Match – 18 CSK VS KXIP : It’s a Battle of leadership in contest as CSK and KXIP lock horns against each other!

TOSS: CSK won the toss & have decided to bat first

Shane Watson & Faf du Plessis opens for CSK

4,4 & 6 by Faf off Shami helps CSK gets going

Skipper R. Ashwin gets the breakthrough!

As Watson tries to sweep but top-edges it to Sam Curran. Watto goes for 26. Suresh Raina comes in at 3. CSK 56/1

Faf Du Plessis gets 50!

What-a-way to get to his fifty as he hits a six off Murugan Ashwin.

Du Plessis goes just after fifty!

As he goes for the big heive as Skipper Ashwin had bowled a carrom ball which he didn’t quite get the elevation as he goes for 54. MS DHONI comes in. CSK 100/2

Double trouble for CSK!

What was Raina thinking there? I mean so irresponsible shot from him as just last ball Du Plessis was oht and he made a bog mistake to go after the Skipper Ashwin. As Raina goes for 17. Ambati Rayudu comes in. CSK 100/3

152/3 after 19.1 overs as 50 Runs partnership comes up as well

Late flurries from MSD & Rayudu gets CSK to 160/3

44 runs off last 18 balls

KXIP needs 161 runs to win

KL Rahul & Chris Gayle opens for them

Bhajji strikes straight-away!

Gayle can’t believe that as he just tries to go for the slog gets the thick edge and MSD behind the stump doesn’t drop any. Gayle goes for 5. Mayank Agarwal comes in at 3. KXIP 7/1

It’s a Bhajji day today it seems!

Mayank Agarwal has just come to the crease and he goes for the big one off Harbhajan but the experience form Bhajji says it all as Du Plessis takes a superb catch to end Agarwal’s innings as he goes for duck. Sarfaraz Khan comes in. KXIP 7/2 in deep deep trouble.

16 runs off Deepak Chahar and the chase is on as KL Rahul revives the KXIP

50 runs partnership between Kl Rahul & Sarfaraz Khan. This little man is playing a gem of a knock here.

50 for Little Champ! KXIP 102/2

50 up for KL Rahul as well!

Equation says 46 runs required off 18 balls

Excellent bowling from Kuggeleon and the plan works for CSK as Rahul goes for the pull shot but didn’t times it well and goes to running Sir Jadeja as Rahul goes for 55. David Miller comes in. KXIP 117/3

Equation is 39 runs required off 12 balls

Chahar cleans up David Miller!

Earlier he was gone for a quite a few runs but this time he bowls a cracker delivery to end Miller’s stay. KXIP 135/4

Still 26 runs required off 6 balls

Sarfaraz goes as KXIP loses hope of winning as well

Kuggeleon gets another one as Sarfaraz didn’t get hold of that one and Faf du Plessis makes no mistake. As Sarfaraz goes for 67. Sam Curran comes in. KXIP 137/5

Swing and a miss from Sam Curran and CSK won by 22 runs

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Man of the match: Harbhajan Singh for his spell : 4-1-17-2

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