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CSK vs KKR Live Score IPL 2021: Kolkata suffer early blow in Powerplay; Gill departs for 9

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File photo of CSK captain MS Dhoni with his KKR counterpart Eoin Morgan.

CSK vs KKR Live IPL 2021: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 38 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 where Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi in their fight to qualify for the play-offs after two back-to-back defeats. Third-placed RCB are slightly in a better position with 10 points in nine games while sixth-placed MI won’t like to take any further liberties with just eight points in nine games. LIVE STREAMING

Kolkata 19/1 after 2 overs: WICKET! A mix-up between Gill and Iyer and the former has to depart. Rayudu hits the bull eye to cut short Gill’s innings in very first over. All eyes on Iyer now. The left-hander has already scored over 90 runs in two matches of the UAE leg. Tripathi joins Iyer in the middle. 

 Playing XI of CSK and KKR

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI) Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI) Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

15.02 IST: KKR win toss, opt to bat against CSK in Abu Dhabi. 

14.35 IST: Toss in 25 minutes!

14.20 IST: Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have both won their opening two games since the resumption of the IPL 2021 in UAE. Incidentally, both have also beaten the same sides (Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangaore).

Pitch report The pitch of the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is expected to be on the slower side with anything beyond 150 is defendable. Experts suggest the captain winning the toss would most likely bat first and look to set a target.

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