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CSK vs KXIP Highlights and Match Recap, IPL 2019, Full Cricket Score: Rahul, Sarfaraz's fifty in vain as Super Kings secure 4th win

Date: Saturday, 06 April, 2019 19:56 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Indian Premier League 2019 Match 18 Match Result Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
MS Dhoni (C) (W) not out 37 23 4 1
Ambati Rayudu not out 21 15 1 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Mohammed Shami 4 0 41 0
Ravichandran Ashwin 4 0 23 3
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mandeep Singh not out 1 1 0 0
Sam Curran not out 0 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Deepak Chahar 4 0 40 1
Harbhajan Singh 4 1 17 2

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  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Great result for CSK. After losing their first game of the season, it was essential to ensure that they don't form a habit of losing. They started off the wrong foot with an injury keeping Dwayne Bravo out, but they rang in the replacements who ended up being the stars of this win. Faf du Plessis with the bat initially, then Harbhajan Singh and Kuggeleijn with the ball made decisive contributions in the win. Punjab conceded too many runs in the death overs and then had a horror start with Gayle and Mayank departing in the same over. From there on, even though they were always in damage control mode and even though Rahul and Sarfaraz put on a useful partnership, they were never really ahead of CSK in that chase.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most wins for CSK against an opponent in IPL:

    15 v RCB
    13 v DC, RR
    12 v KXIP*
    11 v KKR, MI

  • After 20 overs,Kings XI Punjab 138/5 ( Mandeep Singh 1 , Sam Curran 0)

    That's it!

    CSK win by 22 runs!

    Brilliant last few overs by CSK pacers. Kuggeleijn finishes things on a good note for CSK, giving just 3 away in the last over and taking the wicket of Sarfaraz. CSK go back on top of the points table with this win. 

  • OUT! That's the end of Sarfaraz and also the almost the end of match. He tries to clear long on but does not connect well. Faf du Plessis takes a safe catch at long-on. Difficult to win from here for Kings XI. They need 24 in 2 balls. Sarfaraz Khan c du Plessis b Kuggeleijn 67(59) 

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Deepak Chahar has managed to pull it back after a horrible start to the 19th over. He hasn't bowled much at the death for CSK so conceding 11 runs in the over after conceding two free hits isn't the worst return. More importantly, his bowling partner will be thanking him for dismissing David Miller off his final delivery.

  • After 19 overs,Kings XI Punjab 135/4 ( Sarfaraz Khan 65 , )

    Well, what a bad start from Chahar, two over-the-waist deliveries, one hit for a boundary. An angry Dhoni, calmly gives his two cents to Chahar as if almost asking 'What are you doing, brother?'. Guess what the next two balls, right in the hole, perfect yorkers. He started off on bad note but learnt quickly and ended up with a wicket. Kings XI have missed the chance to take it more closer to the target. They now need 26 runs in 6 balls.

  • OUT! Brilliant yorker, hits the timber, Miller has to go, he tried to heave it to the leg side but missed the ball completely. Kings XI lose their fourth. This target looks very far now. Miller b Chahar 6(5) 

  • FOUR! Boy, oh, boy, what a poor ball from Chahar, looking to bowl the slower and the ball almost slipped out of his hand, above the waist and Sarfaraz manages to hit it to third man boundary. Add to that, a no-ball. FREE HIT. 

  • After 18 overs,Kings XI Punjab 122/3 ( Sarfaraz Khan 56 , David Miller 4)

    Scott Kuggeleijn completes the 18th over. He is using the off-cutters pretty well. Just 2 off the first two balls. Did not give any pace on the bat, had Jadeja at deep mid-wicket for the miscued shot. The plan worked. Brilliant captaincy from Dhoni. Has fielders placed just at the right place. Miller has joined Sarfaraz in the middle. And he has smashed the odd full length delivery from Kuggeleijn for four. Dot to end the over. This is getting closer and closer. Punjab need 39 runs in 12 balls.

  • FOUR! Too full from Kuggeleijn and Miller, the new man in, smashes it straight down the ground for four runs. 

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Harbhajan couldn't pick a wicket in his second spell, but his bowling figures of 4 for 17 might well prove decisive in the eventual outcome of the game. He is reborn as a spinner this season, using all his experience and guile. The target is not out of sight for Punjab yet but they have certainly made it difficult for themselves. Keeping wickets intact will be important now as the new batsman may find it hard to get used to the pace of this pitch.

  • OUT! Plan in place and it has worked. Dhoni kept Jadeja at deep mid-wicket, his best fielder, Kuggeleijn bowls slower, back of the length, Rahul pulls, does not connect and Jadeja takes a great catch running in from the deep mid-wicket. Rahul c Jadeja b Kuggeleijn 55(47)

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Rahul and Sarfaraz are managing this chase beautifully here. They are staying busy against spinner and looking to score freely against the pace bowlers. They have managed to stay in the hunt by keeping the required run rate below 10 so far. Harbhajan's overs in the middle may be key for Chennai. If he picks another wicket now, Chennai can pile on the pressure.

  • After 17 overs,Kings XI Punjab 115/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 54 , Sarfaraz Khan 54)

    Tahir ends his quota. Harbhajan and Jadeja finished too. So it will be all pace now from CSK. Three overs left. 46 to get. Dhoni gets his thinking cap on. This is the sort of situation he loves. It is now the exuberance of youth in Kings XI versus the mind of MS Dhoni. 

  • After 16 overs,Kings XI Punjab 110/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 51 , Sarfaraz Khan 52)

    Harbhajan finishes off well. And in this over, Rahul has reached the fifty-run mark. 100-run stand has been achieved. Bhajji completes his quota. 17 runs in 4 overs with 2 wickets. Brilliant stuff from the veteran.Rahul has done a good job so far, occupying one crease right from the start but he needs to finish things off now. Punjab need 51 runs in 24 balls. 

  • After 15 overs,Kings XI Punjab 105/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 47 , Sarfaraz Khan 51)

    Tahir is back on. Sarfaraz Khan has brought up his maiden fifty in IPL 2019. What a knock this is turning out to be. He has handled the pressure of coming in to bat early and at a crucial stage pretty well. The job is not done yet. And he would love to add stars to this innings by staying till the end and taking his side across the winning mark. Punjab need 56 runs in 30 balls.

  • After 14 overs,Kings XI Punjab 100/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 44 , Sarfaraz Khan 49)

    Harbhajan comes back into attack and how well has the old man bowled here. He has been terrific in this season so far and has provided breakthroughs for his side when required. No wonder Dhoni has again turned to him for some magic. 100 has come up for Kings XI. Safaraz and Rahul reaching the 100-run stand. 5 came off this over. Time for time-out.

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Rahul and Sarfaraz are managing this chase beautifully here. They are staying busy against spinner and looking to score freely against the pace bowlers. They have managed to stay in the hunt by keeping the required run rate below 10 so far. Harbhajan's overs in the middle may be key for Chennai. If he picks another wicket now, Chennai can pile on the pressure.

  • Bails were really in the groove

  • After 13 overs,Kings XI Punjab 96/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 42 , Sarfaraz Khan 47)

    Bizarre incidents an IPL go hand-in-hand. Rahul tapped the ball on leg side and ran, Dhoni was quick to the ball and flicked it back without having a look back at the stumps. It hit the stumps and Rahul was still out of the crease, trying to get back. But the bails did not come off. To everyone's surprise. And to Dhoni's dismay. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Sarfraz Khan's 30-plus scores in IPL:

    till 2018 - 3 (18 innings)
    2019 - 3 (4 innings)

  • After 12 overs,Kings XI Punjab 91/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 39 , Sarfaraz Khan 45)

    Kuggeleijn back into the attack. Safaraz shows his skills. First with a scoop over the keeper's head to fetch four runs and then a textbook shot, a lofted drive over long-off for a maximum. Rahul and Sarfaraz taking it away from CSK pretty quickly. 

  • SIX! Pace on to the bat of Safaraz, and he hits a lofted drive over long-off for a maximum. This was a classic shot. 

  • FOUR! Creative stuff from Sarfaraz, fullish length and the batsman sits down on one knee and scoops it above the keeper as Dhoni watches it go over him. 

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Kedar Jadhav may not be the worst option on this pitch. He will force the batsmen to manufacture all the pace. Dhoni may look to bring him into the attack now during the middle overs and hope to slip in a couple of quiet overs. 

  • After 11 overs,Kings XI Punjab 75/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 38 , Sarfaraz Khan 31)

    Tight over from Jadeja. Last few overs have been good for CSK. Run-scoring rate has dropped for sure. Not to forget, there is no Bravo here. We may see Kedar bowling a few overs here to quickly fill in some overs. 4 off the Jadeja over.

  • After 10 overs,Kings XI Punjab 71/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 36 , Sarfaraz Khan 29)

    Imran continues. He has looked the best of all the spinners in CSK's ranks so far. Not giving any room whatsoever to the two batters. 4 off the over.

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    We are going to see a lot of spin today from Chennai who have four top-quality spinners in their rank. While Harbhajan got success by slowing it down, Jadeja and Tahir like to bowl at a flatter trajectory. Rahul and Sarfraz have managed to wait on the ball and use the pace to their advantage by picking gaps in the field behind square on the off side. Jadeja and Tahir need to be really accurate with their line if they are going to bowl at that pace.

  • After 9 overs,Kings XI Punjab 67/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 34 , Sarfaraz Khan 27)

    Safaraz is playing really well and Rahul is looking in good touch. Fifty-run stand has come up between the two. Worries for Dhoni. He did not went up for the DRS in the last to last over. Not getting the calls right, wickets not coming easily now. 12 off the Jadeja over. We go into time-out.

  • FOUR! This time it is Rahul, who punches it away on back-foot, it goes at a rocket speed to deep cover for another boundary. 

  • FOUR! Room given to Sarfaraz and he cut it beautifully for four to third man region. He is looking good today. 

  • After 8 overs,Chennai Super Kings 60/1 ( Faf du Plessis 31 , Suresh Raina 1)

    Imran Tahir, right-arm leg break, into the attack and a huge appeal for LBW. Googly from Tahir, thudded the pads. Umpire refused. Tahir had a chat with Dhoni and he did not look too excited to take the DRS. The replay showed that the ball had hit the pad first and would have hit the stumps. Rare occasion when Dhoni failed to take the right DRS call.

  • FOUR! Short ball and turning away, Sarfaraz rocks back and cuts it away for a boundary. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Ravindra Jadeja's economy rate of 8.77 against KXIP in IPL - the second worst for him against any opposition.

  • After 7 overs,Kings XI Punjab 49/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 27 , Sarfaraz Khan 16)

    Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now, replaces Chahar. Slip in place. Good partnership has emerged between the two batsmen in the middle. Kings XI needed this sort of effort after the horrendous start in their chase. Tension on Dhoni's face. 3 comes in this over.

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    KL Rahul holds the key for Punjab in this chase now. He will look to hold one end up and pick the gaps in the field. Against spinners, he is adept at playing the ball late which allows him to manoeuvre the ball and collect two's. Against the pace bowlers, he flows naturally, treating the balls on merit. Deepak Chahar has been guilty of pitching it short a bit too often this season and has been allowed to get away with it by too many batsmen. KL Rahul though took full toll on anything too full or too short from Chahar in that fifth over of the game to provide his team some much needed impetus in the power play.

  • After 6 overs,Kings XI Punjab 46/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 26 , Sarfaraz Khan 14)

    Scott Kuggeleijn, right-arm fast medium, brought into the attack in the sixth over. He was welcomed by Sarfaraz with a six. Not the kind of start a bowler looks forward to. 11 off the over. 46 in the powerplay.

  • SIX! Bad ball, outside the off stump, short in length, Sarfaraz plays the ramp shot and hits it over the third man region for a six runs

  • After 5 overs,Kings XI Punjab 35/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 23 , Sarfaraz Khan 6)

    Chahar continues and a positive start from Rahul as he fetches four runs straight down the ground. Dhoni has set up a strong off-side field, inside the circle. But Rahul goes big on the leg side and then an error on Chahar's part, fetches the batsman four more runs on behind the wickets.

  • FOUR! On the hips of Rahul, he just have to tick it away for four to fine-leg. This is what he did. Four easy runs for Punjab. 

  • SIX! Lovely shot, short in length, Rahul rocks back and pulls it away for a huge one over the deep mid-wicket. 

  • FOUR! Full in length from Chahar and on the legs, KL Rahul times it to perfection, uses the full gace of the bat, gets four runs straight down the ground. 

  • After 4 overs,Kings XI Punjab 19/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 8 , Sarfaraz Khan 5)

    Harbhajan continues. So, Chennai have done their homework right. They are stopping runs and bonus has been the two wickets. The Kings of Punjab have started badly here and would need a fifty-run stand to come up between the two batsmen in the middle. 

  • After 3 overs,Kings XI Punjab 11/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 2 , Sarfaraz Khan 3)

    Chahar continues. Sarfaraz has joined Rahul in the middle. In all the games, Dhoni has looked to finish Chahar in his first spell only or at least give him a three-over spell. These wickets will help him stick to the plan. Chahar swings the ball and giving him a longer spell always keeps him interested. Just 4 off the third over. Chennai into the business straightaway. 

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Harbhajan can do no wrong this IPL. There is some assistance here for the spinners on this Chennai pitch, and he is bowling at the perfect pace to extract some quick turn from the surface. He has delivered two decisive blows in his first over itself by sending back danger man Chris Gayle, and one of the best players of spin in the opposition, Mayank Agrawal. Punjab desperately needed a good start against the new ball on this wicket; it will be tough to do the running when the ball gets older and softer.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Deepak Chahar in PP overs this IPL:

    v RCB : 3-0-14-0
    v DC : 3-0-15-1
    v RR : 3-1-10-2
    v MI : 3-0-21-1

  • After 2 overs,Kings XI Punjab 7/2 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 1 , )

    Harbhajan Singh, right-arm off break, brought into the attack from the other end. So pace and spin from two ends upfront is Dhoni's plan and it has worked. Gayle always looks tentative against spin at the start. Dhoni did not want him to settle down early. Bhajji bowled around the wicket and turned it away from Gayle, bringing his downfall. Mayank came in and straightaway wanted to prove a point against the off-spinner, fell too. Punjab's innings in disarray here.

  • OUT! Punjab falling like nine pins here. Poor shot from new batsman Mayank Agarwal, straightaway looked to clear the long-on region, does not connect well and he has been caught by Faf du Plessis at long-on. Agarwal c du Plessis b Harbhajan 0(2)

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Bowlers dismissing Gayle most times in IPL:

    4 - Ravichandran Ashwin
    4 - Sandeep Sharma

IPL 12 Match 18 CSK vs KXIP at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai: That's it!CSK win by 22 runs!Brilliant last few overs by CSK pacers. Kuggeleijn finishes things on a good note for CSK, giving just 3 away in the last over and taking the wicket of Sarfaraz. CSK go back on top of the points table with this win.

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IPL 2019, CSK vs KXIP, Today's Match Preview: Big match for Chennai Super Kings on Saturday as they look to get back to winning ways against Kings XI Punjab at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

In their last match against Mumbai Indians, Chennai suffered their first defeat of the season. The MS Dhoni-led side lost the match against Rohit Sharma's Mumbai team by 37 runs. They are currently sit fourth on the table, while Ravichandran Ashwin's Kings XI Punjab are third.

CSK vs KXIP Highlights and Match Recap, IPL 2019, Full Cricket Score: Rahul, Sarfarazs fifty in vain as Super Kings secure 4th win

File image of Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin and Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni. Sportzpics

For Chennai, influential all-rounder Dwayne Bravo will miss the match and two weeks of IPL due to hamstring injury.

"I can confirm it's a grade one hamstring strain so he is going to be out for two weeks. It is a big loss as he offers so much balance to the team and he brings quality to the team as a player. I am sure we still will be able to put a stronger team on the field. It's a big loss for us, we have had these challenges in the past and we have been able to overcome them," Chennai Super Kings batting coach Michael Hussey said.

Kings XI Punjab have won their last two matches and they will look to continue the momentum. Though Ashwin would be wary of the slow nature of Chepauk track. The captain's bowling will also be the key while it will be interesting to see if he plays both Sam Curran and Mohammed Shami in the XI, considering the conditions.

Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab Full Squads

Chennai Super Kings Team 2019 Players list: MS Dhoni (captain & WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan (wk), Scott Kuggeleign.

Kings XI Punjab Team 2019 Players list: Ravichandran Ashwin (capt), Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agrawal, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, David Miller, Sam Curran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Mandeep Singh, Simran Singh.

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Updated Date: Apr 06, 2019


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8 4 4 0 8
9 4 5 0 8
8 2 6 0 4
9 2 7 0 4
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