An excellent, combating half-century by seasoned Ambati Rayudu went in useless as a medical bowling efficiency noticed Punjab Kings beat Chennai Tremendous Kings by 11 runs in Match 38 of IPL 2022 on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.
Chasing a goal of 188 set by Punjab Kings largely boosted by a superb 88 not out by Shikhar Dhawan, Chennai had been in hassle quickly.
Rayudu got here in to bat with Chennai struggling at 40/three and took them to security with a blazing 78 off 39 balls, hitting seven fours and 6 sixes to lift hopes for a CSK victory. He raised 64 runs off 32 deliveries for the fifth wicket partnership.
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However in the long run, Jadeja (21 off 16 balls) couldn’t information his workforce to victory as from needing 47 off 24 balls, they reached a stage the place they wanted 27 off the final six deliveries with Jadeja and M.S Dhoni on the crease.
Dhoni struck Rishi Dhawan for a six off the primary ball however was out off the third authorized supply and Jadeja may handle solely a six and a single off the ultimate two deliveries as CSK slumped to their sixth defeat in eight matches — ending with 176/6 in 20 overs.
Chennai received off to a poor begin and misplaced opener Robin Uthappa with 10 runs on the board, top-edging a size ball by Sandeep Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan. It quickly turned 40/three as Mitchell Santner (9) and Shivam Dube (8) received out cheaply.
However simply when it regarded like they are going to endure a collapse, Rayudu received along with the opposite opener, Ruturaj Gaikwad to tug them out of the woods. Each Rayudu and Gaikwad began cautiously however struck some effective boundaries on the suitable events to maintain Chennai’s hope alive.
They added 49 runs for the fourth wicket and simply when it was trying like they are going to elevate the tempo, Gaikwad, who despatched Rabada to the boundaries off successive deliveries within the first over, was out, caught by Mayank Agarwal whereas attempting to hit Rabada for a second successive 4 within the 13th over.
Rayudu nevertheless, saved up the nice work. He struck Sandeep Sharma for fours off successive deliveries because the bowler strayed on legs and blasted Rahul Charar for a 4 and a six within the 15th over earlier than hammering Sandeep Sharma for 23 runs within the 16th over, blasting three sixes and a 4.
He and skipper Ravindra Jadeja raised 64 runs for the fifth wicket in 32 balls, Rayudu doing the majority of the scoring. He received out simply when it regarded he was good for a century, cleaned up by Rabada with an excellent yorker backing away from the leg aspect however lacking the ball fully to see his leg stump re-arranged. Rayudu’s good 78 off 39 balls left CSK needing 47 off 24 balls.
With Arshdeep Singh and Rabada bowling two good overs, the equation got here all the way down to 27 off the final 6 deliveries and ultimately to 19 off two balls and although Jadeja struck Rishi Dhawan for a six, CSK ultimately fell quick by 11 runs.
Shikhar Dhawan carried his bat by way of as he scored an unbeaten 88 off 59 deliveries, hitting 9 fours and a pair of sixes as he helped Punjab Kings to 187/four after they had been requested to bat first by Chennai Tremendous Kings skipper Ravindra Jadeja.
Transient scores: Punjab Kings 187/four in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 88 not out, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 42, Liam Livingstone 19; Dwayne Bravo 2/42) beat Chennai Tremendous 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.