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KXIP vs CSK Live: Curran removes Watson early


OVER 7.1: FOUR! Raina makes use of the tempo, opens the face of the bat and guides the ball in opposition to 3rd guy for a boundary. Excellent batting from the left-hander. CSK 54/1

Ashwin begins his 2d over.

End of OVER 7: 7 runs off Harpreet's over. CSK 49/1

OVER 6.four: SIX! Suresh Raina comes down the monitor and launches it over long on for a huge one.

Harpreet Brar begins his 2d over.

End of OVER 6: 6 runs off Ashwin's over. CSK 42/1

Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack.

End of OVER 5: 7 runs off Curran's over. CSK 36/1

OVER four.5: FOUR! Half volley from Curran. Du Plessis drives the ball superbly straight down the bottom. CSK 35/1

Suresh Raina comes to the crease.

OVER four.1: WICKET! Sam Curran castles Shane Watson for 7 runs. Big wicket for KXIP. CSK 30/1

Sam Curran begins his 2d over.

OVER 3.6: FOUR! What a solution to finish the over. Du Plessis timed this so smartly in opposition to deep mid wicket. CSK 29/0

Shami begins his 2d over.

End of OVER 3: 9 runs off Curran's over. CSK 23/0

OVER 2.1: FOUR! Du Plessis drives thie superbly in opposition to long off for a ravishing boundary. CSK 18/0

Sam Curran comes into the attack.

End of OVER 2: 7 runs off Shami's over. CSK 14/0

OVER 1.1: FOUR! Faf Du Plessis welcomes Shami with a very good boundary in opposition to backward square leg. CSK 11/0

Mohammed Shami comes into the attack.

OVER 0.6: FOUR! Shane Watson goes on backfoot and punches it thru cover for a very good boundary. CSK 7/0

Faf Du Plessis and Shane Watson are in the center. Harpreet Brar will open the attack for KXIP. Here we cross...


Kings XI Punjab: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Ravichandran Ashwin (CAPTAIN), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami

Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (WK/CAPTAIN), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir


MS Dhoni:

Nothing truly has modified and that's the reason how we take a look at it. Last game in the league stage, gives us a possibility to sort each thing out before the essential part of the tournament will get in. We are taking part in the same squad.

Ravichandran Ashwin:

We will likely be bowling first. We have not used many wickets repetitively. We have virtually used all the wickets at the square. This is the second game in this pitch and it's typically good to bat. Probably bit slower as this is a day game. Every game is essential for the franchise. We have just one exchange.

TOSS: Kings XI Punjab win toss, decide to field in opposition to Chennai Super Kings

It's TOSS time, people.

Two power hitter in one image


Already assured of a playoff berth, table toppers Chennai Super Kings will purpose to maintain their pole position with a victory over a struggling Kings XI Punjab.

After a defeat in opposition to Mumbai Indians in an earlier match, Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK bounced back with a large 80-run win over Delhi Capitals of their remaining game, to once once more capture the No.1 spot.

Heavy loss in opposition to Mumbai Indians saw their net run-rate falling and now with only a game left in the league stage, the defending champions need a win to maintain their dominance and cement their position at the most sensible.

With 18 points from 13 video games, a win will give them 20 points, which is not going to be completed by means of every other workforce.

In their previous match in opposition to Delhi Capitals, skipper Dhoni and Suresh Raina guided the workforce to a challenging 179/four and then restricted the opponent to only 99.

Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja shared seven scalps between them as they wrecked havoc.

Dhoni, Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis will glance to score giant runs in Mohali, whilst Tahir and Harbhajan will purpose to flummox the Kings XI batsmen with their spin magic.

In distinction, Kings XI Punjab, who're already out of the play-offs race, could be taking part in only for delight. With 10 points from 13 video games, they are at 7th spot, a rung above bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Inconsistent KXIP's hopes of creating it to the playoffs had been dashed in a seven-wicket loss to Kolkata Knight Riders of their remaining match.

Not being in the reckoning for playoffs will likely be a unhappiness for the home crowd in Sunday's match however they're going to hope that KXIP end on a high.

In the former game in opposition to KKR, regardless of posting a challenging 183/6, guests' openers Shubman Gill (65 not out) and Chris Lynn (46) took the match away from the KXIP.

After the match, KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin admitted that powerplay has been one of his workforce's "massive problems".

"Powerplay has been one of our massive problems. Most games that we won is because through the middle overs or sometimes in the death overs where you had some incredible performances by (Mohammed) Shami or Sam (Curran), something like that," mentioned Ashwin.

Ashwin summed up his workforce's campaign this season as not up the mark.

Their in-form openers Chris Gayle and Ok L Rahul, who have been among runs, could be prepared to come back good in opposition to CSK.

The likes of Sam Curran, Mayank Agarwal and Nicholas Pooran should shoulder extra duty in the middle-order.

Their bowling in large part is dependent upon skipper Ashwin and Shami.

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