Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in the Indian Premier League here in Chennai on Monday.
Electing to bat, Chennai Super Kings scored 139 for five against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League match here in Chennai on Monday.
Chennais skipper won the toss and opted to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Monday.
Chennai have made two changes to their side, bringing in Australian import Michael Hussey along with Indian paceman Yo Mahesh by leaving out Lankan pacer Nuwan Kulasekara and Wriddhiman Saha.
Kolkata have fielded the same side that beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous match.
An inconsistent, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 41st game of Indian Premiere League 2012 (IPL) at their home backyard MA Chidambaram, Chepauk Stadium on Monday.
The defending champions are not impressive in the tournament so far. Chennai have placed at No.4 in the IPL points table with four wins and as many defeats in the nine outings in the IPL5. However, one match ended without result.
On the other hand, Kolkata IPL side have been at No.2 with 5 victories and three defeats in the tournament so far. One match against Deccan Chargers was abandoned.
Kolkata Knight Riders will try to strengthen its position with a win here while CSK will try to revamp the batting performance. Chennai stalwarts like MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Bravo are still struggling to score runs in the IPL 2012.
However, a high-voltage encounter is awaiting here in Chennai when gambhir and Dhoni lock horns in the cricket ground.
Chennai Super Kings: 139 for five in 20 overs (Suresh Raina 44, M S Dhoni 34 not out; J Kallis 2/21).
Kolkata Knight Riders: 140 for five in 19.4 overs (Gautam Gambhir 63, Jacques Kallis 26; Dwayne Bravo 2/27).
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (C), Brendon McCullum, Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Rajat Bhatia, Debabrata Das, Sunil Narine, Brett Lee and Iqbal Abdulla.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Faf du Plessis, S Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Michael Hussey, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Yo Mahesh, R Ashwin and Shadab Jakati.