CSK Fights but KXIP Enters the IPL 7 Finals

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(Last Updated On: May 31, 2014)

Sidelights: Three times these two teams have met each other in this season of the Indian Premier League and all three times they have provided run feasts. But unfortunately for CSK, KXIP have come out as winner on all three occasions. With vintage Sehwag KXIP had almost pushed CSK out of the game with the score of 226/6 but they were then scared by Suresh Raina who took CSK to 100 in just 6 overs and things were looking good for Dhoni and his team, but then apart from Dhoni no one else could match what Raina did earlier. Kings XI Punjab has reached an IPL final for the first time ever where they will have a re-match of the Qualifier against KKR happened earlier this week.

IPL 7 | Eliminator 2 | KXIP Vs CSK

 An emotional Virender Sehwag celebrating his second IPL hundred

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Toss: CSK and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

KXIP: Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Gorge Bailey, Wriddhiman Saha, Mitchell Johnson, Akshar Patel, Karanveer Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Parvinder Awana

CSK: Dwayne Smith, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, Ravindra Jadeja, David Hussey, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Ashish Nehra

Mini Score Card:

KXIP 226/6 (20) Run rate: 11.30

Virender Sehwag 122 (58) | Ashish Nehra 2/51 (4)

David Miller 38 (19) | Ishwar Pandey 1/35 (4)

CSK 202/7 (20) Run rate: 10.10

Suresh Raina 87 (25) | Parvinder Awana 2/59 (4)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni 42* (31) | Akshar Patel 1/23 (4)

Result: KXIP won the match by 24 runs and advanced to the IPL 7 Finals

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Man of the match: Virender Sehwag (KXIP)

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena | Rod Tucker | AK Chaudhary (3rd) | Rajesh Deshpande (Reserve)

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

How they played the game:

Powerplay: KXIP 70 runs, 0 wickets | CSK 100 runs, 2 wickets

First 50 runs: KXIP 26 balls | CSK 23 balls

50-100 runs: KXIP 29 balls | CSK 14 balls

100-150 runs: KXIP 25 balls | CSK 40 balls

150-200 runs: KXIP 15 balls | CSK 35 balls

EXTRAS:  CSK 11 (1 B, 1 LB, 8 Wd, 1 NB) | KXIP 16 (4 B, 4 LB, 6 Wd, 2 NB)

Best Partnership:

KXIP: 1st wicket – 100 runs off 64 balls between Sehwag 69 (33) and Vohra 34 (31)

CSK: 2nd wicket – 66 runs off 28 balls between Raina 55 (18) and Smith 6 (10)

Fours and SIXES

KXIP 19 Fours – 12 by Sehwag, 5 by Miller, 1 each by Vohra and Maxwell | 13 SIXES – 8 by Sehwag, 2 by Vohra, 1 each by Maxwell, Miller and Saha

CSK 17 Fours – 12 by Raina, 3 by Dhoni and 2 by Jadeja | 10 SIXES – 6 by Raina, 3 by Dhoni and 1 by Jadeja

Important facts about the match:

  • CSK is score of 100/2 in first 6 overs is the best ever score in Powerplay in the history of Twenty20 cricket.
  • Raina’s 50 in 16 balls is the second fastest in the history of IPL.
  • This is first time Kings XI Punjab has qualified for the IPL Finals.

In the PIC: An emotional Virender Sehwag celebrating his second IPL hundred

Picture Courtesy: ESPN – Cricinfo

CSK Fights but KXIP Enters the IPL 7 Finals
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