Mumbai, May 15: In the 62nd match of IPL 2022, Chennai Super Kings has given a target of 134 runs to Gujarat Titans to win. CSK scored this on the basis of innings of Ruturaj Gaikwad (53), Moeen Ali (21) and Jagdishan (33). The batsmen were seen struggling on the pitch and not much big shots were seen.
Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans came out to play in a match of IPL 2022 which does not have much impact in the points table. The point here is to settle the playoff equation in the points table for which Gujarat Titans have already qualified and Chennai Super Kings are out. So it was not a big fight for the fans but it is still an important match for Gujarat Titans to cement their place in the top 2 spots.
In this match, Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat and their young batsman Rituraj Gaikwad was seen playing an innings which can be appreciated in difficult situations. Gaikwad played this innings when CSK’s Devon Conway was dismissed for just 5 runs. After this Moeen Ali became the victim of Sai Kishore after scoring 21 runs in 17 balls. Then we got to see a partnership between Jagadeesan and Gaikwad. Earlier, Gaikwad also played a half-century partnership with Moeen Ali.
Gaikwad could have picked up the strike rate in the final overs but here he was trapped by Rashid Khan. Rashid Khan got this batsman out at the hands of Wade and Gaikwad’s innings came to an end. He hit 4 fours and a six.
Jagadeesan remained unbeaten till the end and scored 39 runs off 33 balls. Shivam Dubey was the victim of a duck and Dhoni could not finish with 7 runs in 10 balls, as a result, Chennai Super Kings gave Gujarat Titans an easy target of 134 runs to win. Mohammed Shami took 2 wickets giving only 19 runs in 4 overs.
A total of 4 sixes were hit in this innings of the 62nd match of IPL, but at the same time this season of IPL also became the most number of sixes in the history of this league. In the IPL 2022 season, the record of 872 sixes has been broken, which was seen in IPL 2018. That is, this season has seen the most sixes in the history of the league. Earlier in the 2019 season, 784 sixes had come. Season 2020 saw 734 sixes. At the same time, 731 sixes came in the 2012 season.