IPL 2019: Twitter Reactions – KL Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan’s fifties in vain as CSK beat KXIP by 22 runs

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KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan’s laborious efforts went in vain as Chennai Super Kings held their nerves to beat Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.

Chasing a modest 161-run target, the visitors received early jolts from Harbhajan Singh (4-1-17-2) before Rahul (55 off 47) and Sarfaraz (67 off 59) anchored the Punjab innings with a crucial 110-run stand for the second wicket. However, it was not enough to help them cross the line as CSK registered their fourth win in the IPL 2019 from five matches.

Earlier, Faf du Plessis (54 off 38) hit a fine half-century up the order while skipper MS Dhoni (37 not out, 23 balls) and Ambati Rayudu ((21 not out, 15 balls) provided the late flourish to help the yellow army post a competitive 160 for three against Ravichandran Ashwin & Co.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:




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