MS Dhoni’s 79 went in useless as Chennai Tremendous Kings misplaced to Punjab via four runs © BCCI
Kings XI Punjab defeated Chennai Tremendous Kings via 4 runs on Sunday to finish southern outfit’s profitable run within the Indian Premier League (IPL). Installed to bat, Punjab wasted their cast get started however controlled to put up a difficult overall of 197/7. In answer, Chennai batters failed. Except Ambati Rayudu (49) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (79 no longer out), no different batsmen appeared relaxed in-front of Punjab’s bowlers and went affordably to lose the sport. Large names like Shane Watson (11), Murali Vijay (12), Sam Billings (nine) and Ravindra Jadeja (19) failed to attain handsomely in a large run chase. In opposition to the tip, Dhoni attempted to tug off the issues single-handedly however failed and his 44-ball unbeaten innings went in useless. For Punjab, Andrew Tye scalped two wickets.
Previous, Kings XI Punjab did not profit from the flying get started given via openers Chris Gayle and Lokesh Rahul and settled for 197/7.
Rahul (37 runs in 22 balls) and Gayle (63 runs in 33 balls) gave the hosts a rousing get started, slamming 96 runs in 8 overs. However after their wickets, no different batsman took benefit of it and failed to attain runs, due to the Chennai bowlers’ disciplined bowling.
Rahul fell within the 8th over when the scoreboard was once studying 96. After including a couple of extra runs, Gayle additionally departed, courtesy pacer Shane Watson, within the 12th over. The West Indian batsman slammed seven obstacles and 4 sixes.
Mayank Agarwal (30) and Yuvraj Singh (20), then attempted to take care of the tempo set via the openers however within the procedure each departed after a just right get started. Aaron Finch was once out on a golden duck.
Karun Nair (29) and skipper Ravichandran Ashwin (14) attempted to stretch their workforce’s overall to the 200-run mark however failed and departed separately.
For Chennai, Shardul Thakur and Imran Tahir scalped two wickets every.
Temporary ratings: Kings XI Punjab 197/7 (Chris Gayle 63; Imran Tahir 2/34) in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings: 193/five (Mahendra Singh Dhoni 79; Andrew Tye 2/47)