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Best performances - Batsmen

Shane Watson
96(53) 9x4 - 6x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 33 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
14 2 24 2 6 2 15 31
Manish Pandey
83(49) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 8 3 5 17 20 18 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4
M0
R39
W2
Eco9.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
O4
M1
R18
W1
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Chennai Super Kings , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

23 April 2019 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Points

Chennai Super Kings 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

That's all from us tonight. Thanks for joining

Shane Watson is the man of the match: I was due runs, that's for sure. I can't thank Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni enough to have kept faith in me. In any other team, I may have been dropped sooner. Happy to repay that faith. I knew I was in good nick, just needed to get my head right, get my technique right, had a bit of luck by playing and missing in the beginning.

MS Dhoni: I think you can give individuals a few games. Watson has been a match winner for us so we need to back him and he has been batting well in the nets. If Watson gets going, you know what's on the plate. It started last year and it's good to see different individuals come good, the bowler's have done surprisingly well, the batting needs to click together. The back is holding up, it's not getting worse, with the World Cup coming up, can't afford that, because that's too important.

11.40pm Stay tuned for the presentation. Ankur will be here shortly to bring you that.

Harbhajan Singh: "It's always nice to go out there in the middle, unfortunately I missed a few games due to sickness. My whole family was sick, in fact. Nice to be back, and really happy with the result as well. We would have liked to finish the game in the 19th over itself, but the boys were just testing our hearts. Somehow we have the tendency to take it to the last over. As long as we're getting the result, we're fine. It's nice to see Shane Watson getting those runs under his belt. He's a serious player, last year he won us the final single-handedly, and this innings will boost his confidence. We always play well in Chennai, we know our conditions, and thanks to this beautiful crowd who come here to Chennai Super Kings. When teams come here, they have to play much better cricket than us to beat us."

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: "I think it was a par score, but there was a bit of dew on the wicket. And the way Watson was going, we couldn't do much. Anyone can have an off-day (speaking about Rashid), but it was the first off-day he had. Next three games out of four are away games, we really need to win those games to qualify for the playoffs. Captaincy gives me a lot of experience, it's helped me mature as a player."

11.34pm A comfortable win for Super Kings, with a tiny bit of a wobble towards the end. That wobble showed how well Watson was hitting it while scoring 96 off 53 balls. CSK are back on top of the table now.

19.5
1
Sandeep Sharma to Jadhav, 1 run, full on off stump, and there's a little bit of drama here but the winning run is eventually taken. Drives it powerfully towards mid-on, except it ends up hitting the non-striker's right foot as he jumps up to evade the ball. The ball ricochets towards the cover fielder, who sprints in, picks up, and underarms a throw at the non-striker's end and hits the stumps direct, but Jadhav was safely home by then

One run to get, two balls to go, and the batsmen have crossed so it'll be Jadhav on strike. Bravo's walked in ahead of Dhoni.

19.4
W
Sandeep Sharma to Rayudu, OUT, bouncer over off stump, and Rayudu's fallen with the scores tied! Opens up and looks to pull, but it's a hard one to drag from over his right shoulder, and he ends up miscuing it high, offers a simple catch to Vijay Shankar at mid-off. Vijay Shankar catching Rayudu's just what this match needed, I suppose!

AT Rayudu c Shankar b Sandeep Sharma 21 (49m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 84.00

Scores are level now.

19.3
1
Sandeep Sharma to Jadhav, 1 run, shuffles down the pitch, drives this full one outside off firmly to mid-off, who's stationed deep enough to permit a straightforward single
19.2
6
Sandeep Sharma to Jadhav, SIX runs, wow, that's another brilliant stop at the boundary from Manish Pandey. Or is it? Jumped down the pitch and turned this ball into a full-toss on the legs. Flicked it and timed it very well, well enough to clear the boundary to the right of deep midwicket. But Pandey, running to his right and jumping past the rope, pulls it back with one hand. But replays show his foot landed before he could paddle the ball back, and that will be six
19.1
1
Sandeep Sharma to Rayudu, 1 run, full, angling into leg stump, flicked to short fine leg. If he'd placed that better he might have got four

Well, well. Only seven off the last two overs, and no boundaries. CSK need nine now. Who'll bowl the last over? Sandeep's the only frontline bowler with any overs left, and here he is.

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs | CSK: 167/3 (9 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.78, RRR: 9.00)

  • Kedar Jadhav3 (7b)
  • Ambati Rayudu20 (23b)
  • Khaleel Ahmed4-0-26-0
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar4-1-18-1
18.6
0
Ahmed to Jadhav, no run, slower bouncer angling in towards off stump. Jadhav gets into a tangle as he looks to make room and ramp it over the keeper. Can't connect

Just like the Sunrisers innings, the batsmen have found it harder to find the boundary off the seamers when the ball's become older. Except for Watson, that is.

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3SR WatsonF du Plessis
2nd77SR WatsonSK Raina
3rd80AT RayuduSR Watson
4th15AT RayuduKM Jadhav
5th1DJ BravoKM Jadhav