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IPL Highlights, KXIP vs CSK IPL score: Kings XI Punjab win by six wickets

KXIP vs CSK: Catch all the highlights from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab.

By HT Correspondent | May 05, 2019 22:10 IST
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Highlights: KL Rahul’s scintillating 36-ball-71 paved the way for a consolation six-wicket victory for Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on Sunday but not before CSK ensured a top-two finish with chance to play the first IPL Qualifier at their happy hunting home ground Chepauk. With nothing to lose in the final game of the season, Rahul, Chris Gayle (28 off 28 balls) and Nicholas Pooran (36 off 22 balls) were the key contributors in KXIP’s successful chase of 171 in in 18 overs. However CSK will be happy that with a net run-rate of +0.131 which is far better than Delhi Capitals’ (+0.044), the defending champions will remain in the top two with two clear shots at summit clash qualification even if MI beat KKR in the evening game. (Full scorecard)

 

Follow KXIP vs CSK highlights:

19:26 hrs IST

Kings XI Punjab win by six wickets

Curran smashes Tahir for a boundary as Kings XI Punjab beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets. They have won the match with two overs to spare.

19:21 hrs IST

Jadeja dismisses Pooran

Pooran nicks a delivery from Jadeja and Dhoni takes a sharp catch behind the stumps. The Kings XI Punjab need 7 from 21 balls to win.

19:10 hrs IST

Chennai book a top two finish

Punjab needed to chase down their target in 14.1 overs to bring Chennai’s run rate below Delhi’s. However, the Chennai Super Kings have managed to restrict Punjab as they need 20 more runs from the last five overs. CSK have booked a top two finish in the league.

19:01 hrs IST

Harbhajan sets the stage on fire

Harbhajan gets another wicket! Agarwal tries to pounce on a short ball and presents a catch for Jadeja in the deep. The KXIP batsman departs for seven runs.

18:52 hrs IST

Harbhajan strikes again!

Gayle goes after Harbhajan this time and presents a catch to Shorey. The West Indian goes for 28 runs from 28 balls. The off-spinner picks up two wickets in two balls!

18:49 hrs IST

Rahul departs for 71 runs

KL Rahul takes on Harbhajan Singh and loops a catch to Imran Tahir. The opening batsman goes for a well made 71 runs. KXIP: 108/1 in 10.3 overs.

18:38 hrs IST

Punjab reach 90/0 in 8 overs

Dwayne Bravo pulls things back a bit for the Chennai Super Kings with a tight over. He concedes just five runs as Punjab reach 90/0 in 8 overs.

18:27 hrs IST

Gayle and Rahul power Punjab on

Gayle joins the party as he smashes Tahir for a boundary and a six. The Kings XI Punjab are cruising towards their target at the moment.

18:15 hrs IST

Rahul hits Harbhajan for 24 runs

4, 4, 4, . 6, 6: KL Rahul tears apart Harbhajan Singh, some scintillating hitting from the right-hander. He also gets to his fifty off just 19 balls. KXIP: 57/0 after 4 overs.

18:08 hrs IST

No respite for Chahar

A couple of boundaries from Deepak Chahar’s second over. Rahul looks to be in fantastic touch. This is the kind of start Ashwin was mentioning about after their loss in the last game. KXIP: 33/0 after 3 overs.

18:03 hrs IST

Great start by KXIP openers

23 runs from the first 2 overs. They might not have a realistic chance of making it to the playoffs but Kings XI are going for it. Rahul hits Harbhajan for a couple of sixes and Gayle seems to be in good touch too. KXIP 24/0 after 2 overs

17:38 hrs IST

Outstanding last over from Shami

5 runs and two wickets from the 20th over. Kings XI Punjab would be mighty pleased with the last few overs. CSK finish with 170/5, batting first at Mohali.

17:30 hrs IST

Du Plessis misses a hundred

BOWLED! Du Plessis won’t get a hundred. You’ve got to feel for the man here. It was a brilliant innings and he deserved a hundred but it wasn’t to be. An absolute peach of a delivery from Sam Curran, nothing much that du Plessis could have done there. It was just the perfect yorker aimed right at the toes and it trickles onto the stumps after hitting the pads. Du Plessis goes for 96.

17:25 hrs IST

Good spell from R Ashwin

Would you believe it! Only 4 runs from 18th over and R Ashwin finishes his quota of 4 over with figures of none for 23, great performance from the KXIP captain. But CSK need a big finish here.

17:20 hrs IST

Raina falls for 53

OUT! Great thinking from Sam Curran, roles his finger over it and Raina hits it straight to Shami and short fine-leg. End of a very good innings from the experienced left-hander, he goes for 53, CSK have lost their 2nd wicket - both belongs to Curran.

17:14 hrs IST

Du Plesss goes berserk

3 fours and 2 sixes! Faf du Plessis has gone berserk after reaching his fifty. He has taken apart M Ashwin and Andrew Tye. 36 runs from the last 2 overs. Brace yourself for something big here. CSK: 142/1 after 16 overs.

17:07 hrs IST

Raina gets to his fifty

17:04 hrs IST

Another good over from Ashwin

How good has been Ashwin for KXIP this season? He has been very difficult to get away with and today once again he’s proving to be the most difficult bowler to score runs from. Only 5 runs from his third over. CSK:106/1 after 14 overs

18:59 hrs IST

FIFTY For Faf!

18:56 hrs IST

Good over from Tye

Good stuff from Andrew Tye. He did waste the review but Ashwin won’t be that disappointed from his Australian fast bowler. Only 7 runs from it. CSK 97/1 after 12 overs.

18:51 hrs IST

Close call for Faf

NOT OUT! Beauty of a delivery by Murugan Ashwin. He slows it up in the air and lands it full around off. Du Plessis stretches forward to play the slog sweep but it spins away slightly to beat the outside edge. Pooran is quick to take the bails off and appeals. The square leg umpire goes upstairs and the replays find Faf safely in.

18:44 hrs IST

CSK getting a move on

Some attacking intent from both du Plessis and Raina. Both of them pick up a boundary each from Shami’s over. 12 runs from it. CSK 79/1 after 10 overs

18:39 hrs IST

10 runs from the 9th

Suresh Raina hit a six off Brar - his second of Brar’s bowling. The other five deliveries resulted in four singles. The umpire’s signal for the first strategic time out. CSK 67/1 after 9 overs.

16:31 hrs IST

Raina hits Brar for six

CSK needed that didn’t they and Raina even more. He was stuck in the middle and then finally decides to give the charge to young Brar and makes solid connection. The balls sails over the long-on boundary for a maximum.

16:28 hrs IST

CSK 42/1 at Powerplay

Ashwin’s first over goes for only 6 runs, one boundary from Suresh Raina in it. CSK have reached 42 for 1 at the end of six overs. A slow beginning? May be but that has been the CSK way so far.

16:22 hrs IST

Curran strikes

BOWLED! Beautiful from Sam Curran. That was the fullest delivery he bowled in the match so far and it pays dividends. Watson did not judge the length properly, it was neither too wide nor too short to cut and it crashes onto his stumps. Watson’s torrid time in IPL 2019 continues.

16:18 hrs IST

Good period for CSK

Just the start Dhoni and CSK were looking for. Watson and du Plessis have taken CSK to 30 runs after 4 overs by playing risk-free cricket.

16:08 hrs IST

Shami starts well

Good comeback by Shami after the boundary from his first ball. He gives away only 3 runs from his next five balls. But Watson and du Plessis are looking solid as ever. CSK: 14/0 after 2 overs.

16:04 hrs IST

3 singles and a four

Harpreet Brar’s first over goes for 7 runs. Shane Watson hit the youngster for a boundary past the cover point fielder in the fourth ball of the over but apart from that, Brar was on the mark. CSK: 7/0

15:58 hrs IST

Out walk the players

Kings XI Punjab team has walked out followed by the CSK openers. There is a concern with the CSK batting and the openers need to start well. Young left-arm spinner Harpreet Singh Brar to start the proceedings for KXIP.

15:36 hrs IST

Playing XIs

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran(w), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami

15:33 hrs IST

KXIP bowl first

MS Dhoni: Nothing really has changed. Last game in the league and it is to sort things out before the important phase. We are playing the same squad.

Ravichandran Ashwin: We will be bowling first. We have not used all the wickets. Every game is important for the franchise. We have only one change.

15:25 hrs IST

Pitch report

It is so hot, the curator is confidence enough to put some water on the surface two and half hours before the game. He says it is like ironing a shirt. It looks a good surface. This is the ground where it has turned the least for the spinners and Chennai need to adapt. You want to know what you are chasing at this ground - Pommie Mbangwa

15:17 hrs IST

Concern for CSK

Barring MS Dhoni and to some extent, Suresh Raina, the rest of the CSK batting order has failed to fire all season. The bowlers have been brilliant which is why they are at this position.

Read more about their problems here.

15:07 hrs IST

Ashwin would want to finish on a high

The KXIP captain has won accolades for his captaincy this season, but it has not been enough to inspire his side to make it to the playoffs. However, he is a proud man and would want to end this season on a high and would want his team to make on final push with conviction.

14:56 hrs IST

KXIP predicted XI

Shami, who picked up an injury in the previous match, could miss out. Karun Nair could get a game for KXIP.

Here is KXIP’s predicted XI for the match against CSK:

14:45 hrs IST

CSK- Workload management will be an issue

Dhoni, who has been struggling with his back, could sit out and regain full fitness before the playoffs. Also, since the game will be played on a flat pitch in Mohali, Harbhajan Singh could sit this one out.

Here is CSK’s predicted XI for this match.

14:39 hrs IST

Top player battles for this match

Let’s take a look at some important player battles that could decide the outcome of the match at this iconic venue : Who can be the big threat for Chris Gayle?

The top 5 player battles of this match

14:31 hrs IST

Hello and welcome

Workload is the buzzword as the league stage of this edition of the IPL winds down. As table-toppers Chennai Super Kings take to the field against Kings XI Punjab in the 55th match of the season, all eyes will be on MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Kedar Jadhav — three World Cup-bound India players in the CSK squad.

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings