Fri, 16 April 2021
IPL Updates: CSK thrash Punjab Kings by 6 wickets
CSK beat Punjab Kings by six wickets at the Wankhede stadium.
Punjab Kings 106-8 (20 Ovs) vs CSK 107-4 (15.4 Ovs)
Chasing 107 runs, Chennai reached the target in 15.5 overs. Opener Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten knock of 36 off 33 balls to help his side win. English all-rounder Moeen Ali also made a match-winning contribution, scoring 46 runs in 31 balls.
Sam Curran hit the winning boundary for CSK, to seal their first win of the IPL.
Mohammed Shami was the top bowler for Punjab Kings, taking two wickets. Arshdeep Singh and Murugan Ashwin bagged a wicket each.
22:42 IPL Updates: CSK thrash Punjab Kings by 6 wickets
Jhye Richardson comes in to bowl. Faf flicks it to deep midwicket for a single. Curran struggling to read Richardson, two dot balls. But not for long, he brings up the winning runs in style with a boundary. CSK won by 6 wickets with 26 balls to spare.
Punjab Kings 106-8 (20 Ovs) vs CSK 107-4 (15.4 Ovs)
22:36 IPL Updates: CSK need 5 runs to win
Rayudu is the new batsman. He comes down the track and bizarre!!! Caught by Pooran. Rayudu gone for a duck. CSK need just 8 runs to win but we are witnessing a mini collapse here.
Punjab Kings 106-8 (20 Ovs) vs CSK 102-4 (15 Ovs)
Sam Curran is the new batsman. Faf sends the yorker to long-on for a single. Sam Curran is off the mark with a single. Single to end the over. After 15 overs, CSK are 102-4. CSK need 5 runs to win from 30 balls.
22:30 IPL Updates: CSK lose Raina but in control
Meredith is here, starts with a wide. Raina ducks under the bouncer. Raina makes room and swings his bat but doesn't connect. Raina misses another. Raina flicks to deep square leg for a single. Shout for caught behind, but umpires check for short-pitched ball. Confusion! But no runs taken. Dot ball to end the over. After 14 overs CSK are 97-2.
Punjab Kings 106-8 (20 Ovs) vs CSK 99-3 (14.2 Ovs)
Shami is back, Raina powers the ball over midwicket, gets a couple. Edge and caught by KL Rahul. Raina gone for 8 off 9 balls.
22:20 IPL Updates: CSK need 12 runs off 42 balls to win
M Ashwin is here and Moeen Ali welcomes him with a six! He doesn't connect the next. He holes out to Shahrukh at deep midwicket.
Punjab Kings 106-8 (20 Ovs) vs CSK 95-2 (13 Ovs)
Suresh Raina comes in at No 4. CSK need 17 off 45 balls to win. Raina is beaten and gets going off the next as he hammers a boundary. Single to end the over. After 13 overs CSK are 95-2. They need 12 runs in 42 balls to win.
22:15 IPL Updates: Faf du Plessis, Moeen put CSK in control
Shami is back into the attack, Moeen Ali defends it. He hammers the next for four runs. Moeen sends it back to the bowler. He powers it to long-on for a couple. Ali defends the yorker. He hammers the last ball of the over for four runs. After 11 overs, CSK are 74-1.
Punjab Kings 106-8 (20 Ovs) vs CSK 84-1 (12 Ovs)
Jhye Richardson is back into the attack, can me get the breakthrough? Faf powers the ball, Gayle goes down to stop it to deny any runs. Faf misses the next. Faf sends it down the wicket, Pooran is quick on it but Shami is unable to pick it and instead kicks it to the ropes. Four runs for CSK. Another boundary to Faf du Plessis. Two more singles to end the over.
After 12 overs CSK are 84-1. Moeen Ali is batting on 40 off 28 and Faf is on 33 off 28.
After time-out, M Ashwin continues. Faf welcomes him with a boundary. He then steals a single. Wide called. Moeen Ali punches the googly for a couple. He sends the next back to the bowler. Another two quick singles for Moeen Ali. He powers to long-on for a single. After 10 overs, CSK are 64-1.
Punjab Kings 106-8 (20 Ovs) vs CSK 64-1 (10 Ovs)
22:01 IPL Updates: Faf du Plessis, Moeen take CSK past 50
M Ashwin is brought into the attack, Gayle is at the slip. Faf powers the ball through midwicket for a single. Edge and Gayle stretches but can't get his hands to it. Four runs to Moeen Ali. He defends the next. Googly from Ashwin and Moeen punches it to sweeper cover for two runs. Good running between the wickets. He drives the next towards long-off for a single. Faf finds the gap between fine leg and deep square leg for two quick singles. After 8 overs, CSK are 47-1.
Punjab Kings 106-8 (20 Ovs) vs CSK 53-1 (9 Ovs)
Meredith is back into the attack, Moeen Ali squeezes through the covers for four runs. Moeen Ali misses the next. He steals a single off the next. Faf mishits, won't get any runs. He sends the next down fine leg for a single. Dot ball to end the over. After 9 overs CSK are 53-1.
Change in bowling from the other end too, Meredith is called into the attack now. Moeen Ali sends it to the covers, won't get any runs. He finds gap between covers and mid-off and sends the ball to the ropes for four runs. Good come back from Meredith, bowls three dot balls. Moeen Ali again finds the gap between cover-point and point and sends the ball for four runs. After six overs CSK are 32-1.
Punjab Kings 106-8 (20 Ovs) vs CSK 37-1 (7 Ovs)
Arshdeep continues, starts with slow cutter, Faf has no answers. Faf sends the short ball to point. Won't get any runs. Another leg cutter and Faf sends it to third man for a single. Now Moeen Ali defends the first two balls and guides the last ball of the over short midwicket for four runs. After 7 overs CSK are 37-1.
21:41 IPL Updates: Arshdeep strikes, removes Gaekwad
Jhye Richardson continues, Faf sends it towards covers, won't get any runs. Faf dances down the track and deposits the ball between mid-off and cover for four runs. Faf wants more but sends it back to the bowler. He south African power hitter sends the next towards long leg boundary for four runs. Dot ball. Faf makes use of the pace and sends the ball for maximum. Six runs! At the end of four overs, CSK are 22-0.
Punjab Kings 106-8 (20 Ovs) vs CSK 24-1 (5 Ovs)
Change in bowling, Arshdeep Singh replaces Shami. Gaekwad wants a single but Faf sends him back, good call. He flicks the next to covers for a single. Single for Faf du Plessis too. Gaekwad struggling. Two dot balls. He holes out to Hooda. He is gone for 5 off 16 balls. His misery comes to an end. Moeen Ali is the new batsman.
21:33 IPL Updates: Slow start for CSK
Jhye Richardson comes from the other end, legbye called. Gaekwad blocks and flicks the next to long-on. Won't get any runs. He lofts it in the air but is safe. Two more dot balls to end the over. After 2 overs CSK are 4-0.
Punjab Kings 106-8 (20 Ovs) vs CSK 8-0 (3 Ovs)
Shami continues, Gaekwad's timing is little off. Shami start with two dot balls. He sends the next to third man for a single. Faf drives the next towards mid-on for a single. Edge but doesn't carry. Gaekwad gets away with a single. Single to end the over. After 3 overs CSK are 8-0.
Punjab Kings 106-8 (20 Ovs) vs CSK 2-0 (1 Ovs)
Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaekwad walk out to open for CSK. Shami opens the bowling for Punjab Kings. Gaekwad is off the mark with a single towards mid-on. Huge appeal for LBW but it went a bit high. Faf du Plessis survives. He then steals a single. Gaekwad plays from away his body, rolls over to the keeper. Huge appeals from Shami but umpire not interested. Three dot balls to end the over. After the first over CSK are 2-0.
Punjab Kings 106-8 vs CSK (20 Ovs)After a poor start Punjab Kings managed to score 106-8. Deepak Chahar bagged four wickets for CSK. Moeen Ali, Sam Curran and Dwayne Bravo scalped a dismissal each.
Could a chase of 107 be entertaining or it will be a walkover for Dhoni and Co. In his 200th match for CSK?
21:02 IPL Updates: Punjab Kings set CSK 107 for victory
Punjab Kings 106-8 vs CSK (20 Ovs)Sam Curran bowls the last over for CSK. Starts with a wide. SRK holes out to the best fielder Jadeja at deep midwicket. He is gone for 47 off 36 balls.
Shami swings but misses. He flicks to deep midwicket for two quick singles. Another two runs for Shami but appeal for run-out. Excellent glovework from MS Dhoni but Shami is home. Dot ball. Ball is in the air but falls short of Moeen Ali. Shami will get a single. Punjab Kings manage 106 at the end of their innings.
20:53 IPL Updates: 100 comes up for Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings 100-7 vs CSK (19 Ovs)Shardul Thakur continues, starts with a wide. Shahrukh Khan steals a single. Shami flicks it away to the left of sweeper cover for a single. SRK is beaten! He powers through mid-wicket for two quick singles. Excellent running by these two. SRK sends the short ball over midwicket for four runs! After 18 overs, PBKS are 96-7.
Bravo continues, Shami and SRK take a single each. Shami leaves the next two. Shami hauls the low full-toss to deep midwicket. Moeen Ali pounces on it. Shami will get two runs and with that 100 comes up for PBKS. Shami leaves the last ball of the over. After 19 overs PBKS are 100-7.
20:47 IPL Updates: Bravo strikes, PBKS lose 7th wicket
Punjab Kings 87-7 vs CSK (17 Ovs)Shardul Thakur is back, Shahrukh Khan cuts it to covers for two quick singles. SRK powers over midwicket for a boundary. He steals a single now. Clever batting from SRK. Ashwin outs his bat down, won't get any runs. Leaves the next alone. Sends the last ball of the over to point for a single. After 16 overs, PBKS are 81-6.
Change in bowling, DJ Bravo is here! Ashwin sends the ball over the midwicket for a single. Shahrukh Khan sends the ball back to the bowler. He hammers the next over long-on for four runs! SRK powers the next to deep midwicket for a single. Bravo strikes! Ashwin holes out to Faf du Plessis. Ashwin is gone for 6 off 14 balls.
Mohammed Shami is the new batsman. Dot ball to end the over. After 17 overs PBKS are 87-7.
Punjab Kings 73-6 vs CSK (15 Ovs)Shahrukh Khan welcomes Moeen Ali with a maximum. Six runs! Ashwin and Shahrukh rotate the strike well and take three more singles. Two dot balls to end the over. After 15 overs Punjab Kings are 73-6.
Punjab Kings 64-6 vs CSK (14 Ovs)Ashwin is off the mark with a single. Three more singles from the over. After 13 overs Punjab Kings are 61-6.
Jadeja continues, Shahrukh Khan takes a single. Dot ball. Just two more singles from the over. After 14 overs PBKS are 64-6.
20:28 PBKS in trouble as they lose 6th wicket
Punjab Kings 57-6 vs CSK (12.1 Ovs)Jadeja continues, Jhye Richardson defends the first three deliveries. He sends the shorter ball to the ropes for four runs. He defends the next and single to end the over. Moeen Ali continues and strikes! Richardson bowled! He was batting well but looked impatient and is gone for 15 off 22 balls. M Ashwin joins Shahrukh Khan.
20:24 IPL Updates: 50 comes up for Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings 52-5 vs CSK (11 Ovs)Jadeja continues, Jhye Richardson sends the ball to covers, won't get any runs. He then picks a single off fine-leg. Shahrukh Khan plays it back to the bowler. He flicks the next through mid-wicket for a single. Wide called. Dot ball to end the over. After 10 overs PBKS are 48-5.
Change in bowling, spin from other end too. Moeen Ali comes in. PBKS get four singles off that over. After 11 overs PBKS are 52-5.
Punjab Kings 45-5 vs CSK (9 Ovs)Time for spin, Jadeja is here with one slip. Shahrukh Khan defends it back and it beaten off the next. He pushes to long-on for a single. Jhye Richardson is off the mark with a single. Shahrukh Khan defends towards off side. He sends the short ball to deep midwicket for six runs! After 8 overs PBKS are 34-5.
Shardul Thakur is back, Jhye Richardson flicks it towards boundary for four runs. These two rotating the strike well now. Shahrukh Khan ends the over with a boundary. After 9 overs, Punjab Kings are 45-4.
20:09 PBKS lose 5th wicket
Punjab Kings 26-5 vs CSK (7 Ovs)Shahrukh Khan the new batsman nips it back to the bowler, loud shout for LBW from Chahar but Dhoni not interested. Change in bowling, Thakur is here. Jadeja leaps on the ball to deny a single to Hooda. Hooda punches it over extra-cover for four runs. Two more runs to Hooda. He defends the enxt two. Single to end the over. At the end of powerplay Punjab Kings are 26-4.
Dhoni makes Chahar to bowl his quota of overs. Hooda flicks it to point, won't get any runs. Chahar strikes again! Hooda chips it off to mid-off and Faf-du-Plessis takes an easy catch. Hooda is gone for 10 off 15 balls. PBKS are in a mess.
20:03 PBKS lose Gayle, Pooran and KL Rahul in quick succession
Punjab Kings 19-4 vs CSK (5 Ovs)Chahar continues, Hooda flicks it to mid-off for a single. Gayle gone for 10 off 10 balls. Gayle scoops it in the air and excellent catching from Jadeja at short cover. One of the best fielders makes that catch look so easy! Pooran is the new batsman. He leaves the first delivery and gone off the next! The West Indian holes out to Shardul Thakur. Gone for a duck. Wickets falling like cards for Punjab Kings.
Two dot balls to end the over.
19:53 IPL Updates: Punjab Kings lose quick wickets
Punjab Kings 18-2 vs CSK (4 Ovs)In-form Deepak Hooda is the new batsman. Wide called. Hooda is off the mark with a single. After 3 overs PBKS are 17-2.
Sam Curran continues, Hooda leaves the first ball alone and defends the next. Two more dot balls. Hooda sends the ball to long leg for a single. Dot ball to end the over. Just a single from that Curran over. PBKS are 18-2.
Punjab Kings 15-2 vs CSK (2.5 Ovs) | ScorecardChahar continues, Gayle flicks it over square leg for four runs. Edge and gone for four runs! Back-to-back boundaries for Gayle. Fullers deliveries by Chahar are defended by Gayle. And two dot balls follow. Gayle takes a hesitant single but Jadeja leaps on the ball and Rahul is run out! PBKS skipper is gone for 5 off 7 balls.
Punjab Kings 7-1 vs CSK (2 Ovs) | ScorecardChris Gayle is the new batsman. The Universe Boss puts his bat down to defend the yorker. In the air and Gaikwad drops it at backward point! Should have taken it. Meanwhile, Gayle takes a single. After the first over Punjab Kings are 2-1.
Sam Curran comes from the other end. Gayle plays it for a single. KL Rahul takes his time to read Curran. After defending three deliveries, hammers it to the ropes for four runs! He puts his bat down to defend the excellent delivery from Curran. Dot ball to end the over. After 2 overs Punjab Kings are 7-1.
19:36 Punjab Kings lose 1st wicket
Punjab Kings 1-1 vs CSK (0.4 Ovs) | Scorecard
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are out there to open the innings for Punjab Kings. Dhoni has handed over the ball to Deepak Chahar to open the bowling.
Two slips in place for KL Rahul. Chahar starts with a dot ball. Edge but Rahul will get a single after a little hesitation. Agarwal steers the ball towards point, won't get any runs. Defends the next too.
Bowled!!! Agarwal gone for a duck! Excellent delivery from Chahar.
19:11 Same team for Punjab Kings too
MS Dhoni in his 200th match for CSK has won the toss and chose to bowl.
He revealed that there are no changes in his team.
KL Rahul also said that they haven't made any team changes. He stated that he always backs his bowlers.
A fresh pitch is being used for Friday's match, according to IPL commentator Ian Bishop. The dew could start reducing towards the latter stages.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (capt&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (capt&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
18:40 IPL Updates: Punjab Kings take on rusty CSK
Welcome to the coverage of the Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings, in Mumbai, on Friday.
CSK would look for inspiration from skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and a much-improved bowling effort when they take on a power-packed Punjab Kings.
The two sides experienced contrasting fortunes in their respective tournament opener.
While CSK lost by seven wickets against Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings eked out a four-run win over Rajasthan Royals in a high-scoring thriller.
With the dew playing a crucial role at Wankhede, the side winning the toss would want to bowl first.
But the onus would be on master tactician Dhoni to inspire his teammates to lift their performance and give Punjab a run for their money.