IPL 2022 : Back to back 3rd loss for CSK

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Punjab Kings beats Chennai Super Kings by 54 runs

Divyaditya Singh

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings are still looking for their first win in IPL 2022. Led by the new skipper Ravindra Jadeja CSK has lost 3 back to back matches this season. This time from Punjab Kings.

After being asked to bat first, PBKS lost two quick wickets on 14 runs. But it was healed by Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone with a 95 runs partnership for the third wicket before Dhawan got caught by Jadeja on DJ Bravo’s delivery in the 10th over. Later Livingstone also was trapped by Jadeja after a well-made 60 off 32 deliveries. Livingstone’s innings consisted of five fours and five sixes. PBKS put a good total of 180 for the loss of 8 wickets.

Coming to chase the target, CSK’s top order completely collapsed under Punjab’s bowling. Defending champions lost 5 wickets for just 36 runs. Shivam Dube tried to bring CSK back into the match by scoring 57 off 30 balls but that wasn’t enough. Despite this, CSK kept losing regular wickets and were bowled for 126 runs in 18 overs.

PBKS got a big win by 54 runs and reached the top 4 in the points table.

Livingstone was awarded Man of the Match for his all-round performance of 60 runs and 2 wickets.

Match Summary

PBKS – 180/8 (20)
Liam Livingstone – 60(32)
Shikhar Dhawan – 33(24)

Chris Jordan – 4-0-23-2
Dwaine Pretorius – 4-0-30-2

CSK – 126/10 (18)
Shivam Dube – 57(30)
MS Dhoni – 23(28)

Rahul Chahar – 4-0-25-3
Vaibhav Arora – 4-0-21-2

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