CSK vs MI – IPL 2021: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo shine as CSK beat MI by 20 runs; claim top spot in points table

CSK vs MI - IPL 2021: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo shine as CSK beat MI by 20 runs; claim top spot in points table
CSK vs MI - IPL 2021: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo shine as CSK beat MI by 20 runs; claim top spot in points table

CSK vs MI – IPL 2021: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo shine as CSK beat MI by 20 runs; claims top spot in points table – Chennai Super Kings opener Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 88 followed by 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 phase 2 here at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on Sunday. With this win, CSK claimed the top spot in the points table with 6 wins in 8 matches.

Chasing a challenging total of 157 runs, MI opener Quinton de Kock was looking in great form but was sent back by Deepak Chahar in the 3rd over of the innings. 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. Ishan Kishan was sent back by DJ Bravo in the 10th over.

CSK vs MI – IPL 2021: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo shine as CSK beat MI by 20 runs; claim top spot in points table

Captain Pollard and Saurabh Tiwary build a partnership of the 6th wicket. But as soon as Pollard started striking the ball Dhoni gave over to Josh Hazelwood who removed him in the 14th over. 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.

For CSK, Bravo picked three while Chahar picked 2 wickets. Josh Hazlewood and Shardukl Thakur also chipped in with one wicket each.

Earlier, Chennai Super Kings opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad slammed an outstanding 88 runs in just 58 balls to help his side put up a solid total of 156/6 in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians in the opening fixture of the IPL 2021 phase 2 here at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on Sunday.

CSK vs MI – IPL 2021: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo shine as CSK beat MI by 20 runs; claim top spot in points table

CSK captain MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat first. The idea seemed to have backfired as Yellow Army lost four wickets inside the powerplay including Ambati Rayudu who was retired hurt as he was hit on the elbow. Trent Boult and Adam Milne took two wickets each in the power play. Faf du Plessis was removed in the very first over of the innings while Milne dismissed Moeen Ali in the 2nd over. Both the batsman were sent back on duck. In the third over Boult took the important wicket of Suresh Raina while MS Dhoni was sent back by Milne on 3.

Gaikwad and Ravindra Jadeja changed the match on its head with their 5th wicket partnership. The duo scored 81 runs for the 4th wicket. Jadeja was removed by Bumrah to provide the much-needed breakthrough. After the wicket of Jadeja, Gaikwad was joined by Bravo in the middle who played an explosive cameo of 23 runs in 8 balls. Gaikwad stayed at the crease till the end and scored 88 runs in 58 balls with the help of four sixes and nine fours.

For Mumbai Indians, Bumrah, Boult and Adam took two wickets each.

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Mumbai Indians Innings136/8 (20 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Quinton de Kock (WK) lbw b DL Chahar 17 12 3 0 141.67
Anmolpreet Singh b DL Chahar 16 14 2 1 114.29
Suryakumar Yadav c F du Plessis b Shardul Thakur 3 7 0 0 42.86
Ishan Kishan c Suresh Raina b DJ Bravo 11 10 1 0 110.00
Saurabh Tiwary Not out 50 40 5 0 125.00
Kieron Pollard (C) lbw b Josh Hazlewood 15 14 1 1 107.14
Krunal Pandya runout (MS Dhoni / DJ Bravo) 4 5 0 0 80.00
Adam Milne c (sub K Gowtham) b DJ Bravo 15 15 0 1 100.00
Rahul Chahar c Suresh Raina b DJ Bravo 0 1 0 0 0.00
Jasprit Bumrah Not out 1 2 0 0 50.00
Extra 4 (b 0, w 4, nb 0, lb 0)
Total 136/8 (20)
Yet To Bat TA Boult
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Deepak Chahar 4 0 19 2 4.75
Josh Hazlewood 4 0 34 1 8.50
Shardul Thakur 4 0 29 1 7.25
Moeen Ali 3 0 16 0 5.33
Dwayne Bravo 4 0 25 3 6.25
Ravindra Jadeja 1 0 13 0 13.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Q de Kock 1-18 2.2
Anmolpreet Singh 2-35 4.6
SA Yadav 3-37 5.4
Ishan Kishan 4-58 9.2
Kieron Pollard 5-87 13.1
KH Pandya 6-94 14.4
AF Milne 7-134 19.2
RD Chahar 8-135 19.4
Chennai Super Kings Innings 156/6 (20 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Ruturaj Gaikwad Not out 88 58 9 4 151.72
Faf du Plessis c AF Milne b TA Boult 0 3 0 0 0.00
Moeen Ali c SS Tiwary b AF Milne 0 3 0 0 0.00
Ambati Rayudu Retired hurt 0 3 0 0 0.00
Suresh Raina c RD Chahar b TA Boult 4 6 1 0 66.67
MS Dhoni (WK/C) c TA Boult b AF Milne 3 5 0 0 60.00
Ravindra Jadeja c Kieron Pollard b JJ Bumrah 26 33 1 0 78.79
Dwayne Bravo c KH Pandya b JJ Bumrah 23 8 0 3 287.50
Shardul Thakur Not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extra 11 (b 0, w 8, nb 0, lb 3)
Total 156/6 (20)
Yet To Bat DL ChaharJosh Hazlewood
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Trent Boult 4 1 35 2 8.75
Adam Milne 4 0 21 2 5.25
Jasprit Bumrah 4 0 33 2 8.25
Kieron Pollard 2 0 15 0 7.50
Rahul Chahar 4 0 22 0 5.50
Krunal Pandya 2 0 27 0 13.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
F du Plessis 1-1 0.5
MM Ali 2-2 1.3
Suresh Raina 3-7 2.6
MS Dhoni 4-24 5.6
RA Jadeja 5-105 16.4
DJ Bravo 6-144 19.2