Chennai Super Kings vs. Kolkata, IPL 2014: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Will Tidey@willtideySenior Manager, GlobalMay 2, 2014

New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum walks back to the pavilion after his dismissal by Netherlands's Timm van der Gugten during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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Chennai Super Kings enjoyed a dominant 34-run victory against Kolkata Knight Riders in a rain-affected Indian Premier League match on Friday.

The Super Kings won the toss and batted first in Ranchi, with umpires reducing the match to 17 overs a side after a delayed start.

Opener Dwayne Smith went early to Shakib Al Hasan, but Chennai then put on 70 for their second wicket, with Suresh Raina scoring 31 and Brendon McCullum making his way to a half-century

New Zealander McCullum eventually went for 56, but the Super Kings' innings was taken home by the unbeaten combination of MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja.

They finished with a score of 148-3, leaving Kolkata needing to score at around nine runs an over to achieve victory.

Chennai Super Kings, 148-3 (17 overs)
Dwayne Smithlbw Shakib Al Hasan1611145.4521
Brendon McCullumc Yusuf Pathan b Andre Russell5640140.0052
Suresh Rainac Suryakumar Yadav b Shakib Al Hasan3125124.0041
MS DhoniNOT OUT2217129.4111
Ravindra JadejaNOT OUT1710170.0011
EXTRAS (nb 1, lb 5)6
Shakib Al Hasan42526.2512
Sunil Narine42606.507
Piyush Chawla331010.336
Vinay Kumar32608.665
Jacques Kallis110010.001
Andre Russell225112.502

The Knight Riders were in trouble early—sliding to 38-4 in the sixth over after Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets in two balls to derail their reply.

Robin Uthappa held firm for Kolkata, but when he went for 46 in the 14th over, hope was running out.

Yusuf Pathan was the only other batsman to get going for the Knight Riders. He scored 41, before becoming one of Mohit Sharma's three victims.

Jadeja took four wickets for the Super Kings, and the Knight Riders ended up well short of their target and with nine wickets down.

Kolkata Knight Riders, 114-9 (17 overs)
Robin Uthappac MS Dhoni b Ravindra Jadeja4638121.0551
Gautam Gambhirrun out (Ben Hilfenhaus)66100.0010
Jacques Kallisc Mithun Manhas b Ravichandran Ashwin4666.6610
Manish Pandeyc Brendon McCullum b Ravindra Jadeja1250.0000
Shakib Al Hasanc Mohit Sharma b Ravindra Jadeja010.0000
Suryakumar Yadavlbw Ravindra Jadeja81361.5300
Yusuf Pathanlbw Mohit Sharma4129141.3714
Andre Russellb Mohit Sharma1520.0000
Piyush Chawlac Francois du Plessis b Mohit Sharma1250.0000
Vinay KumarNOT OUT000.0000
Sunil NarineNOT OUT11100.0000
EXTRAS (nb 2, lb 3)5
Ben Hilfenhaus32608.6610
Ishwar Pandey220010.003
Mohit Sharma32237.337
Ravichandran Ashwin42115.2511
Ravindra Jadeja41243.0014

Chennai have now won five IPL matches in a row, following their opening loss to Kings XI Punjab.

It was the third straight loss for the Knight Riders, meanwhile, who have won just two of their six matches so far.