IPL 2018 KXIP vs CSK: How close was that? MS Dhoni hit the six off the final ball but CSK fell short by 4 runs in the end. Had he hit that six off the penultimate ball, things could have been so different. He battled pain and played a vintage innings for Chennai in the case of 198. But Chennai suffered their first loss of the season while Kings XI got their second win in three games. Chris Gayle set it up with a 33-ball 63 and then Mujeeb kept things tight in the middle over. Brilliant game of cricket and Mohli would have loved Dhoni’s innings. He batted with pain but a win would have eased. Just not the day. (IPL Scorecard KXIP vs CSK)
IPL 2018 KXIP vs CSK Highlights: Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings in Mohali
Win for KXIP
MS Dhoni was in pain while batting. A win here would have eased some of it but that was not to be. Now, Kings XI will be happy to return to winning ways. Ashwin says there was a lot of dew. Anyway, Chris Gayle is the man of the match. "I am feeling like a 25-year-old and universe boss is back" - Gayle ends the presentation ceremony with that. We will leave you with that too!
MS Dhoni after the match
'I think they bowled pretty well. Mujeeb was a great difference. In the second half I thought there would be dew but there wasn't much of it. Chris' innings and Mujeeb's bowling did it for them. It was a close one, which is important because it shows you're competing. What are the boundaries we can omit? What are the easy deliveries that we can avoid? These are the things we need to work on. All the games have been close, which means the individuals in the team get to learn a lot, but yes, overall we need to improve. We have confidence in Jadeja. This is the time we can give him the opportunity to express himself. Raina at the top of the order, one left-hander, and if we can have Jadeja as a floater... so if we can just give him the opportunity, which we haven't so far, and I hope he can come good. The back is pretty bad, but god has given me lot of power and I don't need to use my back a lot' - MS Dhoni
Kings XI win by 4 runs
Mohit Sharma defends 17 runs off the final over! CSK needed 11 off 2 balls and Dhoni could not hit a boundary off the penultimate ball. He hits the final ball for a six but that is not enough! He remains unbeaten on 79
Four from Dhoni
Wide outside off from Mohit and Dhoni puts his bat on it. Between backward point and third man. Dhoni is keeping his team in this. 11 off 3 now
Mohit Sharma with a dot ball wide outside off. Dhoni cannot reach it. 16 needed off 4 balls. He then bowls a wide. 15 needed off 4 now
SIX and CSK need 17 off 6
MS Dhoni is hitting sixes at will! Now over fine-leg. That is the end of the 19th over. CSK need 17 off the last over which will be bowled by Mohit Sharma
SIX and FOUR!
MS Dhoni with a big six and then a four over third man! He is doing it for CSK! Brilliant shots
WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja c Ashwin b Tye
Gone! Jadeja tries to hit the big shot off the second ball but manages to sky it inside the circle. Ashwin gets under it and takes a simple catch. KXIP in control now
CSK need 36 off 12
Andrew Tye will bowl the penultimate over of the CSK innings. Dhoni is on strike with his team needing 36 runs off 12 balls. Can he finish this?
FIFTY, MS Dhoni!
A single to bring up his half-century. MS Dhoni has two sixes and four fours in that innings. Jadeja hits the final ball off the 18th over for a six. CSK need 36 off 12 balls
SIX, MS Dhoni!
There it is! MS Dhoni launches one back into the stands! Mohali crowd is chanting "Dhoni, Dhoni". Right in the blockhole for Dhoni and he use all his power to send it as far as possible
Will MS Dhoni take CSK home?
This is getting too tight in Mohali! Dhoni and Jadeja are failing to find boundaries and the asking rate is creeping up. Mohit Sharma will bowl the 18th over with CSK needing 55 off 18
This is not looking good for Chennai! 16 overs bowled and they need 67 more runs off just 24 balls. Sran gave just 7 runs in his over. Umpire calls for strategic time out
CSK need 76 off 30
Chennai are way off the required run rate. MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja are the two batsmen out there and they need 76 runs off 30 balls. Sran to bowl
WICKET! R Ashwin runs out Rayudu
Has Ashwin sealed the match here for Kings XI?! A stunning pick up and throw from covers to run out Rayudu for 49. Rayudu pushes it towards covers and takes off. Dhoni is not interested. Rayudu turns back but is way short of his crease as Ashwin sends in a bullet throw. He is jubilant
SIX, Ambati Rayudu
Big shot from Rayudu and much needed. He sets up himself for that shot early and then muscles it for a big six. The required rate comes down a bit
MS Dhoni in some discomfort
Between overs, MS Dhoni got the physio out and asked for a little treatment on his back! He looks in a little trouble. End of the 13th over and CSK are 107 for 3
100 up for CSK
MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu take CSK past 100 at the end of the 12th over. Mujeeb has kept the CSK batsmen quiet. CSK need 97 more runs off 48 balls.
CSK Live Score 94 for 3
Kings XI have bowled 11 overs in this innings and Chennai Super Kings are 94 for the loss of three wickets. They need 104 runs off 54 balls.
MS Dhoni, four!
MS Dhoni places the ball in the gap to end the ninth over with a four! Chennai Super Kings are 76 for the loss of three wickets. Ashwin is unhappy with himself. Strategic timeout!
Chennai Super Kings: 68/3
End of eight overs in Mohali and Chennai are 68 for the loss of three wickets. They need 130 more runs from 12 overs. Ashwin comes on to bowl again
Sam Billings sweeps Ashwin who is appealing for a LBW. But umpire signals it's a four. Ashwin is not convinced and sends it for review. There is no bat involved. Three reds and Billings has to go. WICKET!
End of powerplay
Six over gone and Chennai are 53 for the loss of two wickets. R Ashwin is into the attack after the powerplay. Ambati Rayudu and Sam Billings are the two batsmen out there for Chennai
WICKET! Murali Vijay c Barinder Sran b Andrew Tye
Second wicket falls! Andrew Tye strikes off his first ball. Vijay is down the pitch to him and Tye sends in a slower delivery that foxes Vijay. Gone!
SIX! Vijay clears the ropes
Stunning strike! Murali Vijay gets short delivery and then sends it over mid-wicket for a huge six. 13 runs off the third over and Kings XI are 31 for 1 after three overs
WICKET! Shane Watson c Barinder Sran b Mohit Sharma
First wicket down! Mohit Sharma with a back-of-the-hand delivery and Watson wanted to flick it over the short fine-leg fielder. Mistimes and is caught at that position only.
Four, four! Watson
Two back-to-back fours for Shane Watson! He is not taking any risks and neither has Murali Vijay. Just trying to find those gaps and use the pace of the bowler
IPL Live Streaming
Nine runs off the first over for CSK! Decent start for them to this chase. They need to score 10 runs per over to win the game. Second over will be bowled by Mohit Sharma
CSK begin chase
Murali Vijay and Shane Watson are the two batsmen out in the middle for Chennai Super Kings. They are chasing 198 runs to win the game. Barinder Sran is the bowler for Kings XI
Will CSK chase this down?
A total of 197 in a T20 game is never a small one but Kings XI Punjab will think they could have got more after that start they got. CSK came back brilliant in the game in the second half. Chris Gayle and KL Rahul absolutely hammered them and shared 96 run stand. Mayank Agarwal then continued the momentum after Rahul was dismissed. When both Agarwal and Gayle fell, CSK managed to comeback
IPL Live: Kings XI post 197/7
Just five runs off the final over from Bravo! Chennai Super Kings keep Kings XI Punjab below 200. Kings XI Punjab manage to post 197 for 7 wickets. They were 115 for 1 after 10 overs.
WICKET! Karun Nair c Ravindra Jadeja b Dwayne Bravo
Karun Nair falls! Bravo has a wicket in the final over. Short ball and Nair pulls. Doesn't connect properly and it goes high rather than getting it flat. Jadeja completes the catch at deep square leg
Final over: Kings XI 193/6
Kings XI are 193 for the loss of six wickets. Final over coming up for them. Dwayne Bravo will be bowling the final over of the innings. Karun Nair will be on strike
WICKET! R Ashwin c MS Dhoni b Bravo
SIX and GONE! Ashwin had cleared the ropes on the previous ball but then gets a top edge on the short ball. It goes high up in the air and is caught by Dhoni. Nair on strike for the final ball of 19th over
Kings XI 180 for 5
Two overs remaining in the innings and Kings XI have already reached 180. They have 5 wickets in hand and will be looking for another 30 runs. Thakur to bowl the penultimate over of the game
Six, four! Karun
Karun Nair begins the 18th over with a six and a four! Pressure on Bravo now. Karun can be a very dangerous player and especially in death overs.
KXIP vs CSK Scorecard Live: 160/5 after 16
Kings XI were brilliant in the first half of the innings but now they have lost too many wickets. Chennai are right back in this. After 16 overs, Kings XI are 160 for 5
WICKET! Yuvraj Singh c MS Dhoni b Shardul Thakur
Another one gone! Chennai are coming back into this with these quick wickets. Good bowling from Thakur to pitch it short and give Yuvraj no room. He tries to guide it over third man but faint edge to Dhoni.
WICKET! Aaron Finch LBW b Imran Tahir
Aaron Finch gone first ball duck! Two games, two golden ducks for Finch. He plays across the line to Tahir and it is dead straight. He still reviews. All three reds there. No doubt
WICKET! Mayank Agarwal c Ravindra Jadeja b Imran Tahir
WICKET! Mayank Agarwal has thrown away a good start. He is caught in the deep off Tahir. Jadeja with a good catch. CSK making a big comeback here