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

  • SM Curran0 (1b)
  • Mandeep Singh1 (1b)
  • SC Kuggeleijn4-0-37-2
  • DL 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

END OF OVER:
19 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 135/4 (26 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.10, RRR: 26.00)

  • SN Khan65 (55b)
  • DL Chahar4-0-40-1
  • SC Kuggeleijn3-0-34-1
18.6
W
Chahar to Miller, OUT, the leg stump takes a walk! Was fuller and in the slot, Miller looks to send it out of Chennai but misses completely, and the leg stick is out of its groove

DA Miller b Chahar 6 (13m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

18.5
1
Chahar to Khan, 1 run, another slower one, short of length around off, pulls it behind square, fine leg comes in to keep it to one
18.4
1
Chahar to Miller, 1 run, slower length ball outside off, Miller mistimes it towards long-off
18.3
1
Chahar to Khan, 1 run, a slower length ball, cannot get the timing right on the pull, a single to backward square leg

Dixith Panyala: "Shouldn't he be removed from the attack for those two no balls?" -- The umpires didn't deem it dangerous, KK informs me

Dhaval : "Why would you want to bowl anything else if you can nail Yorkers like those. "

18.2
1
Chahar to Miller, 1 run, once again in the blockhole, Miller can only dig it towards long-off for one
18.1
1
Chahar to Khan, 1 run, a brilliant yorker this time, Sarfaraz jams his bat at it and can only get a single

Dhoni is livid, having a word with his bowler. Another free-hit

18.1
3nb
Chahar to Khan, (no ball) 2 runs, another back-of-the-hand slower ball, another high full toss, Sarfaraz chips it over backward point, only a couple

Free-hit coming up

18.1
5nb
Chahar to Khan, (no ball) FOUR runs, slower one gone wrong, slipped out of the hand, a high full toss way outside off and Sarfaraz has steered it over backward point

Dhoni and du Plessis having a long discussion with Deepak Chahar who is set to bowl the penultimate over. Sarfaraz on strike, 39 needed off 12

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 122/3 (39 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.77, RRR: 19.50)

  • DA Miller4 (2b)
  • SN Khan56 (50b)
  • SC Kuggeleijn3-0-34-1
  • Imran Tahir4-0-20-0
17.6
0
Kuggeleijn to Miller, no run, fuller again, angling across this time, looks to swipe across but misses
17.5
4
Kuggeleijn to Miller, FOUR runs, fuller around off, and he has just smashed it down the ground, long-off had no chance

Third man back, fine leg up

Najam: "they have taken the game too deep , another case of wasted resources with miller & co waiting in the ranks"

17.4
1
Kuggeleijn to Khan, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, moves across and swipes it towards fine leg, fielder there, so only a single

Miller now, but can he kill the chase here? At the other end for now

Ganesh: "Someone please tell them they are chasing 160 & having only 20overs"

17.3
W
Kuggeleijn to Rahul, OUT, another slower one from Kuggeleijn, length outside off, Rahul goes for the pull but no timing at all on this, Jadeja comes in from deep midwicket to accept a simple catch

KL Rahul c Jadeja b Kuggeleijn 55 (80m 47b 3x4 1x6) SR: 117.02

Gawesh Sathyagi: "Harbhajan doesn't brag about his stats on press conferences but plays competitive cricket nearly after 10 months yet the best off spinner in India, hands down #SinghIsKing"

17.2
1
Kuggeleijn to Khan, 1 run, slower length ball outside off, goes for the pull but ends up hitting it towards long-off, 114 kph that one
17.1
1
Kuggeleijn to Rahul, 1 run, short of length around off and middle, goes for the pull but doesn't get the timing right, a single to midwicket

46 needed off 18. No boundary since the 12th over, says Bharath Seervi

END OF OVER:
17 | 5 Runs | KXIP: 115/2 (46 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.76, RRR: 15.33)

  • KL Rahul54 (45b)
  • SN Khan54 (48b)
  • Imran Tahir4-0-20-0
  • Harbhajan Singh4-1-17-2
16.6
1
Imran Tahir to Rahul, 1 run, a full toss but Rahul can only hit it towards long-on, once again only a single, just five from the over
16.5
1
Imran Tahir to Khan, 1 run, slider on middle and leg, tucked away towards midwicket for one
16.4
0
Imran Tahir to Khan, no run, looks to tonk it over deep midwicket, was tossed up around off, gets beaten as it spins away
16.3
1
Imran Tahir to Rahul, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, almost a yorker, digs it out towards long-on

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

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