IPL 2020, Match 18: CSK demolished KXIP in Dubai
Brief scores: CSK (181/0; 17.4 overs) KXIP(178/4 20 overs)
CSK defeated KXIP in 18th match of IPL2020 tournament at Dubai international cricket stadium. CSK bagged 2nd victory this time beating KXIP by 10 wickets. Faf du Plessis was a wonder to watch scoring 87 runs off 53 balls Faf along with Watson collectively aggregated 181 runs. With this performance, CSK has managed to reach the 6th position in the points table. Even Sakshi dhoni wife of MS dhoni was so delighted for the team’s victory that she posted a tweet:
Dhoni said post-match:
“I think we did the small things right. That’s what was important to us. The kind of start we got in batting, that’s what we needed, hopefully, we’ll be able to replicate this is in the coming games.”
KXIP have consecutively lost their battle for the third time. KL Rahul had a great start seeming that they will win (130/2 in 15 overs). But they failed to utilize the last 5 overs. At present, KXIP is last time in point table. KXIP even failed to take any wicket for the first time in IPL history. They should have changed their bowlers but they stuck to the same plan. Except for Mohammed Shami, no bowler from KXIP could exploit CSK. KL Rahul said:
It’s hard being on the loosing side for many games on the trot.we need to comeback harder and stronger. There is no rocket science where we are going wrong. It’s the execution”
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Shane Watson became Man of the Match.
KXIP could not take any wicket for the first time in IPL.
CSK’s 2nd victory of this tournament.
Dream 11 Fantasy Stats
Best skipper and Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul
Best Bowler: Mohammed Shammi
Best Batsman: Mayank Aggarwal
Best all-rounder: Sam Curran
Best Vicecaptain: Faf-du plesis
So that was all about match 18, next match will be played between Virat Kohli’s RCB and Shreyas Iyer’s DC at Dubai International Stadium at 7.30 PM. According to our prediction, DC will win. Let’s see who will win in this battleground. Keep visiting our website for the latest IPL updates.