Shane Watson's 96 off 53 balls helped Chennai Super Kings register yet another win in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. With this win, Chennai has not only gone top of the table but have also confirmed their playoff spot. The men-in-yellow upstaged Hyderabad by 6 wickets at M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. SCORECARD
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RESULT: Chennai beat Hyderabad by 6 wickets (Shane Watson 96, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1/18)
WICKET: It was a short of length delivery and Jadhav couldn't time it. OUT for 21 - Rayudu!
9 needed off the last over!
WICKET: Oh dear! He deserved this century. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a short of length delivery, and Shane Watson tried to keep it down. In process gets an inside edge and Bairstow did the rest! OUT for 96.
18.104.22.168.0.1 - 16 runs off the 14th over. 51 needed off 36 balls now.
ALERT: Shane Watson gets to his 17th IPL fifty! What a knock, took a while, but worth it!
WICKET: A well-made 38 from Suresh Raina comes to an end. He came down the track, and missed it completely. After 10 overs, it's 80/1.
It is getting difficult for Sunrisers Hyderabad to stay in this game for long. Both Watson and Raina are looking solid for big. After 8 overs, it's 68/1.
50-run partnership between Suresh Raina and Shane Watson.
Chennai Super Kings is off to a blistering start. Suresh Raina is hammering the ball all-around the ground. Watson is also looking good. After 6 overs, it's 49/1.
Manish Pandey's 83 off 49 balls helps Sunrisers Hyderabad to finish at 175 for the loss of three wickets. Chepauk is getting slower, and the chase will be difficult for Chennai!
WICKET: Chahar bowls a slower one, and Shankar didn't read it. Departs for 26. Hyderabad losing the momentum at wrong time.
So two overs still to go, and Hyderabad has notched up to 160. With Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar still at the crease, SRH will be expecting to finish around 180.
The onus is on Manish Pandey to help Sunrisers Hyderabad finish on high. After 16 overs, it's 138/2.
WICKET: Finally, a breakthrough for Chennai Super Kings. David Warner tried to go down the ground, but misses completely and MS Dhoni did the rest. Harbhajan picks second!
ALERT: David Warner gets to his 43rd IPL fifty. His 5th consecutive for Sunrisers! This is inhuman. 100-run partnership between two as well.
ALERT: Manish Pandey brings up 13th IPL fifty! What a knock this has been from this young sensation. It took him just 25 deliveries to reach milestone.
After the first leg of the innings, it looks that the game is drifting away from Chennai Super Kings. Both Pandey and Warner are into 40s, as the score notches 91/1 in 10 overs.
The duo Warner and Manish Pandey are looking really solid at a pitch which doesn't have much to offer for batsman. They have taken spinners for a charge as the score looks 63/1 in seven overs.
Finally both Manish Pandey and David Warner decided to open their arms. Smashing two sixes in Harbhajan's over, the score suddenly looks 30/1 in four overs.
The Chennai Super Kings has been able to stamp its authority in the game. They have sent Bairstow back to the pavilion, and have restricted Warner to open his arms. After 3 overs, it's 15/1.
WICKET: Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. Harbhajan sends Jonny Bairstow for duck in his last game for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The game starts in 20 minutes. We will be bringing you all the updates, so stay tuned.
After missing a few games for SRH, Manish pandey has been finally included in the squad. He replaces Shabaz Nadeen into the squad and will look to perform well and stamp his authority in the side.
Here are playing XI for two sides:
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed
TOSS: The news from the centre is, Chennai Super Kings has won the toss and opts to field. The men-in-yellow has made one change, bringing Harbhajan Singh in place of Shardul Thakur. Hyderabad, on the other hand, will miss the duties of Kane Williamson.
The toss is scheduled to happen in 40 minutes time and the team winning the toss will look to have a bowl first and restrict the opposition for a low score. However, this remains to be seen if the captain winning the toss think in the same way.
Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set to witness another IPL game as MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings host Sunrisers Hyderabad at M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The last two games for two sides have been totally opposite, as Chennai on one hand has lost two, and Hyderabad has won two.