After three crushing defeats on the bounce, Chennai Super Kings bounced in stunning fashion as they thrashed Punjab by a titanic 10-wicket margin.
Punjab batted first and were off to a blinder as Rahul and Mayank Agarwal started taking good care of the Chennai bowlers. Unfortunately, with Agarwal gone, holing out to the deep down the throat of Sam Curran, Manpreet Singh was out in the middle.
Stunning everyone, Singh took out Bravo for a couple of massive sixes before getting out for a breezy cameo.
Pooran and Rahul continued with the innings despite some lost momentum. Rahul never looked comfortable in the middle trying desperately while Pooran hacked away the bowlers.
After some late hitting, Punjab managed to post 178 on the board, which seemed to be a relatively good total, considering the size of the boundary and the condition of the pitch.
However, Chennai made mincemeat of that massive total as Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis stayed unbeaten until the very end to give a resonating 10-wicket victory to Chennai Super Kings. In fact this was their biggest victory in the history of IPL.
Watson stayed unbeaten for 83 from 53 balls while Du Plessis stayed not out for 87 from 63 balls. The game never looked like being tilted towards Punjab even for a solitary over as the opening duo destroyed each and every bowler of Punjab.
Another interesting feat that happened in the game was the completion of 100 catches by Dhoni in IPL as he caught an absolute screamer, springing down the right to dismiss a menacing KL Rahul.
Twitter trolled Punjab mercilessly as they weren’t just humiliated but slumped down to their fourth defeat of the season, cementing themselves at the rock-bottom. The Chennai fabs looked absolutely ecstatic with their rock-solid performance and took to Twitter to announce their comeback.
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