Tonight, the match is going on between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Tonight, this match is very important for Kings XI Punjab in order to qualify for the playoffs. However, the big obstacle in their way is that KXIP have to beat Chennai Super Kings by a huge margin of 53 runs. If they failed to win the match, RR will qualify for the playoffs.
Before the match started,KXIP were invited to bat first as the toss was won by MS Dhoni, the skipper of Chennai Super Kings.
The first innings had a very bad start for the players of KXIP, as the openers of the team, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle went back to pavilion after a few balls. KL Rahul, the star player of the team failed to contribute to the runs tonight, he scored 7 off the 11 balls he played. He was bowled by the CSK star bowler, Lungi Ngidi.
Manoj Tiwary scored 35 runs off the 30 balls. David Miller scored 24 off the 22 balls he played. The skipper of the team, R.Ashwin failed to score today and went back to pavilion on runs.
MS Dhoni and his team was on fire tonight. MS Dhoni took three catches and sent back three big players of the team. The ace bowler of the team, Lungi Ngidi took 4 four wickets today and once again stunned everyone with his impeccable bowling style.
After the first innings, KXIP gave the target of 153 runs to CSK players.
Here’s how twitterati reacted to the first innings, have a look:
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 20, 2018
To beat Chennai by 53 runs, Punjab's first objective right now is to reach 53 runs.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) May 20, 2018
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) May 20, 2018
— Anil Sillay (@anilsillay) May 20, 2018
Dhoni does not appeal. He gives judgment. #CSKvKXIP
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) May 20, 2018
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 20, 2018
— Gajal⚡???? (@Gajal_Dalmia) May 20, 2018
— Whistle Podu Army – CSK Fan Club (@CSKFansOfficial) May 20, 2018
I'm telling y'll, Finch is a ST candidate.#CSKvKXIP
— YUVRAJOPHILIC ❥ (@Netzz_Rathi) May 20, 2018
— SA (@Aravind_SA) May 20, 2018
Finally a Raina special catch this season#CSKvKXIP
— Abhay3 (@ImAbhay3) May 20, 2018
Dhoni showed faith on Jadeja , Billings , Bhajji alot even they failed but Dhoni knows the value!
Hope KXIP has done it with Yuvraj!
We might have some better results from Yuvraj!#CSKvKXIP
— VIRAT'S DHONI (@Cricketician_) May 20, 2018
KL Rahul's first single digit score of the season. My favorite player this year. #CSKvKXIP
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) May 20, 2018
— Ganesh Harikrishnan ???? (@Johnson_Ganesh) May 20, 2018
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