IPL 2020 Match 49: KKR vs CSK Score, Highlights, Commentary and Status


Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets: What a fantastic way to finish, by Jadeja. First back-to-back wins for Chennai in this edition. They seem to have found their form but too late. Nonetheless, they would be pleased with the way they are closing their campaign. Chennai’s win means Mumbai become the first team to qualify for the playoffs this season. Oooh… One arch-rival helping the other!

  • Winning Team

    Chennai Super Kings

  • Man of the match

    Ruturaj Gaikwad

  • Won by

    6 wickets

  • Match No.

    Match 49

  • Venue

    Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

  • Series

    Indian Premier League, 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders
Chennai Super Kings
Batting R B 4s 6s S/R
Shubman Gill
b Karn Sharma
26 17 4 0 152.94
Nitish Rana
c Sam Curran b Lungi Ngidi
87 61 10 4 142.62
Sunil Narine
c Ravindra Jadeja b Mitchell Santner
7 7 0 1 100.00
Rinku Singh
c Ambati Rayudu b Ravindra Jadeja
11 11 1 0 100.00
Eoin Morgan
c Ruturaj Gaikwad b Lungi Ngidi
15 12 2 0 125.00
Dinesh Karthik *
not out
21 10 3 0 210.00
Rahul Tripathi *
not out
3 2 0 0 150.00
Extras 2 (W 1,LB 1)
Total runs 172 (5 wkts, 20.0 ov)
Yet to bat

Kamlesh Nagarkoti – Pat Cummins – Lockie Ferguson – Varun Chakravarthy
Fall of wickets

53/1 (Shubman Gill, 7.2 ov) – 60/2 (Sunil Narine, 8.3 ov) – 93/3 (Rinku Singh, 12.5 ov) – 137/4 (Nitish Rana, 17.1 ov) – 167/5 (Eoin Morgan, 19.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Deepak Chahar 3.0 0 31 0 10.33
Sam Curran 3.0 0 21 0 7.00
Lungi Ngidi 4.0 0 34 2 8.50
Mitchell Santner 3.0 0 30 1 10.00
Ravindra Jadeja 3.0 0 20 1 6.67
Karn Sharma 4.0 0 35 1 8.75
Batting R B 4s 6s S/R
Shane Watson
c Rinku Singh b Varun Chakravarthy
14 19 1 1 73.68
Ruturaj Gaikwad
b Pat Cummins
72 53 6 2 135.85
Ambati Rayudu
c Sunil Narine b Pat Cummins
38 20 5 1 190.00
MS Dhoni
b Varun Chakravarthy
1 4 0 0 25.00
Sam Curran *
not out
13 14 1 0 92.86
Ravindra Jadeja *
not out
31 11 2 3 281.82
Extras 9 (W 8,NB 1)
Total runs 178 (4 wkts, 20.0 ov)
Yet to bat

Narayan Jagadeesan – Mitchell Santner – Deepak Chahar – Lungi Ngidi – Karn Sharma
Fall of wickets

50/1 (Shane Watson, 7.3 ov) – 118/2 (Ambati Rayudu, 13.4 ov) – 121/3 (MS Dhoni, 14.4 ov) – 140/4 (Ruturaj Gaikwad, 17.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Pat Cummins 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
Kamlesh Nagarkoti 3.0 0 34 0 11.33
Sunil Narine 4.0 0 23 0 5.75
Lockie Ferguson 4.0 0 54 0 13.50
Varun Chakravarthy 4.0 0 20 2 5.00
Nitish Rana 1.0 0 16 0 16.00

Kolkata Knight Riders (172/5)

Shubman Gill (26/17): Karn Sharma to Shubman Gill, OUT! BOWLED! How often we have seen after the break that a batsmen has been dismissed. Karn Sharma gets the first wicket for Chennai. Flatter ball on middle and leg, Shubman thinks it will spin away and plays for the turn. But it does not. Goes straight in the gap between the bat and pad and crashes into the stumps. 

Nitish Rana (87/61): Lungi Ngidi to Nitish Rana, OUT! TAKEN! A fine catch from Sam. That went miles in the air. A slower fuller ball from Ngidi, Rana looks to launch it deep into the stand but it goes high in the air off the toe end of the willow. Curran at long on comes forward, settles under it and manags to hold onto it. A superb knock from Rana comes to an end. He struggled at the start but managed to get going eventually.

Sunil Narine (7/7): Mitchell Santner to Sunil Narine, OUT! TAKEN! Tossed up nicely for the invitation, Narine gleefully latches onto it, but it proves to be his undoing. Ravindra Jadeja is never going to miss those. Santner tosses this nicely around off, full as well. Narine looks to slog it over deep mid-wicket. To the naked eye it looked a maximum but then it lands straight into the hands of the deep mid-wicket fielder.

Rinku Singh (11/11): Ravindra Jadeja to Rinku Singh, OUT! CAUGHT! It has been a good passage of play for Chennai. They have limited the damage that Kolkata can cause here. Flatter ball on middle, Rinku Singh swivels and looked to power that over fine leg for a maximum. However he does not get the required distance. It goes straight into the hands of Rayudu at fine leg, who takes it nicely and easily.

Eoin Morgan (15/12): Lungi Ngidi to Eoin Morgan, OUT! TAKEN! Ngidi gets his man. Another very full ball outside off, Morgan this time looks to hammer it over long off but fails to get the timing right. It goes towards long off where Gaikwad takes the catch easily.

Dinesh Karthik* (21/10) and Rahul Tripathi* (3/2): Lungi Ngidi to Rahul Tripathi, Two to end innings! Full and on middle, Tripathi looks to slog it over deep mid-wicket but fails to time it. It goes high in the air but lands well short of Jadeja who runs in from deep mid-wicket. Before he can send the ball to the keeper, the batters scamper back for a couple. Kolkata end with 172/5.

Chennai Super Kings (178/4)

Shane Watson (14/19): Varun Chakravarthy to Shane Watson, OUT! TAKEN! Chakravarthy gets his man. Tosses the ball full and bowls it on middle, Watson looks to power it over long on but the ball takes the outer half and goes high in the air. Rinku Singh at long off settles under it and takes it easily. The good-looking stand is broken.

Ruturaj Gaikwad (72/53): Pat Cummins to Ruturaj Gaikwad, OUT! TIMBER! Cummins gets the massive wicket. Such a classy knock and it ends when the batsman is playing an unorthodox shot. Good length ball on middle, Gaikwad moves inside the crease and looks to paddle it over the keeper but misses. The castle behind gets a beating. End of another top knock from Gaikwad but he would be mighty disappointed not to take the team home. 33 runs needed in 16 balls.

Ambati Rayudu (38/20): Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, OUT! TAKEN! Rayudu goes for one too many and ends up perishing. Is that the breakthrough that Kolkata wanted? Looks so, if they can capitalize on this further. Outside off on a good length, Rayudu comes down the track and looks to whack that over mid off. However, he ends up getting it straight into the hands of the mid off fielder, Sunil Narine, instead. 55 runs needed in 38 balls still for the Yellow Brigade.

MS Dhoni (1/4): Varun Chakravarthy to MS Dhoni, OUT! BOWLED! Chakravarthy got Dhoni bowled when these two met earlier as well, and now too. ‘Chakra-worthy’ it reads on the big board in the stadium. Quicker and flatter on middle and leg, Dhoni rocks back and looks to play this on the leg side. He anticipated a fuller length, tossed up ball but did not anticipate the quicker one. Dhoni misses and the ball crashes into the woodwork.

Sam Curran* (13/14) and Ravindra Jadeja* (31/11): Kamlesh Nagarkoti to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! BANG! Jadeja, you star. Back-to-back sixes to seal the deal. A length ball, yes, the pressure gets big on Kamlesh. He ends up bowling one in the slot for Jadeja. He smokes it over wide long on for a biggie. Chennai win by 6 wickets.