Indian Premier League, 2020

Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab - Match 53

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 01 November 2020

Chennai Super Kings 154/1

RR: 8.17 | Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 9 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Ruturaj Gaikwad not out not out 624961
Faf du Plessis c KL Rahul (C) (W) & b Chris Jordanc KL Rahul (C) (W) & b Chris Jordan483442
Ambati Rayudu not out not out 303020
MS Dhoni
Sam Curran
Ravindra Jadeja
Narayan Jagadeesan
Deepak Chahar
Lungi Ngidi
Shardul Thakur
Imran Tahir
Extras 14 (b 0, lb 7, w 7, nb 0)
Total 154 (1 Wkts, 18.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
82-1 (Faf du Plessis,9.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
James Neesham3 0 26 0 8.67
Mohammed Shami4 0 29 0 7.25
Chris Jordan3 0 31 1 10.33
Ravi Bishnoi4 0 39 0 9.75
Murugan Ashwin4 0 17 0 4.25
Chris Gayle0.5 0 5 0 10.00
KL Rahul 0 0 0 0 0
Mayank Agarwal0 0 0 0 0
Nicholas Pooran0 0 0 0 0
Mandeep Singh0 0 0 0 0
Deepak Hooda0 0 0 0 0

Ruturaj Gaikwad has been named as the MAN OF THE MATCH.

So, that's it from this game. Both Chennai and Punjab are done with this season, the latter because they lost the game today. But it is Super Sunday and the action continues. In a must-win duel, Kolkata and Rajasthan take on each other. Each side would be looking to get the better of the other badly. That will make it a promising clash to watch. Switch tabs to catch all our coverage of that game.

Earlier, after winning the toss, Chennai opted to bowl first. They put up a disciplined performance throughout but lost the plot in the death overs where Hooda bagged some crucial runs, along with a half ton to himself. However, those were not enough it seems as Chennai pulled off a spectacular win, led by Gaikwad with the bat again.

Punjab were left clueless and were gasping for breath with the ball. They needed wickets like Chennai had gotten earlier with the ball. But they could absolutely manage just the one. No amount of bowling changes worked for KL Rahul. They were a touch sloppy in the field as well, which further compounded their woes. Jordan managed the only wicket but he was also the most expensive among the lot. Ashwin was exceptional, so too was Shami but they needed wickets which they could not get. Bishnoi and Neesham were on the expensive side, the former being way too expensive.

Chennai may have lost the plot with the ball towards the end but did a splendid job with the bat. Du Plessis and Gaikwad, the opening pair, got them off to a great start before du Plessis fell unfortunately, when he was close to his half ton. But that was all Chennai lost, the pair of Gaikwad and Ambati Rayudu finished things off well. Rayudu played second fiddle while it was a Gaikwad show all along, again. His third 50 on the trot and what a way for Chennai to finish off their campaign, they are out but bow out with 3 big back-to-back wins.

Well, a comfortable win for Chennai in the end. They win by 9 wickets and disappointment all round for Punjab. You could see their owners were disappointed and are in disbelief that they have now been knocked out of the tournament. Unfortunately for Rahul, this is not his year, as Punjab's captain. 5 wins on the trot was the maximum he could manage before back-to-back losses putting Punjab out of contention for a playoffs spot.

18.5
1
Chris Gayle to Ambati Rayudu, Misfield and a single. And that will do it for Chennai! Full ball around off, Rayudu drives it to Neesham at cover-point. James dives and fumbles. The ball goes through and an easy run taken. CHENNAI WIN WITH 9 WICKETS IN HAND!
18.4
1
Chris Gayle to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SCORES LEVEL! Tosses a very full ball on middle, Ruturaj Gaikwad drives it down to long on for a single.
18.3
1
Chris Gayle to Ambati Rayudu, Floated on middle, Ambati sweeps it to fine leg for one.
18.2
1
Chris Gayle to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On middle, clipped to square leg for a single.
18.1
1
Chris Gayle to Ambati Rayudu, Floated around off, driven down to long on for a single. 150 up for Chennai.
17.6
0
Mohammed Shami to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Very full on middle, squeezed out to cover.
17.5
2
Mohammed Shami to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Outside off, punched to the left of sweeper cover for a couple.
17.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Ruturaj Gaikwad, BEATEN! Lovely from Shami. Fuller one outside off, inviting Gaikwad to drive. The young lad does so but fails to connect.
17.3
4
Mohammed Shami to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Ruturaj gets into great position to play this shot. Short ball, he stands tall and pulls it over mid-wicket.
17.2
0
Mohammed Shami to Ruturaj Gaikwad, 4 OFF LEG BYES! Short ball, Rutu looks to pull but misses. It was a pacy short ball, it comes off his helmet and goes over the leaping keeper's hands to the fine leg boundary.
17.1
1
Mohammed Shami to Ambati Rayudu, Length ball on top of off, Rayudu taps it on the leg side and takes off for a single. However, Neesham, gets to the ball and looks to fire a throw to the bowler's end. Seeing that Ambati rushes in quickly. A single.
16.6
1
Chris Jordan to Ambati Rayudu, A single. Would have been close had the fielder hit at the non-striker's end though. Fullish on off and middle, Ambati taps it to cover and takes off for a quick single. The throw comes to the bowler's end but misses the stumps.
16.5
4
Chris Jordan to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! Another great shot from Ambati Rayudu. Shimmies down the track and goes over the extra cover region and gets a boundary.
16.4
1
Chris Jordan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full on leg, driven down to long on for a single.
16.3
0
Chris Jordan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and on off and middle, glanced to short mid-wicket.
16.2
1
Chris Jordan to Ambati Rayudu, Outside off, pushed in front of point for a single.
16.1
1
Chris Jordan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Low full toss outside off, driven to long off for a single.

Murugan Ashwin is done. Chris Jordan is back in the attack. 2-0-23-1 for him. Can he up the numbers in the last column?

15.6
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On off, flicked to the leg side for a single.
15.5
4
Ravi Bishnoi to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Gaikwad has showed a really calm head in this chase. That brings up the 50 for him as well. Three in a row! Floated around off, Ruturaj lofts it over the covers again, a boundary results.
15.4
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Ambati Rayudu, Floats this on middle, clipped to mid-wicket for a single.
15.3
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Around off, pushed to cover for a single.
15.2
4
Ravi Bishnoi to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! BEAUTIFUL! Floated full around off, Rutu comes down the track and lofts it elegantly over covers for a boundary.
15.1
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Ambati Rayudu, Around off, pushed to short third man for a single.

Bishnoi to finish off. 3-0-27-0 for him.

14.6
1
Murugan Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, On off, this is stroked to fine leg for a single.
14.5
0
Murugan Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, DROPPED! KL Rahul misses to take an edge. Flatter ball outside off, Ambati looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes in and pops out of Rahul's gloves.
14.4
2
Murugan Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, Tosses this around off, Rayudu comes down the track and strokes it to the right to the bowler, to the left of long on. Gets a couple.
14.3
0
Murugan Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, Outside off, punched to point.
14.2
1
Murugan Ashwin to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter on off, knocked down to long on for a single.
14.1
1
Murugan Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, Flat legbreak. Lands it around off, it pitches and breaks away, Rayudu cuts it firmly but the point fielder does well to stop it. Just the single.

DRINKS! Chennai are cruising and are well on their way to pick up Punjab on their way to the airport after this game. Just 41 needed off the final 6 overs. Stranger things have happened this season. Can Punjab turn this game around? 

13.6
4
James Neesham to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! The timing on that was exquisite. Full and slow outside off, Ruturaj waits for it patiently and guides it well in front of point. Pooran, at point, gives chase but the ball simply raced away to the fence. Chennai need 41 runs in 36 balls. Should be an easy task from here.
13.5
2
James Neesham to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Short ball, swiveled and pulled well, to the left of fine leg. A couple.
13.4
1
James Neesham to Ambati Rayudu, Full and on off and middle, driven down the ground to long on for a single.
13.3
0
James Neesham to Ambati Rayudu, Outside off, Ambati looks to steer it down to third man but misses to connect.
13.2
0
James Neesham to Ambati Rayudu, Full and around off, blocked to the off side.
13.1
3
James Neesham to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Overthrows. Don't have much to leak runs, Punjab! Slower ball on off, took an eternity to come to Gaikwad. He waits patiently and clips it to mid-wicket. They take two easily. The throw comes to the bowler's end but Pooran, who was standing there misses. It goes through to deep backward point and Chennai take one more. 3 in total.

James Neesham comes back to bowl. 2-0-16-0 are his numbers.

12.6
1
Murugan Ashwin to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On the shorter side outside off, worked through the covers region for a single.
12.5
1
Murugan Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, Flatter ball around off, this is worked on the off side for a single.
12.4
1
Murugan Ashwin to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Outside off, punched to deep point for a single.
12.3
1
Murugan Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, A single and that brings up the 100. Flatter ball on off, Ambati bunts this down to long on for a single. He wants two and comes back for the second but Gaikwad sends him back. The throw comes to the keeper's end, allowing Ambati to make it back in safely.
12.2
0
Murugan Ashwin to Ambati Rayudu, A flat wrong 'un outside off, Rayudu looks to play at it but misses.

Punjab face Chennai in match number 53 of the Indian T20 League 2020 in Abu Dhabi. Punjab have to win this game if they want to stay alive in the tournament and then hope that the other results go their way. Their 5-match winning streak came to an end against Rajasthan and they would look to put on a better show against Dhoni’s men. Gayle’s performance has been the biggest positive for them. They now will depend on other results but first, they need to ensure that they win against Chennai. Dhoni’s men, on the other hand, are not going to qualify but they can play the party spoilers for Punjab. They have played some good cricket in the last two games and will look to end the tournament on a high. Will Punjab stay alive in the tournament or will Chennai spoil their hopes?

Chennai Super Kings Team Squad -Ambati Rayudu,Faf du Plessis,Kedar Jadhav,Murali Vijay,Ruturaj Gaikwad,Shane Watson,Dwayne Bravo,Mitchell Santner,Ravindra Jadeja,Sam Curran,MS Dhoni,Narayan Jagadeesan,Deepak Chahar,Imran Tahir,Josh Hazlewood,Karn Sharma,KM Asif,Lungi Ngidi,Monu Kumar,Piyush Chawla,Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore,Shardul Thakur

Kings XI Punjab Team Squad -Chris Gayle,Deepak Hooda,Karun Nair,Mandeep Singh,Mayank Agarwal,Sarfaraz Khan,Glenn Maxwell,James Neesham,Krishnappa Gowtham,Tajinder Singh,KL Rahul,Nicholas Pooran,Prabhsimran Singh,Arshdeep Singh,Chris Jordan,Darshan Nalkande,Hardus Viljoen,Harpreet Brar,Ishan Porel,Jagadeesha Suchith,Mohammed Shami,Mujeeb Ur Rahman,Murugan Ashwin,Ravi Bishnoi,Sheldon Cottrell