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IPL 2020, CSK vs KXIP Highlights: Chennai end Punjab’s season with nine-wicket win

IPL 2020, CSK vs KXIP Highlights: Ruturaj Gaikwad's third consecutive fifty helped Chennai beat Punjab by nine wickets, ending their opposition's hopes of qualifying for the playoffs.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 1, 2020 7:26:52 pm
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IPL 2020, CSK vs KXIP Highlights: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by nine wickets, ending their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

After electing to bowl first, CSK floundered in the powerplay as KXIP openers KL Rahul (29) and Mayank Agarwal (26) led them to a healthy 55/1 after six overs. But Dhoni’s side soon turned the tables as they assumed control of the match with quick wickets thanks to Lungi Ngidi (3/39). Still, Deepak Hooda’s unbeaten 62-run knock late in the innings guided a lacklustre Punjab to 153/6 at the end of 20 overs.

In their chase, Chennai started off brilliantly with the help of Faf du Plessis’ 48 which put them on 57/0 at the end of the powerplay. After the South African departed, his opening partner Ruturaj Gaikwad (62*) carried on with the momentum and chased down the target with the help of Ambati Rayudu (30*) with seven balls to spare.

IPL 2020

Match 53, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, 01 Nov, 2020

CSK 154 / 1 (18.5)


KXIP 153 / 6 (20.0)

Ruturaj Gaikwad62 49
Ambati Rayudu30 30
Jimmy Neesham3.0 26 0
Mohammed Shami4.0 29 0

Chennai Super Kings win by 9 wickets

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IPL 2020, CSK vs KXIP Highlights:

19:15 (IST)01 Nov 2020
Tough break for KL Rahul!
19:08 (IST)01 Nov 2020

Another IPL match, another Ruturaj Gaikwad masterclass. The 23-year-old (62*) almost singlehandedly guides his team to a comprehensive nine-wicket victory after chasing down the target of 154 with seven balls to spare. KXIP's hopes are all over now. 

18:57 (IST)01 Nov 2020
Gaikwad hits fifty, partnership grows with Rayudu

Gaikwad (54*) hit three consecutive fifties in this IPL with two cracking fours in the last over, and with a boundary from the veteran Rayudu (26*), their partnership crosses the 50-run mark too. They need 16 runs off 18 balls now. CSK: 138/1 (17 overs)

18:47 (IST)01 Nov 2020
Chennai need 36 off 30 balls

After Neesham conceded 10 runs off his third over, Murugan Ashwin offers some hope to Punjab. He keeps the batsmen on their backfoot with a variance in the deliveries. KXIP's hopes to make it to the playoffs are diminishing though. CSK: 118/1 (15 overs)

18:32 (IST)01 Nov 2020
CSK maintain the momentum

Despite the setback, Gaikwad and Rayudu keep at it by playing carefully and selecting their shots. Both the batsmen keep on rotating the strike before Gaikwad smacked Bishnoi's googly to the backward point. 10 runs off the over. CSK: 99/1 (12 overs)

18:22 (IST)01 Nov 2020

Chennai's opening rampage comes to an end finally! Jordan comes back into the attack and he removes du Plessis with a caught behind. Rahul completes the catch and makes a gesture with his hands up. Faf walks back for 48. CSK: 82/1 (9.5 overs)

18:15 (IST)01 Nov 2020
Gaikwad given out, third umpire recalls decision

Drama in Abu Dhabi! Ambati Rayudu gets ready to come on the pitch after Gaikwad was signalled as out, but the third umpire checks Mandeep's catch again. They decide it's not a clean catch which leaves Rahul bemused. No wicket, Gaikwad stays and the partnership continues to build with a four off the last ball of the over. Seven runs off Bishnoi's second over. CSK: 69/0 (8 overs)

17:58 (IST)01 Nov 2020

KL Rahul introduces spin inside the powerplay hoping to stop the flow of runs after Shami was smacked for a couple of boundaries. But du Plessis (31*) remains ruthless as he punishes Bishnoi with a four and a six. 13 runs off the over. CSK: 57/0 (6 overs)

17:49 (IST)01 Nov 2020
CSK bring out the sixes early on

Gaikwad got his groove on after smacking Jordan for a maximum in the previous over to get him into the game from 3 from 11. Now, Faf (14*) joins the party with a six to fine leg against Neesham... and the runrate starts to pick itself up. CSK: 32/0 (4 overs)

17:34 (IST)01 Nov 2020
Gaikwad, du Plessis begin chase for Chennai

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis are at the crease. James Neesham, who is arguably KXIP's fifth option, will open the attack. He maintains his line and length properly throughout the over, but Faf smacks him for a four on the last ball. CSK: 6/0 (1 over)

17:14 (IST)01 Nov 2020
Chennai need 154 runs to win!

Deepak Hooda's (62*) blitzfire fifty, with three fours and four sixes, injected some much-needed energy in Punjab's innings after the top-order collapsed after the end of the powerplay. Chennai were really good with the ball, but their inability to dismiss Hooda late in the innings led Punjab to 153/6 at the end of 20 overs. Lungi Ngidi starred with the ball as he registered figures of 3/39.

17:03 (IST)01 Nov 2020
Hooda goes berserk, hits two sixes

Hooda comes out all guns blazing despite his side suffering a setback. He takes on Ngidi and slices a maximum over deep point. On the fourth ball of the over, thumped over the covers with brute force. Hooda's on 43 from 23 balls. KXIP: 129/6 (18 overs)

16:57 (IST)01 Nov 2020

The wickets keep on coming! Ngidi bags his third wicket of the afternoon as he dismisses Neesham (2) off a catch by Ruturaj Gaikwad! The ball was lofted high but Gaikwad's pool-like dive made him walk back to the pavilion. KXIP: 113/6 (17.1 overs)

16:50 (IST)01 Nov 2020

Just when things were looking a bit better after Hooda's six to Tahir... it all comes crashing down. Jadeja does the trick for CSK now, as he makes Mandeep miss a flatter ball with his pull shot. Bowled. On comes James Neesham. KXIP: 108/5 (16.2 overs)

16:44 (IST)01 Nov 2020
Hooda, Mandeep shouldering responsibility

After Deepak Hooda (14*) and Mandeep Singh (12*) brought back the boundaries in the last over, they continue to build their partnership carefully against Jadeja. If KXIP are to qualify for the playoffs, the pair's partnership would matter a lot. RCB and KKR's chances have been dented already by CSK... so can KXIP escape the same fate? Seven runs from the over. KXIP: 95/4 (15 overs)

16:30 (IST)01 Nov 2020

Punjab are crumbling down like a house of cards! In the battle of the veterans, Tahir triumphs over Gayle as he traps him between the wickets. Gayle took a DRS, but UltraEdge says that he completely missed his sweep. Gayle walks for 12. KXIP: 73/4 (12 overs)

16:24 (IST)01 Nov 2020

And another! Dhoni's bowling choices are proving to be the bane of Punjab now as Shardul Thakur dismisses Pooran on just 2. Pooran got an inside edge to a short ball which was safely caught by Dhoni. Chennai in the driving seat. KXIP: 68/3 (10.4 overs)

16:15 (IST)01 Nov 2020

The South African strikes again! Ngidi comes in for his second over and dismisses the opposition captain with an absolute jaffa. Rahul walks back for 29 after being done by the slower cutter. On comes Nicholas Pooran. KXIP: 62/2 (8.3 overs)

16:10 (IST)01 Nov 2020
Rahul, Gayle check their approach

After Shardul's economical over, Dhoni decides to send the veteran Tahir into the attack. Both Rahul (29*) and Gayle (6*) measure their shots carefully to deal with the spin, but the keep the scoreboard ticking. Five runs off the over. KXIP: 61/1 (8 overs)

15:57 (IST)01 Nov 2020

And there's the breakthrough Chennai was looking for! After Mayank (26) creamed the first ball for a four, Ngidi strikes on the second ball of his innings. The batsman misjudges the delivery and his middle-stump is sent for a walk. KXIP: 48/1 (5.2 overs)


Chennai Super Kings Squad: Shane Watson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Kedar Jadhav, Imran Tahir, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Monu Kumar, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, KM Asif Kings XI Punjab Squad: KL Rahul(w/c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sheldon Cottrell, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar