IPL 2021, CSK vs MI: Ruturaj Gaikwad raises his bat after reaching his half-century.© BCCI/IPL
Having led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to win towards Mumbai Indians (MI) in Match 30 on Sunday, MS Dhoni lavished reward on Ruturaj Gaikwad and Dwayne Bravo for his or her improbable batting shows on the Dubai International Stadium. Despite an early collapse, CSK managed to put up 156 for six in 20 overs with Ruturaj Gaikwad scoring an unbeaten knock of 88 runs off 58 balls. Meanwhile, Bravo additionally slammed a quickfire knock of 23 runs in eight deliveries within the latter levels of their innings. Mumbai might solely muster 136 runs chasing a goal of 157.
Speaking through the post-match press convention, Dhoni stated, “At 30 for 4, you want to put up a respectable score, I felt Gaikwad and Bravo got us more than what we expected. We thought of 140, to get close to 160 was tremendous.”
Dhoni additionally stated that the wicket was “two-paced”, which made CSK begin slowly towards MI. He additionally defined that after Rayudu’s damage, it was laborious for the staff to bounce again.
“The wicket was two-paced, slightly slow to start off. Also, it’s difficult if you’re batting lower down, if you don’t get a chance to see what is happening, you want to go hard. Rayudu got injured, so it was tough to come back from there but we batted sensibly and finished superbly. It was sensible for one batter to bat right through to the end”, he stated.
The win additionally helped CSK put in a superb begin to the match’s UAE leg. Chennai have climbed to prime of the IPL 2021 Points Table, with 12 factors in eight matches. Meanwhile, Mumbai are nonetheless fourth with eight factors from eight video games.
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