Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018, Highlights: Rayudu, Chahar star as CSK seal last-ball win vs SRH
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by four runs in an IPL 2018 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Sunday. Asked to bat, CSK rode on fifties from Ambati Rayudu (79) and Suresh Raina (54*) to post 182/3. In reply, Kane Williamson (84) and Yusuf Pathan (45) kept SRH’s chase on track but Deepak Chahar (3/15) and Dwayne Bravo’s (1/37) brilliance sealed a last-ball win for the visitors. Follow highlights of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs (CSK) Chennai Super Kings, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad here (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO)
19:55 hrs IST: That’s it. Thank you for joining us. Until next time, it’s goodbye. Cheers!
MS Dhoni: “I didn’t want him to change his plans, basically. At times, even the best like Bravo, need advice. What’s important is you make mistakes and you learn. At lot of times we have these debates, but a lot of times, when you make mistakes, the bowlers understand what we were talking about. I think the wickets have become better compared to the first few years of the IPL. The batsmen are bigger and stronger. I think we need to give credit to the batsmen and the bowlers are also constantly improving. But as we progress towards the knockouts, you will see the bowlers come up with new plans, and getting the big scores won’t be so easy.”
19:36 hrs IST: That’s it. Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by four runs. What game! Six were required off the last ball. Bravo’s yorker did it for the two-time champions. Rashid Khan remained unbeaten on 17 off just four balls. Spare a thought for Williamson.
19:29 hrs IST: SIX! Slower delivery from Thakur and Rashid hits it over long-off for a maximum. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 164/6 after 19 overs, need 19 off 6.
19:26 hrs IST: WICKET! Knuckle delivery from Thakur, Pathan looks to hit it towards leg but mistimes and Raina takes a neat catch at cover.
19:22 hrs IST: OUT! Bravo gets the all-important wicket of Kane Williamson. Just what the visitors needed here. Nine runs and a wicket. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 150/5, need 33 off 12. Thakur to bowl the penultimate over.
19:15 hrs IST: Thakur finishes well, only a run off the last three balls. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 141/4, need 42 off 18. Williamson 84*, Pathan 30*. Bravo to continue.
19:12 hrs IST: SIX! Juicy full-toss from Thakur and Pathan creams it over long-on for a maximum. Moves to 29 off 18.
19:07 hrs IST: SIX! Short delivery from Bravo and Pathan pulls it over mid-wicket. Expensive over from Bravo, 14 runs off it. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 131/4, need 52 off 24. Strategic time-out.
19:05 hrs IST: SIX! Fuller delivery from Bravo and Pathan hammers it over long-off for a maximum.
19:02 hrs IST: SIX! Williamson on fire. Tossed up from Karn and the SRH captain launches it over square leg. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 117/4, need 66 off 30.
19:00 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Karn, Williamson gets into position early and hits it into long-on stands for a maximum.
18:58 hrs IST: SIX! Full ball from Jadeja and Williamson smacks it over long-off boundary for a maximum.
18:54 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Kane Williamson. Another masterful knock from the Sunrisers captain.
18:51 hrs IST: Five singles. This won’t do it for the Sunrisers. They need big hits. Yusuf Pathan holds the key here.
18:48 hrs IST: Great start from Karn, two runs and a wicket. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 73/4 after 11 overs, need 110 off 54. Jadeja to continue.
18:45 hrs IST: WICKET! Flighted delivery from Karn Sharma, Shakib looks to sweep but gets a top edge and Suresh Raina does the rest at short fine leg.
18:42 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings need a couple of wickets to strengthen their position. The Williamson-Shakib partnership is very much capable of finishing the match for the Sunrisers.
18:38 hrs IST: Watson is back into the attack. Can he strike?
18:35 hrs IST: Williamson and Shakib going well. The hosts would hope both stay till the end. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 60/3 after 9 overs, need 124 off 66. Strategic time-out.
18:31 hrs IST: Eight runs off Chahar’s last over. He ends with figures of 3/15. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 51/3 after 8 overs, need 132 off 72. Jadeja to continue.
18:27 hrs IST: Great start from Jadeja. Wicket to wicket line. Only three runs off his first over. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 43/3 after 7 overs, need 140 off 78. Chahar to bowl his final over.
18:25 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack. He hasn’t bowled much in the tournament so far.
18:23 hrs IST: SIX! Short and wide from Watson and Shakib pulls it over fine leg boundary for a maximum. Gets the treatment it deserved. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 40/3 after 6 overs. Williamson 27*, Shakib 11*
18:19 hrs IST: Good over from Chahar despite the boundary. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 28/3 after 5 overs. Shane Watson comes into the attack.
18:17 hrs IST: SIX! Short ball from Chahar and Williamson pulls it flat over square leg for a maximum. Incredible!
18:15 hrs IST: WICKET! Slower delivery from Chahar, Hooda looks to flick but gets a leading edge and the fielder at mid-off, Ravindra Jadeja, does the rest. Shakib Al Hasan comes to the crease.
18:13 hrs IST: Another costly over from Thakur, 11 runs off it. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 22/2 after 4 overs. Williamson 20*, Hooda 1*
18:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Thakur and it’s enough for Williamson to pull it through mid-wicket. As good as it gets!
18:08 hrs IST: Another tidy over from Chahar, only one run off it. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 11/2 after 3 overs. Thakur again.
18:05 hrs IST: OUT! Second scalp for Chahar, gets rid of Pandey. Karn Sharma takes an excellent at third-man. Deepak Hooda comes to the crease.
18:04 hrs IST: FOUR! Short of a length delivery from Thakur and Williamson cuts it past the fielder at point. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 10/1 after 2 overs. Chahar to continue.
18:02 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Thakur and Williamson cuts it through cover point for his first boundary of the evening. Easy pickings!
17:59 hrs IST: Maiden over to start off from Chahar. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 0/1 after the first over. Shardul Thakur comes into the attack.
17:57 hrs IST: OUT! Awayswinger from Chahar, Bhui gets a thich outside edge and Watson does the rest at first slip. Manish Pandey comes to the crease.
17:54 hrs IST: Time for SRH’s chase. Bhui and Williamson to open. Chahar to bowl the first over.
17:38 hrs IST: Double for Dhoni and that’s it. Chennai Super Kings finish on 182/3. Impressive batting from Rayudu and Raina. Wouldn’t be easy for the Sunrisers. We’ll be back in a few minutes time.
17:32 hrs IST: Expensive over from Kaul, 14 runs off it. He finishes with figures of 0/32. Chennai Super Kings are 171/3 after 19 overs. Stanlake to bowl the final over.
17:27 hrs IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Rashid, down leg, Raina hits it past the fielder at short fine leg. Chennai Super Kings are 157/3 after 18 overs. Siddarth Kaul to bowl the penultimate over.
17:23 hrs IST: The visitors have scored 109 runs in the last nine overs, all because of Rayudu and Raina’s experience. Chennai Super Kings are 146/3 after 17 overs.
17:20 hrs IST: WICKET! Rayudu is run-out for 79. Deserved a hundred here. Brilliant knock from the CSK No. 4. MS Dhoni comes to the crease.
17:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Rashid, Raina gets into position and hits it past the fielder at extra cover. Costly over from Rashid, 17 runs off it. Chennai Super Kings are 137/2 after 16 overs.
17:14 hrs IST: SIX! Tossed up from Rashid, Rayudu gets down on one knee and creams it into deep mid-wicket stands for a maximum.
17:10 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Rayudu. What an innings! Needs to keep going. With Raina at the other end, CSK should look to reach 180.
17:07 hrs IST: SIX! Half-volley from Stanlake, Rayudu comes down the track and launches it over long-on for a maximum.
17:02 hrs IST: No luck for Sunrisers Hyderabad. The ball was far away from the bat and the decision went against them. Chennai Super Kings ar 87/2 are 13 overs.
16:58 hrs IST: REVIEW time! A bat-pad appeal from SRH and although the umpire did not agree with them, Williamson has gone for a referral. Chennai Super Kings are 83/2 after 12 overs.
16:53 hrs IST: Deepak Hooda had to part with his elbow protector before bowling as the umpire was not allowing him to bowl with them. Chennai Super Kings are 63/2 after 11 overs.
16:49 hrs IST: FOUR! Raina presents the full face of the bat and hits it inside out over cover. Expensive over from Bhuvi, 13 runs off it. Chennai Super Kings are 54/2 after 10 overs.
16:47 hrs IST: SIX! Slower delivery from Bhuvi and Rayudu clobbers it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Chennai Super Kings need more of these.
16:45 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back for his third spell. Variations have worked for him (and for the other bowlers too).
16:41 hrs IST: Single off the last delivery for Rayudu. Chennai Super Kings are 41/2 after 9 overs. Raina 11*, Rayudu 7*. Strategic time-out.
16:38 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Pakistan bowler Hasan Ali’s signature wicket-taking celebration during the flag-lowering ceremony at the Wagah border has not gone down well with the Border Security Force (BSF) of India.
A video of Ali taking part in the beating retreat ceremony, which is performed by soldiers from BSF and Pakistan Rangers every evening at the Wagah border, had earlier gone viral on social media.
16:35 hrs IST: Stupendous over from Rashid, five runs and a wicket. Chennai Super Kings are 37/2 after 8 overs. Kaul is back into the attack.
16:32 hrs IST: WICKET! Rashid strikes first ball, du Plessis is stumped. The South Africa captain was really struggling. Ambati Rayudu comes to the crease.
16:30 hrs IST: Another great over from Shakib, just five runs off it. Chennai Super Kings are 32/1 after 7 overs. du Plessis 11*, Raina 10*. Rashid Khan comes into the attack.
16:27 hrs IST: Kaul and Bhuvi have six wickets while Stanlake and Shakib have taken five scalps each so far in the tournament.
16:25 hrs IST: The wicket is a bit on the slower side. Batsmen will have to work really hard here. Anything around 140-150 should be a good score. Chennai Super Kings are 27/1 after 6 overs. Shakib comes back into the attack.
16:22 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Stanlake. Good over despite the boundary. Chennai Super Kings are 21/1 after 5 overs. Raina 7*, du Plessis 4*. Siddarth Kaul comes into the attack.
16:19 hrs IST: FOUR! Full delivery from Stanlake, Raina backs away and hits it square behind point. The third-man fails to stop it.
16:16 hrs IST: Raina gets off the mark with a single towards square leg. Chennai Super Kings are 15/1 after 4 overs. Stanlake again.
16:14 hrs IST: OUT! And Bhuvi strikes, gets rid of Watson. Just the wicket Sunrisers would have wanted. Knucke ball, the Australian fails to judge and Deepak Hooda does the rest at short mid-wicket. Suresh Raina comes to the crease.
16:13 hrs IST: SIX! Touch short from Bhuvi, Watson gets into position early and smacks it over square leg boundary for a maximum.
16:11 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Watson. Another good over. Chennai Super Kings are 8/0 after 3 overs. Bhuvi comes back into the attack.
16:09 hrs IST: Some spin now. Shakib Al Hasan comes into the attack. Interesting move from Williamson.
16:08 hrs IST: Tidy over from Stanlake, only two off it. Chennai Super Kings are 4/0 after 2 overs. du Plessis 2*, Watson 1*
16:05 hrs IST: Watson has been in fine touch with both the bat and ball, thereby proving his utility as a top-class all-rounder. He is currently the top scorer and top wicket-taker for his side.
16:03 hrs IST: Magnificent start from Bhuvi. No margin for error. Chennai Super Kings are 2/0 after the first over. Billy Stanlake comes into the attack.
16:01 hrs IST: Straightaway some shape for Bhuvi. Watson will have to be a bit more careful against him.
16:00 hrs IST: Time for live action. Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis make their way out in the middle, and so do the SRH players. Bhuvi to start the proceedings.
15:57 hrs IST: For the first time since 2013, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s playing XI will be without either Shikhar Dhawan or David Warner.
15:35 hrs IST: Playing XIs -
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(c/wk), Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Kane Williamson(c), Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kaul
15:33 hrs IST: One change for the visitors. Faf du Plessis replaces Tahir. For SRH, Ricky Bhui makes his debut. Dhawan misses out. Billy Stanlake is back.
15:31 hrs IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and have opted to field.
15:22 hrs IST: Imran Tahir wouldn’t be a part of CSK’s playing XI because of illness.
15:12 hrs IST: After winning their first two matches, the Super Kings slumped to a defeat against Kings XI Punjab before bouncing back with a 64-run win over Rajasthan Royals, courtesy Shane Watson’s 57-ball 106.
15:04 hrs IST: The Sunrisers began their IPL campaign with three wins on the trot before they were stopped in their tracks by Chris Gayle, who played a special innings of 104 not out off 64 balls in Mohali on Thursday.
14:56 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan, who was forced to retire hurt from SRH’s previous match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) after being hit on the hand on the very first ball he faced from Barinder Sran, is nursing an injury which might force him to miss today’s match.
14:50 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of IPL 2018 game between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings. Both teams have six points each from four matches.
Shikhar Dhawan retired hurt in Sunrisers’ last game against Kings XI Punjab and if he misses out, it could get a little tough for the Kane Williamson-led side.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings have had match winning contributions from different players and will come into this game brimming with confidence. It was Shane Watson’s hundred that guided them to a brilliant 64-run win over RR earlier this week.