IPL 2024 CSK vs PBKS: Match Highlights, Key Moments And Videos

PBKS defeated CSK by seven wickets on Wednesday (AP Photos)PBKS defeated CSK by seven wickets on Wednesday (AP Photos)

Punjab Kings (PBKS) emphatically defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven wickets in Match 49 of IPL 2024 at the M.A Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.

CSK burst out of the gates in the powerplay but hit a wall in the middle overs, thanks to the tight bowling from Punjab Kings' spinners.

Despite Ruturaj Gaikwad's solid 62 off 48 balls, Chennai Super Kings could only muster a total of 162/7 in their 20 overs.

Chasing a rather modest target of 163, Jonny Bairstow took the bull by the horns, leading the charge for the Kings. 

Rilee Rossouw also shone brightly, playing a quickfire knock as Punjab Kings crossed the finish line with 13 balls to spare at 17.5 overs.

Here's the timeline of how CSK vs PBKS panned out in Chennai.

Rahane and Gaikwad Set the Stage With Blistering Start

Having been put into bat, CSK got off on the right foot in their innings, putting up a solid 55 runs in the powerplay without losing a single wicket.

Openers Gaikwad and Rahane laid a strong foundation, stitching together a 64-run partnership for the first wicket. Ajinkya Rahane contributed a steady 29 before his dismissal to Harpreet Brar.

Punjab Spinners Dominate; Gaikwad Scores Fifty; Dhoni Finishes in Style

As the innings progressed, the Punjab Kings' spinners turned the screws, tightening their grip on the game. They were a tough nut to crack, conceding a mere 33 runs across their 8 overs while claiming 4 vital wickets.

Ruturaj Gaikwad was the linchpin for Chennai, scoring a resilient 62 off 48 balls, but found himself a lone warrior as partners fell around him. Sameer Rizvi, the Impact Player, managed 21 off 23 balls, trying to steady the ship.

Moeen Ali and MS Dhoni tried to inject some pace into the innings, scoring quick runs, but couldn't turn the tide. As Chennai ended their innings at 162/7 after 20 overs.

Early Jitters as Prabhsimran Departs Quickly

Punjab Kings faced an initial stumble in their chase of 163, as Impact Player Prabhsimran Singh made a brisk exit scoring 13 off 10 balls.

This early wobble set the stage for a dramatic innings, but the Kings were quick to regain their footing.

Bairstow Blazes, Rossouw Rallies

Jonny Bairstow took centre stage, igniting the Kings' innings with a dynamic 46 off 30 balls, laying a robust foundation.

Hot on his heels, Rilee Rossouw kept the scoreboard ticking at a brisk pace, adding a rapid 43 off 23 balls before being dismissed by Shardul Thakur.

Their efforts collectively shifted the momentum firmly in Punjab's favour, turning the chase into a formidable display of batting brilliance.

Shashank & Curran Close the Deal

In the latter part of the innings, Shashank Singh played a steadying role with his 25 off 26 balls, while Sam Curran provided the finishing touches with an unbeaten 26 off 20 balls.

The duo steered the team past Chennai's total with ease, as Punjab Kings reached their target in 17.5 overs, bolstered by 10 extras conceded by the CSK bowlers.