Ambati Rayudu's 78 went in vain for CSK after Shikhar Dhawan's 88 powered PBKS to 187/4. Punjab won by 11 runs. Highlights of PBKS vs CSK here.
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Punjab Kings defeated Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on Monday. The game started with CSK skipper Ravindra Jadeja winning the toss and opting to bowl first. The surface was slow in the first innings but Shikhar Dhawan (88 not out off 59) helped by Bhanuka Rajapaksa (42 off 32) and Liam Livingstone (19 off 7) took Punjab Kings to 187/4. CSK were struggling in the chase until Ambati Rayudu took command and scored a superb 78 off 39. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja failed to find rhythm during his small knock (21 not out off 16) and MS Dhoni's 12 off 8 towards the end of the innings too proved to be insufficient for CSK. (Scorecard | IPL Points Table | IPL Schedule)
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PBKS have won the game by 11 runs. With this, they put an end to their two-match losing streak.
MS Dhoni is out and this is the game for PBKS unless they make a huge blunder from here. CSK need 20 off last three balls.
Arshdeep Singh was spot on with his length in the penultimate over. It was a great display of character from the young pacer. He kept hitting the yorker length and conceded just eight runs off the over. CSK need 27 off 6.
CSK 161/5 (19)
17.5 - Here is the end of Ambati Rayudu's superb knock. He departs on 78 off 39. Kagiso Rabada gets his wicket. CSK need 35 in 13.
Another good over for PBKS. Only six runs came off it and a wicket. CSK need 35 in 12.
CSK 153/5 (18)
Just six runs came off Arshdeep Singh's third over and that keeps PBKS ahead in this game. Ambati Rayudu is going well but Ravindra Jadeja also needs to score some boundaries from the other end.
CSK 147/4 (17)
Ambati Rayudu is playing a sensational knock. He is 75 not out off 33. The right-handed batsman hit Sandeep Sharma for hat-trick SIXES before hitting a FOUR on his last ball and help CSK fetch 23 runs off the over. CSK need 47 more in 24. It looks gettable now.
CSK 141/4 (16)
14.3 - SIX from Ambati Rayudu and he races to his 22nd IPL fifty. He gets there in only 28 balls. It's his first half-century this season.
15 runs came off the over and CSK are alive in this chase. They need 70 more off 30.
CSK 118/4 (15)
Ambati Rayudu is showing good aggression from one end. He is batting at a strike rate of 168. If he gets similar support from the other end, CSK will have a chance in this game. CSK need 85 more in 36.
CSK 103/4 (14)
12.3 - The increasing required run rate gets better of Ruturaj Gaikwad. He departs on 30 off 27. Kagiso Rabada claims his wicket.
Six runs came off the over and a wicket. CSK need 98 more in 48.
CSK 90/4 (13)
A three-run over from Arshdeep Singh and the required run rate gets to 13 now. CSK need 104 runs in 48 balls. This chase is getting tougher for them.
CSK 84/3 (12)
12 runs came off the first over of Liam Livingstone. The ploy didn't work for Mayank Agarwal as Ambati Rayudu hit the part-time bowler for a FOUR and a SIX in the over.
CSK 81/3 (11)
CSK need 119 off 60 balls, almost 12 runs per over. If PBKS can chip in with two to three wickets here, it can be their game completely.
CSK 69/3 (10)
24 runs have come off the last two over for CSK. They need 124 more off 66 balls. Ambati Rayudu and Ruturaj Gaikwad need to keep fighting at the middle because they have their eyes set. Required run rate is just over 11.
CSK 64/3 (9)
Shivam Dube has chopped a length ball on his stumps. It was an ordinary ball from Rishi Dhawan but lack of footwork from Dube helped him get a wicket.
CSK 40/3 (7)
5.3 - Arshdeep Singh has bowled Mitchell Santner (9 off 15). The CSK all-rounder walked across the stumps to play the ball on the sqaure leg but missed it completely to see his stumps getting rattled.
Seven runs came off the over and a wicket.
CSK 32/2 (6)
Just seven runs have come off the last two overs. The required run rate gets to 10.62 for CSK. Someone needs to fire. They sent Mitchell Santner after the wicket of Robin Uthapppa, but he too seems to be struggling to time the ball.
CSK 18/1 (4)
1.5 - A restless Robin Uthappa finally throws away his wicket on 1 off 7. Sandeep Sharma kept bowling him on the off-side channel, his weak zone, and Uthappa eventually mishit a back of a length delivery bowled on stumps by attempting a pull shot on it.
Just one run came off the over and a wicket.
CSK 11/1 (2)
Ruturaj Gaikwad will face Kagiso Rabada. Robin Uthappa is at the non-striker's end. Get set... go!
Back-to-back FOURS from Ruturaj Gaikwad on the last two balls of Rabada's first over. Early signs say he is in good touch today.
CSK 10/0 (1)
PBKS could have taken this total with their both hands before the start of this innings. This pitch is not easy to bat on but Shikhar Dhawan's masterclass (88 not out off 59) helped by Bhanuka Rajapaksa (42 off 32) and Liam Livingstone (19 off 7) has taken PBKS to a really good total. For CSK, Dwayne Bravo took two wickets but leaked 42 runs. This chase is not going to be easy for CSK.
19.1 - Dwayne Bravo has got the wicket of Liam Livingstone (19 off 7). A slower ball did the job as Livingstone mishit it high in the air to eventually lose his wicket.
Run-out on the last ball sees two wickets coming off the over. 13 runs came in it.
Liam Livingstone is 19 not off only six balls. He is standing way outside his crease to get his timing right and this seems to be working for him.
PBKS 174/2 (19)
17.2 - Bhanuka Rajapaksa is out on 42 off 32! The 110-run partnership finally comes to an end. Are CSK too late to get the breakthrough?
Talking about the wicket, Dwayne Bravo bowled a slower ball way outside off stump and Rajapaksa mistimed it high in the air before Shivam Dube could take the catch. 7 runs came off the over and a wicket.
PBKS 152/2 (18)
Shikhar Dhawan is playing very smartly on this sluggish pitch. Rather than trying to hit the ball hard, he is relying on his timing and finding gaps. PBKS are on course of a big total considering the pitch here.
PBKS 136/1 (16)
An economical over comes for CSK after a long time. Maheesh Theekshana conceded just six runs off his last over. He ends his quota of four overs with figures of 1/32.
The stage is set for PBKS as they have nine wickets in hand with just 30 balls left. Time for Bhanuka Rajapaksa to go all guns blazing.
PBKS 123/1 (15)
13.5 - A FOUR to square leg and Shikhar Dhawan races to his 46th IPL fifty. This is a special knock as it has come in his 200th IPL match and his innings on this sluggish wicket speaks volumes of his experience.
This was another good over for PBKS as 14 runs came off it.
PBKS 117/1 (14)
PBKS were 51/1 after eight overs and now they are at 103. They have scored 52 runs off the last five overs. Nothing to take away from the duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa, but CSK have been poor with their fielding.
PBKS 103/1 (13)
Shikhar Dhawan toyed around with the bowling of Mukesh Choudhary and hit him for three FOURS in the over. While two came on the off side, one came on the leg side. 16 runs came off the over. This pitch is not that easy to bat on but Dhawan is batting extremely well.
PBKS 94/1 (12)
Bhanuka Rajapaksa hit Dwayne Bravo for a FOUR and then tapped him on the leg side and stole a couple. This is exactly how one should bat on this sluggish pitch because boundaries won't come frequently here.
PBKS 72/1 (10)
8.5 - Another catch of Bhanuka Rajapaksa has been dropped. This time Mitchell Santner drops it at deep mid-wicket and as a salt to the injury, it went for a SIX. This is poor fielding from CSK.
12 runs came off Ravindra Jadeja's second over.
PBKS 63/1 (9)
6.4 - Ravindra Jadeja had trapped Bhanuka Rajapaksa but Ruturaj Gaikwad failed to do the finishing work. Rajapaksa stepped out to take on Jadeja but the street-smart cricketer bowled it on his body. Bhanuka hit it high in the air towards square leg where Gaikwad covered good distance but failed to take the catch.
PBKS 43/1 (7)
5.5 - Mayank Agarwal is out! This was always coming as PBKS didn't have runs on the board and this was the last over of powerplay. Mitchell Santner bowled it outside off and Mayank hit it into the hands of Shivam Dube at backward point.
8 runs came off the over and a wicket.
PBKS 37/1 (6)
5.2 - It's a beautiful slog-sweep from Shikhar Dhawan and the ball goes for a SIX. This was much-needed for PBKS.
Mayank Agarwal tapped the ball in front on extra cover and ran for a single. Had Mitchell Santner's throw found the stumps at the non-striker's end, Mayank was gone for all the money.
PBKS 22/0 (4)
The ball is sticking to the pitch and both Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal would not like it as the duo prefers pitches having pace and bounce.
PBKS 15/0 (3)
1.1 - A single from Shikhar Dhawan and he becomes second batsman in IPL to reach the milestone of 6000 runs, following Virat Kohli (6402).
9 runs came off the over from Maheesh Theekshana.
PBKS 13/0 (2)
Mukesh Choudhary has the new ball in hand. Mayank Agarwal takes the strike, Shikhar Dhawan is at the other end. Here we go!
Just four runs came off the first over. Mukesh didn't get swing but the balls seems to be sticking to the surface a bit.
PBKS 4/0 (1)
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (w), Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana
Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh
Chennai Super Kings skipper Ravindra Jadeja has won the toss and opted to bowl first against Punjab Kings.
A BCCI team visited Eden Gardens to check the facilities ahead of IPL 2022 playoffs, informed CAB in a media release on Monday. Notably, two of IPL 2022 playoff matches are scheduled to take place at the venue on May 24 and 25.
The team also met CAB president Avishek Dalmiya and secretary Snehashis Ganguly.
"The meeting was fruitful. The team was satisfied with the arrangements," said Mr Avishek Dalmiya, following the meeting.
While Dwayne Bravo needs just nine runs to become the 11th batter from Chennai Super Kings to score 1000 runs in IPL, Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 5998 runs at an average of 34.67 and a strike rate of 126.64, needs just two runs to become the second batter after Virat Kohli (6402 runs in 215 matches) to complete 6000 runs in IPL.
MS Dhoni remains the man with the Midas touch, according to CSK skipper Ravindra Jadeja. While Jadeja himself has to contribute as per his massive reputation, CSK will bank on a good start from Ruturaj Gaikwad and hope to score more freely in the middle overs. There is enough firepower in the CSK middle-order and that should see some high-class competition against the PBKS bowlers, led by Kagiso Rabada and Rahul Chahar. The PBKS vs CSK match will be Chahar's 50th IPL game.
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