IPL 2018: CSK Vs SRH Match Preview, Prediction

IPL 2018: CSK Vs SRH Match Preview, Prediction

Chennai Super Kings are virtually through to the play-offs as they hammered Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. Riding on the superb opening partnership of 134 runs by Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu Chennai won the match by a comfortable 8 wickets with MS Dhoni scoring the winning runs. The SRH bowlers looked hardly any threat to the duo as a misunderstanding while searching for a quick single, cost Watson his wicket through run-out.

It was again up to the reliable pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson to take SRH to a good score.

The pair shared a 123-run second wicket stand off 75 balls after Alex Hales (2) fell early.

CSK had a night to forget with the ball as RR chased down a 176-run target in Jaipur on Friday. Chennai, on the other hand, have been in good touch for most parts of the campaign, but they have had a few bad days and MS Dhoni will not want another defeat on Sunday.

SRH successfully chased down 188 runs against Delhi Daredevils in its last game. Besides Bhuvneshwar, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, leg-spinner Rashid Khan (13 wickets) and Shakib (12 wickets) are also doing well.

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Bowling: Chahar 4-0-16-1 (3), Thakur 4-0-32-2 (3), Willey 2-0-24-0, Harbhajan 2-0-26-0 (1w), Watson 2-0-15-0 (1w), Bravo 4-0-39-1 (2w), Jadeja 2-0-24-0.

He hit 11 fours and two sixes to power the Royals to a thrilling triumph, having survived a scare when Shane Watson dropped him in the 16th over. Harbhajan gave way 26 runs from his two overs, while Jadeja leaked 24 from the same number of overs. He eased the helmet off his head, flashed a big smile, and was embraced by the same MS Dhoni who did not trust him with the strike three years ago. Williamson then went to Shakib Al Hasan probably because Watson had got out to left-arm orthodox spin twice in 11 balls this IPL.

The Super Kings remain well placed to extend their season. The table leaders haven't broken a sweat, winning six games on the trot with nearly all bases covered.

Williamson heaped praise on Rayudu too. The way he goes about his business hitting the ball fairly conventional areas and hitting it hard as well, it was a great knock to watch, (even) if you are in the opposition team.

"Rayudu scored a fantastic hundred". Brought into the India team for the ODI series against England, Rayudu extended his celebration as CSK are now nearly through to the knockouts barring a mathematical scenario where they lose the remaining games and others win handsomely.

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