Rituraj Gaikwad’s explosive innings… left Hussey behind in this case

Rituraj Gaikwad’s performance was seen in the first match of the second phase of IPL 2021. This opener of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) played a brilliant innings of 88 not out against Mumbai Indians. In this innings, Rituraj faced 58 balls and hit nine fours and three sixes. The sixth half-century in the IPL career of 24-year-old Rituraj. Thanks to his innings, Chennai Super Kings scored 156 runs for six wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.

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Rituraj Gaikwad’s Inning

Rituraj also set a special record during his innings. He has now become the highest run-scorer for CSK in a match against Mumbai Indians in IPL. Earlier, Michael Hussey played the biggest innings for CSK against Mumbai. Hussey played an unbeaten 86 in Delhi in 2013. Apart from this, Suresh Raina scored 83 runs at the Brabourne Stadium in 2010.

Csk’s Inning

Talking about the match, CSK captain MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. But Chennai had a bad start and in six overs of the powerplay, the team got out four players for a total of 24 runs. While Faf du Plessis (0 runs) and Suresh Raina (4) were dismissed by Trent Boult, Moeen Ali (0 runs) and captain MS Dhoni (3) became the victims of Adam Milne. Ambati Rayudu (0, retired hurt) also got injured during this.

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After this, Rituraj Gaikwad (88 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja (26 runs) took over the team by adding 81 runs for the fifth wicket. Dwayne Bravo also scored 23 runs in the last over, which included three sixes. Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah and Adam Milne took two wickets each for Mumbai Indians.

After this, Rituraj Gaikwad (88 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja (26 runs) took over the team by adding 81 runs for the fifth wicket. Dwayne Bravo also scored 23 runs in the last over, which included three sixes. Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah and Adam Milne took two wickets each for Mumbai Indians.

Chasing Chennai’s target of 157 runs, Mumbai’s team could only manage 136 for 8 in front of the sharp bowling of Dwayne Bravo (3 for 25) and Deepak Chahar (2 for 19). For Mumbai, Saurabh Tiwary (50 not out in 40 balls, five fours) managed to cross the 20-run mark. Super Kings won by 20 runs against Mumbai Indians. Rituraj Gaikwad was the man of the match.

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