result
18th Match (D/N), Chennai, Apr 6 2019, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 161)138/5
Super Kings won by 22 runs
player of the match
Harbhajan Singh
Chennai Super Kings
2:06
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• The 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

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Hemant Brar (@Cricquest)
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings160/3(20 overs)
Kings XI Punjab138/5(20 overs)
end of over 203 runs • 1 wicket
KXIP: 138/5CRR: 6.90 
Sam Curran0 (1)
Mandeep Singh1 (1)
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
Kuggeleijn to Curran, no run

length ball, angling across the batsman who fails to connect

19.5
1
Kuggeleijn to Mandeep, 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

Sarfaraz Khan c du Plessis b Kuggeleijn 67 (84m 59b 4x4 2x6) SR: 113.56
19.3
Kuggeleijn to Khan, no run

length outside off, goes for the reverse scoop but cannot connect

19.2
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 1913 runs • 1 wicket
KXIP: 135/4CRR: 7.10 • RRR: 26.00 • Need 26 from 6b
Sarfaraz Khan65 (55)
Deepak Chahar4-0-40-1
Scott 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

David Miller b Chahar 6 (13m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120
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 187 runs • 1 wicket
KXIP: 122/3CRR: 6.77 • RRR: 19.50 • Need 39 from 12b
David Miller4 (2)
Sarfaraz Khan56 (50)
Scott Kuggeleijn3-0-34-1
Imran Tahir4-0-20-0
17.6
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

Best performances - batsmen
Sarfaraz Khan
SN Khan
67 runs (59)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
cut shot
12 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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KL Rahul portrait
KL Rahul
55 runs (47)
3 fours
1 six
Control89%
Productive shot
flick
18 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
1518421222
Best performances - bowlers
R Ashwin portrait
R Ashwin
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
3
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Harbhajan Singh portrait
Harbhajan Singh
O
4
M
1
R
17
W
2
ECO
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh
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 days6 April 2019 - daynight match (20-over match)
Umpires
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
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Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
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Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
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Chinmay Sharma
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Kings XI Punjab 0