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IPL 2022: Shikhar Dhawan shines as PBKS beat CSK by 11 runs

An beautiful, preventing half-century by seasoned Ambati Rayudu went in vain as a scientific bowling performance saw Punjab Kings beat Chennai Enormous Kings by 11 runs in Match 38 of IPL 2022 on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.

Chasing a goal of 188 place of living by Punjab Kings largely boosted by an very finest 88 not out by Shikhar Dhawan, Chennai were in distress quickly.

Rayudu got here in to bat with Chennai struggling at 40/3 and took them to security with a blazing 78 off 39 balls, hitting seven fours and 6 sixes to raise hopes for a CSK victory. He raised 64 runs off 32 deliveries for the fifth wicket partnership.

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However in the finish, Jadeja (21 off 16 balls) might perchance not guide his team to victory as from desiring 47 off 24 balls, they reached a stage where they wished 27 off the final six deliveries with Jadeja and M.S Dhoni on the crease.

Dhoni struck Rishi Dhawan for a six off the first ball but became once out off the third steady delivery and Jadeja might perchance place of living up finest a six and a single off the final two deliveries as CSK slumped to their sixth defeat in eight suits — ending with 176/6 in 20 overs.

Chennai got off to a miserable launch and lost opener Robin Uthappa with 10 runs on the board, top-edging a length ball by Sandeep Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan. It quickly turned 40/3 as Mitchell Santner (9) and Shivam Dube (8) got out cheaply.

However devoted when it looked treasure they’ll undergo a crumple, Rayudu got along with the assorted opener, Ruturaj Gaikwad to drag them out of the woods. Both Rayudu and Gaikwad began cautiously but struck some handsome boundaries on the steady times to keep Chennai’s hope alive.

They added 49 runs for the fourth wicket and devoted when it became once looking out treasure they’ll elevate the tempo, Gaikwad, who despatched Rabada to the boundaries off successive deliveries in the first over, became once out, caught by Mayank Agarwal whereas looking out to hit Rabada for a second successive four in the 13th over.

Rayudu nonetheless, saved up the devoted work. He struck Sandeep Sharma for fours off successive deliveries because the bowler strayed on legs and blasted Rahul Charar for a four and a six in the 15th over before hammering Sandeep Sharma for 23 runs in the 16th over, blasting three sixes and a four.

He and skipper Ravindra Jadeja raised 64 runs for the fifth wicket in 32 balls, Rayudu doing the bulk of the scoring. He got out devoted when it looked he became once devoted for a century, cleaned up by Rabada with a wonderful yorker backing away from the leg side but missing the ball fully to survey his leg stump re-arranged. Rayudu’s perfect 78 off 39 balls left CSK desiring 47 off 24 balls.

With Arshdeep Singh and Rabada bowling two devoted overs, the equation got here all the absolute best procedure down to 27 off the final 6 deliveries and at final to 19 off two balls and despite the truth that Jadeja struck Rishi Dhawan for a six, CSK sooner or later fell short by 11 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan carried his bat thru as he scored an unbeaten 88 off 59 deliveries, hitting 9 fours and 2 sixes as he helped Punjab Kings to 187/4 after they were requested to bat first by Chennai Enormous Kings skipper Ravindra Jadeja.

Immediate ratings: Punjab Kings 187/4 in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 88 not out, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 42, Liam Livingstone 19; Dwayne Bravo 2/42) beat Chennai Enormous Kings 176/6 in 20 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 30, Ambati Rayudu 78, Ravindra Jadeja 21 not out; Kagiso Rabada 2/23, Rishi Dhawan 2/39) by 11 runs.

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