Second match of a day when Chennai super kings faced off against Kings XI Punjab at Dubai international cricket stadium. The early prediction was with Kings XI Punjab who has advantage over Chennai super kings.
Kings XI Punjab set the target 179 after batting first but Chennai super kings outperformed kings XI Punjab and chased the target successfully and register their second win of the tournament. Having said, let us take us take a look at 3 talking points of Chennai super kings and kings XI Punjab match.
Kings XI Punjab fell short of 25-30 runs
After winning the toss Kings XI Punjab decided to bat and they got off to great start with 61 runs in 8.1 over. From 94/1 to 152/4 the momentum was shifted towards CSK who has restricted them to score big score which at one stage looked very clear.
The only contribution came from KL Rahul who scored 63 runs off 52 to take the scoreboard to 178 runs in the 20 overs. Some choices went wrong like sending Maxwell in the 18th over was complete absurd. Player like him should come up the bat order as the conditions are favourable for him since their last record.
Kings XI Punjab not playing with quality players
Chris Gayle, James Neesham, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Karun Nair. Players like should not on the bench for too long and keeping such players too insecure would get the same result every time.
Hope Kings XI Punjab learn from the mistakes and come strongly in the next match to keep the hopes high for playoffs otherwise it will late for Kings XI Punjab to go close to trophy in the season.
Chennai Super kings end their losing streak
With the target of 179, the hopes were mix-bag from CSK as team batting second failed to chase the total. But Chennai super kings is team who has the chase the target earlier in the tournament and they have proved their authority one more time while register their second win of the season with 10-wicket victory.
Shane Watson 83 off 53 balls and Faf Du Plessis 87 off 53 balls put on record partnership of 181 runs in 17.4 overs to easily clinch the game. By far it is highest partnership for the first wicket in IPL history so far.