Jadeja, others effort put CSK back on winning

Ravindra Jadeja and an all-round effort from the Chennai Super Kings players had won them the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs. Runs from Sam Curran, Shane Watson, and Ambati Rayudu at the top with MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja providing the final finishes, their bowlers then puzzled the SRH batsmen to won the match by 20 runs on a difficult turning Dubai pitch.

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The 29th match of IPL 2020. As we head towards the latter half of the tournament and it started with the contest between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both the teams are placed in the bottom half. After the win Chennai, Sunrisers, and Royals are tied with 6 points in the bottom half of the table.

Chennai Super Kings innings – Jadeja, others took the score to a challenging one

You may never understand the thinking of MS Dhoni until and unless you are MS Dhoni. The big surprise of the day; Sam Curran is opening the innings for CSK.

Winning the toss and batting first, it was Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis to arrive first at the crease. To much anticipation, it was

Du Plessis had to wait for almost ten minutes to face the first ball and he’s gone, out first ball. An in-swinging delivery from Sandeep Sharma got the better of du Plessis as he edges the ball to the keeper.

Shane Watson the next man in. Things were slow till the third over. The 4th over started with bang bang, two fours and two sixes in the over by Curran to Khaleel Ahmed. Curran’s short cameo came to an end in the next over as Sandeep Sharma knocked bowled him with a beauty. Curran scored a quick 31 out of the total of 35 runs at the time of his departure.

MS Dhoni scored 21 off 13 balls in the end

Ambati Rayudu and Watson got together. Tough times for CSK as they will look to win as many matches from their remaining seven fixtures. The pair ensure to get some runs on the board. They build an 81-run partnership for the third wicket.

Although Watson and Rayudu played slowly for their 42 and 41 respectively, the score reached 120 in the 17th over at the time when Watson departed. They both defied the spin attack of Rashid Khan and Shahbaz Nadeem as both the spinners remained wicketless in the night.

MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja make sure to finish the innings on a high. Handy cameos from both of them took the score to 167 with quick 20s. 47 runs in the final 22 balls to the score to a challenging one for SRH.

Sandeep Sharma was brilliant with the new ball. He returned with the figures of two wickets for just 19 runs. Khalil Ahmed and T Natarajan also picked up two wickets each.

Sunrisers Hyderabad innings – CSK bowlers keep SRH batsmen at the bay

Sunrisers Hyderabad played with the same overseas players; David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, and Rashid Khan. The inclusion of Williamson meant there was no place for Mohammad Nabi.

The pitch slowed down in the first innings and the target was seem to be a challenging one. The openers, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow started slowly. With 9 off 13 balls with no boundaries or sixes, Warner got out in the 4th over by Sam Curran.

Gritty bowling and tight line-and-lengths from the bowlers had restricted the SRH batsmen to score freely and quickly. Ravindra Jadeja had bowled Jonny Bairstow in the 10th over with his arm ball. After 10 overs completion, the score was 60-3 leaving too much work to do for Kane Williamson and others to do against might bowling attack of CSK.

Jonny Bairstow played less than run-a-ball innings

SRH batsmen kept on losing wickets without building healthy partnerships. Williamson stuck to the crease for the longer time for his 57 runs.

Sunrisers required 46 runs from 18 balls.

Dhoni turned to Karn Sharma for his final over. But it turned out to be an expensive over. Got the important wicket of Kane Williamson on the second ball, Rashid Khan and Shahbaz Nadeem took the score over tally to 19 runs.

Sunrisers required 27 runs from 12 balls.

Shardul Thakur came in for his 2nd over. And he walked off by just conceding five runs in the over that included the hit wicket of Rashid Khan.

Sunrisers required 22 runs from 6 balls.

DJ Bravo is too good a bowler to concede 20 runs in the over. He took CSK over the line with a 20-run win conceding just one run in the over and taking the wicket of Shahbaz Nadeem.

Kane Williamson was the only hope for SRH but he failed to get to the win

Little cameos from batsmen didn’t help the SRH to take them to win.

Seven bowlers were used by CSK. Sam Curran took the important wicket of David Warner in the powerplay. Karn Sharma and DJ Bravo took two wickets each with Jadeja and Thakur picking up one wicket each.

Ravindra Jadeja, for his all-round performance, was the man of the match.

Man of the Match: Ravindra Jadeja

Result: Chennai Super Kings win by 20 runs

Points: Chennai Super Kings 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0