SRH vs CSK IPL 2020 Highlights: Chennai Super Kings kept things tight in the middle overs.© BCCI/IPL
Kane Williamson (57) and Rashid Khan (14 off 8) tried to tee off at the death but Chennai Super Kings were too good for the SunRisers Hyderabad batsmen as CSK won by 20 runs. Both Williamson and Rashid fell in the last five overs, and with a lack of power hitters lower down the order SRH had to surrender the match. The CSK spinners did a fine job of restricting the SRH bastmen in the middle overs. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow gave SRH a steady start as they looked to chase 168. But Warner sent one back to Sam Curran to give CSK their first wicket. Manish Pandey self-destructed and found himself short of his ground at the non-striker’s end as DJ Bravo’s throw rattled the stumps. Bairstow and Williamson stayed around for a while before Ravindra Jadeja went through the gate and sent back big Jonny. Earlier, CSK finished 167/6 in their 20 overs. CSK registered their third win of the season and moved to six points, as many as SRH. SCORECARD)
IPL 2020 Match 29 Highlights Between SunRisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings At Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
CSK beat SRH by 20 runs!
Bravo gives away just one run and takes a wicket in the final over as Chennai Super Kings beat SunRisers Hyderabad by 20 runs in Dubai.
WICKET! S Nadeem c & b Bravo 5 (5)
A slower ball that’s short of good length and Nadeem looks to hit this one over the leg side. The batsman only managed a top edge and Bravo gets under the ball nicely and completes a simpele caught and bowled.
22 needed off the final over
SRH are seven down and Bravo will bowl the last over.
WICKET! Rashid hit wicket b Shardul 14 (8)
Rashid is out hit wicket. Would you believe it? Well, even if he hadn’t stepped on his stumps he would have out caught in the deep by Deepak Chahar.
He smashed this over long-on but couldn’t clear Chahar. One way or the other, he was out.
Big over for SRH! Just what they wanted.
This one was in the slot and Shahbaz Nadeem hits it over covers for four. There was no one in the deep to stop that.
19 runs off the 18th over. 27 needed off 12.
Rashid brings out the reverse sweep and pierces the gap between third man and point. Four more.
Rashid Khan comes in to bat and charges down the wicket on the first ball he faces.
He connects well and gets a six but not before Thakur, who leapt at the long-on fence to catch that, popped it over the fence.
WICKET! Williamson c Shardul b K Sharma 57 (39)
Big wicket! HUGE wicket!
Williamson is out and that could be the game here.
He goes for the slog sweep over long-on but fails to clear Shardul Thakur in the deep.
Karn Sharma is bowling the 18th over.
He starts poorly by bowling short. Williamson pulls it over square leg for four.
50 for Williamson
Williamson gets a boundary to make up for Shankar’s wicket in the over. He gets to his 13th IPL fifty as well.
SRH need 46 off 18 balls.
WICKET! V Shankar c Jadeja b Bravo 12 (7)
Bravo comes back well and gets Shankar in the same over. Bravo floats this one outside off and Shankar takes the bait ot hitting it over the infield behind square on the off side.
However, the field had been set exactly for that shot as Jadeja comes running in from third man and takes the catch.
Bravo returns and Vijay Shankar tonks him for a six first-ball. In the slot and Shankar hammers it for a 90-m six over long-on.
More of these, please.
SRH need 59 off 24!
Williamson is well-set on 47 off 34 balls and he is the man who can take SRH home from here.
The other batsmen may find it difficult to get going from the word go on a slow pitch and may do well to give most of the strike to Williamson.
100 is up for SRH!
However, the asking rate is touching 13 an over here. SRH need to accelerate here.
Williamson can look to bat through while batsmen at the other end may look for the big hits.
WICKET! Garg c Jadeja b K Sharma 16 (18)
The youngster crumbles under pressure. This ball was in the slot and Garg went for the slog-sweep towards mid-wicket. However, he hits it straight to Jadeja in the deep.
Things are getting tougher and tougher with every passing over for SRH.
Bravo strays in line as he bowls one down the leg side.
All Williamson had to do was trickle it fine down fine leg even as Dhoni leapt to his left to stop the ball but failed.
Garg, the youngster, has a chance to show his mettle here by thriving under pressure.
He had been tied down for his first 13 balls but gets some room outside off on his one and guides it fine through backward point for four.
Dhoni screams ‘Nah’ as soon Williamson connected this inside-out drive over mid-off. Jadeja would do well to listen to his captain and not bowl there.
The ball was pitched up, and in the slot. Williamson drives it up and over the infield and beats the man in the deep.
Williamson goes over covers for four. Slightly over-pitched by Jadeja and Williamson heaves this one over covers.
WICKET! Bairstow b Jadeja 23 (24)
Through the gate!
Bairstow had been tied down to the crease over the past few overs and the pressure has told on him.
He goes for a across-the-line swipe to a ball that was spinning away from him and misses it completely.
He loses his middle stump and that ends his painful stay at the crease.
SRH need to accelerate now
Both Williamson and Bairstow have got their eye in. The required rate is over 10 an over and it is time one of thse two start taking some risks to get boundaries.
CSK are likely to deploy spin from both ends and on a slow wicket it won’t be easy to time the ball well.
50 is up for SRH!
Williamson and Bairstow have slowed things down a bit and Dhoni could look to use the three spinners in the side to tighten things further for the batsmen.
Meanwhile, SRH have brought up their 50 in the eighth over.
Chahar finishes his quota
Figures of 4-0-28-0 won’t satisfy Chahar or captain Dhoni as the bowler’s ability to swing the new ball often gets his team some wickets in the Powerplay.
Nonetheless, they have two wickets and the required rate is over nine an over.
Curran goes short to Williamson and the batsman just leans back and ramps it over the head of third man for four.
SRH need a partnership
SRH have two of their most experienced batsmen at the crease. Williamson and Bairstow will look to bat through the middle overs here.
Kane Williamson arrives and hits his first ball for four.
Little bit of width outside off and Williamson punches it through the covers, beats the men in the ring and gets a boundary.
WICKET! Manish Pandey run out (Bravo) 4 (3)
That is a self-destructive run attempted by Manish. He smashes one straight to Bravo at mid-off and sprints off for a single.
Bravo aims the non-striker’s end and Manish is well short of his ground.
CSK get two wickets in the Powerplay.
Full and wide outside off and Manish drives that through extra cover for four.
WICKET! Warner c & b S Curran 9 (13)
A simple caught and bowled for Curran as Warner inside-edges one on to his pads before the ball lobs up in the air right in front of Curran, who leaps forward to complete an easy catch.
CSK have the breakthrough they needed.
Bairstow comes walking down the pitch again and takes this ball from outside off and pulls it through mid-wicket for four.
He has deployed this tactic of walking down to negate Chahar’s swing and so far it has worked well.
Bairstow gets going.
Curran floats this one wide outside off and Bairstow drills it through the covers for four.
Four off the first over
Deepak Chahar begins well with the new ball. Bairstow runs down the wicket to negotiate the swing as SRH get four runs off the first over.
We’re ready for Hyderabad’s reply
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow will open for SRH.
Deepak Chahar will open the bowling.
CSK 167/6 in 20 overs
A brace off the final ball of the 20th over as CSK finish on 167/6 in their 20 overs.
Only once has a total in excess of 160 has been chased at this venue in Dubai this season, and CSK did that against Kings XI Punjab when they won by 10 wickets.
Will SRH manage to chase this down? Stay tuned to find out.
Like a rocket!
Full and wide of off and Jadeja smashes that down the ground with some power. He beats Warner in the deep at long-off and gets another four.
Khaleel bowls a low full toss again, but at the stumps this time. Jadeja hammers it over mid-wicket for a six.
CSK have crossed 160 with two balls to go.
WICKET! DJ Bravo b Khaleel 0 (1)
Bravo comes and goes as Khaleel cleans him up.
The batsman gives himself room and swings. He misses the ball completely and gets his furniture disturbed.
Back-to-back wickets for SRH at the death.
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