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IPL 2020, KXIP vs CSK: Watson, Du Plessis power CSK to 10-wicket win

IPL 2020, KXIP vs CSK Highlights: Shane Watson (83*) and Faf du Plessis (87*) put on the highest ever partnership for CSK as they beat KXIP by 10 wickets.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 4, 2020 11:22:26 pm
iplIPL 2020: CSK beat KXIP by 10 wickets.

IPL 2020, KXIP vs CSK Highlights: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) chased down 179 for victory without loss of wickets against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League at the Dubai International Stadium. Shane Watson (83*) and Faf du Plessis (87*) finished off the chase with 2.2 overs to spare, putting on the highest ever partnership in CSK’s history.

Batting first, KXIP put up 178/4 in 20 overs. KL Rahul (63) and Mayank Agarwal (26) got them off to a good start before CSK’s spinners struck once each. Rahul shifted gears at the halfway mark, with Mandeep Singh (27) and Nicholas Pooran (33) playing cameos around him. Shardul Thakur (2/39) removed both Pooran and Rahil in the 18th over to slow them down.

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IPL 2020, KXIP vs CSK Highlights:

23:14 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Brief Scores

CSK (Faf du Plessis 87*, Watson 83*) beat KXIP (KL Rahul 63, Pooran 33, Shardul 2/39, Chawla 1/22) by 10 wickets

23:07 (IST)04 Oct 2020
CSK win by 10 wickets

Shami bowls the 18th. Faf du Plessis hits a one-handed six over covers! His first six of the match. What temendous form the South African has been in this season. Fair to say Watson has struck fine form today too. A four by him to end the chase. CSK win by 10 wickets. Faf du Plessis 87*, Shane Watson 83*

This is just the second time CSK have won a match by 10 wickets. They win today by 10 wickets and with 2.2 overs to spare. Commanding stuff from Watson and Faf du Plessis.

23:02 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Highest ever CSK partnership - CSK need 11 in 3 overs

Chris Jordan is slammed for four to deep point by Du Plessis. Another four wheeled off to third man. This is the highest partnership between any two CSK batsmen. CSK 168/0 after 17, Watson on 82, Faf on 75

22:56 (IST)04 Oct 2020
CSK need 23 in 4 overs

Bishnoi continues in the 16th. With the required run rate having come down below 6, the batsmen change their approach a bit, can afford a few dot balls again. 159 is the highest opening partnership in CSK's history. These two are hurtling towards that mark. A Watson boundary through the covers to end the 16th. CSK 156/0 after 16, Watson on 81, Faf on 64

22:51 (IST)04 Oct 2020
CSK 150/0 after 15

Cottrell bowls the 14th. Watson clears his front leg and smashes another six down the ground. CSK go into a Timeout needing 44 in the last 6 overs. Watson smashes another six over long on in the 15th over by Brar. CSK need 29 in 5 overs, Watson on 76, Faf on 63

22:36 (IST)04 Oct 2020
CSK 123/0 after 13

KXIP back to spin from both ends. Watson picks up four against Bishnoi. CSK are doing it at a canter. Singles off every ball and a boundary every over. Watson on 61, Faf on 54

22:28 (IST)04 Oct 2020
50s for Faf, Watson - CSK 112/0 after 11

Jordan, who went for 19 in his first over, back to bowl his second in the 11th. Watson lays into him again. Finds gaps on either side of the wicket to start the over. Watson brings up his 50, off 31 balls. Faf gets to his 50 in the same over. Off 33 balls. CSK are being powered towards the target by their openers.

22:22 (IST)04 Oct 2020
CSK 101/0 after 10

Watson gets a four to fine leg as Bishno continues in the 9th. Smashes a six, the first six of the chase, over cow corner. A 101-metre six! Shami back in the 10th over with things heading south for KXIP. A good over. No boundaries come off it. But CSK's 100 does come up. Faf on 49, Watson on 45

22:11 (IST)04 Oct 2020
CSK 81/0 after 8

Bishnoi bowls the 7th over. Du Plessis pulls him for four but there are just two singles in the rest of the over. KXIP continue with spin. Brar to bowl from the other end. Watson paddle scoops for four. A lot of runs have come in front of and behind the wicket in this innings. A misfield by Shami at short fine leg gives Watson another four. Du Plessis crashes another four through the covers. Faf on 43, Watson on 32

21:59 (IST)04 Oct 2020
CSK 60/0 after 6

Shami back to bowl the 5th. Watson works it away on to the leg side over the infield for what is his first boundary of the night. Chris Jordan, back in the XI today, bowls the 6th over. And it's an expensive over. Du Plessis ramps for four. Follows with a pulled four which brings up the 50 partnership. Four more for Faf to deep point. Fourth four of the over. To long on. 19 runs off the 6th over. Faf on 32, Watson on 22

21:47 (IST)04 Oct 2020
CSK 32/0 after 4

Watson hits an overpitched delivery from Cottrell for a four down the ground again. Left arm spinner Harpreet Brar into the attack in the 4th over. Watson gives him similar treatment. Watson on 20, Faf on 7

21:37 (IST)04 Oct 2020
CSK 16/0 after 2

Watson muscles CSK off to a flier. A four flicked off the hips. A strong shot that goes to long on to four. Lofts the next shot too and lands just out of reach of mid off. 9 from the first over. Shami bowls the 2nd over. Gets the ball to whizz past Watson's bat. 

21:29 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Chase begins

Watson and Faf du Plessis open the CSK innings in this chase of 179. KL Rahul has a word with the men in red. Pooran pitches in in the team huddle too. Pooran will be keeping wickets today for KXIP. Sheldon Cottrell bowls the 1st over.

21:14 (IST)04 Oct 2020
KXIP put up 178/4 after 20

Shardul bowls the 20th. Sarfaraz ramps him for four first ball. Piereces the field with a cut for four next ball. Maxwell on strike for the second half of the over. Maxwell tries the ramp too. Fails. Falls on his back. The good old fashioned heaved off the fifth ball. Just a single. Maxwell reacts by throwing his bat up in the air. And fails to catch his bat too. Sarfaraz gets a single to long on to end the innings. 12 runs off the last over. Shardul finishes with 2/39.

21:07 (IST)04 Oct 2020
KXIP 166/4 after 19

Sarfaraz Khan and Glenn Maxwell have the responsibility of finishing this innings after that double blow. Shardul does almost get a hat-trick, as Sarfaraz edges but the ball lands short of the fly slip fielder. Just 3 runs off Shardul's over. And the two wickets. It's Bravo for the 19th. Maxwell flt bats him for a four. 

20:59 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Rahul out for 63 - KXIP 152/4 after 17.2

Two in two! KL Rahul is caught by MS Dhoni. A 100th catch in the IPL for Dhoni. Rahul goes for 63 off 52. Shardul has taken two wickets in two balls and will be on a hat-trick.

20:57 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Pooran out - KXIP 152/3 after 17.1

Pooran is out after an etertaining 33 off 17 balls. Shardul bowls the 18th. Pooran pulls with power but Jadeja comes under the catch at square leg. 

20:53 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Big sixes from Pooran - KXIP 152/2 after 17

Sam Curran bowls the 16th. Pooran hits a monstrous six! Swivelled and pulled. Bravo bowls an eventful 17th over. Classic death over bowling. Yorkers and cutters. Pooran gets ahold of the 4th ball, and again pulls and deposits into the empty stands. Rahul on 63, Pooran on 33

20:40 (IST)04 Oct 2020
KL Rahul shifts gears - KXIP 130/2 after 15

KL Rahul hits his first six. And he gets to his 50 with that. Off 46 balls. That is the slowest 50 of IPL 2020. Rahul follows with a slash through the off side for four. Makes room and cuts for four in the middle of two fielders in the circle. KL Rahul has shifted gears.

20:37 (IST)04 Oct 2020
KXIP 114/2 after 14

Bravo bowls the 13th. Rahul gets an edge that runs down for four. Jadeja's last over of the day is an expensive one. KL Rahul, the new man in to join Rahul, smashes him to end the over - a four over covers and a huge pull for six. Rahul on 46, Pooran on 12