Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab Highlights, IPL 5, 28th April 2012. CSK VS KXIP cricket highlights IPL season 5. Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights IPL 5 2012. Indian Premier League Cricket Highlights 2012 Match 37.
For Kings XI, their batting performance has improved even though Adam Gilchrist missed the last three games because of torn hamstrings. They managed 168, 164 and 163 in those games, while in the previous two they made only 124 and 134. Mandeep Singh and Nitin Saini have given Kings XI two of their best three opening partnerships this season and that has allowed Shaun Marsh and David Hussey to play freely in the middle order. Kings XI’s bowling has been less impressive, with Praveen Kumar struggling for success. He’s taken only two wickets in eight games, despite a green Mohali pitch.
The last time Kings XI Punjab were in Chennai, in 2010, the match was tied and Kings XI won in the Super Over. They did not make the trip in 2011 because of the tournament’s format. This year, they desperately need points in Chennai, to keep up with the competition.
This season has been an extended struggle for Suresh Raina who has scored only 138 runs in seven innings for Super Kings. However, as IPL’s leading run-getter, Raina has the talent to come good at any moment. He has batted at No. 3, where he has enough time to play himself into form, and he could be one innings away from getting there.
Kings XI won their last two away games, in Mumbai and Kolkata, and a narrow defeat in their previous game at home should not shadow their improved performance. Chennai Super Kings, however, are a tough team to beat at home, with an 18-7 win-loss record at Chepauk.
Super Kings have four wins, but their rise o No. 3 has largely gone unnoticed due to the absence of noticeable performances apart from Faf fu Plessis and Albie Morkel. S Badrinath’s move to the opening slot has stabilised the top order, but the impetus hasn’t come from IPL stalwarts such as Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni, who have low strike-rates this season. For Dhoni, R Ashwin’s lack of wickets has been another area of concern. Unlike other seasons, Super Kings have not looked fluent.
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IP Chennai vs IP Punjab, 37th match
April 28, 2012, IPL 2012, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Umpires: B Bowden (NZ) and S Tarapore (IND) Third Umpire: S Shamsuddin (IND)
Match Referee: R Mahanama (SL)
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