The 100% home winning streak of Chennai Super Kings broke a few matches ago and since then it has been a back-to-back loss for CSK. Yesterday Chennai Super Kings had a match against Punjab Kings. In this match, Punjab Kings defeated Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets. CSK scored 162/7 in 20 overs while PBKS scored 163/3 in 17.5 overs. Let’s focus on the match highlights to understand the winning more clearly and stay connected to to get all the sports news, Cricket news, and IPL News updates on time.

What is the overview of the match?

Yesterday, Chennai Super Kings & Punjab Kings went to the ground to play the 49th match of the IPL 2024. The venue of the match was MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai & the match started at 7:30.

Who won the toss and decided what?

Punjab Kings’ captain Sam Curran won the toss and elected to bowl against Chennai Super Kings.

How did the match end?

CSK scored 162/7 in 20 overs while PBKS scored 163/3 in 17.5 overs and PBKS won the match by 7 wickets.

What happened on the pitch?

Due to the toss result, CSK went to the pitch first. CSK has world-class batters along with MS Dhoni, so, we thought they would be able to post a high target. However, they only posted a target of 162/7 in 20 overs. Ruturaj scored 62 runs in 48 balls & Dhoni scored 14 runs in 11 balls consisting of 2 boundaries as well.

On the other hand, Jonny Bairstow (46) and Rilee Rossouw (43) guided Punjab Kings to a clinical 7-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings. These two batters single-handedly secured a buttery win for Punjab. Meanwhile, Shashank Singh and Sam Curran took the team over the line with two overs to spare. Rahul Chahar (2/16) and Harpreet Brar (2/17) spun their web to trouble Chennai Super Kings batters in the middle overs.

Player of the match:

Harpreet Brar won the Player of the Match for his explosive 2/17.

What is the current scenario?

Chennai Super Kings returned to winning ways in their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad after two successive losses to Lucknow Super Giants. However, that winning taste didn’t last long and CSK tested the defeat again.

Currently, CSK is holding the 4th position in the point table with 10 points and an NRR (Net Run Rate) of +0.627. They have played 10 matches so far & have won 5 & have lost 5.

On the other hand, PBKS is in the 7th position in the point table with 8 points & an NRR of -0.062. They have also played 10 matches, won 4 and lost 6.

Post-match reaction: who said what?

Harpreet Brar was awarded the Player of the Match award for his brilliant 16/2 spell, which played a crucial role in restricting CSK to a low score in the first innings.

“It was a good wicket to bowl on. Even Rahul bowled very well. I have been playing for the last six years, and my confidence is also built up. I am playing with a lot of legends. I wanted to bowl on my strengths and the things happened. I don’t think about wickets. My aim is to bowl lots of dot balls in my spell and the dot balls create the chances. When there is spin in the wicket, the bowler’s confidence goes up.” Brar said.

This win gave much-needed momentum to PBKS and Captain Sam was very happy about it.

“Very happy. Anytime you come to Chennai and get two points, it is a huge feeling. Last year also we lost all our home games and won the away games. We are getting a hint of the formulas. Any team that can get momentum at the back end is dangerous. We are quietly confident that we are coming up against them in a couple of days’ time. We are quietly confident that we are coming up against them in a couple of days’ time. [Toss] Pretty obvious, winning the toss was huge. KG Rabada set the tone wonderfully. We thought today we’ll give him the new ball and he stormed in. [19th over to Chahar] Chahar has come back into the team really well. We tried something different in the 19th over. He showed confidence and to bowl to MS was great. The spinners were the pick of the bowlers. I bowled and got hit. The pace bowlers were going all the way, so thankfully it worked. This game is tough for the bowlers, we have got to be creative. [Next game also against CSK] We start 1-0 on them in a way. We had a tough early part. Trevs [Trevor Bayliss] is big on enjoying the win. Taking a lot of confidence. Winning helps with confidence. Jonny, KG, spinners were great.” Curran said.

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