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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

IPL 2024: Punjab spoils Chennai’s game, CSK stuck in playoff race, Dhoni out for the first time


New Delhi. Punjab Kings has defeated Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2024. Punjab team defeated CSK by 7 wickets at its home in Chennai. With this victory, Punjab Kings have made the race for IPL playoffs more interesting. With this win, Punjab Kings has overtaken Gujarat Titans and reached sixth place in the points table. He has 8 points from 10 matches. That means it remains in the race for the playoffs.

The 49th match of IPL 2024 was played between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings on Wednesday. After losing the toss and coming to bat first, Chennai Super Kings team scored 162 runs for 7 wickets. From his side, captain Ruturaj Gaikwad scored the maximum of 62 runs (48 balls). Ajinkya Rahane contributed 29 runs (24 balls). Sameer Rizvi scored 21 runs on 23 balls, Moi Ali scored 15 runs on 9 balls and MS Dhoni scored 14 runs on 11 balls.

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Dhoni out for the first time in the tournament
Rahul Chahar and Harpreet Brar bowled excellently for Punjab Kings. Both of them took 2-2 wickets. Rahul spent 16 runs in the spell of 4 overs. Harpreet scored 17 runs in 4 overs. MS Dhoni was run out on the last ball of this match. This is the first time in IPL 2024, when Dhoni lost his wicket.

Punjab’s foreign batsmen scored runs
If Indian spinners did wonders in bowling for Punjab Kings, then foreign players Jonny Bairstow, Riley Rossow and Sam Curran took the lead in batting. Bairstow scored 46 runs on 30 balls and Rilee Rossow scored 43 runs on 23 balls. Captain Sam Curran played an unbeaten inning of 26 runs in 20 balls. Shashank Singh (25 not out) was the fourth top scorer of the team. Punjab won this match by losing 3 wickets in 17.5 overs.

The road to Chennai became difficult
This defeat was painful for Chennai Super Kings. However, even after this defeat, it is still at fourth position in the points table. But earlier it was at fourth position with 5 wins and 4 losses in 9 matches. Now she has lost 5 matches in the tournament. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad team has achieved 10 points in 9 matches only. That means he now has one match more than Chennai Super Kings and the points are equal. Delhi Capitals also have 10 points (11 matches). This means that Chennai Super Kings are now going to face a tougher challenge to make it to the playoffs.

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In the IPL points table, Rajasthan Royals now have 16 points, Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Supergiants have 12 points each. These three teams can score a maximum of 20 or more points. Sunrisers Hyderabad, ranked fifth, can also reach maximum 20 points. Whereas even if Chennai wins all the remaining matches, it will not be able to move beyond 18 points. That is why his challenge has increased.

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