IPL 2020 KXIP vs CSK
IPL 2020 KXIP vs CSK

IPL 2020 KXIP vs CSK: Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) gets in to play the 18th match of the IPL 2020 against Chennai Super Kings(CSK). CSK is in pressure to make their win after the hat-trick loss in the IPL 2020.

While KXIP seeks for their second victory as such CSK. KXIP and CSK hold the last two positions of the IPL 2020 points table.

Match: Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) vs Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Toss Details: Kings XI Punjab won the toss and opt to bat

Captains View 

Dhoni | CSK skipper: I think we have played decent cricket. We need to get a good start and we need to get better at the death. It’s easier to break things into smaller stuff. We are playing with the same team, happy with the same combination.

The side looks balanced and it looks good. We wanted to bat first, but happy to bat second. We are the most experienced team when it comes to chasing. The morale is high, that’s a good thing.

I feel the support staff and the players’ attitude matters, it makes the job easy for us when the dressing room atmosphere is happy.

KL Rahul | KXIP skipper: We’ll bat first. Looks a pretty good wicket, hope it gets a little slower too. If we put a big total, it will put some pressure on them. Lots of positives to think of and be proud of.

It can all change quickly. We need to get the momentum. We have three changes. Karun, Gowtham, Neesham are out. Mandeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Jordan are in.

Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar

Kings XI Punjab(KXIP)

KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell

IPL 2020 KXIP vs CSK

Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) Batting

Over 1

Chahar gets in to bowl the first over of the innings. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal get in to lead KXIP. Chahar with variation in a swing made KXIP to score 4 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 2

Sam Curran, left-arm fast-medium gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. With a boundary from skipper off the third delivery, KXIP scored 12 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 3

Chahar gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. With a boundary of the third delivery of the over KXIP scored 19 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 4

Sam Curran gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. With a couple of boundaries from the over KXIP scored 31 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 5

Chahar gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. KL Rahul and Agarwal stand tall and CSK is in need to dismiss the two dangerous batsmen who hold the top two positions of the IPL highest scorer of IPL 2020.

With seven runs off the over KXIP scored 38 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 6

SN Thakur gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Agarwal starts with a boundary of the first delivery where KXIP scored 46 runs for now wicket loss.

Over 7

Dwayne Bravo, right-arm fast-medium gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Bravo starts off with a couple of wides and spells a boundary of the over. At the end of the over KXIP scored 55 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 8

Ravindra Jadeja, Left-arm orthodox gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. A very good controlled over from Jaddu as he spells only six runs off the over. At the end of the over KXIP scored 61 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 9

Piyush Chawla, right-arm leg break gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Chawla dismissed Mayank Agarwal off the first delivery. A much-needed break for CSK at this time. Mandeep Singh gets in to join hands with KL Rahul. At the end of the over KXIP scored 66 runs for 1 wicket loss.

IPL 2020 KXIP vs CSK Mayank Agarwal dismissed for 26 runs
Mayank Agarwal dismissed for 26 runs

Over 10

Jadeja gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. A good controlled over from the spinner as KXIP scored 71 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 11

Chawla gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. Mandeep strikes a couple of sixes off the over which pulls KXIP to score 88 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 12

Jadeja gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. Finally, Jadeja makes the required break by dismissing Mandeep for 27 runs. Still KXIP skipper KL Rahul, the dangerous batsman is alive in the field. At the end of the over KXIP scored 94 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Chawla took a low catch to dismiss Agarwal dismissed for 26 runs
Chawla took a low catch to dismiss Agarwal dismissed for 26 runs

Over 13

Dwayne Bravo gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. With a boundary of the second delivery, KXIP scored 101 runs for 2 wicket loss. CSK is in pressure to dismiss the KL Rahul who has th ability to change the game flow.

Over 14

Jadeja gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. With a boundary followed by a six from Pooran KXIP scored 114 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 15

SN Thakur gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. KL Rahul starts to hit massive shots as he strikes a six followed by a couple of boundaries. At the end of the over KXIP scored 130 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 16 

Sam Curran gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. With a six of the third delivery, KXIP scored 141 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 17

Dwayne Bravo gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. With a massive six of the fourth delivery, KXIP scored 152 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 18

Shardul Thakur gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. A back to back wicket of the first two deliveries which makes a relief for CSK bowlers. As they dismissed the two long-settled batsmen. Thakur dismissed Pooran followed by KXIP skipper KL Rahul.

At the end of the over KXIP scored 155 runs for 4 wicket loss.

SN Thakuk dismissed KL Rahul and Pooran
SN Thakur dismissed KL Rahul and Pooran

Over 19

Dwayne Bravo gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. Still, KXIP has the Maxwell, who is capable of hitting some massive shots. With the boundary of the fifth delivery, KXIP scored 166 runs for 4 wicket loss.

Over 20

SN Thakur gets in to bowl the last over of the innings. Sarfaraz Khan starts with a back to back boundaries KXIP scored 178 runs for 4 wicket loss.

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) Batting

Over 1

Cottrell gets in to bowl the first over of the innings. Shane Watson and du Plessis gets in to lead CSK. Watson needs to show off his form in this match to make CSK in a better path of the IPL tournament. With a couple of boundaries from over CSK scored 9 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 2

Mohammed Shami, right-arm fast-medium gets in to bowl his first over. Shami with five wides makes CSK to score 16 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 3

Cottrell gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. With a boundary of the fifth delivery, CSK scored 25 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 4

Harpreet Brar, Left-arm orthodox gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. With a boundary of the third delivery, CSK scored 32 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 5

Mohammed Shami gets in to bowl his second over of the innings after spelling 5 wides of the previous over. Faf and Watson seem to be in a decision to make CSK in a victory path. With 9 runs from the over CSK scored 41 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 6

Jordan gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Faf shows his aggression by hitting four boundaries of the over which makes CSK to score 60 runs for no wicket loss. At the end of the powerplay, CSK scored their maximum runs in the IPL 2020 season.

Over 7

Ravi Bishnoi, right-arm leg break gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Faf with a boundary of the fifth delivery makes CSK score to 66 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 8

Harpreet Brar gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Watto seems unstoppable after hitting a couple of boundaries CSK scored 81 runs for no wicket loss. CSK’s much-needed opening partnership is building which would pave the way for their victory.

Over 9

Ravi Bishnoi gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. Watto shows starts off in Dubai as he hits a boundary and six of the over. At the end of the over CSK scored 95 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 10

Mohammed Shami gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. A very good come back from Shami after two massive score overs. With 6 runs off the over CSK scored 101 runs for no wicket loss. After four matches in IPL 2020, CSK openers found their mojo.

Over 11

Chris Jordan gets in to bowl his second over of the innings after spelling 19 runs off the previous over. Watson With a couple of boundaries made his maiden IPL 2020 fifty. On the other hand, Faf with a single made his fifty. CSK’s openers made their individual half-century at the same over. At the end of the over CSK scored 112 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 12

Ravi Bishnoi gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. KXIP is in pressure to break the partnership, while CSK openers are in their peak form to make massive runs. At the end of the over CSK scored 119 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 13

Harpreet Brar gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. A very good controlled over from Brar in the middle as he spells only 4 runs off the over. Watto and Faf are turning out to be the lone wolves for CSK tonight. With a massive six of the fourth delivery, CSK scored 135 runs for no wicket loss. Watto and Faf put pressure over the KXIP bowlers.

Over 14

Harpreet Brar gets in to bowl his final over of the innings. A massive over from KXIP bowlers as Brar gave 15 runs off the over. With a boundary and six from Faf and Watson CSK scored 150 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 15

Ravi Bishnoi gets in to bowl his final over of the innings. With a boundary of the last delivery by Watson CSK scored 156 runs for no wicket loss. CSK made the 150+ opening partnership for the second time in IPL history after the 2011 IPL. At the end of the over CSK scored 156 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 16

Jordan gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. With a boundary of the fourth delivery, Faf and Watson surpassed the 2011 IPL CSK opening partnership. In 2011, Murali Vijay and Mike Hussey made 159 runs opening partnerships which remains the highest for CSK to date. With another boundary of the following ball, CSK scored 168 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 17

Shami gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. With a massive six of the third delivery followed by another lovely boundary, CSK scored 181 runs for no wicket loss. Faf finishes off in style as Chennai Super Kings won by 10 wickets.

IPL 2020 KXIP vs CSK | CSK win
IPL 2020 KXIP vs CSK | CSK win

Also read: IPL 2020 Points Table – Indian Premier League Team Standings

Highest opening partnerships in 10-wicket wins (IPL):
184 G Gambhir – C Lynn KKR v GL Rajkot 2017
181 S Watson – F du Plessis v KXIP Dubai 2020
163 S Tendulkar – Dwayne Smith MI v RR Jaipur 2012
155 A Gilchrist – VVS Laxman Deccan v MI Mumbai DYP 2008

Post Match 

Captains View

KL Rahul | losing captain

It’s hard being on the losing side for so many games on the trot. We need to come back harder and better. There’s no rocket science where we are going wrong, it’s the execution.

When we started batting, the wicket did stop a bit and when the spinners came in there was some grip and turn. If we don’t get wickets of the class of Watson and du Plessis, we are in trouble.

It’s a bit hard to attack as a captain when they are going at 10 runs an over in the powerplay. They are all professional players, so we can expect them to come back better.

We need to keep training harder, practicing, and try to win the key moments in the game. Hopefully, we’ll be able to bounce back.

MS Dhoni | Winning Captain

Did the small things right. Believed in the process. Were looking for the kind of start today. That’s where experience counts. It’s not about being more aggressive. Watson was looking good in the nets. But what you want is to replicate that.

It was just a matter of time that he gets going. Faf is like a sheet anchor for us. He can always confuse the bowlers with shots like the lap shot. They compliment each other well. Fleming doesn’t get the kind of recognition he should.

The good thing between us is that we decide each and everything between us. It’s not like we don’t have debates over selections. But it stays between us. Felt the bowlers did a very good job. Felt we bowled according to what our plan was.

Momentum with the right kind of shots – I felt Watto and Faf backed themselves to play the shots they’re known for. It was very good to watch them out there.

Shane Watson | CSK | Man of the Match

Nice to bat like that tonight. Felt something slightly off earlier in the tournament, technical thing. Bit more intent on the front leg, getting my weight through the ball.

We complement each other well. He’s a great guy, love batting with him. With so much experience and success the franchise’s had, they believe in the players. Never any panic stations with CSK. Just had to do a few things better.

 

 

 

 

 

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