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Best performances - Batsmen

LS Livingstone
LS Livingstone
60(32) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 12 4 1 11 8 7 13
S Dube
S Dube
57(30) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
14 1 0 8 7 2 12 13

Best performances - Bowlers

RD Chahar
RD Chahar
O4
M0
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
VG Arora
VG Arora
O4
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | CSK: 126/10 (55 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 27.50)

  • Mukesh Choudhary2 (2b)
  • Rahul Chahar4-0-25-3
  • Liam Livingstone3-0-25-2

11.35pm: The game began with Jadeja flashing a smile after winning his first toss as IPL captain. It ends with Agarwal and Livingstone grinning ear to ear. That's all we have for you from this game. Looking forward to your company for the rest of the season as well. Until next time, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Hemant Brar and Chandan Duorah. Stay safe and good night.

Livingstone, Player of the Match: The first two games didn't go my way, but [it's] nice to contribute to a win. We got to a target we thought was defendable and the seam bowers set it up for us. We wanted to be aggressive and as exciting as we can. Nice to get a few today, but as I said the seamers set it up in the powerplay. I've been swinging hard, so nice to get it off the middle today. But it was all about the seamers. I play my own way and I struggled a bit with Rajasthan as well. Hopefully, this will bring some confidence. Bowling is something I really enjoy and I keep practicing. Hopefully, I'll come more and more into the game. I also bat in the nets with Odean Smith.

Agarwal: We were thinking we were 5-7 short, chasing 180 is never going to be easy. I was very, very happy with the way we bowled with the new ball. I said nothing to Livingstone. Everyone holds their breath when he's batting. Vaibhav was with us a couple of years back and we saw the talent. KKR picked him up, but we wanted him because he's something different. With Jitesh, Anil bhai had seen him at Mumbai Indians. He has great intent and he's a fantastic keeper. The standout thing about him is his attitude. We will definitely look to play hard, positive cricket. We have to be emotionally intelligent if it doesn't come off.

Jadeja: I think we lost too many wickets in the powerplay and didn't find momentum from ball one. We need to find a way to come back stronger. No, we need to give him [Gaikwad] confidence; we all know he's a very good player. I'm sure he will come good. Dube has been batting well and I think keeping him in a good frame of mind is the key. We will try our best to work hard and come back stronger.

The Birmingham Phoenix boys catch up at the sidelines. Moeen, Howell and Livingstone involved in an intense chat.

Ramki: "Great to see teams batting first winning three on the trot. This will open up the tournament further and make it more exciting to watch. Bring out the dew spray everyday closer to the start, please."

Mohit: "@Pramod, we're used to seeing MI at the bottom in the first half of most of the IPLs. They take off in the 2nd half."

Dhawan: It feels great. We made a great comeback. Vaibhav was swinging in the nets and troubling us - that's why he got a debut and he kept his calm. We lost early wickets and we knew we had to build a partnership. Livingstone took the game away from the opposition and I played the supporting role. We were just positive because 180 is still a big score. It's not that easy for a chasing team even though dew comes.

11.12pm Punjab Kings hand CSK their third successive defeat. Debutant Vaibhav Arora and Kagiso Rabada scythed through the top order in the powerplay and when Odean Smith bounced out Rayudu, CSK were 36 for 5 in the eighth over. There would be no way back for them, despite a 26-ball half-century from Dube. Dhoni tuk-tuked his way to 23 off 28 balls in a bid to limit NRR damage before CSK ultimately folded for 126 in 18 overs. Kings secure their second win in three games, having stayed true to their explosive style of cricket - both with bat and ball. Agarwal will also be buoyed by the debuts of Jitesh and Arora. On the other hand, plenty to ponder already for CSK.

SpaceyAVP : "Punjab have started to look like a dangerous side. If Rajapaksa, Smith, and Livingstone all get going (right now it seems like 1 of them does each game), it could be devastating for teams. The only thing missing seems to be a bit of experience- the tail needs to keep the momentum going. "

Naina: "I think it's right time to bring Bairstow in place of Rajapksa, which might be very unfortunate for him but Punjab needs a bit of experience in the lineup to not repeat what happened today where they scored only 70 runs in last 10 overs"

RayOfSunshine: "I feel that CSK is still just a win away from clicking... Some unfortunate events - heavy dew in the second match and lack of application from almost all of batsmen have led to their downfall..."

Aravind: "This is exactly like CSK in 2020. When batting clicks, bowling doesn't..when bowling clicks, batting doesn't.. And they lose the small moments"

Hashir: "Well, 3 of the 4 most decorated IPL teams are at 8, 9 and 10 respectively (at least until SRH's match tomorrow). Looks to be a case of fierce competition more than a case of the mighty falling. Exciting days ahead!"

George : "So refreshing to see dew not deciding outcomes and letting skills take the center stage."

CSKFAN: "I'm getting 2020 flashblacks :(. Feel for jaddu. This is tough "


17.6
W
Chahar to Jordan, OUT, Fittingly, it is Livingstone who takes it at long-on and closes out the game for Kings. Dragged down on middle, CJ rocks back and hauls a pull to Livingstone

CJ Jordan c Livingstone b Chahar 5 (14m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.5
1
Chahar to Mukesh Choudhary, 1 run, Chahar draws a leading edge that drops in front of cover
17.4
1
Chahar to Jordan, 1 run, another wrong'un from Chahar, brushes the pad and rolls away past leg stump
17.3
2
Chahar to Jordan, 2 runs, googly, skidding into Jordan, whipped away through square leg

Pramod : "When I see CSK and MI at the bottom, it looks like an unIPL. "

17.2
1
Chahar to Mukesh Choudhary, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Choudhary forces it down to long-on

No.11 Choudhary

17.1
W
Chahar to Dhoni, OUT, Jitesh thinks he has Dhoni. Wide called, but Jitesh immediately signals for a review. He convinces Agarwal. Short and sliding down the leg side, Dhoni aims a pull. Ultra Edge detects a spike. Jitesh gets it right. The on-field not-out call has been reversed. Dhoni falls for 23 off 28 balls

MS Dhoni c †Sharma b Chahar 23 (51m 28b 1x4 1x6) SR: 82.14

Senapati brings out a new bat for Dhoni

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10RV UthappaRD Gaikwad
2nd4RV UthappaMM Ali
3rd8AT RayuduMM Ali
4th1AT RayuduRA Jadeja
5th13AT RayuduS Dube
6th62MS DhoniS Dube
7th0MS DhoniDJ Bravo
8th9MS DhoniD Pretorius
9th14MS DhoniCJ Jordan
10th5CJ JordanMukesh Choudhary

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
GT14104200.316
RR1495180.298
LSG1495180.251
RCB148616-0.253
DC1477140.204
PBKS1477140.126
KKR1468120.146
SRH146812-0.379
CSK144108-0.203
MI144108-0.506