Introduction of SRH defeated CSK

Things are going very well for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). After Delhi Capitals, the Sunrises Hyderabad also defeated CSK. In yesterday’s match, SRH defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 6 wickets. CSK fans are not feeling “OK” after 2 back to back losses. However, this is just beginning and CSK will get a lot more chances to get back into the race. However, for now, CSK is dealing with some amount of disappointment. Let’s dive into the details of the match to get a clearer view. Follow to get all the sports updates.

When & where was the match?

Yesterday which means 5th April 2024, SRH & CSK was scheduled to play the 18th match of the IPL 2024. The venue of the match was Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. The match started at 7:30 PM.

What happened in the toss?

SRH won the toss and opted to field first as they managed to limit CSK to 164/5 in 20 overs as the Hyderabad bowling unit chipped in with five different bowlers picking up a wicket each.

What happened in the match?

SRH won the toss and decided to do the fielding first. As CSK has a strong batting line-up, we thought that they would be able to post a high target. However, CSK literally surrendered in front of SRH. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar sent back Rachin Ravindra early in the match. The Kiwi star had just scored 12 runs in nine balls. Then captain Ruturaj Gaikwad fell to Shahbaz Ahmed in the eighth over on 26 off 21. Shivam Dube then came in and that led to a spike in CSK’s run rate. However, Dube scored 45 runs in just 24 balls and CSK were cruising at 119/2 in the 14th over. He, however, fell to Pat Cummins after which SRH clawed their way back by starving CSK for runs. SRH conceded just 38 runs in the last five overs and CSK were limited to a score of 165/5. Ajinkya Rahane scored just 35 runs in 30 balls. Jaydev Unadkat got the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane and this is his first wicket.

The defense of CSK fell like a wall of sand.  CSK scored 115/2 in the first 13 overs while in the last 7 overs, they scored 50/3.

Let’s look at the SRH. Abhishek Sharma made a quick-fire 37 off just 12 deliveries. Abhishek bagged the Player of the Match title for this. Travis Head chipped in with a 31-run contribution before Aiden Markram scaled the half-century mark to put SRH in pole position. Maheesh Theekshana of CSK broke this partnership. Heinrich Klaasen and Nitish Reddy remained unbeaten as SRH crossed the finish line with 11 deliveries to spare.

Post-match reaction:

Player of the Match Abhishek said, “In the bowling, we felt it’s a bit slow wicket. We knew if we took the powerplay on, we could go with the flow after that. We had a chance to prepare well before this IPL. Big scores do matter (individual scores), but I went with the flow today. Special thanks to Yuvi paaji, Brian Lara, and my dad for this.”

Squad of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Playing XI

Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Abdul Samad, Nitish Reddy, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins(c), Jaydev Unadkat, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Playing XI

Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana

What changes did happen to the point table?

Well, SRH made a great comeback. GT defeated them in their last match. They record that wound in this match. This win has helped them bag the 5th position from the 7th position. The Sunriser Hyderabad has played 4 matches so far and has 2 matches while they have lost 2 matches as well. The SRH has 4 points and an NRR (Net Run Rate) of +0.409.

CSK has lost back-to-back 2 matches in the IPL 2024. However, still CSK is holding the 3rd position on the point table due to a high run rate. CSK has played 4 matches, has won 2, and has lost 2 as well. CSK has an NRR (Net Run Rate) of +0.517.

Final words on SRH defeated CSK

CSK has a great team and great management too. We hope that they will be able to recover in the next match. Follow to get all the sports updates.