CLT20 2014: KXIP make stuttering start

Oct 2, 2014

Kings XI Punjab were 23 for the loss of one wicket at the end of 4 overs in the second Champions League Twenty 20 (CLT20) semi-final against Chennai Super Kings. Manan Vohra was batting on 15, and Wriddhiman Saha was batting on 6. Virender Sehwag fell for a duck early in the chase. The required run rate was 10 rpo.

Earlier, Dwayne Bravo and Faf du Plessis helped CSK recover from early blows and post an imposing total of 182 for seven. Parvinder Awana had taken a hat-trick, dismissing Suresh Raina, Pawan Negi and MS Dhoni in consecutive deliveries.

The two teams met thrice in the last edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) and KXIP emerged victorious in all three times. All three games saw explosive batting performances, and 200 plus totals were achieved in five of the six innings played.

In the final analysis, both teams are extremely strong on talent as well as team spirit. It should be a great game of cricket, and one thing is certain – whatever total the team batting first sets, the team batting second can chase it down.

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