The powerful Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to extend their winning momentum when they face Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the PCA stadium on Sunday.
In their campaign opener against three-time champion Mumbai Indians, Dwayne Bravo and Kedar Jadhav pulled off a thrilling last over win for Chennai. Chasing 166 against Mumbai.
In the second match, Chennai was handed a challenging 203-run target by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their first home game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Winning the toss, Dhoni opted to bowl first and opined his side love to chase, a statement which was hence proved right by his boys.
CSK was off to a flying start with Shane Watson (42) and Ambati Rayudu (39) adding 75 runs for the opening wicket. With just everything going CSK’s way, KKR’s spinners- Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine struck to bring back their side in the contest.
With Suresh Raina (14) and Dhoni (25) felling cheaply, CSK’s foreign buy- Sam Billings took command and smashed 56 off 23 to keep the hosts on the hunt.
Finally, Ravindra Jadeja’s six off the final delivery set up another nail-biting win for CSK.
Chennai Super Kings Squad :
MS Dhoni (C) (W), KM Asif Sam Billings Chaitanya Bishnoi Dwayne Bravo Deepak Chahar Faf du Plessis Harbhajan Singh Imran Tahir Ravindra Jadeja Kedar Jadhav Narayan Jagadeesan Kshitiz Sharma Monu Kumar Lungi Ngidi Suresh Raina Ambati Rayudu Mitchell Santner Kanishk Seth Karn Sharma Dhruv Shorey Shardul Thakur Murali Vijay Shane Watson David Willey Mark Wood
Kings XI Punjab Squad:
Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Akshdeep Nath Mayank Agarwal Mayank Dagar Ben Dwarshuis Aaron Finch Chris Gayle Manzoor Dar David Miller Mujeeb Ur Rahman Karun Nair Axar Patel Lokesh Rahul (W) Ankit Rajpoot Pradeep Sahu Mohit Sharma Barinder Sran Marcus Stoinis Manoj Tiwary Andrew Tye Yuvraj Singh