Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgSand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12-Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Conceptwill meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a dinner at 6 p.m., Black Angus restaurant, 44690 Valley Central Way, Lancaster. An optional movie will follow. Make reservations by Tuesday to (661) 267-2586. Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail [email protected] Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org. THURSDAY Ask and It is Given classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. in Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. FRIDAY J&J Dance and Social Club will host a mixer and kareoke social, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Make reservations by noon Thursday to (661) 267-2586. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club will host ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Dance lessons: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance admission: $3 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Swingtime will host swing, waltz, ballroom and salsa dancing, 7-10 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $3. Call (661) 400-3166. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with anxieties, panic attacks, depression and fears, will meet, 2 p.m. at Los Angeles County Mental Health offices, 349A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3956. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TUESDAY Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail [email protected] The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesToddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. last_img read more

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As it happened! Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders- CLT20 Final

first_imgChennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field first against Kolkata Knight RidersWelcome to the coverage of the Champions League Twenty20 Final between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders from the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.Scorecard | Match Photos Chennai Super Kings made a mockery of 180-run total and notched up the target with eight wickets in hand against disappointing Kolkata Knight Riders. Team-mates rush to the pitch to hug their heroes! As has been the case so many times, Dhoni hits the winning runs. So a comprehensive victory for Chennai in the end! A terrific knock from Raina sees them through. 181 wasn’t an easy target on this pitch, but Raina made it look so simple with a stunning innings. The fact that some of his sixes went in the V-zone tells that he played with as straight bat. The fireworks go berserk at Bangalore and the Kolkata players shake hands with their opponents! By the way, Chennai have ended Kolkata’s 14-match winning streak in T20s. It’s also their 11th successful 180+ run-chase in T20s.WHAT A WIN for Chennai Super Kings!! 18.3 overs: SIX!! MS Dhoni stands tall and smashes it for another maximum. Dhoni FINISHES IT OFF IN STYLE!!18.1 overs: SIX!! MS Dhoni flays the helicopter shot and sends it over long-on for the maximum. With Suresh Raina(109) and MS Dhoni(11) at the crease, Chennai Super Kings are currently at 173/2 after 18 overs.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!17.6 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina rocks back and slogs it over deep midwicket for the maximum. That’s 8th SIX for Raina today!! advertisement17.1 overs: Suresh Raina gets forward and flicks it towards midwicket for a single. That’s 3rd T20 HUNDRED for Raina!!With Suresh Raina(99) and MS Dhoni(9) at the crease, Chennai Super Kings are currently at 161/2 after 17 overs.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!16.5 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina picks the slower delivery early and clips it past short fine leg for a boundary. 16.2 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni slashes hard and gets an outside edge towards third man for a boundary. It’s NOT WORKING OUT for Kolkata at the moment!! Pat Cummins comes back into the attack for Kolkata. Gambhir NEEDS A WICKET here!! With Suresh Raina(88) and MS Dhoni(3) at the crease, Chennai Super Kings are currently at 140/2 after 15 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!14.4 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina gets down the track and hoicks it back over the bowler’s head for the maximum. That’s SEVENTH SIX for Raina today!! With Suresh Raina(80) and MS Dhoni(2) at the crease, Chennai Super Kings are currently at 131/2 after 14 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!MS Dhoni comes to the crease for Chennai.FINALLY A BREAKTHROUGH for Kolkata!!13.1 overs: OUT!! Yusuf Pathan has got Brendon McCullum out caught at deep midwicket. McCullum goes across the line and sends it straight down the throat of Ryan ten Doeschate who doesn’t drop those. Brendon McCullum departs after scoring 39 runs off 30 balls with four boundaries and a six.With Suresh Raina(78) and Brendon McCullum(39) at the crease, Chennai Super Kings are currently at 127/1 after 13 overs.SIXTEEN RUNS off the over!!12.5 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina uses his feet and sends it over deep cover for another maximum. Raina is playing a GEM OF AN INNINGS here!! 12.1 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina shimmies down the track and sends it deep into the stands over long-off for the maximum. Raina, YOU BEAUTY!! With Suresh Raina(65) and Brendon McCullum(36) at the crease, Chennai Super Kings are currently at 111/1 after 12 overs.ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!11.5 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina goes deep in the crease and crashes the cut past point for another boundary. That brings up the 100-RUN PARTNERSHIP between these two!!11.4 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina gets forward and sends it back over the bowler for a boundary. GREAT PRESENCE OF MIND from Raina!! With Suresh Raina(55) and Brendon McCullum(35) at the crease, Chennai Super Kings are currently at 100/1 after 11 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!10.6 overs: SIX!! Brendon McCullum gets into position early and tonks it over deep midwicket for the maximum. Cummins TRIES TO CATCH it but fails to save the runs!!Yusuf Pathan comes into the attack for Kolkata. KKR DESPERATELY NEED A WICKET here!! With Suresh Raina(52) and Brendon McCullum(28) at the crease, Chennai Super Kings are currently at 90/1 after 10 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!9.2 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina gets forward and thumps it inside-out for a boundary. That’s 32nd FIFTY for Raina!! With Suresh Raina(46) and Brendon McCullum(27) at the crease, Chennai Super Kings are currently at 83/1 after nine overs.advertisementFOURTEEN RUNS off the over!!8.6 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina dances down the wicket and smacks it straight down the ground for the maximum. Raina is the DANGER MAN for Kolkata!!8.2 overs: FOUR!! Brendon McCullum goes on the backfoot and slaps it towards deep midwicket for a boundary. With Suresh Raina(37) and Brendon McCullum(23) at the crease, Chennai Super Kings are currently at 69/1 after eight overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!Suryakumar Yadav comes into the attack for Kolkata. With Suresh Raina(35) and Brendon McCullum(22) at the crease, Chennai Super Kings are currently at 66/1 after seven overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!Kuldeep Yadav will continue from the other end for Kolkata. With Suresh Raina(31) and Brendon McCullum(20) at the crease, Chennai Super Kings are currently at 60/1 after six overs.THIRTEEN RUNS off the over!!5.6 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina goes deep in the crease and scoops it over fine leg for another maximum. CLEVER CRICKET from Raina!!5.3 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina skips down the track and smashes it over long-on for the maximum. Raina is LOOKING GOOD for Chennai!! Piyush Chawla comes into the attack for Kolkata.THIRTEEN RUNS off the over!!4.2 overs: FOUR!! Brendon McCullum slaps it towards deep square leg where Suryakumar Yadav lets it through his legs for another boundary. POOR EFFORT from Suryakumar!!4.1 overs: FOUR!! Brendon McCullum hangs back and flays the pull shot towards deep midwicket for a boundary.First change, Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack for Kolkata.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!3.1 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina makes room and hoicks it over covers for the maximum. LUSTY BLOW from Raina!!SEVEN RUNS off the over!!2.1 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina leans forward and drills it through extra cover for a boundary.SIX RUNS off the over!!1.6 overs: FOUR!! Brendon McCullum waits for it and flicks it behind square for a boundary.Andre Russell will bowl from the other end for Kolkata.THIRTEEN RUNS off the over!!0.6 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina goes for the drive and gets an inside edge past the stumps for a boundary. Raina was REALLY LUCKY there!!Suresh Raina comes to the crease for Chennai.0.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Pat Cummins has bowled Dwayne Smith on a slower yorker. Smith was lining up for the big shot but gets a bottom edge that crashes onto the stumps. Dwayne Smith departs after scoring eight runs off five balls with two boundaries. EARLY BLOW for Chennai!!0.4 overs: FOUR!! Dwayne Smith gets underneath it and hoicks it over covers for another boundary.0.2 overs: FOUR!! Dwayne Smith hangs back and flays the ferocious cut behind backward point for a boundary.Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum are out in the middle for Chennai Super Kings while Pat Cummins will start the proceedings for Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders scored 180 runs at the loss of six wickets after batting first against Chennai Super Kings at Bangalore. Much of the edifice was built by the 91-run opening union between Gambhir and Uthappa. Negi had the latter stumped, but the Kolkata skipper marched to a 52-ball 80. Negi kept chipping away at the wickets, but the cameos from Pandey and Yusuf ensured that Kolkata reached a healthy total. The dew factor made its presence felt in the latter half of the innings. Ashish Nehra bore the brunt of it, leaking 54 runs in his 4 overs. Can Chennai gun down the target to seal their 2nd CLT20 title? That’s the END OF INNINGS for Kolkata!!advertisementNINETEEN RUNS off the over!!19.6 overs: Andre Russell slogs it towards deep midwicket and steals a couple.19.3 overs: SIX!! Yusuf Pathan gets underneath it and sends it sailing over the cow corner for the maximum. Pathan is ON FIRE here!!19.2 overs: FOUR!! Yusuf Pathan swivels across and clips it past short fine leg for another boundary.19.1 overs: FOUR!! Yusuf Pathan squeezes the yorker out and sends it towards deep square leg for a bounday.Ashish Nehra will bowl the FINAL OVER for Chennai.With Andre Russell(0) and Yusuf Pathan(3) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 161/6 after 19 overs.TWO RUNS off the over!!Andre Russell comes to the crease for Kolkata.That’s FIVE WICKETS for Pawan Negi!!18.5 overs: OUT!! Pawan Negi has got Suryakumar Yadav out caught at short third man. Yadav employs the reverse-scoop and sends it straight into the hands of Ashish Nehra who takes it comfortably. Suryakumar Yadav departs without scoring a run. Suryakumar Yadav comes to the crease for Kolkata.18.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Pawan Negi has got Ryan ten Doeschate out stumped by the wicket-keeper. Ten Doeschate steps out and gets beaten in the flight while MS Dhoni whips the bails off in a flash to catch him short at the crease. Ryan ten Doeschate departs for a duck.Ryan ten Doeschate comes to the crease for Kolkata.Pawan Negi GETS HIS THIRD WICKET for Chennai!!18.1 overs: OUT!! Pawan Negi has got Manish Pandey out caught at long-on. Pandey was looking to clear long-on but holes out to Brendon McCullum instead. Manish Pandey departs after scoring 32 runs off 19 balls with two boundaries and two sixes. CRUCIAL BLOW for Chennai!! With Manish Pandey(32) and Yusuf Pathan(2) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 159/3 after 18 overs.TWENTY RUNS off the over!!17.3 overs: SIX!! Manish Pandey gets another full toss that gets proper treatment over deep midwicket for another maximum. BACK-TO-BACK SIXES for Pandey!!17.2 overs: SIX!! Manish Pandey stands tall and smokes it over long-on for the maximum. LUSTY-BLOW from Pandey!!17.1 overs: FOUR!! Manish Pandey takes it on the full and slices it over backward point for a boundary. Oh dear, it’s a NO BALL as well!! With Manish Pandey(12) and Yusuf Pathan(80) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 136/2 after 17 overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!Yusuf Pathan comes to the crease for Kolkata.16.2 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has got Gautam Gambhir out caught at mid-off. Gambhir was looking for the slog sweep but mistimes it high in the air for Brendon McCullum to take an easy catch. Gautam Gambhir departs after scoring 80 runs off 52 balls with seven boundaries and three sixes. MAGNIFICENT INNINGS from Gauti!! With Manish Pandey(12) and Gautam Gambhir(80) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 136/2 after 16 overs.EIGHTEEN RUNS off the over!!15.6 overs: FOUR!! Manish Pandey picks the slower delivery and steers it towards third man for a boundary. 15.4 overs: FOUR!! Gautam Gambhir reaches out and slices it behind backward point for another boundary. Gauti KEEPS THEM COMING for Kolkata!!15.1 overs: SIX!! Gautam Gambhir stands tall and heaves it over square leg for the maximum. Gauti is BREATHING FIRE at the moment!!With Manish Pandey(7) and Gautam Gambhir(68) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 118/2 after 15 overs.Another TIDY OVER from Jadeja, SIX RUNS off it!!Ravindra Jadeja will continue from the other end for Chennai. With Manish Pandey(4) and Gautam Gambhir(65) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 112/2 after 14 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack for Chennai. With Manish Pandey(1) and Gautam Gambhir(62) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 106/2 after 13 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!12.4 overs: SIX!! Gautam Gambhir shimmies down the wicket and smashes it over long-on for the maximum. Faf du Plessis PRODUCES A BRILLIANT EFFORT but couldn’t save the six!!Manish Pandey comes to the crease for Kolkata.Pawan Negi GETS HIS SECOND WICKET for Chennai!!12.1 overs: OUT!! Pawan Negi has got Jacques Kallis out caught at sweeper cover. Kallis gets down the wicket looking to go inside out but sends it straight into the hands of Ashish Nehra who takes it comfortably. Jacques Kallis departs after scoring just one run off four balls. Another BLOW for Kolkata!! With Jacques Kallis(1) and Gautam Gambhir(54) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 97/1 after 12 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!11.2 overs: FOUR!! Gautam Gambhir works it past the short fine leg for a boundary. That’s FIFTY for Gauti!!With Jacques Kallis(0) and Gautam Gambhir(49) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 91/1 after 11 overs.TWO RUNS off the over!!Jacques Kallis comes to the crease for Kolkata.Chennai Super Kings FINALLY GET THE BREAKTHROUGH here!!10.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Pawan Negi has got Robin Uthappa out stumped by the wicket-keeper. Uthappa is lured out of the crease for the big shot but gets beaten with the spin while MS DHoni whips the bails off in a flash to catch him short at the crease. Robin Uthappa departs after scoring 39 runs off 32 balls with four boundaries and a six. With Robin Uthappa(38) and Gautam Gambhir(48) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 89/0 after 10 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!9.2 overs: SIX!! Gautam Gambhir gets underneath it and sends it straight down the throat of Dwayne Bravo who lets it go through his hands for the maximum. That’s GOING TO PROVE COSTLY for Chennai!!Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack for Chennai. With Robin Uthappa(36) and Gautam Gambhir(40) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 79/0 after nine overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!8.6 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa hangs back and guides it past the wicket-keeper for a boundary. CLEVER CRICKET from Robbie there!! With Robin Uthappa(30) and Gautam Gambhir(38) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 70/0 after eight overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!7.4 overs: FOUR!! Gautam Gambhir goes deep in the crease and slaps it through midwicket for a boundary. That was TOO SHORT from Negi!! Pawan Negi comes into the attack for Chennai. MSD brigade DESPERATELY NEED A WICKET here!! With Robin Uthappa(27) and Gautam Gambhir(32) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 61/0 after seven overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!6.5 overs: FOUR!! Gautam Gambhir waits for it and steers it past the first slip for a boundary. DEFT TOUCH from Gauti!! With Robin Uthappa(26) and Gautam Gambhir(26) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 54/0 after six overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!5.5 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa goes forward and sends it racing through covers for a boundary. Robbie GOES PAST 4000 RUNS IN T20s!! With Robin Uthappa(21) and Gautam Gambhir(24) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 47/0 after five overs.ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!4.6 overs: SIX!! Robin Uthappa gets a big stride forward and smashes it over long-on for the maximum. Robbie CLEARED THE FENCE easily there!! First sign of spin, Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack for Chennai. Why do I feel SOMETHING’S ABOUT TO HAPPEN in this over? With Robin Uthappa(14) and Gautam Gambhir(20) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 36/0 after four overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!! 3.2 overs: FOUR!! Gautam Gambhir hangs back and pulls it with disdain for a boundary. Gambhir is just TOO GOOD on the backfoot!! With Robin Uthappa(14) and Gautam Gambhir(14) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 29/0 after three overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!2.6 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa goes on the backfoot and clouts the pull through midwicket for a boundary. 2.2 overs: FOUR!! Gautam Gambhir waits for it and clips it towards fine leg for an easy boundary. POOR LINE from Nehra!! With Robin Uthappa(9) and Gautam Gambhir(9) at the crease, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently at 19/0 after two overs.FOURTEEN RUNS off the over!!1.4 overs: FOUR!! Gautam Gambhir rocks back and clouts the pull towards deep midwicket for a boundary. CAN’T BOWL THERE to Gauti!! 1.1 overs: FOUR!! Robin Uthappa leans forward and sends it scurrying straight down the ground for the first boundary in the innings. That was CLASSY from Robbie!! Mohit Sharma will bowl from the other end for Chennai.FIVE RUNS off the over!! Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir are out in the middle for Kolkata Knight Riders while Ashish Nehra will start the proceedings for Chennai Super Kings.Three out of five World T20 League finals have been won by the team batting first. And don’t forget, this is the same ground on which Chennai had put up an intimidating 242 against the Dolphins. Will they be able to tame Kolkata’s bowling attack tonight in the absence of Narine? Or, will Gautam Gambhir lead his team to their first World T20 League title? Toss and teams coming up in a few minutes.On the other hand, Chennai is a team used to entering the semi-finals on a dramatic note. On most occasions, they have to rely on others in the group to push them through. However, once they reach the semis, it becomes very difficult to stop them. Despite starting off poorly in the semi-final against Punjab, their batsmen amassed an impressive 182. They followed it by cleverly using their bowling resources to destroy Punjab’s batting line-up. Chennai hold a 9-6 advantage over Kolkata in T20s. The last time they reached the final in 2010, they comfortably defeated the Warriors.Whistle Podu? Or, Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re? 17 days and 22 games later the World T20 league has come down to an all-Indian clash between Chennai and Kolkata. What makes the event even more interesting is that, Kolkata’s most influential bowler, Sunil Narine, will not be able to bowl in the final as he has been banned for a suspect bowling action. There is little doubt over the batting ability of Gambhir’s men. They pack an explosive line-up comprising of experienced and hard-hitting batsmen. However, their bowling (which has been largely dependent on Narine so far) will have plenty of soul-searching to do. Also, having played all their group matches in Hyderabad, Kolkata will face a tricky task of getting used to the conditions in Bangalore. Toss: Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field first against Kolkata Knight Riders. You wait all year for such a big game – The final of a mega tournament. And then… BOOM! The best bowler in T20s gets called for chucking and will miss one of the most important matches of his T20 career and his team’s history. Kolkata’ Sunil Narine will miss out on playing in the Champions League T20 2014 final against Chennai as the West Indian mystery spinner was banned from bowling after authorities found his action suspect for the 2nd time in as many matches.The indomitable Chennai, on the other hand, will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions but the unbeaten Indian Premier League Champions would still be a tough nut to crack when they clash in the final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.Quotes:”We are working as hard as if we are on a losing streak. As long as we keep doing that, there’s no reason why we can’t continue like this. We have a big final and we will start on naught. We will need a big performance and I know the guys will be up for it and looking forward to it,” Kolkata veteran Jacques Kallis said.”We are very driven to win this tournament. Chennai have always been consistent but we want to win trophies. It really means a lot for us and we especially want to win this one because its been quite some time since we last won a trophy,” Chennai’s Mr. Dependable Faf du Plessis said.Kolkata Knight Riders:A look at the stats, and you would be forgiven for choosing Kolkata as the favourites. They have been on a roll after an unbeaten run in the tournament. They have, in fact, registered 14 wins in a row starting from IPL-7, but recent developments would argue with your decision, and with good reasons, too.Kolkata skipper Gautam Gambhir is enterprising and has shared an intense rivalry with Dhoni in IPL, coming out trumps against the India captain on quite a few occasions. The Kolkata are coming into the title clash with the tag of invincible post their 14th straight win — a seven-wicket victory over Australias Hobart Hurricanes in the first semifinal.Kolkata, unlike Chennai, have played all their group matches in Hyderabad and will have to get used to the conditions quickly in Bengaluru. The IPL-Champions, though, boasts of batsmen such as Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey and Jacques Kallis, all of whom have loads of experience and are in good form as well.In the bowling department, there is bound to be some turmoil and soul-searching after mystery spinner Sunil Narine was banned from bowling in the final. Young Kuldeep Yadav and all-rounders such as Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate and Andre Russel have been quite successful.Chennai Super Kings:Chennai had to depend on other teams results to make the last-four stage. Led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the team, however, has the ability to turn it around, a quality which was evident in the semifinal against a power-packed Punjab side. Dhoni knows the art of utilising his resources aptly, sometimes leaving rival captains too stunned by his decisions on batting and bowling combinations, besides field placements.Coming into the match after handing a crushing 65-run defeat to Punjab in the second semifinal, Chennai would love to exploit the placid Chinnaswamy pitch, where they played most of their group matches.Opener Dwayne Smith, who had a pretty good season last IPL but has been disappointing in CLT20, would look to make amends. He has the quality to put the opposition attack to the sword and will relish taking on KOL’s Narine-less attack. The swashbuckling Brendon McCullum has been inconsistent; he, too, would like to get into the groove and give a launch pad to the likes of Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis.Dwayne Bravo, who missed the last IPL season, has again proved his mettle with both bat and ball in the tournament. The West Indian all-rounder was the star in his teams last match, smashing 67 off 39 balls, while Ravindra Jadeja would also be eager to show his all-round prowess.On the bowling front, bowlers like Ashish Nehra, Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohit Sharma and Bravo can trouble most teams on a given day. In their last match, Sharma, Nehra, Pawan Negi and Raina looked to be in top form, and coupled with their brilliant fielders, CHN will hope for a repeat performance in their most important match of the series.Teams(from):Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, MS Dhoni(c/wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Mithun Manhas, Pawan Negi, John Hastings, Samuel BadreeKolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Jacques Kallis, Pat Cummins, Manvinder Bislalast_img read more

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