Dharamsala, May 17: Adam Gilchrist's fifty powers Kings XI Punjab to a six wicket win against Chennai Super King in the crucial match at Dharamsala on Thursday.
[Scorecard: KXIP Vs CSK]
Here are the highlights of Game 66.
# Average 1st innings score at HPCA Stadium is 193
# This is Chennai's last league match of the tournament
# Adam Gilchrist returns to the side after missing a couple of matches due to a hamstring injury
# Chennai lost two wickets (openers) within the first five overs
# Praveen Kumar gave Chennai a perfect start as he picked 2 wickets off the first five overs to increase his tally of wickets to 9 off 15 matches
# Piyush Chawla dropped Suresh Raina while he was on 2, off Praveen Kumar's over
# Chennai scored just 25 runs off the first six overs, lost 2 wickets
# Suresh Raina (17) hit the first six off the innings, before being dismissed by Azhar Mahmood in the 8th over of the innings
# Chennai Super Kings have won the last two editions of Indian Premier League, are known for their late entry to the play-offs.
# Adam Gilchrist took four catches against Chennai Super Kings on his return as he missed a couple of matches due to a hamstring injury
# Punjab dominated the first nine overs as they got three Chennai wickets to make a significant start
# Piyush Chawla, a relieved man as Raina got out for 17 after dropping him in the 7th over
# The last time the two sides played each other, Chawla had dropped Suresh Raina, as he went on to score a half century to help Chennai post a challenging total at M Chidambaram Stadium on Apr 28, 2012
# Dwayne Bravo top scored for Chennai with 48
# Chennai managed to score just 120/7 in their 20 overs
# CSK added 73 runs off the last ten overs
# Kings XI reached 50 off 6.3 overs
# Kings XI's openers added 51 runs for the first wicket
# Albie Morkel gave Chennai the breakthrough in the 7th over
# Kings XI added 43 runs off the first six overs
# Adam Gilchrist top scored for Kings XI Punjab with 64 off 46 balls
# Ben Hilfenhaus conceded only 20 runs off his 4 overs and grabbed a wicket
# Gilchrist hit 9 boundaries and 2 sixes
# Gilchrist's 50 came off 42 balls
# Gilchrist hit the winning runs, and sealed the win in Punjab's favour in the 17th over, with 21 balls to spare.
# Adam Gilchrist's fifty powers Kings XI Punjab to a six wicket win
# Kings XI reached 100 in 14.2 overs
# Kings XI have secured 16 points off 15 matches to jump to fifth spot, as Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals are placed sixth and seventh in the table
# Chennai Super Kings retain their fourth spot despite loss
# Adam Gilchrist was awarded the man of the match for his 46 ball unbeaten 64