IPL 2022: ‘Those 5 overs’ for Chennai Super Kings, had to bear the brunt against Gujarat

MS Dhoni also came in the last over and scored just 7 runs in 10 balls.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the toss and elected to bat against Gujarat Titans (GT) and still the entire team could manage only 133 runs in 20 overs.

For Chennai Super Kings, the meaning of IPL 2022 season is already over. The meaning of the title race here is because the team under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not be able to reach the playoffs. In-spite of this Chennai He is expected to perform strongly in his last matches, but seeing the kind of batting team shown on Sunday against Gujarat Titans, this condition of the team does not surprise the team. The story of CSK’s defeat against Gujarat was decided in those five overs, where the Chennai batsmen failed miserably.

In this match played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday 15 May, Chennai won the toss and decided to bat first. The start of the team was not good and Devon Conway returned to the pavilion in the third over itself. After this the other batsmen also could not perform well. Opener Rituraj Gaikwad for the team and Narayan Jagdishan, playing the first match in this season, scored some runs and shared 48 runs. Rituraj (53) scored a half-century, while Jagadeesan scored an unbeaten 39, but the batting of both was very slow.

One boundary not hit in five overs

Chennai batsmen played full 20 overs and lost just 5 wickets, but only 133 runs on the scoreboard. Obviously Gujarat must have bowled tremendously and the pitch was also a bit difficult to bat, but Chennai batsmen tried to increase the run rate. Didn’t even take the risk and the proof of this is this figure-

In T20 matches, the game of 16 to 20 overs is called death overs, in which the batsmen take the risk and collect as many runs as possible. But the Chennai batsmen failed in this. In the last 5 overs, CSK added just 24 runs and lost 3 wickets. The most surprising thing was that during this time not a single boundary was hit.

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Difficult to win with such batting

In such a situation, where it was expected that CSK would reach at least 150 or 160 runs, this team could score only 133 runs. Now no one can guarantee winning the match with such batting. Same happened with CSK. Gujarat pulled the match till the last over, but they did not need to take the risk, as the team under the leadership of Wriddhiman Saha had prepared the foundation for victory after a great start and won the match by 7 wickets.