Kings XI Punjab defeated Chennai SuperKings by 6 wickets at the IS Bindra Stadium in the 55th match of IPL. With this victory, Punjab scored 12 points in 14 matches. At the same time, Chennai has 18 points in 14 matches.
Punjab won the toss and decided to bowl. Earlier, batting first, Chennai scored 170 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Punjab scored 173 runs for 4 wickets in 18 overs for the last match of the season. Lokesh Rahul played 71 runs knock in 36 balls for Punjab. He hit seven fours and five sixes. In this innings, he had completed his half-century in 19 balls. This is the third fastest half-century of this season.
Apart from Rahul, Chris Gayle scored 28 runs off 28 balls to return to the pavilion. Mayank Agarwal scored 7 runs. Rahul shared a 108-run partnership with Chris Gayle for the first wicket. During this, experienced spinner Harbhajan Singh scored 37 runs off 9 balls. Nicholas Puran scored 36 runs off 22 balls and was bowled out of Ravindra Jadeja.
Earlier, Faf du Plessis scored 96 and Suresh Raina scored 53 runs for Chennai. Du Plessis missed out with his first century in IPL. Curran took three wickets in the match and Mohammed Shami took two wickets.
Du Plessis scored his second half-century of this season and a total 11th half-century in the tournament. He shared a 120-run partnership with Raina for the second wicket. Earlier, Punjab included Harshpreet Barar in place of Arshdeep Singh in the squad making a change in the playing eleven.
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