The game-changing moment, according to me, was the 19-ball half-century by Lokesh Rahul. The way he tore into Deepak Chahar and Harbhajan Singh was simply remarkable. Mind you, they have been outstanding bowlers this season. To take on these bowlers and hit them ferociously was something that KL Rahul did to take his team to the victory.
Rahul was hitting them all over the park. All were proper cricketing shots.
Another key moment in the game was Sam Curran's spell. He took 3 wickets in his 4 overs and helped his team restricting Chennai Super Kings to 170 in their allotted 20 overs. Punjab ended the tournament on a high and will look to play even better when they return next year.
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