And Chennai has done it! CSK beat RCB by six wickets and climbed back to the top of the points table of IPL 2021. Dhoni and team outlashes Chennai with another big win at Sharjah yesterday. CSK had won the toss and decided to bowl first.
In the press conference, the winning captain expressed his joy by stating, “Our players have worked hard and played extremely well. Over the time, they have understood their roles and responsibilities. We were also worried about the pitch.This is slower than Abu dhabi and Dubai. All the players have contributed well. We went with the left-right combination that was one of our strategies. Bravo is fit now and he is executing well. While Virat Kohli stated that, We could’ve performed better by scoring a few more runs. Maybe 175 could have been the target. The pitch had a lot to offer but our bowlers could not make use. They got away with too many boundary opportunities. The X-Factor was missing poorly. We need to get on a winning run again. We were on top and now we gave it all away.
Ruturaj Gaikwad (38 off 26), somehow managed to save CSK from collapsing. Faf du Plessis (31 off 26), too handled it nicely. Chasing a moderate total, both Gaikwad and Du Plessis made very good use of the opportunity and their team well on its way. Raydu’s performance was also commentable with his 32 off 22. Talking about RCB, Devdutt Padikkal showcases his tremendous batting performance by scoring 70 runs off 50 balls. However, the bowlers shown a dip in their performance as they were not able to tackle the CSK batsmen at the Sharjah pitch.
Today Rajasthan Royals will face Delhi Capitals at Abu Dhabi, which will start off from 3:30 and later on Punjab Kings will come head to head with Sunrisers Hyderabad in Sharjah at 7:30. Get ready to witness some breathtaking action. Till then stay tuned!