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The Chennai Super Kings suffered their third straight defeat in the 2022 season of the IPL against the Punjab Kings. The four-time champions failed to chase down a total of 180 and were bundled out for 126 in 18 overs. PBKS’ Liam Livingstone won the Player of the Match for his 60 in 32 balls with five fours and five sixes. 

Changes in the Points table

After the eleventh match of the 2022 IPL, the Punjab Kings are fourth on the table with four points from three games. They have a net run rate of +0.238. Whereas the Chennai Super Kings are ninth in the table with zero points and a net run rate of -1.251. PBKS will face Gujarat Titans on 8 April while CSK will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on 9 April.

 Today’s Matchup

Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Lucknow Super Giants in today’s matchup of the IPL. LSG is coming to this game after defeating the Chennai Super Kings by six wickets. While the SRH lost their opening match against the Rajasthan Royals by 61 runs. 

What did the captains say?

PBKS Captain Mayank Agarwal talked about how the team came together in this victory. He said, “We were thinking we were 5-7 short, but we knew chasing 180 wasn't going to be easy, especially if we took wickets with the new ball and that's exactly what we did. Winning that part of the game won us the game. (Told Livingstone) Nothing. Everyone holds their breath when he is batting. Some of the shots he hits are spectacular. Vaibhav was with us a couple of years back .. saw the talent there.”

“He's different, he's young and has got some good skills. With Jitesh, Anil bhai had seen him when he was in MI. He said we've got to get this kid. He's got good intent. Standout thing about him is his attitude. You can see the hunger, you can see the want. Definitely looking to play hard and positive cricket. Have to be emotionally intelligent when it doesn't come off.”

CSK Captain Ravindra Jadeja talked about the key issues that the team faced against Punjab. He said, “We lost too many wickets in the powerplay, we didn't find the momentum from ball one. We need to find a way to get better and come back stronger. (On Gaikwad) We need to give him confidence, we need to back him, we all know that he's a very good player.”

“We'll definitely back him and I am sure that he'll come good. He (Dube) has been batting so well, he batted well today, keeping him in a good frame of mind would be the key. Definitely, we'll try our best, work hard and come back stronger.”