IPL 2021, CSK vs MI: Ruturaj Gaikwad raises his bat after reaching his half-century.© BCCI/IPL
Having led Chennai Tremendous 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 unbelievable batting shows on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium. Regardless of an early collapse, CSK managed to publish 156 for six in 20 overs with Ruturaj Gaikwad scoring an unbeaten knock of 88 runs off 58 balls. In the meantime, 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.
Talking through the post-match press convention, Dhoni mentioned, “At 30 for 4, you need to put up a good rating, I felt Gaikwad and Bravo bought us greater than what we anticipated. We considered 140, to get near 160 was great.”
Dhoni additionally mentioned that the wicket was “two-paced”, which made CSK begin slowly towards MI. He additionally defined that after Rayudu’s harm, it was laborious for the group to bounce again.
“The wicket was two-paced, barely sluggish to start out off. Additionally, it is tough when you’re batting decrease down, if you do not get an opportunity to see what is occurring, you need to go laborious. Rayudu bought injured, so it was robust to come back again from there however we batted sensibly and completed fantastically. It was wise for one batter to bat proper by way of to the top”, he mentioned.
The win additionally helped CSK put in an excellent begin to the match’s UAE leg. Chennai have climbed to high of the IPL 2021 Factors Desk, with 12 factors in eight matches. In the meantime, Mumbai are nonetheless fourth with eight factors from eight video games.
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