Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 20 runs in the 29th match of the 13th season of IPL. This is Chennai’s third win in 8 matches of the season. With this, the team reached number six in the points table. Chennai has so far defeated Hyderabad for the 10th time in 14 matches. Click here to see the live scorecard of the match …
In the match played in Dubai, Chennai won the toss and gave a target of 168 runs while batting first. In response, Hyderabad was able to score 147 runs after losing 8 wickets. For Sunrisers, Kane Williamson made the highest innings of 57 off 39 balls.
Hyderabad Lost 2 Wickets For 27 Runs
Sunrisers Hyderabad started off poorly to chase the target of 168. SRH had lost two wickets for 27 runs. Captain David Warner scored 9 runs and Manish Pandey 4 runs. Johnny Bairstow also could not do much and he also went on the score of 23 runs. Kane Williamson led the innings with a partnership of 32 with Bairstow and then 40 with Priyam Garg (16 runs), but could not win the match for the team. Kane Williamson scored 57 runs off 39 deliveries and was dismissed by Karn Sharma.
Dwayne Bravo and Karn Sharma took 2–2 wickets each for Chennai Super Kings. Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur got 1-1 wickets.
Chennai Added 51 Runs in The Last 5 Overs
For Chennai, Shane Watson scored 42 runs, Ambati Rayudu scored 41 and Sam Curran scored 31 runs. In the end, Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 21 off 13 deliveries including 2 fours and a six and Ravindra Jadeja scored 25 runs off 10 deliveries with the help of 3 fours and a six. The team scored 51 runs in the last 5 overs. At the same time, for Hyderabad, fast bowlers Sandeep Sharma, Khalil Ahmed and T Natarajan took 2-2.
Chennai’s Demritorious Start
Chennai did not have a good start. The team had lost two wickets for 35 runs. Both wickets were taken by Sandeep Sharma. He clean bowled Sam Curran for 31 runs whereas Faf du Plessis was out without scoring a single run.
Watson and Rayudu’s 81 Run Partnership
Watson and Rayudu handled the innings after Chennai’s two batsmen back to the pavilion. Both made a much-needed partnership of 81 runs for the third wicket. Rayudu was dismissed by fast bowler Khalil Ahmed his catch was caught by David Warner. At the same time, Watson was caught by Manish Pandey at the ball of T. Natarajan.
Man of The Match
Ravindra Jadeja adjudged Man of the Match for his effort with bat and then ball. jadeja scored 25* off 10 deliveries while takes a wicket against 21 runs in his spell.
Changes in Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni made a change in the team. Spinner Piyush Chawla returns in place of N Jagadeesan. At the same time, Hyderabad captain David Warner also made a change in the playing 11. Abhishek Sharma was dismissed. Shahbaz Nadeem got a chance in his place.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
S Watson, F du Plessis, A Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c/wk), S Curran, R Jadeja, DJ Bravo, D Chahar, P Chawla, S Thakur, K Sharma
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
D Warner (c), J Bairstow (wk), M Pandey, K Williamson, P Garg, V Shankar, R Khan, S Sharma, S Nadeem, K Ahmed, T Natarajan