Punjab Kings beat Chennai Super Kings

Punjab Kings beat Chennai Super Kings

Punjab Kings beat Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 encounter at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday night, with to Shikhar Dhawan’s 88 not out.

After Punjab Kings set a good total of 187/4 in their first innings, Ambati Rayudu almost won the game for Chennai Super Kings with a magnificent 78, but his effort was in vain as CSK fell 11 runs short.

While Chennai Super Kings’ defeat retained them in second position in the IPL 2022 points standings, Mayank Agarwal’s Punjab Kings moved up to sixth place with 8 points from 8 games, winning four and losing four.

Their Net Run Rate remained negative at -0.419, but PBKS would win their second league game against CSK after winning the first by a large margin of 54 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan, who bats left-handed, made the most of his opportunities against Chennai, hitting 88 runs off 59 balls with nine fours and two sixes. Liam Livingstone, an English all-rounder for Punjab, smashed two sixes and one four in 7 balls to assist his side to a solid total.

With his team under immense strain, CSK batsman Ambati Rayudu performed a counter-attacking innings of 78 off only 29 balls, striking six sixes and seven fours. Ambari Rayudu did have backing from their captain Ravindra Jadeja and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who scored 21 and 12 runs respectively.

CSK’s remaining batters were unable to send their team over the line after Ambati Rayudu was dismissed in the 18th over. PBKS deployed up to six different bowling options, but their strategy worked out well, with Kagiso Rabada and Rishi Dhawan each claiming two wickets.

To be pegged back, Chennai Super Kings lost far too many wickets at the top of the order. Their explosive opener Robin Uthappa was knocked for 1, all-rounder Mitchell Santner was bowled for 9 by Arshdeep Singh, and Shivam Dube was dismissed by Rishi Dhawan, who returned with 2/39 from 4 overs.

The toss was won by Chennai Super Kings, who invited Punjab Kings to bat first. PBKS’ opening duo added 37 runs before being separated, with Mayank Agarwal caught at point by Shivam Dube off Maheesh Theekshana for a duck.