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IPL 2022 on 17-04-2022
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) with a score of 169 runs for the loss of 5 wickets was defeated by the Gujarat Titans (GT) who made 170 runs for the loss of 7 wickets.
David Miller, with 94 runs off only 51 balls, played his best innings in the IPL and this is what helped the GT team to chase the 170 of CSK team.
Dwayne Bravo played well too and was what CSK needed. He managed to finish his spell with 2 strikes in 2 balls. Rashid was one of them and after him the GT team required 13 runs off the last over. CSK failed in the final over’s in both innings.
Rayadu and Gaikwad take down the best
The GT team got their best bowlers as they were well aware of the threat of the CSK team in the last ten overs. Joseph was welcomed by Gaikwad with a six and Rayudu managed to loft him over long-off. Lockie Ferguson managed a six and also a four. Rayudu managed to hit Rashid for 6. CSK team look primed with 124 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.
Joseph started a comeback with others following
Joseph who was playing his first match in this IPL made his comeback in the 15th over. His bowling wide was to make Rayudu hit a bigger boundary. Rayudu caught up with the 3rd after misses out on two. Mohammed Shami came off with only 4 in the 16th over. Gaikwad got out due to a low toss by Yash Dayal. There were no boundaries in twenty five balls.
Miller seemed to be playing on a totally different pitch and managed to hit a straight 4 and also a 6 in the 9th and the 11th over’s. He opened up properly in the 12th over and took down Jadeja with 2 sixes and also a four. Out of the 87 runs for 4 in the 12 over’s, Miller had managed to score 52 runs in only 29 balls.
Bravo’s evening started with a wicket-maiden. The slow ball seemed to gripped and dipped from him and ‘accounted’ for Rahul Tewatia. Miller kept going, trying to make up for the slow start from Rashid. The following three overs were played in style with even Theekshana and Bravo going for sixes.
Whippage of Rashid
Rashid managed to unfurl wrists against Jordan, who is considered to be one of the most profligate bowlers in chases in the IPL. The first ‘half-volley’ was sent flying over the mid-wicket. Jordan bowled a wide but Rashid managed to hit this for a six. Jordan missed the Yorker two times again and these went for a four and a six. By the end of this over the GT team had 56% chances of winning.
Bravo managed to get Rashid out. For the start of the last over, Miller was left for the strike.
Jordan continued missing his Yorker, and he bowled a high toss when 7 runs were required in 3 balls. This can be considered as the ‘game-over’.