Punjab (KXIP) have beaten Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 6 wickets and 2 overs to save in their last class coordinate at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Sunday. After CSK posted 170/5 in their 20 overs, KXIP pursued down the objective civility of two raids – principally by KL Rahul (71 off 36 balls) and afterward by Nicholas Pooran (36 off 22 balls). CSK will play the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 1 in Chennai on Tuesday. Regardless of whether they will confront Delhi Capitals or Mumbai Indians will be chosen later today. KXIP complete IPL 2019 at sixth spot. They will be baffled after the splendid begin they delighted in to the season, yet will be happy they have one over the class chiefs CSK in their last match.
CSK will be upbeat that with a net run-rate of +0.131 which is much better than Delhi Capitals’ (+0.044), the safeguarding champions will stay in the best two with two clear shots at summit conflict capability regardless of whether MI beat KKR at night amusement.
Such was Rahul’s control in the pursuit that Universe Boss Gayle’s run-a-ball thump withered in correlation as the pair included 108 keeps running in just 10.3 overs to seal the match.
While senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh got three wickets, he was hit for 57 keeps running in four overs. Actually, Dhoni’s ploy to utilize Harbhajan in the Powerplays which had worked brilliantly at the Chepauk, exploded backward on a peaceful Mohali track as he went for 41 keeps running in his initial two overs – 17 in the first and 24 in the second.
In that second Harbhajan over which was fourth of the innings, Rahul hit the veteran for three limits and two sixes, finishing his 50 years off 19 balls.
He scored at quick clasp but coming simply after captain Ravichandran Ashwin’s open affirmation that KXIP’s Powerplay batting left a great deal to be wanted.
Harbhajan was far superior in his last two overs as he took three wickets for 16 runs including Rahul, Gayle and Mayank Agarwal. Anyway Pooran played an appearance to guarantee an upbeat closure for the home group.
Prior, Faf du Plessis passed up a merited hundred by four keeps running as Kings XI Punjab bowled well at the demise to confine Chennai Super Kings to 170 for 5.
Cordiality Du Plessis’ 96 off 55 balls and his 120-run remain with Suresh Raina (53 off 38 balls) set a stage for the guarding champions.
In any case, Sam Curran (3/35) and Mohammed Shami (2/17 out of 3 overs) bowled well in the last couple of overs as CSK appeared somewhere around 10 runs shy of standard score.
Both teams Fall Of Wickets:
Du Plessis’ thump had 10 fours and four sixes and was expelled by splendid Curran yorker in the nineteenth over. Du Plessis crushed the Kings XI bowling assault, especially rebuffing medium pacer Andrew Tye (0/37 out of 3 overs) and spinner Murugan Ashwin (0/33 out of 3 overs), hitting two limits and a six of every one of their over.
Raina gave him great help at the opposite end, hitting five limits and two sixes. Raina, who alongside du Plessis attempted to quicken the pace of scoring, fell when the score was 150 in the seventeenth over off Curran’s bowling. The England all-rounder at the beginning had expelled Shane Watson.