MS Dhoni plays his two hundred matches for the franchise, Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field first. The Punjab Kings started off their IPL 14th campaign on a winning note over Rajasthan Royals. Chennai Super Kings restricted Punjab Kings to a score of just one hundred six runs. Chennai Super Kings took 15.4 overs to reach the target as they won by six wickets. Deepak Chahar took four wickets for Chennai in the 8th match of IPL Punjab vs Chennai.
Chennai team made a losing start to their IPL campaign and would be hoping to get off the mark. Lokesh Rahul-led Punjab Kings team defeated Rajasthan Royals in their first game.
CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s decision to bowl first proved to be the right one as Deepak Chahar took advantage of the conditions and his opening spell rattled Punjab Kings. With Mayank Agarwal departing in the first over off a brilliant delivery.
Firstly Punjab lost KL Rahul after Ravindra Jadeja brought up his golden form as a fielder. First, his pinpoint accuracy in a direct hit sent Rahul back to the dugout. “Punjab Kings” trouble began after Nicholas Pooran departed on a duck.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings(CSK) was off to a slow start and lost Ruturaj Gaikwad in the beginning A total of a 66-runs partnership between Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali meant CSK was cruising.
IPL Season 13 Stars
|Highest run-scorers||Runs scored|
|KL Rahul (Kings xi Punjab 2018-Present)||670|
|Faf du Plessis (CSK 2008-2015, 2018-Present)||449|
|Mayank Agarwal (Kings xi Punjab 2018-Present)||424|
|Top wicket-takers||Wickets taken|
|Mohammed Shami (Kings xi Punjab 2018-Present)||20|
|Sam Curran (CSK 2020-Present)||18|
|Ravi Bishnoi (Kings xi Punjab 2020-Present)||13|
PBKS vs CSK match highlights: Chennai Super Kings Innings ; won by 6 wickets
|Ruturaj Gaikwad||c DJ Hooda b Arshdeep Singh||5||16||0||0||31.25|
|Faf du Plessis||Not out||36||33||3||1||109.09|
|Moeen Ali||c Shahrukh Khan b Murugan Ashwin||46||31||7||1||148.39|
|Suresh Raina||c KL Rahul b M Shami||8||9||1||0||88.89|
|Ambati Rayudu||c Nicholas Pooran b M Shami||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Sam Curran||Not out||5||4||1||0||125.00|
|Extra||7 (b 0, w 2, nb 0, lb 5)|
|Yet To Bat||MS Dhoni, RA Jadeja, DJ Bravo, SN Thakur, DL Chahar|
|Fall Of Wickets||FOW||Over|
PBKS vs CSK match highlights: Punjab Kings Innings:
|Lokesh Rahul (WK/C)||runout (RA Jadeja)||5||7||1||0||71.43|
|Mayank Agarwal||b DL Chahar||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Chris Gayle||c RA Jadeja b DL Chahar||10||10||2||0||100.00|
|Deepak Hooda||c F du Plessis b DL Chahar||10||15||1||0||66.67|
|Nicholas Pooran||c SN Thakur b DL Chahar||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Shahrukh Khan||c RA Jadeja b SM Curran||47||36||4||2||130.56|
|Jhye Richardson||b MM Ali||15||22||2||0||68.18|
|Murugan Ashwin||c F du Plessis b DJ Bravo||6||14||0||0||42.86|
|Mohd Shami||Not out||9||12||0||0||75.00|
|Riley Meredith||Not out||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||4 (b 0, w 4, nb 0, lb 0)|
|Yet To Bat||Arshdeep Singh|
|Fall Of Wickets||FOW||Over|
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