IPL 2023, CSK VS PBKS: Punjab Kings (PBKS) claimed a hard-fought victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by four wickets in Match 41 of the IPL 2023, held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. This win propelled PBKS to the fifth position with more than 10 points, knocking Royal Challengers Bangalore out of the spot. Meanwhile, CSK remains securely placed at the fourth spot on the IPL points table.

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CSK won the toss and opted to bat first. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway aimed to continue their good form, and they did not disappoint. Gaikwad, who had scored 47 runs in the previous game, looked to replicate his performance. The right-handed batter scored 37 runs off 31 deliveries before Sikandar Raza dismissed him. Meanwhile, Devon Conway scored his fifth half-century of IPL 2023, amassing an unbeaten 92 runs off just 52 balls. His innings were crucial to Chennai’s total of 200 runs.

Shivam Dube scored a quick 28 off 17 balls, while Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja scored 10 and 12 runs respectively. Skipper MS Dhoni’s cameo at the end helped Chennai post a formidable total on the board. Punjab’s bowling performance was below par. Rahul Chahar took one wicket and conceded 35 runs in his four overs, while Sikandar Raza took one wicket and gave away 31 runs in three overs. Arshdeep Singh got Shivam Dube’s wicket but gave away 37 runs in his four overs. Despite Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja’s low scores, Conway’s brilliant knock kept Chennai on track for a big total. Chennai struggled to score runs in the last few overs, but skipper MS Dhoni’s two sixes off the final two deliveries helped them cross the 200-run mark and set a target of 201 for Punjab Kings.

IPL 2023, CSK VS PBKS: Raza Was the Saviour for Punjab

IPL 2023, CSK VS PBKS: Punjab Win Last-Ball Thriller, Beat Chennai by 4 Wickets
IPL 2023, CSK VS PBKS: Punjab Win Last-Ball Thriller, Beat Chennai by 4 Wickets

In pursuit of 201 runs, Punjab began strongly with Shikhar Dhawan and Prabhsimran Singh adding 50 runs in just 25 balls before Dhawan was dismissed. Despite Singh’s quick start, he couldn’t continue. He was sent back by Ravindra Jadeja in the 9th over. Atharva Taide struggled to score quickly. However, Jadeja dismissed him in the 12th over, leaving PBKS at 94-3. Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran then steadied the innings with a partnership of 57 runs for the 4th wicket. With 72 runs required from the last 5 overs, Livingstone hit three sixes and a four in Tushar Deshpande’s 16th over before being dismissed on the fifth ball.

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Matheesha Pathirana clean bowled Curran on the first delivery of the 18th over, putting CSK back in the game. With nine runs required in the last over, Pathirana started strongly, conceding just two runs from the first three balls. However, Raza hit the next two balls for doubles, reducing the equation to three runs from the last ball. On the final ball, Raza pulled the ball over the short fine-leg fielder for a boundary and then took three runs, securing a thrilling win for PBKS. The team’s strong start with the bat was followed by a resilient fightback, with key contributions from Livingstone, Curran, and Raza helping them chase down the target.

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