KXIP vs CSK, IPL Score: Shardul Thakur accounted for the dismissal of KL Rahul.© BCCI/IPL
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper KL Rahul has scored a half-century to help put the side in the driver’s seat. Fellow opener Mayank Agarwal was dismissed for 26, following a solid start alongside Rahul. The side further lost Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran after winning the toss and opting to bat against last season runners-up Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match 18 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. KXIP have opted to make three changes to the lineup which was defeated by defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI), in the team’s most recent clash. Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar and Mandeep Singh replace Jimmy Neesham, Karun Nair and Krishnappa Gowtham for the Punjab-based franchise. CSK have gone in with an unchanged side. (LIVE SCORECARD)
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Glenn Maxwell gets his first boundary of the innings, flat-batting the ball into the gap at long-off.
MS Dhoni completes 100 catches as wicketkeeper in IPL
MS Dhoni has completed 100 catches as a wicketkeeper in the IPL, after accounting for the dismissal of KL Rahul.
WICKET! Nicholas Pooran c Ravindra Jadeja b Shardul Thakur 33 (17)
Nicholas Pooran departs for 33 runs off 17 deliveries, as Ravindra Jadeja completes a fantastic catch after the Windies cricketer attempted to smash the ball into the stands. Glenn Maxwell is the new man in.
Third six of the innings for Nicholas Pooran who smashes a full-toss from Dwayne Bravo into the stands astutely.
KXIP 141/2 (16 overs)
KXIP have reached a score of 141/2 at the end of 16 overs. KL Rahul has completed a half-century, and will be looking to attack in the final overs.
Nicholas Pooran gets his second six of the innings, swinging across and smashing the ball over cow corner.
Consecutive boundaries for KL Rahul who gets the ball in the gap between backward point and short third man.
Boundary for KL Rahul, who slices the fuller delivery over extra cover.
Nicholas Pooran follows up the boundary with a six, shuffling across and smashing the ball over backward square leg.
Nicholas Pooran gets his first boundary of the innings, slamming the ball over extra cover.
KL Rahul completes 1500 runs for KXIP in IPL
KL Rahul has completed 1500 runs for KXIP in the IPL. Rahul has scored five boundaries so far, with the fifth boundary following an outside edge off a slower delivery.
Six runs and a wicket off Ravindra Jadeja’s third over
Ravindra Jadeja concedes six runs off his third over, accounting for the dismissal of Mandeep Singh. KXIP 94/2 (12 overs)
WICKET! Mandeep Singh c Ambati Rayadu b Ravindra Jadeja 27 (16)
Mandeep Singh departs for 27 runs off 16 deliveries as he plays an uppish drive straight to Ambati Rayadu at cover. Nicholas Pooran is the new man in.
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Chawla concedes 17 runs off his second over
Piyush Chawla concdes 17 runs off his second over comprising of 2 sixes. KXIP 88/1 (11 overs)
Second six of the innings for Mandeep Singh who rocks back in his crease and pulls the ball over deep mid-wicket.
Mandeep Singh gets his first six of the innings, smashing the tossed up delivery over deep mid-wicket.
Another 5 runs off Jadeja’s second over, KXIP 71/1 (10 overs)
Ravindra Jadeja concedes five runs off his second over, with Mandeep and Rahul completing three singles and a double.
5 runs and a wicket off Chawla’s first over
Piyush Chawla concedes five runs while picking a wicket off his opening over. KXIP 66/1 (9 overs)
WICKET! Mayank Agarwal c Sam Curran b Piyush Chawla 26 (19)
Mayank Agarwal departs for 26 runs off 19 deliveries, as he pulls a short delivery from Piyush Chawla straight to Sam Curran at deep mid-wicket. Mandeep Singh is the new man in.
Piyush Chawla comes into the attack and strikes straightaway.
Mayank Agarwal departs for 26.
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Ravindra Jadeja concedes 6 runs off his opening over
Ravindra Jadeja concedes six off his opening over after being introduced into the attack. Jadeja could have had a wicket to his credit, if Faf du Plessis had pulled off a stunning catch which was extremely difficult. KXIP 61/0 (8 overs)
9 runs off Dwayne Bravo’s opening over
Dwayne Bravo concedes nine runs off his opening over of the innings, KXIP 55/0 (7 overs)
Fourth boundary of the innings for KL Rahul, who directs a short delivery past the diving fielder at point.
Mayank Agarwal gets his third boundary of the innings, welcoming Shardul Thakur into the attack with a front foot pull shot which goes on to hit the ropes.
7 runs off Deepak Chahar’s third over
Deepak Chahar concedes 7 runs off his third over, KXIP 38/0 (5 overs)
Second boundary of the innings for Mayank Agarwal, who belts the full delivery over covers.
12 runs from Sam Curran’s second over
Sam Curran concedes 12 runs off his second over comprising of two boundaries, KXIP 31/0 (4 overs)
Third boundary of the innings for KL Rahul, who square drives a full delivery through point.
Mayank Agarwal gets his opening boundary of the innings, smashing a seaming delivery which flies over short third man.
Seven runs off Deepak Chahar’s second over
Deepak Chahar concedes seven runs off his second over of the innings, as KL Rahul gets his second boundary. KXIP 19/0 (3 overs)
KL Rahul gets his second boundary of the innings, with a lovely cut following a back of length delivery.
8 runs off the second over bowled by Sam Curran
CSK concede 8 runs off the second over of the innings bowled by Sam Curran. KXIP 12/0 (2 overs)
KL Rahul gets his opening boundary of the innings, walking down the pitch to convert a length ball into a half-volley, going on to direct the ball astutely to the boundary.
Just 4 runs off the opening over
Deepak Chahar gets CSK off to a fine start, with just four runs conceded off the opening over. KXIP 4/0 (1 over)
Deepak Chahar to bowl the opening over
Pacer Deepak Chahar will bowl the first over of the innings for CSK. Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul will open the innings for KXIP, as usual.
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