After registering a five-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Chennai Super Kings‘ skipper MS Dhoni mentioned that it was pleasing to see how his facet emerged triumphant when the match was in a tense state of affairs. CSK chased down the goal of 173 with 5 wickets in hand. Ruturaj Gaikwad performed a knock of 72 runs, whereas ultimately, Ravindra Jadeja performed a quickfire inning of 31 runs off simply 11 balls to take the facet over the road. For KKR, Pat Cummins and Varun Chakravarthy scalped two wickets every. With CSK profitable the match towards KKR, Mumbai Indians grew to become the primary group to qualify for the playoffs this season.
CSK wanted 7 runs off the ultimate two balls. Ravindra Jadeja smashed the final two balls for sixes and because of this, CSK ended up profitable the match.
“I think it was one game in which the climax went in our favour. Lot of credit to the guys. This season he has been fantastic. He (Jadeja) has been the only one in our team who has scored in the death overs. He needed somebody else and that would have been good for us. We want to give games to people who haven’t played,” Dhoni informed host broadcaster Star Sports on the post-match presentation.
“Ruturaj has shown the talent that he is. He came in and got positive with COVID. We didn’t have much time to have a look at him. He is one of the talented youngsters going around. He is not someone who speaks a lot. Once you go inside, you are the only one handling the pressure. When we made him play the first game, he stepped out and got out. But one ball is never enough. I think it is very exciting how he has grabbed his chances,” he added.
Earlier, Nitish Rana performed a knock of 87 runs as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a complete of 172/5 within the allotted twenty overs.
In the tip, Dinesh Karthik additionally performed a cameo knock of 21 runs off simply ten balls to take KKR’s rating previous the 170-run mark. For CSK, Lungi Ngidi scalped two wickets.
CSK are presently on the backside place within the factors desk with 10 factors from 13 matches. This is the primary time, that the facet has didn’t qualify for the playoffs.
“It is very important to be relevant in the tournament. It was very important for us to give it our best. We are not in a position to qualify for the next stage but we have had a glimpse of people who can play for us in the coming seasons,” mentioned Dhoni.
The MS Dhoni-led facet will subsequent tackle Kings XI Punjab on Sunday, November 1 on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
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