IPL 2020 Match 53: KXIP vs CSK Score, Highlights, Commentary and Status


Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 9 wickets: Well, a comfortable win for Chennai in the end. They win by 9 wickets and disappointment all round for Punjab. You could see their owners were disappointed and are in disbelief that they have now been knocked out of the tournament. Unfortunately for Rahul, this is not his year, as Punjab’s captain. 5 wins on the trot was the maximum he could manage before back-to-back losses putting Punjab out of contention for a playoffs spot.

  • Winning Team

    Chennai Super Kings

  • Man of the match

    Ruturaj Gaikwad

  • Won by

    9 wickets

  • Match No.

    Match 53

  • Venue

    Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

  • Series

    Indian Premier League, 2020

Kings XI Punjab
Chennai Super Kings
Batting R B 4s 6s S/R
KL Rahul
b Lungi Ngidi
29 27 3 1 107.41
Mayank Agarwal
b Lungi Ngidi
26 15 5 0 173.33
Chris Gayle
b Imran Tahir
12 19 0 0 63.16
Nicholas Pooran
c MS Dhoni (C) (W) b Shardul Thakur
2 6 0 0 33.33
Mandeep Singh
b Ravindra Jadeja
14 15 1 0 93.33
Deepak Hooda *
not out
62 30 3 4 206.67
James Neesham
c Ruturaj Gaikwad b Lungi Ngidi
2 3 0 0 66.67
Chris Jordan *
not out
4 5 0 0 80.00
Extras 2 (W 1,B 1)
Total runs 153 (6 wkts, 20.0 ov)
Yet to bat

Murugan Ashwin – Ravi Bishnoi – Mohammed Shami
Fall of wickets

48/1 (Mayank Agarwal, 5.2 ov) – 62/2 (KL Rahul, 8.3 ov) – 68/3 (Nicholas Pooran, 10.4 ov) – 72/4 (Chris Gayle, 11.5 ov) – 108/5 (Mandeep Singh, 16.2 ov) – 113/6 (James Neesham, 17.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Deepak Chahar 3.0 0 30 0 10.00
Sam Curran 2.0 0 15 0 7.50
Shardul Thakur 4.0 0 27 1 6.75
Lungi Ngidi 4.0 0 39 3 9.75
Imran Tahir 4.0 0 24 1 6.00
Ravindra Jadeja 3.0 0 17 1 5.67
Batting R B 4s 6s S/R
Ruturaj Gaikwad *
not out
62 49 6 1 126.53
Faf du Plessis
c KL Rahul (C) (W) b Chris Jordan
48 34 4 2 141.18
Ambati Rayudu *
not out
30 30 2 0 100.00
Extras 14 (W 7,LB 7)
Total runs 154 (1 wkts, 18.5 ov)
Yet to bat

MS Dhoni – Sam Curran – Ravindra Jadeja – Narayan Jagadeesan – Deepak Chahar – Lungi Ngidi – Shardul Thakur – Imran Tahir
Fall of wickets

82/1 (Faf du Plessis, 9.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
James Neesham 3.0 0 26 0 8.67
Mohammed Shami 4.0 0 29 0 7.25
Chris Jordan 3.0 0 31 1 10.33
Ravi Bishnoi 4.0 0 39 0 9.75
Murugan Ashwin 4.0 0 17 0 4.25
Chris Gayle 0.5 0 5 0 10.00

Kings XI Punjab (153/6)

KL Rahul (29/27): Lungi Ngidi to KL Rahul, OUT! TIMBER! It is a beautiful ball. A beautifull ball! Low full toss on off, KL Rahul swings across the line. It was not the right length to go for that shot but Rahul does not realize that. He goes for the shot and misses it altogether, and the off pole is knocked out.

Mayank Agarwal (26/15): Lungi Ngidi to Mayank Agarwal, OUT! BOWLED! Ngidi comes back well. Mayank Agarwal got a good little start. Now he has to walk back. Full and outside off, Agarwal looks to swing across the line but the ball was not of the right length. And he ends up paying for it, drags it onto his stumps. The party poopers, Chennai, getting into the act now.

Chris Gayle (12/19): Imran Tahir to Chris Gayle, OUT! LBW! Up goes the finger. Gayle reviews that but on finding that he has not knicked that, he starts walking. Does not even bother to wait for the Ball Tracker to come in. Floated on middle and leg, it is the striaght ball, the one that does not turn. Gayle lunges to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. Chennai appeal for a LBW and the umpire gives it. Gayle takes it upstairs but on seeing he did not nick it, starts walking. Three Reds further on the Ball Tracker was just a formality. This is a big wicket for Chennai. Tahir has done the trick for them. The wily, old man.

Nicholas Pooran (2/6): Shardul Thakur to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! TAKEN! There is a wicket. Chennai are turning the match around. Shortish ball around off, not that short enough to go for a pull shot. Pooran though does that. He swivels and looks to pull. The ball has a touch of away shape as well. It takes the underedge of Pooran’s blade and goes to the keeper. MSD takes a good catch. He and Thakur appeal for a caught behind and the umpire gives it. Nicholas does not opt for the review, he starts walking.

Mandeep Singh (14/15): Ravindra Jadeja to Mandeep Singh, OUT! TIMBER! Well bowled, Sir Jadeja. Dhoni persists with Jadeja and that has worked wonders in the form of a wicket. That of Mandeep Singh. Tossed up on off, it skids on, Mandeep gets down to sweep but misses. But not the ball. It hits the off pole.

James Neesham (2/3): Lungi Ngidi to James Neesham, OUT! CAUGHT! Chennai showing their class, not just with the ball but also in the field. What a fantastic catch it was, by Ruturaj Gaikwad! Fullish on off, Neesham swings it high in the air. He wanted to clear the deep mid-wicket boundary but had more of the height and less of distance. It though looks to be falling safe in the mid-wicket region. But Ruturaj, who was at deep square leg, comes running in, dives and takes a splendid catch.

Deepak Hooda* (62/30) and Chris Jordan* (4/5): Lungi Ngidi to Deepak Hooda, Just one off the last ball. Hooda gets across and looks to slam the full toss on the leg side. But he mistimes it to square leg. One run taken. PUNJAB FINISH ON 153/6.

Chennai Super Kings (154/1)

Faf du Plessis (48/34): Chris Jordan to Faf du Plessis, OUT! TAKEN! KL Rahul completes the catch. Faf du Plessis found the spot to his pleasure a lot of times earlier on. Not this time though. It was a slower ball on middle, around 113 kph, Faf moves to the off side and looks to lap it over fine leg. Rahul sees that and he moves to his left, anticipating a catch of sorts. Faf laps it but does not get the timing as the ball was a slower one. Rahul moves to his left and completes a simple catch. Had it been a 131 kph delivery, maybe the batsman would have got some runs by stroking it well to the fine leg region.

Ruturaj Gaikwad* (62/49) and Ambati Rayudu* (30/30): Chris Gayle to Ambati Rayudu, Misfield and a single. And that will do it for Chennai! Full ball around off, Rayudu drives it to Neesham at cover-point. James dives and fumbles. The ball goes through and an easy run taken. CHENNAI WIN WITH 9 WICKETS IN HAND!