IPL 2019

IPL 2019: Match 41 – Chennai Super Kings vs SunRisers Hyderabad (Post-Match)

IPL 2019: Match 41 - Chennai Super Kings vs SunRisers Hyderabad (Post-Match)

 

The 41st match – Chennai Super Kings vs SunRisers Hyderabad– was the second time the two teams met as CSK looked to avenge their defeat to SRH in the first faceoff. CSK managed to win the second encounter by 6 wickets, to reclaim the top spot at the points table.

Match Report

The two teams in the top 4 battled it out at CSK’s home venue, M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Winning the toss, Chennai opted to chase, which has been their strong suit throughout their IPL history.

Here are the playing XIs for the two teams:

1st Innings: Not a Night to Remeber for Bairstow

It was one last time this year at the IPL that Jonny Bairstow made an appearance for SRH, however, it was not his lucky day. The Englishman was stumped by MS Dhoni off the bowling of Harbhajan Singh, who made a comeback from injury after missing out on 4 games.

Warner at it Again

Despite Bairstow’s early dismissal, David Warner made sure SRH didn’t lag too far behind as he struck yet another fifty. He ended with 57 from 45 balls.

The left-hander is still the top scorer in this year’s IPL with 574 runs.

Ignored Pandey Makes a Statement

Manish Pandey has had to miss out on most of the matches this year as Vijay Shankar was the preferred choice for Sunrisers, and now for India as he has also made it to India’s World Cup squad. However, Manish Pandey showed that he has still got the talent and the will to represent India at the highest level. He hammered an impressive 83 not out from 49 balls. His knock included 7 fours and 3 sixes.

The team posted 175/3 from 20 overs.

2nd Innings: du Plessis Falls Early

After a sluggish start which produced only 3 runs from 2.3 overs, Faf du Plessis was found wanting as he wanted to sneak a single after pushing the ball to the mid-off fielder. Deepak Hooda was the fielder and the South African was adjudged run out.



Watson and Raina Provide Some Impetus

Shane Watson and Suresh Raina added 87 for the second wicket with Suresh Raina as the aggressor. He made 38 from 24 including 22 from Sandeep Sharma’s first over.

Raina was stumped off the bowling of Rashid Khan.

Watson raised his bat for a fifty after some lusty blows.

He kept going and scored a monumental 96 runs from just 53 balls. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar removed him, however, it was a little too late. Meanwhile, Watson crossed 8,000 career runs.

A Piece of Cake for Rayudu and Jadhav

Where Watson left, it was nothing but a piece of cake for the two batsmen, Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav who ensured that CSK crossed the line with ease. Although there was some tight bowling in the last couple of overs, the two batsmen with plenty of experience made sure CSK cross the line despite Rayudu’s dismissal in the last over.

Moment of the Match

Watson was batting on 33 when Jonny Bairstow dropped a catch off the bowling of Sandeep Sharma. He went on to score 96 which helped CSK chase down the target.

Man of the Match

Shane Watson was the man of the match.

Up Next

The next match is scheduled between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab.

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