George Bailey (left) has not fired yet, while Suresh Raina has not been at his best either © IANS
George Bailey (left) has not fired yet, while Suresh Raina has not been at his best either © IANS

Catch live cricket score of Match 53 of IPL 2015 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

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Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 134/3 | Overs 16.5

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 41(34), MS Dhoni 25(16)

So CSK need 14 to win off 24 balls. Could be close. Rishi Dhawan to bowl. DOT. SIX! Dhoni plays a most un-Dhonilike shot! Looks to paddle, ends up pull-scooping it while jumping in the air! SIX! Not off the middle, but Dhoni steps out and hammers it over long off!  ONE. Played to third man. FOUR. Raina plays the winning shot!

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 117/3 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 37(33), MS Dhoni 12(12)

Beuran Hendricks again. ONE. Short ball, and pulled to long on. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Played to the fielder. DOT. Played to the fielder. FOUR. Short ball, and Dhoni pulls. ONE. Played to covers.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 111/3 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 36(32), MS Dhoni 7(7)

Anureet Singh continues. ONE. Played to point. ONE. Played to backward square leg. ONE. Played to square leg. FOUR! Short ball from Anureet, and Dhoni pulls. TWO. Pulled away behind square again. DOT. Played back to the bowler.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 102/3 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 34(30), MS Dhoni 0(3)

Rishi Dhawan continues. TWO. Faf plays a lovely shot off his pads, it’s good fielding at square leg. WIDE. Terrible ball from Dhawan! Very wide and short. ONE. Played to wide long on, two more. OUT! And he’s cleaned him up. Faf departs for a tidy innings. Dhoni comes in. DOT. Played to mid off. DOT. Dhoni content to take his time. DOT. Played to point.

OUT! Faf du Plessis 55(41) b Rishi Dhawan

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 97/2 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 51(38), Suresh Raina 34(30)

Gurkeerat again. DOT! Faf defends. ONE! Faf plays it to square leg and gets to his fifty. TWO! Raina just plays it around the corner. ONE! Full toss and Raina plays it to deep mid wicket. ONE! Batsmen run through.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 92/2 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 49(34), Suresh Raina 31(28)

Akshar continues. DOT! faf plays it to cover. SIX! Faf charges down the ground and smashes it over long off. DOT! faf plays it to point. DOT! Played to point again. FOUR! Faf pulls it to the mid wicket fence. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 81/2 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 38(28), Suresh Raina 31(28)

Gurkeerat now. ONE to begin with by Faf as he plays it to fine leg. DOT! Raina defends. ONE! Raina plays it to deep fine leg. ONE! Faf plays itto square leg. TWO! Raina chips it over the bowler. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 76/2 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 35(26), Suresh Raina 28(24)

Akshar continues. FOUR! Short delivery and Faf pulls it to mid wicket. ONE! Faf plays it to deep cover. ONE! Raina plays it to long on. ONE! faf plays it to long off. ONE! On leg, Raina plays it to deep square leg. ONE to finish.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 67/2 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 28(22), Suresh Raina 26(22)

Anureet Singh is on now. ONE. Played to long on. ONE. Played to point. DOT. Played to point. ONE. Played to mid off. DOT. No run for that. ONE. Played to third man.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 63/2 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 27(19), Suresh Raina 24(19)

Akshar Patel comes on now. ONE. Raina takes a single to start with. ONE. Faf this time. ONE. Raina takes one more, this is easy for CSK. DOT. Faf looks to paddle it away, misses. ONE. Played to the deep on the leg side. ONE. Another single. TWO. Faf plays it to fine leg.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 55/2 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 23(16), Suresh Raina 21(16)

Glenn Maxwell is into the attack now. ONE, WIDE. Poor start. FOUR! Faf gets another boundary! ONE. Paddle. DOT. DROPPED! Raina hits it right back to Maxi, but he puts down an easy one. DOT. Played to the fielder. ONE. Hit to point. DOT. No run.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 47/2 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 18(13), Suresh Raina 20(13)

Rishi Dhawan this time. DOT. Played to cover. DOT. Defended, but awkwardly. FOUR! Faf smacks this one through mid off! DOT. Played to the fielder this time. ONE. Direct hit, but Raina was in. WIDE, down leg. ONE. Played to the leg side.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 40/2 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 13(8), Suresh Raina 19(12)

Gurkeerat Singh comes on now. DOT. Played to mid on. FOUR. Raina goes over mid on. TWO. Raina sweeps, would have been four but for the fielder. ONE. Played to midwicket. ONE. Played to mid on. FOUR! Tremendous shot! Played through midwicket.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 28/2 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 12(7), Suresh Raina 8(7)

Beuran Hendricks again. FOUR! Faf plays it through covers! DOT. Played to point. ONE. Played to third man. WIDE. Bit too high. ONE. Played to third man. THREE. Faf gets it away thorugh midwicket. ONE. Played to square leg.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 17/2 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 4(3), Suresh Raina 6(5)

Sandeep Sharma continues. DOT. Left alone outside off. ONE. Played to square leg. DOT. Played to midwicket. TWO. Played to midwicket. FOUR! Lovely shot! Driven beautifully. DOT. Played to the fielder.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 10/2 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 3(1), Suresh Raina 0(1)

In comes Faf. Beuran Hendricks the bowler. ONE. Baz plays to cover. THREE. Faf knocks it through midwicket. DOT. Short outside off, left alone. FOUR. Baz steps out and gets it down third man. OUT! BOWLED HIM! Baz plays on! DOT. Played to cover.

OUT! Brendon McCullum 6(6) b Beuran Hendricks

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 2/1 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Brendon McCullum 1(2)

Sandeep Sharma starts proceedings for KXIP. ONE. Mike Hussey gets off the mark first ball. Baz on strike now. DOT. Good ball, seamed in, and Baz did not get to cut. ONE. Played to square leg. DOT. Huss defends. DOT. Played back to the bowler. OUT! That’s the end of Huss!

OUT! Michael Hussey 1(4) c Wriddhiman Saha b Sandeep Sharma


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 130/7 | Overs 20

BATSMEN: Rishi Dhawan 25(20), Beuran Hendricks 1(2)

Ashish Nehra to bowl the final over. DOT. Play and miss. ONE. Played over cover. DOT. Short ball, play and miss. DOT. Played to mid off. Great final over so far. SIX! Full toss, and Dhawan gets it out of the middle this time, over long on! ONE. Played to the fielder, just a single to end with.

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 122/7 | Overs 19

BATSMEN: Rishi Dhawan 18(16)

Dwayne Bravo continues. SIX! Akshar gets that one off the middle, hits it high over long on! DOT. Akshar misses. ONE. Down to long off. SIX! This time it’s Rishi Dhawan! ONE. Down the ground. OUT! Bravo strikes with his final ball! That’s his 20th wicket too! Akshar tries to go big, gets a top edge to Dhoni.

OUT! Akshar Patel 32(29) c MS Dhoni b Dwayne Bravo

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 108/6 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Akshar Patel 25(25), Rishi Dhawan 11(14)

Ravindra Jadeja will bowl his third over now. ONE, LEG BYE. DOT. Played to the fielder. ONE. Played for a single. ONE. Another single. FOUR. Akshar hits that one down past mid on. ONE. Single to end with.

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 100/6 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Akshar Patel 19(21), Rishi Dhawan 10(12)

Dwayne Bravo, holder of the Purple Cap, comes on to bowl with four overs remaining. That speaks of the depth in the CSK bowling! ONE. Played to covers. ONE. Played to third man. ONE. ONE. Played tot mid on. ONE. Played to midwicket. Five singles off the over. ONE. Down to long on.

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 94/6 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Akshar Patel 16(18), Rishi Dhawan 7(9)

Pawan Negi will bowl out. He has two for 17 so far. WIDE. Down leg. ONE. To long off. FOUR! Rishi gets down on his knee and slog-sweeps it. DOT. No run for that one. TWO. Played to third man, Jadeja does well to keep it down to two. DOT. Played to the fielder. DOT. To the fielder.

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 86/6 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Akshar Patel 15(17), Rishi Dhawan 1(4)

Suresh Raina comes on now. WIDE. Starts off down leg. ONE. Played to square leg. DOT. Good ball. DOT. Played to the fielder. ONE. Played to the fielder. FOUR! Akshar steps out and plays it through wide long on for a boundary. ONE. To long off.

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 78/6 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Akshar Patel 9(14), Rishi Dhawan 0(1)

Pawan Negi again. ONE. Swept well by Akshar, but to the fielder. FOUR, BYES. That’s missed everyone. Beat Miller, and Dhoni! ONE. Miller takes a quick single. ONE. Played to square leg. OUT! Slightly short from Negi, and Miller picks out the fielder at deep midwicket! Great catch by Jadeja! DOT. Defended.

OUT! David Miller 11(15) c Ravindra Jadeja b Pawan Negi

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 71/5 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: David Miller 11(12), Akshar Patel 7(12)

Ravi Ashwin to bowl out. ONE. Just a single for Akshar to start with. DOT. Defended. ONE. Played to square leg. DOT. Appeal for stumping, but Akshar is safe. ONE. Played to square leg again. DOT. Defended.

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 68/5 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: David Miller 10(9), Akshar Patel 5(9)

Ravi Jadeja again. ONE. Akshar takes a single. ONE. Miller works it away. DOT. Played to the fielder at midwicket. ONE. Played to the leg side. FOUR! Miller gets the reverse sweep right! TWO. Played to midwicket.

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 59/5 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: David Miller 3(6), Akshar Patel 3(6)

Ravichandran Ashwin again. DOT. Defends. ONE. Played to the leg side. ONE. Played to long off. DOT. Defended to slip (yes, that’s right). DOT. Ashwin keeping it really tight. ONE. Played to long on.

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 56/5 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: David Miller 2(5), Akshar Patel 1(1)

Ravindra Jadeja now. DOT. Miller taking his time. ONE. Down to fine leg. DOT. Maxwell misses the reverse sweep. DOT. And again, misses the attempted reverse. OUT! Fantastic! Drifted toward the leg stump before turning sharply and taking out the top of middle stump! In walks Akshar. ONE. Quick single to end with.

OUT! Glenn Maxwell 6(14) b Ravindra Jadeja

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 54/4 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Glenn Maxwell 6(11), David Miller 1(3)

Ravi Ashwin continues. DOT. The ball hits the pad and goes up into the air. Half-hearted appeal turned down. WIDE. Down leg. FOUR. Lovely cut shot, just past the man at backward point! OUT! Gurkeerat steps out and misses. Dhoni stumps him in a flash. In walks Miller. DOT. Good ball first up. DOT. Good one again. ONE. Swept to fine leg.

OUT! Gurkeerat Singh 15(14) st MS Dhoni b Ravichandran Ashwin

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 48/3 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Glenn Maxwell 6(11), Gurkeerat Singh 11(11)

Ashish Nehra again. DOT. No run to start with. FOUR. Gurkeerat plays a lovely off drive, he is looking good today. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Play and miss outside off. ONE. Played to midwicket. DOT. Play and miss again.

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 43/3 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Glenn Maxwell 6(10), Gurkeerat Singh 6(6)

Ravichandran Ashwin ccomes on now. He is bowling to Glenn Maxwell. DOT. Defended. DOT. No run again. DOT. Played to the fielder. ONE. Swept to square leg. DOT. Played back to the bowler. ONE. Down to third man.

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 41/3 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Glenn Maxwell 5(6), Gurkeerat Singh 5(4)

Ishwar Pandey again. OUT! Vohra flails at one outside off, and it’s a tidy catch at third man by Ashish Nehra! DOT. Defended. ONE. Gurkeerat gets off the mark. ONE. DOT. Played to point. FOUR! That is a good shot through point!

OUT! Manan Vohra 4(7) c Ashish Nehra b Ishwar Pandey

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 35/2 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Manan Vohra 4(6), Glenn Maxwell 4(5)

Ashish Nehra comes on now. OUT! First ball! Outside off, Bailey pokes at it, and Dhoni dives to his right to take a good catch! Glenn Maxwell on strike. DOT. Played to midwicket. DOT. Good ball, Maxi is beaten outside off. DOT. Defended. FOUR! Slightly short this time, and Maxwell goes over midwicket! DOT. Play and miss outside off.

OUT! George Bailey 12(7) b MS Dhoni b Ashish Nehra

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 31/1 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Manan Vohra 4(6), George Bailey 12(6)

Ishwar Pandey again. FOUR! Bailey has come out swinging! Short again, and pulled well. DOT. Short and wide, but hit to Baz. ONE. Extra bounce this time, Bailey can only get a single. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Play and miss. TWO. Played to third man.

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 24/1 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Manan Vohra 2(3), George Bailey 7(3)

Pawan Negi again. TWO. Saha pulls it to the deep. OUT! And that’s the first one down! Saha looks to go over cover, he can only bottom-edge it to Baz at covers. In walks the skipper, but he’s not on strike. ONE. Vohra works it away to midwicket. TWO. Played to fine leg, Bailey is off the mark immediately. FOUR! Bailey works it away down to backward square leg. ONE. Played to square leg.

OUT! Wriddhiman Saha 15(12) c Brendon McCullum b Pawan Negi

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 14/0 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Wriddhiman Saha 13(10), Manan Vohra 1(2)

Ishwar Pandey will continue. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Defended again. ONE. Played to third man. ONE. Down to third man again. SIX! Saha goes over midwicket! He has been really good in the last couple of games. ONE. Down to third man.

Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 5/0 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Wriddhiman Saha 5(5), Manan Vohra 0(1)

Pawan Negi it is to take the new ball. DOT. Played to the fielder by Saha. DOT. Played to cover. DOT. Played to the fielder again. FOUR. Short and outside off, and Saha sends it over covers. ONE. Played to fine leg. DOT. Played to mid on.


TOSS: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have won the toss and chosen to bat first. Dwayne Smith has had to sit out as MS Dhoni felt Michael Hussey should get a game before Brendon McCullum departs for England.

Teams:

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, George Bailey(c), Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Rishi Dhawan, Beuran Hendricks, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma

Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Brendon McCullum, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(wk/c), Dwayne Bravo, Pawan Negi, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Ashish Nehra

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match 53 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 2015 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium at Mohali on Saturday. I am Shiamak Unwalla and I will be bringing you over-by-over updates of the match. READ: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Preview

KXIP are already out of contention to make it to the IPL 2015 playoffs, but having upset Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their last match, they will have a bit of confidence. A win for CSK will ensure a final four finish. However, they go into the match having lost to Delhi Daredevils (DD). KXIP have nothing but pride to play for, CSK will want to win big and get some momentum going into the Playoff. They will want to get to that stage with the maximum points. SCORECARD: KXIP vs CSK in IPL 2015 Match 53 at Mohali

New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has left for England to join his team to prepare for the upcoming Test series against the hosts, and will most likely be replaced in the line-up by Michael Hussey. KXIP’s batting finally clicked in their last fwe games. Wriddhiman Saha’s promotion to the opener’s slot paid rich dividends, as he scored a 12-ball 31 to get KXIP off to a flier. READ: Dwayne Bravo: Chennai Super Kings’ IPL success lies in sticking with core players

In their last match, CSK’s batting simply did not click, and in the process they set DD a low target which their bowlers could not defend. Dwayne Bravo still holds the Purple Cap, and will be looking to add to his tally. He has been consistent with the ball and and will look to put in a good performance again in this match. READ: Akshar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha star as KXIP pull off 22-run win over RCB in IPL 2015 Match 50

A win for both teams important for both teams for different reasons of course, but two vital points at stake, nevertheless. George Bailey’s men will want to finish on a high before they bow out of the competition. Chennai are all but through to the IPL 2015 Playoffs, but a win will consolidate their position in this tournament.

Squads:

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): George Bailey (c), Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Mitchell Johnson, Murali Vijay, Shaun Marsh, Akshar Patel, Sandeep Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manan Vohra, Thisara Perera, Rishi Dhawan, Anureet Singh, Karanveer Singh, Nikhil Naik, Parvinder Awana, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Yogesh Golwalkar, Beuran Hendricks, Shivam Sharma, Shardul Thakur.

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (c&wk), Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Irfan Pathan, Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith,  Michael Hussey, Ishwar Pandey, Baba Aparajith, Mithun Manhas, Pawan Negi,  Rahul Sharma, Ankush Bains, Pratyush Singh, Ronit More, Eklavya Dwivedi, Matt Henry, Samuel Badree, Andrew Tye, Kyle Abbott.

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