Cricketnext Staff | May 21, 2018, 1:09 PM IST
It was curtains for Kings XI Punjab as Chennai Super Kings registered a 5-wicket victory in the final league stage game and ensured that Rajasthan Royals became the fourth team to progress to the playoffs. Suresh Raina shined with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 61 off just 47 deliveries, which will be good news for Chennai ahead of their Qualifier against Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was always going to be a tough task for Kings XI as they had to win by 53 runs or more to cross Rajasthan Royals on net run rate. They started well, picking quick wickets early on but a total of 153 batting first was never going to be enough to stop Chennai.