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CSK vs PBKS, IPL 2023 Points Table
In the 41st match of IPL 2023, Punjab Kings registered a resounding victory by defeating Chennai Super Kings by 4 wickets on the last ball. After winning this exciting match, Shikhar Dhawan’s team has made it to the top 5 in the points table. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have now suffered a major setback and the team has dropped out of the top 5. Not one but three emerged as heroes in this victory for Punjab. CSK had the upper hand for 14 overs. In the last 6 overs, the team needed 82 runs to win with 7 wickets remaining.
After this win, Punjab Kings have now collected 10 points after five wins in 9 matches. Same is the case with Chennai Super Kings. But the team retained the fourth position due to better net runrate. While RCB, who have won four out of eight matches, had to move out of the top 5 to the sixth position. A new hope has arisen from this victory for Punjab. Earlier in this match, Chennai had scored 200 runs, in reply Punjab Kings played full 20 overs and won the match by losing 6 wickets. Chasing a target of 200 plus in Chepauk is usually not easy. But some dashing players of Punjab made it possible.
Three big heroes of Punjab’s victory
Liam Livingstone and Sam Karan took the lead from here. The team needed 72 runs in the last five overs. Then England’s Atishi all-rounder Livingstone beat Tushar Deshpande so much that that over proved to be the turning point of the match. Liam scored 22 runs in four balls of that over including three sixes and a four. Livingstone was dismissed in this over, but his innings of 40 runs off 24 balls raised Punjab’s hopes by killing the match. He was one of the three big heroes of this victory for the team.
After the dismissal of Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma took the lead, who made Chennai sweat by hitting 21 runs off 10 balls. He was definitely given out after a controversial decision by the third umpire but he trapped the match. After this Sikandar Raza came to the crease who played a short innings of 13 runs in 7 balls but he became the biggest hero of the match. The team needed 9 runs in the last over and Mathisha Pathirana needed 3 runs to win the last ball of this over. Raza gave the team victory by playing a brilliant winning shot.
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Points table status after 41 matches of IPL 2023
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