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IPL 2021 Live Score, CSK vs PBKS Highlights: Rahul steers PBKS to 6 wicket win against CSK

IPL 2021, CSK vs PBKS Highlights: KL Rahul steers Punjab to six wicket victory against Chennai

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 7, 2021 7:14:10 pm
PBKS defeat CSK by 6 wickets (IPL)

IPL 2021, CSK vs PBKS Highlights: KL Rahul’s scintillating 98 steered Punjab Kings to a 6 wicket victory against Chennai Kings on Thursday. Du Plessis’ 76 in the first innings was completely overshadowed as Rahul took just 42 balls to reach 98 in an innings scattered with 7 fours and 8 humongous sixes.

Earlier, Chennai Super Kings suffered a top order collapse, like they had in their last match against Delhi Capitals before a Du Plessis acceleration took them to 134/6.

Faf du Plessis (76) played through the entire innings, even as wickets kept falling at the other end. Punjab’s pacers Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh and Chris Jordan kept pushing CSK on the back foot, not letting the run rate cross 6 for most of the innings, till Du Plessis accelerated in the death overs.

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

Punjab Kings (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Sarfaraz Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 53

Chennai Super Kings

134/6 (20.0)
vs

Punjab Kings

139/4 (13.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 53 )
Punjab Kings beat Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets

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IPL 2021, CSK vs PBKS Highlights:

18:48 (IST)07 Oct 2021
And PBKS has done it

And a four in the 5th ball of the 12th over. Just 2 left now. And he hits this to the moon. It's a 6. Rahul finishes at 98. PBKS win by 6 wickets

18:43 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Markram gone

And Markram is gone but the match is probably already lost. No way Punjab are choking from here. PBKS 126/4 after 12.1 overs

18:41 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Rahul explodes

Bravo in the attack. And another 6 from Rahul. He is just relentless tonight. Again and again. They will finish this match in no time. Two sixes off this over already. Rahul has already hit seven sixers in this innings. 20 off that over. PBKS 126/3 after 12 overs.

18:36 (IST)07 Oct 2021
100 up

Effortless from Rahul. Another 6 off the second ball of the 11th over. And 100 comes up in style. Pretty expensive over from Chahar. 14 off it. PBKS 106/3 after 11 overs.

18:30 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Halfway done

And Bravo gets hit for a 6 by new man Markram. 12 off it. Halfway done. PBKS 92/3 after 10 overs

18:27 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Flying Faf never fluffs

Poor Sarfraz Khan. Two ducks in a row, now. He had got a beauty in the last game, with Yuzvendra Chahal’s ripping leg break proving too much for the man known for his cheeky shots on and off the field. He had poked at it, and lost his off stump, triggering passionate celebrations from his former IPL captain Virat Kohli. This time around, he fell to another lame poke. It was a scrambled-seam delivery from Shardul Thakur and Khan tried to hurdle it from around off stump to the on-side and the leading edge took it towards mid-off. Standing there was Faf du Plessis who loves to fall while taking catches and he went down to the ground again for this dolly. He got up sheepishly and pointed towards something in the horizon that made him lose sight of the ball, perhaps. Be that as it may, he has spoken in the past on how he likes to fall to the ground while taking aerial catches as he feels it gives him better control over the ball. When Faf falls, he rises with a catch, usually.

18:22 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Sharukh goes, Rahul hits a 6

Punjab were on the back foot after losing 2 wickets but Rahul and Shahrukh has more or less steadied the ship. And Rahul has hit a 6. No stopping him tonight. And Sharukh is gone. Punjab 80/3 after 9 overs.

18:13 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Forehead fury: vintage Thommo, 'Rajput' Chauhan & Masterrr Gavaskar

KL Rahul had just taken off his helmet after top edging an attempted pull and looked a bit out of sorts. Ambati Rayudu walked up to him and touched a bruise on the forehead, just in case Rahul wasn’t aware of the place of pain perhaps. It was all friendly out there. Not like the time Jeff Thomson walked up to Chetan Chauhan and put a cross on the forehead on the helmet, telling him that nasty bouncers were coming. Chauhan had laughed after top-edging a pull to the boundary (his laughter was an in-context joke for his guffawing team-mates at the balcony) but Thommo took it as an umbrage and warned him. Sunil Gavaskar narrated the story on these pages after the unfortunate demise of Chauhan. “Thommo thought it was a mocking laugh and went, “What the f*** is funny about that shot?” He went across, marked a cross on Chetan’s forehead and said, “that’s where I am going to hit you. Let’s see if you can still laugh after that." As Thommo continued to glare and spray words, Chetan told him, “I am a Rajput, you do what you have to do, you go bowl." 
"And I am telling him in Marathi, “Masterr, he doesn’t know what Rajput means! Let it go, don’t lose your concentration.”

18:12 (IST)07 Oct 2021
One-handed king of aerial off-drives

No modern-day batsman perhaps has played as many one-handed lofted hits as Dwayne Bravo. There was one in the final over bowled by Mohammed Shami. It was a full toss and Bravo sliced it one handed, the bottom hand coming off the handle, to the cover boundary. Usually, it’s the length ball that he mangles like that. He would lean forward to drive and in an effort to send it up and over extra cover, he would go solo with the top hand. Bravo’s aerial hit over extra cover is as pretty a sight as we have seen in the last couple of decades. Rohit Sharma owns the lofted straight hit to seamers but Bravo sits on the throne of the king of beautiful off-drives.

18:11 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Dhoni: Googly-can't drive

It was a cat-and-mouse game for a while between Ravi Bishnoi, who specialises in googlies, and MS Dhoni. Perhaps, he was a touch wary about Dhoni charging him or wanted to bowl it away from him to induce an error, some of his early deliveries were well outside off and rather full. And Dhoni was up to that task, slicing and blasting a four. Whenever the ball was on the stumps, Dhoni paid respect. It wasn’t soon that Bishnoi caught on to it and bowled a lovely googly turning in from outside off on a length that wasn’t too full. Dhoni stretched on the front foot and his bat-lift suggested he wanted to belt it but that length and the break-in made him change his mind. He opted for an awkward stab but the ball squeezed in through the bat-and-pad gap to peg back the stumps. Dhoni had laboured along in the last game and was only fluent against full deliveries in this game. Whenever the ball hasn't been on a driveable length, he has searched around for the ball.

17:20 (IST)07 Oct 2021
CSK finish with 134/6. PBKS to chase 135 to win.

Jadeja faces now. Shami has three balls left. CSK have three balls left to redeem their top order's collapse. Jadeja can only get a single. Bravo on strike now. Four!

CSK finish with 134/6. PBKS to chase 135 to win.

17:16 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Faf accelerates, out for 76 in 20th over

A six! Faf is now cracking! The first six of the innings, hit against Arshdeep in the 19th over. Cleanest hit of the innings. Faf's acceleration in the last 2 overs has taken CSK's run rate over 6 for the first time.

Last over now. Shami to bowl. Faf to face. Four to start! Six to follow! Caught out in the third ball. What an innings! Faf is out for 76.

CSK 128/6 after 19.3

17:05 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Fifth 50 of IPL 2021 for Faf du Plessis

Du Plessis gets a bottom edge to go for four, moving into his 40s. Has dropped down several gears as wickets have kept falling at the other end. The acceleration must come from him now. A change of gloves for him. A few runs start coming now, but boundaries still rare. This Faf-Jadeja partnership the highest grossing of the innings now, on 43. 

Faf gets to his 50, off 46 balls, in the 18th over. A hard-earned fifty. His 5th of IPL 2021. 100 comes up now for CSK. Faf celebrates with two fours, crashed through midwicket and then down the ground.

CSK 108/5 after 18

16:51 (IST)07 Oct 2021
CSK 86/5 after 16

Henriques into the attack in the 14th over, Jadeja plays a late cut for four. Faf gets one boundary away as Brar bowls his 4th over, finishes with 0/22. Punjab have 5 overs from their lead pacers left, but it's Bishnoi who continues in the 16th over. He finishes with 1/25.

CSK 86/5 after 16

16:38 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Dhoni falls for 12

Dhoni flays Bishnoi through the covers for a four. Then Bishnoi does the CSK skipper in with a googly. Dhoni falls for 12. Jadeja enters at 7. Brar bowls another cheap over.

CSK 66/5 after 13

16:37 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Not pulling a fast one 🤙☝️🎣📝

And the word spreads in the fast-bowling world. For the second successive time Ruturaj Gaikwad has fallen to the bouncer, top-edging a pull. Last time around it was the pacy Anrich Nortje and this time it was the left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh who bounced it right across Gaikwad, triggering two errors. First, the attempt to fetch it from outside off and dragging it to the on side, and second in the process the bat face turning towards the sky-  much like Suresh Raina’s pulls.

Of course, Gaikwad has pulled marvellously in the past to deliveries around chest high but in the last two games the ball has bounced higher and he has succumbed to mistimed pulls. Even in the first over, he was surprised by a Mohammad Shami bouncer; he had tried taking a step down the track and Shami let it rip, and the ball rammed into the gloves and popped behind the stumps on the leg side. Going by the way he has played so far, one can assume that he will course-correct but for the rest of the IPL, the fast bowlers will have a go at him early on.

16:29 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Faf-Dhoni blow hot and cold

Dhoni is in early again, in the 9th over, with CSK tottering again. Off the mark with a push to third man. Steps out of his crease off his 2nd ball, crashes a four to third man. Dhoni's helmet is off. Comes out of his crease again, this time to block. Faf now gets another boundary. 9 runs in the over, CSK's best over in a while. It's followed by a 1-run over, bowled by Brar.

CSK 55/4 after 11

16:16 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Jordan strikes again

Another great catch in the deep! Jordan now takes a 2nd wicket. Rayudu's stay ends up being a short one too. Gone for 4. Faf keeps running out of partners.

CSK 42/4 after 8.3

16:07 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Third wicket - CSK continue faltering

Now Jordan strikes! Uthappa's stay is a short one too. A top edge is grabbed at midwicket. Gone for 2. Rayudu in at 5. At this rate, RCB will be licking their lips in anticipation of a top-two finish, and PBKS might just continue to hope...

CSK 32/3 after 6.5

16:01 (IST)07 Oct 2021
Shami blocks, Arshdeep breaks through

Shami giving nothing away in his opening spell. 0/6 in his first 3 overs. Arshdeep now back for his 2nd over, and finally Faf gets some shots going. Two overpitched deliveries driven for boundaries. Gone now! Moeen Ali is caught behind! Gone for a 6-ball duck! Arshdeep's 2nd wicket! Danny Morrison thinks the away going shape is like Wasim Akram's.

CSK 29/2 after 5.4

Teams (From):

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth.

Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Shahrukh Khan, Mohammed Shami, Nathan Ellis, Adil Rashid, Murugan Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Aiden Markram, Mandeep Singh, Darsan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Ravi BIshnoi, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Jalaj Saxena.

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