CSK Vs PBKS– IPL 2021 Match #8 Quick Review! Deepak Chahar’s magical opening spell & Ravindra Jadeja’s fielding seal the deal for CSK. Big net run-rate gain as well.
Match Details, Scorecard, & Video Highlights
Toss: won the toss and chose to first.
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary & Anil Dandekar
What Actually Happened
- Winner: Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets
- Scores: PBKS 106/8 – CSK 107/4
- Player of the Match: Deepak Chahar
- Best Figures
- Deepak Chahar – 4/13
- Mohammad Shami – 2/21
- Most Runs
- Shahrukh Khan 47 (36)
- Mooen Ali – 46 (31)
Moments of The Day: The Return of Chahar & Jadeja
The IPL is full of surprises and memorable moments. Here are my moments of today:
- Before the pandemic, Deepak Chahar almost solidified his T20I spot, especially with Bhuvneshwar Kumar injured. Since IPL 2020, though, he has not been the same, with even Shardul Thakur overtaking him in the India XI. Today, he answered his critics with a 4-1-13-4. That out-swinging ball to Mayank Agarwal was the ball of the tournament so far.
- Ravindra Jadeja had been MIA in the India-England series due to injury. He showed no fitness issues with a diving catch and iconic run-out to get rid of the dangerous KL Rahul. PBKS never recovered after Jadeja’s strikes.
- Shahrukh Khan has been highly talked about after his finishing exploits in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy. Today he made full use of his golden opportunity. From 26-5 in 6.2 overs, he dragged them to a respectable score of 106. He is a proper batter, not just a hitter.
Honorable Mentions: Mohammad Shami’s spell, Faf du Plessis’ fluent 36*
T20 World Cup Spotlight: Let Us Talk About Moeen Ali
Given that the T20I World Cup is around the corner, and pandemic induced rules has changed the rules to 23-player squad, we will be analyzing the impact of each match on the various T20I World Cup squads.
- Just like Chris Woakes yesterday, another English player has been mistreated recently—Moeen Ali. Traveling with England since the South Africa tour (and committing to all formats), he had been on the sidelines. Flights, quarantines, more flights (to Sri Lanka), positive COVID result, double quarantine, 1 Test (against India), flew home, communication misunderstandings, back to India, 3 ODIs, & finally, the IPL.
- He is getting the run in CSK that he did not get with England. In a low-scoring match today, he came in at 24-1 in 5 overs and destroyed the chase with a quickfire 46 (31), including 7 fours & 1 six.
Who is Ali? An opener, a #3, premier all-rounder, a spinner? Well, regardless of the role he is given, Mooen Ali is a must in the squad of 23.
Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: Punjab’s Star Power Disappoints
- With a top order of KL Rahul (5), Mayank Agarwal (0), Chris Gayle (10), & Nicholas Pooran (0), one expects at least one to come to the party every game. Pooran with consecutive ducks now (although he bettered his golden duck with a 2-ball duck this time). Batting is Punjab’s strong suit, so this result was disappointing. Hope this is only a one-off.
IPL 2021 Points Table, Orange Cap, & Purple Cap Leaders
No need to go elsewhere for the Points Table, Orange Cap, & Purple Cap. We will keep updating it in every article!
- Nitish Rana – 137 runs (KKR, 2 matches)
- Harshal Patel – 7 wickets (RCB, 2 matches)
|Points||Net Run Rate|
|1. Royal Challengers Bangalore||2||2||0||0||4||+0.175|
|2. Chennai Super Kings||2||1||1||0||2||+0.616|
|3. Mumbai Indians||2||1||1||0||2||+0.225|
|4. Delhi Capitals||2||1||1||0||2||+0.195|
|5. Rajasthan Royals||2||1||1||0||2||+0.052|
|6. Kolkata Knight Riders||2||1||1||0||2||0.00|
|7. Punjab Kings||2||1||0||0||2||-0.909|
|8. Sunrisers Hyderabad||2||0||2||0||0||-0.4|
The MI take on the SRH in Mumbai. Who do you think will win this one?
Also, if you have not yet read our IPL Previews, here is a list of all of them! Check them out and share ahead:
- Chennai Super Kings – CSK Preview
- Delhi Capitals – DC Preview
- Kolkata Knight Riders – KKR Preview
- Mumbai Indians – MI Preview
- Punjab Kings – PBKS Preview
- Rajasthan Royals – RR Preview
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – RCB Preview
- Sunrisers Hyderabad – SRH Preview
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