In a challenging away game for our Titans, we faced a 63-run loss to the Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday.

Chennai Super Kings openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rachin Ravindra put up a partnership of 58 until our magician Rashid bhai got a breakthrough in his very first over. Rashid’s guile coupled with some lightning-fast glovework by Wriddhiman Saha got us our first wicket.

After a short spell without the fall of any wickets, our #TitansFAM went ajji ek wicket jove chhe bakaa. And local boy Sai Kishore heard them! The first ball off the 11th over saw the left-arm spinner outfox Ajinkya Rahane. Wriddhiman Saha completed another simple stumping. 

Wriddhiman’s Brilliance Behind the Stumps

Two overs later, Spencer Johnson also chipped in with a breakthrough, getting the better of dangerous-looking Ruturaj Gaikwad, who departed four runs short of a half-century. The 39-year-old Saha accounted for a third contribution behind the stumps. 

Thereafter, Shivam Dube accelerated the CSK innings to reach his fifty before Rashid Khan and Mohit Sharma put the brakes on the scoring, registering back-to-back wickets in the 19th and 20th overs respectively. The home team finished with 206/6 on the board.

The chase

With a daunting total in sight, our veteran Wriddhiman Saha came out with an attacking intent, dealing only in boundaries. Captain Gill also sent a maximum into the stands but unfortunately departed with the score on 21.

55-3. Tense situation. Enter Sai-Su and Agent Miller.

The duo got our innings back on track with a steady 41-run partnership to keep the scoreboard ticking. Nonetheless, some good bowling by the opponents put us on the back foot. After 20 overs, we finished with 143/8.

With the belief of making a comeback, we will return to Amdavad, raring to get back to winning ways when we take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, 31st March.