Kings XI Punjab pulled off a stunning seven-run win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Saturday.
Taking first strike, Kings XI failed to build on a solid start that their openers Mandeep Singh (56, 50b, 5x4, 1x6) and Shaun Marsh (32, 24b, 4x4, 1x6) provided and caved in rather meekly to be pegged to 156 for eight with seamers Albie Morkel (3 for 29) and Dwanye Bravo (2 for 28) doing bulk of the damage.
In reply, the Super Kings also failed to build on a rollicking start and lost wickets under pressure as the Kings XI bowlers Azhar Mahmood (3 for 25) and leg-spinner Piyush Chawla (2 for 20) restricted the hosts to 149 for eight.
Image: Kings XI Punjab's Mandeep Singh acknowledges the crowd after scoring fifty runs during their Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match against Chennai Super Kings, in Chennai, India, Sunday, April 28, 2012.