Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets in the 23rd match of the 14th season of IPL, played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday, due to the brilliant performance of their batsmen. With this, Dhoni-led CSK has reached the top in the points table. This is Chennai’s fifth win this season. Chennai has got 10 points. CSK has played 6 matches this season, in which they have lost 1. While he has won in five. This is Hyderabad’s fifth defeat in 6 matches and the team is at the bottom of the points table with two points.
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CSK vs SRH Innings and Target
Hyderabad won the toss and scored 171 runs for three wickets. Which Chennai team achieved by losing three wickets in 18.3 overs. In this match, Chennai registered a stunning win by seven wickets. For the first time since 2014, Chennai has won five matches in a row.
After winning the toss, Hyderabad came out to bat first and scored 171 runs for three wickets. Hyderabad did not start well and the team lost the wicket of Johnny Bairstow (7) on the score of 22 runs. After this, however, captain Warner (57) and Pandey (61) shared a 106-run century off 87 balls for the second wicket to take Hyderabad to a respectable score. Warner hit three fours and two sixes in 55 balls. Pandey hit five fours and a six off 46 balls.
After Warner and Pandey were dismissed, Kane Williamson and Kedar Jadhav shared a 37-run partnership from just 13 balls to give Hyderabad a challenging score. Williamson scored 26 not out thanks to four fours and a six off 10 balls and Jadhav scored 12 not out with the help of a four and a six off four balls. Hyderabad added 58 runs in the final five overs and lost two wickets for Lungi Ngidi for Chennai and Sam Karran took one wicket.
CSK vs SRH Chasing of 172
Chasing a target of 172 runs from Hyderabad, Chennai got off to a strong start with Gaikwad and Fauf Duplessis sharing 129 runs off 79 balls for the first wicket. The team then lost three wickets for 148 runs. These included the wickets of Moin Ali (15) of Gaekwad and Duplessis. After this, Suresh Raina (17 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja (7 not out) shared a 25-run 22-ball partnership for the fourth wicket to give Chennai a seven-wicket win with nine balls to spare.
CSK vs SRH The Winning Knock
From Chennai, Gaikwad played a blistering 75-run knock off 44 balls. During his innings, he hit 12 fours. Apart from him, Fafduplasis scored 56 runs from 38 balls, during this innings he hit 6 fours and 1 six. Rashid Khan took three wickets for 36 runs in four overs for Hyderabad.
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Chennai Super Kings Playing XI – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moin Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper / captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Nagidi, Deepak Chahar
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI – David Warner (captain), Johnny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Jagdish Suchit, Sandeep Sharma, Khalil Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul