CSK vs PBKS: Rayudu’s half-century innings were in vain as Chennai Super Kings lost again. Thanks to the innings of Shikhar Dhawan (88 not out), Punjab Kings defeated the defending champions Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs in the IPL 15 match played on Monday. After winning the toss, Chennai invited Punjab to bat. Punjab scored 187 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, the Chennai team could only score 176 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. Ambati Rayudu scored 78 runs in 39 balls with 7-fours and 6-sixes for Chennai. Chennai has 6th defeat in the season.
Strong batting: Dhawan scored 6086 runs in 200 matches
Shikhar Dhawan has scored two centuries in IPL so far. He has completed 6000 runs. Punjab opener Shikhar Dhawan, who is in excellent form, has become the second batsman to score 6000 runs in the IPL. Dhawan achieved this feat in an unbeaten inning of 88 runs in 59 balls against Chennai. Virat Kohli has the highest run rate in IPL. He has scored 6402 runs in 215 matches.
Today’s match: Rajasthan’s eyes on a hat-trick of victory
The Rajasthan Royals, performing brilliantly based on opener Jos Buttler‘s batting, will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday. Rajasthan has won both the last matches. The team has won 5 and lost two in 7-matches so far.
Mumbai Indians reached the floor from the sky
The half journey of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League is over. During this, many such vicissitudes were seen that no one had ever expected. The record 5-time former champion Mumbai Indians have come to the floor in half the journey. The team is out of the playoff race after losing the first 8-matches consecutively. At the same time, the current champion Chennai Super Kings is battling to save the title. This season, when some experienced players were seen a yearning to score runs, some young players shone.
Bad situation: Never thought this would happen with Mumbai. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians have become the first team in the IPL to lose eight consecutive opening matches. Mumbai’s team did not reach the playoffs even last season. But then the team was at number five with seven wins in 14-matches. But this season the team is still yearning to open the account. A Mumbai team official said that we are all very disappointed with this performance. To be honest, none of us thought that this would happen with Mumbai Indians and we would be at the bottom of the points table.
Defending champion Chennai also lost its sweat
Under the command of Ravindra Jadeja, the captain of the defending champion Chennai Super Kings, came to save the title. The team made a great start in the first match by defeating Mumbai Indians by 3-wickets. But after this, the feet of the Chennai team slipped. The team is in the seventh position and is struggling to make it to the playoffs.