7:46 PM IST | Well that's all from this match folks! Punjab Kings with the highest successful run-chase at Chepauk! Head over to our coverage of #IPL1000 between MI and RR!
This is Anirudh Modi, signing off along with my co-commentators AkshayaKrishna Polya and AyanChatterjee, and our scorer/analyst Paras Yadav! See you on the next one!
Devon Conway (Player of the Match): "As I said in the innings break, it was a bit slow. But it was a good wicket. 200 was par and we are disappointed that we lost this one. Nothing much. Keep it simple and don't complicate things. I work closely with Mike Hussey as he has played a lot of cricket here. I work with lots of experienced players. I like talking to Rahane and love batting with Ruturaj. A lot to learn from the dressing room and by that I am getting better at everyday. Hope to continue doing well and get better in certain aspects. Hope to bounce back soon."
Player of the Match: Devon Conway
Shikhar Dhawan (Punjab Kings Captain): "It feels very special, beating Chennai in Chennai is a big thing, very happy with the team. It shows great character to bounce back from that loss and coming up with a positive mindset, all credit goes to the team and the support staff.
I was very happy with the way the bowlers bowled, I thought the wicket was too dry but it had the bounce to support. They have been very very consistent, and I wanted them to play more overs, Liam has got his touch back and you would want him to bat as much as possible, everyone is performing well."
Catch of the Match: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Liam Livingstone Dismissal)
Most Fours in the Match: Devon Conway (16 Fours)
Most Valuable Asset of the Match: Devon Conway
Gamechanger of the match: Devon Conway
Electric striker of the match: Jitesh Sharma (Strike Rate: 210)
7:38 PM IST | Time for the post match presentation ceremony..
Sikandar Raza (Punjab Kings): "Happy to win the game and to win it from my country was great to see. I don't know what was happening. Maybe retiring someone need to find out. That's the beauty of franchise cricket and needed to create a impact and Shahrukh did his bit and Jitesh. We won by running like hell. I think that over Livingstone changed the game in that over and we could never look back. Jitesh did his bit. I also did my bit and targetted the bigger boundary. Tried to hit 4 and 6 but was not succeeding at all."
Tushar Deshpande wears the Purple Cap.
MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings Captain): "I think couple of overs in the middle. Where we needed to bowl and we bowled badly. I think we missed out on a few runs because our bowling is work in progress. We had two bad overs and that cost us. The batters maybe needed to score 10 runs extra. It was a par score and we just messed it up. The pitch was a good one. Good for stroke making. The pacers were getting the slower ones to get going. The spinners got some purchase. It was a sporting wicket.
I think we have to keep it simple and see where we can improve. These games will happen and we have to learn from it. Pathirana bowled well and I felt the powerplay bowling could get better. All in all, I am ok as we conceded a lot of runs due to the Impact Player."
SIKANDAR RAZA SEALS A FANTASTIC VICTORY FOR PUNJAB KINGS! The Kings in red register the highest successful run-chase against Chennai at Chennai! They sneak through at the last moment to win by 4 wickets!
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat first! The decision paid off as Ruturaj and Conway laid down a fantastic foundation with a 86 run opening stand. Conway carried his bat throughout the innings to score an unbeaten 92 runs off 52 balls. He was well supported by a Shivam Dube cameo and two Mahi Maximums right at the end to take Chennai to a total of 200/4 at the end of their 20 overs.
In what was an expensive night for Punjab bowlers, Rahul Chahar stood out with the figures of 4-0-35-1.
Come the chase, Punjab got off to a solid start as well with Shikhar Dhawan playing an entertaining knock of 28 runs off 15 balls along with Prabhsimran Singh who smashed 42 runs off 24 balls to take Punjab to 81/1 at 8.2 overs. With the loss of Prabh and Taide in a short span of time, Punjab were under pressure.
However, thereafter Punjab found heroes in Liam, Curran, Jitesh and Raza at the end to register a spectacular victory at Chennai's fortress! Tushar Deshpande was the pick of the bowlers with 3 crucial wickets to keep Chennai in the game at all times but it was not enough.
Punjab Kings come away with a crucial two points to move upto the 5th position in the table level on points with CSK, LSG and RR, with LSG and RR having played a game less. They stay in touch with the playoffs race.
Chennai have now suffered 2 consecutive losses and now MS and think tank will need to go back to the drawing board and fix the chinks in their game to take the victory route again.
3 Short of a length here, Raza helps it on its way over the deep square leg region as the ball races away here. The ball is pulled back but they scramble back for the third run to win it for PBKS. They win this by 4 wickets off the final ball and register the highest chase against CSK in Chennai.
Another 2 runs here, 3 required off the last delivery! Super over anyone? Everyone is on their feet here! Backward point comes across to mid-wicket to try and protect the couple! Cover in the circle! A bit of a holdup here, the batters are talking to the umpires, and we can continue.
19.5 M Pathirana to S Raza
2 Length ball here, Raza swings it away to the deep midwicket region for a couple of runs. 3 off 1 ball and dare I say the two words. PBKS one hit away from the win.