Chennai: Kings XI Punjab made a sensational fightback before scripting a dramatic victory over Chennai Super Kings via one-over eliminator in an Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
Put into bat, Kings XI made a modest 136 for eight and defeat wrote all over their face after the home team were 96 for one by the 14th over in their run chase.
Kings XI Punjab batsman Yuvraj Singh celebrates with his teammate Irfan Pathan after victory over Chennai Super Kings in super over during Indian Premier League-3 match at MAC Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. R Senthil Kumar / PTI
But after that the visitors made a remarkable fightback to restrict CSK to 136 for seven from the 20 overs to set up IPL III’s first one-over eliminator.
In the super over bowl out, CSK made nine runs off the bowling of Juan Theron by losing two of their three nominated batsmen -- Matthew Hayden (0) and captain Suresh Raina (8) -- while Albie Morkel made one.
Batting second, Kings XI Punjab made 10 for one with Yuvraj Singh hitting a four from the fourth ball off Muttiah Muralitharan to set up the dramatic victory. Mahela Jayawrdene was out in the second ball after hitting a six off the first.
The third nominated batsman Irfan Pathan did not face a single ball in the super over.
With the win, Kings XI Punjab snapped their three-match losing streak and opened their account -- two points from four matches -- in IPL III.
For CSK, this was their second loss in four matches after their defeat to Deccan Chargers in their first match.