SRH vs CSK: Gaikwad & Plessis heroics with bat guided CSK to a Comfy Victory over SRH!
SRH vs CSK: The losing streak of SRH continues as CSK thrashed SRH by 7 wickets to grab the top spot on the IPL 2021 Points Table. With this glorious victory, CSK registered its fifth consecutive win in the ongoing IPL season.
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s scintillating 75 runs knock along with FAF Du Plessis blistering fifty runs guided CSK to an easy win over SRH. SRH’s inconsistency with bat & ball has again resulted in their poor defeat in front of CSK. Ruturaj Gaikwad & FAF Du Plessis’s crucial 129 runs opening stand along with restricted bowling attack together laid the foundation of CSK’s stupendous victory.
SRH won the toss & Captain David Warner elected to bat first in the 23rd match of the IPL at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. However, the lack of depth in SRH’s batting continued to struggle them. Their first setback came in the form of Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal who got out in the 4th over off Sam Curran’s bouncer. CSK bowlers were successfully laying pressure on SRH’s batsmen & didn’t allow them to score with ease.
Williamson-Manish duo took SRH to a Competitive Total of 171 runs in the allotted 20 overs!
David Warner’s struggle with the bat continued even in today’s clash. He was not struggling to hit big shots & saved his wicket with one run-off one ball batting strategy. In today’s match, Warner also achieved the remarkable feat of scoring the most runs in T20 Cricket i.e. 10017 runs. David Warner smashed his 50th fifty & 200 sixes in the IPL. He has also completed 10,000 runs in T20 Cricket during his innings of 57 runs.
Warner’s slow & stable knock was accompanied by Manish Pandey’s ferocious batting stint. Manish Pandey made a spectacular comeback to his side by smashing 61 runs. Then came Kane Williamson who displayed his power-hitting to score 20 runs from Shardul Thakur’s 19th over in his 26 runs knock. Williamson’s 26 runs knock was studded with one six & four fours. Kane Williamson’s late cameo of 26 runs guided SRH to a competitive total of 171/3 in 20 overs.
Ruturaj Gaikwad was awarded as the ‘Player of the Match’ for his Powerpack 75 runs knock!
Chasing a decent total of 172 runs, CSK started their innings with quick-fire 50 runs scored in the power play overs. CSK’s opener Ruturaj Gaikwad thrashed SRH’s weak bowling attack by registering 129 runs opening stand. Gaikwad became the leading run-scorer for CSK by scoring 75 runs off 44 balls. While FAF Du Plessis scored 56 runs in today’s match against SRH. Plessis continues to lead the race for Orange Cap with 270 runs scored in six matches.
SRH bowling attack seemed weak & only Rashid Khan could deliver with the ball by scalping 3 wickets for 36 runs. CSK won the match comfortably by seven wickets & Ruturaj Gaikwad was awarded as the player of the match for his swashbuckling 75 runs knock. By sealing victory in today’s clash CSK grabs the top spot in the IPL 2021 Points Table.