KXIP vs CSK Match Summary: It was a do or die match for Kings XI Punjab and they had to win this match anyhow and that too convincingly. Kings XI Punjab won the toss and opted to bowl first at the home ground IS Bindra stadium.
CSK came on to bat and lost the crucial wicket of Shane Watson, but Faf Du Plessis was in different gear today and tonking the bowl straight out of the park. He got the reliable partner Suresh Raina to take the things further and both the batters cashed in big time.
Suresh Raina and Faf Du Plessis completed their fifties in no time, but as Raina completed his fifty he was out at 53 of just 38 balls that included 2 sixes and 5 fours. But Faf Du Plessis was in a mood for a mouthwatering century and almost reached, but was out at 96, his innings included 10 fours and 4 sixes.
Deep down the order everyone failed with the bat and CSK was restricted to 170/5 in 20 overs. Kings XI Punjab had the dashing start as both KL Rahul and Chris Gayle were on fire smashing almost every ball out of the park, but Gayle was out at 28.
But Rahul and Nicholas Pooran steadied the ship and took the team total to 150 mark, but as they crossed the landmark both were dismissed at 71 and 36 runs respectively. Finally Mandeep Singh and Sam Curran scored the match winning runs as Punjab beat CSK by 6 wickets and 12 balls to spare.
KL Rahul as declared the man of the match for his outstanding performance in the match.
KL Rahul is adjudged the Man of the Match for his outstanding innings of 71 off 36 deliveries 😎😎 pic.twitter.com/357RPCfopZ
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