The experienced Chennai finally put a winning story after three consecutive defeats. The experienced opening duo Watson and Plessis script a fine victory of 10 wickets over Punjab to get back on the winning track.
Toss: Punjab opted to bat first
Team Changes: Mandeep Singh, Harpreet Brar and Chris Jordan come in (Punjab)
Chennai was unchanged
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Detailed Match Report
Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul continued their top stand in the season with adding yet another 50 plus stand. Chawla broke the stand as Mayank walked away on 26. Mandeep (27) and Pooran (33) also played fine cameos to show enough support to KL Rahul who scored 63. Thakur grabbed Pooran and Rahul on successive deliveries to put give some stop to their run-rate. Sarfraz and Maxwell played some fine shots to take Punjab to 178.
In the chase, Chennai was completely different as the experienced duo gave a blistering start with adding 60 runs in the powerplay. They completely dominated the Punjab bowlers and completed 100 runs opening partnership. Rahul tried their best bowlers to find a breakthrough but he didn't get succeed. Chennai off to a comfortable victory to break their three matches losing streak in the season.
Star-performer of the match
Faf du Plessis is our star performer of the match along with Watson. Chennai was coming back after three straight defeats and they needed a big boosting win. Plessis scored unbeaten 87 and Watson remained not out on 83.
Top 5 players who made an impact in the game
KL Rahul 63 (54)
Pooran 33 (17)
Shradul Thakur 4-0-39-2
Faf du Plessis 87 (53)
Watson 83 (53)