Chennai Super Kings surrendered at the hands of Rajasthan Royals in the first leg meeting at home as they lost the game by a whisker of five runs. Meanwhile, the second leg between these two teams is taking place at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.’
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson won the toss and chose to bat first. The hosts took the bowling attack to the cleaners with counter-attacking approach, courtesy of batting masterclass from Yashasvi Jaiswal who inflicted quite a lot of damage on CSK.
Whatever the left-handed batter touched turned to gold as the Royals largely benefitted from his services. He was also the pick of the batters for the Royals as he scored 77 off 43 balls before he was dismissed by Tushar Deshpande.
The young southpaw constructed his innings with the help of eight boundaries and four hits over the fence at a sensational strike rate of 179.07. In the end, the Royals posted a colossal total of 202/5 in their quota of 20 overs.
Devon Conway gets dismissed for 8 off 16 balls against RR in IPL 2023
Chennai Super Kings’ star opening batsman Devon Conway has been in scintillating form in the ongoing edition of the IPL. Notably, he is also the third-leading run-scorer this season.
The left-handed batter scored 322 runs in eight innings this season. He was expected to dictate the terms and dominate the proceedings from the get-go against the Royals.
Needless to say, he ended up mounting pressure on himself as he consumed too many dot balls inside the powerplay overs. He scored eight runs off 16 balls at a strike rate of 50 and was dismissed by Adam Zampa.
Chennai Super Kings’ playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Akash Singh
Rajasthan Royals’ playing XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
16 balls of power play 😭😭 https://t.co/mJjFAaPm7XAdvertisement
— Nityesh Maheshwari 🇮🇳 (@mnityesh28) April 27, 2023
Sometimes 0(1) is better.
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So much pressure so much pressure
CSK atleast play with intentAdvertisement
— Utsav Bhati (@bhati_utsav) April 27, 2023
No intent from team
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Rare Failure ✍🏻Advertisement
— 🇮🇳ꪜ𝐢𝐧𝐨⁹⁶🚩 (@vinoo_96) April 27, 2023
Most dot balls played in this IPL
David warner – 68
Devon conway – 60
Klye mayers – 53
Rohit sharma – 50 pic.twitter.com/cGtWg1femrAdvertisement
— M. (@IconicKohIi) April 27, 2023
Devon Conway After 4 Consecutive Fifties People Started Praising Him.
And Because Of Today's Rare Failure People Started Criticizing Him.
Hypocrisy 😭. pic.twitter.com/EgIZ4B263v
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