The Fantastic innings of Ruturaj Gaikwad
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, after consecutive average and poor outings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, missed out on scoring his IPL career’s second century. Had the young batter scored just one more run against Sunrisers Hyderabad tonight, he would have become the third batsman to score a century in this season of IPL. Ruturaj Gaikwad was outstanding with the bat against Hyderabad but unfortunately got dismissed on 99.
The 25-year-old CSK opener attained a remarkable feat on Sunday as he became the joint-fastest cricketer to score 1000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history.
Chennai Super Kings successfully defended the total and won the contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad. After SRH won the toss and decided to bowl first, the openers of CSK got off to a flying start and continued their momentum till the end.
The opening duo put up the highest partnership of this season of 182 off 107 and Ruturaj got dismissed for 99 runs from 57 deliveries. Devon Conway was unbeaten till the end and scored 85* off 55 balls.
With the target being 203, the openers Abhishek Sharma and Kane Williamson provided a nice start to SRH after which they got out for 39 and 47 runs respectively. Pooran (64* off 33) in the end played some crackling shots but he did not get any support from the other end and SRH lost the match by 13 runs. (ANI)
Gaikwad also equaled Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring the fastest 1000 runs in IPL. Sachin and Ruturaj both scored the fastest 1000 IPL runs in 31 IPL innings. Follow Our website Hostspotnews for the latest updates
Cricketers who scored the fastest 1000 IPL runs
Sachin Tendulkar – 31 innings
Ruturaj Gaikwad – 31 innings
Suresh Raina – 34 innings
Rishabh Pant – 35 innings
Devdutt Padikkal – 35 innings