Chennai were totally dominant, and Sunrisers produced a spineless show both with the bat and the ball. The Super Kings will carry their winning momentum in coming games and also will draw a lot of confidence from their dominant show tonight.
Thisara Perera is out! The left-hander slams a six over the long-on boundary but mistimes the next ball, and Subramaniam Badrinath takes a good catch to send him back in the hut. Dwayne Bravo adds one more wicket to his tally.
SRH 91/5 | Overs 12 | Perera 16*, Karan 12*
Ravichandran Ashwin returns to bowl his final over in the game, and Sunrisers batsmen manage only four singles off it. A strong appeal for leg before against Karan Sharma on a ball that turned in sharply, but the umpire wasn’t interested.
SRH 87/5 | Overs 11 | Perera 14*, Karan 10*
Thisara Perera gets going with a boundary and a six off Chris Morris, as Sunrisers add another 12 runs to their total.
SRH 75/5 | Overs 10 | Perera 3*, Karan 9*
Karan Sharma gets two boundaries off R Ashwin as SRH garner 10 runs from the 10th over of the match. They need a further 149 runs to win in 60 balls.
Two wickets in the over! Mohit Sharma is hit for a six by Darren Sammy on the third ball, but on the next, the Caribbean captain is caught by Chris Morris at deep long-on. Thisara Perera walks in. But on the last ball, Parthiv Patel is caught by Murali Vijay at deep midwicket.
MS Dhoni brings in Suresh Raina in the bowling attack and he immediately gets a wicket! Hanuma Vihari dances down the track to clear long-off, but is caught near the ropes by Murali Vijay. It’s been a spineless show by the SRH batsmen till now, barring Parthiv.
SRH 52/2 | Overs 7 | Parthiv 41*, Vihari 2*
Mohit Sharma gives away only three runs in his third over of the game. Sunrisers have a humongous task in their hands — need a further 172 runs in 78 balls.
A wicket and only three runs off R Ashwin’s second over in the game. Kumar Sangakkara’s poor run in IPL 2013 continues as he is out for three, caught by Mike Hussey at short fine-leg.
SRH 46/1 | Overs 5 | Parthiv 38*, Sangakkara 3*
Fantastic effort by Dwayne Bravo on the final ball off Jason Holder, as he covers a lot of ground from the fine-leg area to grab a catch to dismiss Parthiv, but misses it. The SRH opener is leading his side’s reply as he cracked two boundaries and a six in that over.
SRH 29/1 | Overs 4 | Parthiv 22*, Sangakkara 3*
Only five runs conceeded by Ravichandran Ashwin as SRH batsmen fail to get going.
SRH 24/1 | Overs 3 | Parthiv 19*, Sangakkara 1*
Parthiv Patel plays a few shots in the air but gets a boundary only on the last ball off Mohit Sharma. Sunrisers need a few big overs to get the momentum.
SRH 11/1 | Overs 2 | Parthiv 8*, Sangakkara 0*
Big wicket! Shikhar Dhawan is run-out and Sunrisers have lost their key batsmen in chase od 224. Earlier in the over, Parthiv got a boundary.
SRH 4/0 | Overs 1 | Parthiv 4*, Dhawan 0*
Parthiv Patel cracks a boundary on the first ball of SRH’s chase off Mohit Sharma, but fails to rotate the strike in the remainder of it.
Suresh Raina would be chuffed with yet another big knock which has put his side in an almost unassailable position. Michael Hussey was terrific as well, with his fluent 67. On the other side, Ishant Sharma would be gutted with his effort today.
CSK 223/3 | Overs 20 | Raina 99*, Raina 14*
Suresh Raina reaches 99 not out, only a run shy from what would have been his second century in this IPL. Chennai Super Kings add 20 runs from Darren Sammy’s over to set a mammoth target against the hapless Sunrisers.
CSK 203/3 | Overs 19 | Raina 86*, Raina 9*
Ravindra Jadeja gets two boundaries off Dale Steyn to take the Super Kings past the 200-run mark. It’s been a sensational batting effort by the two-time champs. Raina would be aiming for another century now.
CSK 193/3 | Overs 18 | Raina 85*OUT! M Hussey 67(42) and Dhoni 4(3)
Drama in Perera’s final over in the game. Michael Hussey is cleaned up on a yorker after a brilliant knock of 67. MS Dhoni walks in and gets a lifeline by none other than Dale Steyn, who drops a catch that went high in the air. Two deliveries later, Dhoni is out being caught by Karan Sharma at the boundary on deep midwicket. But Raina, he carries on where he left in the last over with a boundary and a six.
CSK 177/1 | Overs 17 | M Hussey 67*, Raina 74*
This is mayhem by Raina! Ishant Sharma completes the most expensive spell, ever, in the history of IPL. As many as 25 runs scored from six balls, consisting four boundaries, one six, a single and two wides. Ishant’s figures read 4-0-66-0!
CSK 152/1 | Overs 16 | M Hussey 67*, Raina 51*
Chennai batsmen Raina and Hussey are all over the Sunrisers. Michael Hussey slams a six on the final ball off Mishra, and Raina gets a boundary towards the long-on region as Chennai garner another 16 runs. They have now added 107 runs for the second wicket.
CSK 136/1 | Overs 15 | M Hussey 58*, Raina 44*
Suresh Raina and Michael Hussey crack a boundary each off Perera as Chennai add another 12 runs to their total.
CSK 124/1 | Overs 14 | M Hussey 53*, Raina 39*
Suresh Raina comes down the track in a bid to smash over the ropes, but gets an edge which falls short of the short third-man fielder. Chennai add another eight runs to the total.
CSK 116/1 | Overs 13 | M Hussey 51*, Raina 34*
Michael Hussey completes his yet another half-century in IPL 2013 with a single towards the third-man region off Dale Steyn. The Hyderabad pacer returns to keep things quiet in his third over, with only five runs coming off it.
CSK 111/1 | Overs 12 | M Hussey 49*, Raina 31*
Dropped! Suresh Raina is given a lifeline by Karan Sharma as he spills a simple catch at point off Mishra on the first ball. Chennai add another seven runs to their total.
CSK 104/1 | Overs 11 | M Hussey 47*, Raina 26*
Michael Hussey looks in stunning form! The left-hander gets down on his knees, and plays almost a sweep shot on Darren Sammy’s medium pace to get a six over the fine-leg area. Chennai go past 100-run mark and the second wicket stand between Hussey and Raina is 59 now.
CSK 91/1 | Overs 10 | M Hussey 40*, Raina 20*
Michael Hussey smashes a six off Ishant on the last ball of the 10th over, as Chennai add another 12 runs to their total.
CSK 79/1 | Overs 9 | M Hussey 30*, Raina 18*
Hussey hits a six on the second ball over the long-on area and Raina hits over Karan Sharma’s head for the same result as Chennai seem to be picking up. 14 runs added in that over.
CSK 65/1 | Overs 8 | M Hussey 23*, Raina 12*
Hussey and Raina both hit a boundary each off Amit Mishra as Chennai add 10 runs from that over.
CSK 55/1 | Overs 7 | M Hussey 18*, Raina 7*
Chennai batsmen take five singles off Karan Sharma’s first over in the match as the Hyderabad spinner makes an impressive start.
CSK 50/1 | Overs 6 | M Hussey 14*, Raina 4*OUT! Vijay 29(20)
And he’s gone! Vijay is caught behind by Parthiv Patel off Thisara Perera as the Sunrisers get rid of the on-song Chennai batsman. Suresh Raina walks in.
CSK 44/0 | Overs 5 | M Hussey 14*, Vijay 29*
Vijay looks in terrific form as he smashes three consecutive sixes off Ishant Sharma. Not that the bowler was poor with his line, but Vijay picked up the length on all three occassions early and got the maximum results. It’s been a breezy start by the Super Kings.
CSK 26/0 | Overs 4 | M Hussey 14*, Vijay 11*
Vijay hits two consecutive boundaries off Thisara Perera and Hussey clobbers one on the last ball to mark a good over for the Chennai Super Kings.
CSK 13/0 | Overs 3 | M Hussey 10*, Vijay 2*
Chennai openers Vijay and Hussey scamper for two runs as Dale Steyn keeps it tight in his second over of the game.
CSK 11/0 | Overs 2 | M Hussey 9*, Vijay 1*
Murali Vijay gets a single off Ishant Sharma’s third ball of the second over, and Michael Hussey comes on the strike to punish the lanky pacer for being wayward with two boundaries towards the off-side. CSK add 11 runs in that over.
CSK 0/0 | Overs 1 | M Hussey 0*, Vijay 0*
Dale Steyn starts off on an impressive note with a maiden first up.
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to field against the Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday.