Remark & Evaluation
Gaikwad (88no) stars with the bat for Chennai Tremendous Kings, whereas Dwayne Bravo (3-25) and Deepak Chahar (2-19) ship with the ball; watch Kolkata Knight Riders tackle Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday, stay on Sky Sports activities Cricket
Final Up to date: 19/09/21 8:50pm
Ruturaj Gaikwad struck an unbeaten 88 to encourage Chennai Tremendous Kings to a 20-run victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians, because the IPL resumed in Dubai on Sunday.
The match was suspended on the midway stage within the spring as a consequence of a rising variety of constructive coronavirus circumstances among the many gamers in India, however three-time champions Chennai made a successful return, courtesy of Gaikwad’s heroics.
The 24-year-old smashed 9 fours and 4 sixes in his gorgeous 58-ball knock, registering his highest IPL rating to information the Tremendous Kings to a powerful whole of 156-6 from 20 overs.
Mumbai’s tempo trio of Adam Milne (2-21), Jasprit Bumrah (2-33) and Trent Boult (2-35) picked up two wickets apiece, though they have been left to rue a capitulation within the latter phases, which noticed them concede 108 from the ultimate 9 overs.
Within the absence of captain Rohit Sharma and talisman Hardik Pandya, Mumbai appeared slightly gentle within the batting division and so it proved, as a disciplined bowling show from the Tremendous Kings noticed them prevail in convincing trend.
Saurab Tiwary’s eighth IPL fifty finally got here in useless, as Dwayne Bravo (3-25) and Deepak Chahar (2-19) starred to ship MS Dhoni’s facet prime of the desk on the expense of Delhi Capitals, as Mumbai completed on 136-8.
Mumbai fail to capitalise on very good begin
Within the early phases of Sunday’s encounter, Mumbai appeared poised to finish a league double over Dhoni’s males, with their formidable seam assault making early inroads to depart the Tremendous Kings floundering at 7-3.
The New Zealand tempo duo of Boult and Milne struck of their opening overs – Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali each departed with out scoring, earlier than Ambati Rayudu was pressured to retire after being struck on the elbow by a ferocious Milne bouncer.
Their woes have been compounded when Suresh Raina (4) succumbed cheaply to Boult within the third over, and after Dhoni (3) pummelled one other quick supply from Milne to his compatriot at deep sq. leg, CSK have been staring down the barrel at 24-4.
Gaikwad was gifted a reprieve after being dropped on 19 by Quinton de Kock, and he duly capitalised, dispatching Krunal Pandya (0-27) for 18 within the twelfth over and following up a wonderful straight six with a flamboyant reverse sweep.
Ravindra Jadeja (26 off 33) offered an efficient foil for Gaikwad, who registered his sixth IPL half-century in simply 14 appearances with a crunching pull via midwicket because the pair compiled a fifth-wicket stand of 81 from 68 deliveries.
Bumrah made the breakthrough to dismiss his India team-mate Jadeja, but this did little to stifle Tremendous Kings’ momentum, courtesy of Bravo’s glowing cameo.
Bravo (23 off 8) and Gaikwad dispatched Boult for twenty-four within the penultimate over, earlier than the Tremendous Kings opener rounded off the innings in fashion, putting Bumrah’s last supply over deep sq. leg for a most.
Bravo, Chahar star for Tremendous Kings
De Kock (17 off 12) struck three early boundaries in Mumbai’s pursuit of 157, however Deepak Chahar claimed the prized scalp of the South African, trapping him lbw within the third over.
Mumbai have been dealt an additional blow by shedding two wickets in fast succession to spherical off the powerplay. Chahar deceived Anmolpreet Singh (16) with a brilliantly-executed knuckle ball, earlier than Suryakumar Yadav (3) was dismissed by Shardul Thakur (1-29).
The introduction of Bravo sparked the demise of Ishan Kishan within the tenth over, and Chennai have been firmly within the ascendancy when Kieron Pollard (15) got here to the crease.
Pollard produced an astonishing innings to encourage Mumbai to victory within the sides’ most up-to-date encounter in Might, and he served one other reminder of his harmful potential by dispatching Jadeja for a six throughout his first over.
Nevertheless, Mumbai’s stand-in skipper was unable to repeat his heroics, falling lbw to Josh Hazlewood (1-34) within the 14th over, which all however thwarted their slender hopes.
Tiwary (50no) offered spirited resistance for Mumbai, though his stylish half-century offered scant comfort, as Bravo accounted for Milne (15) and Rahul Chahar (0) within the closing phases to ship Chennai prime of the desk.
Watch the rest of the IPL stay on Sky Sports activities. The competitors continues on Monday with Kolkata Knight Riders taking over Royal Challengers Bangalore, which is stay from 2.50pm on Sky Sports activities Cricket.