Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Toss: Chennai Super Kings elect to field in Dhoni's 200th IPL match for CSK
Match start: 7.30 pm
Head-to-Head: With 14 wins and 9 losses in 23 games, CSK head into the contest with numerical advantage. In recent contests too, Chennai have dominated Punjab Kings by winning four of their last five meetings. However, Punjab head into this one with full of confidence after an opening success while CSK are coming in after a loss in their first game.
Pitch: Wankhede wicket has always favoured the batting side. But the match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals turned out to be a low scorer. Expect this one to turn out similar if played on the same wicket.
Par score: 140-160
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FPJ Dream XI predictions before toss
Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul
Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina
All-rounders: Moeen Ali, Sam Curran
Bowlers: Jhye Richardson, Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur
Dream XI: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Jhye Richardson, Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur
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
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
Captains speak after the toss
Dhoni: The only thing they need to remember is they will get hit off good balls, but you need to assess whether it was a good shot or bad delivery. Otherwise, they've been doing well in practice sessions. Mostly, it's a mental game in cricket. Adaptability is the key factor, overall it's more of a mental game than the physical aspect. To start off, pitch looks tacky and a bit more grass. As the game progresses, dew will come and it will settle. It will do a bit in the first few overs.
Rahul: We did well last game and we will try to assess the pitch as quickly as we can. In Wankhede, every strip looks the same. I wasn't disappointed with them, they stuck to their plans. Even if they go for runs, it's fine. We are playing the same team.
Deepak Chahar to bowl the opening over. KL Rahul to strike. Mayank Agarwal at the non-striker's end
0.4 - WICKET!
Mayank Agarwal get a peach! Ball pitches on middle and late swing takes the top of off stump
End of Over 1: PBKS 2-1
Gayle is in early at No. 3
Sam Curran to bowl second Over. Good start for CSK!
End of Over 2: PBKS: 7/1
KL Rahul 5 (7) | Chris Gayle 2 (3)
Sam Curran 1-0-5-0 | Deepak Chahar 1-0-2-1
2.5 - WICKET!
KL Rahul takes on the most dangerous fielder on this planet and pays the price for it! One stump to aim at Jadeja makes no mistake at the striker's end
KL Rahul run out (Jadeja) 5 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42
4.2 - WICKET!
Superman is back in action! Jadeja takes a flying catch at short cover off Chahar's knuckle-ball
Chris Gayle c Jadeja b Chahar 10 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100
4.4 - WICKET!
Short ball and Nicholas Pooran departs. Thakur takes a simple catch at long leg
Nicholas Pooran c Thakur b Chahar 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
End of Over 5: PBKS 19/4
Shardul Thakur to bowl last over of the powerplay
Shahrukh Khan 0 (2) Deepak Hooda 3 (7)
Deepak Chahar 3-0-13-3 | Sam Curran 2-0-6-0
6.2 - WICKET!
What a spell this is turning out to be for Deepak Chahar! Hooda chips it straight to du Plessis at mid off
Deepak Hooda c du Plessis b Chahar 10 (15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
End of Over 7: PBKS 26-5
A wicket maiden for Chahar. Jadeja to bowl Over 8
Jhye Richardson 0 (4) | Shahrukh Khan 0 (2)
Deepak Chahar4-1-13-4 | Shardul Thakur1-0-7-0
Punjab Kings playing at a rate of just 3.71 runs per over
12.1 - WICKET
Richardson attempts to pull a full ball on the middle stump and misses it
Jhye Richardson b Ali 15 (22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.18
End of Over 13: PBKS 61-6
4 runs from the over and 1 wicket
Shahrukh Khan17 (18) | Murugan Ashwin 2 (2)
Moeen Ali2-0-8-1 | Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-16-0
End of Over 14: PBKS 64/6
Jadeja gives away just 3 runs from his final over
Murugan Ashwin 3 (6) | Shahrukh Khan 19 (20)
Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-19-0 | Moeen Ali2-0-8-1
16.5 - WICKET!
du Plessis at mid off takes another simple catch
Murugan Ashwin c du Plessis b Bravo 6 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85
End of Over 18: PBKS 96-7
Shahrukh Khan 46 (34) Mohammed Shami 1 (2)
Shardul Thakur 4-0-35-0 | Dwayne Bravo 1-0-6-1
End of Over 19: PBKS 100/7
Mohammed Shami 4 (7) | Shahrukh Khan 47 (35)
Dwayne Bravo 2-0-10-1 | Shardul Thakur 4-0-35-0
19.1 - WICKET!
Pace off the ball and SRK falls 3 short of a well-deserved 50
Shahrukh Khan c Jadeja b Curran 47 (36b 4x4 2x6) SR: 130.55
Start of 2nd innings
Faf du Plessis is joined by Ruturaj Gaekwad. Mohammad Shami to charge in with two slips in.
END OF OVER 3: CSK 8-0
99 runs needed from 102 balls
Faf du Plessis 3 (7) Ruturaj Gaikwad 4 (11)
Mohammed Shami 2-0-6-0 Jhye Richardson 1-0-1-0
END OF OVER 4: CSK 22-0
FAF takes Richardson to the cleaners. Two fours and a SIX from the over as CSK get to move on.
Arshdeep comes into the attack to bowl 5th Over.
4.6 - WICKET!
Gaikwad's sorry state at the middle comes to an end as he picks out Hooda at deep midwicket.
Ruturaj Gaikwad c Hooda b Arshdeep Singh 5 (16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.25
END OF OVER 5: CSK 24-1
Need 83 runs from 90 balls
Faf du Plessis 18 (14) | Moeen Ali 0 (0)
Arshdeep Singh 1-0-2-1 | Jhye Richardson 2-0-15-0
END OF OVER 6: CSK 32-1
Need 75 runs from 84 balls
Moeen Ali 8 (6) | Faf du Plessis 18 (14)
Riley Meredith 1-0-8-0 | Arshdeep Singh 1-0-2-1
END OF OVER 7: CSK 37-1
Need 70 runs from 78 balls
Moeen Ali 12 (9) Faf du Plessis19 (17)
Arshdeep Singh 2-0-7-1 Riley Meredith 1-0-8-0
END OF OVER 8: CSK 47-1
Need 60 runs from 72 balls
Faf du Plessis 22 (19) | Moeen Ali 19 (13)
Murugan Ashwin 1-0-10-0 | Arshdeep Singh 2-0-7-1
END OF OVER 9: 53-1
Need 54 runs from 66 balls
Moeen Ali 24 (17) | Faf du Plessis 19 (21)
Riley Meredith 2-0-14-0 | Murugan Ashwin 1-0-10-0
Moeen goes in pursuit of early finish and holes out to to SRK at deep midwicket. He had just hit a six off the first ball of the over.
Moeen Ali c Shahrukh Khan b Ashwin 46 (31b 7x4 1x6) SR: 148.38
14.2 - WICKET!
Raina's problems with bouncers continue
Suresh Raina c †Rahul b Mohammed Shami 8 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88
Rayudu is the next man in and he's GONE!END OF OVER 15: CSK 102-4
Back to back wickets and CSK have been pegged back
Ambati Rayudu c Pooran b Mohammed Shami 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
END OF OVER 15: CSK 102-4
Need 5 runs from 30 balls
Faf du Plessis 35 (32) | Sam Curran 1 (1)
Mohammed Shami 4-0-21-2 | Riley Meredith 3-0-16-0
15.4 - FOUR by Curran! CSK WIN
What a great boost for CSK's net run rate. They jump to the No. 2 spot on the points table
Moeen Ali: Getting two points is the most important thing. It's a great win. My role is to just enjoy myself. MS just tells me to go out and time it and not hit it hard. I really enjoy batting in the top three. England is such a good side - it is what it is. If the chance comes in the future [to bat up the order], I'll take it. I just concentrate on the shape and timing at the nets. Not a big-hitter of the ball and I just try to time it. Our bowlers were amazing at the top. It was a great time to bowl and get the wicket [of Richardson]
Chahar, Man of the Match: I think the first wicket [of Agarwal] pleased me. Dream ball: pitches on middle and hitting off. It was a delight for the coach. I think it's a ball you dream about - the outswinger hitting the top of off. The first over catch went to Ruturaj, only Jaddu could've taken it. He has taken so many catches off my bowling - I just want Jaddu in the field [laughs]. I think I got the responsibility to bowl the first over and set the tone. It's a big responsibility for me in the last four years and Mahi bhai has shown faith in me. As a bowler, this is my plan always. You may not take wickets in T20s, so my plan is to bowl dots in powerplays.
Dhoni: Makes me feel very good and it has been a very long journey [on playing 200 matches for CSK]. It started in 2008 - played in SA, Dubai, and back home. Never thought Mumbai would be our home. In 2011, the last time that we were happy with the Chennai wicket. Before that, there was spin, but it also helped fast bowlers. After the wicket was relaid, we found it difficult to adjust to conditions. This is a very good wicket, but it depends on the conditions on that day. The ball moved today, but it didn't swing around a lot. There was no dew and enough seam movement. Overall the years, he [Chahar] has matured into a death bowler too but he's somebody who gets more purchase than other bowlers. If you're looking to attack, why not finish his first four overs. Bravo can bowl at the death. It's not a secret. We felt if Moeen bats up the order, we can make use of the resources that we got. Moeen is a very good timer of the ball and plays authentic shots. We have to make the most of the resources. I thought that [lbw call] was high and that's what the bowler needs to take. That's where the bowler's input is very important. I always thought DRS is one to take howlers away from the game. You take the gamble when it's really important or the last over of the game.
Rahul: There's not much more to say. When any team loses five wickets in the first six or seven overs.... It [The pitch] did [play differently]. It was more sticky and tacky than what it looked like. Deepak with his knuckle ball got a couple of wickets. Myself getting run-out. It wasn't a 110-wicket, maybe 150-160. We have pace in our attack and we obviously want to use that. Playing in India can be tough and cruel. Meredith and Richardson did try to execute the plan [against RR] and it was good to see them come back. We will review the key points that we spoke before the game and like you mentioned yourself that's how cricket goes. You smile and see how you can do better if we get a similar situation when we play at the Wankhede again. It's important to learn from our mistakes, that's the kind of team that we want to be.