Yet another nail-biter in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) lost to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 4 runs. Rashid Khan hit sixes and four to keep the match alive and take it down to the last ball, but could not see his team through. SRH were chasing 184 and wickets kept tumbling. Kane Williamson scored 80 runs and tried to win it for his team, and well supported by Yusuf Pathan but it was just not enough. After winning match 20 of the IPL 2018 Chennai Super Kings is now placed at the top of the Vivo IPL points table with 8 points. Sunrisers Hyderabad looked in deep trouble as they had no answer to the menacing bowling of Chennai Super Kings' pacer Deepak Chahar. He bowled a wicket maiden over and then took two more wickets in the three overs that he bowled. Kane Williamson was holding one end but the other end was quite loose as none of the SRH batsmen looked to assist his skipper.Thanks to the amazing innings by Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina, Chennai Super Kings were able to post the target of 183 for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Dhoni came at the end of the innings and played some big shots to help the cause of a big total. SRH will need 183 to win. Rayudu made 79 from 37. After losing Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis, Chennai Super Kings did not look in good touch at all, as they found it very difficult to score runs. CSK posted the lowest score in powerplay in the current season of the Indian Premier League. They made 27-1 in six over. In next three overs, they made 14 runs. All SRH bowlers kept it really tight and gave CSK batsmen no scope to score. Sunrisers Hyderabad innings update: Over by over Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kaul. Billy Stanlake and Ricky Bhui in the team. Over 1: Ricky Bhui and Kane Williamson open for SRH. Deepak Chahar opens for SRH. Dot after dot. Four in a row, There is some bounce in the wicket. Edge and gone, Bhui is gone for zero. Manish Pandey is the new man in. What a yorker. Missing leg. Wicket maiden. SRH: 0-1 Over 2: Shadul Thakur in the attack, Kane to face. Williamson goes over the in-field and first runs for SRH. Dot ball. Cracking shot, first boundary for SRH. Here is another four. SRH: 10-1 Over 3: Chahar to continue. Manish Pandey hits it in the air and Third man catches it. SRH 10-2. Deepak Hooda is the new man in. Very tight bowling. 11-2 Over 4: Thakur to continue. Huge shot, Karan Sharma saves a certain six. Williamson hits for four. Cracking pull from Willamson. SRH 22-2 Over 5: Chahar continues. Deepak mistimes it, and here is another wicket for Chahar, third for him. SRH: 22-3. Shakib al Hasan is the new man in. Almost a catch, Sam Billings saved a certain four. Pulled, flat six, Williamson is on fire. Pulls, misses again. Dot to end the over. SRH 28-3 Over 6: Shane Watson is the new man. No run. Hasan pulls for four. Single to Hasan. quick single to Hasan. Cracking cover drive, no run. Hasan pulls over the head for six. SRH: 40-3
Over 8: Chahar to bowl his final over. Three singles. Cracking shot, brilliantly stopped. Good shot for four. Single to end the over. SRH: 51-3
Over 9: Jadeja to continue. Williamson hits a four through point. Double. SRH: 60-3 Over 10: Karn Sharma came to bowl his first. Shakib played two consecutive dot balls and got out of the third while sweeping. Shakib scored 24 runs. Yusuf Pathan came to the crease tried to hit 4th ball out of the park, missed it. Two single of the last two balls. SRH 73/4. Williamson 46 (31b) Yusuf 1(2b). Over 11: Karn Sharma is the new bowler. Shakib late cuts, one run. Another dot. Top edge, and he is gone. Karn gets the wicket on his first ball. Hasan goes for 24. Yusuf Pathan is the new batsman. Swings and misses, appeal for stumping. Not out. Single to Pathan. Williamson takes single. SRH: 73-4 Over 12: Jadeja continues, Single to Williamson. Single again. Another single. SRH 78-4 Over 13: Karn to continue, 50 for Williamson. Dealing in singles. Yusuf struggling to find the middle of the bat. SRH 84-4 Over 14: Jadeja to continue. Dealing in singles. Wide. Single. Dot ball. Wacked for six. Single and he will keep strike. Over 15: Karn to continue, SIX by Williamson. Single. Yusuf takes a single. Here is another six from Williamson. This is a class innings from the SRH captain. And another six to end the over. SRH: 117-4 Over 16: Dwayne Bravo comes in. Good shot, just one. Williamson on strike. A bit wide, single. Bouncer, dot ball. Yusuf Pathan hits a huge six. He is back in form. Misses the slower one. Pathan wacks the last one for six. SRH: 131-4 Over 17: Thakur to continue, single. It was ove the waist, and one run. Yusuf hits a massive massive six. Yorker, single taken. Rare dot ball. Dot to end. SRH: 141-4 Over 18: Bravo continues. Pathan hits a four. Brilliant yorker. Yorker again, double. Another double, Yusuf in trouble. brilliant Yorker, just one. Kane Willliamson is gone. Turning point of the match. SRH 150-5 Over 19: Saha comes in. Thakur gives one. Yusuf goes for 6. Full toss, and no run. And he is out. Yusuf gone for 45. Rahid Khan comes in. Single to Saha. Rashid wacks for a six. SRH 164-5 Over 20: Dot, double. Single. Three sixes needed. One down. what a six. Four, the game is still alive. Single.Sunrisers Hyderabad innings analysis after 16 overs Chasing the target of 183, Kane Williamson and Ricky Bhui opened the innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad while Deepak Chahar came to bowl the first over of the inning. And What an over for him got the wicket of Ricky Bhui and didn’t allow SRH to score run, wicket maiden over. Shardul Thakur came to bowl the 2nd over and Kane Williamson hit boundaries of him as Thakur gave away 10 runs in his first. Deepak Chahar came to bowl the 3rd over and took the wicket of Manish Pandey of the first ball and gave only one run. Deepak Chahar replicating what SRH bowlers did in the first innings. Thakur came to bowl the 4th over and Captain Kane looked in the aggressive mood as he scored 2 boundaries of his over to collect 11 runs. Deepak Chahar came to bowl his third over and took the wicket of Deepak Hooda of the 2nd ball. Shakib Al Hasan came to the crease after the wicket of Deepak Hooda. Captain Kane pulled the 4th ball of the over for six. Chahar gave away 6 runs in his 3rd over. Watson came to bowl the last over of the powerplay and Shakib hit one four and a six of him to collect 12 runs off the over. After the end of 6 over SRH was 40 for 3 Ravindra Jadeja came to bowl the 7th over of the innings and gave only 3 runs as CSK bowlers kept a lid on the run flow. Deepak Chahar came to bowl the 8th over and gave away 8 runs in his last over of the game with the bowling figure of 4-1-15-3 with an economy of 3.75. Jadeja came to bowl the 9th over and Williamson hit the 2nd ball for 4 as SRH collected 9 runs off his over. After the end of the 9 overs, SRH was 60/3 with Williamson (38 runs off 27 balls) and Shakib (20 runs off 13 balls) on the crease. Shane Watson came to bowl the 10th over and hit for a four of the 2nd ball as SRH collected 11 runs of it. Kane Williamson playing a well-paced inning. Karn Sharma came to bowl the 11th over and took the wicket of Shakib and gave away 2 runs. Jadeja came to bowl the 12th over and gave only 5 runs as SRH batsmen looked to run only single and didn’t want to take any risk. Karn Sharma came to bowl the 13th over and gave only 6 runs as Kane Williamson and Yusuf looked to build the innings by minimizing risk. Jadeja came to bowl the 14th over and gave only 4 runs in the first 4 balls before Williamson hit a marvelous six over the long off as SRH collected 11 runs off it. Karn Sharma to continue from the other end and Williamson took double of the first ball followed by a six over the Long-on sheer class from Williamson as he hit the last two balls for consecutive sixes to collect 22 runs of the Karn Sharma’s 3rd over. DJ Bravo came to bowl the 16th over and Pathan hit two sixes of him to collect 14 runs off the over. SRH needed 52 runs off 24 balls with a required rate of 13.00. Williamson (81 runs off 46 balls) and Pathan( 23 runs off 17 balls) were at the crease.
Shardul Thakur came to bowl the 17th over and gave 9 runs of the first 3 balls as Pathan hit a powerful six over the long on but pulled it back in the last three balls as he gave only 1 run. DJ Bravo came to bowl the 18th over and Pathan hit the first ball for four in the fine leg region and gave 5 runs in the next 4 balls and Jadeja took a brilliant catch to remove Williamson a superb innings came to an end. Williamson scored 84 runs off the 51 balls with a strike rate of 164.70.
Shardul Thakur came to bowl the penultimate over and 8 runs of the first 5 balls and took the wicket of Pathan. Rashid Khan came to bat after the dismissal of Pathan’s wicket and hit the last ball for six.
Bravo came to bowl the last over and Rashid Khan hit a six followed by a four. SRH needed 6 runs in the last ball and Bravo saved the game for Chennai Super Kings. CSK won the match by 4 runs
Chennai Super Kings innings update: Over by over Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur. Change: Faf du Plessis replaces Imran Tahir.
Over 1: Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson to open for CSK. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to open for SRH. Good ball, almost took outside edge. First runs for CSK, towards the third man. No run to Faf. Barely gets it away, Faf, one run. End of the over, very decent and tight line. CSK 2-0 Over 2: Billy Stanlake to bowl. Edge, did it carry, oh, it almost did, one run. Good ball, no run. Dot ball again. Bouncer, what a ball, wide it is. One run.
Dot again. Dot to end the over. CSK 4-0 Over 3: Shakib into the attack. Good ball, dot. One run. One run to Shakib. Faf too takes a single. Good shot on the off side, no run. One to end over. CSK 8-0 Over 4: Bhuvi to continue. Down the leg to Bhuvi, no run. Bhuvi pitches it short, Watson wacks him for six. What a revenge, got hit for a six, and gets him, Watson is gone and look at Bhuvi's expression. CSK 14-1. Suresh Raina is the new man in. Raina tries to chase one outside the off, misses. Driven for no run. One to end the over. CSK 15-1 Over 5: Stanlake continues. Dot to Raina. Another dot. Cover drive, four runs. No run. nice line by Billy. In the air, clears in infield, no man's land. Two run. no run. CSK: 21-1 Over 6: Siddharth Kaul is the new bowler. Faf welcomes him with a four. Dot ball. Another dot. Singles. CSK 27-1 Over 7: Shakib comes in to bowl. Singles coming easy. Wide. CSK: 32-1 Over 8: Rashid Khan comes in. Faf tries to pull him, misses and stumped! Rashid strikes first ball. Rayudu comes in, Four runs. Single taken. CSK: 37-2 Over 9: Kaul is back. One run. Raina defends. Good bowling. Raina gives himself room, no run. Another dot, beautiful. Finally Raina takes a single. Single to end the over. Wide. Single to end the over. CSK: 41-2 Over 10: Bhuvi continues. Straight one, no runs. Rayudu pulls him for a six. Single taken by Rayudu. Single to Raina. Cheeky single. 50 up for CSK. Four to end the over. 14 runs from the over. CSK 54-2 Over 11: Deepak Hooda comes in. Welcome with a four. Reverse swept by Rayudu. In the air, did not carry. One run. Flicked it, for one. CSK 62-2 Over 12: Rashid continues. One run. Single again. Another single. Nicely played by Raina, six runs. Here is another one. CSK: 78-2 Over 13: Shakib continues. Huge appeal, turned down for caught behind. Four for Rayudu. Singe. CSK: 87-2 Over 14: Billy Stanlake into the attack. Rayudu plays for dot. Rayudu cuts for four. Cuts again for one. Rayudu swings, and gets a lucky four. Wide from Billy. Rayudu hits a six down the ground. 100 up for CSK. Towards third man, four. Lucky again, 19 from the over. CSK 106-2 Over 15: Shakib is back. one run. Single, 50 up for Rayudu. Full toss, six. And a four now. Rayudu on song. Single to end. CSK 120-2. Run rate now at 8. Over 16: Rashid is back. Single. Another single. Pulled for four, Rayudu fired up. Huge huge six. Single. Raina wacks him for four. CSK 137-2 Over 17: Kaul comes in, Single to Rayudu. What a mix up, Rayudu is run out, misreable he looks. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is on strike. steps out, just one. Over 18: Rashid to Dhoni, dot ball. Smashes for four. Easy single. Single to Raina. Boundary to end the over. CSK: 157-3 Over 19: Kaul continue, Dhoni gets the top edge, four. Slow and wide to Raina outside the off, four runs. 50 for Raina. Onto the pads for single. Dhoni ones the face of the bat and it goes four. Dot to end. 14 runs came from it. CSK: 171-3 Over 20: Stanlake to end the over, top edge Raina's bat, one run. Dhoni hits it to the fence. One run. Dot ball. Single brings Dhoni on Strike to finish the innings. Two to end the over. CSK 183-3 Chennai Super Kings innings analysis after at the end of innings
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bowl first, Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis came to open the batting for Chennai Super Kings. Bhuvneswar Kumar came to bowl the first over of the innings and gave only 2 runs. Stanlake came to bowl the second over and didn’t allow CSK batsmen to break free and gave only 2 runs. Captain Kane asked Shakib Al Hasan to bowl the 3rd over and he gave away only 4 runs. Slowest start in IPL 2018 as CSK scored 8 runs in his first 3 overs. Bhuvi came to bowl the 4th over and Watson hit a six of the 2nd ball before Bhuvi took the wicket of Shane Watson as he scoops the knuckleball in the air and Hooda takes the catch to dismiss last match centurion. Suresh Raina came to bat the after the dismissal of Watson. Stanlake came to bowl the 5th over and gave only 6 runs as CSK struggled to score quick runs. Siddharth Kaul came to bowl the last over of the powerplay and du Plessis hit the first ball for four but Kaul pulled it back as he gave only 2 runs of the last 5 five balls. After the end of the powerplay, CSK was 27/1: the lowest Powerplay score in IPL 2018.
Shakib came to bowl the 7th over and gave only runs as miseries for CSK batsmen continues. They were not able to score any big shot. Rashid Khan came to bowl the 8th over and got the wicket of du Plessis of the first ball as he scored 11 runs off 13 balls. Ambati Rayudu came to bat and hit the 3rd ball for four. Rashid gave only 5 runs in his first over after hitting for four sixes in the previous match. Kaul came to bowl the 9th over and gave away only 4 runs. CSK was 41/2 as none of the CSK batsmen able to score big shots, wonderful bowling by SRH. Bhuvneswar Kumar came to bowl the 10th over and Rayudu hit the 2nd ball for 6 over deep square. Rayudu took a single of the 5th ball to bring the fifty for CSK. CSK didn’t score they crawled to reach the 50-run mark. Raina hit the last ball of the Bhuvi over for four as they scored 13 runs of the 3rd over. Deepak Hooda came to bowl the 11th Shakib Al Hasan came to bowl the 13th over and Rayudu took double of the first ball. While trying to hit big shot Rayudu danced down the pitch but didn’t able to hit the ball and it scooped in the air and takes the catch an as SRH appeal and took the DRS but the replay shows the ball didn’t hit the bat and SRH wasted their review. Shakib gave away 9 runs in his 3rd over. Stanlake came to bowl the 14th over and Rayudu cuts the 2nd ball for four in the backward point region followed by another four of the 4th ball. What an over for CSK as Rayudu hit the last two balls for 10 runs, a six over long-on and a four in the third man region. Stanlake gave away 19 runs in his 3rd over. Shakib came to bowl the 15th over and Rayudu took a single off the second ball to complete his half century in just 27 balls when all other CSK batsmen struggled to score big runs. Rayudu hit the last two balls for a six and four to collect 14 runs of the over. Rashid Khan came to bowl the 16th over and Rayudu hitting the ball very hard as he a four and six of Rashid before taking a single of the 5th ball. Raina too joined the party as he hit the last ball of the over for 4 in the cover region. After the end of the 16th over CSK was 137 for 2 scoring with a run-rate of 8.56 Siddhartha Kaul came to bowl the 17th over and gave two runs of the first two balls before Rayudu played a cheeky shot for 4 in the third man region What a batting performance by Rayudu and its over for him a ridiculous runout to end a marvellous batting performance. Rayudu scored 79 runs off 37 balls with a strike rate of 213.51, when every CSK batsmen struggled to score runs. Kaul gave away 9 runs in his 3rd over. Rashid came to bowl the 18th over as Dhoni and Raina scored 11 runs with the help of one boundary each. CSK pulled it back, inspired by Rayudu superb batting. Kaul came to bowl the 19th over and the ball took the top edge of the DHon’s bat as the ball went for four. Raina completed his half century with a four in the point region. Dhoni hit the 5th ball for 4 to collect 14 runs of the 19th over. Stanlake came to bowl the 20th and Dhoni hit the 2nd ball for six over long-off as Stanlake gave away 11 runs in the 20th over. CSK recovered from 50/2 in 9 overs to 182/3 in 20 over.
Here is the squad for both the teams:Having lost their first tie of the season against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) as a Chris Gayle storm swept the team away in Mohali on April 19, SRH will look to return to winning ways against CSK in the first match of the day. Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, will be more confident after a thumping win in their previous match against Rajasthan Royals at their new home ground in Pune. Both Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Chennai Super Kings have six points each from their four matches. Each has so far lost only one match -- to KXIP -- and whoever wins today leaps to the top of the Vivo IPL points table 2018. SRH began their IPL campaign with three wins on the trot until their juggernaut was halted by by West Indian swashbuckler Chris Gayle, who played a special innings of 104 not out off 64 balls at Mohali in the Match 16 of IPL 2018. The formula that had worked for Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first three matches was restricting the opponents to totals in the region of 140-160, with full points to their bowlers, and then chase down the total. But against KXIP, their bowlers failed as KXIP set the target of 194 and no power-hitting ability in the side cost Sunrisers Hyderabad their first loss of IPL 2018. In the previous match, among the bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was excellent as usual, and Siddartha Kaul got away with respectable figures, but Rashid Khan had a forgettable outing – suffering at the hands of Chris Gayle, who struck 4 consecutive sixes off Rashid’s third over of the match. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings, who, despite having to shift home venue to Pune amid the Cauvery water dispute, have been doing strong. After winning their first two matches, Chennai Super Kings slumped to a defeat against Kings XI Punjab before bouncing back with a 64-run win over Rajasthan Royals in Match 17 of IPL 2018 on the back of a century (106 from 57 balls) by veteran Australian Shane Watson. Watson took full toll of RR’s largesse in the field and helped himself to a third IPL hundred, while Suresh Raina looked good on his return to the team after an injury. Watson has been in a fine touch with both bat and ball, thereby proving his utility as a top-class all-rounder. He is currently the top scorer and top wicket-taker for CSK but in today’s match he will be up against one of the most balanced sides in IPL 2018. Here are a few things to know about the CSK vs SRH match to be played at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, and who might prove the trump card for each team today: Chennai Super Kings performance in the previous match: Seasoned all-rounder Shane Watson smashed his third IPL century as Chennai Super Kings moved to their new 'home' in style by producing a comprehensive 64-run win over Rajasthan Royals, here tonight. CSK, forced out of Chennai due to the Cauvery dispute, were shepherded by the 36-year-old Australian, who hammered 106 from 57 balls to lead his side to a challenging 204 for five after being invited to bat. Making full use of a dropped chance in the very first over on a flat track, Watson swung his arms when the ball was pitched outside off and positioned himself nicely against short and straight deliveries to find boundary after boundary. Watson hit nine fours and six sixes in his entertaining knock as another senior player enthralled the fans after Chris Gayle and CSK captain MS Dhoni showed their vintage touch in previous matches of the League. Three early wickets pegged Royals back and they were all out for 140 in 18.3 overs. How Sunrisers Hyderabad was hit by a Gayle storm in their previous match: Chris Gayle scythed through Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling attack with a 21st T20 hundred firing Kings XI Punjab to 193 for 3 in an IPL encounter here tonight. Arguably one of the greatest exponents of T20 batsmanship, Gayle showed that he is far from finished en route his unbeaten 63-ball-104 that had 11 towering sixes and a solitary boundary. Gayle's 58-ball-hundred incidentally is the first of this edition of IPL and also against a bowling line-up that is being touted as the most balanced of all eight teams. Gayle moved to 99 with his 11th six hit off Bhuvneshwar Kumar over long-off. In Siddartha Kaul's next over, he dabbed the ball towards point to complete a quick single. As a mark of celebration, Gayle gestured rocking a baby in a cradle, with his wife and daughter in the VIP box. How CSK and SRH compare head to head in IPL matches played so far Overall Matches played: 6 Sunrisers Hyderabad won: 2 Chennai Super Kings won: 4 Some trivia ahead of today’s match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad CSK’s struggles against spin this season are well documented. Though CSK have lost 13 wicket to the quick bowlers, they’ve scored at a rate of 10.73; they’ve lost 10 wickets to spinners, but have only managed to score at 7.70 runs per over. Sunrisers Hyderabad have the lowest boundary percentage of all teams in VIVO IPL 2018; they score only 51.4% of their runs through boundaries.