CSK Win By 7 Wickets! Fifth win in the trot for CSK and they now go at the top of the team standings. Absolute dominance from the three-time champions as SRH never really looked in the hunt. Openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad set the tone with their half-centuries before Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali completed formalities. More problems for the Orange army as they have lost five of their first six games.
Although Rashid Khan's triple strike added some spice to the contest, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja have kept SRH out of the hunt. The two southpaws have played some handy shots, reducing the equation to five off 12 deliveries. It would be safe to say that CSK's victory is a mere formality now.
Just when we thought this game is all but over, Rashid Khan took three wickets quickly to keep SRH interested. However, CSK are still in a commanding position, needing 24 off 30 balls and Rashid also finished his quota of overs.
Wicket! Rashid Khan has finally provided a breakthrough for SRH as he gets rid of Ruturaj Gaikwad with a sensational delivery. But it might have come too late for SRH as CSK are cruising towards another easy win. Ruturaj Gaikwad b Rashid Khan 75(44).
The CSK openers have been dominating the game and so far Surisers Hyderabad doesn't seem to have any answers. David Warner's team needs a breakthrough quickly if they are to get back into the game and eventually win it.
Just the start CSK wanted while chasing 172. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have formed a brilliant partnership as Chennai go to fifty in the last ball of powerplay overs. SRH need a wicket soon to bounce back in the contest.
Like always, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have been watchful initially as CSK earn 15 runs from their first two overs. However, they need to open their arms in the remaining powerplay overs to give the three-time champions a substantial start.
The players are back in the middle as the action resumes! Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad are the two openers for CSK while comeback man Sandeep Sharma starts proceedings with the ball.
Some brilliant hitting from Kane Williamson in the end overs meant SRH post 171/3 in their allotted 20 overs. Although Manish Pandey and David Warner built a brilliant partnership in the middle overs, it was Williamson's 10-ball 26 which helped the Orange Army post a challenging total. Not to forget, Kedar Jadhav's couple of big hits in the end overs.
OUT! A wicket for CSK after ages as David Warner departs while trying to up the ante. It was a full and wide delivery outside off from Lungi Ngidi and Warner mistimes it. The dismissal was completed by Ravindra Jadeja who is safe as houses at sweeper cover. Warner c Jadeja b Ngidi 57(55)
CSK vs SRH Live Score Updates: Match 23 of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will see Chennai Super Kings lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad. The encounter takes place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on April 28 (Wednesday). Both sides had entirely contrasting journey this season, and it would be interesting to see who emerges victorious in this fixture. While CSK are second in the team standings with four wins in five games, David Warner’s orange army is holding last place with just one win in five outings. Meanwhile, stay tuned for the live score updates and commentary of the game. IPL 2021 Points Table Updated.
After losing to Delhi Capitals in their opening game, ghosts of last season would have triggered CSK, but MS Dhoni’s men stamped their authority again with a sensational comeback. They registered four wins on the trot and would be determined to thrash SRH as well. All-rounders Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran have been star performers for this season, while opener Faf du Plessis have given CSK excellent starts regularly. Although skipper MS Dhoni is yet to play a substantial knock, his mastermind has profited the three-time champions. CSK vs SRH Preview: Likely Playing XIs, Key Battles, Head to Head and Other Things You Need To Know.
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On the other hand, SRH should be absolutely livid with their campaign as most of their defeats came due to their middle-order’s failure. While David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have been impressive at the top, their fragile middle-order has been their greatest nemesis. To strengthen the batting, Kane Williamson was added to the line-up, and he got runs as well. However, Vijay Shankar and Abhishek Sharma need to put their hands up to see SRH go up in the standings.
Notably, this is the first game in Delhi this season, and it would be interesting to see how the game unfolds. With boundaries being on the smaller side, one can expect to see run feast. However, spinners are also likely to play a massive part.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shreevats Goswami, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Jason Roy, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Moeen Ali, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gowtham, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma