CSK vs KXIP: Deepak Hooda defends Punjab .. Chennai Target 154

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The Kings XI Punjab top order was disappointed in the match they must win to stay in the IPL 2020 season playoff race. Punjab, who batted first in Sunday’s match against Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi, were all out for 153 for six. Deepak Hooda (62 not out: 3×4, 4×6 off 30 balls) smashed a half-century to give Punjab a 72/4 lead at one stage. Among the Chennai bowlers, Lungi Engidi took three wickets while Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja took wickets.

Chennai Super Kings, already out of the playoff race, won the toss and elected to field. Mayank Agarwal (5×4 off 26:15 balls), who started the Punjab innings with captain KL Rahul (3×4, 1×6 off 29:27 balls), played aggressively from the first over. With that .. the pair established a 48-run partnership for the first wicket. But Lungi Engidi, who clean bowled Mayank in the sixth over of the innings, also knocked over KL Rahul in the 9th over. Chris Gayle (12:19) was followed by Imran Tahir and Nicholas Pooran (2: 6). With that .. Deepak Hooda who led the Punjab scoreboard for a while along with Mandeep Singh (1×5 off 14:15 balls) .. burst with huge shots in slog overs. Deepak Hooda, who did not fall behind Mandeep and Neesham (2) at one end, hit two sixes in Lungi Engidi’s over. Hooda, who also hit a six and four in the final over, reached the half-century mark after 48 innings in his IPL career. He also scored his career best score in the IPL.

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