IPL 2021: Chahar’s clinical effort, Moeen’s method, Punjab's precarious position – takeaways from CSK's win over PBKS
Following are the major talking points from match number eight of IPL 2021:
Live Cricket Score, Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Follow over-by-over commentary on our blog.
The likes of Deepak Chahar, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Jadeja and Moeen Ali all went for big runs and looked rusty.
Here's all you need to know about the eighth match of IPL 2021 between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings
During the second match of IPL 2021, the young pacer knocked the stumps of the CSK captain, leaving fans and cricket experts in shock. Dhoni was sent back to the dressing room for a 2-ball duck.
Buttler himself a wicketkeeper, feels stumpers enjoy an advantage as captains as they get a 360 degree view of the proceedings.
Fleming pointed out that Mumbai Indians also struggled to adapt to Chennai conditions in the tournament opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday and said teams will have to find ways to adapt to neutral conditions.
Delhi Capitals made short work of the stiff 189-run target, riding on Shikhar Dhawan (85) and Prithvi Shaw (72) brilliant 138-run opening stand.
Chasing 189 for victory, DC romped to a seven-wicket victory with eight balls to spare after Shikhar Dhawan (85) and Prithvi Shaw (72) struck blistering half-centuries.
IPL 2021: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw help DC cruise to seven-wicket win over CSK on Rishabh Pant's captaincy debut
Dhawan smashed 85 off 54 balls and Shaw amassed 72 in just 38 deliveries as DC chased down a target of 189 comfortably with 1.2 overs to spare.
IPL 2021: Battle between 'young apprentice' and 'master' on cards as Rishabh Pant's DC take on MS Dhoni-led CSK
Three-time champions CSK had a forgettable season last year, finishing at seventh out of eight teams and they would also be seeking a winning start in their bid to make amends of a poor IPL 2020.
Here's all you need to know about the second match of IPL 2021 between CSK and DC at the Wankhede Stadium.
Chennai Super Kings have been the second-most successful franchise in the IPL with three titles, behind Mumbai Indians who lead the table with four.
A lot went wrong for the Chennai-based side last year but the new season brings new hope and a lot can go right for the team this time around.
Chennai Super Kings endured their worst-even campaign last season, winning six and losing eight to finish second-from-bottom, failing to qualify for the playoffs for the first time.
Recalling India's World Cup triumph in 2011, former cricketers and fans took to Twitter to share their reactions and experiences. Here are a few reactions from the micro-blogging site:
Gambhir feels that people shouldn't go overboard about past World Cup wins because the players who competed were meant give it their best shot and they did so as their professional duty.
The CSK players are currently training in Mumbai, where they play their first five matches of IPL-14, beginning with a game against Delhi Capitals on 10 April.
Cheteshwar Pujara last played in IPL in 2014.
India vs England: Jos Buttler sees 'shades' of MS Dhoni in Sam Curran's valiant 95 not out in third ODI
Batting at No 8, Sam Curran led a fine England fight back, with a knock of 95 not out after they were seven wickets down for 200 to revive the visitors' hopes of chasing down 330 but eventually fell short by seven runs.