New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets in game 18 of the Indian Premier League at the Dubai international Cricket Stadium on Sunday. 

Opening for CSK in the 179-run chase, Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis played unbeaten knocks of 83 and 87 runs respectively. Watson hit three sixes and 11 fours in his innings while Plessis scored one six but maintained a better strike rate.

Batting first, Punjab got off to a good start, with openers Mayank Agarwal and KL putting up 60 on the scoreboard in the first eight overs. Chawla dismissed Agarwal on the first delivery of his spell in the ninth over. KL Rahul marched on, assisted by Mandeep Singh and Nicholas Pooran and the team put up a modest total of 178 on the scoreboard.

Here are the latest updates from game 18 between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab:

Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets

Chennai Super Kings have beaten Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets. Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis remained not out on 83 and 87 respectively. 

Chennai Super Kings on course to big win against Kings XI Punjab

150 up for Chennai Super Kings without a loss of wicket. Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis are still out in the middle, while the required rate is just over 6.

Watson, du Plessis' half-centuries put Chennai in complete control of game

Shane Watson and Faf fu Plessis have completed their half centuries. Chennai Super Kings are 112 at the end of 11 overs without a loss of a wicket. Hard for Kings XI Punjab to make a comeback from here.

Chennai Super Kings in control of 179-run chase against Kings XI Punjab

Chennai Super Kings have scored 60 runs in the powerplay without a loss of wicket. Watson and Plessis are in excellent touch at the moment.

Chennai Super Kings off to a good start in 179-run chase

Just the start Chennai needed in this run chase. 30 runs are up without a loss of wickets and the openers are in good touch.

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis begin Chennai's 179-run chase

Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis have begun Chennai's 179-run chase. Sheldon Cottrell is with the new ball.

Kings XI Punjab set target of 179

Kings XI Punjab have set Chennai Super Kings a target of 179

Relief for Chennai Super Kings as Jadeja gets Mandeep Singh for 27

Mandeep Singh's brief but fiery 27-run knock comes to an end. Kings XI Punjab are two down.

Chawla strikes on his first ball, Mayank Agarwal dismissed for 26

Chawla has given Chennai Super Kings an important breakthrough on his first ball of the spell.Mayank Agarwal is back in the pavillion for 26.

Punjab off to a steady start after opting to bat first against Chennai Super Kings

Kings XI Punjab are off to a steady start after opting to bat first, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are settled and look in good touch.

KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal begin Punjab's innings

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have begun Punjab's innings. Deepak Chahar is with the new ball.

Playing XI:

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kdear Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar 

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell

Kings XI Punjab opt to bat against Chennai Super Kings

Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and opted to bat against Chennai Super Kings.

Toss at 7 pm

The toss between the two teams will be held at 7 pm (IST).

Squads:

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain, wk), M Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Krishnappa Gowtham, Harpreet Brar, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Simran Singh (wk), Jagadeesha Suchith, Tajinder Singh, Hardus Viljoen

Posted By: Lakshay Raja