IPL 2013: KKR vs CSK Live Score - IPL6 Match 26 Kolkata v Chennai
KKR vs CSK Live Scorecard – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings Live Score, 26th T20 Match of Pepsi IPL 2013 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata played on April 20, 2013.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to bat against Chennai Super Kings in their Pepsi Indian Premier League 2013 game at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday (April 20).
Laxmi Ratan Shukla replaced Manvinder Bisla in what was the only change in the Kolkata side. Debabrata Das will keep wickets in Bisla’s absence.
Chennai, meanwhile, chose to go in with an unchanged playing XI, Dirk Nannes, the left-arm paceman, not yet fit for selection.
“We’ve got a lot of quality in our team and need to be more consistent. Don’t want to get into a situation where every game is a must-win,” said Gambhir after winning the toss. “It’s a great wicket, so we hope we can put enough runs on the board and defend the game.”
That would help Kolkata, who are languishing in the lower half of the table with two wins and three losses from five games. Chennai, who are comparatively better placed than Kolkata with three wins and two losses, would also have preferred to bat first, according to MS Dhoni, their captain, who said the pitch will slow down as the game progresses and “batting will get tougher”.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (capt), Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Eoin Morgan, Debabrata Das (wk), Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Rajat Bhatia, Sachithra Senanayeke, Sunil Narine, L Balaji.
Chennai Super Kings: Mike Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni (capt, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Chris Morris, R Ashwin, Mohit Sharma.