In the 2023st match of the Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023), Punjab Kings defeated Chennai Super Kings by 41 wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Chasing a target of 4 runs, the Punjab team achieved the target on the last ball. Sikandar Raza scored three runs on the last ball to give Punjab the victory. After this win, Punjab has 201 points and has come in fifth place in the points table. At the same time, Chennai’s team is in fourth place even after the defeat. In this match, Chennai won the toss and decided to bat first and scored 10 runs in 20 overs. Devon Conway remained unbeaten on 200. MS Dhoni also remained unbeaten on 92 off 4 balls.
In a tense Indian Premier League match on April 30 in Chennai, Sikandar Raza maintained his composure to score the necessary three runs off the last ball, giving Punjab Kings a stunning four-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings.
Punjab needed nine runs from Matheesha Pathirana’s final over to win the game as they were chasing 201. Pathirana only gave up two runs in her opening three deliveries. Despite the intense pressure, Raza maintained his composure and scored two runs off each of the following two deliveries.
The PBKS batters had already scored three runs when Raza (13 not out) sent the final ball in the direction of the boundary, but Maheesh Theekshana brilliantly stopped it just before the ropes.
Chennai Super Kings Innings: Ruturaj Gaikwad st Jitesh Sharma b Raza 37 Devon Conway not out 92 Shivam Dube c Shahrukh Khan b Arshdeep Singh 28 Moeen Ali st Jitesh Sharma b Rahul Chahar 10 Ravindra Jadeja c Livingstone b Sam Curran 12 MS Dhoni not out 13 Extras: (LB-1, W-7) 8
Total: (4 wkts, 20 Overs) 200
Fall of Wickets: 1-86, 2-130, 3-158, 4-185.
Punjab Kings bowling: Arshdeep Singh 4-0-37-1, Kagiso Rabada 4-0-34-0, Sam Curran 4-0-46-1, Rahul Chahar 4-0-35-1, Sikandar Raza 3-0-31-1, Liam Livingstone 1-0-16-0.
Punjab Kings Innings: Prabhsimran Singh st Dhoni b Ravindra Jadeja 42 Shikhar Dhawan c Matheesha Pathirana b Tushar Deshpande 28 Atharva Taide c and b Ravindra Jadeja 13 Liam Livingstone c Ruturaj Gaikwad b Tushar Deshpande 40 Sam Curran b Matheesha Pathirana 29 Jitesh Sharma c (sub)Shaik Rasheed b Tushar Deshpande 21 Shahrukh Khan not out 2 Sikandar Raza not out 13 Extras: (LB-7, W-6) 13
Total: (6 wkts, 20 Overs) 201
Fall of Wickets: 1-50, 2-81, 3-94, 4-151, 5-170, 6-186.
Chennai Super Kings bowling: Akash Singh 3-0-35-0, Tushar Deshpande 4-0-49-3, Maheesh Theekshana 4-0-36-0, Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-32-2, Moeen Ali 1-0-10-0, Matheesha Pathirana 4-0-32-1.
Punjab Kings: Atharva Taide, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Liam Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma(w), Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Matheesha Pathirana,Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana.