Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the IPL 2022 match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings from the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
PUNJAB KINGS 180/8 IN 20 OVERS
PBKS 180/8 in 20 overs: Bravo bowls the last over. Dot to start with as Bravo goes for the yorker outside off that Rabada misses. A couple and a single follow. Short one on leg and Vaibhav misses trying to pull. Single to end the innings as another short one goes off Vaibhav’s shoulder of the bat for a single at mid off.
PBKS 176/8 in 19 overs: Pretorius bowls out. Good yorker outside off and Chahar misses. FOUR! This one is just short of a yorker and Chahar flays it through the covers for a boundary. Swing and a miss outside off and another dot ball. SIX! Pretorius misses the yorker again outside off and Chahar smashes it over the infield. The man in the deep takes the catch but then steps on the boundary rope. OUT! Chahar has to go this time as he doesn’t get the distance trying to hack outside off. Hands an easy one to Bravo outside off.
PBKS 166/7 in 18 overs: OUT! Odean Smith c Dwayne Bravo b Chris Jordan 3(7b 0x4 0x6). Rahul Chahar is in next and pushes a slower full-toss to long on for a single. Full outside off, angling across to Rabada and he is beaten on the drive. A couple and a single for Rabada as Jordan is consistent with a tight line on and around off. He mixes his length skillfully. Another single to end the over.
PBKS 161/6 in 17 overs: Pretorius bowls his third. FOUR! Slower full-toss to Rabada on leg stump and he bunts it down leg side and squeezes it between deep mid wicket and wide long on for a boundary. Wide ball outside off as Rabada backs out far outside leg. Good yorker next ball and Rabada gets a single. Odean is deceived with the slower one and dot balls to follow. This one is too far outside off again and wide called. A single for Odean as the clubs a fullish length to deep cover. Another extra as it wide outside off. Slower one again outside off and Rabada is beaten.
PBKS 152/6 in 16 overs: Jordan back into the attack. Wide down leg side to start with. Good yorker next ball and Odean digs it out straight back to the bowler. Full again on the pads and flicked through mid wicket for one. Shahrukh gets an inside edge behind square leg for two more. OUT! Shahrukh goes trying to flick this full-toss over deep square leg but ends up finding the man in the deep. Shahrukh Khan c Dwaine Pretorius b Chris Jordan 6(11b 0x4 0x6). Rabada comes in and misses a full one outside off. An outside edge to short third and Rabada runs a quick one to end the over.
PBKS 147/5 in 15 overs: Pretorius is back with the ball. Starts with a wide one outside off and Jitesh reaches out to sweep it but misses. He drills this full one through the off side for a couple. Moves to 25 runs off 15 balls. Similar shot outside off, a bit more aerial and reaches deep cover on the bounce and he takes a single. Shahrukh thumps this length ball outside off to long off for just one more. OUT! Jitesh hands a straight one to short third. He was in two minds after he shuffled across outside off wanting to scoop on the leg. Jitesh Sharma c Robin Uthappa b Dwaine Pretorius 26(17b 0x4 3×6). Odean Smith is in to face the last ball. Driven to cover for a single.
PBKS 142/4 in 14 overs: Jadeja bowls his last. Jitesh drives the first one on the front foot through covers for a single. Two wides down leg side. SIX! Third one for Jitesh as he backs out on leg, makes room and hammers it over long on.
PBKS 131/4 in 13 overs: Choudhary bowls out. Has gone for 44 runs so far in his three overs. Shahrukh starts off with a single through mid wicket. Two dot balls as Jitesh takes time to adjust to the angle as Choudhary comes over the wicket. SIX! Second six for the debutant as Jitesh pulls it over deep square leg. Chipped over mid off for a single and Jitesh keeps strike.
PBKS 123/4 in 12 overs: SIX! Jitesh steps out and hauls Moeen Ali for a maximum over deep mid wicket. Just two more singles come from the over. Eight runs from it.
PBKS 115/4 in 11 overs: FOUR! Width outside off by Jadeja and Livingstone cuts through the covers for another boundary. He muscles this one outside off but just a single this time. Debutant Jitesh Sharma on strike. Pushes to long off first ball to collect a single. OUT! Livingstone gets an outside edge trying to slash outside off and Rayudu holds on to it this time at short third man. Liam Livingstone c Ambati Rayudu b Ravindra Jadeja 60(32b 5×4 5×6). Shahrukh Khan in at six. Two dots to end the over.
PBKS 109/3 in 10 overs: Bravo returns. Wide ball outside off angling across to Dhawan from over the wicket. FOUR! Vintage Dhawan as he steps out and drives along the ground and through the covers. 100 up for Punjab Kings in 9.1 overs. Dhawan takes one at deep cover. SIX! Livingstone gets another top edge that goes high and over the rope behind the keeper. Fifty up for Livingstone in 27 balls. OUT! Dhawan skies this one to Jadeja at extra cover trying to drive through the off. Shikhar Dhawan c Ravindra Jadeja b Dwayne Bravo 33(24b 4×4 1×6).
PBKS 96/2 in 9 overs: Jadeja does well to start the over with three dot balls. Livingstone leaves this skiddy one outside off and called wide. FOUR! Dhawan sweeps down to the fine leg boundary and takes a single to end the over.
PBKS 89/2 in 8 overs: Pretorius into the attack. Dhawan shuffles wide outside off and wants to sweep this slower one but misses and collects a leg-bye. Livingstone gets an edge trying to flick this loosener down leg and Dhoni dives to his left to take it but asks for an umpire review. The ball has touched the ground and Livingstone survives. Elite honesty from Dhoni. Livingstone taps on the off for a quick one. Dhawan flat bats this though mid wicket and a good effort by Bravo keeps it to two runs. Wide outside off and an extra run for Punjab. Fifth wide of the innings already. Full-toss outside off and Dhawan pushes to long off for a single. Whipped away by Livingstone for a single to end the over.
PBKS 82/2 in 7 overs: SIX! Livingstone steps out and launches Jadeja over long off for a six off the first ball. Jadeja keeps it on a length as the batters collect four runs off the next three balls. Dropped! Livingstone dances down again and gets a thick outside edge trying to hoick it on the leg and Rayudu drops a sitter at short third man.
PBKS 72/2 in 6 overs: Bravo into the attack. Starts off with a wide outside off. Dhoni comes up to the stumps. SIX! In the slot for Dhawan outside off and he takes a step forward and launches it over wide long on. FOUR! Width outside off and Dhawan gets down on one knee and caresses this through point and cover. He shuffles across to off stump and Bravo darts in a slower one outside off; Dhawan lets it go. FOUR! Strays down leg side and Dhawan flicks it to fine leg.
PBKS 57/2 in 5 overs: SIX! And that one has been sent into the galaxy! A 108-metre maximum by Livingstone who muscles a slot ball by Choudhary over deep mid wicket. Slower one next ball outside off and Livingstone edges it but it goes to Dhoni on the bounce. FOUR! Livingstone steps out and takes this full one on leg stump over mid off and to the rope. A couple of wides outside off as Choudhary tries hard to keep it outside his hitting arc. FOUR! Inside out over extra-cover and another boundary for Livingstone. FOUR! The runs are coming thick and fast as Livingstone slices the ball over the slips with an open face and to fence at third man. Fifty runs up for Punjab Kings in 4.5 overs. SIX! Livingstone pulls this one over deep mid wicket and it just lands on the rope for another maximum.
PBKS 31/2 in 4 overs: Jordan continues. Two singles to start the over. Dhawan comes out and cuts through point where the fielder gets a hand to it to keep it to a couple. Cut again off the backfoot but straight to point this time. Driven with good timing on it but again straight to the man at cover.
PBKS 29/2 in 3 overs: Choudhary continues. Two dots to star the over as he angles it across from Livingstone wide outside off. This one is straighter and on a length and Livingstone defends off the backfoot. SIX! Half-tracker on leg side and Livingstone pulls it to fine leg for a flat six. Driven next ball straight to cover.
SIX! Livingstone steps out and slaps this over the covers for another maximum. This one tore through the air and went flat before disturbing the boundary cushion on the full. The decision has been reverse and it will be just four runs as it dropped just short of the rope at a closer look.
PBKS 17/2 in 2 overs: SIX! Chris Jordan shares the new ball. Comes round the wicket to Rajapaksa. Short on leg stump and Rajapaksa gets a top edge on the pull behind the keeper for a maximum. OUT! A Dhoni stunner as he runs in from his position to disturb the stumps and finds Rajapaksa short of his ground. Bhanuka Rajapaksa run out (MS Dhoni) 9(5b 0x4 1×6). Rajapaksa tapped to short mid on and wanted a quick one, Dhawan sent him back, Jordan collected it quickly and sent it to Dhoni, who did what he does best. Livingstone collects three in the deep on leg side after flicking a length ball. Single for Dhawan to end the over.
PBKS 8/1 in 1 over: Mayank and Dhawan are in the middle for the start of the innings. Mukesh Choudhary with the new ball. The left-armer comes round the wicket to Mayank. FOUR! Length on leg first ball and Mayank tucks it off his hips for a boundary at fine leg. OUT! Mayank drives wide outside off and straight to the man at extra cover. Mayank Agarwal c Robin Uthappa b Mukesh Choudhary 4(2b 1×4 0x6). Rajapaksa in at three and a wide down leg side. Slower one outside off and Rajapaksa gets an inside edge to the keeper on the bounce. Tucked away on leg for a couple and he is off the mark. Risky shot outside off and it goes off the edge to third man for a single. Dhawan finally on strike. Beaten outside off.
19:27 IST: We are moments away from live action. Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan will need to get Punjab Kings off to a flyer as even a 200-plus score doesn’t give you security on this belter of a wicket at Brabourne. Chennai Super Kings will know all about it after it failed to defend 210 against Lucknow Super Giants in the last fixture at this venue.
Shikhar Dhawan vs CSK in IPL: Matches – 27; Runs – 908; Average – 41.27; Strike Rate – 128.97; HS – 101*; 50s – 7; 100s – 1.
Dwayne Bravo vs PBKS in IPL: Matches – 20; Wickets – 23; Economy – 7.93; Bowling average – 20.34; BBI – 4/22.
CSK VS PBKS PLAYING XI
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Dwaine Pretorius, Mukesh Choudhary.
Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Odean Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora.
TOSS: Ravindra Jadeja wins the toss and elects to bowl. One change for CSK – Chris Jordan comes in for Tushar Despande. Two debutants for Punjab Kings with wicketkeeper Jitesh Sharma coming in for Raj Bawa and pacer Vaibhav Arora replacing Harpreet Brar. Jonny Bairstow misses out.
18:55 IST: Vaibhav Arora and Jitesh Sharma have been handed their caps for Punjab Kings. Arora was sold for a whopping Rs. 2 crore at the IPL 2022 auctions after a bidding war with Kolkata Knight Riders. Jitesh Sharma went to the Kings for his base price of Rs. 20 lakhs.
IPL 2022 at Brabourne Stadium
Lucknow Super Giants (211/4) beat Chennai Super Kings (210/7) by six wickets
Delhi Capitals (179/6) beat Mumbai Indians (177/5) by four wickets
The importance of the toss at IPL 2022
As we near the all-important toss at the Brabourne Stadium, let’s have a look at the toss history for both teams in IPL 2021. Chennai never lost a game after winning the toss last year and managed to win half of its matches even after losing it.
Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings have lost both their tosses this season so far in a tournament that has seen dew disproportionately favour the team batting second. Only three matches have been won by the team batting first in the first ten games.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS – TOSS AND MATCH RESULTS – IPL 2021
TOTAL MATCHES: 16
TOSSES WON: 6 LOST: 10
RESULTS AFTER WINNINGS TOSS – MATCHES WON: 6/6 MATCHES LOST: 0/6
RESULTS AFTER LOSING TOSS – MATCHES WON: 5/10 MATCHES LOST: 5/10
PUNJAB KINGS – TOSS AND MATCH RESULTS – IPL 2021
TOTAL MATCHES: 14
TOSSES WON: 5 LOST: 9
RESULTS AFTER WINNINGS TOSS – MATCHES WON: 3/5 MATCHES LOST: 2/5
RESULTS AFTER LOSING TOSS – MATCHES WON: 3/9 MATCHES LOST: 6/9
CSK VS PBKS PREDICTED XI
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorious, Adam Milne, Tushar Deshpande.
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, M Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh.
CSK VS PBKS (LAST FIVE MEETINGS)
Punjab Kings won by six wickets (October 7, 2021)
Chennai Super Kings won six wickets (April 16, 2021)
Chennai Super Kings won by nine wickets (November 1, 2020)
Chennai Super Kings 10 wickets (October 4, 2020)
Punjab Kings won by six wickets (May, 2019)
Chennai Super Kings finds itself in an unfamiliar space – staring at a possibility of a third straight defeat. Loss of the toss preceded the loss of two matches by six wickets. On Sunday, it faces a less-wounded Punjab Kings, which is nursing an equally painful six-wicket drubbing from Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday night.
Needless to stress the importance of toss in the eventual outcome, both teams would like to chase a target. As seen in the two matches so far, the surface at the Brabourne Stadium has encouraged big-hitting, but the onset of dew has decisively helped those batting second.
CSK’s new skipper Ravindra Jadeja is yet to display his leadership or captaincy credentials. Not surprisingly, M. S. Dhoni is seen marshalling the resources in pressure situations.
However, that has not helped CSK’s fortunes. So far, the team’s new-ball bowling options look most ordinary and overall, the inexperience as a bowling unit hurt the team.
Unlike Chennai, Punjab is unsure about both batting and bowling. After suffering at the hands of Umesh Yadav and Andre Russell by turns, a night before, the Mayank Agarwal-led team will have to sort out too many things in quick time to deal with a determined rival.
CSK VS PBKS THE SQUADS
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (wk), Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Simarjeet Singh, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Varma.
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, Odean Smith, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Sandeep Sharma, Atharva Taide, Vaibhav Arora, Ansh Patel, Raj Angad Bawa, Benny Howell, Rishi Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Baltej Singh, Writtick Chatterjee, Nathan Ellis, Prerak Mankad.
WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS PUNJAB KINGS LIVE?
|The Chennai Super Kings versus Punjab Kings match will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 7:30 PM IST on Sunday, April 3. The match will also be live streamed on Disney+Hotstar.|