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IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings lose five wickets inside powerplay for first time in IPL history

Chennai Super Kings lose five wickets inside powerplay for first time in IPL history

Sharjah, October 23: Chennai Super Kings created an unwanted record during Match 41 of IPL 2020 against Mumbai Indians at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on Friday (Ocotber 23). MS Dhoni's men for the first time in IPL history lost five wickets inside powerplay after the top order was blown away by MI bowling attack.

Trent Boult began the destruction of CSK top-order in the very first over of the match when he trapped Ruturaj Gaekwad in front of the stumps. The first wicket, however, was a result of a successful review by MI after umpired had initially given it as not out.

Jasprit Bumrah then soon joined the demolition as he got rid off Ambati Rayudu and N Jagadeesan of successive balls in the second over before Boult then removed Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja to claim his second and third wickets.

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Both Bumrah and Boult stuck to good line as they managed to move the ball both ways. The New Zealander Boult has been in sensational form in powerplays this season, claiming 10 wickets so far. He has bowled three overs for three wickets, conceding just five runs.

Chennai ended their powerplay at 24 for 5 and while it was their very first time losing half the side inside the powerplay, the now defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala hold the record for the unwanted stat as they had lost six wickets against the Deccan Chargers in 2012.

The wickets procession continued as Dhoni, who for the first time since 2010 walked out to bat in the second over for CSK, was dismissed by spinner Rahul Chahar for 16. Deepak Chahar was also dismissed by his brother Rahul as CSK lost their seventh wicket for 43 in the ninth over.

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Story first published: Friday, October 23, 2020, 20:37 [IST]
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