Indian Premier League, 2020

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings - Match 29

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 13 October 2020

Sunrisers Hyderabad 147/8

RR: 7.35 | Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
David Warner c Sam Curran & b Sam Curranc Sam Curran & b Sam Curran91300
Jonny Bairstow bowled Ravindra Jadejabowled Ravindra Jadeja232420
Manish Pandey run out Sam Curranrun out Sam Curran4310
Kane Williamson c Shardul Thakur & b Karn Sharmac Shardul Thakur & b Karn Sharma573970
Priyam Garg c Ravindra Jadeja & b Karn Sharmac Ravindra Jadeja & b Karn Sharma161810
Vijay Shankar c Ravindra Jadeja & b Dwayne Bravoc Ravindra Jadeja & b Dwayne Bravo12701
Rashid Khan hit wicket Shardul Thakurhit wicket Shardul Thakur14811
Shahbaz Nadeem c Dwayne Bravo & b Dwayne Bravoc Dwayne Bravo & b Dwayne Bravo5510
Sandeep Sharma not out not out 1200
T Natarajan not out not out 0100
Khaleel Ahmed
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 0, w 6, nb 0)
Total 147 (8 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
23-1 (David Warner,3.3), 27-2 (Manish Pandey,4), 59-3 (Jonny Bairstow,9.5), 99-4 (Priyam Garg,14.4), 117-5 (Vijay Shankar,16.4), 126-6 (Kane Williamson,17.2), 146-7 (Rashid Khan,19), 146-8 (Shahbaz Nadeem,19.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Deepak Chahar4 0 28 0 7.00
Sam Curran3 0 18 1 6.00
Ravindra Jadeja3 0 21 1 7.00
Shardul Thakur2 0 10 1 5.00
Karn Sharma4 0 37 2 9.25
Dwayne Bravo3 0 25 2 8.33
Piyush Chawla1 0 8 0 8.00
Shane Watson0 0 0 0 0
Faf du Plessis0 0 0 0 0
Ambati Rayudu0 0 0 0 0
MS Dhoni 0 0 0 0 0

Right! We have had a good encounter to kick off the second phase of the tournament, which could have gone either way but Chennai took the two points from this game. They will look to build on this going further. Hyderabad, on the other hand, have lost their second game on the trot and will look to bounce back in their next encounter. The action continues on the 14th of October, 2020 as Delhi take on Rajasthan in Dubai. The match starts at 1800 local (1400 GMT). Do join us well before for the build up. We hope to see you for that game. Until then, adios and take care.

The Man of the Match is RAVINDRA JADEJA! He starts off by saying that he is very happy with his performance and it is good to help the team win. Adds that he kept playing his strokes and he backed himself while he was batting. Feels that the wicket is on the slower side and he just looked to bowl into the stump and he did not want to offer any width to the batters. Adds that he enjoys fielding and he looks to take catches or looks for the run out while out there. 

Chennai captain, MS Dhoni, says that what really matters is the two points. Tells that the team did a very good job. Feels the batters got them a decent score on the board and says that there was some purpose. Adds that the spinners got them wickets at the right time and feels that he won't shy away from calling it a perfect game for them. Tells that he told the bowlers to hit the right lengths and do not go searching for the swing. Mentions that the fast bowlers executed their plans well. Says that with the pitch getting a bit slow, it will surely help them to an extent. On Sam Curran, MS says that Curran is a complete player for them. Adds that he can open the batting, he can play the fast bowlers and spinners well too. Adds that there are plenty of areas where they can get better. Feels they just need to keep the process right and if they can keep winning games, the points table will take care of itself. Ends by saying that just because they have won the game, he doesn't want to brush anything under the carpet.

Dwayne Bravo is up for a chat. Tells that he enjoys bowling towards the end. Praises Shardul for the 19th over. Adds that it was a great team performance overall. Praises Karn and Jadeja too along with Chahar who bowled in the Powerplay. Tells that he is really happy that they get 2 points. Says that there was no panic in the team before the game. Informs that they have broken it into a mini-tournament now and says that this game was really important for them. Adds that they made a few changes in their plan, like sending Curran to open the batting and is happy that it worked here for them. On the pitch being on the slower side, Bravo says that it doesn't make much difference as both the teams have to play on it. Talking about Pandey's run out, Bravo says that he isn't too quick these days and hence enjoys fielding in the circle and tells that Pandey was a key wicket for them. Finishes by saying that he has enjoyed playing with Curran and tells that he has a lot of character.

Hyderabad skipper, David Warner, says that the wicket was a bit on the slower side. Tells that they tried to take it deep but failed to win it. Tells that they need to go to the drawing board and plan things out better. Adds that the total was chasable but tells that when they were maintaining a momentum, he felt that they had a chance but it didn't happen. Says that the batters need to come out with clear minds. Feels if they want to take the bowler on or you want to sit deep inside the crease. Says that they want to forget this game and come better in the next game. Adds that they will have to monitor the pitch and then select the team. Ends by saying that to go ahead, you need to beat the good teams and says that he is ready for that challenge along with his boys.

After opting to bat, Dhoni took a surprise call when he sent Curran to open the batting along with Faf du Plessis. Faf fell for a golden duck but Curran played a handy knock of 31 before getting out. Watson and Rayudu then stitched a valuable partnership in the middle stages of the game. A flourish in the end by Jadeja and Dhoni made sure that Chennai ended with a good total of 167. Hyderabad bowlers were pretty good till the 14th over but they were taken for a few towards the last 6 overs where they gave away 65. The spinners couldn't pick wickets but kept things tight. Sandeep was their pick of the bowlers as he ended with 2/19 in his 4 overs. Khaleel and Natarajan did pick a couple wickets but were on the expensive side. And eventually, the last few blows by Chennai batters were proved vital towards the end.

Chasing this target, Hyderabad needed their opening duo of Warner and Bairstow to start with a bang. That though did not happen as Warner was sent back by Curran early in the chase. Bravo's brilliance in the field saw Pandey head home and Hyderabad lost 2 wickets in the same over. Bairstow also did not explode as his team would have hoped for. Kane Williamson was the pick of the lot as he scored a well made 57, but he alone could not see his side home.

Defending a total of 167, Chennai started off well as they got rid of Warner and Pandey right in the Powerplay. They kept scalping wickets right throughout the innings getting rid of the explosive batters along the way and in the end, they held their nerve and saw their side through. Dhoni went by using 7 bowlers for this game and Piyush Chawla bowled only a single over. Bravo and Karn Sharma picked up 2 wickets today, even as Karn was expensive towards the end of the innings. Dhoni got his decisions right in the field and he will be hoping that he can continue this going forward. Overall, a comprehensive victory for Chennai. 

What a game of cricket we have had today! The fans of both the teams would have been biting their nails towards the end of the innings. It is Dhoni's men who have held their nerve, in the end, they have recorded a win by 20 runs. They have finally won a game after a series of losses. Dhoni will be a happy man tonight.

Dwayne Bravo to T Natarajan, Full and wide outside off, Natarajan swings at it but fails to connect. Top class over from Natarajan. Chennai win by 20 runs.
Dwayne Bravo to Sandeep Sharma, Just a single! Slower fuller one this time, Sandeep drives it towards mid off and takes a quick run.

Natarajan is the man in.

Dwayne Bravo to Sandeep Sharma, Another yorker! Another dot! Sandeep makes room and tries to dig out the yorker but fails to do so as Bravo follows him.
Dwayne Bravo to Shahbaz Nadeem, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Another one bites the dust. A good length ball around off and middle, Nadeem looks to slog but ends up getting a top edge. The ball balloons high in the air. Bravo calls for the catch and settles under it and takes it easily.
Dwayne Bravo to Shahbaz Nadeem, Excellent bowling! Bravo continues to deliver the perfect yorker and he follows the batsman as well. Nadeem fails fo flick again.
Dwayne Bravo to Shahbaz Nadeem, Perfect begining! Full and following the batsman who has made room. Nadeem looks to flick but misses.

Sandeep Sharma walks out to bat. Dwayne Bravo will bowl the final over of the innings. Can he defend the total?

Shardul Thakur to Rashid Khan, OUT! HIT WICKET! A low full toss, Rashid tries to use his wrists and flick it over the fence but mistimes it. It goes straight to Chahar at long on. He takes the catch. However, this will not matter as he is out hit wicket! When did that happen? Ok... replays show that while trying to go deep in his crease and execute the shot, Khan trod onto his stumps! 22 needed from the final over now.
Shardul Thakur to Rashid Khan, DOT! This one is full and inside the tramline. Rashid fails to dig it out again. Hyderabad need a boundary.
Shardul Thakur to Shahbaz Nadeem,  A single now! Full and wide again, Nadeem makes room and steers it straight to point but they go for the run.
Shardul Thakur to Rashid Khan, Full toss on middle, it is flicked towards mid-wicket for a single.
Shardul Thakur to Rashid Khan, Very full and wide outside off, Rashid looks to dig it out but misses. Looked like that was out of the tramline on the off side. The umpire wanted to signal it wide but decided against it in the end.
Shardul Thakur to Rashid Khan, WIDE! A bonus! Good plan from Thakur but the execution is wrong. Tries to stay away from the firing zone of Rashid, Thakur ends up bowling it outside off. Rashid lets it be. Wided.
Shardul Thakur to Rashid Khan, A couple to begin the over! Low full toss outside off, Rashid carves it away from the sweeper cover for a couple of runs.

Shardul Thakur is back into the attack to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. His figures read 1-0-5-0.

Karn Sharma to Shahbaz Nadeem, FOUR! Nadeem is off the mark in style as well. And he lets everyone out there know that Rashid is not the only threat! Tossed up and outside off, Nadeem makes room and launches it over extra cover for a boundary. 27 needed in 12 balls.
Karn Sharma to Rashid Khan, Fired it full and wide outside off, Rashid looks to drive this time but ends up slicing it over short third man. Jadeja from third man runs ahead and tries to get under the ball but misses.
Karn Sharma to Rashid Khan, FOUR! Innovation time now! Flatter and around off, Rashid reverse sweeps it over short third man and finds the fence again.
Karn Sharma to Rashid Khan, SIX! BOOM! Rashid says it is not over yet! What a way to get off the mark. Tossed up ball around off, Rashid jumps out of his crease and launches it towards long on. Thakur who took the catch on the last ball runs to his left and tries to catch but misses.

Shahbaz Nadeem will walk out now. 

Karn Sharma to Kane Williamson, OUT! CAUGHT! Williamson has to go! Is this the match for Chennai? Tossed up ball on middle, Williamson goes for the slog sweep but he doesn't time it as well as he would've liked. It goes as far as Thakur at long on.
Karn Sharma to Kane Williamson, FOUR! One bounce four! Perfect placement! Shortish and on middle, Williamson goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket and finds the fence.

Karn Sharma is back on for Chennai. His figures are 3-0-18-1. 

Dwayne Bravo to Kane Williamson, Full and around off, driven towards covers and a quick single is taken. 46 needed in 18 balls.
Dwayne Bravo to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Fifty in style for Williamson. The job is not done yet though. A gentle full toss from Bravo, Kane manages to power it over mid-wicket and find the gap in the deep. No chance for the fielders to get around.

Who will walk out now for Hyderabad? Rashid Khan, it is. 

Dwayne Bravo to Vijay Shankar, OUT! CAUGHT! Bravo has the last laugh. Dangerous Shankar departs. Bravo with the success. A perfectly plan dismissal this one from Chennai. With the asking rate getting big, Shankar can't think of leaving it alone. He goes after it by reaching out. He though ends up slicing it towards third man. Jadeja runs forward and takes it nicely.
Dwayne Bravo to Kane Williamson, On a full length around off, Williamson works this one to the cover region for a single.
Dwayne Bravo to Vijay Shankar, Full ball on off, Shankar works this one towards the long off region for a single.
Dwayne Bravo to Vijay Shankar, SIX! That is huge! Will this be the over where Hyderabad turn it on? Full ball on off, Shankar slogs this one over the long on fence for a biggie. 

DRINKS! This game is hanging by a thread as both teams are equally placed in the game. As long as Williamson is out there for Hyderabad, they will believe. Dhoni will be looking to get the big fish and get rid of Williamson and wrap this game up. 59 runs required in the last four overs and this game could go either way. An exciting end awaits. Bravo is back with the ball for Chennai. His figures so far read 1-0-11-0.

Piyush Chawla to Vijay Shankar, Yes, he does. He bowls a flatter ball around off, Shankar works this down the ground towards long on for a single. 59 runs required in 24 balls.
Piyush Chawla to Kane Williamson, On off, Williamson plays this to the mid-wicket region for a single. Can Chawla end this over well?
Piyush Chawla to Kane Williamson, Flatter around off, Kane pulls this one towards the deep mid-wicket region. The batters collect two runs before Jadeja in the deep can clean up.
Piyush Chawla to Vijay Shankar, Short ball around off, Shankar plays this one towards the mid-wicket region for a single.
Piyush Chawla to Vijay Shankar, Flatter around middle, Shankar hops and tucks this to the square leg region and the batters scamper back for the second run. Good running by these two. 
Piyush Chawla to Kane Williamson, Floated around off, Williamson taps this to the point region and runs across for the single. 
Karn Sharma to Kane Williamson, Single to end the succesful over. Flatter and around off, Kane punches it through the covers. He thinks for the second but Curran is really quick to get to the ball.
Karn Sharma to Vijay Shankar, Shankar is off the mark! Floated around off, Shankar drives this one towards the cover region for a single. 100 up for Hyderabad.

Vijay Shankar joins Kane Williamson out in the middle.

Time for round 2! Chennai meet Hyderabad in match number 29 of the Indian T20 League, 2020. Both teams are coming off a loss in their previous game but it is Hyderabad who are in a better position at this stage with 3 wins while Chennai have been an indifferent unit this year. They have just won 2 games and are looking out of sorts especially when chasing. They need to perform better and knowing Dhoni and Chennai, they won't give up without a fight and will come back stronger. Hyderabad, on the other hand, have performed well but their last loss against Rajasthan might have dented their confidence but they will be happy that they won their earlier game against Chennai and they will take that confidence into this one. They are unlikely to make any changes to their line-up but will hope that they put in a better performance. So, all-in-all, it promises to be an exciting clash.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team Squad -Bavanaka Sandeep,David Warner,Kane Williamson,Manish Pandey,Priyam Garg,Virat Singh,Abdul Samad,Abhishek Sharma,Fabian Allen,Jason Holder,Mohammad Nabi,Sanjay Yadav,Vijay Shankar,Jonny Bairstow,Shreevats Goswami,Wriddhiman Saha,Basil Thampi,Billy Stanlake,Khaleel Ahmed,Prithvi Raj,Rashid Khan,Sandeep Sharma,Shahbaz Nadeem,Siddarth Kaul,T Natarajan

Chennai Super Kings Team Squad -Ambati Rayudu,Faf du Plessis,Kedar Jadhav,Murali Vijay,Ruturaj Gaikwad,Shane Watson,Dwayne Bravo,Mitchell Santner,Ravindra Jadeja,Sam Curran,MS Dhoni,Narayan Jagadeesan,Deepak Chahar,Imran Tahir,Josh Hazlewood,Karn Sharma,KM Asif,Lungi Ngidi,Monu Kumar,Piyush Chawla,Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore,Shardul Thakur