'C in his name stands for consistency' - CSK post a mammoth 208 courtesy Devon Conway's 87 vs DC

Devon Conway registered his third straight half-century of IPL 2022.

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After a forgettable first half of the IPL 2022 where he was warming the bench for most of the season having scored in single-digit in the only chance he got, Devon Conway has roared back to form in the second half with some impactful knocks in the last three games where he has succeeded in breaching the 50-run mark consistently.

The New Zealander once again made his bat do the talking having come into this contest with scores of 85* and 56 as he went after Delhi’s new-ball and one-change bowlers right from the word ‘go’ with CSK being asked to bat first by DC skipper Rishabh Pant. It was indeed a good toss to lose for the defending champions, but more importantly for Devon Conway.

Devon Conway falls short of his maiden IPL century but CSK go past 200

The Chennai openers meant business right from the word ‘go’ and ensured that they made the Delhi bowlers toil hard for getting those much-needed breakthroughs. While Conway did go berserk, his opening partner Ruturaj Gaikwad also played a great supporting knock as the duo added 110 runs for the first wicket before the latter was dismissed for 41 runs from 33 deliveries on the final ball of the 11th over.

However, Devon Conway ensured that he kept the scoreboard ticking for the Yellow Army in the middle overs after scoring his third straight half-century. It is to be noted that he received some much-needed support from batting all-rounder Shivam Dube who replaced former captain Ravindra Jadeja for this contest.

The duo was involved in a 59-run stand for the second wicket as Devon Conway neared his maiden IPL ton. Unfortunately for the Kiwi cricketer, he agonizingly fell short by 13 runs after being caught behind by Rishabh Pant off left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed on the third ball of the 17th over.

The southpaw will have to wait for another day in order to breach the three-figure mark but, he did some damage before walking back to the dugout after playing a scintillating innings of 87 runs from 49 deliveries at an outstanding strike rate of 177.6 including seven fours and five sixes. However, his knock and MS Dhoni’s finishing skills (21* off 8) took CSK past the 200-run mark. They eventually managed to post 208 runs in their 20 overs.

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