IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs

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9 overs: CSK 64/2
Good, tidy start from Rashid Khan as batsmen played cautiously against the spinner. Just three singles off it.
* Bowling change: Rashid Khan comes into the attack
8 overs: CSK 61/2
Shane Watson (16*) hit his first four of the innings in the over as Shahbaz Nadeem conceded 9 runs in it.
7 overs: CSK 52/2
8 runs off T Natarajan’s first over, which included a big six hit by Shane Watson.
6.3 overs: SIX! Shane Watson (10*) smacks T Natarajan over backward square leg for his first maximum. And it brings up 50 for Chennai too. CSK 52/2
* Change at both ends: T Natarajan comes into the attack
6 overs: CSK 44/2
End of Powerplay. Ambati Rayudu (8*) ended the over with a four, but Shahbaz Nadeem gave away just 5 runs in it. Tidy start from the spinner.
* Bowling change: Shahbaz Nadeem comes into the attack
5 overs: CSK 39/2
A wicket and five runs off Sandeep Sharma’s over as Ambati Rayudu (4*) opened his account with a four in it.
4.4 overs: OUT! Sandeep Sharma cleans up Sam Curran for 31. CSK 35/2
BOWLED! Big wicket for Hyderabad. Curran was going strong in the middle hitting two sixes and three fours during his quick-fire 21-ball 31 knock. This time though Curran missed Sandeep Sharma delivery and it castled into his middle and leg stumps.
4 overs: CSK 34/1
4, 4, 6, 1, L1, 6 – Sam Curran (31* off 20 balls) decided to break free in the over as he smacked two sixes and a couple of fours to score 22 runs off Khaleel Ahmed.
3.3 overs: SIX! After hitting two back-to-back fours, Sam Curran (24*) smacks Khaleel Ahmed over long-on for the first maximum of the night. 14 off the first three balls. CSK 26/1
3.1 overs: FOUR! Sam Curran (14*) smashes down the ground for a four towards long-on off Khaleel Ahmed. Confident stroke from the left-hander. CSK 16/1
3 overs: CSK 12/1
Excellent from Sandeep Sharma – a big wicket and just two singles off it.
2.1 overs: OUT! Sandeep Sharma dismisses Faf du Plessis (0). CSK 10/1
First-ball duck for du Plessis. A big breakthrough for the Sunrisers. Good delivery from Sharma as he found the outside edge of Chennai opener and Jonny Bairstow took a regulation catch behind the stumps.
2 overs: CSK 10/2
7 runs off Khaleel Ahmed’s first over. Tight bowling from both ends so far.
1.2 overs: FOUR! Sam Curran (7*) opens his boundary count with a four off Khaleel Ahmed. CSK 8/0
* Khaleel Ahmed to share the new ball with Sandeep Sharma
1 over: CSK 3/0
Tidy start from Sandeep Sharma, gave away just three runs in it.
Here we go…Faf du Plessis and Sam Curran to start the CSK innings. Sandeep Sharma with the ball for SRH.
Playing XIs:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma
TOSS | Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni wins the toss, opts to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai
Captains at the toss:
MS Dhoni:“We’re batting first. Yes, for a change. Last few games we wanted to bat first, but never got the opportunity. The thing with stats is that you can get it any way you want to. It’s a process and it’s quicker if the guys buy into it, and follow the process. As I said, each game will have new problems. Today it will be about how we counter the shorter boundary on one side. Cricket is very close to life and it doesn’t always go the way you want. It teaches you what you want to follow as a process. 2010 ended on a happy note but we can’t just rely on that. One change – Chawla in for Jagadeesan. We thought about him (Tahir) but the combination isn’t letting us.”
David Warner:“Yes, that’s probably how everybody is going around these days. Interested to see how the wicket is going to play. There is a bigger boundary on one side and I need to make the batters play there. The easiest thing to do is to forget about it (the previous loss). I’m really enjoying it (captaincy) and having Kane also helps. Really enjoying the group that we have. One change – Nadeem in for Abhishek Sharma.”

Pitch report:
“These pitches are wearing now and getting slower. The margin of error is really small though, as you cannot bowl full on these pitches. So, while the yorker is a deadly weapon, missing it by even an inch could get smacked. Bowlers have started to get into the game.”Michael Slater and Kevin Pietersen
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 29 of the Indian Premier League 2020 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings in Dubai.

STATS THAT MATTER
* Since 2018, Shane Watson has scored 311 runs in 7 innings against SRH at a strike rate of 156
* T Natarajan’s seven wickets are the second most among uncapped bowlers this year. He has bowled 29 yorkers, the most among all bowlers
* Rashid Khan has picked up nine wickets in the middle overs with an economy of 4.70 – the best in the period among all teams
* David Warner needs 19 runs to get to the 5000-run landmark in the IPL
* Sandeep Sharma is three short of 100 wickets in IPL

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