IPL: CSK vs KXIP Live Punjab beat Chennai by 6 wickets
Kings XI Punjab defeated Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets with the help of KL Rahul (71 runs) in an IPL match played at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
Punjab finished the league with victory. Chennai, batting first, scored a score of 170 for five wickets, which Punjab got after losing 4 wickets with 2 overs remaining.
This is the sixth win in 14 matches of Punjab, which has already been out of play before the runoff, and finished the league with 12 points remaining at number six. At the same time, it was 5th defeat in 14 matches of Chennai, which had already qualified for the playoffs. The team is at top with 18 points.
Opener Rahul and Chris Gayle (28), who came to chase the target of 171 runs from Chennai, made a solid start in the 10.3 overs, with the best partnership of 108 runs in 10.3 overs.
Rahul, experienced off-spinner Harbhajan Singh caught by Imran Tahir Harbhajan also gave Gayle a second blow to Punjab on this score. Rahul scored 7 fours and 5 sixes in 36 balls, while Gayle hit 2 fours and two sixes in 28 balls.
Harbhajan then dismissed Mayank Agarwal (7) and brought Punjab in trouble. Although Puran held one end and he shared a 46-run fourth wicket partnership with Mandeep Singh (11 not out). Puran hit two fours and three sixes in 22 balls.
After this, Punjab won the remaining two overs with 6 wickets. Sam Curran scored an unbeaten 6. For Chennai, Harbhajan Singh took 3 wickets and Ravindra Jadeja took 1 wicket.
Earlier, with the help of Faf du Plessis’ 96-run knock and Raina’s half-century (53 runs), Chennai’s team scored 170 runs in 5/20 in 20 overs.
Shane Watson (7) and du Plessis added 30 runs for the first wicket in 4.1 overs for Chennai. After the start of the morning, Chennai got the first blow in the 5th over. Sam Curran showed them the path of pavilion by bold.
After this, Raina, along with du Plessis, played several big shots and scored a bang of 120 runs. However, Suresh Raina scored another 53 in the 17th over, becoming the second victim of Sam Curran. Raina faced 38 balls, including five fours and two sixes.
After this, after the great Yorker bowled du Plessis to bowl him out of the glorious Yorker. Du Plessis hit 10 fours and four sixes in 55 balls.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (10 off 12 balls) and Dwayne Bravo returned unbeaten after scoring a run. Ambati Rayudu scored one run while Kedar Jadhav got out without opening the account.
On behalf of the host Punjab, Quren has three and Mohammed Shami has done two successes. Shami has been 19 wickets in this season and he is the highest wicket taker for Punjab this season.
Earlier, Kings XI Punjab won the toss against Chennai Super Kings and decided to bowl first. The host team has made a change. Harpreet Barad was given the place in place of Arshdeep Singh. Chennai has not made any changes in its team.