KX1P out from the race; CSK single-handedly defeat KX1P and knocked them out from the playoffs
KX1P knocked out from the playoffs race as CSK defeated them with 9 wickets in hand on Sunday, match number 53, Dream 11, IPL 2020.
FAF DU PLESIS PRAISES RUTURAJ GAIKWAD
Faf Du Plessis said he likes Ruturaj Gaikwad as he handles the pressure nicely. The young talent could not stop Faf Du Plesis talk about his talent and commitment. Du Plessis said that Gaikwad reminds me of Virat Kohli, the way he executes his shots. Gaikwad was the top runs scorer in Sunday’s match against KX1P.
“It’s been a disappointing season but we at least finished with three wins. [Gaikwad] Looks like a young Kohli doesn’t he? What stands out for me is that he stands up to pressure. That’s the quality you look for in young players to see if they get to the next level,”
Du Plessis said after a post-match interview.
“I’ve told you this the other day – red wine is the term I use. I’m still loving it. I’ve got a lot of cricket left in me, at least five more years,”
KX1P VS CSK; MATCH REPORT
KX1P said goodbye to the Indian Premier League after getting defeated by CSK on Sunday. Batting first KX1P scored a total of 153 runs with the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. The lead runs scorer was Deepak Hooda who stood not-out on 62. The skipper also failed to perform on this ‘do or die’ match, he could score only 29 runs and then he got out.
Batting second, CSK gave a solid start with Faf Du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad as an opening pair. With the help of great understanding and commitment, they put 57 runs on the board at the end of power play. Faf Du Plessis lost his wicket in the 10th over. He was just short of 2 runs to complete his half-century.
Gaikwad kept playing with the same class and style until he completed his consecutive third half-century. He was paired with Ambati Rayudu and they completed a fifty runs stand in no time. Both of them played sensibly and led their team to win an effortless match in the 19th over.
KL Rahul was disappointed after getting defeat. He talked to the host broadcaster after their match against CSK:
“It was disappointing. If you look back, there were times where we had a lot of games in our pockets, (but) we couldn’t get over the line and finish.
Then we only have ourselves to blame. Starting with the first game, the short run, looking back at it, it’s come back to bite us very hard. Its life – we all make mistakes, we’ve made a few mistakes this season as a team, and we need to accept it, learn from it and come back.”
He did not look satisfied and he said we could have done better. He said we are looking forward to giving a strong comeback next year.
“We didn’t have results going our way in the first half. The team still felt we were playing good cricket, we were patchy at times, the bowling and batting didn’t come together in the first half, but the second half we started doing that well.
Proud that we gave ourselves an opportunity to come in the top four and unfortunate that today and yesterday’s game didn’t go our way but there’s a lot of things to proud of as a team, so hopefully come back stronger next year and forget this year,”
said the skipper in a post-match conference.