Punjab Kings secured a four-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023’s 41st match, held at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.
PBKS chased down a target of 201 runs, reaching 201/6 in 20 overs, thanks to good innings from Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, and Sam Curran. Sikandar Raza’s final over heroics, scoring 13 runs, sealed the win for PBKS. Tushar Deshpande took three wickets for CSK, while Ravindra Jadeja dismissed two players.
CSK reached 200/4 in 20 overs, with an unbeaten 92-run knock from a 52-ball innings featuring 16 fours and a six. In the final over, MS Dhoni contributed 13 runs, hitting two sixes. PBKS’ bowling unit, comprising Arshdeep Singh, Sam Curran, Rahul Chahar, and Sikandar Raza, took one wicket each.
MS Dhoni | CSK captain: We need to be prepared as to what is to be done. The last few overs when we were batting, we could have gotten 10-15 more. Our bowling needed some cushion. The slower one did grip. Our batters have been putting runs consistently. I think 200 was par but we bowled two bad overs. We know the conditions well. We didn’t bowl well. You didn’t want to get hit to that side. You need to see what is the problem. The execution or the plan. Pathirana bowled really well. The first six overs we can do better. What lines to bowl.