This is Punjab’s fourth win in 8 matches. While this is Chennai’s sixth defeat. In this match, Punjab batsman Shikhar Dhawan also achieved a feat. He scored an unbeaten 88 off 59 balls. Which included two sixes and nine fours. With this, his 6000 runs in IPL were completed.
Punjab Kings defeated Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs in the 38th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Chennai made many mistakes in this match. In which missing the catch was the most troublesome for the team. It is not that only against Punjab, Chennai has dropped catches, but even against Mumbai, the players of Chennai could not take easy catches. In the past, two easy catches dropped by Rituraj Gaikwad and Mitchell Santner. The result of which was that Punjab Kings, batting first, scored 187 runs for the loss of 4 wickets and then chasing the target of 188 runs, Chennai lost by 11 runs and Mahendra Singh Dhoni also could not show any miracle.
This is Punjab’s fourth win in 8 matches. While this is Chennai’s sixth defeat. In this match, Punjab batsman Shikhar Dhawan also achieved a feat. He scored an unbeaten 88 off 59 balls. Which included two sixes and nine fours. With this, his 6000 runs in IPL were completed and he became the second batsman to do so. Virat Kohli is at number one with 6402 runs. However, this season, Virat Kohli’s bat did not work at all and he is struggling with poor form.
Rishi Dhawan wore a face shield
Rishi Dhawan, playing an IPL match for the first time since the year 2016, bowled brilliantly. But more than his bowling, his look is being discussed a lot. Rishi Dhawan’s photo is becoming fiercely viral on social media. Actually, in the match against Chennai, Rishi Dhawan bowled wearing a face shield. Initially it appeared that Rishi Dhawan is wearing a face shield to avoid corona infection but it is not so.
Let us tell you that Rishi Dhawan got injured during the Ranji Trophy some time back. He had a ball hit on his nose after which he had to undergo surgery. In such a situation, so that the nose does not get hurt again, so he decided to bowl wearing a face shield. Such a sight has never been seen before in IPL history.
Did poor bowling beat Chennai?
Chennai captain Ravindra Jadeja told after the match that we had started very well. We bowled in good areas with the new ball, but I felt we gave 10-15 runs more in the last 2-3 overs. We didn’t execute our plan very well in the last overs. However, Ravindra Jadeja praised Ambati Rayudu a lot. He said that I think he was batting brilliantly but as I said we could have stopped Punjab’s innings under 170-175 runs. Apart from this, our batting was also not good in the opening overs, which did not create the momentum to chase the target.
Royals will be in front of Royals
Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Rajasthan Royals in the 39th match of the IPL in the MCA. So both the teams will need a good start. However, keeping the bat of Jos Buttler running in excellent form silent is going to be the biggest challenge for Bangalore. All eyes will also be on former Bangalore captain Virat Kohli, who was dismissed for golden ducks in two consecutive matches. After the poor performance of the batsmen in the last match, Bangalore will be hoping that star batsman Virat Kohli will play a big innings and other batsmen will also do better.
Let us tell you that so far 26 matches have been played between the two teams. In which Bangalore has the upper hand. Bangalore has won 15 matches out of 26. Whereas Rajasthan has got success in just 10 matches.
Bangalore team will take the field after a crushing 9-wicket defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad while Rajasthan have won both their last matches and the team seems to be on the line in the current season. All eyes will be on Virat Kohli but Bangalore also have batsmen like captain Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed who are capable of playing big shots.
Rajasthan seen in rhythm
In the current season, Rajasthan is doing well with the bat as well as the ball and the biggest proof of this is that Jos Buttler has the Orange Cap and the spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has the Purple Cap. Jos Buttler has scored three centuries so far in the current season and coach Kumar Sangakkara is also looking very happy with his form. Opener Devdutt Padikkal and skipper Sanju Samson are also contributing with the bat while Shimron Hetmyer has also played some fascinating innings. Rajasthan have a diversified bowling attack which is led by Trent Boult. Bolt has troubled Virat Kohli on several occasions in the past. Apart from the famous Krishna, the spin duo of R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal can also add to the trouble for the Bangalore batsmen.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Siraj, Faf du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Pranam Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, Resie van der Dusen, Kuldeep Sen.