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Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Half Century After 6 Years as Captain Leads Chennai Super Kings to Victory Over Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 Wickets

Ruturaj Gaikwad: The match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders was played at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in which Chennai won by 7 wickets with 14 balls remaining. After 6 years, Chennai captain Ruturaj Gaikwad has scored a half century.

MS Dhoni’s last half-century for CSK as captain is in 2019

The last captain to score a half-century for Chennai was Dhoni, against Bengaluru in 2019 at his home venue. Chinnaswamy came to the stadium. In this match, Dhoni scored 84 runs in 48 balls which included 7 sixes and 5 fours.

Batting first, Bengaluru had scored 161 runs for 7 wickets, in reply Chennai had scored 160 runs for 8 wickets. This match was very exciting in which Bengaluru won by 1 run and Parthiv Patel became the player of the match by scoring 53 runs in 37 balls.

Dhoni had earlier also scored a half century against Kolkata in 2022 but at that time the captain of the team was Ravinder Jadeja. However, this half century fills Ruturaj with confidence. It is after almost 6 years that a captain has scored a century for Chennai.

CSK’ impressive bowling performance helps them seal victory against KKR

Chennai won the toss and decided to field against Kolkata, in which Kolkata scored 137 runs after losing 9 wickets while batting. In this match, Tushar Deshmukhpande bowled 3, Mustafizur Rahman 2, Mahish Tikshan 1 and Ravindra Jadeja bowled lethally. Took 3 wickets.

In response, Chennai scored 141 runs after losing 3 wickets and won the match with 14 balls remaining, in which the highest run scorer for Chennai was team captain Ruturaj scoring 67 runs in 58 balls, along with Rachin 14, Daryl Mitchell. He scored 25, and Shivam Dube scored 28 runs, although MS Dhoni also came to bat, in which he scored only 1 run in 3 balls.

Ravindra Jadeja was the player of the match in this match in which he bowled lethally and took important 3 wickets for 18 runs in 4 overs. The next biggest match of Chennai Super Kings will be played against their rival team Mumbai Indians on 14th April, while the next match of Kolkata will be played on 14th April in a loose header at 3:30 pm.

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