Vivo IPL 2021 CSK vs MI match 30 Highlights: Gaikwad’s classy 88* helps to beat Mumbai Indians
Ruturaj Gaikwad stars with bat as he scored 88 not out, CSK beat MI on IPL 2021 UAE leg.
Dwayne Bravo’s three-wicket haul helped MS Dhoni’s side to beat arch-rivals Mumbai Indians by 20 runs in the opening fixture of the IPL 2021
Ruturaj Gaikwad rescued the side with his blistering unbeaten knock of 88 runs along with Ravindra Jadeja (26) and Dwayne Barvo, who scored 23.
Needing 157 runs to win, MI were off to a quick start before Deepak Chahar dismissed Quinton de Kock in the third over, courtesy a brilliant DRS call from MS Dhoni.
MI kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Anmolpreet Singh fell in the 5th over against Chahar while Suryakumar Yadav depart in the 6th over against Shardul Thakur.
While Kieron Pollard, who was captaining MI in the absence of Rohit Sharma, and Tiwary added 29 runs together, CSK managed to push MI on the backfoot as Josh Hazlewood got Pollard out LBW and Bravo ran Krunal Pandya out to reduce MI to 94/6.
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After Pollards’ wicket, Krunal Pandya came on to the crease but was run out in the 15th over. Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar and Tiwary tried their level best but MI fell short by 20 runs. Tiwary scored 50 runs in 40 balls with the help of 5 boundaries.
Saurabh Tiwary held one end but the five-time champions lacked the firepower from the other end with Suryakumar Yadav (3), Ishan Kishan (11), Kieron Pollard (14) and Krunal Pandya (4) failing to get going.
For Chennai Super Kings, Dwayne Bravo (3/ 25), Deepak Chahar (2/19), Shardul Thakur (1/29), and Josh Hazlewood (1/34) shared the spoils.
Chennai Super Kings displaced Delhi Capitals from top of the points table. Mumbai Indians were missing two of their big players in regular skipper Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Hardik Pandya
Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings 156/6 (Ruturaj Gaikwad 88, Ravindra Jadeja 26; Adam Milne 2/21) beat Mumbai Indians 136/8 (Saurabh Tiwary 50, Quinton de Kock 17; Dwayne Bravo 3/25) by 20 runs.
(With input From IndiaToday)
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