The Day 20 of IPL 2015 saw no revival in previous edition’f finalists Kings XI Punjab’s fate as they lost their fifth match of the season. They were outdone by David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 20 runs. In the battle of bottom placed teams, SRH did well to win their third match and climb to fifth place in the points table while Punjab remained the wooden spoons. After the lesser ranked clash, the Day 21 will witness the clash of two times IPL winners – Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders on April 28 in Chennai. Also Catch the updated Points Table of Pepsi IPL 2015 here.
Highlights of Day 20 – April 27, Match 27: Sunrisers Hyderabad edge past Kings XI Punjab by 20 runs
Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by 20 runs in an Indian Premier League match at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Set 151 for victory, Kings XI could only manage 130 for nine. The win propelled Sunrisers to the fifth spot in the standings with six points from seven matches while Kings XI were placed at the bottom with four points after seven games.
Day 21 Schedule – April 28, Match 28: Knights set for tough test against CSK
Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face perhaps their toughest challenge yet when they meet an in-form Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. MS Dhoni have five wins from six games while Knight Riders have three wins from six games, having shared a point against Rajasthan Royals after a washout in Kolkata. But the prime focus is the suspense over participation of Knight Riders’ premier spinner Sunil Narine, who is eligible to bowl in the coming matches despite being reported again for suspected illegal action.
Team Form and Match Prediction: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
The Super Kings have been in blazing form of late, winning five of their six games in the tourney. Their only loss came against table-toppers Rajasthan Royals at Ahmedabad where they were convincingly beaten by eight wickets. However, CSK stamped their authority after they outclassed Kings XI Punjab in the last match here on Saturday. A dominant batting display saw the home side post a formidable 192/3 while Kings XI only managed to reach 95/9 in their 20 overs.
While Knight Riders have three wins from six games, having shared a point against Rajasthan Royals after a washout in Kolkata. The ‘men in purple’ will rely on their batting “firepower” to deliver the goods, especially with such wonderful domestic talent at their disposal. Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan would all be set to launch themselves at the batting paradise here
The Match 28, Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders will take place at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. The match will start at 8.00 pm IST with the live coverage and telecast done on Sony Max and Sony Six for Indian viewers. Check Out: IPL 2015 Schedule – All Match Fixtures and Complete Time Table of IPL. ( Inputs from Agencies).