IPL 2021 POINTS TABLE

TEAM PLD W L T
Mumbai IndiansMI 14 7 7 0
Chennai Super KingsCSK 14 9 5 0
Royal Challengers BangaloreRCB 14 9 5 0
Delhi CapitalsDC 14 10 4 0
Punjab KingsPK 14 6 8 0

TOP RUN SCORERS

Player Innings Runs
Virat Kohli 191 6076
Shikhar Dhawan 183 5577
Suresh Raina 195 5491
Rohit Sharma 202 5480
David Warner 148 5447

IPL 2021 – Match 53: CSK vs PBKS – Match Highlights

In the latest 53rd match of IPL 2021, the Punjab Kings clashed with the Chennai Super Kings at the ground of Dubai. The match was thrilling and filled with nail-biting moments that instilled great enjoyment among the fans. The magnificent batting performance by the PBKS skipper KL Rahul who scored 98 runs off 42 balls (not out), crushed the Chennai Super Kings and paved their way to the third loss in a row in the Thursday match. 

Key Highlights on the Magnificent Performance by the PBKS Skipper

To chase 135, PBKS showed the sensational performance to finish off the match way early by six wickets with the remaining 42 balls in their court to spare on the Thursday game of IPL 2021 in Dubai. Rahul was unstoppable with the big hits and boundaries, breaking the confidence of the CSK bowling line-up during the chase.

The PBKS captain has uplifted his fifty runs on the scoreboard on 25 balls, giving a swift pace victory to Punjab. Rahul, whose cricket form and intent as a captain was questioned after the defeat against RCB, answered by destroying the bowling line-up of the CSK. Rahul delivered two stunning four off the boundaries in the first over of Deepak Chahar. The first length delivery went over the backward point, while the second was beautifully placed between the point and short third man.

The board and commentators appreciated Rahul’s dedication and focused on the game as the skipper didn’t stop even after getting hit on the helmet by Josh Hazlewood. Rahul smashed Chahar in his second over by a maximum shot over the fine leg. The following over by Hazlewood witnessed two swift boundaries and one big hit six by the PBKS skipper that helped him score 15 runs on the over.

Rahul cleared off the two boundaries by smashing the ball over the Aussie’s head and pulling a fine leg shot, then striking six on the deep square leg. Rahul didn’t spardidn’tWest Indies beast Dwayne Bravo either that too on his birthday. In the last over, Thakur took the wicket of Aiden Markram, but it was too late as Rahul had already eased victory for the team. Despite their win, it still may not be enough for PBKS to make it to the playoffs.

Key Highlights to Faf Du Plessis 76 that Helped CSK to Reach 134 for 6

After the devastating situation of the CSK’s top-oCSK’sbatters, the team was hanging at a score of 61 for 5. However, the counter-attacking performance by Faf du Plessis scoring 76 off 55 balls helped the team recover to a decent score of 134 of 6. His impressive innings have let fans witness eight fours and two smashing sixes.

The batting performance and the CSK scoreboard was pretty much about the performance and knocks of Faf du Plessis.

CSK vs. PBKS: Important Match Highlights

Man of The Match:

The man of the match for his significant performance was none other than the show-stealer – KL Rahul.

Winner: 

Punjab Kings won the match by 6 wickets and 42 balls left.

Reference Link:

  1. https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/news-ipl-2021-csk-vs-pbks-who-won-today-s-match
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