CSK vs PBKS IPL Score: Chennai will aim to post a strong target against Punjab.© BCCI/IPL
Aiming to post a strong target, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are a wicket down vs Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai in match 53 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. PBKS made one change in their line-up from the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), which they eventually lost by six runs. Chris Jordan came into the side in place of a struggling Nicholas Pooran. CSK, on the other hand, went into the same final eleven which played the game versus Delhi Capitals (DC). The KL Rahul-led outfit are currently sixth in the IPL 2021 Points Table and a win will take them to 12 points, level with fourth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and fifth-placed Mumbai Indians (MI). But due to a poor and inferior net run rate, PBKS will need to secure a huge victory over CSK and hope that KKR and MI lose their respective fixtures. Even if KKR and MI lose their matches, a chance of entering the playoffs remains highly unlikely for Punjab due to their low net run rate. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni’s team will be hoping to cement their position in second place. Chennai have a better net run rate than third-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and are primed to confirm second position. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Live Score Updates Between Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings, straight from Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
He sends a good length delivery, outside off. Moeen edges it to Rahul.
Moeen Ali c KL Rahul b Arshdeep Singh 0(6)
A duck for the England all-rounder!
In walks, Robin Uthappa.
A short delivery by Arshdeep, and Du Plessis pulls it to fine leg’s left for a four!
FOUR! SIMPLY GLORIOUS!
A slow delivery by Arshdeep, overpitched on middle and off. Du Plessis smacks it between Moeen and the fielder at mid-off for a four!
No run, CSK: 20/1 (5)
A full length delivery by Shami, on off. Moeen hits it to point for a single.
A good length delivery by Shami, on middle and leg. Du Plessis glances it to the fielder at square leg for a quick single.
A short length delivery by Arshdeep and Gaikwad pulls it to the right of midwicket and gets a top edge. Shahrukh catching it.
Ruturaj Gaikwad c Shahrukh Khan b Arshdeep Singh 12 (14)
In walks, Moeen Ali.
A slow delivery by Arshdeep, on full length and outside off. Gaikwad directs it to point for a single.
Gaikwad makes his intent pretty clear as he dances down the pitch against Harpreet and hits him over the mid-on fielder for a boundary
CSK 7/0 after 1.1 overs
Tidy Start By Shami !
Excellent start to the match as Mohammed Shami begins tidy with tight lines and lengths
CSK 3/0 after 1 over
CSK Innings Begins !
CSK openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis are in the middle
Mohammed Shami starts proceedings for Punjab
CSK 1/0 after 0.1 over
Changes In Team From Last Game !
In: Chris Jordan
Out: Nicholas Pooran
KL Rahul Win Toss, Opts To Bowl !
PBKS captain wins toss and opts to bowl first against MS Dhoni-led CSK
Orange Cap race in a state of frenzy!
The Orange Cap race in IPL 2021 has turned into a state of frenzy in UAE! Earlier Shikhar Dhawan was on top, but KL Rahul has gained pole position lately with 528 runs in 12 games. The PBKS also won the award in IPL 2020.
CSK’s Ruturaj Gaikwad is in second position with 521 runs from 13 fixtures, followed by Dhawan (501 runs).
Sanju Samson (483) is fourth, followed by Faf du Plessis (470).
PBKS need a miracle!
PBKS need a miracle to qualify for the playoffs and are mathematically out of the race. They also need KKR and MI to lose in their remaining fixtures by big margins.
CSK with their high net run rate can still be in the top two even if they lose against PBKS.
Hello and good afternoon everyone!
Hello and good afternoon everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of IPL 2021’s Match 53 between CSK vs PBKS in Dubai. CSK having already qualified for the playoffs will be hoping to cement their place in second position. Meanwhile, PBKS can now only rely on mathematical luck. Stay tuned for some exciting cricket!
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