Rahul strikes 98 when Punjab defeated Chennai, CSK's third consecutive loss in IPL 2021

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KL Rahul recorded the 27th half-century of their unbeaten IPL career with 98 of 42 balls as the Punjab Kings held onto their chances of qualifying with a six-wicket victory over the Chennai Super Kings. 

Rahul hit 7 fours and 8 sixes and teamed up with Mayank Agarwal to get PBKS out of the blocks by putting 46 in 4.3 overs. Shardul Thakur fired Mayank and Sarfaraz Khan (0) simultaneously to give the Chennai Super Kings two quick breakthroughs. Faf du Plessis scored fifty of 46 runs, one of the slowest in the IPL, but it allowed CSK to breathe after a flurry of wickets Faf du Plessis and Jadeja added a 50-point partnership to allow CSK to qualify for the final. He ultimately died for 76 of 55 bullets, but took CSK 134/6 against the Punjab Kings. 

CSK ended the 30/2 power play when Arshdeep Singh made two big breakthroughs for PBKS. Gaikwad scored 14 points before stopping and being sacked by Arshdeep before playmaker Moeen Ali hit the keeper with his left arm. Chris Jordan then struck on his first jump to take out Robin Uthappa. 

Three downs turned into 4 downs soon after when Rayudu hit a ball brilliantly but straight into the backstitch's throat. MS Dhoni started positively with some limits but played against Ravi Bishnoi Googly for the 12th PBKS Captain KL Rahul called on CSK to be the first to beat after winning the draw. A change for PBKS where Chris Jordan replaces Nicholas Pooran. However, CSK is unchanged.

Sources:- sportstar

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