Captain KL Rahul has blasted a wonderful unbeaten 98 off 42 balls to assist Punjab Kings keep their slim Indian Premier League playoff hopes with a thorough 6 wicket earn more than Chennai Tremendous Kings.
Punjab sat fifth in the standings, and to make the prime four required Kolkata Knight Riders to get rid of intensely to Rajasthan Royals later on Thursday while defending champions Mumbai Indians also essential to drop their past group activity from Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday.
In spite of defeat on Thursday, Chennai were certain to end among the the leading two.
Match prime-scorer Rahul just missed his initial century of the IPL time but hammered 8 sixes and 7 boundaries to overhaul Chennai’s 6-134, taking his facet to victory on 4-139 with seven overs to spare. Punjab moved forward of Mumbai on web run amount.
Rahul has strike six half-generations and scored 626 runs at an amazing typical of 62.60 in the tournament this season.
Chennai fast bowlers Deepak Chahar (1-48) and Dwayne Bravo (-32) ended up smacked for 80 operates off six overs as Rahul unleashed an array of pictures. Australian Examination paceman Josh Hazlewood also went for 22 off his 3 overs.
Before, following becoming sent into bat, Chennai’s leading get crumbled versus seamers Chris Jordan (2-20) and Arshdeep Singh (2-35).
Faf du Plessis designed 76 off 55 balls to hold the innings with each other and Ravindra Jadeja included 15.
They put together in a 67-operate partnership just after Chennai ended up 5-61 in the 12th in excess of when legspinner Ravi Bishnoi clean-bowled captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for 12.
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