13 October 2020 20:31
Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of Match 29 of IPL 2020 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Stadium. Chennai Super Kings came out with a clinical show as it remains alive in the tournament with a 20-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Ravindra Jadeja starred with both bat and ball as Chennai chocked Hyderabad to move to the sixth position in the points table. Chennai Super Kings beats Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs. SRH 146/7 after 19 overs: Dwayne Bravo with the ball and this is Chennai's game to close.
SRH 141/6 after 18 overs: The wicket of Kane Williamson put Chennai on top but Karn Sharma leaked 19 runs from his over and this game isn't over! SRH 122/5 after 17 overs: Dwayne Bravo strikes and he gets Vijay Shankar to put Chennai in commanding position. SRH 109/4 after 16 overs: Piyush Chawla into the attack and he starts well as the leg-spinner doesn't concedes a boundary. SRH 101/4 after 15 overs: Priyam Garg falls under pressure and Karn Sharma bags his first as Ravindra Jadeja swallows an easy catch in the deep. SRH 93/3 after 14 overs: Kane Williamson survives as the ball evades a diving MS Dhoni and the New Zealand skipper is keeping Sunrisers in the hunt.
SRH 46/2 after 7 overs: Deepak Chahar finishes his spell and records figures of 4-0-28-0 and Sunrisers has entered the rebuilding phase. SRH 40/2 after 6 overs: Kane Williamson is motoring on as he collects his second boundary, this time off Curran. SRH 34/2 after 5 overs: Such a sight to behold when Kane Williamson bats! SRH 27/2 after 4 overs: What a start for Chennai as first Sam Curran gets David Warner and then Dwayne Bravo with a direct hit packs off Manish Pandey to leave Sunrisers in early trouble. SRH 21/0 after 3 overs: Bairstow is off the blocks quickly and Sunrisers is targetting a good score in the PowerPlay unlike its previous match where it got stuck. SRH 10/0 after 2 overs: Crunch through covers and Jonny Bairstow is up and running as Sam Curran gives six in his first over. SRH 4/0 after 1 over: Steady start by Deepak Chahar and Chennai needs wickets upfront. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow will open the innings for SRH. Well, cameo from MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja has given Chennai a competitive total and it needs early wickets to make a match out of it. Chennai 152/5 after 19 overs: That was the old MS Dhoni as Natarajan erred in line and the CSK skipper smoked it over long-on. But, DHoni departs the very next ball after Chennai crossed the 150-run mark. Chennai 138/4 after 18 overs: Excellent bowling from Sandeep Sharma as he finishes with 4-0-19-2 and almost took a stunner off his own bowling but eventually dropped Dhoni. Chennai 119/3 after 16 overs: Khaleel Ahmed comes back into the attack and gets Ambati Rayudu and Sunrisers break the partnership. Out walks skipper MS Dhoni and Chennai needs him to fire along with a well-set Watson at the crease. Chennai 116/2 after 15 overs: Both Watson and Rayudu have freed their arms as they smash Rashid Khan for two maximums and suddenly there is a spike in the run-rate. Chennai 92/2 after 13 overs: Shane Watson has decided to attack as he slog sweeps Rashid Khan high over deep mid-wicket and gives Chennai some impetus. Chennai 84/2 after 12 overs: Shane Watson survives as Manish Pandey claimed a catch but the soft signal was Not Out and it remained as the ball was grounded. Chennai 74/2 after 11 overs: Rashid Khan dropped Shane Watson off his own bowling but that was hit hard and he nearly damaged his finger. Chennai 69/2 after 10 overs: Nadeem and Rashid are keeping things tight and Chennai batsmen are currently relying on singles. Chennai 64/2 after 9 overs: Rashid Khan once again dries up runs and he gives just three runs from his opening over. Chennai 61/2 after 8 overs: Bairstow drops Rayudu when the batsman was batting on 9 and how costly that would prove. Chennai 52/2 after 7 overs: Watson and his pick-up shots! Chennai 39/2 after 5 overs: Sandeep Sharma castles Sam Curran and a little cameo from Curran comes to an end. Chennai 22/1 after 4 overs: Sam Curran has decided to attack as he smokes Khaleel Ahmed for two consecutive boundaries and then whacks the bowlers over long-on for a maximum. Chennai 12/1 after 3 overs: Early setback for Chennai as Sandeep Sharma gets Faf du Plessis for a duck, his first since 2014 IPL - according to the commentators. Surprise, Faf du Plessis and Sam Curran, not Shane Watson are out there in the middle and out come the Sunrisers' players. Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Karn Sharma Team Changes: CSK - Piyush Chawla comes in for Jagadeesan | SRH - Shahbaz Nadeem in for Abhishek Sharma The two teams have faced each other 13 times in the IPL so far, and CSK holds a 9-4 head-to-head win/loss record over SRH. Eleven days after their last clash, Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will meet again in Dubai on Tuesday. The last time the two teams met, Sunrisers won by seven runs but the margin of victory doesn't reflect the fact it outplayed the Super Kings convincingly. The teams have played seven matches and Sunrisers have three wins compared to the Super Kings' two. Chennai Super Kings: Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, R. Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Captain), Jonny Bairstow (Wicketkeeper), Kane Williamson, Y Prithvi Raj, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Vijay Shankar, Sanjay Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicketkeeper), Shreevats Goswami (Wicketkeeper), Bavanaka Sandeep, Basil Thampi, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma. CSK vs SRH Man of the Match: The all-rounder from Chennai Super Kings was awarded the 'Man of the Match' award in Dubai. Chasing a 168-run target, Sunrisers got off to a mediocre start on the back of scoring 40/2 in the powerplay which included losing captain David Warner (9) and batsman Manish Pandey (4) in the fourth over. While all-rounder Dwayne Bravo and spinner Karn Sharma were the pick of the bowlers for Super Kings, it was another all-rounder in Ravindra Jadeja who bagged the 'Man of the Match' award at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium tonight. In the three overs that the left-arm spinner bowled, he gave away just 21 runs including dismissing Sunrisers wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow (23) to break his potentially dangerous partnership alongside Williamson. Down at the seventh position with just two wins and five losses from seven games in IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings need to win most of their remaining matches to stay in contention for a play-offs berth. Natarajan has seven wickets to his name in as many matches at an economy rate of under 8. Watson is prone to chopping the ball onto the stumps, and the SRH seamer might look to exploit this weakness of the CSK opener. SRH captain David Warner has been among the runs in IPL 2020. Rayudu unfortunately got injured after a match-winning effort in the opening game. SRH leggie Rashid Khan has had an excellent IPL 2020 so far.