Sunday, April 22, 2018

IPL Live Score, SRH vs CSK: Hyderabad Stutter In 183 Run-Chase vs Chennai


IPL SunRisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings Live Score: The Kane Williamson-led team would aim to get back to winning ways when they face the MS Dhoni-led team.




Ambati Rayudu (79) blizzard together with a calculated innings by Suresh Raina (54) powered Chennai Super Kings to a spirited 182/3 in 20 overs against SunRisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League match on Sunday afternoon. Captivating the toss, Kane Williamson opted to field and this choice bore fruit as the visitors struggled to score runs freely in the first 10 overs as they lost both their openers early and cheaply. SRH bowling branch was at their very best as Chennai registered the lowest powerplay total of the IPL 2018 season. Though, Raina and Rayudu steadied the innings and gradually changed the complexion of the match with boundaries. Soon after scoring his fifty, Rayudu changed his gear and damaged the ball all around the park thus upping the ante and increasing the run-rate as well. Though, a mix-up in the middle forced Rayudu to return back and leave his innings incomplete. 

(Live Scorecard)

Chennai Super Kings                                                   VS                                     Sunrisers Hyderabad

182/3 (20)                                                                                                               178/6 (20)


 CSK beat SRH by 4 runs
Chennai Super Kings

Sunrisers Hyderabad






In their earlier match, it was Australian buy Shane Watson whose dazzling knock of 106 runs propelled CSK to a massive total. Also, Chennai's most reliable batsman Suresh Raina, who made a comeback after undergoing a calf harm, also looked good for his 29-ball 46 against RR. In the bowling department, all-rounder Watson has led from the frontage, scalping six wickets from four games with an economy rate of 7.38. Also, pacer Shardul Thakur and leggie Imran Tahir have injured at regular intervals, bagging five and four wickets respectively.
On the other hand, the Kane Williamson-led Hyderabad are at the third spot in the points table with three wins from four games.
On paper, SRH possess one of the strongest batting lineups with Wriddhiman Saha
and in-form Shikhar Dhawan as openers followed by skipper Williamson along with Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, and Shakib Al Hasan.
However, in their last outing against KXIP, their batters failed in chasing a high total.
Meanwhile, with the likes Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul and Shakib Al Hasan, their bowling unit looks world-class. Both Bhuvneshwar and Kaul have bagged five and six wickets respectively.
Also, Bhuvneshwar and Kaul have maintained a decent economy rate of 6.75 and 7.25 respectively. Rashid has so far bowled the most dot balls in the league.
Overall, it could once again be an edge of the seat encounter for fans when the two best side of the league face off on a Sunday evening.

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