Match : 14
Teams : Chennai Super Kings)(CSK) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad( SRH)
Venue : Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai
Toss : Sunrisers have won the toss and Elected to Bat First
Team Update: After the victory from the previous Match , Sunrisers played with an unchanged side . From Chennai Super kings,they had 3 changes Hazelwood, Gaikwad, Vijay were replaced by Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Rayadu to bring balance for the team with a sixth bowling option in their side .
Both teams were in the same situation in this IPL 2020 with one victory and two losses from their previous game .
In First Innings, Chennai Super Kings got the early breakthrough of bairstow with Deepak chahar swing. Then Manish Pandey & David had a quite slow start with the bat scored 42-1 in the powerplay overs. After that, Manish Pandey was not able to capitalise his start and gave his wicket to Shardul Thakur . On the other end , SRH Skipper with huge responsibility on his side started rotating the strike, once he started to accelerate the innings Faf Du Plessis extraordinary catch in the deep , then suddenly a runout of kane Willamson completely shifted the momentum toward CSK. It was completely a new situation for both the youngsters (Abishek & Priyam Garg) but they cleared this tough situation , played a sensible partnership of 77 Runs which resulted in a good score (164 -5) for SRH . India’s U-19 captain played a quick fire innings of 51 Runs with a strike rate close to 200 along with Abishek Sharma on the other end scored 31 Runs from 24 Balls. From Chennai Super kings bowling side , Deepak chahar got back with his rhythm in bowling got two wickets at crucial time which was a good sign for Csk .
In the Second innings , on chasing the 165 Chennai Super should have a proper power play start, but once again Watson failed to strike early and lost his wicket to Bhuvi inswing. Then , Ambatti Rayadu tried to clear the infield early and got bowled by Natarajan with his brilliant delivery. Once again top order collapsed for Chennai Super kings in the early stage of second Innings in IPL 2020. After that Kedhar Jadav had a chance to prove himself on these kind of situation but once again he disappointed his average and strike rate was very poor for Csk , for the past 3 years he scored only one 30+ plus , which was not a good sign for the middle order batsman.Csk managed to score only 44runs with four top -order wickets. Many Teams are scoring these runs within powerplay overs, but these kinds of chase are adding pressure at the death also Chennai Super kings losing their old form in these kind of chases in IPL 2020 which was really heartbreaking for CSK fans and Mahendra singh Dhoni Fans. Both SRH & CSK were in the same position after 13 overs , but SRH targeted Sam curran, scored in his over which results a decent total in their scorecard . But ,CSK failed to rotate the strike in Rashid Khan’s first 3 overs made these chasing even tough.
Jadeja and Dhoni had a fighting partnership in the end . Ravindra jadeja scored his maiden IPL fifty in the IPL 2020 at crucial time, jadeja after settled in the game started a quick fire innings by clearing boundaries and sixes after 15 th over , but then once again we could jadeja get out in deep without finishing the chase reminds us of the WC 2019 Semi Final chasing against NZ. But Csk fought back against SRH very well almost a 20 run rate in last 3 over but they lost the game with just 7 runs , this shows the fighting spirit of MSDhoni , he wa dehydrated at the age of 39 , he keep wickets for 20 overs , then came out to bat kept the game alive till last over, but stands till the last ball to fight for the team shows the great respect for MS , with 50degree humidity is not a easy thing, great respect for his dedication towards his team. CSK fought well but fell just short of 7 runs , but much needed victory for SRH in this tournament.
SRH won by 7 Runs
Drawbacks of CSK:
Opening pair was the key, but failure of opening pair is the drawback and middle order failure might be the reason for CSK loss , if jadhav rotated the strike it would be easy in the end but he fails to do, if CSK would come with Ruthraj or Jagadeesan in place of Jadhav the youngsters might prove themselves in this platform just like Priyam garg in this match and lot of young guns are proving themselves in IPL 2020.
Positives for SRH:
SRH was completely a top order batting dependent team , after the failure of top 4 wickets , Priyam Garg and Abishek played a sensational innings and proved themselves at right point of time.
Priyam garg was the major difference between these two teams his 51 from 26 balls was the game changing moment , also awarded man of the match for his performance.