CSK vs KXIP, IPL 2020 Highlights: Ruturaj Gaikwad Guides Chennai Super Kings To Comfortable Nine-Wicket Win
IPL 2020, CSK vs KXIP: Ruturaj Gaikwad hits a third consecutive half-century as Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets.
Chasing 154, CSK got off to a great start with Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad adding 62 in the first seven overs. KXIP got du Plessis for 48 in the 10th over but CSK were well-placed to chase the total down at all stages. Gaikwad got another 50 this season – his third consecutive fifty of IPL 2020 – as CSK raced towards the target and reached there with seven balls to spare. Gaikwad finished unbeaten on 62 runs off 49 balls. This CSK victory means KXIP have been knocked out of the race to the playoffs. Earlier, CSK won the toss and elected to field. Mayank scored a brisk 26 off just 15 balls before Ngidi shattered his stumps. Rahul followed soon after, bowled by Ngidi, again, for 29. Shardul Thakur reaped rewards for four quiet overs after the Powerplay as Nicholas Pooran inside-edged behind to the keeper Dhoni. Imran Tahir then trapped Chris Gayle lbw to put CSK on top. Mandeep Singh and Deepak Hooda hung around for a while and Hooda's unbeaten 62 off just 30 balls took KXIP to 153/6.(SCORECARD)
IPL 2020 Match 53 Highlights Between Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, From Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
- 19:08 (IST)CSK beat KXIP by 9 wickets!An emphatic victory for CSK sealed with a single by Rayudu.This victory means that KXIP have been knocked out of the race to the playoffs. Heartbreak for KXIP here, as they fought their way back in the tournament after finding themselves at the bottom of the table in the first half.Both CSK and KXIP will not qualify for playoffs and their IPL 2020 campaigns are effectively over.
- 19:01 (IST)FOUR! FOUR!A nasty bouncer there by Shami to Gaikwad. The ball got big on the batsman and Gaikwad could only manage a top edge on that. The ball flew over the 'keeper's head for four.The next short ball by Shami is thumped emphatically over cow corner for four.Fortune favours the brave. CSK only seven runs away.
- 18:23 (IST)WICKET! Du Plessis c Rahul b Jordan 48 (34)Finally, KXIP have a wicket. Du Plessis got too cute with that one, trying to ramp it yet again over fine leg, but doesn't get the connection right.Rahul runs to his left and takes a simple catch at short fine leg.He appeals to the third umpire after taking the catch, perhaps to show his displeasure at an earlier decision where a catch taken by Mandeep off Gaikwad was overturned by the third umpire.
- 18:12 (IST)Close shave for GaikwadSome pressure was being built in the last two overs and that has told on young Gaikwad. The ball was pitched up and Gaikwad took the invitation to hit this leg-break square on the off-side, where Mandeep Singh, at short point, dived forward to grab the ball. Kings XI appealed and the on-field umpires referred it upstairs.The ball, however, had bounced just before Mandeep got his hands to it. Not out.