IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score, PBKS vs CSK: Deepak Chahar Takes Four, Punjab Kings In Big Trouble | Cricket News


PBKS vs CSK Live Score: Chennai Super Kings celebrate a wicket during Match 8.© BCCI/IPL

Five wickets down, Punjab Kings (PBKS) are in a precarious position against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Match 8 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. CSK initially won the toss and elected to field. Jhye Richardson and Shahrukh Khan are currently batting for PBKS, and will be trying to build some stability. Deepak Chahar has registered four wickets for Chennai. It is also worth noting that MS Dhoni is in his 200th match for CSK. Having already registered a win, PBKS will be hoping to build a winning run against the MS Dhoni-led side. Meanwhile, CSK will be aiming to grab their first win of the campaign. (LIVE SCORECARD)

IPL 2021 Match 8 Live Cricket Score And Updates Between Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) from Wankhede Stadium

  • 20:22 (IST)


    Jadeja tosses it short, spinning away outside off. Richardson punches it through extra cover for a four!

  • 20:21 (IST)

    One run, PBKS: 52/5

    A short delivery by Moeen, Richardson hits it towards midwicket for a single.

    After 11 overs, PBKS are 52 for five.

  • 20:19 (IST)

    One run

    Jadeja tosses it full, on leg stump. Shahrukh glances it to deep square for a single.

  • 20:14 (IST)


    Thakur offers a lot of width in this delivery, and Shahrukh drives it on the back foot, through extra cover. FOUR!

  • 20:13 (IST)

    One run

    A full delivery by Thakur, outside off. Richardson drives it to deep point for a single.

  • 20:12 (IST)


    A full delivery by Thakur, on the pads. Richardson guides it towards deep midwicket for a four!

  • 20:12 (IST)


    A short ball by Jadeja, and Shahrukh goes on the back foot to pull it over deep midwicket for a six!

  • 20:08 (IST)

    No run, PBKS: 26/5

    A wicket and a maiden over for Chahar, and his spell comes to an end!

    A length delivery, and Richardson hits it into the covers.

    After seven overs, PBKS are 26 for five.

  • 20:05 (IST)

    OUT! Deepak Hooda c Faf du Plessis b Deepak Chahar 10 (15)


    A good length delivery, outside off. Hooda hits it straight to Du Plessis at mid-off.

    In walks, Jhye Richardson.

  • 20:02 (IST)


    Back of a length by Thakur, and outside off. Hooda slams it over extra cover for a four!

  • 20:00 (IST)

    No run, PBKS: 19/4

    A length delivery by Chahar, in off. Shahrukh hits it to Jadeja at short midwicket. No run.

    After five overs, PBKS are 19 for four!

  • 19:57 (IST)

    OUT! Nicholas Pooran c Shardul Thakur b Deepak Chahar 0 (2)


    A short delivery by Chahar, outside off. Pooran pulls it straight to Thakur at long leg for a simple catch.

    In walks, Shahrukh Khan.

  • 19:55 (IST)

    OUT! Chris Gayle c Ravindra Jadeja b Deepak Chahar 10 (10)


    He delivers a knuckle ball, around off. Gayle tries to drives it but ends up lobbing it. Jadeja goes to his right from short cover, and puts in a dive to catch it. WHAT A CATCH!

    In walks, Nicholas Pooran.

  • 19:52 (IST)

    One run

    A short delivery by Curran, outside off. Hooda goes on the back foot to guide it to the left of long leg for a single.

  • 19:47 (IST)

    OUT! KL Rahul run out Ravindra Jadeja 5 (7)


    Chahar delivers it outside leg, and it swings towards Gayle’s pads. Rahul forces Gayle for a quick single, and Jadeja flies down on the ball at short cover, picks it up and direct hits the stumps at the striker’s end.

    In walks, Deepak Hooda.

  • 19:44 (IST)

    No run

    A fuller delivery by Chahar, outside off. Gayle inside edges it once again, and Dhoni goes to his right to stop the ball. No run.

  • 19:44 (IST)


    A length delivery by Chahar, and Gayle edges it over Raina at first slip for a four!

  • 19:43 (IST)


    A full delivery by Chahar, into the pads of Gayle. He smacks it over square leg for a four!

  • 19:41 (IST)


    An inswinger by Curran, into the pads of Rahul. He creams it to the fine leg boundary for a clean four!

  • 19:40 (IST)

    One run

    A full delivery by Chahar, wide of off. Gayle lobs it in the air, and Gaikwad drops it to his right at backward point. He should have done better.

    After the first over, PBKS are two for one.

  • 19:35 (IST)

    OUT! Mayank Agarwal b Deepak Chahar 0 (2)


    He sends a superb outswinger and it goes past Mayank to hit the off stump! Mayank was totally beaten! Leaves for a two-ball duck.

    In walks, Chris Gayle.

  • 19:32 (IST)

    One run

    An outswinger by Chahar, outside off. Rahul inside edges it past leg stump for a single.

  • 19:32 (IST)

    No run

    A good length delivery by Chahar, and Rahul defends it to the leg-side. No run.

  • 19:29 (IST)

    The action begins!

    KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal to open for PBKS. Deepak Chahar to begin with the ball for CSK.

  • 19:13 (IST)

    MS Dhoni in his 200th match for Chennai Super Kings

    CSK skipper MS Dhoni is in his 200th match for CSK. He hasn’t played in one match, that was a fixture in the 2012 Champions League T20.

  • 19:06 (IST)

    Playing XIs

    Punjab Kings: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

    Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

  • 19:06 (IST)

    Same team for Punjab Kings too: KL Rahul

    After losing the toss, KL Rahul revealed that even PBKS haven’t made any team changes. He stated that he always backs his bowlers, and will hoping for a better display vs CSK.

  • 19:04 (IST)

    No changes for CSK: MS Dhoni

    After winning the toss, CSK captain MS Dhoni revealed that there are no team changes for his side. He stated that his team needs to adapt to the mental factor, as its more important than the physical aspect.

  • 19:01 (IST)

    CSK win the toss, elect to bowl

    CSK captain MS Dhoni won the toss, and elected to bowl against PBKS.

  • 18:54 (IST)

    Pitch report

    A fresh pitch is being used for today’s match, according to Ian Bishop, who is representing IPL 2021’s broadcasting team. The pitch may not provide much seam movement, and we could see plenty of cutters and good length deliveries. The dew could start reducing towards the latter stages.

  • 18:44 (IST)

    Faf du Plessis aims to improve!

    During the loss against Delhi Capitals, Faf du Plessis was dismissed for a three-ball duck. The South African will need to get back to form, and is one of CSK’s experienced cricketer. Here is a photo of Du Plessis from the venue:

  • 18:24 (IST)

    All eyes on Deepak Hooda

    Deepak Hooda put in a fine batting display during the win vs Rajasthan Royals. The Baroda cricketer scored 64 off 28 balls, packed with four fours and six sixes. He will be hoping to build on his strong start, and cement his place in Punjab Kings’ batting order.

  • 18:06 (IST)

    Chennai Super Kings pumped up for Match 8!

    Ahead of Match 8, CSK took Twitter to tease their fans with a pre-match video. The franchise will be hoping to register their first win of the campaign today. Posting on Twitter, CSK captioned the video as, “Ready to ROAR! The lions are pumped up and hungry to get back on track! All that pre-match build-up ahead of the Kings’ clash. #PKBSvCSK #WhistlePodu #Yellove”.
  • 17:55 (IST)

    Head to head

    PBKS and CSK have faced each other in 24 IPL matches, with the former winning only nine times. MS Dhoni’s side came out on top in 15 fixtures.

  • 17:39 (IST)


    CSK will be hoping that the likes of MS Dhoni and Shardul Thakur improve their displays after a poor match vs DC, in which they lost. Dhoni was dismissed for a two-ball duck. Meanwhile, Thakur took two wickets but conceded 53 runs in 3.4 overs. On the other hand, PBKS are in good form, with KL Rahul slamming 91 runs in the victory against RR. Punjab won the match by four runs. 

  • 17:19 (IST)

    Good evening and welcome everyone!

    Good evening and welcome everyone to our live coverage of IPL 2021’s Match 8 between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), at the Wankhede Stadium. Both teams have had contrasting fortunes in their campaigns until now, with PBKS winning the first match of their season. Meanwhile, CSK registered a defeat in the first fixture of their campaign. The MS Dhoni-led side will be hoping to grab a win tonight against a team consisting of the likes of KL Rahul and Mohammed Shami. Stay tuned for some exciting cricket, folks!

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