An IPL 2015 cricket thriller can be watched live online when Kolkata Knight Riders host Chennai Super Kings Thursday in a return match just two days after the two teams locked up in one of the most exciting matches in the Indian Premier League so far this season.
Kolkata bowled first on Tuesday in Chennai, and restricted the streaking Super Kings to what appeared to be a very gettable 134. But behind some electrifying death bowling by West Indies star Duane Bravo, who claimed three wickets, Chennai put the clamps on the Knight Riders batting attack — holding on to win by a razor-thin two-run margin.
To watch the Chennai Super Kings vs. Kolkata Knight Riders rematch live online, from Eden Gardens in Kolkata this time, see the information at the bottom of this article.
Tuesday’s victory put Chennai at the top of the IPL 2015 table for the first time, edging past Rajasthan Royals by a point. But the Super Kings had what looks like bad luck on Wednesday, when the Rajasthan match against Royal Challengers Bangalore was washed out after the first innings with the Royals in a losing position after Bangalore put up 200/7.
As a result, where Rajasthan would likely have taken no points from the match, they ended up with one, allowing them to tie Chennai on points — though Super Kings retain the edge on net run rate, with two games in hand.
On the other hand, Wednesday’s rain-out was a break for Kolkata, who could have found themselves a point in the hole to RCB. Instead, the two teams are tied at seven points after the same number of games each.
Going into Thursday’s match, both Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings have suffered setbacks to their bowling attack. Knight Riders leg spinner Sunil Narine was banned from employing his off break delivery by the Board of Cricket Control for India, after being reported for a suspicious delivery.
Narine may still use other deliveries, but the off break was the ball Narine counts on to make his living.
On the Chennai Super Kings side, captain M.S. Dhoni’s favorite sinner Ravichandran Ashwin was sidelined for at least two matches after getting stitches to his finger — an injury suffered in Tuesday’s match.
The India-based site Cric HD streams the match live online at this link. But viewers should be aware that the site carries quite a few pop-up and embedded ads that could cause browser crashes and other online slowdowns.
For the most reliable live online stream of Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Chennai Super Kings, cricket fans should consider paying the subscription fee for ESPN Cricket. For access, go to this link. Viewers in India and around the world should go to Star Sports or Cricket Gateway to follow the match live online.