Sunrisers Hyderabad were defeated by 4 runs in a close contest by the Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad with Dwayne Bravo bowling a nerve wrecking last over for CSK. Kane Willaimson looked in terrific touch for SRH as he played one of his finest knocks in the IPL while opening the batting for the first time in the tournament. Ricky Bhui, Manish Pandey and Deepak Hooda all went for cheap as Deepak Chahar finished with his best figures of the IPL season. The uncapped Indian pacer put up one of his finest displays with the ball before Willaimson and Shakib Al Hasan got SRH back into the game with a good partnership. Yusuf Pathan with a 27-ball 45 drove SRH’s innings towards the end but was dismissed by Shardul Thakur at the right time. It was Dwayne Bravo vs Rashid Khan in the final over with 19 needed for the victory and it was the West Indies all-rounder who held his nerves and sealed the deal for his side.
Highlights from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad from the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad:
Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs
7:36 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad -178/6, 20 overs, Rashid – 17, Saha – 5
19 off the six and Dwayne Bravo with penultimate over for CSK. A dot ball to start off with and a couple to follow up with. 17 off 4 required now and Bravo has a big smile on his face. The pressure is both on the batsman and the bowler. A single again on the third ball and 16 off 3 to get now. A couple of sixes needed here. OH Rashid Khan, waited for Bravo to change his angle and got on the length of the ball for a six. 10 required off 2 now. Some changes in the field after Dhoni has a chat with Bravo. A boundary as Rashid smacks his bat and the ball takes an edge. Six required off the last ball and Dwayne Bravo into the blockhole to keep Rashid silent. CSK have won by 4 runs.
7:31 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad -164/6, 19 overs, Rashid – 6, Saha – 2
Shardul Thakur with the 19th over for Chennai Super Kings with 33 required of 12. Wriddhiman Saha is the new man in for SRH. Nailed that one! Yusuf Pathan is not going to miss those Shardul Thakur. Was an inviting one and Pathan gave it the treatment it deserved. A slower one again and Raina has taken the catch. Big blow for SRH as Yusuf Pathan walks back after a blistering 45. OUT! – Y Pathan c Raina b SN Thakur 45(27). The knuckleball did the trick for Shardul and Rashid wraps up the over with a six. What a contest this is turning out to be.
7:26 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad -150/5, 18 overs, Pathan – 39, Williamson – 84
Dwayne Bravo with the 19th over for Chennai Super Kings and Yusuf Pathan smashes a four off him to start the over. A good comeback from him as he digs it into the slot this time for a dot ball. Brilliant ball from Bravo and Yusuf Pathan takes two runs. High-intensity drama her as the match gets into its business end. Pathan is back with the bat and a couple to start off again. Brilliant yorker from Bravo but a single to bring the 150 up for SRH. Bravo gets the big fish and Williamson is gone. The slower one does the trick for Bravo as Williamson goes for the slog and mistimes it for Jadeja to pull off a stunning catch. Magnificent innings from Williamson but he will be disappointed not to finish it off for his team.
OUT! Williamson c Jadeja b Dwayne Bravo 84(51)
7:18 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad -141/4, 17 overs, Pathan – 30, Williamson – 84
Shardul Thakur with the 17th over for Chennai Super Kings as this match keeps getting closer. Good running between the wickets by Williamson and Pathan to get two runs off the first ball. And Yusuf Pathan is dealing in sixes here in Hyderabad. A big blow into the crowd from Yusuf as Shardul witnesses it going. Power hitting by him. Good comeback from Shardul but SRH will still take 10 runs from it. 42 required off 18 now.
7:13 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad -131/4, 16 overs, Pathan – 23, Williamson – 81
Dwayne Bravo will bowl the 16th over for the Chennai Super Kings. Two singles off the first three balls and Yusuf Pathan gets into the act. Takes full control of that slower one and smashes it hard for a huge six. Bravo makes a good comeback on the next ball. Yusuf Pathan smashes the last ball once again for a six. Umpires call for a strategic time out and the equation has now come down to 52 required off 24 balls. 14 runs off the over from Bravo.
7:08 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad -117/4, 15 overs, Pathan – 10, Williamson – 80
Karn Sharma with the 15th over for CSK and Williamson starts with a couple. A six to follow it up and he is timing it so sweetly. Williamson is making it look easy for SRH and can very well make the difference for his team. A huge six. And one more as Williamson goes bonkers after Karn Sharma. He finishes the over with another huge blow out of the park. Thre sixes in that over. 22 runs off the over and exactly what SRH needed. Williamson is racing away to his century now.
7:03 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 95/4, 14 overs, Pathan – 9, Williamson – 59
Ravindra Jadeja with the 14th over for Chennai Super Kings and he is into his 4th over now. Good bowling by him to Pathan as he keeps it away from him. Only three singles and a wide in the over so far. Kane Williamson goes big this time and smacks Jadeja for a six. 11 runs off that over and it a brilliant for SRH.
6:59 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 84/4, 13 overs, Pathan – 7, Williamson – 51
Karn Sharma with the 13th over for Chennai Super Kings. Fifty! for Kane Williamson. A single to complete it on 33 balls. A captain’s knock this one from the SRH skipper. He has been calm and absorbed the pressure well to not take a risk. Some problem with Yusuf Pathan’s back but he is back to bat again and finishes the over with a single. Six runs off the over.
6:56 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 78/4, 12 overs, Pathan – 3, Williamson – 49
Ravindra Jadeja with the ball to bowl the 12th over for the Chennai Super Kings. good over from Jadeja with just 5 singles from it. Chennai Super Kings are increasing the pressure on Sunrisers Hyderabad by restricting the run rate and increasing the required rate.
6:52 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 73/4, 11 overs, Pathan – 1, Williamson – 46
Karn Sharma will bowl the 11th over for the Chennai Super Kings and its a good start for him with a dot ball. Top edge and gone! Shakib Al Hasan is gone. Karn Sharma strikes in his first over of the game. Yusuf Pathan is the new man in. It was a close stumping chance with Dhoni doing good work with gloves but Yusuf Pathan had made it back in time. Brilliant over from Karn Sharma with a wicket and 2 off it.
OUT! Shakib c Raina b Karn Sharma 24(19)
A googly and gone and, Shakib failed to read that one and Raina made no mistakes with the catch. Big blow for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Yusuf Pathan will have to get things on track from here.
6:45 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 71/3, 10 overs, Shakib – 24, Williamson – 45
Shane Watson with the 10th over for Chennai Super Kings and he has got a knack to take wickets, can he break this partnership? A single from Shakib to start the over. Williamson gets 4 runs despite good efforts from Jadeja, a comedy of errors there as Jadeja runs a lot and then takes time enough for Williamson and Shakib to complete 4 runs. A single from him to follow it up. Handy over for SRH with 11 runs from it. Williamson close to his fifty now.
6:40 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 60/3, 9 overs, Shakib – 20, Williamson – 38
Ravindra Jadeja with the 9th over for the Chennai Super Kings. After a single from Shakib, Williamson gets a boundary off him with a fine square cut. A couple and two singles to follow it up and it has been a good over for SRH with 9 runs from it. Strategic timeout called by umpires.
6:36 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 51/3, 8 overs, Shakib – 18, Williamson – 31
Deepak Chahar with his final over of the day for the Chennai Super Kings. He has been cheap and effective so far, let’s see if he can keep that intact in his last over. Three singles from the first three balls by him. Shakib Al Hasan gets a boundary of him to get some runs off the over. A single to finish the over. Eight runs off the over and its a good one for SRH.
6:32 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 43/3, 7 overs, Shakib – 12, Williamson – 29
Ravindra Jadeja introduced into the attack by the Chennai Super Kings. Two singles by Shakib and Williamson to start off with. So far only singles from that over. A dot ball to finish the over. Brilliant from Jadeja, just three runs conceded from that over.
6:28 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 40/3, 6 overs, Shakib – 11, Williamson – 27
Shane Watson introduced into the attack by MS Dhoni. Starts off with a dot ball. And Shakib Al Hasan gets off the mark with a cracking boundary. A single off the next ball and there was a run-out chance there but Shakib is well inside the line. Shakib capitalizes on the short ball from Watson to get a massive six. 12 runs off the over and its a good one for SRH.
6:23 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 28/3, 5 overs, Shakib – 0, Williamson – 26
Deepak Chahar with the 5th over for the Chennai Super Kings. Starts with a dot ball to Deepak Hooda. Chahar strikes again and he is on fire. A fuller one it was and Jadeja made no mistake. Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in fro SRH. Williamson gets a mighty six on the next ball to ensure SRH fans had something to cheer about in that over. Dismal start by SRH too.
OUT! Deepak Hooda c Jadeja b Chahar 1(7)
That’s the third wicket for Deepak Chahar today and he is bowling superb here. 3 for 1 and the young man is in his third over of the match. Deepak Hooda walks back after a soft dismissal.
6:18 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 22/2, 4 overs, Hooda – 1, Williamson – 20
Shardul Thakur with the 4th over for the Chennai Super Kings. A wide to start with. And Williamson slapped this one for a flat six but Karn Sharma with an outstanding effort on the boundary rope to save 5 runs for his side. Great show of athleticism from Sharma. Shardul with a good follows up with a slower one. Williamson gets two boundaries off the over to finish with 11 runs of it. Good over for SRH as Shradul goes for runs.
6:13 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 11/2, 3 overs, Hooda – 0, Williamson – 10
Deepak Chahar with the 3rd over for Chennai Super Kings and he strikes on the very first ball. Manish Pandey caught. Deepak Hooda comes in to bat for SRH as Deepak Chahar bowls 4 dot balls and gives away a single to finish the over with just 1 run and a wicket. His best start in the IPL 2018.
OUT! Manish Pandey c Karn Sharma b Chahar 0(2)
Karn Sharma takes the catch as Manish Pandey went up in the air. Chahar does the run the world dance to celebrate his second wicket and Hyderabad’s second duck in the game. What a start this has been for CSK as SRH continue to sink.
6:08 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 10/1, 2 overs, Pandey – 0, Williamson – 10
Shardul Thakur with the 2nd over for CSK. Brilliant batting from Williamson who is opening the batting for the first time in the IPL. A boundary to finish the over after a boundary on the 4th ball. Good over for SRH as they put first run on board with 10 off the over.
6:03 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 0/0, 1 over, Pandey – 0, Williamson – 0
Deepak Chahar with the first over for CSK and he is off to a good one. Two brilliant deliveries both dot balls and another dot ball to follow it up. Four dot balls now and Bhui, as expected, is finding it difficult to tackle the new ball, he will need some time before he gets going. Deepak Chahar strikes! Bhui dismissed. A dot ball to finish the over as Manish Pandey walks in to bat. Brilliant start for CSK.
OUT! Bhui c Watson b Chahar 0(5)
He was struggling from the first ball and succumbed to Chahar’s brilliance. Shane Watson with the catch and CSK are off to a brilliant start in their defense.
5:57 PM IST: Back in action here at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium with Deepak Chahar bowling the first over for CSK and Ricky Bhui open the chase for SRH with skipper Kane Williamson.
5:55 PM IST: What a contest this has been between the Chennai Super Kings batsmen and the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers. Every game there has been someone who has stood up and delivered for CSK and today it was Ambati Rayudu who took his time to settle down and stepped up when required. Absolutely magnificent 37-ball 79 from him which ended in a rather disappointing way. Just when it looked like CSK would fail to even cross the 140 run mark, Rayudu upped the ante and went all guns blazing after Rashid Khan dispatching him all around the park to make it another off day for him. A last-ball six from MS Dhoni’s bat would have been a perfect finish to the innings but CSK will be happy with the 182/3 on board at the end of the 20 overs.
5:42 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 182/3, 20 overs Raina – 54, Dhoni – 25
Billy Stanlake with the last over for Sunrisers Hyderabad. A single from Suresh Raina to start off the over and Dhoni smashes the next one for a six. Brute power from the CSK skipper, he has been in magnificent touch today. In the air, this time towards the sweeper cover but the ball lands safely. A dot ball and single from Raina and it will be Dhoni facing the last ball off the over. Can he finish it with a six? A couple of runs to finish the innings and this has been a memorable comeback from CSK from 54/2 at 10 to 182/3 in 20 overs.
5:36 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 171/3, 19 overs Raina – 51, Dhoni – 16
Kaul with the 19th over for the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Dhoni welcomes him with a boundary. Took an edge and raced away for four runs. A single to follow it up. Raina completes his fifty! with a boundary. What a way to bring it up and he has shown experience counts in all formats. What a comeback it has been for Chennai Super Kings today. A low full toss from Kaul and Dhoni muscles it for a boundary. Brilliant over so far for CSK with 14 off it. A dot ball to finish the over.
5:32 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 157/3, 18 overs Raina – 47, Dhoni – 7
Rashid Khan to Dhoni, a dot ball to start with and a cracking boundary to follow it up. Today he has got the license to kill and go after any bowler and he is looking in the mood to muscle the bowlers. A single from Raina to bring him back on strike. Dhoni takes another single. A four to finish the over, Raina slams Rashid and finishes the over with 11 from it. Rashid Khan has have had another dismal day today.
5:27 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 146/3, 17 overs Raina – 42, Dhoni – 1
Siddarth Kaul with the 17th over for Sunrisers Hyderabad. All of a sudden the CSK batsmen have taken the attack on the SRH bowlers and have started to dominate the proceedings. Two singles to start the over with and Rayudu with a cheeky reverse paddle gets a boundary off that ball. A single, oh wait! what’s going on there? Rayudu run out. Mother of errors. MS Dhoni is the new man in for CSK and the over finishes with 8 runs from it.
OUT! Rayudu run out (S Kaul/Williamson) 79(37)
One of Ambati Rayudu’s best IPL innings has ended disappointingly for him. After completing the first run, the ball was near the stumps with two fielders still he went for the run and was sent back by Raina rightfully, falling short of the crease eventually. Brilliant innings from him.
5:22 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 137/2, 16 overs Raina – 40, Rayudu – 73
Rashid Khan with the 16th over from Sunrisers Hyderabad and Ambati Rayudu goes after him once again. Solid batting display from the local lad. Six and two fours from the over to get 17 runs off the over. Rayudu is looking in splendid touch here. He has risen up to the occasion and is doing the job for CSK.
5:17 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 120/2, 15 overs Raina – 35, Rayudu – 61
Rashid Khan into the attack, single from Raina to start the over. And it’s a fifty! for Ambati Rayudu who completes it with a single. On a day when every batsman has struggled, Rayudu is making a statement. He goes after Rashid again, capitalizes on the full toss and smashes it for a six. A boundary to the backward square leg to follow it up. Rayudu has been phenomenal today and what a day to score a half-century. 14 runs off the over and a superb one for CSK.
5:12 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 106/2, 14 overs Raina – 33, Rayudu – 49
Billy Stanlake with the 14th over for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Good start from him with a dot ball. And this time Rayudiu slaps it and gets a boundary. A powerful cut shot and Rayudu is making it count here after taking time to settle well. This time he goes over the third man and gets another boundary. Pressure on Stanlake now and a wide from him. Rayudu goes big this time, straight down the ground and a huge six. Rayudu is showing his class here, another four to the third man to finish the over. 19 runs off it and a big over for CSK. Rayudu now a run away from his half-century.
5:07 PM IST: Strategic timeout called
5:06 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 87/2, 13 overs Raina – 33, Rayudu – 31
Shakib Al Hasan will bowl the 13th over for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The run rate is just above 7 now. A couple and two singles from the first four balls off the over. Wriddhiman Saha with the appeal and he thinks he has got Rayudu. Kane Williamson has gone for the review straight up. Big blunder by Saha as SRH lose a review. There was not bat and the review has been wasted. Brilliant response by Rayudu who muscles the next ball for a boundary to deep extra cover. A single to close the over with 9 runs off it. Both Rayudu and Raina are getting into the groove here.
5:02 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 78/2, 12 overs Raina – 32, Rayudu – 23
Rashid Khan brought back into the attack by Williamson. Two singles from the first two balls to start the over. Two more singles to follow it up with. These singles won’t matter much to the Sunrisers Hyderabad who have shown what they are capable of with the ball. Raina goes after Rashid this time and gets two back to back sixes off him. This is exactly what CSK needed to do, take on the best bowlers of the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Good over for CSK as they take on the SRH bowlers finally.
4:57 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 62/2, 11 overs Raina – 18, Rayudu – 21
Deepak Hooda introduced into the attack by Kane Willaimson. Rayudu, the local boy welcomes him with a good boundary and follows it up with a single. Good bowling by Hooda too, it seems like all the SRH bowlers are capitalizing well on the good show from their teammates. Just 8 runs off the over another good one for SRH as CSK struggle to reach the 100 run mark.
4:52 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 54/2, 10 overs Raina – 16, Rayudu – 15
Bhuvneshwar Kumar brought back into the attack by Williamson. A dot ball and A biggie from rayudu. The right-hander goes after Bhuvi this time and smashes the outside off ball for a massive six. A much-needed one for CSK and they will have to get a few of those. Three singles to follow it up and 50 up for CSK. A typical Raina classic to close the over. Brilliant timing picked it well and got four runs from it. Good over for CSK with 13 off it.
4:46 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 41/2, 9 overs Raina – 11, Rayudu – 7
Kaul with the 9th over for the Sunrisers Hyderabad and he puts pressure on Raina straight with two dot balls. Another good ball from him, Raina wanted to create room and Kaul pitched the ball outside off to ensure he doesn’t go big. Just a single to finish the over and its another brilliant one from the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Terrific bowling performance from them so far. Just 4 runs off the over as umpires call for a strategic timeout.
4:40 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 37/2, 8 overs Raina – 10, Rayudu – 5
Rashid Kahn with the 8th over for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Strikes on the first ball of the game with du Plessis getting stumped. Ambati Rayudu is the new batsman in for CSK. Rashid with another superb ball to welcome him. Rayudu goes after him this time, good slog on the tossed up delivery and a boundary to him. A wicket and just 5 off it. Magnificent bowling from SRH bowlers so far, they have not let any of CSK batsmen put pressure on them so far.
OUT! du Plessis st Saha b Rashid Khan 11(13)
du Plessis walks back as Rashid Khan, the Afghan spin sensation strikes on the first ball of his first over. The South African was struggling, he stepped out but failed to make it back with Saha doing good work from behind the stumps.
4:35 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 32/1, 7 overs Raina – 10, Faf du Plessis – 11
Shambolic batting by CSK so far. The SRH bowlers are absolutely bossing them at their home ground. Shakib Al Hasan with the 7th over for SRH as they continue their good show with the ball. Only two singles from the first two ballas and Chennai is in trouble here. Just 5 runs off the over, a brilliant one from Shakib.
4:30 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 27/1, 6 overs Raina – 8, Faf du Plessis – 9
Last over of the powerplay this one and Siddarth Kaul. Faf du Plessis starts off with a boundary, a much-needed one for CSK they have rarely seen a few of them coming today. A dot ball to follow up. Another dot ball and this has been CSK’s worst start in a game this season. Faf du Plessis has still not got going with Raina taking risks with the big shots. With a single on the last ball, the 6th over ends with just 6 from it. That’s the worst powerplay performance of the season. Brillant from the Sunrisers and Kaul.
4:25 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 21/1, 5 overs Raina – 7, Faf du Plessis – 4
Billy Stanlake with the 5th over for SRH. He has also been picking up good length today. Two dot balls to start with. Raina slices him and middles it well to get a beautiful boundary. That’s typical Suresh Raina there with a brilliant shot. But CSK really needs to up the ante from here and put the pressure back on SRH. Lucky there Raina as he plays it in the air but two fielders running after the ball miss completely. Good over from Stanlake with just 6 off it.
4:20 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 15/1, 4 overs Raina – 1, Faf du Plessis – 4
Bhubaneshwar Kumar with the 4th over for SRH. Starts with a dot and It’s a huge one SIX! a massive six, he had to go after him and this time Bhuvi bowls the knuckleball and gets the Wicket. Bhuvneshwar Kumar draws the first blood for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Suresh Raina is the new man in and he is welcomed with a good ball from Bhuvi. What a bowler he is.
OUT! Watson c Deepak Hooda b Bhuvneshwar 9(15)
Watson was seemingly struggling today and was not able to middle it well. After going for a six, Bhuvi took the pace off and caught Watson in his trap. First wicket for him and the Sunrisers Hyderabad with Deepak Hooda taking the catch on the pull shot.
4:16 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 8/0, 3 overs Watson – 3, Faf du Plessis – 4
Shakib Al Hasan with the third over for Sunrisers Hyderabad and that’s a brave change from Williamson in search of a wicket. Shakib starts off well and is bowling smart with good length and pace to give no room to Watson. Three singles so far in the first 4 balls. Phenomenal bowling from SRH who have kept the Chennai Super Kings opener silent with accurate length and line. Just 4 off this over.
4:11 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 4/0, 2 overs Watson – 1, Faf du Plessis – 2
Billy Stanlake comes to bowl the second over for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Close! That was close. Was that a dropped catch? No du Plessis is safe. Good start by Stanlake he is keeping Watson and Du Plessis on their toe. A big wide on the 4th ball from Stanlake. Watson is taking his time and settling down but full marks to SRH for keeping him silent. Just 2 runs from the over. Another good one for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
4:06 PM IST: Chennai Super Kings – 2/0, 1 over Watson – 1, Faf du Plessis – 1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the first over for the Sunrisers Hyderabad starts with a dot ball. It was on a good length. A single on the next ball by Watson to put first runs on board. du Plessis who is playing his first game of the IPL 2018 gets off the mark with a single. Brilliant start for the Sunrisers Hyderabad with just 2 runs off the first over.
4:00 PM IST: Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis are walking in to bat and will open the batting for the Chennai Super Kings. The Sunrisers Hyderabad players are also on the field now and so are the umpires. We are ready for the first ball of the match which will be bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
3:55 PM IST: We are minutes away from match action at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad where Chennai Super Kings are set to take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in a blockbuster encounter. Both the teams have made a couple of changes in their respective playing XIs.
3:47 PM IST: Shikhar Dhawan’s absence is certainly going to haunt Sunrisers Hyderabad who would now expect Ricky Bhui to take on the mantle at the top of the order along with Saha. They look very thin with the bat today so their bowlers who have been phenomenal in the competition will have to provide the cushioning.
3:43 PM IST: Imran Thair has been ruled out of this one as he not match fit but a blessing in disguise for CSK as they now possess of a batting line-up mighty of tackling any bowling unit in the world. For that matter even SRH who are coming into this one after suffering the Chris Gayle carnage in their last game.
3:40 PM IST: Playing XIs
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kaul
3:36 PM IST: Williamson: We’ll bowl. Not a strong advantage as the wicket remains similar generally. They have a strong batting line-up the Chennai side so it’s important we do the job first up. Billy Stanlake comes in for CJ and Ricky Bhui makes his debut, comes in for Shikhar. He adds to any team so his inclusion would be good. It’s a good chance for Ricky who’s an exciting young talent. Think Shikhar will be ready for the next match. It’s always a tough game. We’ll play at the best of our ability.
MS Dhoni: So far so good. Everyone has contributed when it comes to bowling or batting. It’s always important that’s why you are playing a team sport. What is important someone soaks up the pressure, Imran Tahir is not fit so Faf comes in.
3:34 PM IST: Kane Williamson has won the toss and opted to bowl first
No Imran Tahir for CSK, Faf du Plessis comes in his place. No Shikhar Dhawan for SRH, Ricky Bhui will replace him.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Alex Hales, Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan, Shakib, Williamson, Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Hooda, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Nabi, Basil Thampi, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Stanlake, Tanmay Agarwal, Sreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehedi Hasan.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan, Santner, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, M Vijay, Billings, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi.