Chennai Super Kings have made strong comeback in the Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 season as team defeated Kings XI Punjab in the 18th match of tournament. CSK lost 3 matches in played 4 games before facing KXIP on Sunday and were at the bottom in points table. With 10 wickets victory over Punjab, Chennai have now got 4 points from two wins in the season.
Australian Shane Watson and South African Faf du Plessis were the heroes for Super Kings in this vital match. Both players smashed brilliant fifties to guide the team towards target and successfully chased the target in 17.4 overs with 10 wickets in hand. Watson was named player of the match for his 83 runs in 53 balls that includes 3 sixes and 11 fours.
Kings XI Punjab won the toss and chose to bat first in this crucial match as both teams were at the bottom two places with same no. of games, win and loss. KXIP got good start as both openers added 61 runs for the first wicket partnership. Skipper KL Rahul scored another fifty of the 2020 IPL season and made 63 in 52 balls.
Some useful contributions from Nicolas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan and Maxwell helped Punjab to post competitive 178 runs on the scoreboard in 20 overs. Unfortunately these runs were not enough as CSK openers didn’t allow KXIP bowlers to take single wicket and Chennai won the match comfortably.
Faf Du Plessis scored unbeaten 87 runs in 53 balls.