VIVO IPL 2018: KXIP vs CSK
Kings XI Punjab is played today at their home ground and they packed up the day without disappointing their crowd. Not to mention that KXIP included Chris Gayle in this match. Chris Gayle 90% of IPL Career playing as an opener for RCB. This will be the first time Gayle charming out in a brand new jersey after a long time.
Ashwin was the topic….
This will be a true emotional battle for Ravichandran Ashwin. He will be playing for his current team KXIP as the skipper and will be facing the team that he used to support and his hometown team! By the way, Ashwin didn’t favor Chennai Super Kings in any way – he did his job perfectly as a skipper.
KXIP starts things off.
It was Punjab to bat first as CSK choose to field first. The first innings was nothing but about Chris Gayle. Gayle was back in form and scored 66 out of 33 with 7 fours and 4 sixes on board before being taken out from Shane Watson.
The other batsmen were able to get the job done. I must say that last over by Bravo was clear as you’d expect from him. Very poor batting performance by Tye, but you can’t expect much from a baller.
Nevertheless, in the regards, KXIP was able to score 197 runs and CSK needs 198 runs to win the match.
How CSK lost?
CSK lost nothing but because of early wickets. CSK lost all their wickets in the early overs. It was Dhoni who was the heart to pump the score until the end.
Dhoni and Bravo was the batsman to face the last over. With just 4 balls left and 16 runs needed to score, the baller completely missed it and that was wide.
While everyone in the stadium was on their feet because they know Dhoni can finish it off in class. But the next ball was a four as expected. So 11 needed from 3 delivers! Dhoni misses the next ball!
Everyone is in complete shock that – this match now has 3 possibilities. Dhoni hits a six and four, which will lead to a super-over. Dhoni misses the and KXIP wins the match. Dhoni smashes two huge sixes and that was CSK’s day.
But unfortunately, it was the 2nd possibility to happen. Dhoni misses the next delivery but yet manages to score a massive six on the last ball. That’s it! KXIP beats CSK, KXIP wins the match by 4 runs.
Dhoni tried his best but yet failed. Gayle had a good comeback story. Ashwin wins the emotional battle.