IPL 2021, CSK vs SRH highlights: CSK wins by 6 wkts, qualifies for playoffs
Opening duo of Ruturaj Gaikwad (45) and Faf du Plessis (41) then set the platform before Ambati Rayudu (17 off 13) and MS Dhoni (14 off 11) finished the chase with two balls to spare
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) mbecame first team in 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) to qualify for the playoffs as the three-time champions defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by six wickets at Sharjah Cricket Ground on Thursday.
Sent in to bat, SRH posted a below-par 134 for seven, riding on Wriddhiman Saha's 44.
Earlier, sent in to bat, Wriddhiman Saha top-scored with a 46-ball 44, while Abhishek Sharma (18) and Abdul Samad (18) also got starts but didn't capitalise on them.
Josh Hazlewood (3/24) was the most successful bowler for CSK, while Dwayne Bravo (2/14) snapped two and Shardul Thakur (1/37) and Ravindra Jadeja (1/14) also scalped one each.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the toss and invited Sunrisers Hyderabad to bat first in Match 44 of 14th edition of Indian Premier League at Sharjah Cricket Ground today. CSK brought in Dwayne Bravo in place of Sam Curran, while SRH did not make any changes to their playing eleven.2021 IPL points table and team rankings
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Chennai Super Kings' scorecard
|Ruturaj Gaikwad||c Williamson b Holder||45||38||4||2|
|Faf du Plessis||c Kaul b Holder||41||36||3||2|
|Moeen Ali||b Rashid Khan||17||17||2||0|
|Suresh Raina||lbw b Holder||2||3||0||0|
|Ambati Rayudu||not out||17||13||1||1|
|MS Dhoni||not out||14||11||1||1|
Total: 139-4 in 19.4 Overs
Sunrisers Hyderabad scorecard
|Jason Roy||c Dhoni b Hazlewood||2||4||0||0|
|Wriddhiman Saha||c Dhoni b Jadeja||43||46||1||2|
|Williamson Roy||lbw b Bravo||11||11||2||0|
|Priyam Garg||c Dhoni b Dwayne Bravo||7||10||0||0|
|Abhishek Sharma||c du Plessis b Hazlewood||18||13||1||1|
|Abdul Samad||c Moeen b Hazlewood||18||14||1||1|
|Jason Holder||c Chahar b Thakur||5||5||0||0|
|Rashid Khan||not out||17||13||2||0|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||not out||2||2||0||0|
Total: 134-7 in 20 Overs
CSK vs SRH playing 11
CSK playing 11: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
SRH playing 11: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.
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