IPL 2020, Match 17: Talking Points as CSK bounces back strongly

First Published 5, Oct 2020, 12:29 PM

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) conceded an easy win over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and won by 10 wickets. Match 17 of the season was held at the Dubai International Stadium.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have now guised up in their real essence. After a major setback in three consecutive matches, they won by a massive margin, against Kings XI &nbsp;Punjab (KXIP). The CSK openers did the task and won by 10 wickets.<br />
<strong>Let's just look at some of the talking points.</strong></p>

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have now guised up in their real essence. After a major setback in three consecutive matches, they won by a massive margin, against Kings XI  Punjab (KXIP). The CSK openers did the task and won by 10 wickets.
Let's just look at some of the talking points.

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>KL Rahul knock</strong><br />
Rahul has been consistent for KXIP, but the team collectively is lacking some spirit, as they are unable to defend high-scoring targets that they put on the board. On Friday, he, along with Mayank Agarwal, ensured a good start. Rahul alone hammered 63 off 52 balls.&nbsp;</p>

KL Rahul knock
Rahul has been consistent for KXIP, but the team collectively is lacking some spirit, as they are unable to defend high-scoring targets that they put on the board. On Friday, he, along with Mayank Agarwal, ensured a good start. Rahul alone hammered 63 off 52 balls. 

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Nicholas Pooran surprises</strong><br />
Firstly, he impressed the fans and franchisee by his massive hitting, where he struck three huge sixes and a four, with a strike-rate of nearly 195. Second, he was seen as a wicketkeeper, while Rahul contributed his part by fielding.<br />
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Nicholas Pooran surprises
Firstly, he impressed the fans and franchisee by his massive hitting, where he struck three huge sixes and a four, with a strike-rate of nearly 195. Second, he was seen as a wicketkeeper, while Rahul contributed his part by fielding.
 

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Dubai International astonished as a venue</strong><br />
Ever since the commencement of IPL, Dubai International Stadium has witnessed some low scores, compared to other venues. Despite the same slow pitch and elongated boundaries, a surprise element emerged on Sunday. The match witnessed scores around 180, unlike the previous ones, which hovered at 160.</p>

Dubai International astonished as a venue
Ever since the commencement of IPL, Dubai International Stadium has witnessed some low scores, compared to other venues. Despite the same slow pitch and elongated boundaries, a surprise element emerged on Sunday. The match witnessed scores around 180, unlike the previous ones, which hovered at 160.

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sensational Shane and Ferocious Faf</strong><br />
And, that’s what legends bring back! The trust that CSK and the franchise embodied in Shane Watson was purely paid back. With a couple of flukes in the initial four games, Watson, along with Faf du Plessis, stole the show. Together, they single-handedly led CSK to the victory. The partnership saw 181 runs in 17.4 overs, as the duo registered ample records for themselves.</p>

Sensational Shane and Ferocious Faf
And, that’s what legends bring back! The trust that CSK and the franchise embodied in Shane Watson was purely paid back. With a couple of flukes in the initial four games, Watson, along with Faf du Plessis, stole the show. Together, they single-handedly led CSK to the victory. The partnership saw 181 runs in 17.4 overs, as the duo registered ample records for themselves.

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Deepak Chahar and Ravindra Jadeja bowling</strong><br />
The pacer was quite economical with the ball and had an economy of just 5.7. Ravindra Jadeja, too, was economical (7.50) and scalped a wicket.</p>

Deepak Chahar and Ravindra Jadeja bowling
The pacer was quite economical with the ball and had an economy of just 5.7. Ravindra Jadeja, too, was economical (7.50) and scalped a wicket.

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