In the very first match of the UAE leg of IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings opener Rituraj Gaikwad played a very captivating innings and took his team’s score to a respectable position. In the beginning, while many of CSK’s stalwarts failed miserably and returned to the pavilion, Rituraj first spent time at the crease understanding the seriousness of the situation and then applied a lot of class to the bowlers of Mumbai Indians. Rituraj Gaikwad first completed his half-century off 41 balls and then he hit the shots.
Biggest innings played for CSK-
In this match, Rituraj Gaikwad scored an unbeaten 88 off 58 balls with the help of 4 sixes and 9 fours and brought the team in a strong position while handling the innings. It also proved to be the biggest innings of IPL for CSK against Mumbai Indians so far. Earlier, the biggest innings from this team against Mumbai was played by Michael Hussey for CSK.
Batsman who played the biggest innings for CSK against Mumbai-
88* – Rituraj Gaikwad
86* – Michael Hussey
83* – Suresh Raina
82* – Suresh Raina
81 – Matthew Hayden
80 – Shane Watson
Rituraj Gaikwad played a heart-winning innings-
CSK had lost 4 wickets for 24 runs in this match against Mumbai and it seemed that this team would hardly reach the 100 mark, but Rituraj Gaikwad’s innings gave life to CSK’s innings. . He handled the team with Ravindra Jadeja for the fifth wicket, putting on an excellent partnership of 81 runs for the first fifth wicket. Jadeja was then dismissed for 22, but Rituraj’s batting continued and then he shared a quick 39-run partnership with Bravo for the sixth wicket and played a big role in taking the team’s score to 156 runs. At the same time, many top batsmen of CSK were disappointed in this match, in which Duplessis was dismissed for zero and Moeen Ali was also out on zero. While Suresh Raina scored four runs while MS Dhoni scored just three runs. Bravo scored 24 runs in 8 balls with the help of three sixes.