26 April, Bengaluru
In IPL Cricket, Chennai Super Kings defeated Kings Eleven Punjab by 97 runs at Chennai Saturday night to become the new table toppers.
It was Chennai’s 5th win in 6 games, and they have displaced Rajasthan Royals who are now second with 5 victories from 7 matches.
Opting to bat first at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai posted 192 for 3 riding on opener Brendon McCullum’s 44-ball 66 and skipper’s MS Dhoni unbeaten 41 off just 27 balls.
In reply, Punjab could only make 95 runs in the alloted 20 overs courtesy a brilliant bowling performance by the hosts. Ravinder Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers. He scalped 3 wickets. R Ashwin and Ashish Nehra bagged 2 wickets each. McCullum was named man of the match.
Earlier, in another game, Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs at Mumbai.
Today, Kolkata Knight Riders will clash with Rajasthan Royals in Kolkata at 4 PM, while Delhi Daredevils will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Delhi at 8 PM.