Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings: As it happened...

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Kings XI Punjab beat Chennai Super Kings by 7 runs in an Indian Premier League match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.

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Over 19.3: Ashwin scored a four via reverse sweep. Chennai need 12 runs in 3 balls.

Over 19.1: Morkel out. Full and wide outside the off stump. Morkel went for big shot. But caught at long off by Marsh. Chennai 140/8 (19.1 Ovs).

Albie Morkel c Shaun Marsh b Azhar Mahmood 8(9)

Chennai need 17 runs in 6 balls. Chennai 140/7 (19.0 Ovs). CRR 7.37 RR 17.00.

Over 18.5: Bravo out. Full on middle and leg, Dwayne Bravo hit it to the on side. Chawla took a good catch. 15 came in that over.

Dwayne Bravo c Chawla b Praveen Kumar 30(21) [6s-2]

Over 18: Chennai needed 32 runs in 12 balls. Chennai 125/6 (18.0 Ovs). CRR 6.94 RR 16.00

Over 17: Praveen Kumar gave away 11 runs in the over. Chennai 118/6 (17.0 Ovs). CRR 6.94 RR 13.00. Chennai need 39 runs in 18 balls

Chennai 107/6 (16.0 Ovs). Chennai need 50 runs in 24 balls. CRR 6.69 RR 12.50

Over 14.4: Ravindra Jadeja out. Outside the off stump. Jadeja tried to slog but got a leading edge, straight to Hussey at cover. Chennai 99/6 (15.0 Ovs). CRR 6.60 RR 11.60

Ravindra Jadeja c David Hussey b Chawla 17(11) [4s-1 6s-1]

Over 13.2: Dhoni out! Flighted outside the off stump, Dhoni tried to cut it through the off side. But edged it behind. Dhoni didn’t know where the ball had gone and couldn’t get back to the crease as well. Keeper whipped the bails off. Chennai 95/5 (14.0 Ovs). CRR 6.79 RR 10.33

Dhoni run out (Saini) 1(4)

Over 12.4: Saha out! David Hussey got the wicket. Short and quick, Saha pulled across the line and got a bottom edge and onto the stumps. Chennai 88/4 (13.0 Ovs). CRR 6.77 RR 9.86

Saha b David Hussey 8(14)

Over 11.3: Jadeja dropped by Chawla at mid wicket. Right after scoring a boundary. Jadeja tried to pull a short ball to mid wicket but Chawla failed to hold on to it. Chennai 83/3 (12.0 Ovs). CRR 6.92 RR 9.25

Over 10.2: Raina out. Charged down the track, lost control of his bat and failed to get back to the crease. Stumped by keeper Saini. 4 runs off that over. Chennai 73/3 (11.0 Ovs). CRR 6.64 RR 9.33

Raina st Saini b Chawla 15(17) [4s-1]

Over 10: Parvinder Awana came back into the attack. He was expensive in his first over. Just 3 runs this time.

Chennai 69/2 (10.0 Ovs). CRR 6.90 RR 8.80

Over 9: Good over from Piyush Chawla. Just 3 runs.

Chennai 66/2 (9.0 Ovs). CRR 7.33 RR 8.27

Over 7.4: Azhar did it again!! Badrinath out. Chennai 62/2 (7.4 Ovs). Badri tried to clear a slower one on middle but was caught on the square leg boundary line by Dogra.

Badrinath c (sub)Dogra b Azhar Mahmood 25(18) [4s-4]

Over 7: Piyush Chawla was introduced but Chennai kept their scorboard ticking.

Chennai 57/1 (7.0 Ovs). CRR 8.14 RR 7.69

Over 5.3: Breakthrough for Punjab. Azhar`s experience came handy. He caught and bowled du Plessis. The off cutter on middle and leg, du Plessis came forward and gave an easy catch back to the bowler. Suresh Raina, left handed bat, came to the crease.

du Plessis c and b Azhar Mahmood 29(20) [4s-3 6s-2]

Over 3-5: Chennai off to great start with asking rate just above 7 runs per over. Du Plessis on fire scoring 27 off 17.

Chennai 45/0 (5 Ovs)

Over 1-3: Faf du Plessis and S Badrinath opened Super Kings` chase. Praveen Kumar open the bowling for Kings XI Punjab. They had a decent start to their chase of 158.

Chennai 20/0 (3.0 Ovs)

Punjab innings

Chennai Super Kings bowlers restricted Kings XI Punjab to 156/8 in an Indian Premier League match on Saturday.

Over 19.5: Change of pace did the trick for Kulasekara. Saini caught & bowled!

Saini c and b Nuwan Kulasekara 6(4) [4s-1]

Over 18.4: Bipul Sharma out!! Bravo bolwed it full to Bipul who was making room for a shot towards long on, missed it but ran for a quick single. Dhoni was spot on and got a direct hit. Punjab 149/7 (19.0 Ovs). 10 runs came in that over.

Bipul Sharma run out (Dhoni) 7(5) [4s-1]

Over 17.4: Bravo pulled a blinder!! Chawla departed. Wicket number 3 for Morkel. It was a slower short ball, Chawla ended up chipping it over mid on. Morkel took a magnificent catch. Punjab 139/6 (18.0 Ovs).

Chawla c Dwayne Bravo b Albie Morkel 0(2)

Over 17.2: Hussey OUT. He was caught at midwicket by Jakati. Wicket for Morkel.
Punjab 138/5 (17.2 Ovs).

David Hussey c Jakati b Albie Morkel 7(4) [4s-1]

Over 16.5: Mandeep Singh out!! Mandeep tried to smash one over straight boundary off Bravo but mistimed. Found Raina in the deep and he caught it.

Mandeep Singh c Raina b Dwayne Bravo 56(50) [4s-5 6s-1]

Over 16: Albie Morkel back into attack and bore fruit. Punjab 129/3 (16.0 Ovs). Morkel bowled a slower short ball. Miller waited to edge it past keeper but mistimed and gave an easy catch to Dhoni.
That brought David Hussey to the crease.

David Miller c Dhoni b Albie Morkel 19(15) [4s-2]

Bravo and du Plessis collided with each other trying to save a boundary. Punjab 122/2 (15.0 Ovs).

Over 14.1: One run to short fine leg off Ashwin brought the half century for Mandeep Singh.

Over 14: Kulasekara back into attack. Miller found a gap between extra cover and long off to score a four in the fourth ball. Eight runs in that over.

Punjab 113/2 (14.0 Ovs)

Over 13: Two wickets hurt the scoring rate for Punjab. Eight came in Morkel`s over.

Punjab 105/2 (13.0 Ovs)

Over 11.5: Dwayne Bravo struck to remove Azhar Mahmood. Punjab 97/2 (12.0 Ovs). The ball pitched outside off and trapped Azhar Mahmood in front of the off stump.

Azhar Mahmood lbw b Dwayne Bravo 18(12) [6s-2]

Over 11: Azhar Mahmood launched two consecutive sixes off Jadeja to long on. 15 off the over. They are well placed now.

Punjab 92/1 (11.0 Ovs)

Over 10: MSD used six bowlers inside 10 overs. Dwayne Bravo came into the attack. 5 runs in that over. They lost just 1 wicket after the halfway mark.

Punjab 77/1 (10.0 Ovs)

Over 8.1: Marsh run out!! Ashwin was lucky enough to get his finger on a Mandeep shot. He tried to stop it but deflected off and went on to hit the stumps. Marsh was nowhere near the crease. Punjab 72/1 (9.0 Ovs).

Shaun Marsh run out (Ashwin) 32(22) [4s-4 6s-1]

Over 8: Looked like Punjab have found their best opening combination. Jakati faced the music this time. His over read 1-6-4-4-1-1.

Punjab 68/0 (8.0 Ovs)

Over 7: Next came Suresh Raina but Shaun Marsh got his first ball past backward point for four. Eight came in that over.

Punjab 51/0 (7.0 Ovs)

Over 6: MSD brought in left-arm spinner Shadab Jakati. Gave away 5 runs.

Over 5: Mandeep Singh dispatched an Ashwin delivery to wide long on for the first six of the innings. 8 runs came in that over.

Punjab 38/0 (5.0 Ovs)

Over 3: Ravichandran Ashwin was brought into the attack early. Conceded just 5 runs.

Over 1: Mandeep Singh and Shaun Marsh opened for Punjab. Nuwan Kulasekara opened the attack for Chennai. Not a great start for him with three extras for wide coming in that over.

Punjab 9/0 (1 Ovr).

Kings XI Punjab captain David Hussey won the toss and elected to bat first against Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.

Super Kings left out medium-pacer Yo Mahesh and brought back left-arm spinner Shadab Jakati.

Kings XI Punjab: Nitin Saini(w), Mandeep Singh, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey(c), David Miller, Azhar Mahmood, Bipul Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Bhargav Bhatt, Parvinder Awana.

Chennai Super Kings: S Badrinath, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shadab Jakati.