After registering a five-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni said it was gratifying to see his side come out triumphant as the match was in a tense situation. CSK chased the target of 173 with five wickets in hand. Ruturaj Gaikwad played 72 runs, while Ravindra Jadeja eventually played a quickfire inning of 31 runs from just 11 balls to take the side over the line. For KKR, Pat Cummins and Varun Chakravarthy each scalped two wickets. With CSK winning the game against KKR, Mumbai Indians became the first team to qualify for the playoffs this season.
CSK needed 7 runs from the last two balls. Ravindra Jadeja hit the last two balls for six and as a result CSK won the match.
“I think it was a game where the climax went in our favor. Lots of praise for the boys. This season he was fantastic. He (Jadeja) is the only one on our team who has scored in the death overs. He had someone else and that would have been good for us, we want to give games to people who haven’t played, ”Dhoni told presenter Star Sports during the post-game presentation.
Ruturaj has shown what kind of talent he is. He came in and got positive with COVID. We didn’t have much time to look at him. He’s one of the talented youngsters out there. He’s not one that much. Once you go in, you’re the only one who can take the pressure. When we let him play the first game he got out and got out. But one ball is never enough. I’m really excited how he got his grabbed opportunities, ‘he added.
Previously, Nitish Rana played an 87-run knock while Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a total of 172/5 in the allotted twenty overs.
In the end, Dinesh Karthik also played a 21-run cameo knock at just ten balls to take KKR’s score past 170 points. Lungi Ngidi scalped two wickets for CSK.
CSK is currently at the bottom of the points table with 10 points from 13 games. This is the first time that the team does not qualify for the play-offs.
“It’s very important to be relevant in the tournament. It was very important for us to do our best. We won’t be able to qualify for the next stage, but we’ve glimpsed people ahead of us. can play in the coming seasons, ‘said Dhoni.
The MS Dhoni-led squad will then face Kings XI Punjab on Sunday November 1 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
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