Regardless of Ambati Rayudu’s fearless 39-ball 78, Punjab Kings defeated Chennai Super Kings by 11 races to get critical focuses and return to winning ways after progressive misfortunes at the Wankhede arena. For PBKS, Shikhar Dhawan was the pillar, wrapping up with an unbeaten 59-ball 88.
The Ambati Rayudu show
The veteran hitter surely put on a marvelous display of shot-production to give PBKS in excess of a panic. Whenever he left to the center to unite with Ruturaj Gaikwad, CSK were in early difficulty at 40/3, with Robin Uthappa, Shivam Dube and Mitchell Santner back in the cabin. He smacked Rahul Chahar through the covers followed by exploiting several free conveyances from Rishi Dhawan to gather a four and a six.
Rayudu additionally pursued Liam Livingstone’s leg-turn by slicing him through in reverse point and afterward trudge clearing the Lancashire all-rounder over profound midwicket. In the wake of losing his batting accomplice – Gaikwad – in the thirteenth over, Rayudu chose to fit the super charger to CSK’s motor and arrived at his fifty with a six off Rahul Chahar over profound in reverse square leg. In the extremely next finished, he contacted an alternate zone as he clubbed Sandeep Sharma for three sixes and a limit. Long-on, profound in reverse square and profound in reverse point were the regions he designated. Sandeep didn’t help his goal by bowling full throws. With 47 required off four overs, CSK were abruptly in the chase. In the end, trying to stay aware of the asking rate, Rayudu attempted a single shot such a large number of and was fortified by a yorker from Kagiso Rabada.
Arshdeep – cool as a cucumber under tension
Despite the fact that Rishi Dhawan gave the final details to PBKS’ win by excusing MS Dhoni in the last finished, it was Arshdeep who essentially ended up being the bedrock of the assault. He didn’t simply bowl from round the wicket and wide of the wrinkle, however as he additionally charged from behind the umpire, maybe the player was finding it more challenging to pick him. So, briefly, the player would take a gander at the umpire and afterward out of nowhere wind up seeing the bowler’s activity. He offered just 5 and 8 in the seventeenth and nineteenth overs and was the unrecognized yet truly great individual of PBKS’ exertion. Eventually, CSK could summon 176.
Shikhar Dhawan sets the stage
The stage for the triumph was laid by Dhawan. The opener hung together a 110-run stand with Bhaunka Rajapaksa after Mayank Agarwal was excused in the 6th over. One of the features of Dhawan’s innings was the manner in which he moved from an off-stump guard against Dwayne Bravo to a leg-stump watch versus Mukesh Chowdhary. This clever move assisted him with crunching two or three limits off Bravo through the off-side in the sixteenth over. Choudhary additionally was the bowler who went under serious strain, as the southpaw broke three fours in the twelfth over while confronting the left-arm bowler. At No.4, the in-structure Livingstone additionally had his impact with a windy 7-ball 19 to control the side to an awesome complete on a marginally two-paced deck. Then again, CSK didn’t help their objective by cushioning several opportunities to give Rajapaksa respites and bowling upwards of 11 wides.
Brief score : Punjab Kings 187/4 in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 88; Dwayne Bravo 2-42) beat Chennai Super Kings 176/6 in 20 overs (Ambati Rayudu 78; Kagiso Rabada 2-23) by 11 runs.