CSK vs. PBKS highlights 2023: In the 41st IPL match of 2023, PBKS’s collective effort while chasing the target of 201 in 20 overs at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, against Chennai Super Kings stunned everyone on the ground, especially the CSK supporters. The home team didn’t manage to defend its total of 200 runs. The clash of the kings was so entertaining to watch as the match went to the very last ball of the inning. So far, both teams have played 28 matches against each other, and CSK won 15, and now Punjab Kings have 13 in their names.
CSK vs PBKS highlights 2023: Playing XI of the teams
Chennai Super Kings: Chennai Super Kings had no major changes in their playing XI and played with the same players, which were as follows:
Impact Player: Akash Singh
Punjab Kings: Punjab Kings continued with their last match squad and the players who were playing in the eleven were:
PBKS Playing XI: Atharva Taide, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Liam Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Impact Player: Prabhsimran Singh
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CSK vs PBKS highlights 2023: Conway Started well:
After winning the toss, MS Dhoni, captain of the CSK, decided to bat first at Chepauk, and the regular opening duo for the CSK started the innings: Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway, who both looked in good touch and started dealing in boundaries. Devon Conway, after failing to impress at Sawai Mansingh Stadium against RR, put on a show to watch. In the 10th over of the innings, the partnership was broken by Sikandar Raza, and the first wicket to fall was Ruturaj Gaikwad, who made 37 runs.
Shivam Dube now joined the crease with Conway, and the big man started to play some remarkable shots but couldn’t keep the work going and got dismissed by making 28 runs in 17 balls. Later, Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali tried running the scoreboard but gave their wickets quite early. By this time, the 20th over had started, and MS Dhoni came to the crease, and he delivered two sixes to their fans in the last over to put a total of 200 runs on the scoreboard.
CSK vs PBKS highlights 2023: A start that was needed:
Shikhar Dhawan and impact player Prabhsimran Singh came to open the innings for their team, and from the very first over, Shikhar Dhawan started charging on the bowlers. The duo collected 50 runs for their team in just 4 overs, but Shikhar Dhawan got caught at short third by Matheesha Pathirana, and Athrava Taide arrived at the crease to play his part, whereas Prabhsimran Singh on the other end started putting pressure on the bowlers, but his innings came to end in the 9th over when MS Dhoni stumped him. He managed to score 42 runs in 24 balls.
Liam Livingstone took charge to achieve this target and started hitting the balls out of the park. He was turning the match in Punjab Kings’ favour, but another twist came when Tushar Deshpande’s bouncer worked and Ruturaj Gaikwad took a great catch at deep mid-wicket to dismiss Liam Livingstone. Until his dismissal, he managed to score 40 runs in 24 balls.
The most exciting player to watch Jitesh Sharma started playing his game of hitting the balls out of the boundary, but while trying to narrow the run gap, he was caught at the deep wicket. He scored 21 crucial runs for his team in just nine balls.
Sikandar Raza and Shahrukh Khan ended the game with Sikandar Raza hitting the winning runs for his team. PBKS required 9 runs in the final over, and Sikandar Raza hit 3 runs in the last ball to win the match.
CSK vs PBKS highlights 2023: Collective effort steal the show:
Punjab Kings’ batters played well, though none of the batters made their fifties in the match, but every batter played his role in the match, which resulted in a victory against Chennai Super Kings, and that too in front of Chennai’s crowd. It was only the third time in IPL history that a 200+ score has been chased without a single batter from the chasing team scoring a fifty or a century.
CSK vs PBKS highlights 2023: Conway’s Runway
Devon Conway, the New Zealand left-handed batter, is in sublime form this season, and the way he played the last game clearly reflects why CSK shows confidence in him to start their innings. His bat started roaring as it did in the RCB vs. CSK match, and he completed his 5th TATA IPL fifty in this season in the 12th over of their innings and remained not out, though after getting his fifty, his run-making speed slowed down, due to which he was unable to hit his century and scored 92 runs for his team.
CSK vs PBKS highlights 2023: How was the pitch at Chepauk?
The pitch at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium at Chennaiwas quite dry as the sun was out while the match started, so it was a batters’ friendly pitch, but as the day passes by, bowling on this pitch becomes difficult due to moisture starting to come on the ground, making it difficult for the bowlers to get a hold of the ball. The pace of the pitch is slow and favours the spinners.
CSK vs PBKS highlights 2023: Post-Match
The Punjab Kings showed great spirit in this match. Players of the Punjab Kings contributed well to chase the total and seal their fifth victory in the IPL 2023. Chennai Super Kings lost back-to-back two matches, and the captain, “MS Dhoni,” needs to revamp the strategy to get back to their rhythm. While the young players on the team are doing fairly well, a proper assessment of the mistakes in the bowling department can bring about a positive change in CSK’s game.