Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad
Gaikwad and Conway became the most successful opening pair for CSK

In the ongoing first qualifier between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans at the Chepauk Stadium, the hosts, batting first, put 172/7 on the board.

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway were the stars with the bat as the opening pair stitched an 87 runs stand. Gaikwad scored 60(44), which included seven fours and a solitary six. Meanwhile, Conway gathered 40(34) with the help of four fours.

With the 87 runs stand, Conway and Gaikwad scripted history as they broke the record for most runs by a CSK opening pair in an IPL season.

Notably, with the partnership, Conway and Gaikwad took their season’s tally to 775 runs in 14 games and surpassed Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad’s feat of 756 runs for CSK in IPL 2021.

Further, it was the 9th time this season that Gaikwad and Conway stitched a 50+ runs stand, surpassing Faf and Gaikwad’s feat of eight 50+ opening partnerships in 2021. Here is the complete list.

  • 13 – Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey
  • 9 – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway
  • 8 – Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • 7 – Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith

Rutu has 635 runs this season, while Conway has 625 runs, ten less than his opening partner.

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