Indian Premier League, 2021

Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Match 23

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Date & Time: 28 April 2021

Chennai Super Kings 173/3

RR: 9.35 | Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets

commentary

That is it from this game! Chennai have romped their way to the top of the table. Hyderabad's struggle continues as they stay foot at the bottom of the table and succumb to another loss. The action in the league continues and it is a doubleheader Thursday on 29th April 2021. First up, defending champions, Mumbai take on Rajasthan. That game begins at 1530 local (1000 GMT). While Delhi take on Kolkata in the second game of the day which begins at 1930 local (1400 GMT). Make sure you join us for those games. Till then, goodbye and take care!

That is it from this game! Chennai have romped their way to the top of the table. Hyderabad's struggle continues as they stay foot at the table and succumb to another loss. The action in the league continues and it is a doubleheader Thursday 29th April 2021. First up, defending champions, Mumbai take on Rajasthan. That game begins at 1530 local (1000 GMT). While Delhi take on Kolkata in the second game of the day which begins at 1930 local (1400 GMT). Make sure you join us for those games. Till then, goodbye and take care!

Ruturaj Gaikwad is the MAN OF THE MATCH, says that it means a lot but he is disappointed that he couldn't finish it off. Adds that the wicket was a bit two-paced. Tells that he planned which bowlers to target and that he cashed in on it. Tells that he wants to perform for his team in each and every match.

Chennai skipper, MS Dhoni says that the batting performance was superb and it was a good wicket and it was coming on nicely but says that does not mean bowling was poor. Adds that there was no dew and 170 was below par. Goes onto say that the opening partnership was brilliant. States that addressing the issues is crucial and identifying them earlier gives security to the teammates. Goes onto say that the change of venue and the quarantine period was longer in the last season. Adds that the players have taken more responsibility this season. Goes onto say that they have not changed a lot of players in the last few years and they appreciate the players who are not playing and the only way they can put it forward is having interactions with them and they try to give them a frame of mind where they know they will play a game.

Hyderabad skipper, David Warner, takes responsibility as he says he batted slow and takes full responsibility for the batting. Credits Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson for the way they batted. Warner says he hit 15 good shots to the fielders and says those are the things that make or break an innings. Warner admits he took too many balls. Warner says they still got to 170 and were unable to take wickets and it was tough to pull it back on such a good surface. Credits Chennai openers for the way they batted and they knew once they set in it was going to be difficult. Warner says Williamson was going to bat at 4 as that is his job in this side. Warner says it is about being positive. Warner says they need to hit gaps from batting perspective. Tells they are a bunch of fighters. Admits they will be hurt but says they will come back stronger.

Faf du Plessis says that being the highest scorer so far feels good but adds winning is important. Tells his partnership with Ruturaj is going well and tells that makes their side's batting more fearful. Faf says he is just looking to do the basics right and says he looked at things he did well last season and improve on the things that did not fall in place. Faf says it was a good wicket and he thought 170 was a touch shorter and tells 190 would have been a good score for them. Tells that it slowed down a bit as the ball got older but says it was a very good wicket to bat. Faf says they have a nice balance. Tells there are 3-4 changes that they can make now. Tells that they have more depth in the squad. Faf jokes he is disappointed as Jadeja is picking all the catches and he is the Superman at the moment. And he is happy to have got a few chances to catch tonight.

Earlier in the evening, Warner and Pandey struggled against a motivated Chennai bowling lineup. The bowlers bowled tight lines and did not give many free runs. But a late blitz by Williamson and Jadhav got them to a respectable total. In the end, the total was not adequate enough for this pitch.

Hyderabad came on to bowl when the pitch had eased out a bit. They needed early wickets but that did not happen. Sandeep Sharma bowled well at the start but didn't pick up the early wickets. Khaleel, Suchith and Kaul were quite expensive. Rashid took 3 big wickets but the damage had already done by the Chennai batters. The target wasn't the biggest and they had a tough time defending it.

Chennai had a dream start as Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad stitched up a century stand in no time. They both were looking to finish the game but Gaikwad fell to Rashid. Moeen Ali came out and played a few big strokes but soon perished to Rashid and du Plessis joined him back in the hut on the very next ball. But in the end, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja stitched up a 25 run stand to get them over the line. They win this match by 7 wickets.

End of what has been a thumping win for Chennai. They win their 5th match in a row and with this, they move to the top of the table. On the other hand, Hyderabad are in deep trouble now.

18.3
4
Sandeep Sharma to Suresh Raina, FOUR! Raina finishes the game with a lovely cover drive. A nice juicy full toss around off from Sandeep. Raina leans forward and drives it with elegance through covers to wrap up an emphatic win in style. CHENNAI WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
18.2
1
Sandeep Sharma to Ravindra Jadeja, Length ball outside off, Jadeja punches it to sweeper cover and takes a single.
18.1
1
Sandeep Sharma to Suresh Raina, Full on middle and leg, Raina swivels it to deep mid-wicket for one. Over to you, Jadeja. Just a boundary needed to win the game.

Change. Sandeep Sharma (3-0-18-0) to bowl the penultimate over.

17.6
1
Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Edged and away! Low full toss on middle. Raina gets on his knee and looks to slog it over mid on but gets an inside edge which sees the ball misses the stump and go to fine leg. Just 5 needed to win.
17.5
0
Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Bouncer around leg. Raina ducks. The umpire is happy with the ball so no signal.
17.4
4
Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, IN THE AIR AND FOUR! Vijay Shankar goes for the catch but does not get there and it goes to the fence. Full on the pads, Raina flicks it but does not time it well.  It goes high in the air and falls away from Vijay Shankar at deep square leg. He charges for the catch and dives but the ball bounces in front of him and goes to the fence.
17.3
0
Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, On the pads, Raina flicks it but finds Warner at short mid-wicket.
17.2
4
Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, FOUR! Good shot! Raina moves away from the stumps. Kaul bowls it very full on off, slightly behind the yorker length as Kaul follows him outside leg. Raina drives it straight as an arrow and gets a boundary through long off.  500th boundary for Raina in the league.
17.1
0
Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Low full toss around off. Raina pushes it back to the bowler.
16.6
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Suresh Raina, Back of a length delivery outside off. Raina taps it to point and takes a quick run. The fielder has a shy at the bolwer's end but misses. Raina thinks of two but Jaddu has overrun so just a single. 14 needed off the final 3 overs.
16.5
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Suresh Raina, Raina moves away from the stumps and looks to pull. He mistimes it and chops it to short mid-wicket.
16.4
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Ravindra Jadeja, Slower ball on middle, Jaddu glances it towards fine leg for a single. Just 15 needed now.
16.4
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Ravindra Jadeja, WIDE! The ball probably slips out of Khaleel's hand. He misses his line and sprays it down the leg side. Has to reload that.
16.3
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Ravindra Jadeja, Back of a length delivery outside off, Jadeja hops and taps it to point.
16.2
4
Khaleel Ahmed to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! That was going to the ropes the moment it left the bat! Shorter around off, it sits well for Jadeja. He pulls it from the middle of the bat through mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.1
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Suresh Raina, Well bowled and well played! Right in the blockhole from Khaleel. It is on middle and off. Raina does well to get bat on ball and jam it behind point for one. Khaleel asked the question but nothing from the umpire.

Change. Khaleel Ahmed to bowl his final over. He went for 28 in his first three.

15.6
1
Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Raina gets off the mark and keeps the strike. Fuller on off, Raina drives it to the left of mid off and takes a single.
15.5
0
Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Short agan. It is on off and middle, Raina hops and blocks it.
15.4
0
Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Good length delivery pitching on off and going away with the angle. Raina looks to poke but misses.
15.3
0
Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Bouncer to welcome Raina! He ducks under it.

Siddarth Kaul is back in the attack.

15.2
1
Siddarth Kaul to Ravindra Jadeja, Short ball on middle, Jadeja pulls it to deep square keg and gets off the mark with a single.
15.1
0
Siddarth Kaul to Ravindra Jadeja, Fuller on off, Jadeja pushes it to mid off.
14.6
0
Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, OUT! It is the umpire's call on hitting and Faf du Plessis has to go! Rashid Khan gets two in two! Googly, lands on off and turns back in. Faf du Plessis plays defends down the wrong line and the ball hits his pads. The umpire raises his finger and Faf du Plessis reviews it right away. There is nothing on the Ultra Edge and the ball is just clipping top of leg on Ball Tracker. Faf du Plessis has to go here.

Back-to-back wickets and it sees Suresh Raina walk out to bat! Also, Siddarth Kaul is back in the attack.

Review time! Faf du Plessis has been adjudged LBW but he has taken it upstairs.

Who will walk out to bat to put the finishing touches in this game? It will be Ravindra Jadeja!

14.5
0
Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, OUT! TAKEN! Moeen Ali can't finish the game off for Chennai! Loopy ball, around off. Moeen Ali gets low and looks to go big over mid-wicket. But only gets the top edge. The ball goes high in the air towards wide long on, Kedar Jadhav settles under it and takes it easily.
14.4
4
Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, FOUR! Dispatched! Too easy for Moeen Ali! Shorter ball, on the pads. Moeen Ali waits for it and smacks it to the square leg fence.
14.3
1
Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Loopy ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis pushes it wide of point for one.
14.2
1
Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, Flatter ball, around off. Pushed away to sweeper cover for one.
14.1
4
Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, FOUR! Well, Chennai batters are in a hurry to finish this game! Short and wide outside off. Moeen Ali pulls it handsomely to the mid-wicket fence.
14.1
0
Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, Loopy ball, but way down the leg side. Wided.
13.6
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Moeen Ali, Full toss, on the pads. Moeen Ali flicks it down to fine leg for one. Just 35 needed in the last 6.
13.5
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Moeen Ali, Bowls a bumper, around middle and leg. Moeen Ali ducks under it.
13.4
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Back of a length ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis swivels and pulls it along the ground to deep mid-wicket. Just a single.
13.3
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Moeen Ali, Shorter ball, on the off pole. Moeen miscues his pull and the ball goes to deep mid-wicket for one.
13.2
4
Khaleel Ahmed to Moeen Ali, FOUR! Off the mark in style! Length ball, but down the leg side. Moeen Ali flicks it well past the leg gully for a boundary.
13.1
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Low full toss, outside off. Faf du Plessis pushes it past the bowler for one.

Strategic Time-Out! Chennai are in firm control of this chase. A solid partnership between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have ensured that they should win this easily. Hyderabad on the other hand, need a miracle to get back in the game. Moeen Ali comes out to bat and Khaleel Ahmed to bowl now.

12.6
0
Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, OUT! BOWLED! Rashid Khan has his man, but is it too little too late? A wonderful delivery brings equally wonderful innings to an end. Leg break, lands on middle and turns away a touch. Gaikwad looks to defend but the ball goes past his bat and crashes in the stumps.
12.5
4
Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Another one! Poor ball and punished! Flatter ball, down the leg stump. Gaikwad gets low and sweeps it to te square leg fence.
12.4
4
Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! What an innings the young lad is playing here! Shorter ball, on the sumps. Gaikwad rocks back and pulls it to the mid-wicket fence.
12.3
1
Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Just a single as this is eased down to long on.
12.2
1
Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Loopy ball, outside off. Pushed down to sweeper cover for one.
12.1
4
Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Dropped and four! Nothing is going Hyderabad's way! Fuller ball, outside off. Ruturaj Gaikwad gets the outside edge while looking to defend but gets the outside edge. The keeper can't hold on to it and the ball goes to the fence.
11.6
1
Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Just a single as this is eased down to long on. 15 from the over. Runs are coming thick and fast here.
11.5
4
Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Oh, he is toying with the bowler now! This isn't the worst of deliveries but he has played that so well. Flatter ball, just outside off. Ruturaj Gaikwad makes room for himself and cuts it past point for a boundary.
11.4
4
Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Jeez, he makes it look so easy! Loopy ball, outside off. Ruturaj Gaikwad strides forward and smokes it past wide long off for a boundary.
11.3
4
Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Dispatched! Fifty for the young Ruturaj Gaikwad! Short ball and he pulls it wide of long on for a boundary.
11.2
1
Jagadeesha Suchith to Faf du Plessis, A touch shorter outside off. Faf du Plessis drills it down to long off for one.

Jagadeesha Suchith is back on.

11.1
1
Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Loopy ball, outside off. Eased down to long off for one.
10.6
2
Siddarth Kaul to Faf du Plessis, Fifty for Faf du Plessis and 100 up for Chennai! Fuller ball, on the pads. Faf du Plessis uses his wrists and flicks it wide of deep square leg for a couple.
10.5
2
Siddarth Kaul to Faf du Plessis, Short ball, on the leg stump line. Faf miscues his pull towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.
10.4
1
Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shorter ball, outside off. Gaikwad rides the bounce and steers it to sweeper cover for one.
10.3
2
Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good length ball, outside off. Gaikwad runs it past third man and comes back for the couple.
10.2
1
Siddarth Kaul to Faf du Plessis, Length ball, outside off. Faf runs it to third man for one.
10.1
1
Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full ball, on the pads. Flicked away to deep square leg for one.

Change. Siddarth Kaul is back on.

9.6
0
Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Beaten! Flatter ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis looks to force it through the off side but misses.
9.5
1
Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shorter ball, outside off. Pushed away to sweeper cover for one.
9.4
0
Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter ball, outside off. Gaikwad looks to cut it away but misses. There is a bit of an appeal for caught behind but nothing from the umpire.
9.3
4
Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR Excellent shot against one of the best spinners in the world. Shorter ball, on the stumps. Gaikwad rocks back and pulls it to the mid-wicket fence. The ball lands just short of the ropes.
9.2
1
Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Loopy ball, on the stumps. Faf du Plessis drills it to long on for one.
9.1
1
Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fuller ball, outside off. Pushed to long off for one.
8.6
4
Jagadeesha Suchith to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Oh dear, the fielder makes a mess of it and Faf du Plessis gets another boundary. Loopy ball, around off. Faf du Plessis comes down the track and hits it flat but aerially to long on. The fielder tries to take the ball on the bounce but misses and it goes to the ropes.
8.5
0
Jagadeesha Suchith to Faf du Plessis, Flatter ball, outside off. Pushed to covers.
8.4
6
Jagadeesha Suchith to Faf du Plessis, SIX! The fielder there is just a spectator! Faf du Plessis comes down the track and smokes it over the man at long on for a maximum.
8.3
1
Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fuller ball, on the pads. Eased towards deep mid-wicket for one.
8.2
2
Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter ball, outside off. Gaikwad cuts it to the deep point fence for a couple. Excellent batting this.
8.1
4
Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Glorious stroke! Ruturaj Gaikwad comes down the track and smokes it inside out to the cover fence.

Time-Out! It is all yellow of Chennai at the moment. They are running away with this and looks like going back to the top. Hyderabad have not looked threatening so far with the ball. They need to find a way to get rid of these openers as the only way they can be alive in this contest is by picking up wickets regularly.

7.6
0
Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Googly, lands on off and turns back in. Faf du Plessis is solid in his defence.
7.5
1
Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Loopy ball, around off. Gaikwad punches it past Rashid and to long off for one.
7.4
1
Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Just a single as Faf du Plessis punches it down to mid on.
7.3
1
Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter ball, down the leg side. Gaikwad nicely clips it to deep square leg for one.
7.2
1
Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Shorter ball, on the leg stumps. Faf pushes it to long on for one.
7.1
0
Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Flatter ball, on the stumps. Pushed to mid-wicket.

The man who will need to be at his best if Hyderabad is to win this game is on now. It is Rashid Khan time. Can the Afghanistan superstar get the breakthrough his side desperately needs?

6.6
2
Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fuller ball, on the pads. Gaikwad clips it wide of fine leg and picks up a couple. 13 runs from the over.
6.5
4
Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Poor ball and punished! Suchith drops his length and bowls a short ball, on the stumps. Gaikwad shifts his weight backward and pulls it to the mid-wicket fence. One bounce and to the ropes.
6.4
0
Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tossed up, on the stumps. Pushed back to the bowler.
6.3
2
Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter ball, on the stumps. Cut away towards deep point fence. The fielder cuts it off and keeps it down to a couple.
6.2
4
Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Wow, excellent use of the feet and the wrists! Loopy ball, around off. Ruturaj Gaikwad comes down the track and whips it wide of long on for a boundary.
6.1
1
Jagadeesha Suchith to Faf du Plessis, Loopy ball, on the pads. Du Plessis pushes it to long on for one.

Who will bowl post the Powerplay? Will we see the introduction of Rashid straightaway? It will be spin but not Rashid. It will be Jagadeesha Suchith!

5.6
0
Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Serves a length ball, outside off. Gaikwad offers the full face of his bat and pushes it to cover. Chennai end the Powerplay at 50/0. Good start to the chase.
5.5
1
Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Excellent batting this. Punish the poor ball and nudge the good ones for runs. Length ball, on the pads. Faf clips it to deep square leg for one. 50 up for Chennai.
5.4
1
Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, A touch fuller, on the pads. Gaikwad clips it to deep mid-wicket for one.
5.3
1
Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Just a single as this eased down to long on.
5.2
0
Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Slower length ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis pushes it uppishly towards mid off.
5.1
4
Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Sublime timing by the man in form! Length ball, wide outside off. Faf du Plessis seems to be in a hurry to finish the game and crashes it past mid off for a boundary.

Change in bowling. Change of ends for Sandeep Sharma as he will bowl, the final over of the Powerplay.

4.6
2
Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Gaikwad charges down the track. Kaul sees it and bangs it short on middle. Ruturaj pulls it away from deep mid-wicket and gets a couple to finish the over. Another expensive over. 12 from Kaul's first!
4.5
1
Siddarth Kaul to Faf du Plessis, Now smartly follows the boundary with a single. On middle, du Plessis turns it to the on side for a run.
4.4
4
Siddarth Kaul to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Supreme from Faf du Plessis! Good length ball around off, Faf creates some room. He punches it between mid off and cover to get the gap and send it to the fence.  Shot of a man in supreme form.
4.3
1
Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good running! Another full ball on middle, Gaikwad taps it in front of mid on and calls for a quick run. Ruturaj has to run around the bowler. Williamson charges to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
4.2
0
Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full on middle, Gaikwad defends it to the left of mid on. Too close to the fielder and hence Gaikwad says no to Faf's ask for a run.
4.1
4
Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Not the welcome Kaul would have wanted! Kaul starts with a good length ball around off, Gaikwad opens the face of the bat in the last minute and places it between keeper and short third man for a boundary. Runs coming easily for Chennai at the minute.

Change. Siddarth Kaul is in the attack now.

3.6
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Around off, Gaikwad strokes it to sweeper cover and keeps the strike. Another 10 run over from Khaleel. Tough start for him so far. Chennai are off to a very good start.

Is that a run out? The umpire has gone upstairs to confirm it. Faf du Plessis is well inside the crease here.

3.5
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, NOT OUT! Faf du Plesssis is in! Excellent work from Williamson though. Length ball around off, Faf taps it to cover and takes a run. The fielder scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. The ball deflects off the stump. Williamson shows razor-sharp reflex as he dives and saves the ball to go to the fence.
3.4
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Length delivery on middle, Faf turns it to mid on.
3.3
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Back of a length delivery on off, Faf hops and chops his punch to the side of the pitch on the off side.
3.2
4
Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, EDGED AND FOUR! Slower ball around off, Faf looks to play it fine to third man. He though is surprised by the lack of pace on it. He gets it where he wanted to but off the edge. It goes away from diving Bairstow and to the third man fence.
3.1
4
Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Faf continues his rich vein of form and Khaleel continues to leak runs from the other end. Slightly short and wide, enough for a man in form to punish. Faf du Plessis slams it through point for a boundary.
2.6
0
Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Length ball on middle, Gaikwad defends it back to the bowler. 6 off the over. Chennai are off to a steady start. 21/0 in the first three.
2.5
1
Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Full around off, Faf knocks it to long on for one.
2.4
1
Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good shot for one. Length ball on off, Gaikwad punches it to the right of mid on for one.
2.3
0
Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fullish on off, Gaikwad pushes it to mid off.
2.2
4
Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, EDGED AND FOUR! WOW! How lucky is Gaikwad and how unlucky are Hyderabad? Gaikwad moves away from his stumps. Sandeep follows him and bowls it outside leg. Gaikwad looks to drive it through mid off but gets an outside edge. it goes past the leg stump, wrongfoots Bairstow and goes to the third man fence.
2.1
0
Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full on middle, Sandeep glances it to short mid-wicket.
1.6
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Slower ball to finish the over. It is outside off and away from Faf. He swings but connects with nothing. Expensive start for Khaleel. 10 off his first and no movement for him either.
1.5
4
Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Finally Faf gets a boundary! He charges down the track and takes this back of a length ball as a length ball and thwarts it over extra cover for a boundary
1.4
2
Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Back of a length delivery around off, Faf punches it away from sweeper cover and gets another couple.
1.3
2
Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Mistimed from Faf and now this will excite Khaleel! Back of a length delivery on middle, it jags back in. Faf pulls it awkwardly but away from short mid-wicket. Kane Williamson runs and stops it before the ropes with a slide. Faf gets another two.
1.2
2
Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Back of a length delivery around off. Faf punches it sweetly to the right of sweeper cover. Rashid there sweeps it up. Du Plessis gets two but he will be happy with the timing he is getting.
1.1
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Khaleel starts with a fuller ball around off, Faf chops his drive to mid off.
0.6
0
Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dot to finish the over. Tidy start just 5 from it. The last ball is fuller on off, Gaikwad drives it straight to Vijay Shankar at short extra cover.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Khaleel Ahmed!

0.6
0
Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Outswinger but this does too much. It keeps going away from outside off. Left alone by Ruturaj and wided by the umpire.
0.5
1
Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Good effort from Vijay Shankar but cannot stop Faf from getting off the mark. Fuller on off, du Plessis drives it right off the meat, indicating how good a touch he is in. It is to the right of short extra cover. Vijay Shankar there dives but parries it to mid off for one.
0.4
1
Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Length delivery on off, Gaikwad strokes it to sweeper cover and gets to the other end.
0.3
0
Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Length ball around off, Gaikwad pushes it to mid off.
0.2
0
Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good length delivery on off, Gaikwad blocks it to mid on.
0.1
2
Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Inswing for Sandeep Sharma to begin with. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Chennai are up and running straightaway. It is on middle, Gaikwad flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace.