Livingstone with a 32-ball-60 laid the platform however Chennai Tremendous Kings bowlers made a superb comeback on the demise, limiting Mayank Agarwal led aspect to 180 for Eight after 20 overs.
As it happened
Later, little recognized Himachal Pradesh seam bowler Arora (4-0-21-2) carried out as if he owned the stage, dismissing Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali with CSK managing solely 126 in 18 overs on the finish of the chase.
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After his batting, Livingstone (3-0-25-2) then grew to become man with a “golden wrist” as his leg breaks acquired him a few wickets and he additionally took the ultimate catch to cap off a dream night time.
That is CSK’s third defeat in as many video games and except Deepak Chahar makes a speedy comeback, issues aren’t trying nice for the ‘Yellow Brigade’ and its de-facto skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
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A few extra defeats might actually put them beneath big strain and inside a sniffing distance of level of no return.
Arora acquired good assist from his former SD School Chandigarh teammate Arshdeep Singh (2/13 in 2 overs) throughout the preliminary interval during which his skipper Agarwal bowled him out. Rahul Chahar (3/25 in Four overs) was regular throughout back-10 and his three wickets included the wicket of Dhoni.
Arora did not do something fancy other than pitching it fuller with the trace of away seam motion often.
Uthappa tried a flick whereas Moeen with none distinct footwork dragged a supply properly outdoors the off onto his stumps. Skipper Ravindra Jadeja additionally met the identical destiny on account of lack of ft motion.
In a jiffy, CSK had been 36 for 5 earlier than Dhoni (23 off 28 balls) joined Shivam Dube (57 off 30 balls), who did entertain the Brabourne crowd with lusty blows nevertheless it was at all times a recreation of catch-up for them.
Dhoni’s oft-documented struggles did not do any good for CSK both as Dube had an excessive amount of to do in too little time.
Fittingly, it was Livingstone, who capped off a advantageous day, eradicating Dube with an away going supply after which dived full stretched off his personal bowling to take away Dwayne Bravo.
Earlier than his exploits with the ball, Livingstone, some of the harmful T20 batters throughout world leagues, lastly got here good with 5 fours and an equal variety of sixes, sending the CSK bowlers on a leather-hunt throughout the preliminary overs.
Deepak Chahar’s absence has severely handicapped Dhoni’s (the ‘actual skipper’) choices as rookie left-arm seamer Mukesh Choudhary (4-0-52-1) paid dearly for his inexperience coupled with jangling nerves.
There have been 100 metre plus sixes off size balls and Livingstone would usually shimmy down the monitor to disturb the size as he did with the wily Bravo. Even the thick edges went for six with CSK bowlers trying clueless until he was there on the crease.
Actually, Bravo, beneath strain, pressured Dhoni to face as much as the stumps with a purpose to forestall Livingstone from charging down the monitor however that hardly deterred him from taking part in his strokes.
What would disappoint Dhoni extra is the truth that CSK gave away solely 71 runs within the back-10 with lots of credit score going to their troika of abroad pacers — Dwaine Pretorius (4-0-30-2), Dwayne Bravo (3-0-32-1) and Chris Jordan (4-0-23-2), who used variations to good impact.
Actually, bulk of the 55 dot balls got here within the second half of the Punjab innings.
Livingstone and Shikhar Dhawan (33 off 24 balls) added 95 for the third wicket in simply 8.Four overs and it appeared that one other 200 plus whole was on the playing cards.
By the point Dhawan was fooled by a Bravo slower, Punjab had laid the platform, scoring 109 within the first 10 overs, which sadly the later batters could not capitalise on.
However as soon as Livingstone was out, the ‘Reds’ could not keep the momentum though Vidarbha’s Jitesh Sharma (26 off 17 balls) together with his audacious strokeplay confirmed why he’s so extremely rated.