Dubai: Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings face off in the 18th edition of IPL 13 Punjab won the toss and elected to bat, giving the opponent a target of 179 runs.
The Punjab team, from the beginning, played a good game in a good rhythm. However, the loss of only one wicket at the last stage gave 179 to Guriyan’s Chennai. Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja and Piyush Chawla bowled Punjab’s pace. Thakur picked up two wickets while Jadeja and Chawla took one wicket each. This enabled him to score 178 runs.
KL Rahul Lightning
KL Rahul, who has been a wicketkeeper since the beginning, has hit sixes and four boundaries. He scored 63 runs for the ball (1 six, 7 fours). Kul Rahul joined the pavilion as he bowled the 2nd ball of the 17th over as Puran was dismissed.
Rahul, Mayank flamboyant game:
Skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have been good partners in the opener. Agarwal then gave a catch in the 8th over. The pair started well and added 61 runs for the 49ers. Mayank Agarwal was dismissed for 26 off 19 balls with 3 fours. Mandeep Singh also came up with a wicket of 26 (3 fours) for 16 off 11.6.
The Punjab team, who played vigorously without losing any wickets in the power play, scored a staggering 55 runs. After six over, Mayank Agarwal went on to play an explosive game. Sam Curran caught the first ball of the 8th over. Then KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh played a furious game. He caught the last ball of the 11th over.
Nicholas Pooran played flamboyant but kept the wicket. But Jadeja took wickets for the first ball of the 17th over. KL Rahul also joined wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the pavilion for the next ball as Pooran handed the wicket. The duo combined for 58 off 31 balls.
Glenn Maxwell and Sarfaraz Khan came in at 17.3 but could not play well. Maxwell hit 11 fours (7 fours) and Sarfaraj Khan 14 (9 fours).