THE DESTROYER: Man-of-the-Match for CSK, Deepak Chahar (top) says he would prefer to have 11 Ravindra Jadejas in the team as the latter can pull off impossible catches on the field
Low-scoring chases are tricky and on occasion a sense of complacency can crop in, but Faf du Plessis ensured that Chennai Super Kings got their IPL 2021 campaign back on track with a commanding six-wicket victory over Punjab Kings in a fairly one-sided encounter at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.
The match belonged to CSK pacer Deepak Chahar, who sealed Punjab’s fate early with magical figures of 4/13, including a wicket maiden to ensure a nightmarish outing for Rahul’s men after being put in to bat. On a pitch that MS Dhoni reckoned would do a bit early on, the 28-year-old Chahar, the first Indian to take a hat-trick in T20Is, stood up to be counted, restricting Punjab to 106/8.
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