IPL 2022: Shikhar Dhawan struck a beautiful 88 as PBKS beat CSK by 11 runs.© BCCI/IPL
Flamboyant opener Shikhar Dhawan struck a beautiful 88 no longer out to trump Ambati Rayudu within the fight of batting heroics as Punjab Kings beat Chennai Massive Kings by 11 runs in an IPL thriller on Monday. Dhawan hit nine fours and two sixes in his 59-ball superlative unbeaten knock to energy Punjab to 187 for 4 after being asked to bat. Punjab then restricted CSK to 176 for six despite a fine 39-ball 78 from Rayudu, studded with seven fours and six sixes. Dhawan also became simplest the second batter after Virat Kohli to total 6,000 runs in IPL history.
Rayudu hit three consecutive sixes and a four to purchase 23 runs from the 16th over bowled by Sandeep Sharma (1/40) after CSK mandatory 70 runs from the final five overs.
But Arshdeep Singh conceded ethical six runs within the subsequent over and eight within the 19th to tilt the dimensions in direction of Punjab.
After Rayudu used to be out within the 18th over off Kagiso Rabada (2/23), CSK aloof mandatory 35 runs from 13 balls and the sizable finisher Mahendra Singh Dhoni (12) joined captain Ravindra Jadeja (21 no longer out) within the center.
CSK mandatory 27 from the final over and one other stage used to be dwelling for Dhoni to repeat his stupendous finishing act against Mumbai Indians in their outdated match.
Dhoni hit Rishi Dhawan (2/39) for a six within the first ball nonetheless two balls later, the legendary wicketkeeper batter used to be caught at deep midwicket as it used to be all the plan thru for CSK.
This used to be CSK’s sixth loss in eight suits whereas Punjab notched up their fourth hold in eight games. CSK started their go skedaddle on a woeful imprint as they lost Robin Uthappa (1) within the first over, followed by Mitchell Santner (9) within the second, because the defending champions would possibly perchance simplest gain 32 from the powerplay overs.
Shivam Dube confirmed promise nonetheless then his innings lasted ethical eight balls and 7 runs as CSK had been reduced to 40 for 3 in seven overs.
With the asking rate crossing 11 an over so early, any individual needed to get the boundaries for CSK and right here oldschool Rayudu confirmed his class. He hit a titanic six off Rishi Dhawan to purchase CSK to 69 for 3 at halfway mark.
But the duo parted ways with Gaikwad getting out within the 13th over. But Rayudu used to be going sizable weapons, reaching his fifty from 28 balls with a six off Rahul Chahar.
It used to be aloof no longer a easy proposition for CSK as they mandatory 70 from the final overs.
Earlier, the 36-365 days-ancient Dhawan struck his second fifty of the season and anchored the Punjab innings. He combined with Sri Lankan Bhanuka Rajapaksa (42) for a 110-go stand for the second wicket from 11.3 overs after captain Mayank Agarwal‘s early dismissal.
Dhawan went past his earlier top gain this season — 70 against Mumbai Indians in Pune.
Dhawan bought an ready ally in Rajapaksa who made 42 from 32 balls with the assist of two fours and as many sixes because the duo frustrated the CSK bowlers for a protracted stretch within the innings.
Englishman Liam Livingstone, who used to be provided for Rs 11.5 crore within the IPL public sale, played a small bit cameo of 19 runs off seven balls with the assist of a four and two sixes in direction of the end to swell the Punjab total. Punjab made a boring originate up after being sent in to bat and their captain Agarwal’s struggles this season continued as he used to be out within the sixth over for 18 off 21 balls. They reached 37 for 1 after powerplay overs.
Dhawan and Rajapaksa saved the scoreboard ticking with singles and doubles though without too many boundaries. The duo took Punjab to 72 for 1 at the halfway mark.
The advantage for Punjab used to be that they lost ethical one wicket within the first half of of their innings and they also capitalised on that later within the inspire-end.
They added 64 runs within the final five overs.
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