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Batting first, CSK finished with 167/6.
In reply, SRH finished with 147/8.
CSK WIN BY 20 RUNS!
Kane Williamson (57 off 39) fought hard for SRH but MS Dhoni and Co get the job done in Dubai. A fine last over from Bravo, just one run and a wicket from it.
After 19.3 overs, SRH are 146/8 – Nadeem is gone!
OUT! Dwayne Bravo completes the return catch to get his second wicket. CSK are almost home.
After 19 overs, SRH are 146/7 – Rashid is gone!
OUT! Shardul Thakur with a stunning penultimate over, he concedes just five runs and gets the wicket of Rashid Khan. The Afghan is out hit-wicket. But a bizarre umpiring moment by Paul Reiffel in that over. He half-raised his hands for a wide but then took a u-turn because of pressure from Shardul and Dhoni. Replays showed that it was indeed a wide. SRH robbed of a ball and a run. They need 22 off 6.
After 18 overs, SRH are 141/6 (Rashid 11, Nadeem 4)
Big over for SRH! Karn gets the important wicket of Williamson but Rashid then hits him for a six and a four, before Nadeem finishes the over with another four. SRH need 27 off 12.
After 17.2 overs, SRH are 126/6 – Williamson is gone!
OUT! CSK get the big wicket of Kane Williamson! Karn Sharma tosses it up and the slog goes straight to long-on. Williamson walks back for 57 off 39.
After 17 overs, SRH are 122/5 (Williamson 53, Rashid 0)
OUT! Vijay Shankar hits one for six but Dwayne Bravo gets the wicket. Kane Williamson then completes a classy half-century. Can he take his team to victory? SRH need 46 off 18.
After 16 overs, SRH are 109/4 (Williamson 47, Shankar 5)
Piyush Chawla finally joins the attack and concedes 8 runs in his first over. SRH need 59 off 24. Time for a strategic timeout.
After 14.4 overs, SRH are 99/4 – Priyam is gone!
OUT! Karn Sharma strikes and young Priyam Garg has to walk back for 16 off 18. The right-hander connects well with the sweep but the ball goes straight to Jadeja. Kane Williamson holds the key for SRH as this match heads towards a tight finish.
After 14 overs, SRH are 93/3 (Williamson 41, Priyam 13)
Good over for SRH, 11 runs from it. Both Garg and Williamson pick up a four each off Bravo. SRH need 75 off 36.
After 13 overs, SRH are 82/3 (Williamson 35, Priyam 8)
Good over by Karn, just six from it. CSK will be happy not conceding boundaries. SRH need 86 off 42.
After 12 overs, SRH are 76/3 (Williamson 33, Priyam 5)
Back-to-back fours for Kane! Brilliant batting from the Kiwi star. Jadeja wouldn’t be too pleased after getting the breakthrough in his previous over.
After 11 overs, SRH are 64/3 (Williamson 23, Priyam 3)
Karn Sharma joins the attack and concedes four runs in his first over. SRH need 104 off 54, they’d want to get a move on. Young Priyam Garg with a big opportunity here.
After 9.5 overs, SRH are 59/3 – Bairstow is gone!
OUT! Jadeja gets CSK the breakthrough! Bairstow tries to play across and is clean-bowled! He departs for 23 off 24.
After 9 overs, SRH are 57/2 (Bairstow 22, Williamson 20)
Shardul Thakur joins the attack and concedes five runs in his first over. The SRH batsmen don’t seem to be in any rush. Time for a strategic timeout.
A brilliant direct hit from Dwayne Bravo to get rid of Manish Pandey:
After 8 overs, SRH are 52/2 (Bairstow 19, Williamson 18)
Ravindra Jadeja joins the attack and bowls a tidy over, six runs from it. SRH need 116 off 72.
After 7 overs, SRH are 46/2 (Bairstow 16, Williamson 15)
Another good over from Deepak Chahar, he finishes with figures of 0/28. Interesting move by MS Dhoni to bowl out the right-arm pacer. CSK have plenty of bowling options.
After 6 overs, SRH are 40/2 (Bairstow 13, Williamson 12)
Kane Williamson with a superb ramp shot over short-third for four. Sam Curran has figures of 1/18 from his 3 overs so far.
After 5 overs, SRH are 34/2 (Bairstow 13, Williamson 6)
Williamson gets going with a four but a good over by Chahar, seven runs from it.
After 4 overs, SRH are 27/2 – Pandey is gone!
OUT! Two wickets in one over for CSK! Manish Pandey hits it straight to Dwayne Bravo at mid-off and sets off for a single, but the West Indies veteran gets a direct hit. SRH in trouble!
After 3.3 overs, SRH are 23/1 – Warner is gone!
OUT! Curran gets the big wicket of Warner! The SRH skipper gets an edge and the left-arm pacer takes a comfortable return catch. Just the start CSK needed with the ball.
After 3 overs, SRH are 21/0 (Warner 7, Bairstow 12)
Good over for SRH! Bairstow gets a four before Warner picks up three. Chahar struggled to get his line and length right in that over.
After 2 overs, SRH are 10/0 (Warner 3, Bairstow 6)
Shot! Jonny Bairstow gets the first boundary for SRH with a cracking drive past covers. Six runs come from that Sam Curran over.
After 1 over, SRH are 4/0 (Warner 2, Bairstow 1)
Good first over from Deepak Chahar, just four runs from it. CSK need early wickets, this is the key partnership for SRH.
9.28 pm: CSK have 167 on the board, will it be enough? We’re ready for the chase in Dubai!
CSK FINISH WITH 167/6 (20)
Ravindra Jadeja with a quickfire cameo of 25 off 10. Khaleel concedes 15 runs off the last over, he finishes with figures of 2/45.
After 19.1 overs, CSK are 152/6 – Bravo is gone!
OUT! Dwayne Bravo swings hard but is clean-bowled by Khaleel Ahmed for a first-ball duck!
After 19 overs, CSK are 152/5 – Dhoni is gone!
SIX and OUT! T Natarajan gets the big wicket of MS Dhoni! The CSK skipper falls for 21 off 13. Final six balls of the innings coming up!
After 18 overs, CSK are 138/4 (Dhoni 14, Jadeja 7)
Jadeja guides one between point and short-third for four, before Sandeep nearly pulls off a sensational return catch to dismiss Dhoni. He landed awkwardly and was in some pain. But he finishes his spell with superb figures of 2/19 from his 4 overs.
After 17 overs, CSK are 129/4 (Dhoni 11, Jadeja 1)
Dhoni gets back-to-back fours but a successful over by Natarajan, a wicket and 10 runs from it. How much will CSK get in the last three?
After 16.2 overs, CSK are 120/4 – Watson is gone!
OUT! Watson is gone too, and in identical fashion to Rayudu! The Aussie walks back for 42 off 38. CSK have lost both their set batsmen, it’s up to Dhoni now to provide a big finish. Natarajan gets his first wicket as Jadeja comes to the crease.
After 16 overs, CSK are 119/3 (Watson 42, Dhoni 2)
Great over from Khaleel, just three runs and a wicket from it. He has bounced back well after being taken to the cleaners by Curran earlier. CSK need Dhoni to help them get a big finish.
After 15.2 overs, CSK are 116/3 – Rayudu is gone!
OUT! Khaleel Ahmed gives SRH the breakthrough! Ambati Rayudu falls for 41 off 34, he added 81 runs for the third wicket with Shane Watson. It was a full-toss but the right-hander hot it straight to Warner at long-off.
After 15 overs, CSK are 116/2 (Watson 41, Rayudu 41)
Big over for CSK! Watson and Rayudu are matching each other shot for shot! They both hit a six each in that over as Rashid finishes his spell with figures of 0/30.
After 14 overs, CSK are 102/2 (Watson 34, Rayudu 34)
T Natarajan returns to the attack and Ambati Rayudu hits one for four. Ten runs come from that over and it’s time for a strategic timeout.
After 13 overs, CSK are 92/2 (Watson 32, Rayudu 27)
Shot! Shane Watson whacks one from Rashid Khan over long-on for six. CSK getting a bit of a move on.
After 12 overs, CSK are 84/2 (Watson 25, Rayudu 26)
Shane Watson survives! Manish Pandey takes a brilliant catch running in from long-on but replays show the ball bounced as he grabbed it. Ambati Rayudu then hits the last ball for six. Shahbaz Nadeem finishes with figures of 0/29.
After 11 overs, CSK are 74/2 (Watson 23, Rayudu 18)
Another good over for SRH, just five runs from it. A bit of a worry there for Rashid Khan as he got hit on his fingers by a powerful straight-drive from Shane Watson. Luckily for SRH, the star leggie seems fine now.
After 10 overs, CSK are 69/2 (Watson 20, Rayudu 16)
Good over from Nadeem, just five runs from it. CSK would want to start upping the ante soon.
After 9 overs, CSK are 64/2 (Watson 17, Rayudu 14)
Star Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan joins the attack and delivers a tight over, just three runs from it. Time for a strategic timeout.
After 8 overs, CSK are 61/2 (Watson 16, Rayudu 12)
Rayudu survives! He gets a faint edge off Nadeem but Bairstow can’t hold on. That was a tough chance. Watson then cuts the next ball away for four.
After 7 overs, CSK are 52/2 (Watson 10, Rayudu 9)
Shot! T Natarajan drifts on to Shane Watson’s pads and is clipped away for six. Eight runs come from the left-arm pacer’s first over.
After 6 overs, CSK are 44/2 (Watson 3, Rayudu 8)
Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem joins the attack and concedes just a single off his first five balls, but Ambati Rayudu steps out to the last one and lifts it over covers for four. That’s the end of the powerplay, which team will be happier at this point?
After 5 overs, CSK are 39/2 (Watson 2, Rayudu 4)
Ambati Rayudu thumps the second ball he faces over mid-off for four. But another top over from Sandeep Sharma.
After 4.4 overs, CSK are 35/2 – Curran is gone!
OUT! Sandeep Sharma has removed a dangerous-looking Sam Curran! The left-hander is clean-bowled and has to walk back for 31 off 21. Sandeep has brilliant figures of 2/6 from 2.4 overs.
After 4 overs, CSK are 34/1 (Curran 31, Watson 1)
4, 4, 6, 1, 1, 6 – BIG OVER for CSK! Poor bowling from Khaleel Ahmed and he is taken to the cleaners by Sam Curran. The left-arm pacer keeps pitching it short (without any real pace) and Curran keeps whacking it.
After 3 overs, CSK are 12/1 (Curran 10, Watson 1)
A successful over for SRH. Sandeep Sharma has figures of 1/5 after his first two overs. Shane Watson has joined Sam Curran at the crease.
After 2.1 overs, CSK are 10/1 – Faf is gone!
OUT! Faf du Plessis is gone for a first-ball duck! The in-form South African didn’t get to face a single ball in the first two overs, before edging a wonderful delivery from Sandeep Sharma to the keeper. Big wicket for SRH! The first duck for Faf in the IPL since 2014.
After 2 overs, CSK are 10/0 (Curran 9, Faf 0)
Khaleel Ahmed pitches it short and wide and Sam Curran cuts it over point to get SRH their first boundary. Faf du Plessis is yet to face a ball as seven runs come from the second over.
After 1 over, CSK are 3/0 (Curran 3, Faf 0)
Wonderful over first up from Sandeep Sharma. Swings the ball away from the left-handed Sam Curran and concedes just three runs.
7.30 pm: We’re ready for the first ball in Dubal! Sam Curran (surprise, surprise) and Faf du Plessis to open the batting for CSK. Sandeep Sharma has the new ball in hand for SRH. Here we go!
7.09 pm: Playing XIs
SRH: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.
CSK: 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.
7.05 pm: TOSS – MS Dhoni wins the toss and CSK will bat first for the first time this season! CSK have one change: Piyush Chawal returns in place of N Jagadeesan. SRH have one change to: Shahbaz Nadeem replaces Abhishek Sharma.
6.45 pm: CSK lead the head-to-head with SRH 9-4. Will MS Dhoni and Co get a much-needed win tonight?
6.40 pm: Hello everyone and welcome to live coverage of match No 29 of Indian Premier League 2020. Tonight, David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Stadium.
IPL 2020 points table ahead of match No 29
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||7||5||2||-0.116||10|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||7||4||3||-0.577||8|
|Chennai Super Kings||7||2||5||-0.588||4|
|Kings XI Punjab||7||1||6||-0.381||2|