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CSK vs PBKS IPL Score: MS Dhoni and KL Rahul greet each other during the toss.CC BCCI / IPL

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the 53rd match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on Thursday. Before their last league game, CSK have already qualified for the playoffs. Meanwhile, PBKS failed to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the previous match, leaving their playoff hopes dashed and simply impossible. The team led by KL Rahul is currently sixth in the IPL 2021 points table and a win will take them to 12 points, followed by fourth-ranked Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and fifth-ranked Mumbai Indians (MI). But due to weak and inferior net run rate, PBKS will have to ensure a huge victory against CSK and hopefully KKR and MI will lose their respective fixtures. Even if KKR and MI lose their matches, chances of entering the play-offs are very unlikely for Punjab due to their low net rate. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni’s team will hope to cement their position in second place. Chennai’s net run rate is better than third-ranked Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and they have secured second position. (Live Scorecard)

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IPL 2021 live score update between Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings live from Dubai International Stadium

  • October07202115:01 (IST)

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    KL Rahul won the toss, decided to bowl!

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

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  • October07202114:46 (IST)

    Orange cap race in a crazy state!

    The Orange Cap competition in IPL 2021 has turned into a madness in the UAE! Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan was at the top, but KL Rahul has taken pole position with 528 runs in 12 matches lately. PBKS also won the award in IPL 2020.

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    Ruturaj Gaikwad of CSK is second with 521 runs from 13 fixtures, followed by Dhawan (501 runs).

    Sanju Samson (3) fourth, then Faf du Plessis (70).

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    PBKS needs a miracle!

    The PBKS need a miracle to qualify for the playoffs and they are mathematically out of the race. They need KKR and MI to lose by a large margin in the rest of their fixtures.

    Despite losing against PSBKS, CSK could be in the top two with their high net rate.

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    October07202114:06 (IST)

    Hello everyone and good afternoon!

    Hello everyone and good afternoon! Welcome to our live coverage of Match 53 of IPL 2021 between CSK vs PBKS in Dubai. CSK will already qualify for the playoffs and hope to cement their place in second place. Meanwhile, PBKS can now only rely on mathematical fate. Stay with us for some exciting cricket!

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