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IPL 2024, PBKS vs CSK, Key Takeaways: Jadeja rises as key differentiator with 3-20 & 43(26); CSK win

IPL 2024, PBKS vs CSK, Key Takeaways: Ravindra Jadeja's all-round brilliance 3-20 & 43(26) help CSK beat Punjab Kings. CSK move to 3rd spot in points table.

IPL 2024, PBKS vs CSK: Ravindra Jadeja's all-round brilliance 3-20 & 43 off 26 help CSK win | Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
IPL 2024: Jadeja's all-round brilliance 3-20 & 43 help CSK win (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)

Brief Scores: CSK - 167/9 (Ravindra Jadeja 43, Ruturaj Gaikwad 32, Rahul Chahar 3/23) beat PBKS - 139/9 (Prabhsimran Singh 30, Shashank Singh 27, Ravindra Jadeja 3/20) by 28 runs.

Player of the Match: Ravindra Jadeja (43 off 26 & 3/20)

Three days after Punjab Kings (PBKS) outclassed Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Chepauk, the latter took revenge by registering a superb 28-run victory in Dharamshala. PBKS's batting collapse gave CSK playoff hope.

The Kings won the toss and decided to bowl first. CSK lost Ajinkya Rahane for 9 off 7 balls before Gaikwad teamed up with Daryl Mitchell for a 57-run stand. However, Gaikwad failed to cash in on his start as the CSK skipper was removed for 32 runs by Rahul Chahar. Meanwhile, Shivam Dube failed to leave an impact with the bat again as he got dismissed for a duck. Ravindra Jadeja contributed a valuable 43 runs. Three-wicket hauls from Harshal Patel and Rahul Chahar helped Punjab restrict Chennai to 167/9 in 20 overs.

In the second innings, Chennai Super Kings bowlers displayed a remarkable performance as they restricted Punjab to 139/9. The Punjab batting line-up was completely trapped in CSK’s phenomenal bowling. Ravindra Jadeja spun his web in the middle overs to pick 3-fer and broke the spine of the Punjab King's middle order. He also got good support from other bowlers. Hence, an all-around show from Jadeja propelled CSK to a big win.

Key Takeaways from PBKS vs CSK, Match 53, IPL 2024 - Winning team (CSK)

Shivam Dube’s poor return affecting CSK’s batting

Shivam Dube once again finds himself in the spotlight for the wrong reason as he gets out on another duck. With two golden ducks in consecutive games, Dube's struggles with the bat have raised concerns. His poor return with the bat from the last few matches affects the CSK’s batting. 

The dip in Dube’s performance is putting pressure on the middle order of the CSK batting lineup. Shivam's struggle is potentially disrupting the flow and stability of CSK's middle order. His position in the batting order is critical in providing balance to the team's lineup and contributing crucial runs.

Ravindra Jadeja’s all-round show augurs well for CSK going deep into the tournament

Ravindra Jadeja has emerged as a standout performer for CSK, showcasing both bat and ball brilliance. His all-round skills were crucial to Super Kings' success against the PBKS. Jadeja has delivered for Chennai when it matters the most. His impactful contributions in key matches have been instrumental in turning the tide in favor of CSK, making him a valuable asset for the team over the years. Jadeja made a notable contribution with 43 runs and three crucial breakthroughs in Chennai’s victory. Hence, his performance as an all-rounder augurs well for Chennai going deep in the tournament.

Key Takeaways from PBKS vs CSK, Match 53, IPL 2024 - Losing team (PBKS)

IPL 2024, PBKS vs CSK_ Harshal Patel took three wickets against CSK; CSK beat PBKS _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
Harshal Patel took three wickets against CSK (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)
Rahul Chahar and Harshal Patel made a good contribution with the ball

Rahul Chahar and Harshal Patel have had their fair share of struggles on the field in this IPL season. They have faced challenges in maintaining consistency and executing their bowling plans effectively. However, they showcased exceptional bowling prowess today as they chipped in with three wickets each against the CSK. 

Chahar's knack for picking up wickets while maintaining an economical bowling rate has been instrumental. His ability to contain runs and create pressure on the opposition batter has been commendable. Chahar's impressive performance includes a crucial wicket of in-form CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shivam Dubey’s golden duck.

whereas Harshal's variations and ability to adapt to different match situations make him a key player in the team's bowling strategy. After removing Shardul Thakur, Harshal dismissed MS Dhoni for a golden duck on the next delivery. The resurgence of Chahar and Patel has bolstered PBKS' bowling department, which is a big positive for them as the tournament moves into its crucial phase.

Statistical Highlights from PBKS vs CSK, IPL 2024
  • MS Dhoni has a strike rate of 75.8 and three dismissals to Harshal Patel in T20s.

  • Rahul Chahar has 15 wickets in 13 games at an economy of 6.14 vs Chennai Super Kings.

  • CSK has the second lowest strike rate in IPL 2024 from the 7th to 15th.

Points Table Scenario & What’s Next

With their sixth victory of the tournament, the Chennai Super Kings are now in third place on the points table with 12 points. Meanwhile, the Punjab Kings dropped to eighth place with eight points.

Next, the Lucknow Super Giants will play the Kolkata Knight Riders in match 54 at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.


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