs

Sunil Narine back in attack. He troubles Faf du Plessis with his variations. He manages a single off the third ball. FOUR! Gaikwad tries to play the cut shot but edges it. Andre Russell at first slip could not get his hands on that one. One more single from the over. CSK 60/0 after 7 overs

Pat Cummins bowls his second over. Eoin Morgan still not trusting Kamlesh Nagarkoti with the new ball. Faf du Plessis gets a single off the first ball. FOUR! Gaikwad plays it square of the wicket and gets another boundary. He works the ball on the on side and gets a single. Cummins bowls it short and wide on the leg stump. The Australian paceman is struggling. Three more singles from the over. CSK 54/0 after 6 overs

Prasidh Krishna into the attack. Faf du Plessis plays a beautiful drive but the ball is pushed back in play at the boundary. Three runs to start the over. Krishna bowls well, three dot balls in a row. FOUR! Ruturaj drives through covers for a boundary. He plays it on the up. 7 runs from Krishna’s first over. CSK 44/0 after 5 overs

Varun Chakravarthy bowls from the other end. A single off the first two balls. FOUR! Faf du Plessis plays it between backward point and short third man fielder for a boundary. SIX! He hits it over long-off for a maximum, just played through the line of the ball. One more single from the over Du Plessis looks in good touch. Will he be able to convert the good start into a big score this time? CSK 37/0 after 4 overs

Sunil Narine bowls his first over of the season. He starts off with dot balls and almost gets Faf du Plessis’ wicket getting him stumped. FOUR! Du Plessis plays it fine of the wicketkeeper and gets a boundary. A couple more runs from the over. CSK 25/0 after 3 overs


Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora

Chennai Super Kings Squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma

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