during the match CSK displayed commandable performance by reachin.g a score of 172 for 7 wickets on a sluggish Chepauk pitch. given the prevailing conditions this group to be a highly competitive total as the Gujarat Titans experience and uncommon of day ultimately concluding their innings at 157 all out in 20 overs.
“I strongly believe we could have pursued the target more effectively. we had opportunities to bring the game to closer finish expressed ” the cricketer from Tamilnadu to journalist after the match on Tuesday in their pursuit of 173 runs the defending champions fell short by margin of 15 runs .
The GT chase was hindered by the skill full spin bowling of CSK with both Ravindra Jadeja and maheesh theekshana maintaining light control over runflow while also taking crucial wickets the CSK bowler performed exceptionally well during the middle offer the middle face of an innings holds great significance of any chance unfortunately.we lost wickets which resulted in our defeat by a margin of 15 runs . Shankar remarked.
When questioned about the reshuffling of the batting order Shankar had previously showcased the brilliant performance batting at no 3 against the royal Challenger Bangalore however in the match against CSK. He entered the game at no 5 with his team score at 88 / 4
In reality throughout this season the batters have been assigned various positions it is not solely related to this particular game but rather recurring in the most matches.
I believe this show case the strength of over regardless of the situation we have been able to adopt and contribute runs for the team he added
when you lose a wicket and subsequently the match it may seems unusual that we have made multiple changes however this has been our approach since the very first game I believe behave adjusted upper batting line up in accordance with the privileging condition and circumstances and we have achieved favourable outcomes Shankar in Rashid Khan manage to revive the hopes of GT team before their dismissal dashed there appreciation. Shankar remain optimistic about team performance in qualifier 2 to held in Ahmadabad where they will face face the winner of the eliminator match between the Mumbai Indian and Lucknow super giants.