Match Over - Kings XI Punjab won by 4 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Chennai Super Kings, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
  • Referee: S Chaturvedi
  • When: 15 Apr 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Kings XI Punjab
  • Man of the Match: CH Gayle


  • Umpire1: CK Nandan
  • Umpire2: VA Kulkarni
  • Third Umpire: NJ Llong



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Kings XI Punjab



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Chennai Super Kings

11.47pm Dhoni trudges off slowly. He's a broken man, but so much of that pain would have been eased had CSK pulled this off. He almost ended up pulling off an impossible heist that brought what seemed to be a dead contest to life. And what hitting! We haven't seen this kind of brutality from Dhoni in some time now. And it was a real fight. Both in the context of the game and for the pain that he fought through. Every shot that he played took its toll on him, but the power he possess is unparalleled.

But credit to Mohit Sharma, too. Despite being hit for a four and six, he pulled off a couple of perfect yorkers, and kept a cool head in executing a brilliant strategy: the wide yorker that made Dhoni reach out, which was pretty difficult with the injury. And let's not forget what set this all up: a belligerent knock from Chris Gayle, complemented brilliantly by KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and

"I think they bowled pretty well. Mujeeb was a great difference," says MS Dhoni. "In the second half I thought there would be dew but there wasn't much of it. Chris' innings and Mujeeb's bowling did it for them. It was a close one, which is important, because it shows you're competing. What are the boundaries we can omit? What are the easy deliveries that we can avoid? These are the things we need to work on. All the games have been close, which means the individuals in the team get to learn a lot, but yes, overall we need to improve. We have confidence in Jadeja. This is the time we can give him the opportunity to express himself. Raina at the top of the order, one left-hander, and if we can have Jadeja as a floater... so if we can just give him the opportunity, which we haven't so far, and I hope he can come good. The back is pretty bad, but god has given me lot of power and I don't need to use my back a lot. My arms can do the job. It shouldn't be too bad because I know what happened, and when you know the extent of injury, you know how bad it really is."

"We put on a show. Any slight miss of length, he was slamming us out of here," says Andrew Tye. "Outstanding stuff from Chennai. You just got to try and figure out a dot and execute as best as you can. We've only got one game here, the crowd was electrifying."

"I felt there was a lot of dew, which made it pretty hard," says Kings XI captain R Ashwin. "It (the run out) was a pretty enjoyable moment. One of the major things we have discussed is having trust in one another as a bowling group. It was all about double-bluffing as far as we were concerned. We're not a team that is going to go back saying we should have done this or that; we're a team that's going to go back thinking we should have stuck to the basics."

"It's good to be back," says Chris Gayle. "I got a text this morning saying I'm playing. But most importantly, we won, which makes me pretty happy. Once you've got momentum, you can keep the bowler under pressure. It was a close game, but we ended up winning, which feels pretty good. I feel 25."

Alright then, that's a wrap of this game. Pretty sure you enjoyed that, and hope you liked our coverage of it too. It was my pleasure bringing this to you live. Until next time then. Good night, and thanks for joining us.

Prabhat sharma: "Yes they won but why aswin didn't complete quota of their most economic bowler.....mujeeb and gave 1 over to yuvi instead conceding 10 runs an over.........strange"

19.6MM Sharma to MS Dhoni, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, oh, he's finished it off with a six! A six! If only this had come a ball earlier. Things could have been so different. Ah, the hurt of it all if you're Dhoni. An extremely full delivery on middle, Dhoni sends it soaring into the sky and straight over for a monstrous six.
19.5MM Sharma to MS Dhoni, No run, is that four, is that four? No. Deep point cuts it off. Dhoni steps down the track and squeezes this out through the covers. Deep point gets around to his right. Dhoni does not take the single.
19.4MM Sharma to MS Dhoni, No run, excellent! Wide yorker, bang on the line. An inch here or there and it was a wide. But it's right inside. Top stuff from Mohit. Dhoni brings the bat down and just hits the ground.
19.3MM Sharma to MS Dhoni, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, beautiful shot! They needed four fours in four balls, and that's the first of 'em. Superb placement as he squeezes out a wide fuller one between point and backward point.
19.3MM Sharma to MS Dhoni, WIDE, 1 run, tries an encore and it's drifted away too much. Tension building. Mohit needs to hold his own here. Dhoni has loads of experience in these situations. Injured back or not, you don't want to be bowling to him in these situations.
19.2MM Sharma to MS Dhoni, No run, great delivery. A wide yorker, making Dhoni reach. With that sore back, it's asking him to do the impossible. Beaten.
19.1MM Sharma to DJ Bravo, 1 run, good yorker, angled into Bravo's pads as he clips to deep midwicket.
End of over 19. 19 runs this over. 181/5 after 114 balls.
MS Dhoni 69 (39b 5x4 4x6 ) AJ Tye 4-0-47-2
DJ Bravo 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 19 runs this over. 162/4 after 108 balls.
RA Jadeja 19 (12b 1x4 1x6 ) MM Sharma 3-0-35-1
MS Dhoni 50 (34b 4x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 17. 8 runs this over. 139/4 after 101 balls.
MS Dhoni 38 (30b 3x4 1x6 ) AJ Tye 3-0-24-1
RA Jadeja 8 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 7 runs this over. 129/4 after 94 balls.
RA Jadeja 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) BB Sran 3-0-35-0
MS Dhoni 32 (26b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Strategic timeout.

End of over 15. 9 runs this over. 122/4 after 90 balls.
MS Dhoni 31 (25b 2x4 1x6 ) R Ashwin 4-0-32-1
RA Jadeja 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 113/4 after 84 balls.
RA Jadeja 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) BB Sran 3-0-28-0
MS Dhoni 23 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 107/3 after 78 balls.
AT Rayudu 43 (31b 5x4 0x6 ) R Ashwin 3-0-23-1
MS Dhoni 23 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 101/3 after 72 balls.
AT Rayudu 40 (28b 5x4 0x6 ) Mujeeb Ur Rahman 3-0-18-0
MS Dhoni 21 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 9 runs this over. 94/3 after 66 balls.
MS Dhoni 17 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 2-0-16-1
AT Rayudu 37 (26b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 85/3 after 60 balls.
MS Dhoni 14 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2-0-11-0
AT Rayudu 31 (23b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 8 runs this over. 76/3 after 52 balls.
AT Rayudu 28 (20b 4x4 0x6 ) R Ashwin 1-0-13-1
MS Dhoni 8 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 9 runs this over. 67/3 after 47 balls.
MS Dhoni 7 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) Yuvraj Singh 1-0-9-0
AT Rayudu 22 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 58/3 after 42 balls.
AT Rayudu 20 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) R Ashwin 1-0-5-1
MS Dhoni 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 7 runs this over. 53/2 after 36 balls.
AT Rayudu 18 (12b 3x4 0x6 ) Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1-0-7-0
SW Billings 7 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 7 runs this over. 46/2 after 30 balls.
SW Billings 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 1-0-7-1
AT Rayudu 16 (8b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 8 runs this over. 39/1 after 24 balls.
M Vijay 12 (9b 0x4 1x6 ) MM Sharma 2-0-16-1
AT Rayudu 11 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 14 runs this over. 31/1 after 18 balls.
M Vijay 10 (7b 0x4 1x6 ) BB Sran 2-0-22-0
AT Rayudu 5 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 8 runs this over. 17/1 after 12 balls.
SR Watson 11 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) MM Sharma 1-0-8-1
M Vijay 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 7 runs this over. 7/0 after 4 balls.
SR Watson 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) BB Sran 0-0-6-0
M Vijay 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
SR WatsonC BB Sran B MM Sharma11920122.22
M VijayC BB Sran B AJ Tye121001120
AT RayuduRun out R Ashwin 493551140
SW BillingsLBW R Ashwin9810112.5
MS Dhoninot out 794465179.55
RA JadejaC R Ashwin B AJ Tye191311146.15
DJ Bravonot out 1100100
DL Chahar -
Harbhajan Singh -
SN Thakur -
Imran Tahir -
Total 193/5
BB Sran4.003709.25
MM Sharma4.0047111.75
AJ Tye4.0047211.75
Mujeeb Ur Rahman3.001806
R Ashwin4.003218
Yuvraj Singh1.0010010