After losing three wickets in the initial three overs, CSK looked in trouble, but opener Ruturaj Gaikwad rose to the occasion and played a brilliant unbeaten 58-ball 88 run knock to help CSK post 156/6 in 20 overs. The stylish youngster also smashed a six off Jasprit Bumrah to end CSK's innings.
Ruturaj Gaikwad shouldered the responsibility and played a crucial innings for the Chennai Super Kings on Sunday against Mumbai Indians. Gaikwad’s brilliant 88 runs off just 58 balls swung the game in favor of the MS Dhoni-led side in the opener of UAE leg IPL in Dubai.
The Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bat first before CSK's batting lineup started to collapse against MI bowlers. It was Ruturaj Gaikwad’s and Ravindra Jadeja’s 81-run partnership that set the base for a decent finish at the end. Dwayne Bravo scored a quick 23 off eight balls to add fire to the CSK batting in the death overs. Gaikwad shifted to the aggressive mode in the death overs and played well against the spinners and later hit a six off the last ball of the 20th over from Jasprit Bumrah to help CSK post 156/6.
After the match, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Chahar had a conversation regarding the match against Mumbai Indians on Sunday. Speaking to Deepak Chahar, Gaikwad stated, "It was about taking the responsibility and finding a way to reach 120-130. I spent some time in the middle and I reassessed the target."
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