The Chennai Super Kings have lost their fifth game of the season against the Gujarat Titans even Thala’s blessings Chris Jordan. They put 169 runs on the board after a toss defeat, and after lowering the GT to 48 out of 4 it looked like the game was in the bag. But the impressive batting from David Miller and Rashid Khan, as well as Chris Jordan’s shocking game of football ensured that GT got there with three wickets in hand, and one ball left.
Ruturaj Gaikwad finally managed to produce innings of note. His 73 in the 48, beating close to Ambati Rayudu who scored 46 out of 30 kept the points going on in a healthy way, and at the end of the 14th over, CSK was 124 out of 2 and they were about to score. more than 180. he did not, however, and only managed 28 runs in the next five overs. After an over 17 run over, CSK had a par score of 169.
CSK did everything right with the ball in the beginning. Three good wickets in the first four overs, with Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar both out for ducks. Wriddhiman Saha and Abhinav Manhor contributed 11 and 12 respectively, and when GT savior David Miller came on strike, GT was 48-4.
Chris Jordan went 25 runs in the 18th over, hitting Rashid’s 6th, 6th, 4th, 6th.
Had Chris Jordan not been the one to throw 18 and 20 overs, the result could have been different for CSK. He dropped 58 runs in his quota with an economic value of 15.813. To put it bluntly, Mukesh, Theekshana and Bravo combined gave 65 runs in their 11 overs.
GT needed 48 runs at the start of the 18th over, and it was a game for everyone. That is, until Rashid beat Jordan by three threes and four consecutive deliveries. The Titans took 25 runs in that over, leaving 23 needed for 12. A penalty overs were thrown by Bravo, and he conceded 10 but took two wickets in consecutive balls to bounce off captain Rashid and Alzarri Joseph. Jordan started well, throwing two dots ahead of Miller, but he hit six in the third. He then threw a full-toss that reached Miller’s waist and cut it into the midfielder’s third short position, but the advantage.