Chennai Super Kings vs. Kings XI Punjab: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

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Chennai Super Kings vs. Kings XI Punjab: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report
Aijaz Rahi

Kings XI Punjab showed steel with the bat to chase 206 for victory with six wickets and seven balls to spare. 

The Chennai Super Kings were powerful with the bat, teed up by fifties from opening duo Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum, and reaching 205-4 in their 20 overs.

But led by an inspired Glenn Maxwell, who slammed 95 in 43 balls, the Kings XI not only made it a contest, but won at a relative canter.

Chennai Super Kings Scorecard
BATSMEN RUNS BALLS SR 4S 6S
Dwayne Smith c George Bailey b Lakshmipathy Balaji 66 43 153.48 6 3
Brendon McCullum c Glenn Maxwell b Akshar Patel 67 45 148.88 4 5
Suresh Raina c Virender Sehwag b Parvinder Awana 24 19 126.31 2 0
MS Dhoni c Rishi Dhawan b Lakshmipathy Balaji 26 11 236.36 3 1
Dwayne Bravo NOT OUT 8 3 266.66 0 1
EXTRAS (nb 1, w 11, lb 2) 14
TOTAL (4 wickets; 20 overs) 205 (4 wickets; 20 overs)
BOWLER O R W ECON DOTS
Akshar Patel 4 34 1 8.50 9
Parvinder Awana 3 35 1 11.66 5
Mitchell Johnson 4 47 0 11.75 6
Lakshmipathy Balaji 4 43 2 10.75 6
Rishi Dhawan 3 21 0 7.00 5
Glenn Maxwell 2 23 0 11.50 3

IPL Official

CSK have pedigree in the IPL, but issues off the field have dominated their build-up.

There was no sign of rustiness with the bat, however, with Smith and McCullum getting off to the perfect start. 

123 in just 12.4 overs was a brutal start, with Mitchell Johnson suffering particular punishment.

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The duo hit eight sixes in all, with McCullum passing a personal T20 landmark.

And with Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni playing late cameos, their score looked out of reach.

That feeling was strengthened when openers Virender Sehwag and Cheteshwar Pujara were removed in the first four overs, but it brought Maxwell to the middle.

David Miller, often an explosive player in his own right, settled into a cameo role as Maxwell flayed the ball to all parts. 

His half-century came in just 25 balls, but thereafter he still managed to accelerate. 

By the time he had 84 in 37 deliveries, it represented his best score in the T20 format.

The target, meanwhile, had been whittled down to 50 from 30 balls.

Kings XI Punjab Scorecard
BATSMEN RUNS BALLS SR 4S 6S
Cheteshwar Pujara lbw Ravichandran Ashwin 13 10 130.00 2 0
Virender Sehwag b Ashish Nehra 19 10 190.00 4 0
Glenn Maxwell b Dwayne Smith 95 43 220.93 15 2
Akshar Patel lbw Ravichandran Ashwin 2 3 66.66 0 0
David Miller NOT OUT 54 37 145.94 3 3
George Bailey NOT OUT 17 10 170.00 2 0
EXTRAS (w 5, lb 1) 6
TOTAL (4 wickets; 18.5 overs) 206 206
BOWLER O R W ECON DOTS
Ashish Nehra 3 24 1 8.00 6
Mohit Sharma 2.5 35 0 12.35 5
Ravichandran Ashwin 4 41 2 10.25 6
Pawan Negi 3 37 0 12.33 5
Ravindra Jadeja 4 43 0 10.75 6
Dwayne Smith 2 25 1 12.50 2

IPL Official

Maxwell's dismissal with his century in sight threatened to turn the contest around again, but Miller stepped up to finish it off.

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Launching Ravindra Jadeja for sixes down the ground, the required run rate came down to around a run a ball, and the there was no way back for Super Kings. 

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