Devon Conway’s innings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) came to a disappointing end as he got out for a meagre 8 runs off 16 deliveries. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener was struggling to find his rhythm from the start, with a strike rate of just 50.00. His innings finally came to an end in the seventh over when he attempted to hit a leg-break from Adam Zampa over the infield but ended up giving a simple catch to Sandeep Sharma at mid-off.
The dismissal of Conway was a result of smart captaincy by Sanju Samson, who brought on Zampa when the pressure was on CSK after losing an early wicket in pursuit of the massive target of 203 set by the Rajasthan Royals (RR). Zampa bowled a well-flighted legbreak outside off, tempting Conway to go for the big shot. But Conway failed to get the timing right and ended up hitting the ball straight to Sandeep Sharma, who took an easy catch.
Conway’s poor innings was a setback for CSK, who were hoping for a solid start from the New Zealand opener. With the pressure mounting, Ruturaj Gaikwad played an impressive innings to keep CSK in the game.