A third consecutive win for CSK and they are not anymore at the eighth spot in the table. KXIP are out of IPL 2020. They started off well with Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul firing but CSK soon pulled back things with quick wickets. Deepak Hooda got them to a respectable total with a quickfire 62 off 30. But KXIP’s bowling had no answers to CSK’s reply with Ruturaj Gaikwad shining once again.
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CSK win by nine wickets with seven balls to spare. KXIP are out of IPL 2020. They were on the brink of elimination long back, from there on, they fought back with five consecutive wins but the journey is finally over.
After 18 overs,Chennai Super Kings 149/1 ( Ruturaj Gaikwad 60 , Ambati Rayudu 27)
If KXIP hoped Shami would help them pull things back, the hopes have been dashed. 11 from the over and only 5 is needed now. There was four leg byes as a short ball hit Ruturaj’s helmet and went over Rahul. Ruturaj replied with a front foot pull shot as he got a boundary through midwicket.
FOUR! A confident shot by Ruturaj. A front foot pull shot in front of square as Shami drops it short
FOUR! A snorter by Shami. A well-directed short ball and there was mostly a top-edge from Ruturaj as it flew over Rahul for a boundary
After 17 overs,Chennai Super Kings 138/1 ( Ruturaj Gaikwad 54 , Ambati Rayudu 26)
After Ruturaj’s fifty, the partnership between him and Rayudu touches the half-century mark. Eight from Jordan’s over with a boundary for Rayudu as he threw the kitchen sink on the wide short ball to force it through the empty cover area. The run rate is under six and only 16 is needed from here.
This is the third consecutive fifty-plus score for Gaikwad this IPL
FOUR! Rayudu dances down and stretches his arm to cut the wide delivery through the empty cover area
After 16 overs,Chennai Super Kings 130/1 ( Ruturaj Gaikwad 52 , Ambati Rayudu 20)
Bishnoi back into attack. It has been a bad day in the office for the leggie as he gives away 12 runs in the over but Ruturaj is playing another classy innings. He scored two boundaries in the over, both inside-out cover drives as he reaches to his third consecutive fifty. 24 more needed for CSK.
FOUR! FIFTY! Another elegant shot. Another inside-out cover drive but this time from standing at the crease. Ruturaj is showing his class as he completes his third consecutive fifty.