David Warner (50) and Jonny Bairstow (61*) ensured Sunrisers Hyderabad secured a much needed win against a high flying Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad. CSK scored mere 132 in the first innings which proved to be too low as SRH was able to chase down with 19 balls to spare.
Chennai Super Kings decided to rest MS Dhoni, who looked in perfect shape as he came out to warm-up after he voiced out few concerns about his sore back in the previous game. Suresh Raina, the captain for the day, won the toss and chose to bat first in Hyderabad.
CSK openers, Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson, found it difficult to get going right from the start and could only manage a grand total of 15 runs in the first 4 overs. However, they did not waste the entire powerplay as the two overs that followed yielded 26 runs to put CSK at a par score 41/0.
The carnage continued even after the powerplay, as Nadeem was whacked for 14 runs in his first over. Even Rashid’s first ball was convincingly dispatched for a boundary by Watson. Just when the opening partnership was proving to be a menacing one, Nadeem, in his second over, dismissed Watson with a slower ball. At the halfway point of their innings, CSK found themselves in the comfortable position of 80/1.
After Vijay Shankar picked up the wicket of Faf du Plessis two balls later, Ambati Rayudu, who the former was picked over in the national team, came to the middle. While Shankar restricted CSK at one end, Rashid Khan provided two breakthroughs in the 14th over to leave CSK reeling at 99/4.
It didn’t get any better for CSK after that either, as Billings was dismissed for a duck which brought
While the CSK openers took their own sweet time to get going, David Warner had other plans. After hitting Shardul Thakur for a boundary in the second over, he doubled the tally against Deepak Chahar in the next. Seven more boundaries in the next three overs meant that Warner brought up his
After getting smoked for 14 runs in his first over, Tahir made a brilliant comeback into the game. Not only did he dismiss Williamson and Shankar in his remaining 3 overs
Having lost against Mumbai Indians from a comfortable position, SRH knew they did not need to take any risks to seal the win. It was Jonny Bairstow who, along with Deepak Hooda, took the responsibility to guide his side to 2 points. From the 13th over onwards, the duo scored 19 runs off 18 balls, without any boundaries, to make the equation 9 runs off 24 balls for the hosts.
After Hooda hit Karn Sharma for a boundary to put SRH within touching distance of a win, he threw away his wicket on the very next ball holing out to Faf du Plessis at Long off. Bairstow, however, ensured there would be no jitters this time and against Dhoni’s side, finished it off in style. Not only did the win help SRH move to within 2 points of the playoffs
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