SRH vs CSK: Live Blog | Live Scorecard | Target for SRH – 168
18 overs: SRH 141/6, need 27 off 12 balls
4, W, 6, 4, 1, 4 – 19 RUNS! Despite losing Kane Williamson early in the over, Hyderabad got what they were looking for from the over as they scored 19 runs from it. Rashid Khan (11* off 3) smacked a six and a four off consecutive balls in it.
17.3 overs: SIX! Rashid Khan opens his account with a six over long-on off Karn Sharma. SRH 132/6
17.2 overs: OUT! Karn Sharma scalps Kane Williamson (57). SRH 126/6
Big, big wicket for Chennai. Williamson was the main man between them and the victory. The NZ skipper departed after scoring 57 off 39 balls with the help of seven fours.
17 overs: SRH 122/5, need 46 off 18 balls
A wicket and 13 runs off Dwayne Bravo over. The contest is not over yet as long as Williamson is in the middle for Hyderabad.
* Kane Williamson hits a four, off Dwaye Bravo, to bring up his fifty (52*) off 36 balls, his 13th in IPL. SRH 121/5 in 16.5 overs
16.4 overs: OUT! Dwayne Bravo gets rid of Vijay Shankar (12). SRH 117/5
Shankar’s 7-ball cameo ended as Ravindra Jadeja took a good catch at deep backward point.
16.1 overs: SIX! Vijay Shankar (11*) smacks Dwayne Bravo over wide long-on for a maximum. Good start to the over. SRH 115/4
Time-Out!
16 overs: SRH 109/4, need 59 off 24 balls
8 runs off Piyush Chawla without a boundary. The asking rate for Hyderabad is almost 15 per over now.
* Bowling change: Piyush Chawla comes into the attack
15 overs: SRH 101/4, need 67 off 30 balls
Good one from Karn Sharma as he took a timely wicket and gave away just 8 runs in it.
14.4 overs: OUT! Karn Sharma strikes to dismiss Priyam Garg (16). SRH 99/4
Garg hit it straight to Ravindra Jadeja at deep midwicket. Hyderabad lost another wicket when they were settling in with a good stand. Good breakthrough for Chennai.
14 overs: SRH 93/3, need 75 off 36 balls
Priyam Garg (13*) and Kane Williamson (41*) hit a four each off Dwayne Bravo in the over as they scored 11 runs in it. The asking rate is now above 12.5 per over.
* Bowling change: Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack
13 overs: SRH 82/3
Good one from Karn Sharma, gave away just 6 runs in it.
12 overs: SRH 76/3, need 92 off 48 balls
After four consecutive singles, Kane Williamson (33*) smacked back-to-back fours off the last two balls to score 12 runs from Ravindra Jadeja over. First boundaries for Hyderabad after nearly 6 overs.
11 overs: SRH 64/3
Tidy start from Karn Sharma too, gave away just four singles in it.
* Bowling change: Karn Sharma comes into the attack
10 overs: SRH 60/3, need 108 off 60 balls
Brilliant over from Ravindra Jadeja – a wicket and just three singles from it.
9.5 overs: OUT! Ravindra Jadeja cleans up Jonny Bairstow for 23. SRH 59/3
Timely breakthrough for Chennai. Bairstow and Kane Williamson were slowly and steadily setting a base for the run chase. Jadeja foxed the right-hander and castled the stumps. Bairstow scored 23 off 24 balls which included two fours.
Time-Out!
9 overs: SRH 57/2
Excellent start from Shardul Thakur, just five singles from it. The asking rate for Hyderabad is now just over 10.
* Change at both ends: Shardul Thakur comes into the attack
8 overs: SRH 52/2, need 116 off 72 balls
No boundaries in the last two overs for Hyderabad as Ravindra Jadeja started his spell with a six-run over.
* 50 comes up for SRH in 7.4 overs – 51/2
* First bowling change: Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack
7 overs: SRH 46/2
Deepak Chahar completed his spell with a six-run over. Chahar’s final figures: 4-0-28-0
* Deepak Chahar is bowling his fourth over on the trot
6 overs: SRH 40/2, need 128 off 84 balls
End of Powerplay. Kane Williamson (12*) hit another four but Sam Curran bowled a tidy over to give away just 6 runs in it.
5 overs: SRH 34/2
Kane Williamson (6*) opened his account with a first-ball four off Deepak Chahar, but the pacer recovered well to concede just 7 runs in it.
3.6 overs: OUT! Manish Pandey run out for 4. SRH 27/2
Direct hit from Dwayne Bravo sent Pandey back to the pavilion. Two quick wickets for Chennai from the Sam Curran over as the pacer gave away just 6 runs in it.
3.3 overs: OUT! Sam Curran dismisses David Warner (9). SRH 23/1
Big Wicket. Warner’s inside edge hit on his pad and ricocheted back to Curran on his follow through. An easy caught & bowled and an early breakthrough for Chennai.
3 overs: SRH 21/0
Jonny Bairstow (12*) started the over with a four as they scored 11 runs off Deepak Chahar in it.
2 overs: SRH 10/0
Good start from Sam Curran too, just 6 runs off it despite being hit for a four by Jonny Bairstow.
1.5 overs: FOUR! Jonny Bairstow (5*) opens his boundary count with a four through the extra cover off Sam Curran. SRH 9/0
* Sam Curran to share the new ball with Deepak Chahar
1 over: SRH 4/0
Good start from Deepak Chahar – a wide and three singles off it.
Welcome Back! David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to start the SRH run chase. Deepak Chahar with the ball for CSK.
Brad Haddin (SRH assistant coach): “It’s a pretty good score. 170 would be good on that wicket we thought. We got to bat well to get that. I think the pitch is going to stay the same, they played well. I was surprised to see Curran open, especially with Watto starting to get into the groove. I was happy to not see Watto with the new ball. This should be an interesting chase.”

20 overs: CSK 167/6
15 runs and a wicket off the final over bowled by Khaleel Ahmed. The pacer took a wicket off the first delivery, but Ravindra Jadeja (25* off 10 balls) smacked a six and a four in consecutive balls to make sure that Chennai finished off the innings on a positive note. A competitive total for sure in the end.
19.4 overs: SIX! Ravindra Jadeja (19*) smacks Khaleel Ahmed over deep midwicket for a maximum. CSK 161/6
19.1 overs: OUT! Khaleel Ahmed cleans up Dwayne Bravo for 0. CSK 152/6
First-ball duck for Bravo. Chennai lost four wickets in quick succession, and it hurt their overall total immensely.
18.6 overs: OUT! T Natarajan gets rid of MS Dhoni (21). CSK 152/5
Soft dismissal! Dhoni miscued the shot and Kane Williamson took a simple catch at extra cover. Dhoni departed after scoring 21 off 13 balls with the help of a six and two fours.
18.5 overs: SIX! MS Dhoni (21*) smacks T Natarajan over long-on for massive 102m-long maximum. CSK 152/4
18 overs: CSK 138/4
Good over at this stage from Sandeep Sharma, gave away just 9 runs in it to finish with 2 for 19 in 4 overs. Sandeep almost took a stunning catch diving to his left on follow through, but the ball did not stick into his palm and MS Dhoni survived. Great effort and great spell from the pacer tonight.
17 overs: CSK 129/4
A wicket and 10 runs off T Natarajan’s over as MS Dhoni (11*) opened his boundary count with back-to-back fours in it.
16.2 overs: OUT! T Natarajan dismisses Shane Watson (42). CSK 120/4
Another full toss and another wicket for Hyderabad. This time Watson hit it to long-off and Manish Pandey took a good well-judged catch there. Two quick wickets will definitely have an impact on the overall total for Chennai. Watson scored 42 off 38 balls which included three sixes and a four.
16 overs: CSK 119/3
Brilliant over at this stage from Khaleel Ahmed, a big wicket and just three singles off it.
15.2 overs: OUT! Khaleel Ahmed strikes to dismiss Ambati Rayudu (41). CSK 116/3
BIG WICKET! Rayudu hit the full toss straight to David Warner at long-on. Rayudu walked off with a big disappointment as the ball was there to be hit for a boundary. Rayudu departed after scoring 41 off 34 balls with the help of two sixes and three fours.
15 overs: CSK 116/2
14 off Rashid Khan’s final over as the spinner returned figures of 0 for 30 in 4 overs.
14.5 overs: SIX! Ambati Rayudu (40*) joins the party, smacks Rashid Khan over deep midwicket for a maximum. CSK 115/2
14.1 overs: SIX! Shane Watson (40*) again starts Rashid Khan’s over with a big six straight down the ground. CSK 108/2
Time-Out!
14 overs: CSK 102/2
10 runs off T Natarajan in the over. Both Chennai batsmen are set in the middle now and must be looking to up the ante with six overs to go in the innings.
* Ambati Rayudu (34*) brings up Chennai’s 100 with a four off T Natarajan. CSK 100/2 in 13.4 overs
13 overs: CSK 92/2
Brilliant recovery from Rashid Khan as he gave away just 8 runs in it despite being hit for a six off the first ball by Shane Watson.
12.1 overs: SIX! Shane Watson (31*) starts the over with a big six over deep midwicket off Rashid Khan. CSK 90/2
12 overs: CSK 84/2
Ambati Rayudu (26*) ended Shahbaz Nadeem over with a big six straight down the ground as the spinner conceded 10 runs in his final over. Nadeem’s figures: 4-0-29-0
11.5 overs: NOT OUT! Umpires went up with a soft dismissal of not out against Shane Watson and it was a correct decision. Watson survived as Manish Pandey’s catch diving forward was not clean. CSK 78/2
11 overs: CSK 74/2
5 runs off Rashid Khan’s over. Rashid missed a tough caught & bowled chance in it to dismiss Shane Watson (on 20). Will it hurt SRH tonight?
10 overs: CSK 69/2
Another tight over from Shahbaz Nadeem, just 5 runs from it.
Time-Out!
9 overs: CSK 64/2
Good, tidy start from Rashid Khan as batsmen played cautiously against the spinner. Just three singles off it.
* Bowling change: Rashid Khan comes into the attack
8 overs: CSK 61/2
Shane Watson (16*) hit his first four of the innings in the over as Shahbaz Nadeem conceded 9 runs in it.
7 overs: CSK 52/2
8 runs off T Natarajan’s first over, which included a big six hit by Shane Watson.
6.3 overs: SIX! Shane Watson (10*) smacks T Natarajan over backward square leg for his first maximum. And it brings up 50 for Chennai too. CSK 52/2
* Change at both ends: T Natarajan comes into the attack
6 overs: CSK 44/2
End of Powerplay. Ambati Rayudu (8*) ended the over with a four, but Shahbaz Nadeem gave away just 5 runs in it. Tidy start from the spinner.
* Bowling change: Shahbaz Nadeem comes into the attack
5 overs: CSK 39/2
A wicket and five runs off Sandeep Sharma’s over as Ambati Rayudu (4*) opened his account with a four in it.
4.4 overs: OUT! Sandeep Sharma cleans up Sam Curran for 31. CSK 35/2
BOWLED! Big wicket for Hyderabad. Curran was going strong in the middle hitting two sixes and three fours during his quick-fire 21-ball 31 knock. This time though Curran missed Sandeep Sharma delivery and it castled into his middle and leg stumps.
4 overs: CSK 34/1
4, 4, 6, 1, L1, 6 – Sam Curran (31* off 20 balls) decided to break free in the over as he smacked two sixes and a couple of fours to score 22 runs off Khaleel Ahmed.
3.3 overs: SIX! After hitting two back-to-back fours, Sam Curran (24*) smacks Khaleel Ahmed over long-on for the first maximum of the night. 14 off the first three balls. CSK 26/1
3.1 overs: FOUR! Sam Curran (14*) smashes down the ground for a four towards long-on off Khaleel Ahmed. Confident stroke from the left-hander. CSK 16/1
3 overs: CSK 12/1
Excellent from Sandeep Sharma – a big wicket and just two singles off it.
2.1 overs: OUT! Sandeep Sharma dismisses Faf du Plessis (0). CSK 10/1
First-ball duck for du Plessis. A big breakthrough for the Sunrisers. Good delivery from Sharma as he found the outside edge of Chennai opener and Jonny Bairstow took a regulation catch behind the stumps.
2 overs: CSK 10/2
7 runs off Khaleel Ahmed’s first over. Tight bowling from both ends so far.
1.2 overs: FOUR! Sam Curran (7*) opens his boundary count with a four off Khaleel Ahmed. CSK 8/0
* Khaleel Ahmed to share the new ball with Sandeep Sharma
1 over: CSK 3/0
Tidy start from Sandeep Sharma, gave away just three runs in it.
Here we go…Faf du Plessis and Sam Curran to start the CSK innings. Sandeep Sharma with the ball for SRH.
Playing XIs:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma
TOSS | Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni wins the toss, opts to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai
Captains at the toss:
MS Dhoni:“We’re batting first. Yes, for a change. Last few games we wanted to bat first, but never got the opportunity. The thing with stats is that you can get it any way you want to. It’s a process and it’s quicker if the guys buy into it, and follow the process. As I said, each game will have new problems. Today it will be about how we counter the shorter boundary on one side. Cricket is very close to life and it doesn’t always go the way you want. It teaches you what you want to follow as a process. 2010 ended on a happy note but we can’t just rely on that. One change – Chawla in for Jagadeesan. We thought about him (Tahir) but the combination isn’t letting us.”
David Warner:“Yes, that’s probably how everybody is going around these days. Interested to see how the wicket is going to play. There is a bigger boundary on one side and I need to make the batters play there. The easiest thing to do is to forget about it (the previous loss). I’m really enjoying it (captaincy) and having Kane also helps. Really enjoying the group that we have. One change – Nadeem in for Abhishek Sharma.”

Pitch report:
“These pitches are wearing now and getting slower. The margin of error is really small though, as you cannot bowl full on these pitches. So, while the yorker is a deadly weapon, missing it by even an inch could get smacked. Bowlers have started to get into the game.”Michael Slater and Kevin Pietersen
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 29 of the Indian Premier League 2020 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings in Dubai.

STATS THAT MATTER
* Since 2018, Shane Watson has scored 311 runs in 7 innings against SRH at a strike rate of 156
* T Natarajan’s seven wickets are the second most among uncapped bowlers this year. He has bowled 29 yorkers, the most among all bowlers
* Rashid Khan has picked up nine wickets in the middle overs with an economy of 4.70 – the best in the period among all teams
* David Warner needs 19 runs to get to the 5000-run landmark in the IPL
* Sandeep Sharma is three short of 100 wickets in IPL





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