IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab – As it happened...

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 18:51

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Cuttack: Kings XI Punjab won yet another match as they defeated two-time IPL champions Kings XI Punjab by 44 runs in the 29th match of the season.

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Chennai Super Kings innings:

Over 20 || Score 187/6

Rishi Dhawan to bowl the final over. Manhas hit the first ball straight to long-off for a single. Dhawan followed it with a yorker, and Ashwin scored a single off it. Dhawan bowled a legcutter and Ashwin got an edge which went past third man for a boundary! Ashwin got an edge off the fourth ball which flew past third man for a boundary! Ashwin flicked the fifth ball towards deep midwicket for a single. Dhawan bowled a wide to extend team's celebrations. Dhawan bowled a short ball to end the innings and Minhas slapped it past fine leg for a Six! Kings XI Punjab have comprehensively won the match by 44 runs!

Ravichandran Ashwin 11* (4b) Mithun Minhas 8* (3b)

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Over 19 || Score

Johnson to bowl his final over. First ball was overpitched and Faf played a premeditated shot straight to Kartik at short fine leg, Faf du Plessis is OUT! Mithun Minhas is the new man in. Johnson followed it with a full-toss and Dhoni hit it straight to mid-on for no run. Johnson followed it with a half-volley and Dhoni launched it over long-on for a Six! Dhoni worked the next ball towards deep backward point for a couple of runs. Johnson bowled a short delivery to Dhoni, who mistimed it straight to Bailey at midwicket, MS Dhoni is OUT! Ashwin is the new man in. Minhas took a single off the last ball.

F du Plessis c Kartik b Johnson 52 (25b)

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Over 18 || Score 158/4

Sandeep Sharma to bowl his final over. Faf was down the wicket first ball and he hit it past fine leg for a boundary! Faf charged down the wicket off the second ball as well, and hit it over extra-cover for a boundary! Sandeep bowled a slower ball, and Faf worked played it late past fine leg for a boundary which also brought his half-century off just 22 balls! Faf followed it with a single towards long-on. Sandeep bowled full and wide to Dhoni who managed just a single. Faf smashed the last ball towards long-off for a single. It's just a fromality now as CSK need 73 runs from the last two overs. 14 runs from Sandeep's final over.

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Over 17 || Score 144/4

105 needed from 24 balls. Johnson has been brought into the attack. He started the over with a half-volley and Faf smashed it straight down the ground for a Six! Faf got a bottom edge off the second ball, one run scored. Dhoni managed a single off the next ball, which was a short one. Johnson bowled a bouncer, Faf got some glove to it as it went way over the keeper's head for a boundary! Faf charged down the wicket off the fifth ball and hit it past wide of third man for a boundary! Johnson bowled a yorker to end the over, one run scored. 17 runs from the over, 88 needed from 18 now.

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Over 16 || Score 127/4

Kartik to bowl his final over. Dhoni hit the first ball towards deep midwicket for a couple. Dhoni tried a pull shot off the second ball, didn't connect, dot ball. Dhoni hit the third ball towards mid-off for a single. Faf worked the fourth ball towards long-on for a single. Dhoni followed it with two runs at midwicket. Dhoni once again targeted that vacant spot towards midwicket for a couple of runs. Eight runs from the over.

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Over 15 || Score 119/4

Patel to bowl his final over. Both the batsmen took a single each off the first two balls. Dhoni worked the next ball back to the bowler for no run. MSD edged the next ball towards third man for a single. Faf hit the next ball straight to covers for no run. Faf hit the last ball of the over for a couple of runs towards midwicket. 113 needed from 30 balls. Close to impossible for CSK now.

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Over 14 || Score 114/4

Kartik to continue. He began the over with two dot balls. Dhoni took a single off the last ball. Faf charged down the wicket off the fourth ball and hit it towards wide of long-on for a couple of runs. Faf shimmied down the wicket off the next ball as well and hammered it straight down the ground for a boundary! Faf once again charged down to the last ball and slammed it past deep cover for another boundary! 11 runs from the over. 118 needed from 36 balls.

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Over 13 || Score 103/4

Patel to bowl his third over. Five runs from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 98/4

Kartik has been brought back into the attack. Brendon made room for himself off the first ball and hit it towards deep backward point for a couple. McCullum pulled the second ball towards midwicket for a single. Faf followed it with another single. McCullum hit the fourth ball towards deep cover just for a single. Faf followed it with a couple of runs towards midwicket. Faf charged down the wicket off the last ball and hit it towards deep midwicket, and a direct throw has ended McCullum's innings, McCullum is OUT! That wicket brings MSD to the crease. He has won some spectacular matches for his side. And his team desperately needs him to play a special innings here. Eight runs from the over.

BB McCullum run out 33 (29b)

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Over 11 || Score 90/3

Rishi Dhawan has been brought into the attack. He bowled a brilliant fifth ball, which surprised Jadeja as it moved in and hit the stumps, Jadeja is bowled! Faf du Plessis is the new man in. He hasn't got many opportunities to bat in this series, he can for sure showcase his skills here. Five runs from the over.

RA Jadeja b Dhawan 17 (8b)

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Over 10 || Score 85/2

Maxwell to continue. McCullum took a single off the first ball. Jadeja was offered room off the second ball and he played it fine past point for a boundary! Third delivery was quite similar to the second, Jadeja managed just a single there. McCullum followed it with another single. Maxwell bowled one down the leg side and Jadeja guided it past fine leg for a boundary! Jadeja got some room off the last ball and he worked it towards deep cover for a couple. 13 runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 72/2

Patel to continue. Second ball was a half-volley and Jadeja drilled it straight down the ground for a boundary! McCullum charged down the wicket off the third ball and hit it past wide of long-off for a boundary! 11 runs from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 61/2

Glenn Maxwell has been brought into the attack. Raina charged down the wicket off the third ball and hit it towards long-off where Miller took a clean catch diving to his front, Raina is OUT! Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in. Maxwell bowled one at the pads to McCullum who swept it fine past fine leg for a boundary! Eight runs from the over.

SK Raina c Miller b Maxwell 35 (27b)

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Over 7 || Score 53/1

Akshar Patel has been brought into the attack after the powerplay. Just three runs came off the first three balls. McCullum hit the next ball for a single towards point. Raina charged down the wicket off the next ball and scored a couple of runs towards covers. Raina took a single off the last ball to keep the strike. Seven runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 46/1

Sandeep Sharma has been brought back into the attack. McCullum worked the first ball towards point for a single. Second ball was a half-volley and Raina smashed it over deep midwicket for a Six! Raina hit the next ball over point for a single. McCullum charged down the wicket off the next ball, hit it high in the air and scored a couple. McCullum took a single off the next ball. Raina took a single off the last ball to keep the strike. 12 runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 34/1

Mural Kartik has been brought into the attack. McCullum worked the first ball towards point for no run. Karthik followed it with a half-volley and McCullum went inside-out for a boundary! McCullum took a single off the third ball to give Raina the strike. Raina charged down the wicket off the fourth ball and hit it straight down the ground for a boundary! Raina hit the next ball back to the bowler for no run. Kartik bowled a full-toss to end the over and Raina guided that fine past covers for a boundary! 13 runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 21/1

Johnson to continue. It was proving to be a good over but Johnson bowled a loose last ball and Raina played it over point for a boundary! Eight runs from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 13/1

Sandeep to continue. Another good over from him, just five runs off it.

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Over 2 || Score 8/1

Mitchell Johnson to bowl from the other end. Raina worked the first ball towards short third man, no run scored. Johnson followed it with a short of a length ball and Raina hit it back to the bowler for no run. Third ball was a beauty which pitched on middle stump and Raina completely missed it as it swung away from him. Raina worked the fourth ball towards Maxwell at short third man, no runs scored. So Johnson has bowled four dot balls on the trot. Raina finally worked the fifth ball past midwicket for a couple. Raina took a single off the last ball to keep the strike.

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Over 1 || Score 5/1

Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum to open for CSK, they have been brilliant this season, but they need to unleash their best today. Sandeep Sharma will bowl the first over. Smith was offered room off the second ball and he hit it over extra-cover for a boundary! But Sandeep bowled one which was short and swung away, Smith got a leading edge to it and Johnson at point took an easy catch! Big strike in the first over from Sharma. Suresh Raina is the new man in.

DR Smith c Johnson b Sandeep Sharma 4 (4b)

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Kings XI Punjab innings:

The CSK bowlers have been smashed all over the park once again, as a result of some incredible hitting from Maxwell and Miller. One should not forget the 13-ball 40 scored by George Bailey. This will be the real test of CSK's batting as they already know the target. They have the ammunition required to chase a score like this. It is yet to be seen whether they can execute their plans!

Over 20 || Score 231/4

Mohit Sharma to bowl the last over. Johnson hit the first ball towards wide of long-on where Faf du Plessis misjudged a catch which went for a boundary! Mohit offered width on the second ball and Johnson hit it towards third man for a single. Third ball was a length delivery, Bailey shuffled on the off-side and worked the ball past fine leg for a boundary! Mohit bowled a slower one to Bailey and he scored a couple towards midwicket. Mohit followed it with another slower ball, Bailey was ready for it and he spanked it high and long over cow corner for a Six! Mohit ended the over with a half-volley and Bailey smashed it over the bowler's head for another Six! What a finish and the KXIP skipper has made sure he ends the innings in style! 23 runs from the over! The crowd has gone berserk!

George Bailey 40* (13b) Mitchell Johnson 11* (6b)

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Over 19 || Score 208/4

Hilfenhaus to bowl his final over. Johnson works the first ball, a yorker, towards mid-off for a single. Ben offered width to his compatriot Bailey off the second ball and he smashed it past covers for a boundary! Ben offered more width to Bailey and he guided it past wide third man for another boundary! Ben tried bowling from round the stumps, bowled a half-volley and Bailey cleared mid-off for his third consecutive boundary! Ben bowled a good slower one and Bailey hit it back to the bowler for no run. Bailey was offered width once again off the last ball and he launched overs covers for a boundary! 17 runs from the over and the KXIP skipper is getting his side to an excellent total.

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Over 18 || Score 191/4

Mohit Sharma has been brought back into the attack. Bailey took a single off the first ball to give the strike to Maxwell. Second ball was slow and short and Maxwell pulled it straight to Jadeja at deep midwicket, Maxwell is OUT! That would be a huge relief for CSK and Maxwell has missed yet another century after enthralling cricket fans all over the world. Mitchell Johnson is the new ma. Johnson worked the first ball towards third man for a boundary! Johnson hit the next ball straight towards covers for no run. Johnson followed it with a single. Sharma bowled a short ball to end the over and Bailey pulled it past fine leg for a boundary! Ten runs from the over.

GJ Maxwell c Jadeja b Sharma 90 (38b)

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Over 17 || Score 181/3

Pandey to bowl his final over. He bowled a good yorker to Maxwell, who got a bottom edge which went past fine leg for a boundary! Eight runs from the over. Maxwell moves into nineties.

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Over 16 || Score 173/3

Smith to bowl his third over. Maxwell went for the switch hit, and he played it over the fielder at short third man for a Six! Smith followed it with a length ball and Maxwell it over long-on for a flat Six! Third ball was short and wide, Maxwell failed to connect with it. Maxwell played a reverse-sweep once again off the fourth ball and hit it all the way over third man for another Six! Maxwell took a single off the fifth ball. Smith ended the over with a wide ball, Miller got an inside edge which hit the stumps, Miller is OUT! That wicket also ended the 135-run partnership between these two batsmen! Superb entertainment!

DA Miller b Smith 47 (32b)

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The Maxwell-Miller pair has added 84 runs in the last five overs!

Over 15 || Score 153/2

Jadeja to bowl his second over. Miller charged down the wicket off the third ball and hit it over gully cordon for a boundary! Miller was offered room outside the off-stump and he played it over deep cover for a Six! 14 runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 139/2

Pandey has been brought back into the attack to stop this carnage. Maxwell welcomes him with a Six over long-on! These two are once again looking unstoppable! Third ball was a low full-toss, Miller got a bottom edge which went past third man for a boundary! Last ball was pitched slightly shot and Maxwell smashed it past deep midwicket for a boundary! 18 runs from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 121/2

Ashwin to continue. Maxwell smashed the first ball high over long-on for a Six! Maxwell smashed the second ball powerfully towards deep midwicket, and a misfield from McCullum produced a boundary! Maxwell reverse-swept the third ball powerfully over deep backward point for another Six! Maxwell hit the fourth ball straight to covers, but he refused for the single. The fifth ball was in his radar again, and he launched it over cow corner for another Six! That six also bring his half-century off just 22 balls! 21 runs from the over and Ashwin has conceded 38 runs from two overs so far.

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Over 12 || Score 100/2

Jadeja to bowl his second over. Miller shimmied down the track off the first ball and launced it over long-on for a Six! Miller worked the second ball towards third man for a single. Maxwell followed it with another single towards third man. Miller hit the next ball straight to Jadeja, and a misfield from him conceded another single. Maxwell was looking to smash the next ball towards square leg, got a leading edge which rushed past third man for a boundary! Maxwell drove the last ball past covers for a single. 14 runs from the over. What will Dhoni do now?

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Over 11 || Score 86/2

Ravichandran Ashwin has been brought into the attack. Ashwin bowled a carrom ball to Maxwell and he swept it hard over deep fine leg for a Six! Ashwin follows it with a juicy full-toss and Maxwell smashed it over deep square leg for a Six! 17 runs from the over!

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Over 10 || Score 69/2

Smith to continue. First ball was aimed at the pads, a leg bye for Punjab. Second ball was a half-volley to Maxwell who smashed it over midwicket for a boundary! Maxwell worked the third ball towards short third man for a single. Maxwell followed it with another single towards long-off. Maxwell worked the fifth bal towards long-on for a single. Miller took a single off the last ball to keep strike. Nine runs from the over. Dhoni is avoiding spinners at the moment with Maxwell at the crease.

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Over 9 || Score 60/2

Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack. Miller struck the first ball towards long-off and a misfiled from Smith converted in into a boundary! Miller followed it with a single towards long-on. Maxwell worked the third ball towards deep cover for a couple. Jadeja followed with some flight and Maxwell failed to connect with that one. Maxwell rever-swept the fifth ball for a single. Miller worked the last ball towards deep cover for a single. Nine runs from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 51/2

Pandey has been brought into the attack. Miller worked the fifth ball of the over past square leg for a boundary!

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Over 7 || Score 45/2

Dwayne Smith has been brought into the attack. Miller played a superb straight drive off the fifth ball for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 38/2

Dhoni gives another over to Hilfenhaus. Second ball moved into Sehwag, and he dragged it onto the stumps, Sehwag is OUT! Just one from the over. Brilliant comeback from Hilfenhaus, one run and a wicket from the over.

V Sehwag b Hilfenhaus 30 (23b)

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Over 5 || Score 37/1

Sharma to continue. Mandeep Singh saw some room off the third ball, he went hard after it, and hit it straight to Pandey at third man, Mandeep is OUT! Glenn Maxwell is the new man in, he demolished the CSK bowling attack last time. Mohit bowled one short and wide to Sehwag, who worked it fine between point and third man for a boundary! Five runs from the over.

Mandeep Singh c Pandey b Sharma 3 (8b)

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Over 4 || Score 32/0

Hilfenhaus to bowl his second over. Second ball was a half-volley and Sehwag clobbered it over long-on for a Six! Ten from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 22/0

Mohit Sharma has been brought into the attack. Excellent start from him, just one from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 21/0

Ishwar Pandey to bowl from the other end. Second delivery was bowled at Viru's pads and he flicked it past midwicket for a boundary! Sehwag was offered some room off the third ball and he launched it over point for a boundary! Pandey followed it with another length ball and Sehwag whacked it over covers for a boundary! 12 runs from the over. Sehwag has shown glimpses of his past so far!

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Over 1 || Score 9/0

Ben Hilfenhaus to bowl the first over, Viru and Mandeep Singh to open the innings for Punjab. Sehwag was offered an overpitched delivery, and he worked it past covers for a boundary! Nine from the first over.

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TOSS: MS Dhoni has won the toss and CSK will bowl first

Revenge will be on cards, as table-toppers Chennai Super Kings take on Kings XI Punjab, in what would be their second head-to-head clash in this IPL.

After losing their first match against Kings XI Punjab, Chennai have done exceptionally well by winning six matches in a row. Even in their first match, Chennai had posted a huge score of 205 runs, which went in vain as a result of a brilliant innings from Glenn Maxwell.

Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith have been in sublime form right through the series, which is why most of the chases have been a cakewalk for MS Dhoni and his boys. While the Kiwi has scored three half-centuries in the series, Dwayne Smith has hit four fifties this season and is just ten runs short from Glenn Maxwell, who is the highest run-scorer with 375 runs in the tournament.

Kings XI Punjab on the other hand have been in phenomenal form too, and their five-match winning streak was ended by Mumbai Indians who registered their first victory of the season on their home ground – Wankhede. Glenn Maxwell has single-handedly won most of the matches for his side and David Miller has played the role of a finisher extremely well. These two batsmen will once again have to play a major role against two-time champions CSK.

While the batsmen won the first three matches for the team, bowlers like Balaji and Sandeep Sharma pulled up their socks and won the next two games for their side. Mitchell Johnson too bowled with good line and length in the last few matches, and KXIP would want to show their class by defeating the mighty Chennai Super Kings for the second time.



First Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 23:42

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