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Indian Premier League, 55th Match: Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings at Mohali, May 5, 2019

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Chennai Super Kings 170/5

Kings XI Punjab 173/4 (18/20 ov)

Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

Batsman R B S.R
KL Rahul (rhb) 71 36 197.22
Nicholas Pooran (lhb) 36 22 163.63
Bowller O M R W Econ
Harbhajan Singh (ob) 4.0 0 57 3 14.25
Ravindra Jadeja (ob) 2.0 0 16 1 8.00
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End of Over No.18 Kings XI Punjab 173/4 Last Over (7 runs)

That’s that from Mohali. It’s good night from Ranjith, Alex and myself, Debayan Sen. I will see you on Tuesday during the first qualifier. For the moment, head over to the Wankhede for the exciting climax to the league stages. One spot, and two contenders for that. Anything could happen

KL Rahul is the player of the match. Tells Sanjay Manjrekar: “We knew there was not much left for us in this game, so I could play the way I wanted. Other days I have batted the way the team wants me to bat. (Role last season) It came out very well for everybody, and looking back at it from a personal and team point of view, I won more games this year. Been a lot of talk about it, but I know how I play, and we’ll win a lot more games if I play more responsibly. The more T20 cricket you play, you curb some of your shots. (IPL to 50-overs) It’s two different formats, but having runs behind you is great and helps you play with a lot more freedom. You know as a batsman the best place to be is when you’re not thinking too much. You walk into a game with runs behind your belt, and it helps you as a batsman.”

R Ashwin: “It wasn’t easy for us, but we haven’t been outplayed in any game apart from one against SRH. We lost a few humdingers, but we have played some good cricket and we need to build on this. (Comparison with last year) There are reasons – we didn’t close out games. The Powerplay battles were what we lost this year. Teams get sussed out and plan against you better. When teams plan against us, we have to respond better. Some of the teams really tick the box of having played together for a while. We have not qualified, but we have to build on what we have had. (Quality bowling or batting?) It’s the sort of strategy every team wants. Chennai, Mumbai and SRH all do things differently. Teams have to have strength in one department, and that’s something we’ll be looking at. It’s about your ability to post a decent total that your bowling can defend. Most teams do that. We went to the auction and bought players that could play with our combination, especially Varun Chakravarthy. But the auction is where most battles are won. Having said that, you have to build on what you have got. Many teams retain five players. For me, Mike Hesson (the coach) has been really good, and we have built a good work ethic. We have to have a long-term vision for the franchise. The leader has to suss things out and create a strategy around it.”

Arpit Jhanwar: “This time all team won their last home game. It’s not a good sign for KKR.”— Earlier there was a query about teams from which position on the points table have won the most IPL titles. Gaurav Sundararaman tells me it is SECOND, and as a Delhi boy that makes me root for Kolkata Knight Riders to pull this off against Mumbai Indians tonight!

GURPREET: “So the bottom position decided with this match. Topper will be decided in next.” — Indeed, and if Mumbai win the next match, then we would have fourth and eighth placed teams separated by just one point!

MS Dhoni: “You need to give credit to them. They bowled really well. We had to get a par score, but it was difficult with their three spin bowlers. Overall, it was a really good batting effort from their side. If you can’t win a game, you make sure you get the opposition to get the runs in most number of overs. (Qualifying for top 2) Yes, and that’s something you have to keep in mind. We want to win the game, but if the opposition does well, you have to quickly adapt and re-assess. The first seven overs, we were quite down, but then the bowlers were able to pull things back a little bit. They bowled well in the last 8-9 overs for us.”

Kings XI win by six wickets with 12 balls to spare. Clinical chase set up by KL Rahul at the top. Pooran was excellent as well. Kings XI finish the season on a high but Chennai finish in the all important top two spot and play in qualifier 1.

Gaurav Sundararaman: “This is the first time 11 would be the points of the lowest team in the table and the difference between 8th position and 4th could be 1 point if MI win.”

Debayan will take you through the presentation.

17.6 4 Imran Tahir to Curran crunched down the ground! That’s it! It was tossed up, he threw his hands through the line and hit it flat down the ground for the winning runs. FOUR
17.5 1 Imran Tahir to Mandeep Singh good length leg break, he’s back and forcing this to long on 1 run
17.4 1 Imran Tahir to Curran full on leg, he turns the face early and gets a leasing edge to long off 1 run
17.3 . Imran Tahir to Curran fuller on off, he’s back and forced to defend no run
17.2 . Imran Tahir to Curran shorter googly, he stands up and punches to cover no run

Slip in

17.1 1 Imran Tahir to Mandeep Singh tossed up leg break, he drives neatly to long off 1 run

End of Over No.17 Kings XI Punjab 166/4 Last Over (3 runs)

Paul AJ Saw: “It’s funny that if Chennai finish 2nd, they’ll play at their home ground as the away team. ” A curious possibility indeed.

16.6 1 Jadeja to Mandeep Singh tossed up outside off, he drives to long off 1 run
16.5 1 Jadeja to Curran short and wide and cut to deep point for a single 1 run
16.4 . Jadeja to Curran flatter and quicker, he’s back and pushing back to the bowler no run

Ishan: “Any updates on Kedar’s injury? REALLY HOPE HE IS OKAY FOR INDIA’S WC CAMPAIGN” None so far. We’ll try and get something post match

16.3 . Jadeja to Curran good length outside off, he’s back and defending no run

Curran in

16.2 W Jadeja to Pooran caught behind! Great catch from Dhoni. It was fired short and wide at speed, Pooran flashed at a cut shot, he got quite a healthy deflection and Dhoni’s gloves swallowed it. OUT
N Pooran c †Dhoni b Jadeja 36 (29m 22b 2×4 3×6) SR: 163.63
16.1 1 Jadeja to Mandeep Singh darted into leg stump, he’s back and pushing this firmly to long on 1 run

Eight runs needed. Jadeja on again

End of Over No.16 Kings XI Punjab 163/3 Last Over (12 runs)

Time out taken

15.6 . Imran Tahir to Pooran pushed through outside off, he late cuts with fast hands straight to short third man no run
15.5 1 Imran Tahir to Mandeep Singh googly, good length, he’s back and punching to long on 1 run

Basha: “MSD know no need to bowl 20overs ”

15.4 1 Imran Tahir to Pooran loopy full toss, he drives to long off 1 run
15.3 6 Imran Tahir to Pooran launched over deep midwicket! My goodness! This was hit so far! Another short ball, he hung back and clobbered it into the stands SIX
15.2 4 Imran Tahir to Pooran pushed through, yorker length, beats the bat and the keeper! A rare mistake from Dhoni. It was very full and the flashing blade was a problem and it went straight through 4 byes
15.1 . Imran Tahir to Pooran googly, he’s back and mistiming a cut to point no run

Tahir again

End of Over No.15 Kings XI Punjab 151/3 Last Over (13 runs)

CSK have finished in the top two for sure.

14.6 2 Jadeja to Mandeep Singh fired quick and flat on leg, he pulls through square leg and gets a couple 2 runs
14.5 1 Jadeja to Pooran short and wide, he’s back and cutting powerfully to deep point 1 run
14.4 4 Jadeja to Pooran short again, he’s back and smashing this flat and hard straight of long on! Wow this is some striking FOUR
14.3 . Jadeja to Pooran short and wide, he’s cutting to short third man no run
14.2 . Jadeja to Pooran fired shorter wide of off, he chops a bottom edge no run
14.1 6 Jadeja to Pooran launched over square leg! Pooran didn’t hold back. It was in his hitting arc and he went with the spin over square leg. That’s a huge hit SIX

Jadeja on

End of Over No.14 Kings XI Punjab 138/3 Last Over (12 runs)

13.6 2 Bravo to Mandeep Singh full on leg, he clips this neatly wide of long on and they sprint back for two 2 runs

Kiru: “Jaddu hasn’t got ball yet… how MSD will finish his quota????” Good question. Particularly with Jadhav off the field

13.5 1 Bravo to Pooran full length, wide of off, he drives elegantly to deep cover-point 1 run
13.4 4 Bravo to Pooran this is cracked through cover! Overpitched and he climbs into a powerful cover-drive beating the man on the ring FOUR
13.3 . Bravo to Pooran dropped at point by Murali Vijay! Just came on, and Pooran slices a square drive straight to him and he grasses it. It was a hot chance no run

Jadhav has gone off the ground clutching at his shoulder.

13.2 4 Bravo to Pooran he overpitches, this is driven to long off, they take on the throw for a second, Bravo doesn’t field the throw at the non-striker’s and they get two over throws! Worse still Jadhav hurt his shoulder saving the overthrows near the boundary! They nearly got six 4 runs

Kevin Boban: “12 balls. 45 to defend. Let’s go CSK!” I think they’re OK Kevin. Over the wicket now

13.1 1 Bravo to Mandeep Singh slower ball full toss, surprised him a touch but he glanced it fine for a single 1 run

Bravo on. Around the wicket

What is it?

Indian Premier League, 55th Match: Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings at Mohali, May 5, 2019.

When is it?

May 5, 2019.

What time does it start?

2019-05-05 10:30:00 GMT, 2019-05-05 16:00:00 local

Which Ground is it Playing?

The match will be played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Score Cards

  • Bowling O M R W Econ
    DL Chahar 4 0 28 0 7.00
    Harbhajan Singh 4 0 57 3 14.25 (1w)
    DJ Bravo 4 0 27 0 6.75 (4w)
    Imran Tahir 4 0 36 0 9.00
    RA Jadeja 2 0 16 1 8.00
  • Partnerships
    Wkt Runs Players
    1st 108 KL Rahul 71 CH Gayle 28
    2nd 0 CH Gayle 0 N Pooran 0
    3rd 10 MA Agarwal 7 N Pooran 3
    4th 46 N Pooran 33 Mandeep Singh 8
    5th 9* Mandeep Singh 3 SM Curran 6
  • To bat
    Player Mat Runs HS Ave 100
    7. R Ashwin 230 667 46 12.82 0
    8. AJ Tye 129 351 42 11.32 0
    9. Mohammed Shami 79 66 21 5.50 0
    10. M Ashwin 45 77 34* 7.70 0
    11. Harpreet Brar 2 20 20* 0
  • Batting R B 4 6
    KL Rahul caught 71 36 7 5
    CH Gayle caught 28 28 2 2
    N Pooran caught wk 36 22 2 3
    MA Agarwal caught 7 6 1 0
    Mandeep Singh not out 11 9 0 0
    SM Curran not out 6 7 1 0
    R Ashwin
    AJ Tye
    Mohammed Shami
    M Ashwin
    Harpreet Brar
    Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 5) 14
    Total (4 wkts; 18 ovs) 173
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    Summary

    Sports Event
    55th Match Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings

    Location

    Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh,
    Chandigarh,Mohali,INDIA
    Starting on
    May 5, 2019
    Ending on
    May 5, 2019
    Description
    Indian Premier League, 55th Match: Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings at Mohali, May 5, 2019.

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