169dThe Report by Peter Della Penna

CSK claim victory despite Sarfaraz Khan, KL Rahul fifties

The spinners lulled the Kings XI Punjab pair into a false sense of security, as a gettable 71 off 49 balls turned into a far more challenging 43 off 14

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SN Khan
67(59) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
10 7 4 12 10 9 3 12
KL Rahul
KL Rahul
55(47) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 5 1 8 4 2 12 22

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
R Ashwin
O4
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Harbhajan Singh
O4
M1
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Chennai Super Kings , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50- 19.20

Match days

6 April 2019 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Chennai Super Kings 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Hemant Brar (@Cricquest)

END OF OVER:
20 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 138/5 (23 runs required, RR: 6.90)

  • Sam Curran0 (1b)
  • Mandeep Singh1 (1b)
  • Scott Kuggeleijn4-0-37-2
  • Deepak Chahar4-0-40-1

That's all from our side for this game. Switch over to Hyderabad where Mumbai are batting first against Sunrisers. See you there.

Harbhajan Singh is the Man of the Match.

Mark: "Not to put too fine a point on it, but that was possibly the worst managed chase in the IPL in a long time!"

7.38pm A comfortable win for Chennai Super Kings in the end despite fifties for KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan. The CSK spinners made the difference as expected, combining to take 61 for 4 off 12. Harbhajan Singh led the show with two in the second over of the innings. Rahul and Sarfaraz added 110 in 93 balls but couldn't kick on when it mattered. In the end, they were left with too may off two few and fell short by 22 despite five wickets in hand.

19.6
0
Kuggeleijn to Curran, no run, length ball, angling across the batsman who fails to connect
19.5
1
Kuggeleijn to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, length ball around off, punches it towards long-off

Mandeep Singh

19.4
W
Kuggeleijn to Khan, OUT, fuller on the stumps, Sarfaraz looks to go big, but gets only the height, du Plessis backpedals at long-on and takes it with fingers pointing upwards

SN Khan c du Plessis b Kuggeleijn 67 (84m 59b 4x4 2x6) SR: 113.55

19.3
0
Kuggeleijn to Khan, no run, length outside off, goes for the reverse scoop but cannot connect
19.2
0
Kuggeleijn to Khan, no run, short of length outside off, a slower one, Sarfaraz jumps in the air but cannot connect at all
19.1
2
Kuggeleijn to Khan, 2 runs, short of length outside off, pulls it towards deep midwicket for a couple

26 needed off 6. Kuggeleijn to bowl the last over

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7CH GayleKL Rahul
2nd0MA AgarwalKL Rahul
3rd110KL RahulSN Khan
4th18DA MillerSN Khan
5th2Mandeep SinghSN Khan
6th1Mandeep SinghSM Curran