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May 22, 2014
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Darren Sammy the captain is then caught by Du Plessis off Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling. Venugopal Rao has come into bat. Is there a twist in the tale here?? Well Rao does it for Hyderabad with a fine boundary down the ground. Chennai now have lost three games on the trot.
OUT! D Sammy c du Plessis b R Jadeja 0(3)
Aaron Finch gets out. He is run out off a misfield but again another wicket that has come too late in the day for Chennai Super Kings. It is followed by Dhawan surviving a close stumping. They need just two runs of the last over now.
Naman Ojha finally gets out. He is out to Raina’s bowling and is caught by Pawan Negi. But it is too late in the day for Chennai Super Kings. Hyderabad require under 10 runs to win this game now and they are well on their way to win the match.
OUT! N Ojha c P Negi b S Raina 19(17)
Dhawan charges down the track to Mohit Sharma but can’t connect it. Dhawan then flicks it around the corner to essay a fifty. Then an inside edge scurries to the boundary boards for four. After just 17 overs they are 166 for 1.
Another nine runs come from the 16th over. Dhawan quietly has made 48. Naman Ojha himself has a got a fine start. Hyderabad if as expected win this game will be a confident unit as they are thumping Chennai Super Kings by all accounts.
Hyderabad now require under 40 runs in five overs to win the game. Chennai seem to have a lost a bit of their mongrel. They suddenly cannot lose the momentum going into the playoffs. Hyderabad are running away with the game. This can be a great win for them.
Shikhar Dhawan clambers Ravindra Jadeja for a six and then follows it up with another boundary. 13 runs from the over. Chennai players seem to be just going through motions here. What can a captain do in this sort of situation now? Even MS Dhoni may not be able to do some magic here.
Shikhar Dhawan and Naman Ojha take singles and keep the scorecard ticking. Hyderabad are cursing to victory. They just need to play with a clam head on their shoulders here. Under 60 runs required in seven overs for win now.
David Warner’s blitz finally comes to an end, as John Hastings clean him up. It was an edge onto his stumps. A superb innings from him. It took him only 45 balls and his strike rate was 200.
It is Negi who is into the attack. He though gets spanked for six over the mid-wicket region. Shikhar Dhawan uses the depth of the crease for another boundary. A great start here by Sunrisers Hyderabad and they look set to chase down the target.
10th over is bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin. Warner is engineering Hyderabad’s chase with utmost ease. He is at the top of his game. Him batting at top of the order has certainly helped their cause.
Warner is again going hammer and tongs at Chennai’s bowlers. He smashes Ravindra Jadeja for a six and a boundary. David Warner may soon complete his century here. Ordinary bowling from Sir Ravindra Jadeja.
Hyderabad are 76 for no loss after eight overs. This a fine strategy from Sunrisers Hyderabad as they are looking to keep wickets in hand after a fine start. Chennai look slightly out of depth here. They need a few wickets to lift their spirits.
Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner collect runs in singles. They are looking to consolidate after a great start. For Chennai this is all about experimenting with their team combination as they have already qualified for playoffs.
The wheels are coming off for Chennai, as Hastings is getting a pasting here. He gets smashes for three boundaries and a misfield doesn’t help either. Warner compiles his half-century off just 25 balls. 21 runs from this over itself.
Ashwin bowls the fifth over of the innings. It turns out to be a good over as only 4 runs came out of it. Chennai need a few more of that to comeback into the game. They need to frustrate Warner and make him try something different.
Hastings the bowling all-rounder into the attack. Warner flicks him for a boundary. In the end it turns out to be a decent over as only five runs came out of it.David Warner is one fire for Sunrisers Hyderabad with his breathtaking stroke-play.
Mohit Sharma into the attack. He is clouted for two boundaries. 11 runs come from the third over. The medium pacer is bowling gun barrel straight and that is just not the way to go on this track.
It is Warner who smashes the first six for Hyderabad by clouting him for six and a boundary. 11 runs come from the second over. A dine start for Hyderabad in what is a crucial game for them. On the other hand Ashwin hasn’t started well for CSK here.
Hyderabad start their innings with David Warner and Dhawan open the innings. Warner shows his class with two boundaries in the first over of the innings. Ten runs from the first over. A fine start for Hyderabad this. They need to build on it though.
MS Dhoni firing an all cylinders. He clouts Dale Steyn for a towering six and then thwacks it down the ground for a boundary. Dhoni runs between the wickets like a jackrabbit to collect two runs. Dhoni smashes another six. Deadly Steyn suddenly has become a pain for Hyderabad. 24 runs in the over and his blitz takes Chennai to 185 for 3 in 20 overs.
Some good thinking by Bhuvneshwar as he is not giving any room for the batsmen to hit. David Complete his half-century off 33 balls. A great over from the swing merchant. He has benefited by keeping it simple. Just one more over to go now in the innings.
Hussey smashes Irfan Pathan for a six. He is under the pump. Irfan though bowls it full and straight. But Hussey ends the over with a six over mid wicket region. Chennai suddenly look like can get more than 30 runs during the last three overs.
Aaron Finch makes a fine attempt at wide long on to take the catch off Dhoni but in the end it goes for a six. Bhuvneshwar though comes back by bowling full and straight. 10 runs from the over as Chennai batsmen look to hit top gear in the end overs.
Darren Sammy who bowls now for Hyderabad and that too around the wicket. A good tactic but he bowls a wide down the leg side. Dhoni trying to be cute with a reverse paddle but can’t get it away. Hussey ends the over with a much needed boundary.
MS Dhoni the captain fantastic at the right time shows his class by thumping a six and a boundary off Irfan Pathan. Hussey essays a fine shot by waiting for the ball and beat the man at third man on the off-side. Chennai definitely needed that over.
Dale Steyn into the attack for Hyderabad now. Just one run from the over. Chennai have reached 100 runs on the board but they have taken 14 overs. Both batsmen are striking well under 100 and that is not good news for Chennai. The experienced duo have to up the ante.
Irfan Pathan with his dibbly dobblers into the attack. He is bowling with the wicketkeeper up the stumps. He keeps it simple and reaps the reward as he gives away just runs from the over. Hyderabad have kept Themistocles in the game with their bowlers showing the way.
David Hussey the veteran Australian just looking deal in singles and twos. MS Dhoni too does the same by taking a single off the last ball of the 12th over of their innings. Hyderabad bowlers doing a good job during the middle overs of the innings.
It is David Hussey who is playing Karn Sharma. He is playing the spinner from the pitch. Finally he picks one and gets a single. Both experienced batsmen perhaps will bide their time for a few before going after the bowling. The deck is certainly flat for batting.
Rasool the off-spinner has comeback well by bowling a fine 10th over. He gives away just 4 runs in the over. The off-spinner is bowling decent lines and lengths for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Are Chennai losing their way here with Hyderabad bowlers bowling dot deliveries?
MS Dhoni has come into bat as the danger man Raina is out. It is Karn Sharma who lands another bowl with his brand of leg spin and googlies. MS Dhoni needs to play another of those great knocks for Chennai here.
OUT! S Raina c A Finch b K Sharma
Parvez Rasool continues to bowl for Hyderabad. Just four runs from the over bowled by Rasool. Hyderabad have comeback in the game but they need to continue to bowl some tight overs here as Raina is a dangerous batsman and a big threat in his own right.
Karn Sharma into the attack. He has has bludgeoned down the ground for a six by Dwayne Smith. Another hefty blow from him.Smith. Smith is out though lbw to Karn Sharma. He didn’t just pick the googly. A big wicket for Hyderabad.
OUT! D Smith lbw b K Sharma 47(28)
Dwayne Smith has already smashed three sixes in three balls. Maybe six in six? Hmm, no he can’t smash the fourth ball for a six. Parvez Rasool under the pump here. Smith on the rampage for Chennai Super Kings.
Dwayne Smith continued to hard at the ball by clambering Dale Steyn for a boundary. Yet other than that Steyn kept the batsmen on a tight leash. In the end a fine over from him. Hyderabad need to get Smith’s wicket here.
Unfortunately for Chennai du Plessis is run out. He was run out with a full blooded straight drive being hit by Smith leading to Karn Sharma getting a touch on the ball and the stumps were broken.
OUT! du Plessis run out 19(11)
After being hit f or a boundary Bhuvneskwar came back well. A fine over by Bhuvneshwar in the end and Hyderabad need more of that. This is a game Hyderabad need to win to have a chance to qualify for playoffs.
It was Bhuvneshwar who opened the bowling for Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was Dwayne Smith who opened up his shoulders with a fine boundary through the off-side. Smith also thumped the swing bowler down the ground for a boundary. The over ended with Smith playing a crackerjack square drive.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and elected to bowl against Chennai Super Kings.
Hello and welcome to the live updates of the 50th match of IPL 2014 between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). I am Bharath Ramaraj and I will take you through the proceedings. Chennai, in this home game at Ranchi, will be hoping to bounce back to their winning ways after two consecutive losses. SRH, on the other hand will be desperate for a win if they are to keep any hopes of reaching the playoff alive.
Dwayne Smith has been CSK’s batsman of the season so far, and it will interesting to see how he plans his innings against Dale Steyn and co. Suresh Raina has also been in good form of late, and will look to carry that in this match.
The middle overs have proved to be the biggest Achilles heel’ for Hyderabad. In their emphatic win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous match, Hyderabad might have found the solution with David Warner being reinstated at his preferred opening slot. Chennai have breezed through most of the games, but this encounter promises to make the hosts sweat. For Hyderabad, Bhuvneshwar has even put Dale Steyn to shade with his bowling so far, while Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohit Sharma have been Chennai’s bowling architects.
The Ranchi crowd have turned up in large numbers to support their favourite son, MS Dhoni. In fact, there should be no dearth of support for the two-time Champions.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Francois du Plessis, Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Ben Hilfenhaus, John Hastings, Samuel Badree, Matt Henry, Mithun Manhas, Vijay Shankar, Ronit More, Baba Aparajith, Pawan Negi.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Aaron Finch, David Warner, Lokesh Rahul, Naman Ojha(w), Irfan Pathan, Moises Henriques, Dale Steyn, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Karn Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Brendan Taylor, Venugopal Rao, Jason Holder, Srikkanth Anirudha, Darren Sammy, Manpreet Juneja, Parvez Rasool, Prasanth Parameswaran, Amit Paunikar, Ricky Bhui, Ashish Reddy, Chama Milind.
Time: 20:00 IST | 14:30 GMT
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