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IPL 2021: CSK crush Punjab Kings for easy win on Dhoni’s 200th match

Sports Lounge Staff




Mumbai: Riding on a four-wicket haul by pace bowler Deepak Chahar, Chennai Super Kings defeated Punjab Kings by six wickets to claim their first win in this season’s Indian Premier League (IPL).

The right-arm pace bowler’s spell (4/13 in four overs) restricted PBKS to 106/8 in 20 overs, a poor score on a Wankhede Stadium pitch that is good for batting.

CSK had it easy as they reached the target in 15.4 overs, losing just four wickets, three of which came towards the end of the innings against the run of play.

MS Dhoni’s 200th match for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) turned out to be special as his team put in a commanding performance to thump Punjab Kings by six wickets on Friday night at the Wankhede Stadium.

“[It] Makes me feel very good. It has been a very long journey. It started in 2008 — played in South Africa, UAE, and back home. Never thought Mumbai would be our home,” said Dhoni after leading his team to their first win of the 2021 season.

Brief scores: Punjab Kings 106/8 in 20 overs (Shahrukh Khan 47, D Chahar 4/13, D Bravo 1/10, S Curran 1/12, M Ali 1/17) lost to Chennai Super Kings 107/4 in 15.4 overs (M Ali 46, F du Plessis 36 not out, M Shami 2/21).

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