Punjab Kings trounce Chennai Super Kings by 54 runs in a squinted clash at the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday.

Seeking first victory of the season, Chennai Super Kings got off to a catastrophic start by losing 4 wickets within the powerplay. Rayudu also left following scoring 13, leaving Chennai suffer at 38 for 5 after eight overs.

Shivam Dube scored a fifty prior the CSK were sent off for 126. Before, Liam Livingstone stroked 60 off 32 balls, whilst Shikhar Dhawan (33) and Jitesh Sharma (26) contributed to assist Punjab score 180 for 8 in 20 overs.

Concerning CSK, Chris Jordon (2/23) Mukesh Choudhary (1/52), Dwayne Bravo (1/32), Ravindra Jadeja (1/34) and Dwaine Pretorius (2/30) were among the wickets. CSK gave away only 71 runs in the back-10 with a credit going to their trio of overseas pacers — Pretorius, Bravo and Jordan. All three players used contrasts to good effect, throttling the opposition batters in the final overs.

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