Chennai Super Kings Vs Kings XI Punjab LIVE SCORE (t20)

Chennai Super Kings Vs Kings XI Punjab At Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 20 May, 2018

20 May, 2018
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

153/10 (19.4 ov)

Match 56

159/5 (19.1 ov)

Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets

Kings XI Punjab Chennai Super Kings
153/10 (19.4 ov) - R/R 7.77 159/5 (19.1 ov) - R/R 8.29

Match Ended

Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets

This Over
6
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Suresh Raina not out 61 48 4 2
MS Dhoni (C) (W) not out 16 7 1 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 114/5 (16.1)

45 (45) R/R: 15

Suresh Raina 28(11)
MS Dhoni 16(7)

Deepak Chahar 39(20) S.R (195)

c Mohit Sharma b Ravichandran Ashwin
Highlights, IPL 2018, CSK vs KXIP at Pune, Full Cricket Score: Chennai beat Punjab by five wickets in final league game

Highlights, IPL 2018, CSK vs KXIP at Pune, Full Cricket Score: Chennai beat Punjab by five wickets in final league game

00:23 (IST)

So we come to the end of the round-robin contests tonight. End off the 56th game and it appears as if the first game began just a few days back (No we are just kiddin). Only 4 more games left this season now, including the final. And we have the four teams which are going to the the playoffs - Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. While Hyderabad will take on Chennai on  22 May in Qualifier 1 in Mumbai, Kolkata will be taking on Rajasthan in Eliminator 1 on 23 May at Eden Gardens. And of course we will be there providing you all the updates from these matches. And remember, all these games start at 7 PM IST and not at 8. 

Also, just to remind you, on 22 May, we will also be providing you score updates from one-off women's T20 match between IPL Supernovas and IPL Trailblazers from 2 PM on 22 May. There are some big Indians and International stars like Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning taking part in this game.

Till then, good bye and good night.

00:13 (IST)

Lungi Ngidi is the Player of the Match:

Ngidi: Very good day out. Did not expect it to go so well but happy to see things go my way. Usually in sub-continent , people say pitch is low and slow but good to see the pace. The cricketing brain that MS Dhoni is, he has helped me learn things quicker in India. 

00:13 (IST)

MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings captain: (On the strategy to send Harbhajan and Chahar up the order) If you see their bowling line-up, it was definitely swinging. More for Rajpoot than the other two. Generally from the captain's point of view, you want to take as many wickets as possible early on. So sending in Bhajji and Chahar causes chaos. The bowlers lose their lines and lengths, instead of sticking to the plan. Plus Bhajji and Chahar could come in handy during the playoffs. (Last-ball finish) Every fielder was inside so you were looking to play the big shot whether it's a boundary or six. (On what makes CSK so successful) It's the team and the franchise. The owners are brilliant. They are very close to the players. If you don't have a good team, it becomes difficult to win. We like to do the process right. I still remember a few finals as to where it went wrong. 

00:07 (IST)
IPL teams finishing..
 
First in the points table - have won title twice (2008 and 2017)
Second - Five times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015)
Third - Twice (2010 and 2016)
Fourth - Once (2009)

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

00:07 (IST)
23:59 (IST)
MS Dhoni finishing an IPL match successfully with a six: 
 
2008 v KKR
2010 v KXIP
2016  v KXIP
2018 v RCB
2018 v KXIP*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:59 (IST)
23:59 (IST)
The different in points between table-topper and wooden spoon holder in this season of IPL is eight - the first time that the different between the two is in a single digit.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:59 (IST)
23:56 (IST)
KXIP in IPL- 11:
 
First six matches: 5 wins, 1 defeat 
Next eight matches: 7 defeats, 1 win

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:56 (IST)
23:53 (IST)
Table Toppers in each IPL season:
 
2008 - RR (22)
2009 - DD (20)
2010 - MI (20)
2011 - RCB (19)
2012 - DD (22)
2013 - CSK (22)
2014 - KXIP (22)
2015 - CSK (18)
2016 - GL (18)
2017 - MI (20)
2018 - SRH (18) 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:53 (IST)
23:53 (IST)
Wooden spoons in each IPL seasons:
 
2008 - DC (4)
2009 - KKR (7)
2010 - KXIP (8)
2011 - DD (9)
2012 - PWI (8)
2013 - DD (6)
2014 - DD (4)
2015 - KXIP (6)
2016 - KXIP (8)
2017 - RCB (7)
2018 - DD (10)

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:53 (IST)
23:53 (IST)

Ravichandran Ashwin, KXIP captain: I thought we did not bat very well. Karun batted beautifully to get us the score. That has been our story throughout the IPL. We were in process of learning throughout. We are a new franchise, I think we need to go back to dressing room and regroup with the boys. 

Highlights

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IPL 2018, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Pune, latest update and cricket score: Big over for CSK and Raina has 14 runs to tie the score. He however chose to defend the last ball when only one was required. It seems captain MSD will finish off the game.

Preview:Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) face the herculean task of stopping a star-studded Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to seal a playoff berth when the two sides face-off in their last Indian Premier League (IPL) league game at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday.

Apart from Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) also share 12 points each and with a sole match remaining for them, any of the four could make to the final four.

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With the race for the playoffs becoming an interesting scenario, Punjab will have to register a win with a huge margin as their net run-rate reads a poor -0.490.

The Ravichandran Ashwin-led side kicked-off the 2018 season on a decent note, winning five of their first six games but faultered in the business end of the league.

Barring opener KL Rahul, who has 652 runs from 13 innings, Punjab have failed to click as a unit.

Chris Gayle came out with some impressive knocks in the first half of the season but failed to maintain his form.

Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, Marcus Stonis, Mayank Agarwal and Yuvraj Singh have failed to score so far.

In the bowling department, Andrew Tye has single-handedly led the pace attack with 24 wickets from 13 games and is currently the leading wicket taker in the league.

Teenaged Afghan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman (14 wickets) has also been impressive while pacer Ankit Rajpoot (eight wickets), off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (six wickets) and medium-pacer Mohit Sharma (six wickets) need to raise the bar against Chennai.

On the other hand, having already qualified for the playoffs, Chennai will be eager to finish the league stage at the top spot.

The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side were handed a 34-run defeat by Delhi Daredevils in their last game on Friday.

For Chennai, Ambati Rayadu has been brilliant so far, delivering on most occasions. He has been among the runs and has received good support from his partner Shane Watson.

Playing 13 innings, Rayudu has 585 runs while the Australian all-rounder has gathered 438 runs.

Skipper Dhoni (430 runs), has once again silenced his critics while Suresh Raina, who failed with the bat against Delhi, Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja will also need to come good with the bat on Sunday.

Deepak Chahar is back from injury which has also bolstered the yellow brigade's pace attack.

Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi have also emerged with breakthroughs whenever the side needed. However, Bravo needs to learn from his last game, where he was hammered for 26 runs in the final over.

It could be an another edge-of-the-seat match for fans as both the sides will be hungry for win in the last league game of the season.

Squads:

Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Lokesh Rahul (wicketkeeper), Karun Nair, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Barinder Sran, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Axar Patel, Akshdeep Nath, Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Dagar.

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf Du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayadu, Deepak Chahar, K M Asif, Kanish Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshtiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N. Jagadeesan, David Willy.

IPL points table: SRH are currently sitting pretty at the top of the table having accumulated 18 points from their 14 games this season. KXIP are in seventh position with 12 points from 13 games. Check out the updated IPL points table here.

Updated Date: May 21, 2018 00:14:28 IST

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