Curran to Russell, no run, angled across, and wide of off. Russell has to reach out for that, but only gets an under-edge through to Dhoni
Russell is seemingly warming his shoulders up. Here comes the boom?
Just a quick reminder of some of the stunning numbers from the ODI at Mackay earlier today
“Why is moeen not bowling? I made him my fantasy captain reading pitch report.. Need 2 wickets from him.. ” — The downside of CSK going in with as many bowling options as they always do, Ashish!
“As a CSK fan, I would gladly take a KKR win today. That’ll reduce chances of MI going to playoffs. In turn improving CSK’s chance of taking the trophy!” — I have a feeling Rajesh is into mutual funds investments
Time for the time-out
Hazlewood to Russell, 1 run, angles in towards his pads, and he has worked this away towards deep backward square
All Hail the Lo: “Is it just me or did Shardul Thakur just complete his hattrick with a wicket on his first ball today?” — You can’t pick up a hat-trick across two different matches, for all those asking
Hazlewood to Russell, 1 run, makes some room and shovels this towards deep midwicket. Hazlewood followed him just a touch to ensure he is cramped for room
Celine: “From 50/1 in 5 overs, I expected a score of 200 to end this. The projected score, however, shows 160. Ah, yes, this is IPL.” — It was always going to be difficult to maintain that tempo once the field spread, and spinners came on
Hazlewood to Rana, 1 leg bye, back of a length, around leg and middle. Rana wants to work this away through the onside, but misses. They sneak a leg bye towards point
Anand: “Hving seen 12 overs what do u reckon a par score is on this pitch, @Debayan ?” — I’d say about 165 would be competitive. Our forecaster, which had them going upto 182 at one stage, is currently at 159.
Jadeja to Russell, 1 run, length, and he looks to smash this across the line. Just off the lower portion of the bat, going towards deep midwicket
Aryan: “@debayansen Has the pitch slowed down?” — I think it is more about the ball having softened up
Jadeja to Russell, 1 run, fullish, around off, and driven towards sweeper cover
Let’s see if Andre Russell has something to say about that…Dhoni has a slip in place
Sathya: “Welcome KKR to Chennai’s legendary middle over choke. “
Jadeja to Tripathi, OUT, speared in quickly, and Tripathi seems to have pre-meditated a reverse sweep. More of a swipe in the end, as he realises the ball is far too full for that shot. Ends up very late on that, as it crashes into the base of off-stump. Just reward for what has been a spell of very clever bowling from Jadeja
RA Tripathi b Jadeja 45 (33b 4×4 1×6) SR: 136.36