IPL 2018: CSK once led KXIP 5-0 but Punjab now trail 8-10

IPL 2018: CSK once led KXIP 5-0 but Punjab now trail 8-10

Yet another encounter of less significance graces the IPL as the playoffs loom.

Chennai Super King
Chennai Super King. (Photo by IANS)

When Kings Xi Punjab (KXIP) met Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 on April 15, Ravichandran Ashwin’s side was in a good form. KXIP defeated CSK by 4 runs in that game at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. Now, they are all set to take on each other in their last league game at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Sunday, May 20, and it is entirely a different ball game now. CSK have already qualified for the playoffs while KXIP.

The two teams have a completely contradictory record in the IPL with CSK having made the last-four stage the most number of times (nine) and KXIP the least (two). Here is a look at the brief results of their encounters in all IPLs since 2008 till 2015, the year Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side last played the tournament before getting suspended. They returned to the tournament this year. They also played in the knock-outs twice (2008 and 2014) with both winning one game apiece.

KXIP and CSK have played 18 games in the IPL till the first game of the current edition with the men in yellow having a 10-8 lead. However, given the fact that the CSK had a 5-0 lead once, KXIP clearly pulled it back more than needed as the tournament progressed over the years.

Here are the records from the previous seasons

2008

Game 1: CSK won by 33 runs at PCA Stadium
CSK 240/7 in 20 overs; KXIP 207/4 in 20 overs. MoM Michael Hussey (CSK) 116 not out off 54 balls.

Game 2: CSK won by 18 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
CSK 181/4 in 20 overs; KXIP 163/9 in 20 overs. MoM Laxmipathy Balaji (CSK) 5 wickets for 24 runs.

Semifinal: CSK won by 9 wickets at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
KXIP 112/8 in 20 overs; CSK 116/1 in 14.5 overs. MoM Makhaya Ntini (CSK) 2 wickets for 23 runs.

2009

Game 1: CSK won by 12 runs by Duckworth-Lewis system at SuperSport Park, Centurion
CSK 185/3 in 18 overs; KXIP 174/3 in 18 overs. MoM Matthew Hayden (CSK) 89 off 58 balls. KXIP’s target was set at 187 in 18 overs after rain intervened to reduce the game to 18 overs a side.

Game 2: CSK won by 24 runs at Kingsmead, Durban
CSK 116/9 in 20 overs; KXIP 92/8 in 20 overs. MoM Muttaiah Muralidharan (CSK) 2 wickets for 8 runs.

2010

Game 1: KXIP won in Super Over in MA Chidambaram Stadium after match ended in a tie
KXIP 136/8 in 20 overs; CSK 136/7 in 20 overs. MoM Juan Theron (KXIP) 2 wickets for 17 runs.

Game 2: CSK won by 6 wickets at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
KXIP 192/3 in 20 overs; CSK 195/4 in 19.4 overs. MoM MS Dhoni (CSK) 54 not out off 29 balls.

2011

Only game: KXIP won by 6 wickets at PCA Stadium
CSK 188/4 in 20 overs; KXIP 193/4 in 19.1 overs. MoM Paul Valthaty (KXIP) 120 not out off 63 balls.

2012

Game 1: KXIP won by 7 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium
KXIP 156/8 in 20 overs; CSK 149/8 in 20 overs. MoM Mandeep Singh (KXIP) 56 off 50 balls.

Game 2: KXIP won by 6 wickets at HPCA Stadium
CSK 120/7 in 20 overs; KXIP 123/4 in 16.3 overs. MoM Adam Gilchrist (KXIP) 64 not out off 46 balls.

2013

Game 1: CSK won by 10 wickets at PCA Stadium
KXIP 138 all out in 19.5 overs; CSK 139/0 in 17.2 overs. MoM Michael Hussey (CSK) 86 not out off 54 balls.

Game 2: CSK won by 15 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium
CSK 186/4 in 20 overs; KXIP 171/6 in 20 overs. MoM Suresh Raina (CSK) 100 not out off 53 balls.

2014

Game 1: KXIP won by 6 wickets at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
CSK 205/4 in 20 overs; KXIP 206/4 in 18.5 overs. MoM Glenn Maxwell (KXIP) 95 off 43 balls.

Game 2: KXIP won by 44 runs at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
KXIP 231/4 in 20 overs; CSK 187/6 in 20 overs. MoM Glenn Maxwell (KXIP) 90 off 38 balls & 1 wicket for 21 runs.

Qualifier 2: KXIP won by 24 runs at Wankhede Stadium
KXIP 226/6 in 20 overs; CSK 202/7 in 20 overs. MoM Virender Sehwag (KXIP) 122 off 58 balls.

2015

Game 1: CSK won by 97 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium
CSK 192/3 in 20 overs; KXIP 95/9 in 20 overs. MoM Brendon McCullum (CSK) 66 off 44 balls.

Game 2: CSK won by 7 wickets at PCA Stadium
KXIP 130/7 in 20 overs; CSK 134/3 in 16.5 overs. MoM Pawan Negi (CSK) 2 wickets for 25 runs.

2018

Game 1: KXIP won by 4 runs at PCA Stadium Mohali
KXIP 197/7 in 20 overs; CSK 193/5 in 20 overs. MoM Chris Gayle (KXIP) 63 off 33 balls.