“What a pair!”- Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad power CSK to 208; Dhoni’s 21(8) help with finishing touches


“What a pair!”- Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad power CSK to 208; Dhoni’s 21(8) help with finishing touches

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) set a huge score of 209 for the Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday, May 8 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

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Delhi Capitals won the toss and decided to bowl first. CSK walked out with their opening batsmen Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway and they had been very successful in their previous match with a 182-run partnership. In this match, both the players added 110 runs for first wicket.

In the 11th over, Anrich Nortje bowled a short ball and Gaikwad went for the pull shot and got hurried on. The ball hit the top edge and then towards the mid-wicket to fall onto the hands of Axar Patel. Gaikwad scored 41 off 33 balls. Devon Conway & Ruturaj Gaikwad – last three opening stands include 182 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 54 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, and 110 vs Delhi Capitals, Mumbai.

Devon Conway would have completed his first century in this season had Khaleel Ahmed didn’t get rid of the dangerous man. A slower delivery was bowled on a good length and over the middle stump. Conway looked tired and shuffled and looked to pull it over the fine leg but got a faint edge on it.

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DC wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant then flied to his right and took a good catch. Conway had scored 87 off 48 balls with 7 fours and 5 sixes. After Conway’s dismissal, CSK started losing quick wickets. Shubham Dube who was playing brilliantly for 32 off 19 was dismissed by Mitchell Marsh ball in the next over after Conway’s dismissal.

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Will CSK defend the huge score?

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MS Dhoni

But MS Dhoni once again attacked right after entering on the field. He smashed 21 off 8 balls with four and 2 sixes. When at the other end, wickets kept falling, Dhoni stayed on the crease and helped CSK cross the 200-run mark.

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This is for the fourth time that CSK were able to get past the double century score. At last, they set a target of 209 for the Delhi Capitals. It will be interesting to see if they will be successful in defending the target or not, because, in the previous few games, the Men in Yellow lost the match even after scoring the huge runs.

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