In the 49th match of IPL 2020, a top 4 spot seeking KKR team faced already eliminated CSK. In spite of having a very decent start, the run rate was yet again a problem for CSK in the middle overs. Good knocks from youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad and veteran Ravindra Jadeja sealed the match for the Chennai side in the end. Coming out to play ‘for pride’, CSK put out a pretty good and all-rounded show. They ultimately won the match with an upper hand.

The Ruturaj Gaikwad Video That Went Viral

One of Rutu Gaikwad’s shots today against Varun Chakravarthy has particularly caught fans’ attention. The youngster chipped the ball over the mid-off for a beautiful six.

Twitter has gone crazy about the kid and the elegance of his shot. Varun Chakravarthy had been in lethal form tonight. And playing such a brave shot against him should be appreciated. Kudos to Gaikwad.

Coming back to the match, Nitish Rana’s knock of 87 (61) took KKR’s rusty batting line up to a decent total of 172. Not that there was a drastic fall of wickets in the Kolkata side but they couldn’t just cope up to keep their run rate at par.

Coming on to defend, CSK started well. The opening partnership of Watson and Gaikwad scored 50 runs. Then Varun Chakravarthy dismissed Shane Watson. The run rate of the Chennai side fell drastically after that as their middle order took time to settle.  Thus, Rayudu and Gaikwad lost their wickets trying to keep the run rate in control.

The Story Of The Game Between CSK And KKR And How Things Ended

Youngster Varun Chakravarthy made a unique record today. He became the first bowler to get MS Dhoni bowled, two times in an IPL season. It’s arguable that MS is not in shape anymore but no one can take away credit from Varun on that. He made this outstanding achievement against his Idol.

In the end, run rate took a toll on the CSK side and they needed to get some big shots. Ravindra Jadeja played just the cameo CSK needed with an explosive innings of 31*(11). His innings pretty much sealed the match for CSK. They could have been in trouble if not for his unrestricted hitting.

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CSK Building For The Future Now; Positive Signs Showing Up?

CSK might have been eliminated already this season but they dominated the match today. They were not this consistent before and the youngsters have really turned on the heat now. The Chennai Lions roared today and they might just have killed KKR’s top four spot dreams. The Kolkata Knight Riders will be struggling to go through to the knockout stages now, though it can surely still happen.

Nonetheless, the top four spot drama has intensified even more with KXIP, KKR and SRH all fighting for the spot. Only time will say what happens in end. It is quite an interesting tournament and IPL 2020 is in the final days of the competition. Take a bow Ruturaj Gaikwad, you played really well!!