Chennai Super Kings (CSK) efficiently defended 167 to file its third win of the season, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 20 runs on the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday.
In a throwback to its tried and examined system when taking part in in Chepauk, CSK used a good complete and the abilities of its spinners to use the strain within the center overs and script a vital win that offers its marketing campaign a lease of life.
For Sunrisers, Kane Williamson waged a lonely battle slamming 57 off 39 balls, however he lacked help from the opposite finish.
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CSK struck within the fourth over when Sam Curran eliminated David Warner cheaply caught and bowled, earlier than Dwayne Bravo’s direct hit discovered Manish Pandey in need of his crease two balls later.
From 40 for 2 on the finish of the ability play, Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma saved issues tight with out conceding a boundary until the final two deliveries of the 12th over. The left-arm spinner additionally eliminated Jonny Bairstow cheaply on this section.
Dhoni took a raffle in bowling Karn within the 18th over, throughout which he went for 19 runs however eliminated Williamson which proved important in the long run.
Earlier, electing to bat for the primary time this 12 months, CSK made 167 for six due to an 81-run stand between Shane Watson (42) and Ambati Rayudu (41) for the third wicket.
– PAYING OFF –
The Super Kings had Curran open the innings and the transfer paid dividends because the England all-rounder sparkled with a 21-ball 31 (2×4, 3×6).
After a gradual begin, within the fourth over of the innings, Curran freed his arms, pulling Khaleel Ahmed for 2 fours and smashing him for 2 sixes down the bottom, punishing the bowler who pitched quick repeatedly.
After Sandeep eliminated openers Faf du Plessis and Curran, Watson and Rayudu rebuilt the innings, being circumspect in opposition to Rashid Khan and Shahbaz Nadeem initially. The two batsmen had been fortunate too as they had been dropped when on 9 and 20, respectively.
– ATTACKING RASHID –
Watson and Rayudu regarded like they might make the Sunrisers pay for the lapses as they waded into Rashid in his closing two overs choosing three sixes in opposition to the leggie.
However, each Rayudu and Watson, in that order, mistimed full tosses from Khaleel and T. Natarajan, hitting the ball straight to the long-off fielder off successive overs.
Dhoni’s 13-ball 21 (2×4, 1×6) and Jadeja’s unbeaten 25 (10b, 3×4, 1×6) helped Super Kings regain the momentum within the closing overs because the final 5 overs produced 51.