Buildup: CSK is playing without MS Dhoni today. Suresh Raina is given nod for leading the team.

The four IPL matches missed by MS Dhoni

  • CSK v DD (Delhi) 19 Mar 2010 (CSK won by 5 wkts)
  • CSK v KXIP (Chennai) 21 Mar 2010 (CSK lost by Super over)
  • CSK v RCB (Bangalore) 23 Mar 2010 (CSK lost by 36 runs)
  • CSK v SRH (Hyderabad) 17 Apr 2019

TOSS: SRH won the toss & put CSK into bats first

Shane Watson & Faf Du Plessis comes out to open for CSK

Slow and steady start for CSK

50 comes up for Chennai Super Kings after 6.4 overs

Nadeem gets the first breakthrough!

Watto was looking so good this time tries to create some room for the cut-shot but he clearly misses the ball which goes down to shatter the off-stump as Watson goes for 31. Suresh Raina comes in. CSK 79/1

One brings another!

Faf Du Plessis can’t wait to get into the bowlers head but this time Shankar bowls a short of length ball off stump and Du Plessis edges it to the keeper Bairstow. Du Plessis goes for 45. CSK 81/2

Rashid strikes GOLD!

The mystery spinner from Afghanistan removes CSK’s stand-in skipper Suresh Raina and then backs it up with Kedar Jadhav’s wicket. Both LBWs, both are referred for the review and both results in umpire’s call. Rashid Khan on-a-roll.

Khaleel Ahmed strikes as well!

He gets Sam Billings for a duck. The onus now is on Rayudu to take the visitors to a competitive above par and respected total.

A tale of two innings

First 10 overs – 80/1.

Next 10 overs – 52/4.

Watson and du Plessis gave the best start for CSK but the middle order could not cope with the slow surface. Rashid and Co. kept the lid on the scoring and picked wickets at regular intervals as well. If not for Rayudu’s 25, CSK would have fallen well short of the 132 they got in the end.


SRH needs 133 runs to win off 120 balls

The lowest IPL total successfully defended at Hyderabad – Sunrisers Hyderabad’s 126/6 v Pune Warriors 104/10 (18.5 ov) – Dale Steyn 3/1, Amit Mishra 3/19, Tissara Perera 2/29 on 5 Apr 2013.

This can be a piece of cake considering for the kind of form they’re in.

David Warner & Jonny Bairstow comes out to open

SRH off to a quick start!

David Warner and Jonny Bairstow get SRH off the blocks very quickly. The openers stitch another 50-plus stand in the tournament – sixth time they have done it in 8 games.


David Warner quickly raced away to a 24-ball fifty before Deepak Chahar deceived him with a knuckle ball and he could not clear midoff and offered a sitter to Faf Du Plessis. This is his third consecutive fifty.

Highest batting PP scores in IPL 2019

69/0 – SRH v RR (Hyderabad)

68/1 – SRH v CSK (Hyderabad) – tonight!

67/0 – MI v RCB (Mumbai)

65/0 – KKR v RR (Jaipur)

64/0 – RR v KXIP (Jaipur)

Imran Tahir finishes his spell – 4-0-20-2

The South African legspinner keeps CSK in the hunt with twin wickets of Kane Williamson and Vijay Shankar. However, his spell has already been bowled out in the 13th over and with very little support, SRH still remain in the front seat, especially with Bairstow still on the crease.

50 comes up for Jonny Bairstow!

Jonny Bairstow has been such a impressive addition to SRH. He has complimented Warner, matched him with shots and sometimes even outscoring, but today he’s taken over the baton of taking his side over the line. He gets to his second 50-plus score of the season.

SRH break losing streak against CSK

Having not won a game in their four opportunities last season, SRH managed to get one over against giant CSK this year. The bowlers set it up by restricting them to a below par total of 132, then Warner got them off the pretty quick start with a fifty off just 24 balls and despite of losing two quick wickets they in the middle, Bairstow batted right through and got them over the line with an unbeaten 61.


Man of the match: David Warner for quick fire knock of fifty.

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