Indian Premier League Match 18

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Indian Premier League Match 18

Chennai Super Kings vs Kings X1 Punjab


Toss : Chennai Super Kings won the toss and decided to bat first

Opted to bat first Chennai Super Kings batsmen seems to struggle throughout the innings. Shane Watson was on the slow side as he scored his 26 runs off 24 balls. Faf Du Plessis, however, was looking in good nick as he scored a half-century for his side. He became the victim of Ravichandran Ashwin on 54 runs. Suresh Raina was again disappointed as he made an early exit on 17 runs off 20 balls.

Skipper MS Dhoni again took his side to the respectable total in the end as he scored unbeaten 37 runs in just 23 deliveries. Ambati Rayudu scored unbeaten 21 runs in the end. Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers for the Kings X1 Punjab with 3 wickets under his belt.

Chennai Super Kings Score : 160-3 in 20 overs.

In reply to CSK 160, Kings X1 Punjab was never up to the mark. K.L Rahul was their leading scorer in the match with 55 runs. But unfortunately, he fails to take his side home. After an early loss of Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan and K.L Rahul somehow managed to add 110 runs together but meanwhile doing this they were very slow. It takes 93 deliveries between them to score 110 runs. It was a shocking performance according to the circumstances by both of them.

Well after their dismissal it was too late for the Kings X1 Punjab side. David Miller couldn’t able to fire in the end phase of the match and they left too much work for their hard hitters. Harbhajan Singh was the best bowler for the CSK as he gave only 17 runs in his 4 overs and made it difficult for the Kings X1 Pujab side.

Kings X1 Punjab Score : 138-5 in 20 overs

Man of the Match: Harbhajan Singh

Result: Chennai Super Kings beat Kings X1 Punjab by 22 runs.

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