CSK vs SRH, IPL 2024 Highlights: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tushar Deshpande shine in Chennai Super Kings' 78-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Captain Ruturaj GaikwadAggressive 98, coupled with precise pacer-led bowling performance Tushar Deshpandeguided the Super Kings of Chennai to a 78-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
After being invited to bat, Gaikwad's impressive 54-ball innings propelled CSK to a formidable 212 for three. He was supported by Daryl Mitchellback in form, contributing 52 from 32 balls, while Shivam Dubey added an unbeaten 39 off 20 balls to push CSK past the 200-mark.

In response, SRH's overly cautious batting approach failed once again as they could not recover from Deshpande's early three-wicket burst (4/27 in 3 overs) and the pressure that followed in the middle overs, eventually being bowled out for 134 in 18.5 overs. . The win ended CSK's two-game losing streak.
With the win, CSK climbed to third place with 10 points, tied with Kolkata Knight Riders, Lucknow Super Giants and Delhi Capitals. SRH, also with 10 points, fell to fourth place after their fourth defeat.

Chasing 213 to win, Travis Head (13) and Abhishek Sharma (15) made brisk starts, but Deshpande got rid of the former with a slower wide ball, then returned to remove the impact under Anmolpreet Singh with a attacking on the stumps as the batter was leaving. for a golden duck.
Abhishek was then caught at deep as Deshpande broke his back, leaving SRH at 40 for 3 in the fourth over.
Nitish Reddy (15) and Aiden Markram (32) tried to steady the ship but Ravindra Jadeja bamboozled the former with a bouncer, while Matheesha Pathirana produced a superb yorker to uproot the South African's middle stump.

At 85-5 in 10.5 overs, Heinrich Klaasen and Abdul Samad joined hands, but runs were difficult to come by as the bowlers executed their plans perfectly.
While Jadeja completed a superb spell of 4-0-22-1, Shardul Thakur continued to play outside off to frustrate the batters as CSK conceded just two boundaries in nine overs after the powerplay .
With an improbable 104 needed from 30 balls, Klaasen, Samad, Pat Cummins and Shahbaz Ahmed all made it as Mitchell took five catches in the outfield during the match.
Earlier, Gaikwad missed a successive hundred by a whisker, but his 107-run stand with Mitchell was the cornerstone of CSK's innings. This is CSK's 35th 200-over total, the most by any side in T20 cricket.
Gaikwad was the star batting star for CSK as he hit 10 fours and three sixes in his innings.

Opening the innings, Ajinkya Rahane (9) again perished early, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar taking his valuable wicket in the third over, but Gaikwad kept CSK going. The captain didn't back down and attacked the bowlers at will as the hosts ended the powerplay at 50 for one.
In no time, 27-year-old Gaikwad made his 17th IPL half-century off just 27 deliveries.
Gaikwad and Mitchell batted reasonably as they managed to maintain boundaries, the latter also coming in periodically after a slow start (12 off 11).
With dew in the 12th over, the batting duo tried to take advantage as Mitchell quickly conjured up his maiden IPL 50 off 29 deliveries in the 13th over.
But the New Zealander failed to get going for too long and perished in the over against Jaydev Unadkat after depositing a full toss into the hands of Nitish Kumar Reddy at mid-wicket.
The in-form Shivam Dube then joined Gaikwad and the two decided to up the ante. SRH skipper Pat Cummins was targeted by the batters, having been sent out for 49 in his four overs.
Gaikwad looked set for back-to-back tons but the heat and humidity of Chennai seemed to be affecting him as his vigil ended with a tired shot as T Natarajan dismissed him in the final over.
Crowd favorite MS Dhoni scored five runs off two deliveries including a four, while Dube deposited a full toss into the stands as the last four overs yielded 53 runs.
(With inputs from PTI)

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