The Chennai Super Kings chase against Sunrisers Hyderabad got off to the worst possible starts as the side was reduced to 36 for 3 inside the powerplay. Shane Watson was the first to be dismissed as early s the third delivery of the innings. Natarajan then cleaned up Ambati Rayudu (8) who was making a comeback after missing two matches due to injury.
However, Faf Du Plessis’ wicket delivered a telling blow to CSK. Meanwhile in the 19th over of the CSK when Bhuvneshwar Kumar was called to bowl by his captain, David Warner, he pulled out of the over owing to a hamstring injury.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar injures hamstring against CSK
The incident happened in the 19th over of the CSK innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled the first delivery to Sam Curran and pulled up his left thigh when he was to deliver his second. The SRH physio then escorted him out of the ground.
The over was them completed by Khaleel Ahmed leaving 28 off the last over for Abdul Samad. The Jammu & Kashmir youngster defended the runs as CSK fell seven short of the target and finished on 157 for 5 chasing 165.
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MS Dhoni was unbeaten on 47 as Chennai Super Kings slipped to their third defeat in four games. Ravindra Jadeja scored 50 off 35 balls. The CSK skipper looked in trouble with his back and calves throughout his innings.
Courtesy this loss, CSK are still at the bottom of the points table. In the 13 matches played between the two teams, CSK has the wood over the Orange Army. The Men in Yellow have won nine games while SRH has won four. Moreover, in the last five meetings between the two sides, CSK has won four games.
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