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Patna : Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 6 wickets in the 53rd match of IPL at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE, on October 7, 2021, as captain K L Rahul ( opener) scored an unbeaten 98 in just 42 balls hitting 7 fours and 8 sixes, three of fDeepak Chahar, two each off Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo, and 1 off Josh Hazlewood.
Chasing a target of 135 runs, PBKS scored 139/4 in just 13 overs with Rahul hitting the winning six off Thakur. Rahul was named Player Of The Match. PBKS had won the toss and opted to bowl. With this win, PBKS have 12 points from 14 games while CSK have 18 points in as many games.
Batting first, CSK had scored 134/6 in 20 overs with opener Faf du Plessis scoring 76 runs in 55 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes. Captain M S Dhoni (wk) scored 12 runs while opener Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 12 runs . All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten on 15 runs. Moeen Ali was out for a duck while Amabati Rayudu scored 4 runs. Robin Uthappa made 2 runs.