KL Rahul scored magnificent inning yet another time for his team Punjab Kings, who finished IPL league stage with 12 points and currently placed on fifth position with more than minor chances to qualify for the playoffs.
One man Show is the best word for today’s match between CSK & PBKS, as it was Faf du Plessis from CSK who scored 76 in the first innings while second highest score was 15 runs. On the other hand, KL Rahul scored 98 runs with second highest of 13. Eventually Punjab Kings gave CSK third consecutive win in the last phase of IPL league stage.
CSK simply couldn’t find a way to keep Rahul quiet. With relentless hitting Rahul got to his fifty in the eighth over off just 25 balls and then proceeded to up the gears even from there. With the power hitting, Punjab achieved victory with the seven overs left.
Mohammed Shami and Harpreet Brar gave away only 13 runs in the first three overs after Punjab opted to bowl. Punjab took wickets on regular intervals which restricted CSK on 139 for 6 wickets.
Chennai Super Kings: 139/6 (Faf 76, Jordan 2-20)
Punjab Kings: 139/4 (KL Rahul 98, Thakur 3-28)