Chennai super kings opener Rituraj Gaikwad fabulous innings of 58 balls 88 runs helped CSK gain victory over Mumbai by a margin of 20 runs.CSK total score (156/8) and MI ( 136/8). CSK after defeating Mumbai Indians is now ranking at the top of the points table of this league.
CSK won the toss and chose to bat first at UAE Dubai stadium. The plan of batting first didn’t work out well FAF Duplessis got dismissed by Trent Boult without starting the proceedings at a score of 1 – 1 then it didn’t take long for their middle order to collapse Duplessis followed by Suresh Raina, Dhoni & Rayudu got injured after facing a high-speed swinging bowl of Adam Milne which hit is hand. So, CSK half the side was on the bench by a score of ( 30/4 ).
Rituraj Gaikwad and Ravindra Jadeja played some quality boundaries and carried on building the game till the pitch gets slower and easier to play shots. After the end of the Eleventh over, they decided to change the phase of the game and played some magnificent huge sixes which silenced Mumbai fans by the end of Fifteenth they didn’t even crossed the 100 marks. Ravindra Jadeja tried to accelerate the game and while trying to hit long six got caught straight to pollard hands. At the end of seventeenth over CSK 115/4. then enters the mighty Bravo his quick 8 balls 23 which included three huge sixes took them nearer to the Fifties. Rituraj finished the match by a huge six taking the final score to ( 156/6 ) till the end of 20 overs.
MI bowlers balled well Trent Boult ( 2/35) Jasprit Bumrah ( 2/33 ) Adam Milne ( 2/21) unlucky Rahul Chahar bowled well-created chance for the wicketkeeper Quinton di kock too dismiss Rituraj but the ball just slipped out of his gloves.
Mumbai Indians opener Quinton Di kock and Anmol Preet Singh played some terrific shots at the starting but soon he was dismissed by Deepak Chahar by a speed swinging ball which got hit at his pads and he got out by Lbw. Anmolpreet Singh sooner followed him he hit two boundaries and then got bowled out by Deepak Chahar delivery. Then, Suryakumar Yadav at number four tried to hit inside out but mishit falls straight to Duplessis’s hands Ishan Kishan and Saurabh Tiwary tried to build the game but at the end of 10 overs Bravo to Kishan got caught at covers by Raina. Kieron Pollard and Saurabh Tiwari hit some long sixes and boundaries which helped them to reach the score ( 87/4 ) at the end of 13 over. Next over by Hazlewood and guess what Pollard was called LBW by Umpire and game just turned around in CSK favor after that enters Krunal Pandya he too got run out by Dhoni. Saurabh Tiwary played well his 40 balls 50 runs he tried well at the depth but it was too late it just helped in reaching close to target and after that, no other batsman could survive from the vast bowling attacks of Chennai Super Kings by the end of 20 over they able to finish at (136/8).
Csk bowlers bowled really well according to Dhoni plans Bravo ( 3/25 ) Deepak Chahar important 2 wickets by just conceding 19 runs and Shardul Thakur ( 1/ 29) so a very good performance by CSK. After this first match win against MI now the things will be quiet easier for CSK to qualify for playoffs.
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