43rd Match CSK vs RR Live Streaming on Hotstar

Lynette Rowe
May 14, 2018

The defeat was shocking because CSK was expected to put it across easily against the Royals, a team which languishes in the bottom-half of the points tally at the 6 th spot with just eight points from 11 matches.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad face the Chennai Super Kings at Pune for the first match of Sunday's double-header. They trail league leaders Sunrisers Hyderabad by four points.

Rather than looking to hit the good balls, the two looked to keep the scoring rate moving and waited for the bad balls to hit to the boundary. He can play both the fast bowlers and spinners very well.

Back from a five-day break, Chennai, meanwhile, ran into the resolve of Rajasthan Royals and Jos Buttler, who single-handedly chased down the 175-run target. Having lost the toss, Sunrisers' top order found themselves against Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur, who bowled 18 dot balls between themselves in five Powerplay overs, at the end of which the batting side only managed 29 for 1.

Stturat Binny also failed to last long as Chennai seemed destined for another win. Fittingly, it was Buttler who hit the winning runs.

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But there was no one to in position to take the catch as Buttler ran for two runs. SRH's nine-wicket victory over DD while chasing close to 190 is an astounding feat for a team that was struggling to score above 150 just a few matches ago.

Earlier, a decent batting effort helped CSK post a fighting total of 176/4.

Shane Watson gave Rayudu good support with the Australian striking 57 and the duo putting on 134 for the first wicket to get the run-chase off to the ideal start for the men in yellow. Most of the batsmen - Ambati Rayudu, Australian Shane Watson, West Indian Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina - have contributed whenever the team needed.

Archer struck as early as the third over, when he bowled Ambati Rayudu for 12, dragging on a wide ball. The duo added 134 runs - the highest by an opening pair vs SRH this season - and laid the platform for an easy win. Both the teams are at the top of the points table in the tournament at present. But he didn't do it alone, Shane Watson's half-century and a 21-run cameo from skipper MS Dhoni ensured a sure-fire triumph. Sunrisers spiced up the contest by removing Suresh Raina (2), caught by skipper Kane Williamson off Sandeep. Why not Rishabh Pant? Manish Pandey without entering the double-digit score was already on his way to the pavilion but had a 19 runs partnership with Deepak Hooda. Chennai will draw hope from the previous encounter between the two sides, which Dhoni's men won by four runs.

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