The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League witnessed its first one-sided contest on Friday as MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings absolutely outplayed Punjab Kings in all departments. The domination started right from the toss as Thala, playing his 200th T20 match for the franchise, won the coin flip and asked KL Rahul's side to bat first.
Deepak Chahar bowled one of the best spells of the tournament as he swung the ball both ways, leaving batsmen bamboozled. The 28-year-old registered figures of 4/13 as the PBKS batsmen looked clueless against him. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja stole the show with his sensational fielding efforts. The CSK all-rounder pulled off a brilliant run-out before completing two superb catches.
In reply, the Yellow Army cruised to the modest target of 107 in only 15.4 overs. While Ruturaj Gaikwad struggled, Moeen Ali (46 off 41) looked very comfortable at the crease as his explosive knock ensured the win. While there was dome drama in the end with umpires getting confused and Raina and Rayudu losing their wickets, Faf du Plessis's knock (36* off 33) eventually guided his side to a comfortable 6-wicket victory.
Although it wasn't the most entertaining contests for the fans, there were still a few interesting moments for the Twitterati to talk about as they shared some hilarious memes.
Here are some of the best tweets:
Don't run when ball goes to Jadeja
Jadeja and stumps = A unique love story
Not a great show with the bat
Not the lowest total, at least
SRK to the rescue once again
MSD responds in style
Challenging day for CSK opener
No Thala show tonight
Good old days