Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets in IPL-2021 Phase-2 on Thursday. Batting first after losing the toss, Hyderabad scored 134 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. Wriddhiman Saha scored 44 runs. Josh Hazlewood took 3 wickets and Dwayne Bravo took 2 wickets for Chennai.
In reply, Chennai achieved the target of victory by losing 4 wickets in 19.4 overs. Ambati Rayudu (17) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (14) remained unbeaten. Dhoni gave victory to Chennai by hitting a six of 96 meters on the fourth ball of the 20th over (bowler Siddharth Kaul). Rituraj Gaikwad scored the highest 45 runs. Faf du Plessis scored 41 runs. Jason Holder took 3 wickets for Hyderabad. Hazlewood was adjudged man of the match.
With this win, Chennai have 18 points from 11 matches. The team has now become a strong contender for a top-2 finish after the league round. At the same time, this is Hyderabad’s 9th defeat in 11 matches. The team is completely out of the play-offs and is in eighth place.
Abhishek Sharma (18) and Abdul Samad (18) became the victims of Josh Hazlewood in the 17th over. After this Jason Holder was also dismissed after scoring 5 runs. Saha, who played the biggest innings for Hyderabad, would have been out on a personal score of 29 runs. Saha was caught on the third ball of the 9th over (bowler Shardul Thakur), but it was a no ball and Saha got life. After this he scored 15 more runs.
Earlier, Hyderabad did not start well. Jason Roy was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood for 2 runs in the fourth over of the match. After some time, captain Kane Williamson was out LBW on the ball of Dwayne Bravo after scoring 11 runs. Priyam Garg became Bravo’s second victim after scoring 7 runs. In this match, Chennai included Dwayne Bravo in the playing-11 in place of Sam Curran. At the same time, Hyderabad did not make any changes in the team played in the last match.
Playing-11 of both teams
Chennai Super Kings
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Rituraj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar and Josh Hazlewood.
Kane Williamson (Captain), Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.