CSK beat KXIP by 10 wickets; MI beat SRH by 34 runs

DUBAI, OCT 4 (IANS) | Publish Date: 10/4/2020 1:14:42 PM IST

Shane Watson (83 not out) and Faf du Plessis (87 not out) brought Chennai Super Kings (CSK) back to winning ways in emphatic fashion on Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

The pair put an unbeaten 181-run opening partnership to take their team to a 10-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).

The pair chased down the target of 179 with more than two overs to spare. This is the second highest target a team has managed to chased down without losing a wicket.

It is also only the second time that CSK have managed to win a match by 10 wickets and they are also the first team to successfully chase down a target in Dubai this season.

Watson and du Plessis hardly gave any threads for the bowling side and got off to a swift start. du Plessis smashed 19 runs off the sixth over to take CSK to 60 within the powerplay and they crossed 100 in the 10th over.

There were some murmurs between Watson and the umpire and later with KL Rahul over what seemed to Ravi Bishnoi’s run-up during the 16th over. du Plessis finished off the chase with a six and a four off the third and fourth balls of the 18th over bowled by Shami.

Earlier, highly effective death over bowling from Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo CSK restrict KXIP to 178/4 after the latter looked set for a total close to or beyond the 200-run mark.

Brief scores: KXIP 178/4 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 63, Nicholas Poorak 33; Shardul Thakur 2/39) vs CSK 181/0 in 17.4 overs (Faf du Plessis 87 not out, Shane Watson 83 not out; Sheldon Cottrell 0/30)

MI cruise to 34-run 

win over SRH

Mumbai Indians (MI) on Sunday coasted to a 34-run win over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Chasing a target of 209, SRH were limited to 174/7 by MI’s bowling lineup. This is the first time this season that a team has not been able to score more than 200 runs in Sharjah.

SRH kept losing wickets but captain David Warner kept them in the chase for much of the innings. Their pace fell off however after Trent Boult dismissed his New Zealand captain Kane Williamson in the 13th over. Warner soon fell on 60 off 44 balls in the 16th over by which time the required run rate had gone beyond 16 an over for SRH.

It came down to SRH needing 37 to win from the last over in which Pollard gave away just one run.

Earlier, Quinton de Kock’s 67 and Krunal Pandya’s last over carnage helped MI. MI’s lower middle order of Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Krunal added a combined 61 runs for the fifth and sixth wickets in the last five overs.

Krunal ended the innings with a six, consecutive fours and another six off the last over which started with Siddharth Kaul taking the wicket of Hardik.

Brief scores: MI 208/5 in 20 overs (Quinton de Kock 67, Ishan Kishan 31; Sandeep Sharma 2/41) vs SRH 174/7 i n 20 overs (David Warner 60, Manish Pandey 30; Trent Boult 2/28)


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