Dhoni smashes Joshua Little for a six! MSD doesn’t fail to impress his fans and respond to their chants with his signature style. Little bowled a back of a length delivery, but Dhoni responded with a fierce pull shot that sent the ball sailing over deep square, bringing the crowd to their feet with even louder and wilder cheers.
Chennai Super Kings have posted a competitive total, but they could have scored a lot more. They lost Conway early after choosing to bat first, but Gaikwad batted with ease despite losing his partner.
Gaikwad and Moeen Ali dominated the powerplay, but Rashid Khan took wickets in his first over by dismissing Moeen and Stokes, two England all-rounders.
However, Gaikwad kept hitting boundaries and some of his sixes were remarkable. After the second strategic time-out, Gujarat Titans pulled things back, and CSK lost momentum.
Although Gaikwad missed out on his century as he was dismissed in the 90s, Dube and Rayudu also couldn’t accelerate towards the end. Dhoni played a few aggressive shots, but the total may not please the team.