KXIP vs CSK IPL 2020 Live: Watson-Faf registers unbeaten 150 stand as CSK beats KXIP by 10 wickets

Three time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings, after three consecutive defeats, made a strong statement after securing a thumping 10 wickets victory against KXIP in Dubai International stadium.

With the win, CSK climbed to the 6th spot after succumbing to the bottom spot following their early horror show.  The duo of Du Plessis (87*) and Watson (83*) stitched a record opening stand for CSK across IPL history  to chase down 179 runs without the loss of any wickets and with 14 balls to spare.

KXIP vs CSK IPL 2020 Highlights and Complete Match Report: https://www.insidesport.co/kxip-vs-csk-ipl-2020-highlights-watson-faf-du-plessis-stitch-record-181-opening-stand-as-csk-thump-kxip-by-10-wickets/

Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings

11.10pm

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11.07pm
CSK wins by 10 wickets

Faf du Plessis collects the winning boundary, steering the ball towards deep extra cover, as Chennai Super Kings hammer Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets with 14 balls to spare. CSK-181/0 after 17.4 overs

11.02pm

CSK-168/0 after 17 overs; need 11 off 18 balls

10.56pm
CSK-156/0 after 16 overs; need more 23 from 24 balls

Bishnoi continues in the 16th. With the required run rate having come down below 6, the batsmen change their approach a bit, can afford a few dot balls again. 159 is the highest opening partnership in CSK’s history. These two are hurtling towards that mark. A Watson boundary through the covers to end the 16th.

10.50pm
CSK-150/0 after 15 overs

Shane Watson-Faf du Plessis complete 150 runs partnership to propel CSK closer towards the target. The duo has played exceptionally well but can they take CSK all the way over the rope?

10.43pm
2nd Strategic Timeout taken

CSK-135/0 after 14 overs; need more 44 runs from 36 deliveries

10.36pm
CSK-123/0 after 13 overs; need 56 more from 42 balls

Much better efforts by the KXIP fielders as Watson and du Plessis are restricted to the ones and twos, with just four coming off this one.

10.32pm
CSK-119/0 after 12 overs

10.27pm
CSK-112/0 after 11 overs

Jordan, who went for 19 in his first over, back to bowl his second in the 11th. Watson lays into him again. Finds gaps on either side of the wicket to start the over. Watson brings up his 50, off 31 balls. Faf gets to his 50 in the same over. Off 33 balls. CSK are being powered towards the target by their openers.

10.26pm
Half Century for Faf as well!

Faf brings up his half-century off 33 balls — his 15th in the Indian Premier League overall and his third in this IPL. Takes a single off the fifth delivery of the 11th over to get to the milestone.

10.25pm

What a way for Shane Watson to bring up his 20th IPL fifty, drilling this through the gap between extra cover and mid off! Takes just 31 balls to get to the milestone.

10.21pm
Watson-Faf complete 100 runs stand

100-partnership up between CSK openers Du Plessis and Watson in 59 deliveries, the former bringing up the milestone with a single off the penultimate ball of the 10th over. CSK-101/0 after 10 overs

10.15pm
CSK-95/0 after 9 overs

14 runs milked off Bishnoi’s second over, with Watson collecting a four and a six to move into the 40s. Nothing’s going KXIP’s way so far in the second essay.

10.10pm
15 runs off the 8th over

Du Plessis and Watson find themselves in the driver’s seat, collecting boundaries for fun. The occasional misfield’s only making things worse for the Kings XI. CSK-81/0 after 8 overs

10.06pm

Ravi Bishnoi, who’s been impressive so far for the Kings XI in his maiden IPL season, introduced after the interval. Concedes six off his first over, including a boundary to Faf off the penultimate delivery. CSK-66/0 after 7 overs

9.58pm
End of Powerplay; 50 comes up for CSK

A big over for CSK, 19 runs off it as the umpires signal for the Strategic Timeout. CSK-61/0 after 6.3 overs; need 118 more from 80 balls

9.52pm

Change of ends for Shami as he starts off his second with a wide, before getting flicked towards midwicket for a boundary by Faf off the second. The South African collects a brace off the next delivery, with Shami keeping it tight for the remaining deliveries as he gives away just two singles. Nine from the over. CSK-41/0 after 5 overs

9.46pm
CSK-32/0 after 4 overs

Watson hits an overpitched delivery from Cottrell for a four down the ground again. Left arm spinner Harpreet Brar into the attack in the 4th over. Watson gives him similar treatment.

9.42pm
CSK-25/0 after 3 overs; need 154 from 17 overs

Du Plessis and Watson keep the scoreboard ticking with the ones and twos in the first four deliveries, before Watson gets an overpitched delivery off the fifth that he smacks down the ground for his third boundary. Dot to end Cottrell’s second.

9.38pm
7 runs off the 2nd over

Shami continues from the other end for KXIP. KXIP-16/0 after 2 overs

9.32pm
Strong start from CSK

Watson hits a couple of boundaries in the opening over to set the tone for the chase; Cottrell goes for 9 in his first CSK-9/0 after 1 over

9.30pm
We are underway with CSK’s chase

Watson and Faf walk out for CSK; Cottrell to open bowling for KXIP

9.14pm
End of KXIP’s innings

Comeback from Shardul Thakur in the final over having been hit for two consecutive boundaries at the start followed by a wide. 1, 0, 1 and 1 to end for Maxwell and Sarfaraz. 12 runs from the final over. KXIP-178/4 after 20 overs

9.06pm
KXIP-166/4 after 19 overs

A boundary in the penultimate can relief KXIP a bit after the dismissal of their skipper KL Rahul. A tennis shot from Maxwell against Bravo’s short and wide delivery.

9.02pm
KXIP-155/4 after 18 overs

CSK needed to get back and contain the KXIP flow of runs and Shardul Thakur does it with two consecutive deliveries. First gets Nicholas Pooran and then the important wicket of KL Rahul. KXIP-155/4 after 18 overs

9.01pm
Hattrick delivery!

Sarfaraz Khan on strike. Khan looks to play a cover drive but takes it away from his body, gets an outside edge and it falls on the bounce for Shane Watson who is at short third man. Nearly getting the hat-trick!

8.59pm
Thakur strikes again; Rahul departs for 63

Two in two for Shardul Thakur. KL Rahul gone this time as he shakes his head. Full delivery from Shardul, KL Rahul tried to play it down square but gets an outside edge which is taken by MS Dhoni. 100th catch for MSD.

8.56pm
Wicket No.3 goes for KXIP

Shardul Thakur comes on and strikes immediately and gets the danger man NIcholas Pooran. Goes for another maximum, he gets plenty of air on it, it goes many a miles into the air, but if you need someone to hold on to such a tough catch, you would call on Jadeja. And he holds on. What a show from Pooran though.

8.53pm
150 up for KXIP

Bravo bowls an eventful 17th over. Classic death over bowling. Yorkers and cutters. Pooran gets ahold of the 4th ball, and again pulls and deposits into the empty stands. KXIP-152/2 after 17 overs

8.46pm
Strategic Timeout taken

Sam Curran goes for 11 runs and he’s not happy. No bowler would be after being hit for a 97 metre six! Nicholas Pooran with a massive hit and KXIP have the momentum going into the strategic timeout. KXIP-141/2 after 16 overs

8.42pm
Milestone for KL Rahul

The KXIP skipper cross 1500 IPL runs. Kudos!

8.40pm
50 for KL Rahul

Rahul brings up his 50 from 46 balls. Slowest fifty this IPL. KL goes gets under Thakur’s length delivery to smoke it over long-off. KXIP-130/2 after 15 overs

8.36pm

Jadeja’s last over of the day is an expensive one. KL Rahul, the new man in to join Rahul, smashes him to end the over – a four over covers and a huge pull for six. KXIP-114/2 after 14 overs

8.32pm
100 comes up for KXIP

Dwayne Bravo sees KXIP’s 100 come up from 12.5 overs as he goes for 7 runs. A boundary in that over coming fortuitously for KL Rahul, much to the players from yellow’s dismay. KXIP-101/2 after 13 overs

8.29pm

Excellent over from Ravindra Jadeja; goes for just 6 runs before getting Mandeep! Disappointed Mandeep walks back to the dugout and Nicholas Pooran comes in. KXIP-94/2 after 12 overs

8.27pm
KXIP lose 2nd wicket

Ambati Rayudu takes a low catch and Mandeep Singh falls! Slightly outside off and Mandeep’s uppish drive finds the CSK fielder inside the circle. Bit of a juggle to hold on and Rayudu is relieved. End of a cameo knock from Mandeep

8.23pm
Massive over for KXIP

Mandeep Singh goes after Piyush Chawla. Two sixes from it, 17 in all, as Mandeep smacks two mighty hits in the same region. Fantastic batting from Mandeep. KXIP-88/1 after 11 overs

8.20pm
We reach the halfway mark

Mandeep Singh is in at 3. Joins KL with CSK’s spinners keeping things tight. No boundaries have been hit for 3 overs now. 10 runs from the last 2 overs with Jadeja and Chawla operating from either end. KXIP-71/1 after 10 overs

8.17pm
KXIP-66/1 after 9 overs

8.12pm
Agarwal departs for 26; Strategic Timeout taken

Piyush Chawla! He gets this one to zip into Mayank Agarwal, cramped for room and he pulls it straight into the hands of Sam Curran at deep mid-wicket. FOW-61/1

8.09pm
KXIP-61/0 after 8 overs

Ravindra Jadeja is introduced by MS Dhoni for the first spin factor tonight. Second ball of the over, Faf du Plessis covers lots of ground, dives forward but is unable to get to it in the end for an uppish shot by Mayank. Stephen Fleming isn’t too pleased. 6 runs from the over

8.05pm
50 comes up for KXIP
50 partnership for Rahul-Agarwal

Dwayne Bravo bowls the 7th. The 50 partnership comes up with a single. KXIP have had the best opening partnership in IPL 2020 by far. KXIP-55/0 after 7 overs

7.59pm
End of Powerplay; KXIP-46/0 after 6 overs

7.53pm
KXIP-38/0 after 5 overs

Deepak Chahar continues with his this over and goes for 7 runs. A good comeback from Chahar despite being pumelled for a boundary by Mayank Agarwal.

7.47pm

Finest way to end the over. Rahul drives the ball through point for a boundary. An expensive over from Sam Curran; 12 runs off it

KXIP-31/0 after 4 overs

7.44pm
KXIP-19/0 after 3 overs

Sam Curran bowls from the other end. Rahul gets the first boundary of the match with a powerful drive past sweeper cover. KL keeps attacking in the next over too, cuts Deepak Chahar for another four.

7.39pm
KXIP-12/0 after 2 overs

Sam Curran shares the ball with Deepak Chahar. Once again, an over starts with a double. Pitched up and Agarwal drives it to pick it up two runs. KL Rahul picks up the first boundary of the match with a well-timed, confident shot. 8 runs from the over

7.34pm
Strong start from Chahar and CSK

An extremely tight over from Chahar; only 4 runs off it. KXIP-4/0 after 1 over

7.30pm
Aaand we are underway!

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal walks out to bat. Deepak Chahar to open bowling for CSK.

7.10pm
Playing XIs

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell

Dhoni: I think we have played decent cricket. We need to get a good start and we need to get better at the death. It’s easier to break things into smaller stuff. We are playing with the same team, happy with the same combination. The side looks balanced and it looks good. We wanted to bat first, but happy to bat second. We are the most experienced team when it comes to chasing. The morale is high, that’s a good thing. I feel the support staff and the players’ attitude matters, it makes the job easy for us when the dressing room atmosphere is happy.

Rahul: We’ll bat first. Looks a pretty good wicket, hope it gets a little slower too. If we put a big total, it will put some pressure on them. Lots of positives to think of and be proud of. It can all change quickly. We need to get the momentum. We have three changes. Karun, Gowtham, Neesham are out. Mandeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Jordan are in.

7pm
Toss results

Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and have opted to bat.