Chennai Super Kings is back to the top of the table with a 22-run victory over Kings XI Punjab. The Kings were on course when KL Rahul and Sarfraz Khan added 110 for the third-wicket before Rahul’s dismissal made things more difficult for the host side. Deepak Chahar and Kuggeleijn held their nerves in the end, but they were buoyed by a brilliant spell from Harbhajan Singh whose two for 17 allowed CSK to make early inroads. Du Plessis’ half-century combined with a 60-run stand between Dhoni and Rayudu took CSK to an eventually winning total.
Kuggeleijn to bowl the final over. He has to defend 26 off last six. Just two off the first three balls! And the pressure tells on Sarfraz who perishes, caught by du Plessis for a 59-ball 67. Punjab needs 24 off two balls.
A century stand by KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan (117 runs for the third wicket) still was insufficient for Kings XI Punjab with CSK topping the table following a 22-run victory. Rahul and Sarfaraz batted well, but should have attacked the spinners once they settled in. Victory for CSK means that they bounced back following the loss to Mumbai, while Ashwin and Co. will have to go back to the drawing board to see what went wrong. Harbhajan Singh was the pick of the CSK bowlers with two for 17 in his 4 overs.
As soon as the victory of CSK, many lauded the effort by the team including some of the celebrities working in Tamil industry. Check out them here :
Meyatha Maan Rathna Kumar :
Sachin – The Batsmen
V.Kohli – The Cricketer
M.S.Dhoni – The Captain.
— Rathna kumar (@MrRathna) April 6, 2019
Parvati Nair :
— Parvatii (@paro_nair) April 6, 2019
Varalaskhmi Sarathkumar :
And we r back…wooohooo.. #csk 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛
— varalaxmi sarathkumar (@varusarath) April 6, 2019
— Sathish (@actorsathish) April 6, 2019
Venkat Prabhu :
— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) April 6, 2019
Start music 🕺
— PREMGI (@Premgiamaren) April 6, 2019
— Shanthnu Buddy (@imKBRshanthnu) April 6, 2019
Editor Suresh :
— T.S.Suresh (@editorsuresh) April 6, 2019
Vishnu Vishal :
— VISHNU VISHAL – VV (@TheVishnuVishal) April 6, 2019
Anchor Bhavana :
Damn! @msdhoni is really the ultimate whisperer 🙂 wonder what he said to #deepakchahar! 2 no balls, a moment with your caption and then outstanding bowling:) you just start to believe that he is capable of ANYTHING! Sho! Thala for a REASON👏👏 #CSKvKXIP @ChennaiIPL @IPL
— Bhavna Balakrishnan (@Bhavna__B) April 6, 2019
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