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IPL 2018, CSK vs KKR Live match updates: CSK clinch a thriller, yet again in IPL 2018

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Updated: 11 April 2018 00:25 IST - Published: 10 April 2018 19:04 IST
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That is it from the live blog and thanks for tuning in for the game between CSK and KKR. Do join us in the live blog for tomorrow's fixture between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils. Till then this is Tejas Venkatesh bidding adios on behalf of Sportskeeda.

Remember, for all the live action and exclusive updates, follow IPL 2018 page on our website. Goodnight and goodbye. 
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What a spectacular day of cricket it has been. Narine with the blitz in the first innings was a delight to watch and it was followed by quick breakthroughs by CSK to cap the run flow. Then we witnessed a six-storm by Russell to help KKR to a massive 202 which included a mammoth 11 sixes. 

Well, what CSK did in reply was more fascinating. Watson helped them fly in the powerplay and MS Dhoni alongside Sam Billings brought CSK to the cusp of victory. But it was Jadeja who whipped it for a massive six off the penultimate ball to get the CSK fans roaring after a break of 1095 days.  
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Man of the match Sam Billings says, "Yes, it was a pleasure to bat alongside MS Dhoni and play alongside Harbhajan as well. Thankfully it was my day and executed the shots well. In T20, if you take it deep then you have chances of winning. We know as a team if we have wickets in hand then a target is within our reach."
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Winning skipper MS Dhoni says, "It feels good to win here after 2 years, they deserved it. Everyone have their own emotion in the dug-out and we always keep the faith in the batsman. If you're too expressive on the field then the commentators get a lot to talk about (grins). We feel KKR scored a lot more than us because of the sixes they hit."
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Dinesh Karthik says, "CSK is back after 2 years and we expected this kind of support. Russell got us to a great position but we need to have our chin up. That is how T20 cricket is and we will look at the positives."
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Credit to KKR for coming back into the game after CSK were off to a scorching start. Andre Russell entertained everyone with his unbeaten 88 to take KKR to 202 but it was a collective performance from CSK. Billings was superb today.
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CSK win and the sea of yellow erupts in joy as the home team clinch victory with 5 wickets in hand and a ball to spare. Tremendous game of cricket.
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Jadeja finishes off with a blast. Deposits it deep into the long-on stand and KKR have tasted their first defeat of the season.
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Jadeja had to come back for the second there. Even Tahir from the dug out thinks the same. He had to get Bravo on strike.
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No ball above waist high but hurray. Bravo has deposited this over the fence. 10 needed off 6 balls now. Pressure for VK now.
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It will be the man who bowled the first over, R.Vinay Kumar, who will be bowling the last. Is it going to be KKR or CSK?
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CSK 186/5 (19 overs)

CSK need 17 from the last over now.
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He's out! Billings is gone and it is game on here. DJ Bravo walks out here and onus is on him to take them home now.
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Sam Billings is taking CSK home single-handedly here. Flat bats it for a six over the square leg region.
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Billings gets his fifty and that is probably a game changing fifty.
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CSK 176/4 (18 overs)
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Another six. Billings is doing what Russell did to CSK bowlers. Pummeled it for six. Can CSK steal a win from here?
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Billings goes for the ramp and executes it to perfection for a six. Absolutely stunning.
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CSK 164/4 (17 overs)

CSK need 42 from the last 3 overs.
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Not quite where he intended but Billings gets a boundary as he is maintaining his composure
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Chawla perhaps gets the big fish. MS Dhoni is back in the hut now.
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This will be an extremely formidable ask from Chawla. 
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Interesting pick here as DK opts for Piyush Chawla to bowl the 17th over. He has already conceded 40 off 3 overs.
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CSK need another 51 runs from the last 4 overs. Billings and Dhoni are well set in the middle to take the KKR bowlers on. Can CSK give the fans that moment of elation they have been deprived of from 2 years?
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CSK 152/3 (16 overs) and it is time for the strategic time out.
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Goodness, MS Dhoni has found a perfect partner to run between the wickets. Lightening quick.
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CSK 145/3 (15 overs) 


The drop is already proving costly here. Billings whacks two sixes in the same over
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Uthappa drops Billings. Well well and well. That could prove to be costly.
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A few tough decisions to make for DK about the bowling changes in this game
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CSK 128/3 (14 overs)

MS Dhoni has finally broken free and KKR better beware.
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Now MSD steps out and blasts it into the night sky. Huge. 
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That was hit so hard from MS Dhoni. That went to the fence in a flash.
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CSK 112/2 (12 overs)

CSK need 91 runs in 42 balls
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A brilliant shot from Billings to fetch his first four of the innings and CSK need more of these to stay alive
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The required rate is climbing steeply now. It is now touching the 13-run mark

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CSK 103/3 (12 overs) 

Narine and Kuldeep have given away just 24 runs in 5 overs of theirs.
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Suresh Raina's struggles finally end as he holes out at long on.
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KKR review the decision for LBW on MSD and the crowd go dead silent. And now loud cheers as the ball tracking shows 'wickets missing'
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CSK 100/2 (11 overs)

The required rate has now climbed up to 11.44
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Raina gets a life as Tom Curran misjudges a catch. How costly will this prove to be?
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CSK 90/2 (10 overs)

Undoubtedly, CSK have lost some momentum here