Gaikwad equals Tendulkar’s batting record


Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener Ruturaj Gaikwad came roaring back into form with a brilliant 99 off 57 balls and putting on 182 runs for the opening wicket with Devon Conway against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Sunday (1 May). The Gaikwad-Conway opening tango set up CSK’s 13-run win over SRH and kept them in the hunt with a chance to make the IPL 2022 Playoffs.

En route to his brilliant knock, the CSK opener completed 1,000 runs in the IPL as well. Gaikwad has taken just 31 innings to achieve the feat, making him the joint-fastest Indian ever to reach the milestone. He equalled Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar’s feat, who had also taken 31 innings to reach the milestone while playing for Mumbai Indians (MI).


CSK: 202/2 (Gaikwad 99, Conway 85*, Natarajan 2-42)

SH: 189/6 (Pooran 64*, Williamson 47, Abishek 39, Choudhary 4-46)