• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    7.6 after all the bad balls they have punished, Kings XI end up losing a wicket to a full toss. Wicket or boundary, it's almost as if CSK can't manage a delivery that doesn't make you flinch. Rahul punches it uppishly as he throws his weight behind the shot and finds DJ Bravo who leaps at cover to hold on to a sharp catch 96/1
    11.3 a rather underwhelming end to a superb innings. He was kept quiet for the last couple of overs or so, and now he's offered a simple catch to short fine leg. Watson tucks him up for room and bangs it in, Gayle gets an edge as he tries to pull it away 127/2
    14.1 Agarwal miscues one to long-on. Tahir floats up a length ball and Agarwal's bat turned in his hands as he tried to loft it. Doesn't get the distance desired as a result, and Jadeja completes a simple catch 149/3
    15.3 is that an edge? Oh, yeah! Tucked up for room and some extra bounce too that does him in. Yuvraj is trying to slap this over but gets a feather to the keeper. Gone for 20 but he Kings XI will be pleased he didn't scratch around 157/5
    14.2 Tahir strikes again, and it's another golden duck for Finch! Or is it? Finch reviews. But this was a poor shot from Finch. Pays the price for playing against the turn. A length ball and Finch clumsily steps forward and looks to close the face. The ball spins past it to hit the pad. A waste of a review, really, as the screen shows three reds 149/4
    19.4 goes for a big heave over the leg side and he's picked out Jadeja at deep midwicket who takes it reverse-cupped. Slower ball from Bravo does the trick as he messes up the timing by rolling his fingers over this delivery 195/7
    18.5 no room on the pull as Ashwin shifts right back and gets a top-edge that Dhoni runs to his left to catch 190/6
    not out
    3
    4
    0
    0
    75.00
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    1 (w 1)
    TOTAL
    197/7 (20 Overs, RR: 9.85)
    Fall of wickets: 1-96 (KL Rahul, 7.6 ov), 2-127 (CH Gayle, 11.3 ov), 3-149 (MA Agarwal, 14.1 ov), 4-149 (AJ Finch, 14.2 ov), 5-157 (Yuvraj Singh, 15.3 ov), 6-190 (R Ashwin, 18.5 ov), 7-195 (KK Nair, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DL Chahar3037012.3385210
    Harbhajan Singh4041110.2585200
    SN Thakur3033211.0043100
    Imran Tahir403428.50113200
    SR Watson201517.5030100
    DJ Bravo403719.2543100
  • BATSMEN
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    1.6 there's the early wicket that Kings XI were looking for as Watson's caught at short fine leg. A back-of-the-hand slower ball from Mohit and Watson tries to whip it through the leg side. Gets the timing all wrong and skews it in the air off the leading edge 17/1
    4.1 Sran with another catch and he's too chuffed again as he hurls the ball in the air. Vijay steps down the track, completely foxed by the slower one from Tye, and chips it in the air. Sran snaffles it at extra cover 39/2
    13.4 Ashwin with a direct hit. And look at him take off. And look at the Kings XI dugout. A lightning quick piece of fielding from Ashwin. Rayudu drills it to extra cover and Ashwin just swoops down in a flash and nails a direct hit at the striker's end after Dhoni sends Rayudu back 113/4
    6.4 will Ashwin review that? Appeals for the leg before but the signal is four off the bat. Yes, he goes for it. Another legbreak from Ashwin. Floats it up just enough to entice Billings to get down and sweep. There is absolutely no bat involved, which seemed pretty obvious to start off. UltraEdge confirms it, and three reds on Hawkeye as ball crashes into off-stump. Good review. Ashwin was super-confident of that and you could see why. That seemed pretty plumb from the outset 56/3
    not out
    79
    44
    6
    5
    179.54
    18.2 and there ends Jadeja's underwhelming stay. Full and angled across, and that drift does him in as he skews it in the air off the outside of the bat with Ashwin is waiting under it at extra cover 163/5
    not out
    1
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    13 (lb 2, w 11)
    TOTAL
    193/5 (20 Overs, RR: 9.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (SR Watson, 1.6 ov), 2-39 (M Vijay, 4.1 ov), 3-56 (SW Billings, 6.4 ov), 4-113 (AT Rayudu, 13.4 ov), 5-163 (RA Jadeja, 18.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    BB Sran403709.25101240
    MM Sharma4047111.7585310
    AJ Tye4047211.7555210
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman301806.0051000
    R Ashwin403218.0062120
    Yuvraj Singh1010010.0001010

Match Details

Toss

Chennai Super Kings , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

15 April 2018 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kings XI Punjab 2, Chennai Super Kings 0

Match Notes

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17SR WatsonM Vijay
2nd22AT RayuduM Vijay
3rd17AT RayuduSW Billings
4th57MS DhoniAT Rayudu
5th50MS DhoniRA Jadeja
6th30MS DhoniDJ Bravo