Ahmedabad: CSK captain Dhoni said that the team’s batting collapse in the middle overs was the reason for the defeat in the IPL T20 series against Gujarat Titans.
CSK lost by 5 wickets in the IPL series yesterday in Ahmedabad against Gujarat team. Chasing a target of 178 runs, Gujarat won with 4 balls to spare. CSK was expected to score more than 200 runs in this match due to the action of Rudruraj Gaekwat. But in the last 9 overs, CSK were disappointed to add just 78 runs.
Ambati Rayudu scored 12 runs off 12 balls and Shivam Dube scored only 19 runs off 18 balls creating a disadvantage in the team’s run accumulation.
After the match, CSK captain Dhoni said, “Everyone knows there will be snow. We should have added more runs while batting. Ruduraj Gaekwad played brilliantly. He predicted the ball and hit it neatly. He was happy to watch the game. It was pleasing to see the way Ruduraj chose his shots. I think it is very important for young players to progress.
Rajvardhan Hungerkegar has pace in his bowling and will improve with time. A no-ball is under the control of the bowlers. They should focus on this. We went into the field thinking that two left-handed batsmen would be the best option in the batting. Shivam Dubey was an additional choice,” he said.