Pune. Chennai Super Kings have got another defeat in the IPL. This is the 5th defeat of the defending champions in IPL 2022. The team has so far won only one match. In a match on Sunday (GT vs CSK), Gujarat Titans defeated CSK by 3 wickets. Playing first, CSK made a struggling score of 169 for 5 wickets. Rituraj Gaikwad finally regained form and scored his first half-century of the season. In reply, even after the absence of Hardik Pandya, the Gujarat team achieved the target in 19.5 overs. David Miller played a brilliant unbeaten half-century. This is the team’s 5th win in 6 matches.
The start of the Gujarat team, chasing the target, was very bad. Shubman Gill, who was in form in the very first over, got out. He was dismissed by left-arm fast bowler Mukesh Chaudhary. They could not even open the account. The poor performance of Vijay Shankar, who landed at number-3, continues. He became the victim of off-spinner Mahish Tekshan by scoring zero runs in 2 balls. Wriddhiman Saha 11 and Abhinav Manohar could only score 12 runs. The team’s score was 48 runs for 4 wickets after 8 overs.
Tewatia and Miller take over the team
At one time it seemed that the team of Gujarat would be reduced soon. But David Miller and Rahul Tewatia took over the team. Both added 39 runs for the 5th wicket. Tewatia could score only 6 runs in 14 balls. He was dismissed by Dwayne Bravo. But David Miller stayed on one side and completed his half-century. The team’s 100 runs were completed in the 15th over. After 15 overs, the team’s score was 108 for 5 wickets. Now the team had to score 62 runs in 30 balls.
Rashid played an aggressive innings
Teekshana gave 10 runs in the 16th over. Now 52 runs were needed from 24 balls. Bravo bowled the 17th over and conceded only 4 runs. Chris Jordan bowled the 18th over. Rashid hit a six off the first ball. He also hit a six on the second ball. Now 36 runs were to be scored off 16 balls. Four on the third ball. He again hit a six off the fourth ball. Took a run off the 5th ball. Miller took 2 runs on the sixth ball. 25 runs were scored in the over.
23 runs to be scored in 2 overs
Gujarat had to score 23 runs in 2 overs. Bravo bowled the 19th over. Rashid hit a four on the first ball. Scored 3 runs off the second ball. One run was scored off the third ball. Rashid took 2 runs off the fourth ball. He was out on the 5th ball. He scored 40 runs in 21 balls. Hit 2 fours and 3 sixes. Alzarri Joseph was out on the sixth ball. Gujarat had to score 13 runs in the last over and had 3 wickets in hand. Miller could not score runs on Jordan on the first two balls. He hit a six off the third ball. Miller was caught on the fourth ball. But this ball was above the waist and became a no-ball. Now 6 runs were to be scored off 3 balls. Miller hit a four on the fourth ball and took 2 runs on the 5th ball to win the team. He remained unbeaten on 94 off 51 balls. Hit 8 fours and 6 sixes.
2 initial setbacks for CSK
Earlier, Gujarat won the toss and decided to bowl. CSK, who came to bat first, did not have a good start. The team had lost 2 big wickets for 32 runs. Robin Uthappa scored 3 and Main Ali scored one run. After this, Rituraj Gaikwad and Ambati Rayudu took over the team. Both added 92 runs for the third wicket.
In the end, Jadeja played a good innings.
Rayudu was dismissed after scoring 46 runs off 31 balls. Hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. At the same time, Rituraj played a big innings of 73 runs in 48 balls. He hit 5 fours and 5 sixes. That is, just completed 50 runs from the boundary. Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten on 22 off 12 balls. He hit 2 sixes. At the same time, Shivam Dubey was run out on the last ball after scoring 19 runs off 17 balls.
Fast bowler Mohammed Shami bowled well for Gujarat. He gave only 20 runs in 4 overs and took one wicket. At the same time, Alzarri Joseph took 2 wickets for 34 runs in 4 overs. However, Lockie Ferguson proved to be expensive in this match. He conceded 46 runs in 4 overs and could not even take any wicket.