Faf du Plessis smash the winning runs as CSK are back to winning ways in style. The three-time champions become the first team to register a 10-wicket triumph. What a performance it has been from Du Plessis and Shane Watson as Chennai crossed the line with more than two overs to spare. Absolutely clinical performance.
Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis continue to rain fours and sixes and Chennai's victory looks nothing but inevitable. They need 29 runs off the last five overs with all the 10 wickets in hand. Now, only a miracle can rescue Punjab from here.
Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis have continued to dominate the Punjab bowlers. Both batsmen have completed their half-century, with the Australian scoring his first of IPL 2020. KXIP bowlers have struggled to put any sort of pressure on the CSK opening duo.
Faf Du Plessis and Shane Watson have provided Chennai Super Kings with a great platform. Both the players have continued to dominate KXIP bowlers and are taking their side closer to a victory. But there is still much time in the gamer and it could all change if Punjab manager to get quick wickets in the next few overs.
Openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis have started the chase in a positive manner. Watson, who has smashed three boundaries so far, has looked good in particular while Du Plessis hasn't got a lot of strike. The scoring rate is over eight and Punjab will be raring to get a wicket soon.
The players are back in the middle as CSK's chase gets underway. Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis are the two openers for the Men in Yellow while Sheldon Cottrell starts proceedings with the ball.
Well, that's the end of first innings and Kings XI Punjab will be happier of the two sides. Skipper KL Rahul anchored the innings with a well-paced half-century while Nicholas Pooran went absolutely berserk in the end overs. Not to forget contributions from Mandeep Singh and Mayank Agarwal. CSK bowlers should also be appreciated for minimizing the damage. Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo bowled well in the end overs as Punjab scored KXIP 178/4 in their allotted 20 overs. The total is certainly a challenging one and Chennai need to put up a much-improved performance to cross the line.
KXIP Skipper KL Rahul continued his sensational run in IPL 2020 and brought up his third fifty of the season. What a fine knock this has been from the dasher. However, five overs are still left in the innings and he'll want to make maximum utilization of the death overs. Meanwhile, Shardul Thakur gives away 18 runs from the 15th over.
OUT! Mandeep Singh goes back to the pavillion after playing a short but impressive cameo. Ravindra Jadeja gets his first wicket of the night. Mandeep went for a explosive drive. However, he couldn't find the gap and Ambati Rayudu took a fine low catch at cover. Mandeep c Rayudu b Jadeja 27(16)
OUT! Spin has done the trick for CSK as Mayank Agarwal departs. Piyush Chawla strikes with his very first delivery as the Men in Yellow take a sigh of relief.
KXIP vs CSK Live Score Updates: To get back to the winning ways in Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL), Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings are meeting at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Standing at seventh and eighth position respectively, KXIP and CSK haven’t made a delightful start to their campaigns and will be desperate to get a victory under their belt. Despite playing good quality of cricket, KL Rahul and Co lost three of their four games due to small mistakes. On the other hand, MS Dhoni’s troop has lost the plot after defeating Mumbai Indians in the season opener. Meanwhile, fans must stay tuned to get the live updates and commentary of Match 18. KXIP cs CSK, IPL 2020 Live Cricket Streaming.
Batting has been the strength of KXIP so far. Openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have looked in great touch and will aim to make a mark in the forthcoming encounter too. In the middle order, Nicholas Pooran has done well while the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Jimmy Neesham are yet to put up their best show. Mohammed Shami and Sheldon Cottrell have been the standout performers with the ball. Overall, the side has done well in all departments. However, their knack of not delivering in crunch situations has cost them three games. Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, Dubai Rain Forecast and Pitch Report.
On the other hand, CSK’s performance in the last three games haven’t been convincing at all. Though Deepak Chahar and Sam Curran have done a commendable job with the ball, batsmen have let the team down time and again. Apart from Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu, no batsman has been able to make a significant mark. The dismal form of skipper MS Dhoni has also been an area of concern for the three-time champions.
Kings XI Punjab will definitely take the field as favourites and will be raring to get two more points. However, Chennai, who are the only side to reach the playoffs in every season they participated, are known to defy the odds and can’t be taken lightly.