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Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings, 8th IPL 2021
16 Apr 2021, Wankhede Stadium, IPL 2021
Chennai Super Kings win by 6 wickets

Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings, 8th IPL 2021

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Over 16 5 runs
CSK 4-107
15.4 4
Over 16. 5 runs. Bowler: Riley Meredith. Chennai Super Kings: 4-107(rr 6.69)
FOUR! Riley Meredith to Sam Curran. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot padded, padded in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Sam finishes off with a boundary and CSK win by six wickets with 26 balls to spare. Moeen and Faf added 66 for the second wicket. Overall an outstanding performance from CSK in all three departments. Deepak Chahar has been adjudged as Player of the Match for his great spell. Do join us tomorrow for the next game. Until then, cheers.
15.3
Riley Meredith to Sam Curran. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot dropped, to gully for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
15.2
Riley Meredith to Sam Curran. Length ball, off stump on the back foot dropped, for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
15.1 1
Riley Meredith to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run.
Over 15 5 runs
CSK 0-0
14.6 1
Over 15. 5 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Chennai Super Kings: 4-102(rr 6.80)
Mohammed Shami to Faf du Plessis. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
14.5 1
Mohammed Shami to Sam Curran. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Singh.
14.4 1
Mohammed Shami to Faf du Plessis. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
14.3
OUT! Caught. Mohammed Shami to Ambati Rayudu. Short, outside off stump down the track cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to point, caught by Pooran. Needless shot at the moment and Rayudu departs for a golden duck.
14.2
OUT! Caught. Mohammed Shami to Suresh Raina. Bouncer, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge, caught by Rahul. Raina gets a faint edge and Rahul takes a great catch.
14.1 2
Mohammed Shami to Suresh Raina. Short, down leg side backing away pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.
Over 14 2 runs
CSK 2-97
13.6
Over 14. 2 runs. Bowler: Riley Meredith. Chennai Super Kings: 2-97(rr 6.93)
Riley Meredith to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
13.5
APPEAL! Riley Meredith to Faf du Plessis. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul, appeal made for Caught.
13.4 1
Riley Meredith to Suresh Raina. Back of a length, down leg side backing away working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Singh.
13.3
Riley Meredith to Suresh Raina. Off cutter short, to leg on the back foot pulling, Gloved for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
13.2
Riley Meredith to Suresh Raina. Short, to leg backing away driving, bottom edge for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
13.1
Riley Meredith to Suresh Raina. Bouncer, down leg side ducked cutting, Left for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
13.1 1
Wide Riley Meredith to Suresh Raina. Bouncer, down leg side ducked Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by Rahul.
Over 13 11 runs
CSK 0-0
12.6 1
Over 13. 11 runs. Bowler: Murugan Ashwin. Chennai Super Kings: 2-95(rr 7.31)
Murugan Ashwin to Suresh Raina. Googly back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Singh.
12.5 4
FOUR! Murugan Ashwin to Suresh Raina. Googly half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs.
12.4
Murugan Ashwin to Suresh Raina. Googly length ball, outside off stump no foot movement cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
12.3
OUT! Caught. Murugan Ashwin to Moeen Ali. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, caught by Khan. Moeen finds the man in the deep.
12.2
Murugan Ashwin to Moeen Ali. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, mis-fielded by Rahul, fielded by Gayle.
12.1 6
SIX! Murugan Ashwin to Moeen Ali. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
Over 12 10 runs
CSK 0-0
11.6 1
Over 12. 10 runs. Bowler: Jhye Richardson. Chennai Super Kings: 1-84(rr 7.00)
Jhye Richardson to Moeen Ali. Short, down leg side on the back foot Late Cut, in the air under control to third man for 1 run, fielded by Shami.
11.5 1
Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
11.4 4
FOUR! Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs.
11.3 4
FOUR! Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, past mid off for 4 runs, overthrow by Pooran, mis-fielded by Shami. Punjab is gifting the runs for Chennai.
11.2
Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Slower length ball, outside off stump deep in crease cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
11.1
Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, run save by Gayle.
Over 11 10 runs
CSK 0-0
10.6 4
Over 11. 10 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Chennai Super Kings: 1-74(rr 6.73)
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Moeen Ali. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
10.5
Mohammed Shami to Moeen Ali. Yorker, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs.
10.4 2
Mohammed Shami to Moeen Ali. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.
10.3
Mohammed Shami to Moeen Ali. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs.
10.2 4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Moeen Ali. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
10.1
Mohammed Shami to Moeen Ali. Bouncer, down leg side on the back foot defending, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
Over 10 11 runs
CSK 1-64
9.6 1
Over 10. 11 runs. Bowler: Murugan Ashwin. Chennai Super Kings: 1-64(rr 6.40)
Murugan Ashwin to Moeen Ali. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run.
9.5 2
Murugan Ashwin to Moeen Ali. Googly back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Meredith.
9.4
Murugan Ashwin to Moeen Ali. Googly half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs.
9.3 2
Murugan Ashwin to Moeen Ali. Googly short, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.
9.3 1
Wide Murugan Ashwin to Moeen Ali. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, run save by Rahul.
9.2 1
Murugan Ashwin to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
9.1 4
FOUR! Murugan Ashwin to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Faf is shifting the gears after the time-out.
Over 9 6 runs
CSK 0-0
8.6
Over 9. 6 runs. Bowler: Riley Meredith. Chennai Super Kings: 1-53(rr 5.89)
Riley Meredith to Moeen Ali. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge back to bowler for no runs.
8.5 1
Riley Meredith to Faf du Plessis. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Shami.
8.4
Riley Meredith to Faf du Plessis. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.
8.3 1
Riley Meredith to Moeen Ali. Short, to leg on the back foot working, to short leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Agarwal, fielded by Pooran.
8.2
Riley Meredith to Moeen Ali. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
8.1 4
FOUR! Riley Meredith to Moeen Ali. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
Over 8 10 runs
CSK 0-0
7.6 2
Over 8. 10 runs. Bowler: Murugan Ashwin. Chennai Super Kings: 1-47(rr 5.88)
Murugan Ashwin to Faf du Plessis. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Richardson.
7.5 1
Murugan Ashwin to Moeen Ali. Leg spinner full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
7.4 2
Murugan Ashwin to Moeen Ali. Googly back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Meredith.
7.3
Murugan Ashwin to Moeen Ali. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs.
7.2 4
FOUR! Murugan Ashwin to Moeen Ali. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge past third man for 4 runs.
7.1 1
Murugan Ashwin to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
Over 7 5 runs
CSK 0-0
6.6 4
Over 7. 5 runs. Bowler: Arshdeep Singh. Chennai Super Kings: 1-37(rr 5.29)
FOUR! Arshdeep Singh to Moeen Ali. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Moeen pulls the ball away for a boundary.
6.5
Arshdeep Singh to Moeen Ali. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to short leg for no runs.
6.4
Arshdeep Singh to Moeen Ali. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.
6.3 1
Arshdeep Singh to Faf du Plessis. Slower ball back of a length, middle stump deep in crease Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
6.2
Arshdeep Singh to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, mis-timed to backward point for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
6.1
Arshdeep Singh to Faf du Plessis. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
Over 6 8 runs
CSK 0-0
5.6 4
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Riley Meredith. Chennai Super Kings: 1-32(rr 5.33)
FOUR! Riley Meredith to Moeen Ali. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs.
5.5
Riley Meredith to Moeen Ali. Short, to leg no foot movement Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
5.4
Riley Meredith to Moeen Ali. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
5.3
Riley Meredith to Moeen Ali. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
5.2 4
FOUR! Riley Meredith to Moeen Ali. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
5.1
Riley Meredith to Moeen Ali. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.
Over 5 2 runs
CSK 0-0
4.6
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Arshdeep Singh. Chennai Super Kings: 1-24(rr 4.80)
OUT! Caught. Arshdeep Singh to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg, caught by Hooda. Arshdeep draws first blood! Gaikwad walks back without creating any impact.
4.5
Arshdeep Singh to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
4.4
Arshdeep Singh to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
4.3 1
Arshdeep Singh to Faf du Plessis. Short, to leg on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run.
4.2 1
Arshdeep Singh to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Short, to leg down the track dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run.
4.1
Arshdeep Singh to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to silly point for no runs.
Over 4 10 runs
CSK 0-0
3.6 6
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 14 runs. Bowler: Jhye Richardson. Chennai Super Kings: 0-22(rr 5.50)
SIX! Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. That’s a cheeky shot from Faf.
3.5
Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.
3.4
Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs.
3.3
Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Meredith.
3.2 4
FOUR! Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
3.1
Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, thick edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Agarwal.
Over 3 4 runs
CSK 0-0
2.6 1
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Chennai Super Kings: 0-8(rr 2.67)
Mohammed Shami to Faf du Plessis. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
2.5 1
Mohammed Shami to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Length ball, off stump down the track working, leading edge to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
2.4 1
Mohammed Shami to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid on for 1 run, mis-fielded by Meredith.
2.3 1
Mohammed Shami to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
2.2
Mohammed Shami to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.
2.1
Mohammed Shami to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Meredith.
Over 2 1 run
CSK 0-0
1.6
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Jhye Richardson. Chennai Super Kings: 0-4(rr 2.00)
Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Spliced to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Agarwal. A good start for Punjab, just four runs from two overs.
1.5
Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
1.4 1
Jhye Richardson to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
1.3
Jhye Richardson to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Meredith.
1.2
Jhye Richardson to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
1.1
Jhye Richardson to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Singh.
Over 1 2 runs
CSK 0-0
0.6
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Chennai Super Kings: 0-2(rr 2.00)
Mohammed Shami to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
0.5
Mohammed Shami to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to point for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
0.4
Mohammed Shami to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, inside edge for no runs, mis-fielded by Rahul.
0.3 1
Mohammed Shami to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.
0.2
Mohammed Shami to Faf du Plessis. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to backward point for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
0.1 1
NEW BALL. Mohammed Shami to Ruturaj Gaikwad. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for 1 run, direct hit by Meredith.
Start of Chennai Super Kings Innings.
Over 20 6 runs
KXI 8-106
19.6 1
Over 20. 6 runs. Bowler: Sam Curran. Punjab Kings: 8-106(rr 5.30)
Sam Curran to Mohammed Shami. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ali. Punjab’s innings comes to an end and they have scored a low total on the board. Chennai bowlers have shattered Punjab’s top order tonight. Shahrukh Khan has played a responsible innings for his side. Do join us for the run chase in another few minutes.
19.5
Sam Curran to Mohammed Shami. Off cutter back of a length, off stump on the back foot Slog, missed for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
19.4 2
APPEAL! Sam Curran to Mohammed Shami. Length ball, outside off stump backing away Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Gaikwad, by Dhoni, appeal made for Run Out.
19.3 2
Sam Curran to Mohammed Shami. Off cutter length ball, down leg side backing away Slog, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Jadeja.
19.2
Sam Curran to Mohammed Shami. Off cutter length ball, middle stump backing away Slog, missed for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
19.1
OUT! Caught. Sam Curran to Shahrukh Khan. Off cutter short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, caught by Jadeja. Shahrukh Khan miscues the shot in the air and the ball lands safely into the hands of Jadeja.
19.1 1
Wide Sam Curran to Shahrukh Khan. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for 1 run, fielded by Dhoni.
Over 19 4 runs
KXI 0-0
18.6
Over 19. 4 runs. Bowler: Dwayne Bravo. Punjab Kings: 7-100(rr 5.26)
Dwayne Bravo to Mohammed Shami. Off cutter full toss, down leg side backing away Slog, missed for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
18.5 2
Dwayne Bravo to Mohammed Shami. Full toss, off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, run save by Ali.
18.4
Dwayne Bravo to Mohammed Shami. Off cutter length ball, middle stump backing away Slog, missed for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
18.3
Dwayne Bravo to Mohammed Shami. Off cutter bouncer, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
18.2 1
Dwayne Bravo to Shahrukh Khan. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to long off for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.
18.1 1
Dwayne Bravo to Mohammed Shami. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
Over 18 9 runs
KXI 7-96
17.6 4
Over 18. 9 runs. Bowler: Shardul Thakur. Punjab Kings: 7-96(rr 5.33)
FOUR! Shardul Thakur to Shahrukh Khan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
17.5 2
Shardul Thakur to Shahrukh Khan. Half volley, outside off stump moves in front flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Curran.
17.4
Shardul Thakur to Shahrukh Khan. Slower length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
17.3
Shardul Thakur to Shahrukh Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
17.2 1
Shardul Thakur to Mohammed Shami. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement cutting, well timed in the air under control to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Gaikwad.
17.1 1
Shardul Thakur to Shahrukh Khan. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Gaikwad.
17.1 1
Wide Shardul Thakur to Shahrukh Khan. Length ball, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by Dhoni.
Over 17 6 runs
KXI 0-0
16.6
Over 17. 6 runs. Bowler: Dwayne Bravo. Punjab Kings: 7-87(rr 5.12)
Dwayne Bravo to Mohammed Shami. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Raina.
16.5
OUT! Caught. Dwayne Bravo to Murugan Ashwin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off, caught by du Plessis. This is the wrong shot selection from Murugan Ashwin at this stage.
16.4 1
Dwayne Bravo to Shahrukh Khan. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
16.3 4
FOUR! Dwayne Bravo to Shahrukh Khan. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs.
16.2
Dwayne Bravo to Shahrukh Khan. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed back to bowler for no runs.
16.1 1
Dwayne Bravo to Murugan Ashwin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
Over 16 8 runs
KXI 6-81
15.6 1
Over 16. 8 runs. Bowler: Shardul Thakur. Punjab Kings: 6-81(rr 5.06)
Shardul Thakur to Murugan Ashwin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to point for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
15.5
Shardul Thakur to Murugan Ashwin. Off cutter short, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
15.4
Shardul Thakur to Murugan Ashwin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Ali.
15.3 1
Shardul Thakur to Shahrukh Khan. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Gaikwad.
15.2 4
FOUR! Shardul Thakur to Shahrukh Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
15.1 2
Shardul Thakur to Shahrukh Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Gaikwad.
Over 15 9 runs
KXI 6-73
14.6
Over 15. 9 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Punjab Kings: 6-73(rr 4.87)
Moeen Ali to Murugan Ashwin. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Bravo.
14.5
Moeen Ali to Murugan Ashwin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Chahar.
14.4 1
Moeen Ali to Shahrukh Khan. Off break back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Jadeja.
14.3 1
Moeen Ali to Murugan Ashwin. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Chahar.
14.2 1
Moeen Ali to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Chahar.
14.1 6
SIX! Moeen Ali to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Shahrukh Khan dispatches the ball into the stands.
Over 14 3 runs
KXI 0-0
13.6
Over 14. 3 runs. Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja. Punjab Kings: 6-64(rr 4.57)
Ravindra Jadeja to Murugan Ashwin. Arm ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Gaikwad.
13.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Murugan Ashwin. Arm length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Chahar.
13.4 1
Ravindra Jadeja to Shahrukh Khan. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Chahar.
13.3 1
Ravindra Jadeja to Murugan Ashwin. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bravo.
13.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Murugan Ashwin. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs.
13.1 1
Ravindra Jadeja to Shahrukh Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
Over 13 4 runs
KXI 0-0
12.6 1
Over 13. 4 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Punjab Kings: 6-61(rr 4.69)
Moeen Ali to Shahrukh Khan. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Jadeja.
12.5
Moeen Ali to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Chahar.
12.4 1
Moeen Ali to Murugan Ashwin. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Gaikwad.
12.3 1
Moeen Ali to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Chahar.
12.2 1
Moeen Ali to Murugan Ashwin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Bravo.
12.1
OUT! Bowled. Moeen Ali to Jhye Richardson. Off break length ball, outside off stump backing away pulling, missed. Cleaned him up.nnn
Over 12 5 runs
KXI 0-0
11.6 1
Over 12. 5 runs. Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja. Punjab Kings: 5-57(rr 4.75)
Ravindra Jadeja to Jhye Richardson. Stock length ball, off stump down the track working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Curran.
11.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Jhye Richardson. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Chahar.
11.4 4
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Jhye Richardson. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.
11.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Jhye Richardson. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Gaikwad.
11.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Jhye Richardson. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Chahar.
11.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Jhye Richardson. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the back foot driving, back to bowler for no runs.
Over 11 4 runs
KXI 0-0
10.6 1
Over 11. 4 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Punjab Kings: 5-52(rr 4.73)
Moeen Ali to Jhye Richardson. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Gaikwad.
10.5
Moeen Ali to Jhye Richardson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs.
10.4 1
Moeen Ali to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.
10.3 1
Moeen Ali to Jhye Richardson. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Jadeja.
10.2 1
Moeen Ali to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bravo.
10.1
Moeen Ali to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs.
Over 10 3 runs
KXI 0-0
9.6
Over 10. 3 runs. Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja. Punjab Kings: 5-48(rr 4.80)
Ravindra Jadeja to Jhye Richardson. Arm ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
9.6 1
Wide Ravindra Jadeja to Jhye Richardson. Stock length ball, to leg no foot movement shoulders arms, Left for 1 run, fielded by Dhoni.
9.5 1
Ravindra Jadeja to Shahrukh Khan. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
9.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Shahrukh Khan. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.
9.3 1
Ravindra Jadeja to Jhye Richardson. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Chahar.
9.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Jhye Richardson. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.
9.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Jhye Richardson. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs.
Over 9 11 runs
KXI 0-0
8.6 4
Over 9. 11 runs. Bowler: Shardul Thakur. Punjab Kings: 5-45(rr 5.00)
FOUR! Shardul Thakur to Shahrukh Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. An excellent stroke from Shahrukh Khan and it’s time for a strategic time-out.
8.5
Shardul Thakur to Shahrukh Khan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
8.4 1
Shardul Thakur to Jhye Richardson. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot glancing, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bravo.
8.3 1
Shardul Thakur to Shahrukh Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Chahar.
8.2 1
Shardul Thakur to Jhye Richardson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rayudu.
8.1 4
FOUR! Shardul Thakur to Jhye Richardson. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
Over 8 8 runs
KXI 0-0
7.6 6
Over 8. 8 runs. Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja. Punjab Kings: 5-34(rr 4.25)
SIX! Ravindra Jadeja to Shahrukh Khan. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
7.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Shahrukh Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.
7.4 1
Ravindra Jadeja to Jhye Richardson. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Rayudu.
7.3 1
Ravindra Jadeja to Shahrukh Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.
7.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Shahrukh Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
7.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Shahrukh Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.
Over 7 0 runs
KXI 0-0
6.6
Over 7. no runs. Bowler: Deepak Chahar. Punjab Kings: 5-26(rr 3.71)
Deepak Chahar to Jhye Richardson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.
6.5
Deepak Chahar to Jhye Richardson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.
6.4
Deepak Chahar to Jhye Richardson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.
6.3
Deepak Chahar to Jhye Richardson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
6.2
OUT! Caught. Deepak Chahar to Deepak Hooda. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off, caught by du Plessis. Hooda chips the ball straight into the hands of Faf.
6.1
Deepak Chahar to Deepak Hooda. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Gaikwad.
Over 6 7 runs
KXI 0-0
5.6 1
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Shardul Thakur. Punjab Kings: 4-26(rr 4.33)
Shardul Thakur to Deepak Hooda. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Jadeja.
5.5
Shardul Thakur to Deepak Hooda. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to short extra cover for no runs, run save by Ali.
5.4
Shardul Thakur to Deepak Hooda. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs.
5.3 2
Shardul Thakur to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Jadeja.
5.2 4
FOUR! Shardul Thakur to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs.
5.1
Shardul Thakur to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.
Over 5 1 run
KXI 0-0
4.6
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Deepak Chahar. Punjab Kings: 4-19(rr 3.80)
Deepak Chahar to Shahrukh Khan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.
4.5
APPEAL! Deepak Chahar to Shahrukh Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Gaikwad, appeal made for L.B.W.
4.4
OUT! Caught. Deepak Chahar to Nicholas Pooran. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep backward square leg, caught by Thakur. Chahar shatters Punjab’s top order.
4.3
Deepak Chahar to Nicholas Pooran. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
4.2
OUT! Caught. Deepak Chahar to Chris Gayle. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to point, caught by Jadeja. Oh no, this is incredible from CSK.
4.1 1
Deepak Chahar to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.
Over 4 1 run
KXI 0-0
3.6
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Sam Curran. Punjab Kings: 2-18(rr 4.50)
Sam Curran to Chris Gayle. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
3.5 1
Sam Curran to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Chahar.
3.4
Sam Curran to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Gaikwad.
3.3
Sam Curran to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.
3.2
Sam Curran to Deepak Hooda. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.
3.1
Sam Curran to Deepak Hooda. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, Left for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
Over 3 10 runs
KXI 0-0
2.6 1
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Deepak Chahar. Punjab Kings: 2-17(rr 5.67)
Deepak Chahar to Deepak Hooda. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Thakur.
2.6 1
Wide Deepak Chahar to Deepak Hooda. Short, off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, Left for 1 run, fielded by Dhoni.
2.5
OUT! Run Out. Deepak Chahar to Chris Gayle. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to short extra cover, direct hit by Jadeja. This is why Jadeja best in the business.
2.4
Deepak Chahar to Chris Gayle. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ali.
2.3
Deepak Chahar to Chris Gayle. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, inside edge for no runs, run save by Dhoni.
2.2 4
FOUR! Deepak Chahar to Chris Gayle. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
2.1 4
FOUR! Deepak Chahar to Chris Gayle. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
Over 2 5 runs
KXI 0-0
1.6
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Sam Curran. Punjab Kings: 1-7(rr 3.50)
Sam Curran to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.
1.5 4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Lokesh Rahul. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
1.4
Sam Curran to Lokesh Rahul. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.
1.3
Sam Curran to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rayudu.
1.2
Sam Curran to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.
1.1 1
Sam Curran to Chris Gayle. Out-swinging half volley, off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Rayudu.
Over 1 2 runs
KXI 0-0
0.6 1
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Deepak Chahar. Punjab Kings: 1-2(rr 2.00)
Deepak Chahar to Chris Gayle. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control to deep backward point for 1 run, dropped catch by Gaikwad, fielded by Curran.
0.5
Deepak Chahar to Chris Gayle. In-swinging half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Gaikwad.
0.4
OUT! Bowled. Deepak Chahar to Mayank Agarwal. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, missed. Brilliant delivery from Chahar and Agarwal has to walk back to the pavilion without troubling the scoreboard.
0.3
Deepak Chahar to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Gaikwad.
0.2 1
Deepak Chahar to Lokesh Rahul. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Curran.
0.1
NEW BALL. Deepak Chahar to Lokesh Rahul. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.
-1.0
Start of Punjab Kings Innings. Namaste Mumbai, we are here for the eighth match of IPL 2021. Today is the battle between the kings live from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. In the last season, Chennai had won both the game against Punjab, so they will look to do the same tonight. On the other side, Punjab will look to capitalize on today’s game. Here we go.
-1.0
Start of Innings. Namaste Mumbai, we are here for the eighth match of IPL 2021. Today is the battle between the kings live from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. In the last season, Chennai had won both the game against Punjab, so they will look to do the same tonight. On the other side, Punjab will look to capitalize on today’s game. Here we go.
-1.0
Start of Innings. Namaste Mumbai, we are here for the eighth match of IPL 2021. Today is the battle between the kings live from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. In the last season, Chennai had won both the game against Punjab, so they will look to do the same tonight. On the other side, Punjab will look to capitalize on today’s game.
-1.0
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bowl.
-1.0
Teams will be announced at the toss

Match Scorecard

1st Inn Chennai Super Kings
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Ruturaj Gaikwad c: Hooda b: Singh 5 16 0 0 31.25
Faf du Plessis not out 36 33 4 1 109.09
Moeen Ali c: Khan b: Ashwin 46 31 7 1 148.39
Suresh Raina c: Rahul b: Shami 8 9 1 0 88.89
Ambati Rayudu c: Pooran b: Shami 0 1 0 0 0.00
Sam Curran not out 5 4 1 0 125.00
Total (15.4 Ov, RR: 6.83) 107/4
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Ruturaj Gaikwad, 4.6), 2-90 (Moeen Ali, 12.3), 3-99 (Suresh Raina, 14.2), 4-99 (Ambati Rayudu, 14.3)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Mohammed Shami 4.0 0 21 2 5.25 0 0
Jhye Richardson 3.0 0 21 0 7.00 0 0
Arshdeep Singh 2.0 0 7 1 3.50 0 0
Riley Meredith 3.4 0 21 0 5.73 1 0
Murugan Ashwin 3.0 0 32 1 10.67 1 0
1st Inn Punjab Kings
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Lokesh Rahul run out (Jadeja) 5 7 1 0 71.43
Mayank Agarwal b: Chahar 0 2 0 0 0.00
Chris Gayle c: Jadeja b: Chahar 10 10 2 0 100.00
Deepak Hooda c: du Plessis b: Chahar 10 15 1 0 66.67
Nicholas Pooran c: Thakur b: Chahar 0 2 0 0 0.00
Shahrukh Khan c: Jadeja b: Curran 47 36 4 2 130.56
Jhye Richardson b: Ali 15 22 2 0 68.18
Murugan Ashwin c: du Plessis b: Bravo 6 14 0 0 42.86
Mohammed Shami not out 9 12 0 0 75.00
Total (20.0 Ov, RR: 5.30) 106/8
Fall of wickets: 2-15 (Lokesh Rahul, 2.5), 1-1 (Mayank Agarwal, 0.4), 3-19 (Chris Gayle, 4.2), 5-26 (Deepak Hooda, 6.2), 4-19 (Nicholas Pooran, 4.4), 8-101 (Shahrukh Khan, 19.1), 6-57 (Jhye Richardson, 12.1), 7-87 (Murugan Ashwin, 16.5)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Deepak Chahar 4.0 1 13 4 3.25 1 0
Sam Curran 3.0 0 12 1 4.00 1 0
Shardul Thakur 4.0 0 35 0 8.75 1 0
Ravindra Jadeja 4.0 0 19 0 4.75 1 0
Moeen Ali 3.0 0 17 1 5.67 0 0
Dwayne Bravo 2.0 0 10 1 5.00 0 0

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Match Prediction

Preview

It is match number eight of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) square off against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. These two sides had high-scoring opening encounters but ended up on different sides of the result.

PBKS survived a thrilling onslaught from Sanju Samson and young Arshdeep Singh held his nerve to deliver a four-run win against Rajasthan Royals (RR). The batting was simply outstanding in that game for KL Rahul and co. There is no doubt the pitch was a belter but the power of the Punjab batting came to the fore. The skipper led from the front, Mayank Agarwal got a decent start, Chris Gayle looked solid and Deepak Hooda was the surprise package who was the game-changer for Punjab in the middle-overs.

The bowling struggled with dew around and on a batting beauty at the Wankhede. Mohammed Shami and young left-arm fast bowler Arshdeep Singh were brilliant as they took five wickets between them and went under 9 runs an over. However, the overseas pacers were very expensive. However, the 2014 finalists might not want to focus too much on their first performance and will hope they can get better.

On the other hand, it was CSK’s middle-order that came to their rescue but it wasn’t enough as the bowling seemed to lack bite and just didn’t look threatening enough. After losing the openers cheaply, the CSK middle-order resurrected the innings with the likes of Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and Sam Curran making vital contributions. However, the bowling just didn’t look like picking up a wicket as they conceded 189 in just 18.4 overs and could return with just three wickets.

It clearly showed that the three-time champions missed the wicket-taking ability of someone like Imran Tahir or even Lungi Ngidi on a belter of a track in Mumbai. Deepak Chahar looked rusty while Shardul Thakur was very expensive. Sam Curran couldn’t deliver with the ball either while the spinners looked ineffective. Thus, MS Dhoni and co lamented on the execution of the bowlers but he also hoped that they can improve and learn from their first game.

Team News

Team news: Punjab Kings

There are no injury concerns for Punjab Kings and everyone is fit and available for selection. Leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin looked clueless with the ball and may be replaced by Ravi Bishnoi.

Team news: Chennai Super Kings

Stephen Fleming confirmed that fast bowlers Lungi Ngidi and Jason Behrendorff will not be available for this game. Ngidi is still in quarantine and will miss this game as well. Meanwhile, Josh Hazlewood pulled out of this IPL 2021 just before the tournament started. Jason Behrendorff was named his replacement. There is no news on Aussie left-arm fast bowler’s arrival but for now, he will not be available for this game as well

Starting team

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

Kings: KL Rahul (capt&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, M Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, M Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Key players

Mohammed Shami: Mohammed Shami had a pretty solid return to competitive cricket after recovering from his injury. The ace PBKS fast bowler returned with figures of 2/33, picking up key wickets of Ben Stokes and Riyan Parag at crucial junctures which played a massive role in his side’s four-run win over RR.

With the short boundaries and the track being a batting beauty at the Wankhede, Shami’s role with the ball will once again be huge. If he can continue to produce performances like he did in the first game and lead the attack, Punjab will be better placed more often than not.

Moeen Ali: Moeen Ali seems to be a very good inclusion in the CSK setup. The off-spinning all-rounder walked out at No. 3 and infused life into CSK’s innings with the bat after they were 7/2 in the third over against Delhi. He may have scored just 36 but he set the tone.

Ali is a hard-hitter and can take the game away from the opposition in the middle overs. In addition to this, his bowling will also be vital for CSK as he is one of the only two spinners alongside Ravindra Jadeja that CSK are likely to play. Hence, Ali will certainly be one of the players to watch out for in this game.

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