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IPL: Punjab end Chennai's winning run

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defeated by four runs here on Sunday to end southern outfit's winning run in the (IPL).

Put in to bat, wasted their solid start but managed to post a challenging total of 197/7. In reply, Chennai batters failed.

Apart from Ambati Rayudu (49) and (79 not out), no other batsmen seemed comfortable in-front of Punjab's bowlers and went cheaply to lose the game.

Big names like (11), (12), (9) and Ravindra Jadeja (19) failed to score handsomely in a big run chase. Towards the end, Dhoni tried to pull off the things single-handedly but failed and his 44-ball unbeaten innings went in vain.

For Punjab, scalped two wickets.

Earlier, failed to make the most of the flying start given by openers and and settled for 197/7.

Rahul (37 runs in 22 balls) and Gayle (63 runs in 33 balls) gave the hosts a rousing start, slamming 96 runs in eight overs. But after their wickets, no other batsman took advantage of it and failed to score runs, thanks to the Chennai bowlers' disciplined

Rahul fell in the eighth over when the scoreboard was reading 96. After adding a few more runs, Gayle also departed, courtesy pacer Shane Watson, in the 12th over. The West Indian batsman slammed seven boundaries and four sixes.

(30) and Yuvraj Singh (20), then tried to maintain the pace set by the openers but in the process both departed after a good start.

was out on a golden duck.

Karun Nair (29) and (14) tried to stretch their team's total to the 200-run mark but failed and departed one after the other.

For Chennai, and scalped two wickets each.

Brief scores: 197/7 (63; 2/34) against Chennai Super Kings: 193/5 (79; 2/47)



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 00:00 IST