**Match 56: Chennai Super Kings Vs. Kings XI Punjab**

__Match Details: CSK vs KXIP__

**Toss:**Chennai Super Kings won the toss, Chose to bowl**Venue:**Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune**Umpires:**Nitin Menon, Yeshwant Barde, Marais Erasmus**Referee:**Javagal Srinath

A high voltage encounter between these two strong teams. It’s a must-win situation for Kings XI Punjab as Group stage comes to its close. Kings XI Punjab lost their previous match and Chennai Super Kings also lost their previous match. In their previous encounter. Kings XI Punjab won by 4 runs.

__Teams: CSK vs KXIP__

** Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI):** Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi

** Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI):** Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, David Miller, Karun Nair, Manoj Tiwary, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot

__1st innings: CSK Vs. KXIP__

**Powerplay (1-6 overs) – KXIP – 29/3**

Over 1 – Deepak Chahar opens bowling for Super Kings. 7 runs from the first over. KXIP – 7/0

Over 2 – L Ngidi gets the wicket of Chris Gayle (0). A big breakthrough. KXIP – 8/1

Over 3 – Deepak Chahar gets the scalp of Aaron Finch (4) in the over. KXIP – 15/2

Over 4 – A phenomenal over by L Ngidi as he gets the prized wicket of L Rahul (7). Only 1 run from the over and an important wicket. KXIP – 16/3

Over 5 – David Miller manages to get 7 runs from Deepak Chahar’s over. KXIP – 23/3

Over 6 – Powerplay comes into an end with 6 runs from L Ngidi’s over. KXIP – 29/3

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**Overs 7th-10th – KXIP – 71/3**

Over 7 – Deepak Chahar goes for 10 runs in his final over. KXIP – 39/3

Over 8 – Harbhajan Singh comes into the attack and is greeted by consecutive boundaries. KXIP – 52/3

Over 9 – Shardul Thakur concedes 9 runs from the over. KXIP – 61/3

Over 10 – Dwayne Bravo goes for 10 runs. KXIP – 71/3

**Overs 11th- 15th – KXIP – 102/5**

Over 11 – A good over by Shardul Thakur, as 5 runs from it. KXIP – 76/3

Over 12 – Ravindra Jadeja gets the wicket of Manoj Tiwary (35). 4 runs and a wicket from the over. KXIP – 80/4

Over 13 – Dwayne Bravo dismisses settled David Miller (24). 2 runs from the over and a wicket. KXIP – 82/5

Over 14 – Karun Nair scores 9 runs from the over. KXIP – 91/5

Over 15 – A huge six in the over by Karun Nair. KXIP – 102/5

**Overs 16th – 20th – KXIP – 153/10**

Over 16 – Axar Patel smacks Ravindra Jadeja for a good six. 11 runs from it. KXIP – 113/5

Over 17 – Shardul Thakur gets the wicket of Axar Patel (14). Karun Nair smashes 18 runs in the remaining deliveries of the over. An expensive over from Shardul Thakur. KXIP – 131/6

Over 18 – L Ngidi comes back into the attack and bowls a phenomenal over. Wickets of R Ashwin (0) and Andrew Tye (0) and 3 runs only. KXIP – 134/8

Over 19 – Karun Nair (54) smashes good boundaries of Dwayne Bravo before getting out in the same over. KXIP – 151/9

Over 20 – Shardul Thakur dismisses the final batsman A Rajpoot (2) to wrap up Kings XI Punjab’s innings. __Kings XI Punjab Final Score – 153/10__

An early collapse for Kings XI Punjab. Karun Nair came into the rescue and provided Kings XI a respectable total.

__2nd Innings: CSK Vs. KXIP__

**Powerplay (1-6 overs): CSK – 33/3**

Over 1 – A good first over by A Rajpoot. Only 3 runs from it. CSK – 3/0

Over 2 – Mohit Sharma dismisses the dangerous Ambati Rayudu (1). 5 runs and a wicket. CSK – 8/1

Over 3 – du Plessis smashes A Rajpoot for consecutive boundaries. CSK – 17/1

Over 4 – Suresh Raina goes after Andrew Tye and produces 10 runs from the over. CSK – 27/1

Over 5 – A brilliant over by A Rajpoot as gets consecutive wickets of du Plessis (14) and Sam Billings (0). A wicket maiden over. CSK – 27/3

Over 6 – 6 runs from Mohit Sharma’s over. CSK – 33/3

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**Overs 7th – 10th – CSK – 58/3**

Over 7 – Harbhajan Singh smashes a huge six in A Rajpoot’s over. CSK – 40/3

Over 8 – A good over for Punjab as 5 runs come from the over. CSK – 45/3

Over 9 – Andrew Tye concedes 7 runs from his over. CSK – 52/3

Over 10 – Axar Patel bowls a tight over. 6 runs from it. CSK – 58/3

**Overs 11th – 15th – CSK – 102/4**

Over 11 – R Ashwin gets the wicket of Harbhajan Singh (19). 6 runs and a wicket from the over. CSK – 64/4

Over 12 – Another good over by Andre Tye as 8 runs come from the over. CSK – 72/4

Over 13 – A brilliant over by R Ashwin as 3 runs come from it. CSK – 75/4

Over 14 – 6 runs from Axar Patel’s over. CSK – 81/4

Over 15 – Deepak Chahar attacks R Ashwin and hits some clean boundaries. An expensive over as 21 runs come from it. CSK – 102/4

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**Over 16th – 20th | CSK vs KXIP**

Over 16 – Axar Patel goes for 12 runs. CSK – 114/4

Over 17 – R Ashwin gets the wicket of Deepak Chahar (39). 6 runs from the over. CSK – 120/5

Over 18 – A good over for the Super Kings as 11 runs come from it. CSK – 131/5

Over 19 – Suresh Raina completes his half century with a blistering over. Andrew Tye goes for 22 runs. CSK – 153/5

Over 20 – MS Dhoni finishes off in his signature style. Chennai Super Kings cements their top position. Kings XI Punjab knocked out of the IPL. Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets. __Chennai Super Kings Final Score – 159/5__

__PLAYER OF THE MATCH: L Ngidi (4 wickets)__