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CSK vs GT IPL 2024 Match 7 Highlights | CSK’s Young Guns Shine as They Thump Gujarat Titans by 63 Runs

CSK vs GT IPL 2024 Match 7 Highlights

The Chennai Super Kings showcased the power of their youthful brigade as they convincingly defeated the Gujarat Titans by 63 runs in the seventh match of IPL 2024. This victory at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai marked their second consecutive win in the tournament.

New Faces Lead the Charge

Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (46) and Rachin Ravindra (46) provided a solid foundation for CSK’s batting display. The 20-year-old Ravindra, in particular, impressed with his aggressive strokeplay, smashing nine boundaries in his quickfire knock of 46 off just 20 deliveries. This innings included some exquisite straight drives and powerful front-foot pulls, showcasing his exceptional timing and hand-eye coordination.

Following their dismissals, Shivam Dube (51) took center stage. The southpaw, known for his power-hitting prowess against spin, took Gujarat’s spinners to the cleaners. He targeted Sai Kishore and Rashid Khan with disdain, launching them into the stands effortlessly. This knock further cemented his reputation as one of the best spin-hitters in the league.

A late cameo from another youngster, Sameer Rizvi (14 off 6), provided the finishing touches to CSK’s innings. Rizvi, making his IPL debut, displayed nerves of steel as he smashed a six off the very first ball he faced, even against the wily Rashid Khan. In this moment of brilliance, he hinted at the exciting prospects CSK has in their young talent pool.

Pace Takes Center Stage at Chepauk

Traditionally known for their spin dominance, Chennai surprised everyone by relying heavily on their pace attack in this match. With the pitch offering minimal assistance to spinners, Deepak Chahar (2-28) and Tushar Deshpande (2-21) shouldered the bowling responsibility. Deepak Chahar despite his slower ball not being as effective as usual, dismissed the dangerous Shubman Gill early on. Deshpande, on the other hand, was economical and picked up two crucial wickets.

Clinical Fielding from CSK

While the bowling attack did the heavy lifting, CSK’s fielding unit also deserves applause. Captain MS Dhoni, although not playing, displayed his athleticism behind the stumps with a diving catch to dismiss Vijay Shankar. There were spectacular diving catches from Ajinkya Rahane and Rachin Ravindra as well, showcasing the team’s fielding prowess.

Gujarat’s Chase

Despite a valiant knock of 37 from Sai Sudharsan, the Gujarat Titans batting lineup failed to cope with the pressure of chasing a mammoth 207-run target. Their chase never really got going, and they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The CSK bowlers maintained tight lines and lengths, restricting the Titans to a meagre 143 runs, their worst defeat in terms of runs in the IPL.

This victory is a clear indication that the Chennai Super Kings are successfully transitioning into a new era without their iconic leader, MS Dhoni. The emergence of young talents like Ravindra, Dube, and Rizvi bodes well for the franchise’s future. With a potent batting lineup and a well-rounded bowling attack, CSK looks like a strong contender for the IPL 2024 title.

Match Summary

Chennai Super Kings                                                             206/6 (20)

Shivam Dube

51 (23)

Rashid Khan
2/49 (4)

Rachin Ravindra 

46 (20)

Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore
1/28 (3)

Ruturaj Gaikwad
46 (36)

Spencer Johnson
1/35 (4)

Gujarat Titans                                                                        143/8 (20)

Sai Sudharsan 

37 (31)

Tushar Deshpande
2/21 (4)

David Miller

21 (16)

Deepak Chahar
2/28 (4)

Wriddhiman Saha

21 (17)

Mustafizur Rahman
2/30 (4)

Toss: GT won the toss and decided to bowl first

Stadium: MA Chidambaram Stadium

Result: CSK won by 63 runs

Player of the Match: Shivam Dube (CSK) 51 (23)