KXIP vs CSK IPL 2020 : Watson and duPlessis Unbeaten Partnership, Punjab Crushed By 10 Wickets


• KXIP vs CSK IPL 2020 MATCH 18th The 18th match of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League was played between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab. Punjab captain KL Rahul decided to bat first after winning the toss and scored 178 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs. In this way, Chennai has a target of 179 runs. CSK, having suffered three defeats, achieved the target in 17.4 overs without losing wickets.

Chennai innings, Watson and du Plessis’ fifties

Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis started brilliantly against Punjab. Both added 60 runs in the powerplay without losing wickets. After this he completed his half-century. Watson completed the half century with 31 balls with 9 fours and 1 six, while du Plessis hit the 50-run mark with 7 fours off 33 balls.

Both batsmen batted brilliantly and shared an unbeaten 181 runs to give the team a best win of 10 wickets. Watson scored 83 off 53 balls and du Plessis scored an unbeaten 87 off 53 balls. This is Chennai’s first win after three successive defeats. This is Punjab’s third consecutive defeat.

Another half century of captain Rahul

The pair of regular KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal came on the field to start the innings against Chennai. Ahead of the tight bowling, the duo added 46 to the powerplay. On the first ball of the 9th over, Mayank was caught by Piyush Chawla for 26 runs Mayank Agarwal was caught by Sam Curran. The second wicket fell in the form of Mandeep, Ravindra Jadeja got caught by Ambati Rayudu for 27 runs.

Punjab’s team got the third blow as Nicholas Puran. Playing 33 off 17 balls, Puran was caught by Ravindra Jadeja off Shardul Thakur. Rahul, who played the captain innings, scored 63 off 52 balls and caught Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the wicket off Shardul. Glenn Maxwell remained unbeaten on 11 off 7 balls while Sarfaraz Khan scored 14 off 9 balls.

Punjab captain KL Rahul scored a half century while playing another brilliant innings. He completed his half-century with the help of 5 fours and 1 six off 46 balls.

Mandeep Singh, Harpreet Brar and Chris Jordan were included in the playing eleven in the squad in place of Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gautam and Jimmy Neesham.

Chennai Super Kings playing XI

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar.

Kings XI Punjab playing XI

KL Rahul (captain, wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Vishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell