New Delhi. Due to the strong innings of captain KL Rahul, Punjab Kings defeated Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets in the IPL-2021 match. In this match played in Dubai on Thursday, Chennai Super Kings scored 134 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. Punjab achieved the target in 13 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. Rahul returned unbeaten on 98. He hit 7 fours and 8 sixes in his stormy innings of 42 balls. Shardul Thakur took 3 wickets for Chennai.
Earlier, opener Faf du Plessis scored a brilliant half-century for the Chennai team, but no other batsman could play except him. Du Plessis scored 76 runs in his innings of 55 balls with the help of 8 fours and 2 sixes. He also shared a 67-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Ravindra Jadeja (15 *). Arshdeep Singh and Chris Jordan took 2-2 wickets for Punjab.
Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul won the toss and invited Chennai to bat first. The wickets of Chennai kept falling at regular intervals and on seeing the score became 42 runs for 4 wickets. Rituraj Gaikwad (12) was caught by Arshdeep in the hands of Shahrukh Khan, who hit 1 four in 14 balls. After this Moeen Ali could not even open the account and got caught behind the wicket. On the personal score of 2 runs, Robin Uthappa was caught by Jordan at the hands of Harpreet, then Ambati Rayudu (4) was also caught by Arshdeep.
There were high expectations from captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni but he too fell victim to young spinner Ravi Bishnoi. He contributed 12 runs in 15 balls with the help of 2 fours. Due to this, half the team of Chennai returned to the pavilion till the score of 61 but Du Plessis remained frozen at one end. He also made a half-century partnership for the sixth wicket with Jadeja. Du Plessis was caught behind the wicket by pacer Mohammed Shami on the third ball of the last over of the innings. Jadeja hit 1 four in his unbeaten innings of 17 balls. Dwayne Bravo returned unbeaten on 4 runs.