Twitter Responds As Shikhar Dhawan, Bowlers Help Punjab Kings Beat Chennai Super Kings By 11 Runs In IPL 2022

The 38th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) was played on Monday, April 25 between Mayank Agarwal-led Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Ravindra Jadeja-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Punjab Kings won the match by 11 runs against Chennai Super Kings to win their 4th match of the Indian Premier League 2022.

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Previously, Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to field first, playing the same playing XI from the previous game. On the other hand, Punjab Kings (PBKS) made three huge changes in the playing XI when they dropped Shahrukh Khan, Nathan Ellis and Vaibhav Arora and Sandeep Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, who last appeared in an IPL match, was 21 May 2016, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa in the team.

Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: IPL)

Mukesh Choudhary led off the attack for Chennai Super Kings, giving up only 4 runs in the first left. PBKS openers Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan continued to bat cautiously for the next 5 overs and the former lost his wicket to Maheesh Theekshana for 18 in the 6th over and at the end of the power play PBKS was 37/1.

In the next 4 overs, CSK fielders showed a poor field display by dropping two catches from Bhanuka Rajapaksa and by the end of the 10th over, Punjab Kings were at 72/1.

Shikhar Dhawan Punjab Kings (Image Credit: Twitter)
Shikhar Dhawan Punjab Kings (Image Credit: Twitter)

Dhawan and Rajapaksa accelerated the innings in the 12th over, which was bowled by Mukesh Choudhary, and they completed a century-long partnership with 71 balls.

Dwayne Bravo broke the 110-run partnership between Dhawan and Rajapaksa by sacking the latter for 42 in the 18th over. In the 19th over Liam Livingstone and Dhawan, it went wild against Dwaine Pretorius, hitting 22 runs. However, Livingstone’s 19 runs cameo was brought to an end by Bravo in the 20th over.

Punjab Kings scored 187 runs while hitting first and opener Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten with 88 runs off 59 balls, including 9 fours and 2 sixes.

Chennai Super Kings chased the goal and lost the wicket in the second over themselves as Sandeep Sharma cleared Robin Uthappa. CSK promoted Mitchell Santner again to hit at number 3 and he failed to make a significant contribution and got out after scoring 9 runs from 15 balls on the 3rd ball from 6th over.

Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu (Photo: IPL)

In the next over, Rishi Dhawan cleared CSK’s leading hitter of IPL 2022, Shivam Dube, for 8. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ambati Rayudu combined good 49 runs before the first was ejected for 30 by Kagiso Rabada in the 13th over. However, Rayudu batted brilliantly and hit a 28 balls fifty.

In the end, Ambati Rayudu faced Kagiso Rabada after scoring sensational 78 runs off 39 balls and the lower order batting unit of Chennai Super Kings was unable to get Chennai Super Kings past the finish line and they lost the match.

Here’s how Twitter responded to IPL 2022 Match between CSK and PBKS:

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