Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GJ Maxwell
90(38) 6x4 - 8x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • reverse_sweep
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
12 4 0 1 2 0 8 0
F du Plessis
52(25) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
0 4 2 0 13 6 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O4.0
M0
R37
W2
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Sharma
O4.0
M0
R38
W2
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 19 Runs | CSK: 181/6

  • M Manhas2 (2b)
  • R Ashwin11 (4b)
  • R Dhawan1.5-0-17-1
  • MG Johnson4-0-37-2

Kings XI are 2-0 against Super Kings now and some of our commenters are already predicting another showdown in the final. I for one won't rule that out. They look the two strongest batting line-ups and showcased that today. Amid today's manic game, Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc were fined for their distasteful confrontation. Our Assistant Editor Nagraj Gollapudi weighs in on the incident and the message IPL sends. That's all for now, this is Alagappan Muthu, signing off

Glenn Maxwell is the Man of the Match "Pitch was lovely, coming on quite well. The spinners held up a little and we got away quickly. We [him and Miller] love batting together, we talking about it a lot and it was fun to have a big partnership together and hit a few out of the park. Practice it and keep trying to expand my game and try and hit the ball to different parts of the ground. Keep trying to do what I'm doing and we're winning as well. We didn't have an idea in mind, thought the pitch would get better in the second innings but once we went there we saw how good it was and we just kept going. Kings XI fans have been great and hopefully the fans come out again for us"

Just fyi, Kings XI go top of the table on the basis of a spectacular net run-rate. "Dont relaly know what to say about it. It was something brilliant,"George Bailey says. "It was almost the future what we saw there. Maxi and Davey, the shots they played and even the other young players and their shots. They gave themselves a little time and that was crucial. I had a bit of luck tonight as well. Nice to see a good sized ground, I think we could have defended a little better and it was about being smart and our bowlers are clever. Chennai are the benchmark and for us to beat them a couple of times it gives us confidence"

"Maxwell batted exceptionally well and he was supported by the other batsmen as well. Where we lost the game was when our spinners came on and they got plenty out of them. The first 10 overs they were only 70 but the next 10, Maxwell got them to 40 over par," says MS Dhoni, "You [Maxwell's reverse slogs] can try, but you need some serious talent to do it one after the other. He is someone who is very different, like Sehwag or Tendulkar and he is batting at his best. Very good wicket, bit of bounce for the quicks but in the second innings it became two-paced. it's very important in a tournament like this, looking to score 230 and getting out for 130, then in the coming games we wouldn't be able to make it up. If we had got off to a great start, we could have gone for it. But we lost Smith and Jadeja was our final throw of the die but when he fell, we decided to just play it out"

K SHANKAR: "George Bailey must be the MAN of Match .. It was his innings that put the final score of Punjab out of the reach of CSK .... Maxwell's hitting is a common occurrence.. and Punjab have lost even when he scored " Not likely, but I can understand the sentiment

11.25 pm Super Kings tried to pace this chase. But they lost Dwayne Smith in the first over. As is their wont, they tried to get it into the last few overs but Kings XI Punjab's spinners adapted to their task well. Faf du Plessis managed a few late hits to get to a half-century but Maxwell, Miller and Bailey had put the game beyond one of the better batting line-ups this season

19.6
6
Dhawan to Manhas, SIX runs, short ball, hurries him as he goes for a pull. Sails over the fine leg boundary to end a thorough thumping. And that's saying something considering CSK made 187

Maxi and Miller are playing with the crowd at the boundary. Asking them to make some more noise

19.6
1w
Dhawan to Manhas, 1 wide, he has to bowl that again. Slower ball slanted well down the off side
19.5
1
Dhawan to Ashwin, 1 run, keeps it full on middle, tucked to deep midwicket
19.4
4
Dhawan to Ashwin, FOUR runs, another outside edge and another four to third man. Backed away but the bowler tried to put it out of his reach outside off, but Ashwin is able to get just enough bat
19.3
4
Dhawan to Ashwin, FOUR runs, gets a lucky outside edge that dribbles away. this was the legcutter and the deflection beats the dive of the keeper

akshs: "really a lack of heart by CSK.. they have waited till the !&th over to explode.. too late.. after the required run rate was above 26 RPO.. they should have given it a try in the 11th over.. when the required rate was 14.7 and had 8 wickets in hand.. really heart broken.. :'("

19.2
2
Dhawan to Ashwin, 2 runs, fires it in full and on middle, they pick up a couple to deep midwicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GJ Maxwell
90(38) 6x4 - 8x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • reverse_sweep
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
12 4 0 1 2 0 8 0
F du Plessis
52(25) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
0 4 2 0 13 6 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O4.0
M0
R37
W2
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Sharma
O4.0
M0
R38
W2
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Big losses

60

Chennai's biggest loss in terms of runs in the IPL (v Mumbai in 2013)

a bridge too far

123

The most runs that CSK have scored in the last 10 overs to win a match while chasing – they needed 147 today.

Another record

12.65

The run-rate during the Maxwell-Miller partnership – the best for a 100+ run partnership against CSK for any wicket.

Did you know?

0

No. of Chennai batsmen in IPL's list of top 10 second-innings run-getters

Raina's everest

3000

Raina is now the first batsman to have reached 3000 runs in the IPL

Need more

7.9

CSK’s run rate during the Powerplay in this IPL – the best for any team, though it probably won’t be enough today.

Max-punch

162

Number of runs scored by KXIP in the last 10 overs – the most by any team in IPL history

One short

231

KXIP's total today is not their highest. The 232 they scored in the first season is.

Top of the charts

27

Sixes hit by Glenn Maxwell in this IPL– has overtaken Dwayne Smith (24)

The finisher

166

George Bailey's strike rate while batting in the last 5 overs of an innings in all T20 cricket

First-innings stats

4

Number of times KXIP have scored 150+ in the first 15 overs of an innings batting first in the IPL

Bang bang bang

3

Number of dot balls between the 10th and 15th over of the innings

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301