Deepak Chahar returned with impressive figures of four for 13 as Chennai Super Kings dished out a clinical bowling and fielding display to defeat Punjab Kings by six wickets in their Indian Premier League match at Wankhede Stadium on Friday. Skipper MS Dhoni won the toss in his 200th match and elected to bowl first. CSK bowlers were on the job from the word go, picking up Punjab wickets at regular intervals to take the upper hand. Shahrukh Khan top-scored for Punjab with a 36-ball 47. Chasing the paltry target, Moeen Ali made 46, while Faf du Plessis remained unbeaten on 36 as CSK reached home in 15.4 overs. Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers for Punjab with figures of 2/21. Chahar led the bowling effort for CSK and accounted for Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda and Nicholas Pooran. Ravindra Jadeja ran KL Rahul out as CSK took complete control of the match. Both the sides are playing an unchanged XI. Brief Scores: Punjab Kings: 106 for eight in 20 overs (Shahrukh Khan 47; Deepak Chahar 4/13); Chennai Super Kings: 107 for four in 15.4 overs (Moeen Ali 46, Faf du Plessis 36; Mohammed Shami 2/21).
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9:15 PM IST: Deepak Chahar took 4/13 as CSK restricted Punjab Kings to a below-par 106 for eight.
Brief Scores: Punjab Kings: 106 for eight in 20 overs (Shahrukh Khan 47; Deepak Chahar 4/13).
7:30 PM IST: Punjab Kings open with skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal; Deepak Chahar to start the bowling for CSK. Scroll down for live commentary.
7:15 PM IST: Teams:
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, M Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, M Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
7:03 PM IST: MS Dhoni has won the toss and opted to bowl first. Chennai Super Kings are unchanged; Punjab Kings are also unchanged.