KL Rahul smashes 98 in Punjab IPL gain

Captain KL Rahul has blasted a fantastic unbeaten 98 off 42 balls to enable Punjab Kings retain their slender Indian Premier League playoff hopes with a detailed six wicket win about Chennai Tremendous Kings.

Punjab sat fifth in the standings, and to make the top rated four necessary Kolkata Knight Riders to lose closely to Rajasthan Royals later on Thursday although defending champions Mumbai Indians also required to get rid of their previous group match towards Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday.

Even with defeat on Thursday, Chennai were specific to finish amongst the top rated two.

Event major-scorer Rahul just missed his initially century of the IPL season but hammered eight sixes and seven boundaries to overhaul Chennai’s 6-134, having his aspect to victory on 4-139 with seven overs to spare. Punjab moved forward of Mumbai on net operate level.

Rahul has strike six 50 percent-hundreds of years and scored 626 runs at an impressive typical of 62.60 in the event this season.

Chennai quick bowlers Deepak Chahar (1-48) and Dwayne Bravo (-32) have been smacked for 80 runs off 6 overs as Rahul unleashed an array of shots. Australian Check paceman Josh Hazlewood also went for 22 off his three overs.

Earlier, right after becoming despatched into bat, Chennai’s leading get crumbled in opposition to seamers Chris Jordan (2-20) and Arshdeep Singh (2-35).

Faf du Plessis produced 76 off 55 balls to keep the innings with each other and Ravindra Jadeja added 15.

They put together in a 67-run partnership just after Chennai ended up 5-61 in the 12th more than when legspinner Ravi Bishnoi thoroughly clean-bowled captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for 12.

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