IPL 2021: CSK registered their first win of the season after beating PBKS.© BCCI/IPL
MS Dhoni, playing his 200th match for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), bought the sweetest of presents as his side defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) by 6 wickets to register their first win of the IPL 2021 season on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. Recovering from a disappointing efficiency within the opening match, Deepak Chahar ran by way of Punjab Kings top-order, selecting 4 wickets for simply 13 runs in his four-over spell. Punjab couldn’t get better from the early setbacks and managed solely 106 runs for the lack of 8 wickets of their 20 overs. Chasing a modest goal of 107 runs, CSK misplaced opener Ruturaj Gaikwad cheaply however Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali stitched a strong partnership for the second wicket, serving to CSK all however cross the road. PBKS bowlers delayed the win for CSK by selecting up three wickets in fast succession however lack of runs on the board meant they could not hold them from getting over the road.
IPL 2021 Factors Desk
With this win, CSK rose from backside to go second on the IPL 2021 Points Table. Chasing the goal inside 16 overs, boosted their Web Run Price (NRR) as they leap-frogged a number of groups with the identical variety of factors. Punjab Kings’ NRR took a heavy toll as they dropped right down to the underside two on the factors desk. The Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore proceed to prime the ladder with two wins from two matches — the one aspect but to lose a sport within the match. Beneath CSK are defending champions Mumbai Indians, adopted by Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals, who full the highest 5. SunRisers Hyderabad are the one aspect, who’re but to open their account within the match and are lifeless final.
Race for Orange Cap
After a low-scoring sport between Punjab Kings and Chennai Tremendous Kings, there was not a lot change within the leading run-scorers’ list, KKR’s Nitish Rana remains to be occupying the highest spot with 137 runs from two matches. Moeen Ali, who prime scored for CSK with 46 runs, made his strategy to to the eighth spot, having scored 82 runs in two outings. Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul who was run out by Ravindra Jadeja, missed the chance to go up within the ladder after he added solely 5 runs to his tally.
Race for Purple Cap
Deepak Chahar’s Man of the Match performance helped him stake his declare to the Purple Cap as he rose to the sixth on the record with 4 wickets from two matches. Mohammed Shami who picked up two wickets within the match additionally made inroads to enter the highest 10, ending seventh, whereas his fellow quick bowler Arshdeep Singh was proper behind him with as many wickets. RCB’s Harshal Patel continues to steer the bowling chart with seven wickets from two outings, whereas Andre Russell is shut second with six wickets, and Delhi Capitals’ Avesh Khan is third on the record with 5 wickets.
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