IPL 2024

CSK vs PBKS Match 49

CSK vs PBKS: Punjab Kings Thrash Chennai Super Kings by 7 Wickets

  • Venue: M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  • Date: May 1, 2024

Punjab Kings continued their dominance over Chennai Super Kings, registering a comfortable seven-wicket victory in the 49th match of IPL 2024. This win marked Punjab’s fifth consecutive win against Chennai.

CSK vs PBKS: Chennai Super Kings falter with the bat

Choosing to bat first, Chennai Super Kings never quite got going. Ruturaj Gaikwad’s solitary half-century (50 off 44 balls) was the only bright spot as Punjab’s spinners, Harpreet Brar (2-17) and Rahul Chahar (2-16), ran riot, restricting Chennai to a below-par total of 162 runs.

CSK vs PBKS: Clinical chase by Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings openers, Jonny Bairstow and Rilee Rossouw, steadied the innings after an early loss. They stitched together a crucial partnership before Bairstow departed. However, Rossouw continued to find boundaries and, along with contributions from Shashank Singh, ensured Punjab chased down the target with 13 balls to spare.

CSK vs PBKS: Match Hero: Harpreet Brar

For his exceptional bowling performance, Harpreet Brar was adjudged the Player of the Match. His four wickets for just 20 runs put immense pressure on the Chennai batting lineup.

This win was crucial for Punjab Kings’ playoff aspirations, while Chennai Super Kings will need to bounce back quickly to stay in contention for a spot in the top four.

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