The Chennai Super Kings hosted the Kings XI Punjab at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. On one hand, where KXIP looked forward to bettering their record against CSK, the hosts were looking to make a comeback from their recent loss against the Mumbai Indians in Mumbai. In the end, it was Chennai Super Kings’ all-around performance that led them to a 22-run victory against the KXIP. After winning the toss, the hosts elected to bat first. The openers Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis gave a good start to CSK. Particularly du Plessis who was smashing the ball all over the park. After bringing up a half-century from 38 balls, hitting a couple of fours and four maximums, du Plessis made way to the pavilion on 54 runs. CSK beat KXIP by 22 runs.
Suresh Raina soon made way to the pavilion on the score of 17. It was MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu who guided the team to a score of 160 runs as they scored 37 and 21 respectively. In reply, Ravichandran Ashwin’s team lost a couple of early wickets, but KL Rahul stayed on and tried to build a partnership with Sarfaraz Khan as they brought in a 100 run stands between the two. Both KL and Sarfaraz scored a half-century and then made way to the pavilion. David Miller also couldn’t do much as the team was quite slow and could not gain momentum by the end of the game. It was CSK who walked away with 22 runs victory over Kings XI Punjab. IPL 2019 Points Table Updated: CSK Leads the IPL 2019 Team Standings Following 22 Run Win Over KXIP
Now, let’s check out some stats of the match.
# Chennai Super Kings got the highest opening partnership in the IPL 2019 with an 80 run stand between the Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis.
# KL Rahul brought up his 12 half-centuries in the IPL.
# Sarfaraz Khan scored his first half-century in the IPL.
# Faf Du Plessis made his 10th half-century in the Indian Premier League.
Chennai Super Kings will now face the Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday, whereas will face the Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday, April 8, 2019. Meanwhile, stay tuned to our page for the live updates of SRH vs MI.