IPL 2024 / After the defeat, CSK has only this way left to go to Playoffs, now it will have to win so many matches

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 02, 2024, 11:05 AM
IPL 2024: Punjab Kings has defeated Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets. In this match, Punjab Kings captain Sam Curran won the toss and decided to bowl first, which proved to be right. In this match, CSK team, batting first, gave a target of 163 runs to Punjab Kings, which Punjab Kings easily chased. Now after the defeat, Chennai Super Kings have got a big blow to go to the playoffs and now they have only one way left to go to the playoffs.

This is the only way left to go to playoffs

In IPL 2024, Chennai Super Kings team has won five out of 10 matches so far. The team has faced defeat in five matches. The team has 10 points and is in fourth place. CSK still has four matches left, which it has to play against Punjab Kings, RCB, Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans. To secure a place in the playoffs, the Chennai Super Kings team will have to win three of the remaining four matches. So that it can comfortably ensure its place in the playoffs and the net run rate will also have to be increased. At present CSK's net run rate is 0.627.

Punjab Kings won

Punjab Kings did not have a good start against CSK. When Prabhsimran Singh was out after scoring just 13 runs. After this Jonny Bairstow and Riley Rousseau took the responsibility of scoring runs. Both these players batted excellently. Bairstow scored 46 runs and Riley Rousseau scored 43 runs. In the end, Shashank Singh and Sam Curran led Punjab Kings to victory with good batting. Shashank scored 25 runs and captain Karan scored 26 runs. It was only because of the strong batting of these players that the Punjab team could win. Shardul Thakur, Richard Gleeson and Shivam Dubey took 1 wicket each for Chennai. Ravindra Jadeja gave 22 runs in his three overs, but he could not take a single wicket.

Ruturaj Gaikwad scored a half century

Ruturaj Gaikwad played an amazing inning for Chennai Super Kings. It was because of his batting that CSK team was able to reach a respectable score. He scored 62 runs in 48 balls. In difficult conditions for batting, Gaikwad held one end and scored his second consecutive half-century in his 48-ball innings by hitting five fours and two sixes. With this, he also became the highest run-scorer batsman in this season. He has 509 runs in his name in 10 matches.

Punjab bowlers did not give Chennai openers a chance to play openly in the first four overs. In the powerplay the team scored 55 runs without any loss. After the powerplay, Captain Karan handed the ball to the spinners. Rahul Chahar and Brar took three wickets for just 30 runs in the next seven overs. Brar dismissed Rahane and Shivam Dubey (0) on consecutive balls in the ninth over. In the next over, Rahul Chahar dismissed Ravindra Jadeja (two). Sameer Rizvi (21), who came to the crease as an impact player, also failed to increase the run rate. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (14) hit a four and a six against Arshdeep in the last over but was run out on the last ball.

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