VIVO IPL 2018 match 20: CSK vs SRH

Earlier in the game, CSK were asked to bat first. Hence in today’s match, it is predicted that SRH will win against CSK as it is their home match.

With two wins and three defeats, Rajasthan are placed fifth with four points, while Mumbai are sixth with one win in four games.

No less than 46 of his 79 runs came on the leg side. And he did that effortlessly, timing the ball beautifully for three sixes in the 15th over, bowled by Karn. Obviously, Bhuvi and Rashid will have waited for the return.

Table toppers CSK, who have returned to the cash-rich league after a two-year gap following a spot-fixing scandal, have once again proved why they are one of the title favourites. 9 runs come from this over. Both Bhuvneshwar and Kaul have bagged five and six wickets respectively.

However, Rayudu found a awful way to get out after attempting to sneak a run on an overthrow but it proved to be a suicidal attempt as he was run out for 79 (37 balls).

Apart from his captain, he has batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan and Manish Pandey. However, they switched gears after that and were past the 100-run mark by end of 14th over, even as Rayudu brought up his half century in 27 balls.

He found it hard to get going against the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul and Billy Stanlake. He then went on to collect the wicket of Deepak Hooda. Watson smashed nine fours and six sixes before he finally fell off the penultimate ball of the innings when he was caught behind off Ben Laughlin (2-38). Bhuvneshwar sheds some run in his third spell. CSK managed just 5 runs. Rayudu was the dominant partner as he stroked the ball to a nicety. This was the lowest score in Powerplay this season. In this over CSK makes just 6 runs. By then, though, he had already lifted Chennai from the slow start. Raina, too, joined the party to accelerate the CSK innings. Not to be left behind, Rayudu stepped out to smack the towering Billy Stanlake for a six over the almost seven foot tall speedster’s head. The ball was hit on his elbow. When the openers were dismissed, CSK had 32 runs on the board in the eighth over.

It was Ambati Rayudu’s late assault that powered CSK to a daunting total of 182/3 in 20 overs. Faf du Plessis loses his footing and stumbles out of the crease and is stumped. Bhuvneshwar opens the attack.

The match is scheduled to start at 4 P.M. IST on Sunday (April 22).

The Super Kings’ display will have been a boost for the 1,000 fans who made the 1,000-kilometre journey from Chennai to Pune, with safety concerns stopping them from hosting matches at home.

Anything less than 2⃣0⃣0⃣ is not fit for the Super Kings!

Chennai Super Kings CSK bowler Deepak Chahar celebrates the wicket of Sunrisers Hyderabad player. | PTI