- That's it from our end. We will be back tomorrow for the first double-header of the season. It will be Virat Kohli vs Steve Smith in RCB vs RR, up first, at Abu Dhabi followed by DC vs KKR in Sharjah. Stay safe, take care, and goodnight, ladies and gentlemen!
WHAT THEY SAID
Priyam Garg: I felt very good in there, because the IPL is a big stage with senior players. I wasn't thinking too much, just playing my natural game. The plan was to play my shots and their bowling helped. There's a positive energy in the field too after such an innings. My self-belief has grown.
Priyam Garg has been named the Player of the Match.
David Warner: This was a little better as compared to the last one. It was quite challenging, it's good to see swing up front. It's my message to the youngsters, to go out their and score some runs. These guys assessed the conditions and played well, so really really proud of them. These guys really work hard, they execute their yorkers, they execute their slower ones. These are the rewards we are getting, and hopefully we get the momentum going forward.
Rashid Khan : If I keep it tight, there are always chances opening up at the other end. I'll be happy to keep it tight, though it's nice to take some wickets. I try to minimize loose deliveries, keep it tight and be more economical.
MS Dhoni: I was not being able to middle a lot of balls. Was trying to hit it too hard. Looking at the boundary lines it was happening to me, subconsciously. Normally, you would want to time it. Tried to get as much as time as possible. We need to take our catches. We have been a bit too relaxed at times. At this level, we need to draw a line and say these catches cannot be dropped. It is very important to be at your best. There are plenty of positives in this game and we will try to come back better.
IPL 2020: CSK vs SRH result - Sunrisers Hyderabad beats Chennai Super Kings by seven runs. Chennai loses
three matches in a row for the first time since 2014.
Same old story of CSK batsmen not being able to pace the innings...
CSK 157/5 after 20 overs: CSK needs 28 off the last over and it will be Samad to bowl! Oh, just imagining the pressure on the youngster, gives me the goosebumps. And he starts off with a wide+four. PRESSURE... PRESSURE... Two runs and MSD is beginning to look really unwell now. He follows it up with a four - straighter than ever. CSK needs 17 off four. Don't tell me we are heading towards another Super Over. Samad is my hero of the match. He is 18, he is bowling to MS Dhoni and he concedes three before Curran ends it with a six. A little too late...
CSK 137/5 after 19 overs: Bhuvneshwar stops in his tracks during the run-up of his second delivery and it seems he has developed a cramp. Or is it a tear? The physio is out on the pitch again. Hopefully, it is nothing serious. He is up on his feet and looks like he will finish his remaining five deliveries. Nope. He loads up and backs out again. He is done for the night and walking out of the park. Khaleel to replace Bhuvi. And a terrible misfield from Samad helps the ball roll on to the ropes. He attacks the ball but takes his eyes off the moment it reaches him. Dhoni, meanwhile, continues to struggle. And Dhoni has backed out now. What has happened? He is in discomfort and has called the physio out. Clearly feeling the pinch of the humidity. And he walks out of it all to go for the maximum. He takes a single off the last to keep the strike.
CSK 121/5 after 18 overs: Khaleel is injured after the sliding effort to keep the last delivery of the 17th over down to a single. The physio is out and the batsmen are having an unofficial drinks break. Natarajan's first ball has been skied by Jadeja and Pandey has to backtrack quite a few yards. He puts it down. It was a difficult opportunity, alright, but he also ends up knocking it to the ropes. Another mistimed yorker sees Jadeja go for a flat six. He has moved on to 50 off 34 balls now. This is surprisingly his first-ever fifty in the league, although he has reached the 2,000-runs mark in IPL. There is a brief sword celebration from the man. Much of the work still remains. And he walks off the very next ball, firing it straight to Samad at deep square leg. Sam Curran has just walked out and hit one of the biggest sixes in the tournament - 86 metres!
CSK 102/4 after 17 overs: 4, 4, 4, is how Jadeja starts the over off. Pressure on Bhuvi straightaway. He recovers to concede a double, a dot and a single. The seamer has never dismissed Dhoni or Jadeja. It stays that way, for now.
CSK 87/4 after 16 overs: Warner goes for a rather desperate review as the ball crashes onto Jadeja's pads. The ball tracker on giant screen shows the ball pitch outside leg. Dhoni goes for the glorious pull and that was what Ravi Shastri would label as a 'tracer bullet' to the boundary. That also brings up Dhoni's 4,500 runs in IPL. Rashid finishes his spell, conceding only 12 runs. That's crazy!
CSK 79/4 after 15 overs: Warner has taken a risk of using a leg-spinner Samad, against the left-handed Jadeja owing to the longer boundaries and three fielders in catching positions. And Jadeja shimmies down the track to go for the maximum straightaway - nice, straight and long! Dhoni heaves a sigh of relief after the last delivery just falls short of the fielder between backward point and gully.
CSK 71/4 after 14 overs: Natarajan to bowl his third. Jadeja, initially unable to connect, works one away to the leg-side fence off a yorker gone wrong. However, as things stand, one boundary each over won't hurt SRH much. The timeout has been taken.
CSK 61/4 after 13 overs: Khaleel has been brought back into the attack and he does an excellent job. Just three singles. CSK going deep yet again.
CSK 58/4 after 12 overs: The required run rate is climbing; this has been CSK's story since forever. How long till we see the batsmen go after the bowler? Rashid completes his third over conceding only three runs.
CSK 55/4 after 11 overs: Is that a rocket I see? Dhoni bludgeons Samad straight down the ground for a boundary. Such was the pace on the ball that Samad backed out of pouching it - just getting his fingernails to it. The stage is set for a Dhoni masterclass, but will we witness it tonight?
CSK 44/4 after 10 overs: Rashid back to cause more trouble. Will we see another wicket this over? Dhoni and Jadeja don't take any chances. Just one off it.
CSK 43/4 after 9 overs: Abdul Samad can bowl leg-spin. Irfan Pathan was talking about it earlier today and Warner sure knows how to utilise his options. What can the young J&K cricketer offer here? MUCH, ACTUALLY! He has gotten rid of Kedar Jadhav. Gives the ball some air and lures Jadhav to misfire the drive straight to Warner. CSK in deep, deep trouble.
CSK 41/3 after 8 overs: And wasn't Warner waiting for just this moment? Rashid is in. MS Dhoni has always found it tough against the Afghan and yes, there are no prizes for guessing what the leg-spinner's role will be here tonight. Straightaway goes for the googly as Dhoni gets an inside edge onto his pads. This should be fun...
CSK 40/3 after 7 overs: Dhoni has promoted himself up the order. Can the man take his side home from here? He has done that on a number of occasions. Left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma comes into the attack. Only four runs off that over.
CSK 36/3 after 6 overs: There is a brief stoppage between the over change as the physio applies some magic spray. Faf is up and ready to go but oh no! Rayudu is out trying to defend a moving delivery from down leg. It just clips the top of off. Kedar Jadhav is in. The momentum, however, doesn't dissipate as du Plessis goes on two hammer two boundaries of consecutive deliveries. However, that is only shortlived as Bairstow trapped Faf well short of the crease. Excellent throw by Priyam Garg perfectly complemented by some fine running from Bairstow.
CSK 26/1 after 5 overs: du Plessis welcomes Khaleel with a four wide of cover but a couple of chances go abegging this over after two back-to-back deliveries fall short of backward square leg and short third man. Faf goes for another cheeky paddle over fine leg's head. du Plessis, off the last ball, gets an inside edge onto his own knee and ouch! that must have been painful.
CSK 13/1 after 4 overs: A little surprised as to why Khaleel has not been brought back. It will be T Natarajan, another left-armer to charge down over the wicket. A welcome boundary for Chennai comes off the last delivery as Rayudu slams a low full toss past midwicket.
CSK 7/1 after 3 overs: We are gonna see more of those deliveries moving into the batsmen, suggests the five fielders on the offside. This is turning out to be an interesting contest: Bhuvi vs Watto-man. Oops! And this was coming wasn't it? Watson decides to open his arms this time, although this was another inswinging back-of-a-length ball aimed at the body. It takes a heavy underedge before making a mess of the woodwork. Ambati Rayudu replaces the Australian at the crease.
CSK 4/0 after 2 overs: Even the left-handed Khaleel Ahmed is getting it to zip it into du Plessis. Only two singles and a wide from it.
CSK 1/0 after 1 over: Bhuvi bowling vicious inswingers to both the openers and Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson trying to push it away has more or less been the story of the first over.
The Hyderabad players are out on the park. Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson to start CSK chase against Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the new ball.
WHAT THEY SAID
Abhishek Sharma: Initially we were looking to play our game and whatever is coming in our zone, we were trying to hit into the gaps. It's all about our team game and the coaches and captain gave us clear roles and there's no pressure and it is all about playing our natural game. The wicket is not skiddy and it's stopping in between, we were initially looking for around 150. I think it is a good total for us.
Innings Break: CSK needs 165 to win the match in 120 balls.
SRH 164/5 after 20 overs:
WICKET! Easy as it goes. A good catch by Dwayne Bravo Wait... scratch that... it is a no ball. The no-ball sirens start blaring. This can't be happening... Thakur, however, keeps it tight for the remainder of the over to concede only seven runs.
SRH 157/5 after 19 overs: Garg continues the onslaught, greeting Bravo with a fine boundary off his very first delivery: a paddle sweep, clearing backward square leg. He also goes on to score his maiden IPL fifty off just 23 balls. Nothing but pure class from the 19 year old!
SRH 146/5 after 18 overs: My, oh, my! Two back-to-back dropped catches. It pains to see a wonderful fielder like Jadeja put it down. The very next ball, Thakur drops a sitter. You cannot gift lifelines to batsmen, especially at this stage, when they are looking to go for the skies off every loose ball. A slower bouncer, later in the over, however, takes care of Sharma. Dhoni wouldn't miss those lobs for anything, behind the wicket. Chahar, meanwhile, has now reached the 100-wicket mark in T20.
SRH 133/4 after 17 overs: Garg is making sure Williamson doesn't have a tough conversation with him when he goes back into the dugout. The India U-19 skipper has not only hit three fours in the Curran over, but he has also smoked one over square leg for a six. 22 runs come from that over.
SRH 111/4 after 16 overs: Sloppy work from Thakur sees the two Indian youngsters on pitch steal three runs. Sharma opens the face of his pat to nudge one to Bravo at square third man. The bowler lets Bravo's throw slip as the batsmen steal the freebie on offer. The last ball has been pulled by Garg for a boundary as well. Time for the second strategic timeout.
SRH 100/4 after 15 overs: It was going well for Bravo and CSK until the last delivery when Sharma hammered it past mid-off for a four. That shot also takes SRH into the triple digits.
SRH 91/4 after 14 overs: Jadeja has been taken for a ride by the young Abhishek. A four off the third and a maximum off the fourth. Dhoni doesn't look happy.
SRH 77/4 after 13 overs: Sharma welcomes Chawla with a boundary, punishing the bowler with a sweep past short fine leg.
SRH 71/4 after 12 overs: Abhishek Sharma and Priyam Garg are both new to the crease and Dhoni decides to bring in Jadeja straightaway. Only two runs off that over.
SRH 69/4 after 11 overs: Faf pulling off a Faf yet again! Warner tries to go for the maximum off Chawla but du Plessis near the long-on boundary times his jump perfectly to stop that one. He felt he was losing control and tosses the ball up before jumping out the ropes and back inside again to pouch the rebound quite comfortably. AND ANOTHER! There's some hesitation, a yes-no-maybe follows, before Dhoni uproots the stump as Williamson finds himself well short of the crease.
SRH 63/2 after 10 overs: A change of ends for Bravo works fine for the Men in Yellow. More so, because both Warner and Williamson are not looking to take any undue risk against the Trinidadian all-rounder.
Slow start by Hyderabad given its reputation, but please do note that Mumbai was at a similar stage at the end of 10 overs last night against the Kings XI Punjab. We all know what happened next!
SRH 60/2 after 9 overs: Spin has been introduced and it will be Piyush Chawla bowling his first over. Warner reverse sweeps one past Shane Watson at short third man for a four. It is time for the first strategic timeout.
SRH 52/2 after 8 overs: Thakur strikes! Pandey, who looked to be in fine touch tonight, has been made to take the long walk back to the pavilion. He mistimed, and played it straight into the hands of Curran at mid-off, while looking to go for a biggie. Kane Williamson walks out and tees off straightway with a beautiful cover drive.
SRH 47/1 after 7 overs: Well, well, well, look who's here! DJ's services have been dearly missed by the franchise. Starts with a length ball around off. He does bowl a wide down leg off his fifth but it is just five runs off this over.
SRH 42/1 after 6 overs: Shardul Thakur, who made the Playing XI today alongside Bravo and Rayudu, will try and make it two this over. Warner, however, gets into the act and muscles it straight down the ground for a four. Hyderabad ends the Powerplay on a decent note.
SRH 33/1 after 5 overs: Chahar always bowls three up top if there is a hint of swing. Pandey, however, couldn't care less as he whacks a good length delivery powerfully onside this time and Bravo could only watch it sail over his head and roll down to the boundary.
SRH 27/1 after 4 overs: Pandey goes downtown! Curran bowls this a tad slower but the right-hander picks the length early and smokes it over the bowler's head. It drops just short of the ropes.
SRH 18/1 after 3 overs: Impeccable timing from Pandey on display off the very first delivery of Chahar. He transfers his weight onto the ball to gracefully work the outswinger away to the wide long-off area. VVS Laxman, in the SRH dugout, will be pleased to watch a replay of that on the giant screen.
SRH 12/1 after 2 overs: Sam Curran, who has proved to be invaluable for CSK with both bat and ball this season, has been brought into the attack. He pitches one up and Pandey gets under it to loft it over mid-off to the fence for a four.
SRH 6/1 after 1 over: Chahar begins things with a bang! There are signs of early movement as Chahar gets it to angle it back towards the left-hander. Stick it to a good length right and bowl it just outside the line of off-stump and that is precisely the area which troubles Warner. Bairstow, who had the ball angling away from him initially, finds himself outfoxed on the fourth delivery - an inswinger - and finally castled as Chahar hits the perfect length. The seamer is just one wicket away from his 100th in T20. Manish Pandey walks in.
SRH skipper David Warner to face Deepak Chahar. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow is at the non-striker's end.
Chennai Super Kings : Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar
Sunrisers Hyderabad : David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
WHAT THEY SAID
MS Dhoni, CSK captain: Hopefully the wicket won't slow down much. We got time at a very important juncture and it will also help us reflect what we need to change in batting and bowling. Momentum when it comes to batting is one of the key aspects. The length has been crucial and experience really plays in. We have a number of changes, actually. Vijay, Ruturaj and Hazlewood make way for Rayudu, Shardul and Bravo.
David Warner, SRH captain: We are gonna have a bat. Looks a nice wicket and we want to put runs on the board. We are a good side at defending. Hopefully we can defend it. No changes for us.
TOSS UPDATE: SRH wins toss and elects to bat.
- PITCH REPORT by Kevin Pietersen and Michael Slater: We are in the middle track. So dimension wise it's same on both square boundaries. There's less grass and it is a little firm underneath. The covering of grass has started to dissipate. 40% of wickets have come to spinners. Maybe it is going to be a little bit slower. The captain winning the toss should look to bat first.
- CSK skipper MS Dhoni is all set to become the most-capped IPL player tonight.
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194 - MS Dhoni*
193 - Suresh Raina
192 - Rohit Sharma
185 - Dinesh Karthik
The toss will take place at 7 PM IST. Though most teams have preferred to chase so far, all six matches in Dubai have been won by teams batting first (two of them in Super Over). So it will be interesting to see if MS Dhoni or David Warner take that into consideration.
- Poll time, ladies and gentlemen!
- The team buses have arrived at the Dubai International Stadium!
MATCH PREVIEW BY
S. DIPAK RAGAV
Chennai Super Kings comes into its fourth match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an unfamiliar position. It is lying at the bottom of the points table after losing two of its first three games.
The 2016 champion comes into the contest with momentum on its side after beating Delhi Capitals comprehensively earlier this week.
The wicket in Dubai on Wednesday showed first signs of turn especially when the Kolkata Knight Riders spinners were bowling in the second innings. This should be encouraging for Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja, who have been lacklustre so far.
After its win in the last game, SRH seems to have identified its combination with three foreign recruits bolstering the batting department. Kane Williamson’s 26-ball 41 against Delhi proved to be the turning point.
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The CSK management might consider Imran Tahir to strengthen the spin department which would mean it has to sacrifice a foreigner in Josh Hazelwood.
The key men
For CSK, the good news is both Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo are fit and available for selection. Rayudu was the star for Super Kings in its opening match win against Mumbai Indians.
If David Warner or Jonny Bairstow can go after the CSK bowlers at the top of the order and post a big total, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men might be under the pump.
The two teams have faced each other 12 times in the IPL so far, and CSK holds a 9-3 H2H win/loss record over SRH.
Last season, the sides had claimed a six-wicket win each when they faced off and both of them had reached the playoffs.
In 2018, CSK had defeated SRH on four occasions, including Qualifier 1 and the Final, in which the former came out on top by eight wickets with nine balls to spare on the back of Shane Watson's unbeaten 117.
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Overall, Chennai has three IPL titles, while SRH has won the trophy once. Both sides have a win percentage of over 53% and Mumbai Indians is the only other IPL team with such a record.
Watson (523 runs at an average of 37.35), Ambati Rayudu (447 at 49.66) and MS Dhoni (395 at 56.42) have all enjoyed playing against the Sunrisers, while Dwayne Bravo has picked 17 wickets in 12 games against the Orange Army.
On the other hand, David Warner (445 runs with six fifties) and Kane Williamson (235 runs at an average of 47) have enjoyed success against the Super Kings.
TOP FIVE MUST-HAVE PLAYERS WITH MOST POINTS IN FANTASY SQUADS
1. Sam Curran (CSK) - 69.5 points
2. Faf du Plessis (CSK) - 62 points
3. Rashid Khan (SRH) - 44 points
4. Piyush Chawla (CSK) - 37 points
5. Deepak Chahar (CSK) - 34.5 points
- Highest run-getter: Mayank Agarwal (246)
- Highest wicket-taker: Mohammad Shami (8)
- Highest individual score: KL Rahul (132*)
- Best bowling figures: Rashid Khan (3/14)
- Best economy: Washington Sundar (4.57)
- Most fours: Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul (24)
- Most sixes: Sanju Samson (16)
- Fastest ball: Jofra Archer (152.13 kmph)
- Fastest fifty: Sanju Samson (19 balls)
- Fastest century: Mayank Agarwal (45 balls)
CSK Probable XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kedar Jadhav, M. S. Dhoni (c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
SRH Probable XI: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed
IPL 2020 Points Table
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