CSK vs PBKS, IPL 2024 Match 49: Punjab's Collective Effort Guide Visitors To 7-Wicket Win Over Chennai At Chepauk

CSK vs PBKS, IPL 2024 Match 49: Punjab's Collective Effort Guide Visitors To 7-Wicket Win Over Chennai At Chepauk

Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings will lock horns against each other for the first time in the ongoing IPL 2024.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Thursday, May 02, 2024, 12:29 AM IST
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Punjab Kings' all-round effort guided the team to seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2024 clash at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday, May 1.

With a target of 163, PBKS chased it down with 17.5 overs on a spinning track. Jonny Bairstow was the star performer for the side as he played an innings of 46 off 30 balls, while Rilee Rossouw contributed with a knock of 43 off 23 balls. Stand-in skipper Sam Curran (26*) and Shashank Singh (25*) formed an unbeaten 50-run partnership for the fourth wicket to take the team past the finishing line.

For Chennai Super Kings, Shivam Dube (1/14), Richard Gleeson (1/30) and Shardul Thakur (1/48) picked a wicket each. Deepak Chahal bowled only two balls in his first over before walking off the field due to injury.

Mid-innings report

Skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad's valiant half-century and a finishing touch by MS Dhoni helped Chennai Super Kings post a respectable total of 162/7 in 20 overs in the first innings against Punjab Kings.

After putting to bat first by PBKS, CSK openers Ajinkya Rahane and skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad gave a good start for the hosts. The pair formed a 64-run partnership until Rahane was dismissed for 29.

Thereafter, CSK lost two quick wickets in Shivam Dube (0) and Ravindra Jadeja (2) and left reeling at 70/3. Then, Sameer Rizvi joined Ruturaj Gaikwad to carry on CSK innings. The pair formed a crucial 37-run partnership to take the team past 100-run mark. Rizvi's stay at the crease end after he was dismissed for 21 by Rahul Chahar.

After Rizvi's dismissal, Ruturaj Gaikwad carried on CSK's innings and brought up his 4th half-century of the season in 44 balls. Gaikwad played a valiant knock of 62 off 48 balls before he was removed by Arshdeep Singh. Moeen Ali was dismissed cheaply for 15.

MS Dhoni walked out to bat at no.7 and gave a finishing touch by hitting a six off Arshdeep Singh's delivery before he was run out on the final in the 19th over.

For Punjab Kings, Rahul Chahar (2/16) and Harpreet Brar (2/17) made the best use of the spinning track while Rabada and Arshdeep picked a wicket.

Toss Update:

Sam Curran's Punjab Kings won the toss and opted to bowl first against Ruturaj Gaikwad-led Chennai Super Kings in the 49th match of IPL 2024 at MA Chidabaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday, May 1.

PBKS didn't make any changes to their playing XI while CSK made a couple of changes to their team. Matheesha Pathirana and Tushar Deshpande have been ruled out of the match and brought in Shardul Thakur and debutant Richard Gleeson.

Playing XI

PBKS: Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran(C), Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh, Jitesh Sharma(WK), Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

CSK:  Ajinkya Rahane, Ruturaj Gaikwad(C), Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(WK), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Richard Gleeson, Mustafizur Rahman

Pitch Report:

63m and 70m square boundaries while the straight boundary is at 77m. We're playing on a red soil surface today, it's a new pitch today. It has a lot of grass and it's very hard. Last season, the turn was more at this venue compared to this season. There will be a bit of pace and carry, it'll be a high scoring game. Dew will be a big factor and the toss will matter, but the ball might seam around in the second innings, reckon Matthew Hayden and Danny Morrison, in their pitch report.

Preview:

Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings will lock horns against each other for the first time in ongoing IPL 2024. CSK and PBKS are returning to action after wins against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders. PBKS shattered the world record for the highest run-chase in the history of T20 cricket in the last match against KKR.

Chennai Super Kings are having a good campaign under the new captaincy of Ruturaj Gaikwad in the IPL 2024. CSK are currently at the fourth spot with five wins and four losses while accumulating 10 points after nine matches.

Punjab Kings, on the other hand, are having an inconsistent run in this IPL season as they have managed to win only three games in last nine outings. Skipper Shikhar Dhawan have been on sidelines in the last few matches.

The clash is expected to exciting as both teams are fighting for the spot in the playoffs.

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