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OVER 10: Raina guides one to the third guy for a boundary. CSK 71/1


Tye is back into the assault

OVER 9: Another tight over from Murugan. Just 4 runs coming from it. CSK 64/1

OVER 8: Good over by Ashwin as he offers techniques just five runs and selections up with a wicket. CSK 60/1

OVER 7.2: OUT! R Ashwin gets the breakthrough for KXIP as he dismisses Watson for 26. Curran with the catch. CSK 56/1

OVER 7: Four dot balls first of all after which a single by du plessis.Watson misses the ultimate one. Really a great start by Murugan. CSK 55/zero

Another Ashwin - Murugan comes into the assault

Time for Strategic Break!

End of Powerplay! CSK reach 54/zero

OVER five.four: DROPPED AND AN INJURY! Watson hammers immediately back at the bowler and he nearly gets an injury. Curran can not get his fingers to it and it smacks into his shoulder.

OVER five.three: 50 comes up for CSK in fast time and that's fifty runs partnership between Watson and du plessis.

OVER five: Watson breaks the shackles, hits a 4 and a six off successive balls. du plessis follows the similar, clobbers a biggie over long on. CSK 47/zero

KXIP bring Andrew Tye into the assault

OVER four: Good start by Curran. Only three runs coming from it. CKS 29/zero

Sam Curran comes into the assault

OVER three: du Plessis hammers Shami for two-back-to-back fours after which finishes it off with a cheeky six over superb leg a ball later. 16 runs from the over. CSK 26/zero

OVER 2: Watson goes down on his back knee and sweeps it against backward sq. leg for the first boundary of the fit. CSK 10/zero

Ashwin comes into the assault

OVER 1: Shami starts off with a large however then comes back strongly to give away just 4 runs from the over. CSK four/zero

Here we move!

Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis have pop out to open for CSK whilst Mohd Shami has the brand new ball for KXIP

CAPTAIN'S TAKE:


Ashwin:

We were looking to bat first as smartly. It appears in reality laborious and hope it remains the similar all the way through the 40 overs. It's rather emotional to be truthful. I am more than pleased to be back taking part in right here in Chennai and looking forward to it. I'm looking for the crowd to back us, which I guess is not going to happen. Chris (Gayle) is back into the XI, Hardus is out. Mujeeb sits out as smartly and Andrew Tye comes in.

Dhoni:

We will bat first. The wicket appears good to bat on to begin with, it is laborious on the top. The wickets that we performed on mostly were on the slower aspect. It's essential to stay backing your strengths, regardless of how many runs you are placing on the board. Lots of changes for us. Mohit, Shardul and Bravo are out. Scott Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan and Faf come into the XI.



PLAYING XIs:

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk/captainb), Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir

TOSS: Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni wins toss, opts to bat against Kings XI Punjab


It's toss time, other folks.

Pitch Report

"Hot conditions, very warm out here. This wicket looks like a new-ball one. Spinners will have their work cut-out. There are plenty of runs on offer." - Brett Lee

three pm The third weekend of IPL 2019 is right here and we welcome you back to Timesofindia.com's protection of another double-header, beginning with Match 18 between hosts Chennai Super Kings and guests Kings XI Punjab.


The 2nd fit will likely be between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad, however first things first, as CSK hope for a return to winning techniques in house convenience.

MS Dhoni & Co suffered their first defeat of their ultimate fit against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, leaving them with three wins and a defeat in 4 fits.


In distinction, Punjab are coming on the back of a win at house against Delhi Capitals.



Incidentally, table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad, No. 2 Kolkata Knight Riders, No. three KXIP and No. four CSK all have three wins and a loss from 4 fits so far, and are separated best by web run-rate.


CSK's house ground Chepauk has rolled out two contrasting tracks so far -- a sluggish turner against RCB, adopted by a wearing one against Rajasthan Royals, which must stay everyone guessing and makes the toss a fascinating match to look ahead to.


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