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IPL: Chennai Super Kings thrash Gujarat Titans by 63 runs

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NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings showcased their prowess with a comprehensive 63-run victory over Gujarat Titans in their second match of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2024 on Tuesday.
The match, held at

MA Chidambaram Stadium

in Chennai, witnessed a spectacular display of cricketing talent as CSK’s batsmen dazzled before their bowlers ran riot, leaving the Titans struggling to keep up.
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Sent in to bat first, CSK’s batting lineup delivered a scintillating performance, posting a formidable total of 206 for 6.

Ruturaj Gaikwad

laid the foundation with a composed 46 off 36 balls, while Rachin Ravindra’s aggressive 46 off just 20 deliveries provided the early momentum. However, it was

Shivam Dube

‘s explosive innings that stole the show, as he unleashed his beast mode to smash a rapid 51 off 23 balls, including five towering sixes, propelling CSK past the 200-run mark.

In response, the Titans faltered in their chase, struggling to counter CSK’s formidable bowling attack.

Despite efforts from key players such as Wriddhiman Saha (21) and B Sai Sudharsan (37), the Titans failed to build substantial partnerships.
The dismissal of the Titans’s skipper

Shubman Gill

early in the innings set the tone for their downfall, and despite a brief contribution from David Miller (21), the Titans could only manage to reach 143 for 8 in their allotted overs.

CSK’s bowlers displayed exceptional skill and control, with Deepak Chahar (2-28), Mustafizur Rahman (2-30), Tushar Deshpande (2-21), and Matheesha Pathirana (1-29) picking up crucial wickets at regular intervals to thwart the Titans’s chase.
With this commanding victory, CSK further solidified their position as a dominant force in the IPL 2024 season. Their all-round performance serves as a warning to other teams, highlighting their determination to defend the title.
(With inputs from PTI)

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