Punjab Kings wins and secured 2 crucial points by defeating CSK by 11 runs. It was a good match to see, and in the middle overs, it was an absolute high-scoring thriller. Some high scoring knocks came from both sides, but in the battle of the two kings, the men in red gained victory over the yellow army. PBKS batted first and put up 187 for the loss of 4 wickets on the scoreboard, limited CSK to 176, and picked 6 of their batsmen. Check out three factors to consider from the match, which led PBKS to secure the win.
Shikhar Dhawan’s Brilliant innings
Shikhar Dhawan played a magnificent knock of 88 of 59 balls with 9 fours and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 149.15. Punjab Kings lost their skipper Mayank Agarwal early, who scored 18 of 21, and Shikhar Dhawan built up his beautiful innings to help OBKS gain a big total. Also, his 100-run above partnership with Bhanuka Rajapaksha was vital in this journey, who scored 42 of 32 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes. Shikhar Dhawan was also given the man of the match award for his performance.
Kagiso Rabada picking up Ambati Rayudu
CSK’s Ambati Rayudu was playing phenomenally, scoring 78 of 39 deliveries with 7 fours and 6 sixes, with a strike rate of 200, and was the lone warrior in the run chase. However Kagiso Rabada got him out with a played on dismissal, and the momentum was shifted to PBKS back again.
Arshdeep Singh’s penultimate over for PBKS
Though the equation wasn’t easy for CSK, legendary MS Dhoni has been in good form this season, and was in front, along with skipper Jadeja. However, youngster Arshdeep Singh bowled phenomenally well and stopped both of the batters on the field. Though he conceded one four, it didn’t create much difference.