Chennai Super Kings succumbed to their third consecutive defeat in IPL 2020 as Sunrisers Hyderabad won the game by seven runs. In the process, CSK still stay at the bottom of the points table while SRH are now in the fourth position in the points table with two wins and two losses from four games. CSK played SRH after a week-long gap in the tournament after losing two out their four matches before the break. More about the SRH vs CSK match report below.
SRH skipper David Warner won the toss and elected to bat first. They had the worst of starts to their innings as Jonny Bairstow was dismissed in the very first over by Deepak Chahar. Manish Pandey then walked into bat at number three and added a 46-run stand with David Warner by the eighth over.
Just when Pandey was looking set to score big, he was dismissed by Shardul Thakur on 29. Sunrisers then lost control in the middle overs as Warner (28)and Kane Williamson (9) was dismissed off successive deliveries.
MS Dhoni handed the ball to Piyush Chawla in the 11th over. He first dismissed David Warner on the fifth delivery of his over caught by Faf du Plessis in the long-on boundary. In the very next ball, SRH lost Kane Williamson via a run-out.
Williamson misjudged a single as Priyam Garg, his batting partner at the other end, did not respond to his call. Ambati Rayudu fielding at covers was quick to release the ball as CSK skipper MS Dhoni ripped the bails off in no time.
The young pair of Garg (51) along with Abhishek Sharma (31), then added a 77-run stand to help SRH finish at 164 for 5 from being 69 for 4 in the 11th over.
Sunrisers Hyderabad move up with back-to-back win
CSK’c chase started off on a sad note as well like SRH. Bhuvneshwar Kumar cleaned up experienced Shane Watson in the third over. Some accurate bowling coupled with good fielding saw CSK reduced to 42 for 4 in the ninth over after Kedar Jadhav (3) was dismissed.
Ravindra Jadeja (50) then added a 72 run-stand with skipper MS Dhoni (47*) and took the CSK score to 114 before he was dismissed in the 18th over. CSK needed 78 off their last four overs and just fell short by seven runs, courtesy, the Dhoni-Jadeja stand. Dhoni was troubled with cramps at the fag end of his innings, which made running between the wickets tougher. They finally ended on 157 for 5 in their 20 overs.
What was the turning point of the match?
The 77-run stand between Garg and Sharma proved to be the turning point of the match for the winning side. From 69 for 4 at one stage, their partnership helped their team end on 164/5. As it turned out, it was just enough at the end for Sunrisers Hyderabad to secure two points.
Priyam Garg for his maiden IPL fifty and a crucial innings for his side was chosen as the Man of the Match.
“Felt really good today and this (IPL) is a good stage and to be sharing it with senior players was special. I was just trying to play my natural game and credit to team management for backing me and giving me confidence” said the youngster about his match-winning knock.