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IPL 2021, PBKS vs CSK Highlights: Chahar, Moeen shine in Chennai’s six-wicket win

IPL 2021, PBKS vs CSK Highlights: After Punjab Kings posted just 106/8 in the first innings, Chennai Super Kings chased down the target with 26 balls left to spare in Mumbai on Friday.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: April 16, 2021 11:01:16 pm
IPL 2021, PBKS vs CSK Highlights: The match was held in Mumbai.

IPL 2021, PBKS vs CSK Highlights: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) notched up their first victory of the campaign in MS Dhoni;s 200th IPL match as they beat Punjab Kings (PBKS) by six wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.

Sent to bat first, Punjab stuttered right from the start. Deepak Chahar left the top-order of the batting attack in tatters as he ended the innings with figures of 4/13. Shahrukh Khan’s valiant 47 led Punjab to a sub-par 106/8 at the end of 20 overs. Chasing, Chennai remained in control from the beginning. Owing to Moeen Ali’s 46-run knock and Faf du Plessis’ responsible unbeaten 36, the Yellow Army chased down the target with 26 balls left to spare.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 8

Punjab Kings

106/8 (20.0)

Chennai Super Kings

107/4 (15.4)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 8 )
Chennai Super Kings beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets

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IPL 2021, PBKS vs CSK Highlights:

22:39 (IST)16 Apr 2021

Despite a late hiccup, CSK notch up their first win of the campaign as they beat PBKS by six wickets in a low-scoring affair. Curran (5*) hit the winning runs as he smacked Meredith for a boundary. On the other end, Faf finished on 36*. CSK: 107/4 (15.4 overs)

22:30 (IST)16 Apr 2021

Is there some late drama here? Shami comes back in to bowl his final over and he scalps the wicket of Raina! The batsman moved inside the line to hook the ball but instead gloved it to KL for an easy catch. Gone for 8. Rayudu comes on and he is immediately sent back to the pavilion on a golden duck off a Pooran catch! But alas, no hattrick for Shami in the end. CSK: 102/4 (15 overs)

22:16 (IST)16 Apr 2021

Punjab have some respite here but it still looks to be futile. After getting hit for a huge maximum by Moeen, Ashwin has his revenge on the Chennai batsman. Moeen (46) mistimes the slog sweep and hits it straight down Shahrukh's throat. CSK: 90/2 (12.3 overs)

22:14 (IST)16 Apr 2021
CSK need 23 more from 48 balls

Ever since the start of the match, CSK have looked unstoppable, haven't they? Chahar shined with his 4/13 and now both Faf (33*) and Moeen (40*) look determined to finish the job by themselves. Four fours in two overs. All but over. CSK: 84/1 (12 overs)

22:04 (IST)16 Apr 2021
CSK in complete control

The boundaries keep on coming and Punjab can't come up with a way to stop them. Both Faf (24*) and Moeen (29*) are well settled now and they are taking the match beyond PBKS' control now. They just need 43 more from 60 balls. CSK: 64/1 (10 overs)

21:53 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Moeen finds his groove against Punjab

After being sent at number three, the England spinner has settled in very quickly. First, Moeen (19*) takes on Arshdeep and smacks him for a classy four. Then, he takes on Ashwin and finds an outside edge all the way to the boundary rope. CSK: 45/1 (8 overs)

21:44 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Faf, Moeen in middle at the end of powerplay

Moeen Ali comes on and instant impact! He hits Meredith for two boundaries and ups the ante for Chennai. CSK: 32/1 (6 overs)

21:39 (IST)16 Apr 2021

After three watchful overs, Punjab suffer a slack in their bowling. Du Plessis hits Richardson for a four and a six. On the other hand, Gaikwad weathers the new bowlers with care. But Arshdeep comes in and makes all the difference as he dismisses the latter. A good catch by Hooda and that sends back the batsman on 5. Punjab needed that early breakthrough! CSK: 24/1 (5 overs)

21:30 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Watchful start from CSK

Shami continues, still troubling Ruturaj with his pace and movement. A good start to the powerplay from the Punjab bowlers. Faf using his wrists to find the gaps in the field, Ruturaj still struggling for the right connection. A jittery start. CSK: 8/0 (3 overs)

21:27 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Ruturaj struggles for timing

Two runs from the first over. Jhye Richardson takes the new ball alongside Shami. A similar approach from the batsmen in the second over too. Gaikwad is struggling to time the ball, with both bowlers finding the inside edge often. CSK: 4/0 (2 overs)

21:18 (IST)16 Apr 2021
The chase for 107 begins!

Shami has ball in hand. Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad walk out to open for CSK. The record for the lowest total defended is 116. Rahul's Punjab Kings have a task at hand now then. Shami begins. Ruturaj gets off with a single. CSK: 1/0 (0.2 overs)

20:57 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Shami, Meredith help Punjab finish on 106/8

Chennai end their brilliant innings on a perfect note as Curran dismisses Shahrukh (47) right at the start. Meredith (0*) comes on and makes it to the end as Shami (9*) manages to get five runs with twos and ones in the final balls. PBKS: 106/8 (20 overs)

20:51 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Punjab finally cross 100-run mark

After a Shahrukh pull shot for a four against Thakur, the boundaries have dried up for Punjab. Shahrukh (47*) and Shami (4*) rotate the strike atleast but it's just four runs from Bravo's over. Into the final over now. Do or die moment. PBKS: 100/7 (19 overs)

20:44 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Shahrukh in form, Ashwin gets caught out

A four against Thakur, and now a four against Bravo! Shahrukh (39*) seems like a one-man army for Punjab as he tries to get his team to a decent total. As he rages on, batsmen around him continue to fall. Ashwin (6) is the latest one to go as his shot lands in the safe hands of du Plessis. Shami comes on next at number nine. Can Punjab atleast make it past 120? PBKS: 87/7 (17 overs)

20:32 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Shahrukh hits a statement six!

All eyes on Shahrukh now and he delivers! He takes on Moeen and slams home a six into the second-tier. PBKS coach Anil Kumble must have loved that! Shahrukh (27*) keeps the run-counter going on with Ashwin (4*). Can they cross 140? PBKS: 73/6 (15 overs)

20:22 (IST)16 Apr 2021

Dhoni brings on Moeen to further wreak havoc on Punjab. The batsmen deal in singles in his first over but Richardson (15) falls victim to him in the first ball of his second over. A short ball and bowled! Murugan Ashwin comes on next. PBKS: 57/6 (12.1 overs)

20:13 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Shahrukh, Richardson takes charge of the innings

Punjab are in trouble now and both the batsmen know it. Shahrukh takes some responsibility and succeeds in upping the ante with a huge maximum facing Jadeja. Both him and Richardson punish Thakur with boundaries in the next over. PBKS: 45/5 (9 overs)

20:04 (IST)16 Apr 2021

That's the commentator's curse! It's Hooda's time to leave the pitch as Chahar scalps his fourth wicket of the night! The batsman chips a dolly of a catch to mid-off and departs after a short-lived 10. Du Plessis took the catch. PBKS: 26/5 (6.2 overs)

20:02 (IST)16 Apr 2021
Hooda, Shahrukh make it to the end of powerplay

Hooda knows that all responsibility is on his shoulders now as he is partnered by rookie Shahrukh Khan. He braves Thakur and smacks a confident boundary through the covers. Seven runs and that's the end of the powerplay. PBKS: 26/4 (6 overs)

19:54 (IST)16 Apr 2021

And another one! Right from the start, it's been going completely off the script. CSK's bowling, especially Chahar, has been excellent. Gayle's uncontrolled drive falls straight into the hands of the fielder. Second wicket for Chahar, second fielding effort by Jadeja. Pooran comes on and he is dismissed on his second ball! A short ball and then a catch by Thakur. PBKS: 19/4 (5 overs)

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