CSK beat SRH by 7 wickets
Ruturaj Gaikwad was Match of the match for his 75 off 44 balls
Good form continues for Faf du Plessis with 56 off 38
SRH VS CSK Highlights – Overview
Chennai Super Kings won their 5th game against Sunrisers Hyderabad and tops the table with 10 points and a healthy run rate. The poor form continues for SRH as they have won just one game from six games and sits at the bottom of the table.
SRH VS CSK Highlights – Slow Start by SRH: Deciding to bat first after winning the toss, Sunrisers Hyderabad found it tough to get away as the pitch was a bit slow and the ball held on to the surface. SRH lost the in-form Jonny Bairstow early in the 4th over for 7 runs. David Warner along with Manish Pandey played it through till the 17th over adding 106 runs for 1st wicket. But the partnership never took off as David Warner failed to pace his inning scoring a painful run-a-ball 57. Manish Pandey at the other end started off slowly but managed to score at a strike rate of 132.61 and getting to 61 off 46 balls. In the 18th over, SRH trying to get loose and add some quick runs lost two wickets in the same over of Lungi Ngidi. David Warner miscued a full wide length delivery and got caught in the cover by Jadeja. Manish Pandey trying to go over the long-on found Faf du Plessis who took a stunning flying catch to dismiss him.
SRH VS CSK Highlights – A Brilliant end by SRH: SRH with 134/3 and two new batsmen at the center in the 18th over was looking good for 145~150. But Kane Williamson and Kedar Jadhav displayed some exceptional power-hitting to add 37 runs off 13 balls and taking the score past 170. Kane Williamson made a blistering 26 of 10 balls and Kedar Jadhav finishes it up with a four and six scoring 12 off 4 balls.
SRH VS CSK Highlights- CSK Kept it Tight: CSK bowlers kept it tight till the 18th over and never allowed the SRH’s batsmen to get off the screws. Lungi Ngidi was the pick of the bowler picking up two wickets in four overs. Sam Curran picked up a wicket of dangerous Bairstow in the powerplay. But it was Shardul over who went for 20 runs that helped SRH to go past 170.
SRH VS CSK Highlights – Walk in the Park for CSK: It was a walk in the park for CSK as the openers gave a tremendous start putting up a magnificent partnership of 129 in 13 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad played a blistering inning of 75 off just 44 balls without hitting any six. He hit 12 boundaries in his inning. Faf du Plessis is in tremendous form and made a beautiful 56 off 38 balls with six boundaries and one six. With work almost done for CSK by the openers, the middle order supported to win the game for CSK.
SRH VS CSK Highlights – SRH Bowling not Impactful: A pitch where SRH batsmen struggled to score runs, inexperience SRH bowling attack struggled to trouble CSK batsmen. Sandeep Sharma looked promising but failed to pick any wickets. It was again Rashid Khan who stood out picking up three wickets in his four overs. But it was too late for SRH to come back in the game.
SRH struggle continues as they again failed to cross the line. The bowling has let them down. In the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the bowling looks weak. Batting has looked good after Kane Williamson’s inclusion. Chennai on other hand is in tremendous form and tops the points table with five wins from six games.
UPCOMING MATCHES FOR THE TEAM
Sunrisers Hyderabad will meet Rajasthan Royals on 02nd May at 3:30 PM. Chennai Super Kings will play Mumbai Indians on 01st May at 7:30 PM. Both the matches will be at the same venue – Arun Jaitley Stadium
THE TURNING POINT
The CSK’s opening partnership was the turning point.
Player of the Match
Brief scores: CSK 171/4 in 20 overs (R Gaikwad 75, Faf du Plessis 56, R Khan 3/36) beat SRH 171/3 in 20 overs (Manish Pandey 61, D Warner 57, L Ngidi 2/35) by 7 wickets
SRH Playing XI: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (w), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Kadar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Siddhart Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma
CSK Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c) (w), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi,
Delhi Capitals will take on Kolkata Knight Riders at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad at 7:30 PM. The live telecast will be on Star sports networks and Hotstar.