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Highlights, IPL 2018, Match 12: Kings XI Punjab beat Chennai Super Kings in thriller

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni hammers an unbeaten 79 (44 balls) but failed to take his team over the line in a thrilling contest against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 16, 2018 0:00 IST ]
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IPL Live Cricket Score, IPL 2018 Match 12, Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings


IPL 2018 Match 12  LIVE STREAMING KXIP vs CSK: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 12th match Live Score IPL 2018, KXIP vs CSK at Mohali of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, A confident CSK will look to extend their winning momentum when they face KXIP at their home ground today. Chennai, who are in a brilliant form have taken the campaign by storm and with two wins in hand, they aim to take on a rattled Punjab. Ravichandran Ashwin-led KXIP lost to the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL 2018 match recently. Punjab were close, but their bowlers and batsman were not up to the mark. (SCORECARD)

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Star T20 middle-order batsman Suresh Raina will miss today's IPL match after being ruled out of the CSK's next two matches due to a calf injury, which could be a thing of worry for the visitors in Mohali. On the other hand, coming on the back of a disappointing batting performance hosts Punjab will be looking reverse the performance in this match. For a win at home against the in-form Dhoni's side, Punjab's batting department needs to fire. Other than Lokesh Rahul, star batsmen Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Agarwal have struggled to get runs. (STREAMING KXIP vs CSK Scorecard)


23.51 IST: 

23.47 IST: What a match !  

23.46 IST: Kings XI Punjab (197/7) beat Chennai Super Kings (193/5) by 4 runs in Mohali. Dhoni 79*, Tye 2/47

23.43 IST: FOUR! This will also do! Top shot from captain marvellous. Full and wide outside off, not a bad delivery. Dhoni opens the face off the bat and guides it through backward point and the ball races away. CSK 187/5 in 19.3 overs vs KXIP (197/7)

23.42 IST: WIDE! Pressure getting to Sharma here. He bowls this one wide, very wide and the umpire stretches his arms. 15 runs from 4 balls.

needed off 6 balls! A similar equation like the last game for Chennai. Can they do it again?

23.38 IST: SIX! Make that 17 from the last over! A full toss just what Dhoni wanted at this stage and he sends it sailing over the mid-wicket fence for a huge one. 19 from this over. Game on!  CSK 181/5 in 19 overs

23.37 IST: FOUR! Using his brain here is Dhoni! Sees the ball is short, picks his spot and upper cuts it over the short third man fielder for a boundary. 25 needed from 8.  CSK 173/5 in 18.4 overs

23.35 IST: SIX! Bang! What a sound did that make off the bat! Length ball on off, Dhoni swings hard and he gets it over the mid-wicket fence for a huge one.  CSK 169/5 in 18.3 overs 

23.34 IST: OUT! Jadeja holes out! He had to go for it. Tye bowls a full ball on off, Ravindra tries to go big but only manages to hit it up in the air towards covers. The skipper, Ashwin there settles under it and takes it. The cameo from Jadeja comes to an end 35 from 10 needed. Chennai Super Kings 163/5 in 18.2 overs vs Kings XI Punjab (197/7)

23.32 IST: FIFTY! Finishes the over in style! 19 from it! Full and it is the slower one on middle. Jadeja tonks it over long on and it travels all the way. 36 needed in 12. Chennai Super Kings 162/4 in 18 overs vs Kings XI Punjab (197/7)  

23.30 IST: SIX! There is one off them! This is HUGEEE! Full and on middle, Dhoni lines it up and sends it sailing over the long on fence. 2 balls to go they need more. 43 from 14.  CSK 155/4 in 17.4 overs

23.27 IST: FOUR! DROPPED AND FOUR! That has been misjudged! A full toss on middle, Dhoni flicks it towards mid-wicket. Mayank Dagar the substitute in the deep seems to have misjudged it and at the very last moment dives forward to take it but the ball just brushes his fingers and goes into the ropes. A boundary early in the over, can this be the big one Chennai need? CSK 147/4 in 17.1 overs

Mohit Sharma back on.

23.25 IST: FOUR! Jadeja joins the action! He makes room and cuts that length ball over point for a boundary. 55 needed from 3 overs.  CSK 143/4 in 17 overs

23.24 IST: FOUR! Just short! Vintage Dhoni there. That was hit with brute force. He comes down the track and gets a ball outside off. He slaps it over extra cover and the ball races away. They need to finish this over well here.  CSK 138/4 in 16.4 overs

Andrew Tye comes back into the attack.

23.20 IST: Jadeja drills it through covers and crosses for a couple of times. The throw comes to the bowler's end, it could have been tight but Sran slips while getting back and Dhoni reaches safely. CSK 131/4 in 16 overs vs KXIP (197/7) 

23.18 IST: Safely in. A delivery on the pads has been worked through square leg and Jadeja scampers back for the second run. Mujeeb with a flat throw to the keeper who flicks it onto the stumps. He appeals, the third umpire is troubled but the replays find Jadeja well in.

23.10 IST: SIX! MS Dhoni sends Ashwin's one for a maximum and it goes all the way for the big one. On the leg stump the CSK skipper can gobble up those deliveries and ensure that he makes the most of it. Ashwin flights this one and lands it full on middle, MS sits down on one knee and launches it handsomely over mid-wicket for a biggie. CSK 122/4 in 15 overs

23.05 IST: OUT! Run OUT! Rayudu is one short off his fifty as a wrong call finds him seeing his bails taken off from a direct hit. Punjab get their man as he looked dangerous. CSK 113/4 in 13.4 overs

23.04 IST: SIX! Maximum and Ambati Rayudu is getting closer to his fifty. A huge shot off Sran's slow delivery. 

23.02 IST:  6 runs off Ashwin's over and the Kings XI are doing all they can to restrict the dominant Chennai from taking this one away. 

22.50 IST: FOUR! Rayudu delights with some stroke-making here. Much, much-needed boundary! Short and wide, a ball which was asking to be hit. Rayudu rocks back and cuts it through point.

22.47 IST: CSK 85/3 in 10 overs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman to MS Dhoni, 1 run. Just four from this one! Dhoni comes down the track and Mujeeb sees thet. He drags his length back and Dhoni works it towards mid-wicket for a run.

22.40 IST: FOUR! Pierced the gap to perfection! 13 from the over! This was deft from Dhoni. Waits the ball to come to him and then guides it very late through backward point and the ball races away. They are keeping up to the rate here, 117 needed from 66.

22.38 IST: FOUR! A gift but it still has to be put away. A high full toss on leg stump. Rayudu sweeps it through square leg and the ball runs away.

22.34 IST: OUT! Ashwin removes Billings for 9. Excellent use of the review by Ashwin, he was adamant that was pad and he has got it spot on. Billings walks across and goes for the sweep shot. Ashwin bowls it very full on off. It seemed to have taken the bat as it races away to the fine leg fence and the umpire feels the same as he signals a boundary. Ashwin though goes to his keeper and has a chat and then reviews. Time for the replays and it shows no bat involved and three reds. The on-field call has to be overturned and Billings his given his marching orders. A huge wicket, the hero of Chennai's last game is walking back and the woes deepen further for the visitors. Chennai Super Kings 53/3 in 6.4 overs vs Kings XI Punjab (197/7) in Mohali

22.26 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin is on now.

22.25 IST: FOUR! A nothing delivery there. Short and down the leg side. Billings pulls it fine and the ball does not waste time in reaching the fence. CSK 51/2 in 5.2 overs

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is into the attack.

22.20 IST: FOUR! A poor follow up delivery! Down the leg side, Rayudu just has to help it on its way and he does exactly so and the ball races away to the fine leg fence. CSK 43/2 om 4.2 overs  

Sam Billings walks out to the middle.

22.19 IST: 

22.18 IST: OUT! In tha air... taken! Tye strike off his first ball and the bowling change has worked wonders. It is the slower ball which does the trick. Vijay comes down the track and tries to go over covers. He is way early into the shot and only manages to sky it towards mid off. Sran there settles under it and takes it easily. Not easy when it goes so high up in the air. So Vijay short stay out there ends and Chennai are in a spot of bother here. 159 more needed. Chennai Super Kings 39/2 in 4.1 overs vs Kings XI Punjab (197/7)

Andrew Tye comes into the attack.

22.15 IST: FOUR! Once bounce and over the fence! Rayudu has come out all guns blazing here. He comes down the track gets the ball into his arc and lofts it over mid-on for a boundary. 161 more needed. CSK 37/1 in 3.4 overs

22.11 IST: SIX! STAND AND DELIVER! Murali Vijay loves playing that! A little short and on middle, Vijay lines it up and pulls it over mid-wicket for a biggie. A good way to end the over. 14 from it. CSK 31/1 in 3 overs

22.06 IST: OUT! Soft, soft dismissal there! Watson will be kicking himself for playing that shot. The slower ball on leg stump, Watson tries to nudge it on the leg side but he gets a top edge which balloons towards short fine leg. Sran there positions himself under it and takes a very easy catch. An early wicket for Punjab and they are ecstatic. The power-house Watson walks back early. Two boundaries and a wicket in this over.  Chennai Super Kings 17/1 in 2 overs vs Kings XI Punjab (197/7)

22.04 IST: Slightest off the room and with third man up, never a good idea. Just outside off, Watson does the smart thing by guiding it past that diving fielder for a boundary. Back-to-back! CSK 17/0 in 1.3 overs

22.02 IST: FOUR! First boundary and it comes of the bat off Watson. You just have to clear the infield on this ground. Full and on off, Watson drives it over point and the ball races away.  CSK 13/0 in 1.2 overs

Mohit Sharma will bowl from the other end.

22.01 IST: On the pads again from Sran, Watson flicks it towards short fine leg for a quick run. So end of a long, long first over. 9 from it.  CSK 9/0 in 1 over

21.59 IST: Good stop from Mujeeb! Short and wide outside off, Watson cuts it towards third man. Mujeeb there runs to his right, sticks a hand out and saves three for his side.  CSK 7/0 in 0.4 overs

21.55 IST: We are back for the chase! 198 is the target. Shane Watson and Murali Vijay will open the batting for Chennai. A new batting combination up front for the visitors. They will hope for it to work. Barinder Sran will open the bowling for Punjab. Here we go...

21.40 IST: Kings XI Punjab post 197/7 in 20 overs vs Chennai Super Kings in Mohali. Gayle 63, Shardul 2/33. Dwayne Bravo to Andrew Tye, 2 run. So just a couple to end this over! Which means just 4 from the last over and Punjab do not cross 200. It is a low full toss on middle, Tye hits it towards deep mid-wicket and runs two. PUNJAB FINISH WITH 197 ON THE BOARD!

21.37 IST: Barinder Sran is the next man in.

21.36 IST: OUT! Bravo removes Nair for 29. Jadeja takes this one and Nair Holes out! He just had to go for it and persishes in the attempt to clear the ropes. It is the slower ball again on middle, Nair tries to clear the deep mid-wicket fence but does not get the desired distance. Jadeja there settles under it and takes it. So this is an excellent last over till now, 1,0,1,WK. Kings XI Punjab 195/7 in 19.4 overs vs Chennai Super Kings in Mohali

21.34 IST: Andrew Tye is the next man in.

21.33 IST: OUT! Thakur removes Ashwin for 14. OUT! The short ball does the trick. A bumper on middle, Ashwin goes back early and goes for the pull. He still could not get on top off the bounce as the gets a top edge. It goes high up in the air towards the leg side. Dhoni calls for it and completes the catch. So Ashwin walks back after hitting a maximum. Can they stop them from crossing 200? Kings XI Punjab 190/6 in 18.5 overs vs Chennai Super Kings in Mohali

21.28 IST: MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni is in the PCA Stadium, Mohali, to cheer for Chennai Super Kings.

India Tv - MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni is in the PCA Stadium, Mohali, to cheer for CSK

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MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni is in the PCA Stadium, Mohali, to cheer for CSK

India Tv - Sakshi Dhoni was spotted cheering for husband's CSK in previous IPL matches as well

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Sakshi Dhoni was spotted cheering for husband's CSK in previous IPL matches as well

21.26 IST: FOUR! Down the leg side a poor delivery. Nair makes his pay as he flicks it fine on the leg side and the ball races away.

21.24 IST: DROPPED AND SIX! But a very, very good effort! Another dipping full toss on middle.Nair this time picks it and lofts it towards deep mid-wicket. Jadeja runs to his left, stretches a hand out but can't hang onto it as it hits his hand and goes over the ropes. His momentum takes him over the ropes and he dashes with the advertising board. He might have hurt his hand in the process.

21.20 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin walks out to the middle.

21.19 IST: OUT! Thakur removes Yuvraj for 20. EDGED AND TAKEN! That is three wickets in the last two overs and Chennai are right back into the game. They have got Yuvraj who was looking good out there. Shorter in length outside off, Yuvraj once again tries to cut but the ball takes the faintest of edges and goes into the mitts off Dhoni. The players appeal and even before the umpire raises his finger Yuvraj starts to walk. Good gesture by the batsman. Kings XI Punjab 157/5 in 15.3 overs vs Chennai Super Kings in Mohali

21.17 IST: FOUR! Off the mark in style! This has been flicked beautifully. Tahir bowls it a touch fuller on middle, not the line on this wicket as Nair flicks it in the gap in the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

21.15 IST: Karun Nair walks out in the middle. He will face the hat-trick ball.

21.14 IST: OUT! Tahir removes Finch for 0. The is plumb! Two-in-two for Imran Tahir! Another first ball duck for Aaron finch! Imran bowls the googly on off, Finch tries to flick it but misses to get hit on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Finch after a chat with his partner takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and it shows three reds. Another one bites the dust and Imran Tahir is on a hat-trick. Kings XI Punjab 149/4 in 14.2 overs vs Chennai Super Kings in Mohali.

21.12 IST: Aaron Finch is the next man in.

21.11 IST: OUT! Tahir removes Mayank Agarwal for 30. In the air... taken! Mayank Agarwal departs in the pursuit to score quick runs. Tahir gets his first. He tosses this one up on off. Agarwal tries to clear long on but does not get the desired connection. He holes out to Jadeja over there who takes a good catch running to his left. A breezy innings by Agarwal comes to an end and Chennai need to keep chipping at the wickets. Kings XI Punjab 149/3 in 14.1 overs vs Chennai Super Kings in Mohali

21.09 IST: FOUR! Edgy but Yuvraj won't mind! Bravo bowls a yorker on off, Singh is a little late to get his bat down in time. The ball goes off the edge and beats the dive off Harbhajan Singh at short third man and into the fence. Bravo was appealing there as he felt that hit the boot but he was the only one doing so.

21.07 IST: FOUR! In the gap! Yuvraj Singh looks at his best here today! Short and on middle, Singh rocks back and pulls it through wide long on for a boundary.

21.01 IST: SIX! ENOUGH, says Yuvraj. He gets it in his zone. Full and on off, it was turning back in. Yuvraj with the turn lofts it over long on for a biggie.

20.57 IST: Yuvraj Singh is the next man in.

20.56 IST: OUT! Watson removes Gayle for 63. Watson gets the big one! How desperately did Chennai need this wicket? The delight on Watson's face says it all. He bangs it short and it is aimed at the body of the batsman. Gayle tries to help it on its way but mistimes it. The ball lobs towards Imran Tahir at short fine leg who takes an easy catch. End of a power-packed knock by Gayle. An excellent return for him in the team. Kings XI Punjab 127/2 in 11.3 overs vs Chennai Super Kings in Mohali

20.55 IST: SIX! What a shot! He gets it in his zone, full and on middle. Agarwal clears his front leg and sends it sailing over the long on fence for a huge one.

20.50 IST: Dwayne Bravo is into the attack.

20.49 IST: FOUR! This is poor bowling from an experienced bowler. Short and wide outside off, Mayank has no qualms in slapping it through backward point for a boundary.

20.47 IST: SIX! Great connection! Agarwal rushes down to the pitch of the delivery, gives it the full whack of his bat and clears long on with ease. He is carrying a strong domestic season form with him!

20.45 IST: KXIP 102/1 in 9 overs. Shane Watson to Mayank Agarwal, 1 run. Lands it on a length and outside off, Agarwal stays back and pushes it with an angled bat through cover-point for one. 6 from the over, 10 in the last two, some sanity returning for Chennai.

20.42 IST: Mayank Agarwal is the number 3 batsman. Bowling change as well, Shane Watson to operate now.

20.41 IST: OUT! Harbhajan removes Rahul for 37. Against the run of play, there is a fall of a wicket! Harbhajan will feel he is very lucky to have Rahul. A low full toss outside off, KL tries to pump it over extra cover but fails to get the desired elevation. Bravo inside the ring takes the catch over his head with a well-timed jump and celebrates in his trademark style. Chennai will like to regroup and pull things back now. Kings XI Punjab 96/1 in 8 overs vs Chennai Super Kings in Mohali.

20.35 IST: SIX! Another clean hit straight down the crowd, no bowler will be spared tonight, Gayle wants to make a statement here. Gets another one from the meat of the bat and sends it over the rope. 17 from this over. KXIP 92/0 in 7 overs.

20.33 IST: FIFTY! Chris Gayle hits 22nd IPL half-century off 22 balls. FOUR! Hitting in the V and scoring boundaries after boundaries! A flighted ball again, full and on middle, Gayle clobbers it down the ground for a boundary. Fifty up for the Jamaican Giant, off just 22 balls. Brutal innings, this. Kings XI Punjab 86/0 in 6.4 overs vs Chennai Super Kings in Mohali.

20.30 IST: Imran Tahir comes into the attack.

20.29 IST: SIX! Go fetch that! Chahar roams in the zone near Gayle's hitting area. The southpaw latches onto it and sends it packing over long off for another biggie in this over. He has gone bonkers. KXIP 75/0 in 5.5 overs.

20.28 IST: FOUR! The crowd is having a ball, Gayle is punishing Chahar here. A length ball outside off, angling away, Gayle punches it down the ground and gets another boundary at long off.

20.27 IST: SIX! The Jamaican is in the mood. He stands back, fetches a length ball from around off and muscles it over mid-wicket for a 91m monster.

20.25 IST: FOUR! Boom! Back of a length delivery on middle, Gayle eases himself on the back foot and pulls it with great power through mid on. The fielder gives the chase but the ball wins the race. 14 from the over!

20.24 IST: FOUR! That's the shot of a batsman in prime form! Mohit drops it short and around off, Rahul pulls it fantastically in front of square leg and gets a boundary.

20.23 IST: EDGED AND FOUR! A full length delivery outside off, Gayle tries to drill it through covers but it takes the outside edge and flies through the gap between the keeper and wide first slip fielder for a boundary.

20.20 IST: FOUR! Sublime! What timing on that cover drive. Wow, KL Rahul is looking in great touch yet again. Just leans into the shot and strokes it past the mid off fielder. No stopping this one. Punjab are away in style.

20.18 IST: FOUR! A poor delivery by the off spinner, fails to land it and Rahul cashes in on the full toss. Hammers it through covers, finds the gap and fetches a boundary.

20.16 IST: SIX! Gayle gets into form with this strike. Start the motor, Gayle is about to fly! Harbhajan slows this one in the air and lands it full around off, Gayle dismisses it from his presence as he sends it packing over long off.

20.14 IST: FOUR! Rahul pulls off this short-pitched delivery for a boundary. Went to the fence in the blink of an eye! A short delivery, on middle and leg, KL Rahul walks forward a bit and pulls it with utmost disdain to the deep backward square leg fence. With some movement on offer, Chahar should concentrate on bowling full. KXIP 20/0 in 2.5 overs.

20.08 IST: FOUR! A gentle push from the giant batsman and it has gone for a boundary. Flighted and full outside off, a good cover drive from Gayle, that.

20.06 IST: 10 runs from the first over. FOUR! Take that for a reply! A full swinging delivery outside off, Rahul strides forward and unfurls a beautifully timed and placed cover drive for a boundary.

20.05 IST: Deepak Chahar to Lokesh Rahul, no run. Ouch, that would have hurt! Chahar delivers a sharp delivery, 141.7 kph, on the shorter side around middle, Rahul tries to pull but is beaten for pace. Takes a blow on the box and is down on his haunches in pain. Physio comes out. Not sure what help he can offer at this time. Just catch your breath back and wait for the pain to go, KL.

20.02 IST: FOUR! Just one ball is enough for a sighter! Rahul leans into a length ball this time and powers it over covers for a boundary. Virender Sehwag at the dugout cannot stop himself from whistling.

20.00 IST: KXIP openers are on the crease. Time to play the game! Chris Gayle and KL Rahul walk to the centre. The West Indian giant would like to make a statement here. Deepak Chahar to begin proceedings with the ball. A slip in place.

19.50 IST: Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur

India Tv - Chennai Super Kings Playing XI for the IPL 2018 Match 12

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI for the IPL 2018 Match 12

19.45 IST: Kings XI Punjab Playing XI: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

India Tv - Kings XI Punjab Playing XI for the IPL 2018 Match 12

Kings XI Punjab Playing XI for the IPL 2018 Match 12

19.43 IST: "Too early to get any spice in the tournament. We don't know where we are heading towards in the tournament. We will treat it just as a normal game. We have two got two changes. Unfortunately, Axar Patel has a small niggle and he misses out. Barinder Sran comes in place of him and Chris Gayle is in for Marcus Stoinis," Ashwin says at the toss.

19.40 IST: "Pitch looks good as of now, quiet a few venues are getting dew so it is always good to chase. We have a forced change. Suresh Raina is not fit, he is not ready so Murali Vijay comes in place of him. I look good and I don't have any serious niggle. Yes, we are a team of over-aged people so we have to keep ourselves fit. It is all about the process," Dhoni says after winning the toss.

19.35 IST: IPL Toss- Chennai Super Kings win toss, opt to bowl vs Kings XI Punjab in Mohali

19.20 IST: Here are the IPL teams for the 12th match between Chennai and Punjab.

Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Barinder Sran, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(wk/c), Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Faf du Plessis, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeesan, David Willey

19.15 IST: A confident Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will aim to extend their winning momentum when they face Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the PCA stadium on Sunday. Chennai, who are in a brilliant form have taken the campaign by storm and with two wins in hand, they aim to take on a rattled Kings XI Punjab who recently lost to the Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore. Punjab were close, but their bowlers and batsman were not up to the mark.  The southern outfit who have made a comeback in the cash-rich league after serving a two-year suspension roared in their previous two encounters and once again proved why they are one of the serious contenders for the title. (Read Full Match Preview)

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