Chennai Super Kings' Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad [PC: BCCI]

In a thrilling encounter between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Delhi Capitals (DC) during the 67th match of the IPL 2023, CSK’s opening duo of Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad made history by surpassing the previous record held by Mike Hussey and Suresh Raina for the most century partnerships for the franchise. The dynamic batting pair achieved this milestone through their exceptional 141-run partnership for the first wicket.

Conway and Gaikwad displayed an outstanding batting performance, showcasing their skill and determination throughout the match. The duo’s brilliant partnership set the foundation for CSK’s imposing total, enabling them to pose a formidable challenge for the Delhi Capitals.

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The match, held at a packed stadium, witnessed an electric atmosphere as Conway and Gaikwad took control of the game from the beginning. The pair exhibited a perfect blend of aggression and finesse, attacking the opposition bowlers and rotating the strike with ease.

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Conway, the New Zealand sensation, continued his impressive form in the IPL, showcasing his versatility as a batsman. His elegant stroke play and impeccable timing left the opposition bowlers struggling to find a breakthrough. Gaikwad, on the other hand, showcased his maturity and composure, displaying a wide range of shots to keep the scoreboard ticking.

Throughout their partnership, Conway and Gaikwad exhibited a strong understanding between them, complementing each other’s strengths. Their ability to build crucial partnerships and accelerate when required has been pivotal in Chennai Super Kings’ success throughout the tournament.

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Most century partnerships for a Chennai Super Kings pair in the IPL

Conway-Gaikwad – 4
M Hussey-Raina – 3
M Hussey-M Vijay – 2
McCullum-DR Smith – 2
Faf-Gaikwad – 2
Faf-Watson – 2

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By surpassing Hussey and Raina’s record of three-century partnerships, Conway and Gaikwad demonstrated their growing influence and importance in the Chennai Super Kings lineup. The milestone not only highlights their individual brilliance but also speaks volumes about their ability to work together as a cohesive unit.

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As Chennai Super Kings continues its quest for their 5th IPL title, Conway and Gaikwad’s achievement will undoubtedly serve as a source of inspiration for the entire squad. Their partnership not only propels them to the top of the century partnership list for CSK but also cements their names in the history books of the IPL.

The duo have now also found themselves in an elite list of batters who have 4 or more 100 runs stands between themselves in IPL history.

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Most 100-plus opening partnerships in IPL

6 – David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan (SRH)
5 – David Warner and Jonny Bairstow (SRH)
4 – Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul (PBKS)
4 – Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli (RCB)
4 – Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis (RCB)
4 – Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway (CSK)

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