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“Our Malinga’s Yorkers, Our Young Wicketkeeper’s Three 6s”: Captain Gaikwad Applauds Dhoni and Pathirana as CSK Thump MI

The Chennai Super Kings defeated the Mumbai Indians by 20 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday to record their first away victory of the season. Before an MS Dhoni whirlwind set the Wankhede fire, CSK amassed 206 for the loss of 4 wickets due to fifties from captain Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shivam Dube.

The holders’ best scorer, Gaikwad, who hit 69 off 40 balls, praised the “young keeper” Dhoni for his 20 off only 4 deliveries, which included three straight sixers, and emphasized that his late blitzkrieg was what separated the two teams.

During the post-match presentation, Gaikwad said, “I think that was the difference. Our young wicketkeeper scoring three sixes down the order helped a lot.”

Reflecting on the team’s batting, Gaikwad said that Jasprit Bumrah’s outstanding session prevented the defending champions from reaching their original target of more than 200.

“You need ten to fifteen more runs to get started on this kind of terrain. The CSK captain said, “We were aiming around 215-220, but Bumrah bowled superbly.

Ajinkya Rahane and Rachin Ravindra started the innings for CSK, with the former replacing captain Gaikwad in the customary role. The 27-year-old explained the batting order adjustment, saying that the veteran felt it would be best to get the game started and get some runs right away due to a niggle. Additionally, he said that he was at ease hitting in any order.

Jinks had a little ache in his side. So, they reasoned that it would be preferable for him to open and score fast runs. Anywhere I bat, I’m good,” he said.

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In spite of the hosts getting off to a terrific start due to Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, who set up a seventy-run partnership in seven overs before the MI batting order crumbled, CSK reduced MI to 186 for six to seal a commanding victory at the home of the arch-rivals.

Gaikwad praised his bowling unit and emphasized that all team sections must perform well in such environments.

“In terms of bowling, we executed our strategy well. Personally, I would have taken six overs for sixty, even on the powerplay. The skipper went on, “These types of grounds need both talents, bowling and batting.

CSK bowler Matheesa Pathirana’s outstanding four overs for twenty-eight superb overs swung the tide of the match in the visitors’ favor, destroying MI. The Sri Lankan seamer received high praise from Gaikwad, who compared him to his renowned countryman Lasith Malinga, who is renowned for his deadly roundarm deliveries.

“Our Malinga bowled incredibly well and hit those yorkers,” the man said.

The other two Mumbai wickets went to Tushar Deshpande, and Shardul Thakur was frugal enough to cause MI some problems in the middle overs.

Don’t forget that Shardul and Tushar both bowled well. Gaikwad concluded, saying, “We want everyone to be in a healthy mindset.

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