Live Updates

  • 11:48 PM IST

    THATS IT! MS DHONI remains unbeaten on 79*. KXIP have won the match by 4 runs. Mohit Sharma was able to defend 17 runs off the last over.

  • 11:33 PM IST

  • 11:33 PM IST

    FIFTY! MS Dhoni brings up his fifty in 34 balls. This is also his 18th IPL half-century. CSK need 36 off 12 balls.

  • 11:13 PM IST

  • 11:07 PM IST

    OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin is on the money. He manages to hit the stumps from mid off. Ambati Rayudu had given up on the run. He falls for 49. MS Dhoni is joined by Ravindra Jadeja

  • 11:03 PM IST

  • 11:01 PM IST

    KXIP vs CSK, Match Updates: MS Dhoni is seen getting some treatment on his lower back. Ambati Rayudu is the key player for CSK. He needs to get into the third gear. Mujeeb Zadran and Andrew Tye will be crucial for KXIP’s success.

  • 10:32 PM IST

    OUT! Ravinchandran Ashwin comes and gets rid of Sam Billings. This is now looking tougher by the wicket for Chennai Super Kings. Billings made just 9 runs. Ambati Rayudu is joined by MS Dhoni.

  • 10:20 PM IST

    OUT! Murali Vijay departs for 12. Andrew Tye comes into his first over and produces an result instantly. Second catch of the match for Barinder Sran. Sam Billings in the middle.

  • 10:07 PM IST

    OUT! Shane Watson falls for 11. Mohit Sharma gets his man. Watson was looking to break the shackles. This is just the start KXIP would have hoped for. Murali Vijay is joined by Ambati Rayudu.

Ravichandran Ashwin (L) and MS Dhoni © AFP
Ravichandran Ashwin (L) and MS Dhoni © AFP

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) latest updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the VIVO IPL 2018. We head to the Match No. 12 of the tournament between KXIP vs CSK at IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. KXIP, after a solid start at home versus Delhi Daredevils (DD), fought hard before going down to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Bengaluru. CSK, on the other hand, haven’t been the most convincing but still remain unbeaten in the current edition. They won the tournament opener versus defending champions, Mumbai Indians (MI), and also edged past Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the last over. Who will prevail this evening?

KXIP are coming off a defeat courtesy RCB by 4 wickets in their last encounter. After a flourishing start provided by KL Rahul, their middle order conceded the momentum. The likes of Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh and Aaron Finch will be expected to make amends from their previous outing. In the bowling department, they will bank upon the spin trio — Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel and Mujeeb Ur Rahman — whereas Mohit Sharma and Andrew Tye can also curb the run-flow.

CSK’s batting order has been jolted due to Suresh Raina’s absence. He will miss his first game for CSK due to injury. It will be interesting to see who fills up for him. CSK bowlers will be led by Dwayne Bravo. However, apart from him, their bowling is weak in front of hosts. Will that prove costly?