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The IPL PulseRR openers helped their side chase down CSK's 189 with ease.

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Sunday, October 3

Qualifying scenarios – After 47 matches into the 14th edition of IPL, CSK and DC have assured of a spot in the playoffs while SRH have missed out for the first time since 2016. With nine matches left in the last week, five sides are still in contention for the remaining two places.

Jaiswal, Dube nullify Gaikwad's 100 – Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings showcased their batting might on Saturday as the string of low scores in IPL 2021 finally came to a halt. Ruturaj Gaikwad scored a masterful century to guide CSK to 189 but RR openers came out blazing to stun their opposition with young Yashasvi Jaiswal scoring a 19-ball fifty. Shivam Dube then provided the finishing touches as RR chased down the target with 15 balls to spare.

Avesh, Axar pile more pressure on MI – Avesh Khan, Axar Patel and Anrich Nortje led a disciplined effort with the ball in yet another low-scoring game in Sharjah which Delhi Capitals won by four wickets with five deliveries to spare against Mumbai Indians. The loss was Mumbai's seventh out of 12 games, and their fourth in the UAE leg.

Evolution of Avesh Khan – Much has changed in Avesh Khan's personality over the last two years. Soon after the first national lockdown had ended last year and cricket training resumed, one of Chandrakant Pandit's early tasks as Madhya Pradesh's head coach was to tear down the young pacer's brimming ego.

India's next-gen make a mark – The result of this game notwithstanding, it was a day that belonged to the next generation of Indian batsmen. Gaikwad, Jaiswal and Dube played distinct knocks, but their fearlessness and zing shone through loud enough in unison to silence doubts, if any, of their ability and skill.

Super Sunday – A second successive Playoffs appearance for RCB, which a win against Punjab Kings will assure, will mark a significant achievement for the once-inconsistent franchise since it embraced the Mike Hesson model after 2019. On the other hand, with Delhi Capitals beating Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders can afford to breathe a little easier. KKR continue to be in the top four and hold the advantage over MI because of their superior net run rate but they still need to notch up wins to assure their qualification. Can they begin by toppling the already eliminated SRH?

Tattle of the day – Wasim Jaffer gets his timing right again

Wasim Jaffer @WasimJaffer14 😁 #RRvCSK #IPL2021 04:42 PM&nbsp&#149 Oct 10, 2021

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