Last night, it was the last and the most interesting match of the leagues. Chennai Super Kings won the match beating Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets. Kings XI Punjab are now officially out off the league.
In the first innings, KXIP had a very bad start to the game.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 last night, he scored 7 off the 11 balls he played. He was bowled by the CSK star bowler, Lungi Ngidi. Manoj Tiwary was the highest scorer of the team today, as he 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 and went back to pavilion on runs.
MS Dhoni and his team were on fire. 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 and once again stunned everyone with his impeccable bowling style.
In the second innings, Chennai Super Kings chased the target of 153 runs very wonderfully.
Suresh Raina, the star player of the team, took the match away like a storm. He remained unbeaten till the end ball and gave a thrilling performance. He scored 61 runs in 48 balls he played. Ambatti Rayudu scored went back to pavilion after scoring a single run. Deepak Chahar also gave a brilliant performance tonight and scored 39 off the 20 balls he played.
MS Dhoni finished off the match in his trademark style with a stunning six making way for the team into the playoffs. He scored 16 off the 7 balls he played.
Here’s how twitterati reacted to the match tonight, have a look:
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 20, 2018
— CSK UNIVERSE (@CSKUniverse) May 20, 2018
Before IPL Began, Ashwin Said
I Will Be An Unpredictable Captain.
In the Last League Match By Sending In Bhajji & Chahar Up The Order,
Dhoni To Ashwin Nee Padicha School'la Naan Head Master Daawww! ????????#CSKvKXIP
— ArunachalaM (@ArunbuddyAP) May 20, 2018
At one stage it felt like KXIP might restrict CSK under 100 as well. Dhoni sends two random batsmen ahead of him and finishes off with one over to spare lol. #CSKvKXIP
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) May 20, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 20, 2018
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) May 20, 2018
Is there a more beautiful ending to a match than MSD hitting the ball into the stands! #CSKvKXIP
— AkShAtA (@MenInBlueDvotee) May 20, 2018
Clever and Unexpected Thala sends Chahar and Bhajji before himself.
— Saurav (@varuask) May 20, 2018
Dhoni knows his strength very well. A good decision of dropping himself down the order in difficult batting surface.
— Siddharth KumarSahoo (@__Siddharth___) May 20, 2018
— Ragothaman (@SRTRaghu) May 20, 2018
Remembering those tough days, when MSD forced to play under Steve smith at RPS! Never write off a winner!!
— Rasool (@imrasool) May 20, 2018
— Izrael Prabhu (@IzraelPrabhu) May 20, 2018
A captain can’t be unpredictable than this….He absolutlely kept his word..then why all you people blame him??? its totally unfair???????? #CSKvKXIP
— Rashid Mohammed (@rashidkvrashi) May 20, 2018
Standing ovation for those who thought ashwin is a good captain material. #CSKvKXIP
— Heerahee (@Heerahee) May 20, 2018
#CSKvKXIP Dhoni always sounds so logical in post match conversations. Never miss a chance to hear him.
— Jinn Chao (@JinnRaj) May 20, 2018
— Charuhas Khanzode (@iamCharuhas) May 20, 2018
Ziva was playing on the ground during the post match presentation!???????? I'm jealous of every single person who saw her live❤#CSKvKXIP
— Smriti Sinha (@smritisinha99) May 20, 2018
CSK nd KXIP fought hard and an easy Win for RR ????????♂️????????♂️#CSKvKXIP
— Ravi (@ravixas) May 20, 2018
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) May 20, 2018
— AravindhAnbazhagan (@aravianbu) May 20, 2018
— MS Dhoni™ (@BleedDhonism) May 20, 2018
— Balaji (@balaranganath) May 20, 2018
Rajasthan;s chances severely getting hurt by a Rajpoot.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) May 20, 2018
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