IPL Highlights, CSK vs KXIP IPL Score: Chennai Super Kings Beat Kings XI Punjab By 22 Runs

Updated:4/6/2019 7:54:03 PM IST

IPL 2019,Chennai Super Kings VS Kings XI Punjab Highlights: CSK have now climbed to the top of the IPL table with 8 points from 5 matches

IPL Highlights, CSK vs KXIP IPL Score: Chennai Super Kings Beat Kings XI Punjab By 22 Runs
CSK vs KXIP IPL Score: Harbhajan Singh dismissed Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal in his first over © BCCI/IPL

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
    Goodbye 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.
  • 19:39 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
  • 19:39 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Match over at the Chepauk! KXIP finish at 138/5. CSK register another home victory and go to the top of the table. 
  • 19:37 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Kuggeleijn gets his second wicket of the day. Sarfaraz hit that shot high up in the air, but like KXIP's soaring mid-innings hopes, it was bound to come down eventually. Faf du Plessis pouches that gratefully. KXIP need 24 runs off 2 balls.
  • 19:37 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Kuggeleijn gets his second wicket of the day. Sarfaraz hit that shot high up in the air, but like KXIP's soaring mid-innings hopes, it was bound to come down eventually. Faf du Plessis pouches that gratefully. KXIP need 24 runs off 2 balls.
  • 19:34 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Dot ball. That's it. This will take a miracle from KXIP now. Need 24 from 4 balls. Kuggeleijn has bowled his bouncer for the over though. What is the strategy for the next four? Dhoni and Raina converge around him.
  • 19:33 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Heave from Sarfaraz. Only 2 runs. KXIP need 24 runs off the last 5 balls. Dhoni is not taking any chances. Moving his fielders around.
  • 19:31 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Chahar bowls out Miller. And probably also KXIP's hopes of salvaging anything from this match. KXIP need 26 runs from the last over.
  • 19:30 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Only a single again. KXIP are losing the plot! Chahar has recovered well from that terrible start to that 19th over. KXIP need 26 off 7 balls. 
  • 19:29 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Sarfaraz swings his bat. Does not make a proper connection. Single again. Need 28 off 9. Miller needs to do something special!
  • 19:28 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Another good ball. Yorker length. Single off it. KXIP need 29 off 10.
  • 19:27 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Finally a legal delivery in the over. An excellent yorker. KXIP need 30 runs off 11 balls. Miller on strike now.
  • 19:26 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Another no ball! Another free hit! Deepak Chahar has had a terrible start to this over. Dhoni and Raina are talking to him now. 
  • 19:26 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Start of the 19th over and disaster for CSK. Chahar's line and length is wild. Sarfaraz throws his bat at it. Gets four runs. Also a no ball. Free hit!
  • 19:25 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
  • 19:24 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Dot ball. Priceless! Only 7 runs off that over. KXIP need 39 off the last two overs. Suddenly CSK are the favourites to win.
  • 19:23 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Full ball driven flat and with force. Miller has something to say about this Kuggeleijn over. KXIP need 39 off 13.
  • 19:22 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Kuggeleijn has come back well in these last few overs. Leaked 27 runs in his first two overs, but has been hard to get away in this over. KXIP need 43 off 14. Miller on strike.
  • 19:21 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    CSK are well and truly into this game now! Rahul out for 55. Holes out in the deep. Man with the catch is Ravindra Jadeja, who else! KXIP now need 44 off 15 balls. Killer Miller the man out to join Sarfaraz.
  • 19:19 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Singles off the first two balls of the 18th over. KXIP need 44 off 16.
  • 19:17 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
  • 19:16 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    KXIP still scoring in ones and twos. 115/2 after 17 overs. Need 46 runs off 18 balls. 
  • 19:14 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Which also means that there is a lot of pressure on Scott Kuggeleijn to produce two good overs at the death. You never know with Dhoni, but surely going to his part-timers would be too risky at this stage.
  • 19:13 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    What a great spell from Bhajji again today! Will it be enough for CSK though? KXIP need 51 runs off the last 4 overs. Imran Tahir has one over left. But this is where CSK are feeling a huge Bravo-sized void.
  • 19:12 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    KL Rahul also brings up a personal landmark. KXIP need 52 off 26 balls.
  • 19:11 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
  • 19:10 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    2/12 in his 3 overs so far. Can the veteran make another impact?
  • 19:09 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Rahul and Sarfaraz content to play these overs of spin without much happening. Scoring only in singles. KXIP need 56 in 30 balls. 18 balls of which will probably be bowled by Chahar and Kuggeleijn.
  • 19:07 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    One big reprieve when Dhoni did not take the review, but this has been a great innings from the young man. This is his first 50 in the IPL.
  • 19:06 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
  • 19:05 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Tidy over from Bhajji again. Real worry for CSK, however, will be the overs of seam still left.
  • 19:01 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Harbhajan Singh is back into the attack. CSK need another wicket now! Equation down to 65 needed off 42 balls now. 
  • 18:59 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Dhoni does marvelously to stump KL Rahul. But amazingly, the bails do not fall off. Is this Punjab's lucky day. Nothing going Dhoni's way today. What a flick that was to hit the stumps though.
  • 18:55 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Kuggeleijn has leaked 27 runs in his 2 overs. Who does Dhoni turn to?
  • 18:55 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Much more orthodox shot for six this time. Excellent shot. Kuggeleijn running out of ideas.
  • 18:53 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
  • 18:52 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    An unorthodox shot if there ever was one. Sarfaraz gets down on his knees, almost takes his eyes off the ball and lifts it over the keeper's head. 
  • 18:49 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Again, only four runs off that over. Jadeja and Tahir doing well. KXIP need 86 in the last 9 overs. David Miller is waiting in the dugout of course. As is Mandeep Singh. And Sam Curran after him.
  • 18:47 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    The big question is whether Dhoni will turn to Raina and/or Jadhav any time today? Or will he keep faith on Chahar and Kuggeleijn. Kuggeleijn went for 11 runs in his first over in the IPL.
  • 18:46 (IST)Apr 06, 2019
    Four runs off that Tahir over. We are set for a grandstand last 10 overs.
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