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Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets
CSK
159/5 - 19.1/20 ov
KXIP
153 - 19.4/20 ov
Match 56, Pune

The Kings XI Punjab had a slim chance of getting to the playoffs but their hopes were dashed early in their batting innings as KL Rahul and Chris Gayle fell early as Lungi Ngidi and Deepak Chahar wreaked havoc at the top of the innings. Karun Nair got them to a respectable total. But having set a modest target the Chennai Super Kings showed all their experience, led primarily Suresh Raina, as they negotiated some nervy moments to get home comfortably in the end.

MoM: Lungi Ngidi

Dhoni: "If you see the batting line-up, the ball was definitely swinging a bit especially Mohit, Ankit and the other two fast bowlers. So from a captain's perspective you want to take as many wickets as possible in the first few overs when it's swinging like this. So Bhajji or Chahar going in just creates a bit of chaos. The bowler's all of a sudden start to bowl bouncers or yorkers or short of a length and lose their line and length to a certain extend. Hopefully we won't need them to do it again but if needed in the eliminator then can come in handy."

Ashwin: "A few tough days at the office now. We didn't bat very well. We started off poorly losing three wickets in the power-play. From there it was always going to be catch up. Karun batted beautifully to get us to a score. But I always thought that it was 20/30 runs less than par. We put down a catch and that's been the story throughout the IPL. Its never really come together in the latter half. We've had a horrible May. We had a decent April."

Chennai Super Kings win by 5 wickets

End of Over 20 - 6 runs CSK 159/5
MS Dhoni*16* (7b 1x4 1x6)
Suresh Raina61* (48b 4x4 2x6)

Six! Dhoni does it in style as one would expect. It's a bouncer which Dhoni gets inside the line to play the hook shot to perfection

19.1 M Sharma to MS Dhoni, SIX, 137.11 km/h short length on middle stump.

Looks like it will be Dhoni to hit the winning runs once again!

End of Over 19 - 22 runs CSK 153/5
Suresh Raina61* (48b 4x4 2x6)
MS Dhoni*10* (6b 1x4)
18.6 A Tye to S Raina, no run, 133.68 km/h good length just outside off stump.

Four! It's a bouncer this time as Raina gets inside the line to pull it down to deep fine-leg with a roll of the wrists

18.5 A Tye to S Raina, FOUR, 126.65 km/h short length on off stump.

Four! Tye's night goes from bad to worse as the slash to deep point beats the man who rushed in and got beaten on the half-volley

18.4 A Tye to S Raina, FOUR, 114.93 km/h full length outside off stump.

50 for Suresh Raina

Six! Raina has certainly found his fifth gear. A lofted drive this time over long-on to reach his 35th IPL fifty

18.3 A Tye to S Raina, SIX, 130.01 km/h short length outside off stump.
18.2 A Tye to S Raina, two runs, 134.81 km/h good length outside off stump.

Six! Another back of a length ball which gets pulled. This time by the left-handed Raina who made no intention to keep it down and it just about cleared the deep mid-wicket sweeper

18.1 A Tye to S Raina, SIX, 109.27 km/h short length just outside off stump.
End of Over 18 - 11 runs CSK 131/5
MS Dhoni10* (6b 1x4)
Suresh Raina*39* (42b 2x4)

Four! Back of a length and Dhoni rolled the wrists to pull it on the swivel well in front of deep backward-square. It raced to the boundary

17.6 M Sharma to MS Dhoni, FOUR, 139.54 km/h short length on off stump.
17.5 M Sharma to S Raina, one run, 136.45 km/h short length just outside off stump.
17.4 M Sharma to MS Dhoni, one run, 141.31 km/h full length on leg stump.
17.3 M Sharma to S Raina, one run, 136.08 km/h short length outside off stump.
17.2 M Sharma to S Raina, two runs, 135.84 km/h short length outside off stump.
17.2 M Sharma to S Raina, wide delivery.
17.1 M Sharma to MS Dhoni, one run, 135.91 km/h good length on middle stump.
End of Over 17 - 6 runs, 1 wicket CSK 120/5
MS Dhoni*4* (3b)
Suresh Raina35* (39b 2x4)
16.6 R Ashwin to MS Dhoni, one run, 99.1 km/h good length just outside off stump.
16.5 R Ashwin to MS Dhoni, two runs, 93.32 km/h short length just outside off stump.
16.4 R Ashwin to S Raina, one run, 96.62 km/h short length going down leg.
16.3 R Ashwin to MS Dhoni, one run, 93.71 km/h good length just outside off stump.
16.2 R Ashwin to S Raina, one run, 99.62 km/h good length on middle stump.

Wicket! Ashwin gets his man with the Carrom ball. Chahar was looking to go big and just cleared the front leg but it went straight up and Mohit Sharma took it smartly at cover inside the inner ring

16.1 R Ashwin to D Chahar, WICKET!!! D Chahar is out c Mohit Sharma b Ravichandran Ashwin, 100.4 km/h short length outside off stump.
End of Over 16 - 12 runs CSK 114/4
Suresh Raina33* (37b 2x4)
Deepak Chahar*39* (19b 1x4 3x6)
15.6 A Patel to S Raina, two runs, 108.45 km/h short length just outside off stump.
15.5 A Patel to D Chahar, one run, 104.09 km/h full length just outside off stump.
15.4 A Patel to S Raina, one run, 88.16 km/h good length outside off stump.
15.3 A Patel to D Chahar, one run, 100.16 km/h good length on leg stump.

Six! Chahar backs away and ends up getting one in the slot which he smashes over the bowler's head

15.2 A Patel to D Chahar, SIX, 103.29 km/h good length just outside off stump.
15.1 A Patel to S Raina, one run, 93.76 km/h good length on leg stump.

The Rajasthan Royals have qualified for the playoffs as Kings XI Punjab cannot overtake their net run-rate.

End of Over 15 - 21 runs CSK 102/4
Deepak Chahar31* (16b 1x4 2x6)
Suresh Raina*29* (34b 2x4)
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