In quite a close match, CSK lost to Kings XI as MS Dhoni fails to take his team over the line as Kings XI Punjab beat them by 4 runs in a thrilling encounter.
Match scorecard where CSK lost to Kings XI :
Kings XI Punjab:197/7 in 20 Overs
Chennai Super Kings: 193/5 in 20 Overs
It was the show of the power hitters which made the match really interesting.It was Gayle storm at one end with MSD at the other but the Gayle storm prevailed at the end.The match came that close that MS Dhoni hit the six off the final ball but CSK fell short by 4 runs in the end.Had he hit that six off the second last ball as well, things could have been different.
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He battled pain and played a vintage innings for Chennai Super Kings who were chasing a mammoth total of 198.CSK suffered their first loss of the season while Kings XI got their second win in three games.Chris Gayle and Lokesh Rahulgot Kings XI Punjab off to a flyer as they scored 92 runs in first 6 overs.It was a tough day in the office for CSK bowlers as they failed to stop the run flow in the beginning.Quality bowlers like Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh leaked too many runs which meant that CSK was in for a large run chase once again.Apart from MS Dhoni, only Ambati Rayadu scored a quickfire 49 off 35 balls but I it was not enough.The young talented spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman once again proved his worth as he returned with impressive figures of 3-0-18-0.
Man of the Match: Chris Gayle for his terrific knock of 63 off 33 balls
To Sum up Things: It was a complete batting show in the end as spectators were witnessed to some wonderful cricketing stroke play from the likes of Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul and MS Dhoni.The Universeboss, Chris Gayle, once again showed why he is one of the most dangerous batsmen in this format of the game. Now that the CSK lost to Kings XI, the team Kings XI Punjab have alot to offer in this edition of IPL considering the power hitters come to the party.