Indian Premier League 2020, Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Ruturaj Gaikwad showed his talent, says MS Dhoni | Cricket News


After recording a five-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni said it was nice to see how his team came out triumphant when the game was in a tense situation. . CSK chased the 173 target with five wickets in hand. Ruturaj Gaikwad played a 72-point stroke, while in the end Ravindra Jadeja played a quick 31-run inning with just 11 balls to take the side over the line. For KKR, Pat Cummins and Varun Chakravarthy scalped two wickets each. With CSK winning the game against KKR, the Mumbai Indians became the first team to advance to the playoffs this season.

CSK needed 7 points on the last two balls. Ravindra Jadeja crushed the last two balls for six and as a result, CSK ended up winning the game.

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“I think it’s a game where the climax went in our favor. A lot of credit to the guys. This season he’s been fantastic. He (Jadeja) was the only one of our team to score in the death over. He needed someone else and that would have been good for us. We want to offer games to people who haven’t played, “Dhoni told host broadcaster Star Sports during the presentation. ‘post-game.

“Ruturaj showed how talented he is. He came and became positive with COVID. We didn’t have a lot of time to watch him. He’s one of the talented young people around. It’s not someone who speaks a Once you get in you are the only one handling the pressure. When we got him to play the first game he came out and out. But a bullet is never enough. I think it is ‘It’s very exciting how he seized his chances, ”he added.

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Earlier, Nitish Rana played an 87-point shot as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a total of 172/5 in the twenty overs allowed.

In the end, Dinesh Karthik also played a 21-run cameo shot on just ten balls to push KKR’s score past the 170-point mark. For CSK, Lungi Ngidi scalped two wickets.

CSK is currently in last place in the points table with 10 points from 13 matches. It is the first time that the team has failed to qualify for the playoffs.

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“It is very important to be relevant in the tournament. It was very important for us to give our best. We are not able to qualify for the next stage but we got a glimpse of the people. who can play for us in the seasons to come, ”Dhoni said.

The team led by MS Dhoni will face Kings XI Punjab on Sunday November 1 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

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