CSK beat SRH by 8 wickets | Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings Live Cricket Score Final T20 Match

Indian Premier League, 2018

Date: May 27, 2018 Start Time: 19:00 IST | 13:30 GMT | 19:00 Local
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
SRH
178/6 Overs: 20.0
CSK
181/2 Overs: 18.3
Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings Live Cricket Score - Final T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 18.3 CSK: 181/2

So, our journey in the Indian T20 League culminates after 60 games. We've had nail-biters, lopsided games, determined efforts, dejected faces, come-from-behind performances and what not. The sport didn't fail to enthrall us one bit. You name it, the tournament had it. Now, it's time for us to bid goodbye. Thanks for being lovely readers and keeping us company. Looking forward to having you the next time as well. Till the next time, take care! Adios, ta-ta!

18.3 4

FOUR! There it is! Those are the winning runs. CHENNAI ARE THE INDIAN T20 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS FOR 2018! And aptly, Ambati Rayudu hits the winning boundary. He gets some room outside off and smashes it through covers for a boundary. He has been the leading run-scorer for Chennai and has done the job most times in this season and hence, it's a sweet way to clinch the title. Out come the Chennai players, they charge to the middle and are jumping up and down in celebration. What great scenes! Emotions pouring. A thrilling moment for the Yellow army, not so for the Orange one.

18.2 0

Another dot! Full outside off, smashed straight to mid off. Ooof... These anticlimaxes!

18.1 0

Full on off, Rayudu moves across and flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 18 11 Runs CSK: 177/2
17.6 0

Anticlimax! Watson defends this one from the crease to the off side. Expected a big one but he decides to let it be.

17.5 4

FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This is the highest individual score in the final of this league. Another overpitched delivery on the stumps, Shane smashes it back down the ground. The ball wastes minimum time in racing to the fence.

17.4 4

FOUR! Almost takes Kaul with it! Full in line of the stumps, Watson just makes room and blasts it right back. Thankfully, Kaul moved away in time for the ball to go to the fence.

17.3 1

This one is punched through covers to rotate strike. Just 10 needed now.

17.2 1

Full outside off, driven nicely to long on for one.

17.1 1

Short in length, pulled away through backward square leg for one.

End of Over : 17 12 Runs CSK: 166/2
16.6 4

FOUR! Just short of the fielder at deep square leg. Watson uses his might to swipe this one to the on side. Hooda gets quickly to his right but fails to get a hand to it.

16.5 4

FOUR! Clever. Watson gets inside the line and paddles it fine down the leg side for a boundary.

16.4 1

Driven through mid on by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

16.3 1

WATSON GETS IT! His second ton this season and 4th in the Indian T20 League! He lets the loopy delivery come on before tapping it in front of point for one. He removes his helmet and soaks in all the adulation. He deserves it, the veteran. On the night of the finals, he has decided to not leave it out to anybody else - the job of finishing it. Figure this, he is batting with a strike rate close to 200, after he took 11 balls to get his first run on the board. Colossal stuff. Also, this is the fourth ton in this season by a player AGAINST Hyderabad. Talk about this being the best bowling line up...

Summary

Nerves will play a big role as two title-hungry outfits, Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad look to outdo each other and regain the coveted IPL crown when they square off in what promises to be a humdinger of a summit contest. The winners-take-all T20 final, in front of a capacity crowd at the Wankhede Stadium, will see Chennai Super Kings, who are gunning for their third IPL crown, take on 2016 winners Sunrisers Hyderabad five days after their first play-off game at the same neutral venue.

 

These two southern rivals met at the bull-ring on May 22 in Qualifier 1 in which the Super Kings, champions in 2010 and 2011, just about managed to ward off their rivals in a low-scoring thriller after looking down in the dumps at one stage during the run-chase.

 

That victory, by 2 wickets, enabled the Super Kings to enter their seventh final in nine attempts directly, while dumping their Hyderabad rivals to their third successive defeat in head-to-head contests this season.

 

Sunrisers had to travel to Kolkata to book their final berth after knocking out two-time former champions Kolkata Knight Riders by 14 runs in Qualifier 2 last night.

 

While the Super Kings are blessed with a four-day break in between their two games, Sunrisers will be hoping that their winning momentum will help overcome the tiredness of travelling to and from Kolkata and playing their third game, which also happens to be the championship-deciding one, in seven days.

 

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who came up with a sensational 3 for 19 stint last night apart from scoring a rapid-fire 34 in ten balls and then taking two catches and effecting a run-out, had troubled the Super Kings with a 2 for 11 burst in the first qualifier.

 

CSK got out of the jail courtesy the calm and assured innings of 67 not out from South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis who played the game only after Sam Billings was ruled out due to injury.

 

The Super Kings batting was left floundering at 62 for 6 with Rashid taking out danger men – skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo. He nearly had du Plessis too before the latter reviewed a leg before decision successfully and stayed till the end to guide Super Kings home.

 

The talented leggie, who has been described as the best T20 spinner currently by Sachin Tendulkar, again looms as a huge stumbling block for the Super Kings' strong batting line-up. He will also have back up from, notably medium pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddharth Kaul.

 

Super Kings will also be wary about the match-turning all-round abilities of Carlos Brathwaite, the hero of the Caribbeans title-winning contest in the 2016 World T20 Championship. The big West Indian shone with the ball at the death against KKR after his blistering innings of 43 not out here against CSK.

 

Sunrisers will, however, need captain Kane Williamson to get back into the sort of stupendous form he exhibited in the league stage, along with India opener Shikhar Dhawan to improve their title-clinching chances.

 

Their middle and lower order have not really been firing barring the odd game. Super Kings had depended a lot on their top order of Shane Watson, Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu in the round-robin stage of the tournament, apart from Dhoni's finishing flourishes.

 

With du Plessis and Bravo too in the mix, along with Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh and Shardul Thakur with the ability to play cameos, the batting looks formidable.

 

Harbhajan, strangely, was not given a single over when the two teams met in the first play-off game and needs just one wicket to complete 50 IPL wickets at this ground which was his home ground when he played for Mumbai Indians in the first ten seasons. The Super Kings' bowling attack also has a well-oiled look, giving them a more rounded visage.

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