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IPL 2024: Chennai Super Kings End 5-Match Losing Streak Against Punjab Kings - In Pics

Ravindra Jadeja put in an all-round performance to help Chennai Super Kings beat Punjab Kings by 28 runs in the Indian Premier League on Sunday. Jadeja scored 43 runs off 26 balls to anchor Chennai’s innings to 167-9 and then took 3-20 in four overs to help restrict Punjab’s chase to 139-9. It was only Chennai’s second win in the last five games, and also ended its five-match losing streak against Punjab. Put into bat, Chennai lost Ajinkya Rahane (9) early. Ruturaj Gaikwad (32) and Daryl Mitchell (30) put on 57 off 32 balls for the second wicket. Spinner Rahul Chahar then took 3-23 in four overs to restrict the visiting side. He dismissed Gaikwad and then big-hitting Shivam Dube for a golden duck. Sam Curran dismissed Moeen Ali for 17 as Chennai was reduced to 101-5 in 12.4 overs. Chennai moved up to third with 12 points, ahead of Lucknow Super Giants and Sunrisers Hyderabad on net run-rate. Punjab’s hopes of qualification took a blow. It’s eighth in the 10-team league with eight points.

IPL 2024: CSK vs PBKS | Photo: AP/Ashwini Bhatia

Chennai Super Kings' Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the wicket of Punjab Kings' Ashutosh Sharma during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in Dharamshala.

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Harpreet Brar, right, and Rahul Chahar
Harpreet Brar, right, and Rahul Chahar | Photo: AP/Ashwini Bhatia

Punjab Kings' Harpreet Brar, right, and teammate Rahul Chahar touch gloves as they bat during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in Dharamshala.

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Simarjeet Singh celebrates Jitesh Sharmas wicket
Simarjeet Singh celebrates Jitesh Sharma's wicket | Photo: AP/Ashwini Bhatia

Chennai Super Kings' Simarjeet Singh, second left, celebrates with teammates the wicket of Punjab Kings' Jitesh Sharma during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in Dharamshala.

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Ravindra Jadeja celebrates Prabhsimran Singhs wicket
Ravindra Jadeja celebrates Prabhsimran Singh's wicket Ashwini Bhatia

Chennai Super Kings' Ravindra Jadeja, right, celebrates with captain Ruturaj Gaikwad the wicket of Punjab Kings' Prabhsimran Singh during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in Dharamshala.

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Punjab Kings Prabhsimran Singh
Punjab Kings' Prabhsimran Singh | Photo: AP/Ashwini Bhatia

Punjab Kings' Prabhsimran Singh, right, reacts as he walks off the field after losing his wicket to Chennai Super Kings' Ravindra Jadeja during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in Dharamshala.

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CSKs MS Dhoni
CSKs' MS Dhoni | Photo: AP/Ashwini Bhatia

Chennai Super Kings' MS Dhoni is bowled out by Punjab Kings' Harshal Patel during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in Dharamshala.

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CSKs Ravindra Jadeja bats
CSK's Ravindra Jadeja bats | Photo: AP/Ashwini Bhatia

Chennai Super Kings' Ravindra Jadeja bats during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in Dharamshala.

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Rahul Chahar celebrates Ruturaj Gaikwads wicket
Rahul Chahar celebrates Ruturaj Gaikwad's wicket | Photo: AP/Ashwini Bhatia

Punjab Kings' Rahul Chahar celebrates the wicket of Chennai Super Kings' captain Ruturaj Gaikwad during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in Dharamshala.

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CSKs Ruturaj Gaikwad
CSKs' Ruturaj Gaikwad | Photo: AP/Ashwini Bhatia

Chennai Super Kings' Ruturaj Gaikwad plays a shot during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in Dharamshala.

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CSKs Daryl Mitchell
CSKs' Daryl Mitchell Ashwini Bhatia

Chennai Super Kings' Daryl Mitchell reacts after playing a shot during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in Dharamshala.

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