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IPL 2024 Match 49: Punjab Kings Defeats Chennai Super Kings

CSK vs PBKS: The 49th match of IPL 2024 was played between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings. Punjab Kings won the toss and decided to bowl. The team scored 162 runs at the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad took the team to this score by playing an inning of 62 runs. 

Punjab Kings won the match by 7 wickets. The team scored 163 runs at the loss of 3 wickets in the 18th over. Jonny Bairstow scored 46 runs and Rilee Rossow scored 43 runs to help the team win. On the basis of excellent batting by Jonny Bairstow and Riley Rossouw, Punjab Kings defeated Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets. 

This is Punjab's second consecutive victory. Earlier, the team had also defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Chennai, batting first, scored 162 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs with the help of 62 runs by captain Ruturaj Gaikwad. 

In reply, Bairstow scored 46 runs and Riley Rossouw scored 43 runs for Punjab, with the help of which Punjab won by scoring 163 runs for three wickets in 17.5 overs. 

Despite the defeat, Chennai team remains at fourth position in the table with 10 points, while Punjab has benefited from winning two matches and the team has come to seventh position with eight points. 

With this, Punjab has kept its chances of reaching the playoffs alive. Both Chennai and Punjab have played 10 matches each and to go to the playoffs, both will have to perform better in the next four matches.