Chennai Super Kings got the desired result after switching captains in the middle of the game. As MS Dhoni-led them to a 13-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Ruturaj Gaikwad cast a knock of 99 runs
Ruturaj Gaikwad striking 99 Runs of 57 Balls
At the MCA Stadium in Pune, CSK and Ruturaj Gaikwad cast felt right at home, and the Pune lad’s blistering 99 (57b, 4×6, 6×6) on Sunday night gave the solutions to many of Chennai’s troubles this season.
Ruturaj Gaikwad partnership with Devon Conway
Gaikwad took a while to get going in the company of Devon Conway (85*, 55b, 4×8, 6×4). His new opening partner, but it wasn’t long before shots started flowing from his bat after Kane Williamson put them in. Meanwhile, Washington Sundar forced to leave the field. After an old injury resurfaced while trying to stop a boundary.
On a day when the pacers were punished by Gaikwad and Conway’s punishing blades. Williamson needed four overs from Aiden Markram and Shashank Singh to get CSK to 202 for two and SRH to 189 for six.
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Conway waded into Marco Jansen if Gaikwad was harsh on Umran Malik, the faster he bowled, the faster he vanished. In the 12th over, the former gave up 17 runs, while the South African went for 20 in the 15th. Gaikwad may have been one run short of a century, but his 182-run partnership in just 107 deliveries helped CSK take command.