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M.A. Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report: High scoring affair possible in CSK vs PBKS match

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report: High scoring affair possible in CSK vs PBKS match

Looking at the previous IPL matches, the Chepauk Stadium has enjoyed numerous big scores lately. Since both teams are packed with batting stars, we might witness a high-scoring clash again. However, as the Chepauk pitch is usually prepared with black soil, which may bring spin business again, for which Chepauk is known.

M.A Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report: Chennai Super Kings, after defeating SRH in Chennai, is now set to face another home turf challenge as they face the Punjab Kings at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. PBKS are coming to Chennai with full confidence as they recently defeated KKR by chasing 262 runs within 19 overs and made the chase a cakewalk.

Looking at CSK’s stats, they also outperformed SRH and registered an easy win over them by 78 runs. In short, both teams are looking solid, and it will be interesting to see who will dominate the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. Ahead of the CSK vs PBKS match, let’s take a detailed look at the pitch report for the M.A Chidambaram Stadium.

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M.A Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report

The Chepauk pitch has always been helpful for the bowlers, and there is certainly no doubt about that. However, that reputation is slightly tarnished, as runs are also hidden within the surface. Taking the example of the last game, where CSK showcased their batting skills and posted more than 200 runs. Batting in the first inning should be the number one goal for both teams, as batting second might get tricky.

The pitch usually starts favoring bowlers in the second innings due to dryness. But as mentioned, bowlers can take advantage of the pitch only in the second innings. So, batting first and posting runs is not going to be a bad option. Also, black soil is mainly used at Chepauk when preparing a pitch. Which means if black soil is used, the pitch offers slow and low bounce and gradually becoming more helpful for spinners.

Speaking about their position on the points table. While CSK is enjoying the third spot in the IPL standings with 5 wins and 4 losses in 9 games. PBKS is struggling, currently at the 8th position with 3 wins and desperately looking to move up the table.

Chepauk Stadium: IPL stats

Total Matches81
Matches Won Batting First48 
Matches Won Batting Second33 
Average 1st innings Score164
Highest Successful Chase201
Highest Score246
Lowest Score70 
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