KXIP vs CSK, IPL Score: KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have made their presence felt.© BCCI/IPL
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) openers KL Rahul and Mayank have ensured a solid start, after KXIP won the toss and opted to bat against last season runners-up Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match 18 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. KXIP have opted to make three changes to the lineup which was defeated by defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI), in the team’s most recent clash. Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar and Mandeep Singh replace Jimmy Neesham, Karun Nair and Krishnappa Gowtham for the Punjab-based franchise. CSK have gone in with an unchanged side. (LIVE SCORECARD)
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9 runs off Dwayne Bravo’s opening over
Dwayne Bravo concedes nine runs off his opening over of the innings, KXIP 55/0 (7 overs)
Fourth boundary of the innings for KL Rahul, who directs a short delivery past the diving fielder at point.
Mayank Agarwal gets his third boundary of the innings, welcoming Shardul Thakur into the attack with a front foot pull shot which goes on to hit the ropes.
7 runs off Deepak Chahar’s third over
Deepak Chahar concedes 7 runs off his third over, KXIP 38/0 (5 overs)
Second boundary of the innings for Mayank Agarwal, who belts the full delivery over covers.
12 runs from Sam Curran’s second over
Sam Curran concedes 12 runs off his second over comprising of two boundaries, KXIP 31/0 (4 overs)
Third boundary of the innings for KL Rahul, who square drives a full delivery through point.
Mayank Agarwal gets his opening boundary of the innings, smashing a seaming delivery which flies over short third man.
Seven runs off Deepak Chahar’s second over
Deepak Chahar concedes seven runs off his second over of the innings, as KL Rahul gets his second boundary. KXIP 19/0 (3 overs)
KL Rahul gets his second boundary of the innings, with a lovely cut following a back of length delivery.
8 runs off the second over bowled by Sam Curran
CSK concede 8 runs off the second over of the innings bowled by Sam Curran. KXIP 12/0 (2 overs)
KL Rahul gets his opening boundary of the innings, walking down the pitch to convert a length ball into a half-volley, going on to direct the ball astutely to the boundary.
Just 4 runs off the opening over
Deepak Chahar gets CSK off to a fine start, with just four runs conceded off the opening over. KXIP 4/0 (1 over)
Deepak Chahar to bowl the opening over
Pacer Deepak Chahar will bowl the first over of the innings for CSK. Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul will open the innings for KXIP, as usual.
Three changes for KXIP, CSK field unchanged side
KXIP have made three changes to the lineup with Mandeep Singh, Harpreet Brar and Chris Jordan replacing Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham and James Neesham. CSK have fielded an unchanged side from the team which was defeated by SunRisers Hyderabad.Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell.
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar.
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