Just when CSK seem to be in a muddle, the veteran player Robin Uthappa decided to step up to save his team. In the 1st Qualifier of VIVO IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings were struggling in the second inning, while chasing the target of 172. Their adversaries in the first inning had had a great start, provided by the swift and quickfire knock that was played by Prithwi Shaw. They also had an amazing end, courtesy to the great Fifty that came off the bat of their Captian.
Chennai Super Kings looked to be in grave trouble when their dependable opener Faf du Plessis was dismissed in the 4th ball of the innings. The South African was sent back to the pavilion by his fellow teammate Anrich Nortje, and CSK was reduced to 1 for 3 runs. That is when Robin Uthappa walked in. With Ruturaj Gaikwad on the other end, he started building up the partnership slowly. It didn’t take him long enough to change gears though, in the 6th over he took on Avesh Khan for a ride and scored 20 runs off his over.
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He brought up his fifty in the 10th over. It was something his team wanted. They were looking for someone to take on the charge and score some quick runs. Uthappa and Gaikwad together added 110 runs for the second wicket. Uthappa departed in the 14th over, at the score of 63 runs in just 44 balls at the strike rate of 143.18. His innings included 7 fours and 2 sixes.