IPL 2021, CSK vs PBKS LIVE UPDATES: Punjab wins by 7 wickets

IPL 2021, CSK vs PBKS (Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings) LIVE UPDATES: Commentary, result, scorecard, winner-ayh

6:49 PM IST

PBKS wins by 7 wickets

PBKS wins it by seven wickets, with 42 balls to spare, as Rahul hits the winning runs off a six. Read the full match report here....

PBKS 139/4 (13). Batting: Rahul 98 (42), Henriques 3 (3).

6:43 PM IST

PBKS needs 9 off 48

No further harm done, as Rahul and Markram continue with the same approach, smashing the CSK bowlers all-around. Nine needed off 48.

PBKS 126/3 (9). Batting: Rahul 88 (40), Markram 13 (7).

6:23 PM IST

Shahrukh falls to Chahar, 55 needed off 66

Shahrukh is the latest to depart for eight to pacer Chahar. However, Rahul continues to attack from the other end, having scored his 27th IPL half-century. It still appears to be PBKS's game. 55 needed off 66.

OUT! Shahrukh c Bravo b Chahar 8 (10). PBKS 80/3 (9). Batting: Rahul 59 (29).

6:10 PM IST

Agarwal and Sarfraz fall, 84 needed off 84

A couple of wickets are down for PBKS, as Agarwal and Sarfraz have made their way back off Thakur. Can CSK strike back? 84 needed off 84.

OUT! lbw b Thakur 12 (12), Sarfaraz c du Plessis b Thakur 0 (3).PBKS 51/2 (6). Batting: Rahul 38 (18), Shahrukh 0 (3).

5:51 PM IST

PBKS openers start steady

The PBKS openers are off to a steady start, as they look to get the job done as quickly as possible. Things not going CSK's way at the moment.

PBKS 27/0 (3). Batting: Rahul 19 (10), Agarwal 7 (8).

5:06 PM IST

PBKS needs 135 to win

Du Plessis departed in the final over to seamer Shami for 76, while he nearly steered CSK to 140, as the side has finished on 134/6. Won't be an easy chase for PBKS, considering CSK's strong bowling attack.

OUT! du Plessis c Rahul b Shami 76 (55). CSK 134/6 (20). Batting: Jadeja 15 (17), Bravo 4 (2).

4:46 PM IST

Du Plessis and Jadeja look to consolidate

No harm done in the following three overs, as du Plessis and Jadeja are looking to take the attack to the PBKs bowlers? Is 140 on the cards?

CSK 82/5 (15). Batting: du Plessis 37 (35), Jadeja 9 (9).

4:34 PM IST

Dhoni departs for 12 to Bishnoi

Dhoni is the fifth wicket to fall, as Bishnoi forces him to play it on off a googly. It's still PBKS that's on top.

OUT! Dhoni b Bishnoi 12 (15). CSK 61/5 (12). Batting: du Plessis 26 (26).

4:22 PM IST

Uthappa and Rayudu fall too

A couple of more setbacks for CSK, as Uthappa and Rayudu are gone now. The PBKS bowlers are just ripping it apart right now.

OUT! Uthappa c Harpreet b Jordan 2 (6), Rayudu c Arshdeep b Jordan 4 (5). CSK 44/4 (9). Batting: du Plessis 21 (22), Dhoni 1 (1).

4:03 PM IST

Gaikwad and Moeen depart

CSK has suffered a couple of setbacks, with Gaikwad and Moeen gone, as the PBKS bowlers seem adamant in producing a top performance in this clash. Powerplay belongs to PBKS.

OUT! Moeen c Rahul b Arshdeep 0 (6). CSK 30/2 (6). Batting: du Plessis 15 (14), Uthappa 1 (2).

3:44 PM IST

CSK openers off to watchful start

CSK openers are off to a slow and watchful start, while PBKs bowlers have bowled tight so far.

CSK 13/0 (3). Batting: Gaikwad 9 (11), du Plessis 2 (7).

3:08 PM IST

PBKS opts to bowl

Toss: PBKS opts to bowl.

KL Rahul: We will bowl first. One of the reasons we are bowling first is we can look at the permutations and combinations to look at. The middle-order has tried their best and hasn't delivered at times. They are all quality players and performed for their respective teams. Just one change, Jordan comes in for Pooran.

MS Dhoni: It is tough to maintain fitness. Whenever we came back for the second leg, we knew we would have back to back games. We had three games in five days. No, we are playing with the same XI. The heat is a factor. The wicket looks good. Well, you can see me in yellow next year. But whether I will be playing for CSK? There are a lot of uncertainties around it for the simple reason that we have two new teams coming up. We don't know the retention policy. We don't know how many foreigners, Indian players we can retain, the money cap that every player will be cutting from the kitty. So, there are a lot of uncertainties. Unless the rules are in place, you can't decide that. So, we will wait for it to happen and hopefully, it will be suitable for everyone.

Playing XI
CSK:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar and Josh Hazlewood.
PBKS: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Sarfaraz Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh.

2:38 PM IST

Quick preview

Hello and welcome to Asianet Newsable's live coverage of Match 53 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 between former champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday. While CSK has sealed its playoffs berth, it is battling for the top spot, as PBKS would look to keep its playoffs hopes alive with a big win in this clash.

CSK is ranked second in the table, having won nine games from 13 and assembling 18 points. In contrast, PBKS is placed sixth, registering five victories from 13, compiling 16 points.

LIVE SCORECARD: IPL 2021 - CSK vs PBKS

The two sides have met each other on 25 occasions, with CSK holding a lead of 16-9, while in 24 IPL encounters, CSK is leading 15-9. Of the three United Arab Emirates (UAE) matches, CSK leads 2-1, while their only conflict in Dubai saw CSK winning it.

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The weather in Dubai is glowing and radiant, with a temperature of 37 degrees and 45% humidity. The track will be slow again, and chasing upon winning the toss would be ideal, considering the dew factor. Read the full match preview here....

Catch all IPL 2021 updates here

Probable XI
CSK:
MS Dhoni (c), Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa/N Jagdeeshan (wk), Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar and Josh Hazlewood.
PBKS: KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh.

7:18 PM IST:

PBKS wins it by seven wickets, with 42 balls to spare, as Rahul hits the winning runs off a six. Read the full match report here....

PBKS 139/4 (13). Batting: Rahul 98 (42), Henriques 3 (3).

6:44 PM IST:

No further harm done, as Rahul and Markram continue with the same approach, smashing the CSK bowlers all-around. Nine needed off 48.

PBKS 126/3 (9). Batting: Rahul 88 (40), Markram 13 (7).

6:24 PM IST:

Shahrukh is the latest to depart for eight to pacer Chahar. However, Rahul continues to attack from the other end, having scored his 27th IPL half-century. It still appears to be PBKS's game. 55 needed off 66.

OUT! Shahrukh c Bravo b Chahar 8 (10). PBKS 80/3 (9). Batting: Rahul 59 (29).

6:12 PM IST:

A couple of wickets are down for PBKS, as Agarwal and Sarfraz have made their way back off Thakur. Can CSK strike back? 84 needed off 84.

OUT! lbw b Thakur 12 (12), Sarfaraz c du Plessis b Thakur 0 (3).PBKS 51/2 (6). Batting: Rahul 38 (18), Shahrukh 0 (3).

5:52 PM IST:

The PBKS openers are off to a steady start, as they look to get the job done as quickly as possible. Things not going CSK's way at the moment.

PBKS 27/0 (3). Batting: Rahul 19 (10), Agarwal 7 (8).

5:22 PM IST:

Du Plessis departed in the final over to seamer Shami for 76, while he nearly steered CSK to 140, as the side has finished on 134/6. Won't be an easy chase for PBKS, considering CSK's strong bowling attack.

OUT! du Plessis c Rahul b Shami 76 (55). CSK 134/6 (20). Batting: Jadeja 15 (17), Bravo 4 (2).

4:48 PM IST:

No harm done in the following three overs, as du Plessis and Jadeja are looking to take the attack to the PBKs bowlers? Is 140 on the cards?

CSK 82/5 (15). Batting: du Plessis 37 (35), Jadeja 9 (9).

4:34 PM IST:

Dhoni is the fifth wicket to fall, as Bishnoi forces him to play it on off a googly. It's still PBKS that's on top.

OUT! Dhoni b Bishnoi 12 (15). CSK 61/5 (12). Batting: du Plessis 26 (26).

4:24 PM IST:

A couple of more setbacks for CSK, as Uthappa and Rayudu are gone now. The PBKS bowlers are just ripping it apart right now.

OUT! Uthappa c Harpreet b Jordan 2 (6), Rayudu c Arshdeep b Jordan 4 (5). CSK 44/4 (9). Batting: du Plessis 21 (22), Dhoni 1 (1).

4:04 PM IST:

CSK has suffered a couple of setbacks, with Gaikwad and Moeen gone, as the PBKS bowlers seem adamant in producing a top performance in this clash. Powerplay belongs to PBKS.

OUT! Moeen c Rahul b Arshdeep 0 (6). CSK 30/2 (6). Batting: du Plessis 15 (14), Uthappa 1 (2).

3:46 PM IST:

CSK openers are off to a slow and watchful start, while PBKs bowlers have bowled tight so far.

CSK 13/0 (3). Batting: Gaikwad 9 (11), du Plessis 2 (7).

3:16 PM IST:

Toss: PBKS opts to bowl.

KL Rahul: We will bowl first. One of the reasons we are bowling first is we can look at the permutations and combinations to look at. The middle-order has tried their best and hasn't delivered at times. They are all quality players and performed for their respective teams. Just one change, Jordan comes in for Pooran.

MS Dhoni: It is tough to maintain fitness. Whenever we came back for the second leg, we knew we would have back to back games. We had three games in five days. No, we are playing with the same XI. The heat is a factor. The wicket looks good. Well, you can see me in yellow next year. But whether I will be playing for CSK? There are a lot of uncertainties around it for the simple reason that we have two new teams coming up. We don't know the retention policy. We don't know how many foreigners, Indian players we can retain, the money cap that every player will be cutting from the kitty. So, there are a lot of uncertainties. Unless the rules are in place, you can't decide that. So, we will wait for it to happen and hopefully, it will be suitable for everyone.

Playing XI
CSK:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar and Josh Hazlewood.
PBKS: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Sarfaraz Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh.

2:38 PM IST:

Hello and welcome to Asianet Newsable's live coverage of Match 53 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 between former champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday. While CSK has sealed its playoffs berth, it is battling for the top spot, as PBKS would look to keep its playoffs hopes alive with a big win in this clash.

CSK is ranked second in the table, having won nine games from 13 and assembling 18 points. In contrast, PBKS is placed sixth, registering five victories from 13, compiling 16 points.

LIVE SCORECARD: IPL 2021 - CSK vs PBKS

The two sides have met each other on 25 occasions, with CSK holding a lead of 16-9, while in 24 IPL encounters, CSK is leading 15-9. Of the three United Arab Emirates (UAE) matches, CSK leads 2-1, while their only conflict in Dubai saw CSK winning it.

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The weather in Dubai is glowing and radiant, with a temperature of 37 degrees and 45% humidity. The track will be slow again, and chasing upon winning the toss would be ideal, considering the dew factor. Read the full match preview here....

Catch all IPL 2021 updates here

Probable XI
CSK:
MS Dhoni (c), Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa/N Jagdeeshan (wk), Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar and Josh Hazlewood.
PBKS: KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh.

Chennai Super Kings has sealed its playoffs berth. However, it would look to rise to the top when it takes on Punjab Kings in IPL 2021 on Thursday, besides ending the latter's playoffs hopes.