Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs in the first of two IPL 2019 matches on Saturday. Chennai Super Kings posted a total of 160/3 in their stipulated 20 overs. CSK captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat first. Openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis gave the home team a good start. However, KXIP spinners - with Ravichandran Ashwin being the destructor-in-chief - bogged down the scoring rate in the middle overs. MS Dhoni came up with a good finish at the end, however, as 44 runs were scored off the final three overs to get the score up to 160. The KXIP innings got off to a rocky start, with Harbhajan Singh capturing the wickets of Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal in the same over. KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan consolidate in the middle part of the innings but ran out of ideas as the spinners choked the scoring rate. With this, CSK have 8 points from 5 matches and KXIP continue to have 6 points, also having played 5 matches. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2019 Highlights Updates Between Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, straight from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- 19:41 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
Thank you for joining usGoodbye from the live coverage of the CSK vs KXIP match. Please head over to our live coverage of today's second IPL match, where Mumbai Indians and SunRisers Hyderabad are taking on each other. A win for SRH in that one would mean they would again overtake CSK in the IPL table.
- 18:53 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
Dillacoop is an audacious, high risk stroke which Sarfraz seems to play with an amazingly high degree of success. CSK need a wicket or two badly now— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 6, 2019