December6 , 2021

IPL 2021: Dhoni credits these players for winning, told what benefited

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CSK vs MI: Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 20 runs to start the second half of IPL 2021 with a win. After this win, Chennai captain MS Dhoni said that Ruturaj Gaikwad and Dwayne Bravo took him to a better score than expected. 

Chasing the target of 157 runs from Chennai, Mumbai’s team could score only 136 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. Saurabh Tiwary scored an unbeaten 50 off 40 balls for Mumbai. But he could not make his team win. 

Despite the fall of four wickets for just 24 runs in 6 overs, Chennai posted a challenging score of 156 runs in 20 overs thanks to the innings of Gaikwad (88 not out from 58 balls) and Dwayne Bravo (23 runs from 8 balls). After this, Dwayne Bravo took three wickets and Deepak Chahar took two wickets to win the match for Chennai.

we thought of 140- Dhoni

Dhoni said after the match, "After losing four wickets for 30 runs, we wanted to put up a respectable score. I think Ruturaj and Bravo took us to a better score than expected. We thought about 140, but getting close to 160 was fantastic. The ball was coming on the wicket at an uneven pace. The ball was coming a little slow in the beginning."

playing till the end of a batsman came in handy – Dhoni

he added, "It was difficult to bat in the lower order. You try to hit the ball hard. Rayudu got injured, so it was difficult to come back from there. But we batted wisely and ended well. It was sensible to play a batsman till the end."

Chennai’s win in this way

Chennai scored 156 for six in 20 overs after playing first. In response, the Mumbai Indians team could only score 136 runs in the allotted overs. Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad played a brilliant innings of 88 not out for Chennai. During this he hit 9 fours and four sixes. This is Gaikwad’s fourth consecutive fifty in the UAE.

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