CSK vs PBKS: Punjab Kings’ Dominant Win Stuns Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk


CSK vs PBKS: Punjab Kings secured a comfortable seven-wicket victory over the Chennai Super Kings, marking their second consecutive win and keeping their hopes alive for a playoff spot. This win also makes them the second team to defeat CSK five times in a row, sharing this honor with the Mumbai Indians.

Unlike the high-scoring games seen in this IPL season, or PBKS’ recent remarkable success against the Kolkata Knight Riders, this match showcased the Kings’ spinners dominating the game. Rahul Chahar and Harpreet Brar shone with the ball, each taking two wickets and maintaining a tight grip on CSK’s batting lineup, restricting them to 162 for 7.

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s impressive 62 earned him the orange cap for the highest run-scorer in the tournament so far. However, his efforts weren’t enough to secure victory for CSK. Winning the toss proved crucial, as Sam Curran elected to bowl first to take advantage of the dew factor later in the evening.

CSK faced an early setback when Deepak Chahar limped off the field after bowling just two deliveries, leaving them a bowler short. Despite Richard Gleeson claiming a wicket on his IPL debut, PBKS’ strong batting partnership between Jonny Bairstow and Rilee Roussouw put them ahead. Although Bairstow fell to a clever MS Dhoni catch and Roussouw was dismissed by a low full toss from Shardul Thakur, their contributions ensured PBKS remained on track.

Needing 37 off 37, Sam Curran’s aggressive batting, including two boundaries off a no ball and free hit, eased any remaining pressure. Curran’s unbeaten 26, supported by Shashank Singh’s 25 not out, sealed the victory for PBKS with 13 balls to spare.

CSK vs PBKS: Full Scorecard

Chennai Super Kings  (20 ovs maximum)

Ajinkya Rahane c Rossouw b Harpreet Brar29243550120.83
Ruturaj Gaikwad (c)b Arshdeep Singh62489452129.16
Shivam Dube lbw b Harpreet Brar012000.00
Ravindra Jadeja lbw b Chahar2460050.00
Sameer Rizvi c Patel b Rabada2123231091.30
Moeen Ali b Chahar1592411166.66
MS Dhoni †run out (Patel/†JM Sharma)14111511127.27
Daryl Mitchell not out111000100.00
Extras(lb 5, nb 1, w 12)18
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.10)162/7
Did not bat: Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Richard Gleeson, Mustafizur Rahman 
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Ajinkya Rahane, 8.2 ov), 2-65 (Shivam Dube, 8.3 ov), 3-70 (Ravindra Jadeja, 9.5 ov), 4-107 (Sameer Rizvi, 15.3 ov), 5-145 (Ruturaj Gaikwad, 17.5 ov), 6-147 (Moeen Ali, 18.4 ov), 7-162 (MS Dhoni, 19.6 ov) • DRS
Kagiso Rabada402315.7592010
Arshdeep Singh4052113.0087250
Sam Curran3037012.3364201
Harpreet Brar401724.25100010
Rahul Chahar401624.0090000
Harshal Patel1012012.0000010

Punjab Kings  (T: 163 runs from 20 ovs)

Prabhsimran Singh c Gaikwad b Gleeson13101811130.00
Jonny Bairstow c †Dhoni b Dube46304571153.33
Rilee Rossouw b Thakur43234152186.95
Shashank Singh not out2526541196.15
Sam Curran (c)not out26203830130.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 2, w 7)10
TOTAL17.5 Ov (RR: 9.14)163/3
Did not bat: Jitesh Sharma †, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada 
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Prabhsimran Singh, 3.1 ov), 2-83 (Jonny Bairstow, 9.2 ov), 3-113 (Rilee Rossouw, 11.6 ov) • DRS
Deepak Chahar0.204012.0011000
Shardul Thakur3.4048113.0935211
Richard Gleeson3.503017.82104011
Mustafizur Rahman412205.50142050
Ravindra Jadeja302207.3363000
Moeen Ali2022011.0041200
Shivam Dube1014114.0011100


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