Another day, another historic feat achieved by the Punjab Kings! We have become only the second team ever, after the Mumbai Indians, to secure five consecutive wins against the dominant Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. This remarkable achievement highlights the dominant performances of our Shers, catapulting us right back into playoff contention in the tournament with back-to-back wins. With four victories under our belt, we are eager to maintain this winning momentum in our upcoming matches.

After choosing to bowl first, the Chennai Super Kings made a strong start, with Ajinkya Rahane and Ruturaj Gaikwad hitting the ball all over the ground, reaching 55 runs in the Powerplay and aiming for a big total. However, our spinners changed the game's course. Harpreet Brar took quick wickets, removing Rahane and Shivam Dube in his first over, while Rahul Chahar dismissed Ravindra Jadeja in the next over. 

From the 6th to the 15th over, our bowlers tightened the screws, not allowing any boundaries. 

Rabada also contributed by dismissing Sameer Rizvi. Gaikwad continued to score well but was eventually stopped by Arshdeep Singh. 

Using Rahul Chahar in the 19th over proved to be a masterstroke, as he conceded only 3 runs. Despite giving away 13 runs in the final over, we were satisfied with limiting the Super Kings to 162 runs. Our disciplined bowling performance set us up nicely for the chase

We kicked off with a promising start, as Prabhsimran Singh smashed a boundary and a six in the very first over. However, his innings was short-lived, as Richard Gleeson sent him packing for 13. Jonny Bairstow carried forward his excellent form from the previous game, effortlessly finding the boundaries, and appeared poised to guide us to victory. Rilee Rossouw also showcased his batting skills, playing some delightful strokes. 

The momentum shifted when Shivam Dube dismissed Bairstow for 46, followed by Shardul Thakur sending Rossouw back to the pavilion for 43. 

With Rossouw and Bairstow having set a comfortable run rate, Shashank Singh and Sam Curran had the luxury of playing themselves in. Curran took on the role of aggressor, while Shashank took his time before launching his attack later. In the end, we comfortably secured the win with plenty of balls to spare thanks to the well-paced innings from our batters.

Following our emphatic victory over the Chennai Super Kings, we now shift our focus to our second home ground in Dharamshala, where we are set to clash with CSK once more. Undoubtedly, they will come back stronger after this defeat, but we are prepared for the challenge. This win has injected us with a surge of confidence as we continue our quest for a spot in the playoffs. Anticipation runs high for the upcoming match, which promises to be another thrilling encounter.

Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings 162 for 7 in 20 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 62, Ajinkya Rahane 29, Harpreet Brar 2/17, Rahul Chahar 2/16) lose to Punjab Kings 163 for 3 in 17.5 overs (Jonny Bairstow 46, Rilee Rossouw 43, Richard Gleeson 1/30)

Man of the Match - Harpreet Brar