Captain KL Rahul has blasted a outstanding unbeaten 98 off 42 balls to aid Punjab Kings retain their trim Indian Leading League playoff hopes with a extensive six wicket win more than Chennai Tremendous Kings.
Punjab sat fifth in the standings, and to make the best four required Kolkata Knight Riders to get rid of intensely to Rajasthan Royals later on on Thursday whilst defending champions Mumbai Indians also necessary to get rid of their very last team activity in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday.
Regardless of defeat on Thursday, Chennai were being specific to end amongst the leading two.
Tournament major-scorer Rahul just missed his very first century of the IPL time but hammered 8 sixes and 7 boundaries to overhaul Chennai’s 6-134, taking his side to victory on 4-139 with seven overs to spare. Punjab moved ahead of Mumbai on internet run level.
Rahul has hit 6 fifty percent-hundreds of years and scored 626 runs at an outstanding regular of 62.60 in the event this time.
Chennai quickly bowlers Deepak Chahar (1-48) and Dwayne Bravo (-32) were being smacked for 80 operates off six overs as Rahul unleashed an array of shots. Australian Examination paceman Josh Hazlewood also went for 22 off his a few overs.
Previously, immediately after becoming despatched into bat, Chennai’s top get crumbled from seamers Chris Jordan (2-20) and Arshdeep Singh (2-35).
Faf du Plessis built 76 off 55 balls to hold the innings with each other and Ravindra Jadeja included 15.
They combined in a 67-run partnership after Chennai had been 5-61 in the 12th over when legspinner Ravi Bishnoi thoroughly clean-bowled captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for 12.