Deepak Chahar returned figures of 4-1-13-4 with the new ball as Chennai Super Kings restricted Punjab Kings to 106/8 in Mumbai. Three wickets from Chahar in the Powerplay and a wicket of dangerous Deepak Hooda in his last over pushed Punjab to a corner after MS Dhoni invited them to bat first. Shahrukh Khan’s 47 helped Punjab cross the three-figure mark.
They have managed to get their first win of the season and this performance has put out a statement for the rest of the league as well. They have managed to chase this just over 15 overs and that will see their net run rate shoot up nicely. A painful loss for Punjab. They have been outplayed, outclassed and outmuscled in all facets of the game. Chasing a low total of 107, Gaikwad and Faf struggled initially but managed to put on 24 for the opening stand which was good enough for this chase. Gaikwad departed but Moeen looked in great touch since he walked in. His 46 from 31 balls put the game beyond any doubt. He departed with the finish on sight. Raina and Rayudu fell quickly too but it was not early enough to make the Chennai dugout panic as Faf was still out in the middle and managed to see the game off with Sam Curran.
Punjab Kings VS Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets
Last Wicket: Ambati Rayudu c Nicholas Pooran b Mohammed Shami 0 (1) – 99/4 in 14.3 Over
Toss: Toss won by Chennai Super Kings
Umpires: Anil Dandekar (IND) and Anil Chaudhary (IND)
TV umpire: Virender Sharma (IND)
Match referee: Prakash Bhatt (IND)