IPL 2022, CSK vs GT: Watch - Matheesha Pathirana gets a wicket on the first ball in his IPL debut
Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans have competed in the 62nd match of this season. Talking about the game, the skipper of CSK, MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to take the field.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has looked well with the willow, scoring 53 runs for his team. Jagadeesan, who is playing his first match of this season scored an unbeaten 39 off 33 balls and helped his team to post 133 runs on the board.
Gujarat Titans got a good start from their openers as they lost their first wicket on 59 runs. Wriddhiman Saha has been the best with the bat for his team, remaining unbeaten on 67 runs and helping his side chase the target.
It was the 10th win for Gujarat Titans as they still hold the top spot on the points table. Gujarat Titans will be gearing up for their final match of the league stage against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He wanted to spend some time in the middle: MS Dhoni
After getting defeated by the table-toppers Gujarat Titans, MS Dhoni shared his views about the game in the post-match presentation. "To start off, batting first wasn't a really good idea. The fast bowlers their ball wasn't coming on.
That's why the batsmen found it tough to hit. The second half it got slightly better. Spinners I felt both halves it was pretty even. Bit more runs in the middle overs would have been good. Sai bowled really well.
We could have pushed Shivam up the order but that defeats the purpose of giving Jaggi the extra game. We wanted Jaggi to spend some time in the middle," MS Dhoni was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
"I think Pathirana is an excellent death bowler. A bit similar to Malinga. With his action, the margin of error for him is quite big. With a slingy action, he doesn't get a lot of bounce.
He has got that slower one as well. We will try to give guys ample time in the middle. I feel it's important to give guys who haven't got a chance to feature in the 11," he added.
However, the Sri Lankan pacer who is known for his Malinga kind of action has made his IPL debut in this game. Interestingly, he picked up the wicket of the first ball he bowled to Shubman Gill and the CSK fans enjoyed it a lot.
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