Chennai Super Kings on Saturday beat Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs in the first two IPL matches.In the match CSK captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose bating at first.
Openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis gave the home team a good start. However, Kings XI Punjab spinners,Ravichandran Ashwin being the destructor-in-chief – bogged down the scoring rate in the middle overs. MS Dhoni came up with a good finish at the end, however, as 44 runs were scored off the final three overs to get the score up to 160.
The KXIP innings got off to a rocky start, with Harbhajan Singh capturing the wickets of Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal in the same over. KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan consolidate in the middle part of the innings but ran out of ideas as the spinners choked the scoring rate. With this, CSK have 8 points from 5 matches and KXIP continue to have 6 points, also having played 5 matches.