All Round Performance Power CSK To A 22 Run Win Against KXIP

csk vs kxip match summary ;45 runs were needed in the last three overs, Kings Eleven had two set batsmen at the crease in the form of Lokesh Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan.

After going for 27 runs in his first two overs, debutant Scott Kuggeleijin produced a brilliant 18th over, giving away just seven runs and picking up the crucial wicket of Lokesh Rahul who lost his wicket on 55, as the equation came down to 39 needed in the last two.

Bowling the nineteenth over of the Kings Eleven innings, Deepak Chahal started off in the worst of fashion, bowling two consecutive no balls up front. It cost him 8 runs without even bowled a single delivery, however, the CSK seamer made a scintillating comeback, giving away just five runs in his next six deliveries, including the wicket of David Miller.

Dhoni’s magic continues at Chidambaram as CSK seamers came back strongly in the final three overs of the match. 26 runs were required in the final over and, it was just too much for Sarfaraz to pull off, who played a good inning of 67 runs, but only to end up in a losing cause, as CSK won the match by 22 runs on Saturday.
Earlier, Harbhajan Singh gave CSK two important wickets of Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal, putting Kings on the backfoot, right at the start of the innings.
However, Lokesh Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan helped in avoiding further collapse, as the duo stitched 110-run partnership to take the total 117 in 17 overs. However, their bid to take the game till the end backfired them as Rahul lost his wicket at a crucial juncture of the game leaving further players too much to do in the end.


csk vs kxip match summary

CSK opened with new openers in the form of Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis. The duo gave a decent start to the innings, having made 56 in 7 overs before Watson lost his wicket off Ashwin on 26.
Kings Eleven skipper Ravi Ashwin was the lone wicket-taker in their bowling department. Ashwin scalped three opening wickets of Du Plessis, Raina, and Watson.

Du Plessis made a fine start to the tournament, having scored a sublime half-century in only his first match, against Punjab on Saturday. He smacked 54 runs off 38 deliveries in his innings which included four magical sixes and two fours.

CSK runs got dried up in between the middle overs, however, skipper MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayadu hammered Kings all around the ground in the death over, with the duo putting on 60 runs in last six overs to post a par total of 160 runs at the end of first innings.

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