The returning match of the 2021 season of IPL featured the Defending Champions, Mumbai Indians, and Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Stadium. CSK won and chose to bat first. Ruturaj Gaikwad, who entered the pitch alongside Faf du Plessis took the force and scored a whopping 88* runs in 58 balls, with 9 fours and 4 sixes. While Ambati Raydu was retired hurt, the rest of the batsmen couldn’t perform well as they lost 4 wickets in the powerplay itself, but Gaikwad managed to save the night. CSK gave the target of 156.
Mumbai’s Saurabh Tiwary stood strong, scored a 50* with 5 fours while others managed to keep their individual runs below 20. It made scoring runs difficult for the Mumbai Indians as they lost their first three crucial wickets in the first 6 overs. The bowling and fielding department of team CSK did an impeccable job with Dwayne Bravo taking 3 wickets and Deepak Chahar with 2. Not to forget, Dhoni’s legendary stumping. The comeback match turned out with an impressive victory for the Super Kings, who are now at the top of the points table.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is chosen as the Man of the Match, Dream11 GameChanger of the Match, and the Unacademy Lets Crack It Sixes of the Match Recipient
The CRED Power Player of the Match was awarded to Deepak Chahar