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Chennai Super Kings 220/3 (20 ov)
Kolkata Knight Riders 202/10 (19.1 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 18 runs.
Player of the match: Faf du Plessis
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Right then, that brings us to the end of today's coverage. We've got an exciting battle between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Rajasthan Royals coming up tomorrow. Do stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest news from the IPL and the wider world of sport. This is Anurag Hegde and Soorya Sesha signing off for the evening. Goodbye, goodnight and take care! 
CSK won by 18 runs

What a rollercoaster of a game it turned out to be in the end! Not many would have expected it to get that close, especially after KKR were reduced to 31/5. But they fought and they fought hard. In the end, there was just a little too much for the likes of Russell, Karthik and Cummins to do. It wasn't a good day to be a bowler and both teams will want to rethink their plans with the ball in hand moving ahead. KKR will want to address the failure of their top order as well. With that win, CSK move to the top of the points table. They've also won 3 on the trot now while KKR have lost 3 on the trot. An extremely close game in the end where two sides saw contrasting fortunes. Was a true nail biter though! 
MS Dhoni (Captain, CSK): It's quite easy in a game like this. Between the 15th and 20th over the contest was between the bowler and the batsman. The side that has won is the side that executed slightly better. Frankly I've seen enough in cricket and I always like to be humble. If you've scored a total there's no reason that the opposition cannot score the same as well. I told the boys to be humble and to keep doing what we've been doing. Not much you can do when Russell is striking like that. It (Russell's wicket) wasn't planned. Well the batting has been really good. Rutu (Ruturaj Gaikwad) is someone who's shown his class in the previous IPL as well. He didn't really seem rattled when I asked him a question off guard and he has the basics to be a good player. That's (applying psychology) what I've been doing all my life but in a good way. It's all about understanding your teammates and maneuvering them so that they become better cricketers.

Faf du Plessis (Man of the Match, CSK): Definitely the most fluent I've felt in a while. Things started to tick a little better and I felt like I was in rhythm. We discussed out there, the spinners felt like a real threat. The spinners were the best bowlers in the previous games and even tonight, Jaddu (Jadeja) did well for us. He's (Ruturaj Gaikwad) a fantastic young talent. It was beautiful to see his timing and technique. For a small guy, he hits the ball a long way. It's great playing under MS (Dhoni), I'm lucky to be playing under him. I thought a few games before this there was a lot in it for the bowlers, even today Deepak bowled really well. There was a bit in it for them in the powerplay but it was a batsman's game after that. 
Deepak Chahar (CSK): I don't know, I'm just bowling straight balls. The ball was swinging and seaming as well. I picked up a lot of wickets earlier and last year I realized that it's my responsibility to pick up wickets as I bowl 3 overs in the powerplay. The dew came in and the ball was coming onto the bat nicely. Russell batted well and we also bowled some bad balls. The dew came in and it was difficult to bowl. I was thinking that we should not lose this match. At one stage they needed 40 runs off 20 balls which is very gettable on a pitch like this but we're happy to win this game. 
Eoin Morgan (Captain, KKR): What a hell of a game of cricket, especially after the position we were in after the powerplay. We didn't think we'd get as close as we did but Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik played so well. And then Pat Cummins in the end got us so close. The emotions throughout the game. The first five overs of our batting didn't go our way. We didn't play as well as we'd have liked. If we'd played smartly and built partnerships then we'd be in a better position. I dont think there was a great deal of margin for error for the bowlers. Being hit for 220 and then getting close after being 5 down very early shows that you have to be on the money with your bowling. Tend to stay away from Russell when he gets out but he's an incredible player, unfortunately we couldn't back him up and he'll be disappointed. 
Oh this has ended in heartbreak for the Kolkata Knight Riders! They were down and out but they fought so hard to stay in the game and they came oh so close in the end. But it wasn't to be as CSK walk away with a win, win that they wouldn't have expected to work so hard for. 

Pat Cummins remains unbeaten on a 34-ball 66 but in the end it was just too much to get. But KKR must take a lot away from this game, they fought till the very end. Luck wasn't just on their side tonight. Their bowlers got carted all around the park to start off with as CSK got to a towering 220 from their 20 overs. 

Their campaign with the bat started off as poorly as it could have as well as they lost 5 wickets inside the powerplay, with 4 of them going to Deepak Chahar who bowled outstandingly well. Then it was time for the Russell show. He looked at his imperious best as he plundered the CSK bowlers to all parts of the ground. He made the boundaries look irrelevant and that's when KKR started to believe. 

Unfortunately for KKR though, Sam Curran managed to bowl Russell round his legs and as entertaining as it was while it lasted, the Russell show came to a disappointing end as he was dismissed for a 22-ball 54. Dinesh Karthik fought valiantly too but he was undone for a 24-ball 40 by a clever slower delivery from Lungi Ngidi. 

Just when it seemed like CSK were in complete control of the game with KKR at 146/7 at the end of the 15th over, Pat Cummins showed everybody why he's paid the big bucks. The 16th over from Sam Curran went for 30 runs and KKR were right back in the game. 

However, it just wasn't to be in the end as Cummins started to run out of partners. There was just a little too much to do and with them needing 20 to win off the final over, Prasidh Krishna ended up getting run-out off the very first delivery attempting a desperate second run and that was where the curtains closed on the show. 
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cricket ball icon Shardul Thakur
19.1 Shardul Thakur to Pat Cummins, RUN OUT! HEARTBREAK FOR KKR! THAKUR IS ELATED! Nails the wide yorker outside off, Cummins digs it out over the head of the bowler towards long off before charging across, the throw is at the bowler's end as Cummins charges back for the second but alas, Prasidh is well short of his ground as Thakur whips off the bails and lets out a huge roar! It was a clean take as the replays confirm. What an epic at the Wankhede! At the end of it all, Chennai Super Kings prevail by 18 runs!
Shardul Thakur will bowl the final over
Who would have thought that this game would come down to the final over! It's a funny game this and you never know what's going to happen. In the meantime, Sam Curran has done an excellent job and has kept the over down to just 8 runs. Right then, Pat Cummins needs to score 20 off the final over to take his side over the line
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cricket ball icon Sam Curran
18.6 Sam Curran to Prasidh Krishna, WELL PLAYED PRASIDH! Nearly into the blockhole on off, Prasidh gets his bat down and jams it out to point. This is it - Cummins v Thakur - 20 to get off the last over! Fingernails left?
18.5 Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, rolls his fingers on a full length outside leg, the ball thuds into the pads before rolling behind square as Cummins fails to get bat on the pick up; he takes the single! Can Prasidh Krishna survive?
18.4 Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, full around off, gets underneath it and launches it over long on; on the bounce to the fielder and Cummins farms the strike
Prasidh Krishna, RHB, is the final man out for KKR
The ninth wicket goes down now! Oh it's getting so tense this game! But importantly for KKR, Pat Cummins is on strike. 21 runs needed from 9 balls now
18.3 Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, RUN OUT! CHAKRAVARTHY SACRIFICES HIS WICKET! Very full on off, Cummins drills it straight back past the bowler and tees off; Cummins pulls Chakravarthy across for the second and rightfully so! Chakravarthy obliges and falls way short as the throw is at the non-striker's end. He did the right thing though to get Cummins back on strike so full marks to him for his team work!
THIS GAME IS NOT OVER! Oh Pat Cummins! What a knock this is turning out to be!
18.2 Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, SIX! BIGGIE! Right in the slot on the pads and Cummins picks it up over fine leg as he deposits it over the fence! Pat Cummins! Sam Curran! Running out of words! 
18.1 Sam Curran to Pat Cummins, over the wicket, fired right into the blockhole at the boots as Cummins jams his bat down in time to the right of the bowler
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