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Indian Premier League, 18th Match: Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab at Chennai, Apr 6, 2019

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Chennai Super Kings 160/3

Kings XI Punjab 138/5 (20 ov)

Chennai Super Kings won by 22 runs

Batsman R B S.R
Sarfaraz Khan (rhb) 67 59 113.55
KL Rahul (rhb) 55 47 117.02
Bowller O M R W Econ
Harbhajan Singh (ob) 4.0 1 17 2 4.25
Scott Kuggeleijn (ob) 4.0 0 37 2 9.25
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End of Over No.20 Kings XI Punjab 138/5 This Over (3 runs)

That’s all from our side for this game. Switch over to Hyderabad where Mumbai are batting first against Sunrisers. See you there.

Harbhajan Singh is the Man of the Match.

Mark: “Not to put too fine a point on it, but that was possibly the worst managed chase in the IPL in a long time!”

7.38pm A comfortable win for Chennai Super Kings in the end despite fifties for KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan. The CSK spinners made the difference as expected, combining to take 61 for 4 off 12. Harbhajan Singh led the show with two in the second over of the innings. Rahul and Sarfaraz added 110 in 93 balls but couldn’t kick on when it mattered. In the end, they were left with too may off two few and fell short by 22 despite five wickets in hand.

19.6 0 Kuggeleijn to Curran length ball, angling across the batsman who fails to connect no run
19.5 1 Kuggeleijn to Mandeep Singh length ball around off, punches it towards long-off 1 run

Mandeep Singh

19.4 W Kuggeleijn to Khan fuller on the stumps, Sarfaraz looks to go big, but gets only the height, du Plessis backpedals at long-on and takes it with fingers pointing upwards OUT
SN Khan c du Plessis b Kuggeleijn 67 (84m 59b 4×4 2×6) SR: 113.55
19.3 0 Kuggeleijn to Khan length outside off, goes for the reverse scoop but cannot connect no run
19.2 0 Kuggeleijn to Khan short of length outside off, a slower one, Sarfaraz jumps in the air but cannot connect at all no run
19.1 2 Kuggeleijn to Khan short of length outside off, pulls it towards deep midwicket for a couple 2 runs

26 needed off 6. Kuggeleijn to bowl the last over

End of Over No.19 Kings XI Punjab 135/4 This Over (13 runs)

18.6 W Chahar to Miller the leg stump takes a walk! Was fuller and in the slot, Miller looks to send it out of Chennai but misses completely, and the leg stick is out of its groove OUT
DA Miller b Chahar 6 (13m 5b 1×4 0x6) SR: 120.00
18.5 1 Chahar to Khan another slower one, short of length around off, pulls it behind square, fine leg comes in to keep it to one 1 run
18.4 1 Chahar to Miller slower length ball outside off, Miller mistimes it towards long-off 1 run
18.3 1 Chahar to Khan a slower length ball, cannot get the timing right on the pull, a single to backward square leg 1 run

Dixith Panyala: “Shouldn’t he be removed from the attack for those two no balls?” — The umpires didn’t deem it dangerous, KK informs me

Dhaval : “Why would you want to bowl anything else if you can nail Yorkers like those. ”

18.2 1 Chahar to Miller once again in the blockhole, Miller can only dig it towards long-off for one 1 run
18.1 1 Chahar to Khan a brilliant yorker this time, Sarfaraz jams his bat at it and can only get a single 1 run

Dhoni is livid, having a word with his bowler. Another free-hit

18.1 (no Chahar to Khan another back-of-the-hand slower ball, another high full toss, Sarfaraz chips it over backward point, only a couple (no ball) 2 runs

Free-hit coming up

18.1 (no Chahar to Khan slower one gone wrong, slipped out of the hand, a high full toss way outside off and Sarfaraz has steered it over backward point (no ball) FOUR

Dhoni and du Plessis having a long discussion with Deepak Chahar who is set to bowl the penultimate over. Sarfaraz on strike, 39 needed off 12

End of Over No.18 Kings XI Punjab 122/3 This Over (7 runs)

17.6 0 Kuggeleijn to Miller fuller again, angling across this time, looks to swipe across but misses no run
17.5 4 Kuggeleijn to Miller fuller around off, and he has just smashed it down the ground, long-off had no chance FOUR

Third man back, fine leg up

Najam: “they have taken the game too deep , another case of wasted resources with miller & co waiting in the ranks”

17.4 1 Kuggeleijn to Khan length ball on middle and leg, moves across and swipes it towards fine leg, fielder there, so only a single 1 run

Miller now, but can he kill the chase here? At the other end for now

Ganesh: “Someone please tell them they are chasing 160 & having only 20overs”

17.3 W Kuggeleijn to Rahul another slower one from Kuggeleijn, length outside off, Rahul goes for the pull but no timing at all on this, Jadeja comes in from deep midwicket to accept a simple catch OUT
KL Rahul c Jadeja b Kuggeleijn 55 (80m 47b 3×4 1×6) SR: 117.02

Gawesh Sathyagi: “Harbhajan doesn’t brag about his stats on press conferences but plays competitive cricket nearly after 10 months yet the best off spinner in India, hands down #SinghIsKing”

17.2 1 Kuggeleijn to Khan slower length ball outside off, goes for the pull but ends up hitting it towards long-off, 114 kph that one 1 run
17.1 1 Kuggeleijn to Rahul short of length around off and middle, goes for the pull but doesn’t get the timing right, a single to midwicket 1 run

46 needed off 18. No boundary since the 12th over, says Bharath Seervi

End of Over No.17 Kings XI Punjab 115/2 This Over (5 runs)

16.6 1 Imran Tahir to Rahul a full toss but Rahul can only hit it towards long-on, once again only a single, just five from the over 1 run
16.5 1 Imran Tahir to Khan slider on middle and leg, tucked away towards midwicket for one 1 run
16.4 0 Imran Tahir to Khan looks to tonk it over deep midwicket, was tossed up around off, gets beaten as it spins away no run
16.3 1 Imran Tahir to Rahul fuller on the stumps, almost a yorker, digs it out towards long-on 1 run
16.2 1 Imran Tahir to Khan a googly around off, works it towards midwicket with the spin 1 run
16.1 1 Imran Tahir to Rahul fuller around off, goes back and cuts it towards deep point, only a single 1 run

51 needed off 24, eight wickets in hand

End of Over No.16 Kings XI Punjab 110/2 This Over (5 runs)

15.6 0 Harbhajan Singh to Khan length around off, stays in the crease and ends up chopping it towards the bowler no run
15.5 1 Harbhajan Singh to Rahul a reverse sweep to short third man and they scamper for another single 1 run
15.4 1 Harbhajan Singh to Khan fuller outside off, comes forward and drives it towards extra cover, a direct hit at the keeper’s end, Rahul was in but they won’t get any overthrows as short third man backs up 1 run
15.3 1 Harbhajan Singh to Rahul fuller on the stumps, drives it towards long-on for one, brings up his fifty as well 1 run

100 of the stand comes up

Score Cards

  • Partnerships
    Wkt Runs Players
    1st 7 CH Gayle 5 KL Rahul 1
    2nd 0 MA Agarwal 0 KL Rahul 0
    3rd 110 KL Rahul 54 SN Khan 55
    4th 18 DA Miller 6 SN Khan 10
    5th 2 SN Khan 2 Mandeep Singh 0
    6th 1* Mandeep Singh 1 SM Curran 0
  • To bat
    Player Mat Runs HS Ave 100
    8. R Ashwin 225 645 46 13.43 0
    9. Mohammed Shami 74 65 21 5.41 0
    10. AJ Tye 127 351 42 11.32 0
    11. M Ashwin 40 75 34* 7.50 0
  • Batting R B 4 6
    KL Rahul caught 55 47 3 1
    CH Gayle caught wk 5 7 1 0
    MA Agarwal caught 0 2 0 0
    SN Khan caught 67 59 4 2
    DA Miller bowled 6 5 1 0
    Mandeep Singh not out 1 1 0 0
    SM Curran not out 0 1 0 0
    R Ashwin
    Mohammed Shami
    AJ Tye
    M Ashwin
    Extras (w 2, nb 2) 4
    Total (5 wkts; 20 ovs) 138
  • Bowling O M R W Econ
    DL Chahar 4 0 40 1 10.00 (2nb, 1w)
    Harbhajan Singh 4 1 17 2 4.25
    SC Kuggeleijn 4 0 37 2 9.25 (1w)
    RA Jadeja 4 0 24 0 6.00
    Imran Tahir 4 0 20 0 5.00
  • Summary

    Sports Event
    18th Match Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab

    Location

    MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai,
    Chennai,Chennai,INDIA
    Starting on
    Apr 6, 2019
    Ending on
    Apr 6, 2019
    Description
    Indian Premier League, 18th Match: Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab at Chennai, Apr 6, 2019.

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