IPL 2022 PBKS vs CSK: Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa guide Punjab Kings to 187/4 

Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa played brilliant knocks at the top of the order for PBKS to guide to a challenging total against CSK.

Shikhar Dhawan scored a brilliant century for PBKS vs GT in IPL 2022 (Courtesy: iplt20.com)
By Samrat Chakraborty | Apr 25, 2022 | 1 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Shikhar Dhawan (88 not out) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (42) played brilliant individual knocks to guide Punjab Kings to 187/4 in the IPL 2022 clash at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Monday. 

Asked to bat, Mayank Agarwal (18) and Dhawan, put up a 37-run stand for the opening wicket before the PBKS captain was sent packing by Maheesh Theekshana. 

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Shikhar Dhawan anchors PBKS to a challenging total

Dhawan, however, continued to steer the Punjab Kings’ innings and was well supported by Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa who played the role of a second fiddle perfectly. 

The duo forged a 110-run stand for the second wicket to set the tone for the match with Rajapaksa smashing two boundaries and as many sixes in his 32-ball knock. 

His dismissal saw England all-rounder Liam Livingstone stepping up to play a cameo of seven-ball 19 runs which included one boundary and two sixes. 

Dhawan, meanwhile, continued to add to the team’s tally from the other end as he smashed nine boundaries and two sixes in his 59-ball effort. 

CSK bowlers struggle 

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo picked up two wickets for CSK but leaked runs at 10.50 while his spin bowling compatriot Theekshana could only scalp a wicket. 

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