IPL 2015 Results: Scores, Points Table and Updated Cricket Fixture Schedule

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistApril 28, 2015

IPL 2015 Results: Scores, Points Table and Updated Cricket Fixture Schedule

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    Chennai Super Kings moved to the top of the IPL 2015 standings on Tuesday as they beat Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium. 

    Batting first, Chennai started their innings well, but tight bowling and loss of wickets saw them post a relatively lowly 134-6 from their 20 overs.

    In response, KKR lost skipper Gautam Gambhir to the second ball of their innings, and despite a brief period of dominance, Chennai eventually proved too good in the field.

    Read on for a look at how the result effects the IPL standings, as well as a look at the upcoming fixtures, and a full recap of the day's play. 

Updated Standings

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    Pos

    Team

    Mat

    Won

    Lost

    Tied

    N/R

    Net RR

    For

    Against

    Pts

    1

    CSK

    7

    6

    1

    0

    0

    +1.386

    1211/136.4

    1034/138.2

    12

    2

    RR

    8

    5

    2

    0

    1

    +0.140

    1122/137.3

    1092/136.1

    11

    3

    KKR

    7

    3

    3

    0

    1

    +0.220

    886/106.3

    899/111.0

    7

    4

    RCB

    6

    3

    3

    0

    0

    +0.519

    923/105.4

    964/117.2

    6

    5

    SRH

    7

    3

    4

    0

    0

    -0.074

    1030/129.2

    1061/132.0

    6

    6

    DD

    7

    3

    4

    0

    0

    -0.395

    1100/139.5

    1063/128.4

    6

    7

    MI

    7

    2

    5

    0

    0

    -0.553

    1193/140.0

    1219/134.2

    4

    8

    KXIP

    7

    2

    5

    0

    0

    -1.093

    1049/140.0

    1182/137.4

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Upcoming Schedule

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    DateTime (BST)Fixture
    April 293:30 p.m.Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals
    April 303:30 p.m.Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings
    May 111:30 a.m.Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab
    May 13:30 p.m.Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals
    May 211:30 a.m.Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders
    May 23:30 p.m.Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings
    May 311:30 a.m.Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians
    May 33:30 p.m.Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils
    May 411:30 a.m.Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore
    May 43:30 p.m.Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad
    May 53:30 p.m.Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils
    May 63:30 p.m.Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab
    May 711:30 a.m.Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad
    May 73:30 p.m.Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils
    May 83:30 p.m.Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
    May 911:30 a.m.Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab
    May 93:30 p.m.Delhi Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad
    May 1011:30 a.m.Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore
    May 103:30 p.m.Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals
    May 113:30 p.m.Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab
    May 123:30 p.m.Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings
    May 133:30 p.m.Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore
    May 143:30 p.m.Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders
    May 153:30 p.m.Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore
    May 1611:30 p.m.Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings
    May 163:30 p.m.Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders
    May 1711:30 a.m.Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils
    May 173:30 p.m.Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians
    May 193:30 p.m.Qualifier 1 - TBC v TBC
    May 203:30 p.m.Eliminator - TBC v TBC
    May 223:30 p.m.Qualifier 2 - TBC v TBC
    May 243:30 p.m.Final - TBC v TBC

    Schedule courtesy of ESPNcricinfo.

Chennai Defend Lowly Target to Beat Kolkata Knight Riders

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    Chennai Super Kings (134/6) bt. Kolkata Knight Riders (132/9) by two runs

    Chennai were looking to go top of the IPL standings with a win against Kolkata on Tuesday, and they proved up to the task despite a slightly underwhelming batting performance.

    They set Kolkata 135 for victory in Chennai, and some clever bowling and excellent fielding on a slow pitch saw the Super Kings prevail by two runs.

    Kolkata won the toss and elected to field first. Unsurprisingly, Chennai openers Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith went hard from the start, but neither went on to score big.

    McCullum fell for 19 in the fifth over to leave CSK 42-1, and his West Indian opening partner then fell for 25 in the ninth.

    Faf du Plessis was CSK's top-scoring batsman with 29 from 29 balls, as the likes of Piyush Chawla, Brad Hogg and Andre Russell proved difficult to get away, while taking wickets at regular intervals.

    A couple of late boundaries moved the Super Kings on slightly, but they finished on 134-6 after their 20 overs.

    Chennai Innings      
    BattingDismissalRB4s6sSR
    Dwayne Smithrun out (Y Pathan)251931131.6
    Brendon McCullumlbw b Chawla191431135.7
    Suresh Rainac Uthappa b A Russell17212181.0
    Faf du Plessisnot out292910100.0
    MS Dhoni (c & wk)c Uthappa b A Russell360050.0
    Dwayne Bravoc Suryakumar Yadav b Chawla571071.4
    Ravindra Jadejab B Hogg15200075.0
    Ravichandran Ashwinnot out9420225.0
    Extras 12(b - 0 w - 9, nb - 0, lb - 3)
    Total 134(20 Overs, 6 Wickets)
    BowlerOMRWNbWdER
    Pat Cummins40250026.2
    Umesh Yadav40360019.0
    Piyush Chawla40262006.5
    Brad Hogg40181004.5
    Andre Russell40262066.5

    Kolkata would have been confident of chasing down Chennai's target, but they saw Gautam Gambhir caught behind by MS Dhoni for a first-ball duck.

    Robin Uthappa took advantage of some poor bowling to hit 39 from just 17 balls, but his dismissal—smashing to McCullum off Ravi Ashwin—saw the Knight Riders 52-2 in the sixth over, and the scoring slowed.  

    Manish Pandey went to Ashwin for 15 and Suryakumar Yadav fell for 16 to a phenomenal catch from Dwayne Bravo on the run, per Cricbuzz:

    Stunner from Bravo, runs in from long-on, dives fully forward and holds onto the skier offered by Suryakumar. #KKR faltering #IPL #CSKvKKR

    — Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) April 28, 2015

    KKR were struggling to score well on a slow pitch, but with six overs to go, victory was still very much in sight as they needed 51 more runs to win.

    However, when the required rate ticked above 10 an over, CSK looked favourites. Their fielding was excellent, and the run out of the dangerous Andre Russell for four in the 17th over proved crucial.

    Kolkata Innings      
    BattingOut DescRB4s6sSR
    Robin Uthappa (wk)c B McCullum b Ashwin391761229.4
    Gautam Gambhir (c)c Dhoni b I Pandey01000.0
    Manish Pandeyc DJ Bravo b Ashwin15202075.0
    Suryakumar Yadavc DJ Bravo b Mohit Sharma16261061.5
    Yusuf Pathanb DJ Bravo13180072.2
    Ryan ten Doeschatenot out382832135.7
    Andre Russellrun out (R Jadeja/Dhoni)4400100.0
    Pat Cumminsc R Jadeja b DJ Bravo02000.0
    Piyush Chawlac Dhoni b DJ Bravo02000.0
    Umesh Yadavb Nehra01000.0
    Brad Hoggnot out2100200.0
    Extras 5(b - 0 w - 3, nb - 0, lb - 2)
    Total 132(20 Overs, 9 Wickets)
    BowlerOMRWNbWdER
    Ishwar Pandey20181019.0
    Ashish Nehra40381009.5
    Mohit Sharma30241018.0
    Ravichandran Ashwin2052002.5
    Ravindra Jadeja30110003.7
    Suresh Raina30120014.0
    Dwayne Bravo30223007.3

    Pat Cummins and Chawla fell cheaply, and the onus was very much on Ryan ten Doeschate as KKR needed 30 runs from the final two overs with just two wickets in hand.

    The Dutchman did his best with some big hitting, but an immensely controlled first three balls of the final over from Bravo saw KKR fall short by two runs.  

    Chennai and the Knight Riders barely have time to take breath before they meet again. The pair face off in Kolkata on Thursday. 

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