IPL 2019 CSK vs SRH: It was Shane Watson’s 96 that helped Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Vivo IPL 2019 match at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. With today’s win, Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK registered eight victory in the tournament and reclaimed the top spot in the points table.
Chasing down the target of 175, CSK lost opener Faf du Plessis in the third over for three runs. He went back after facing seven balls and scored only a run. The score was taken to 80 by Shane Watson and Suresh Raina. Raina was departed in the 10th over for 38 off 24. After his dismissal, Watson and Ambati Rayudu scored an 80-run partnership.
Unfortunately, Watson was dismissed for 96 runs. Chennai needed 13 in the last two overs with seven wickets in hand. In the last over, the match witnessed sensation. The team needed 9 off 6 balls. Skipper Bhuvneshwar Kumar handed the ball to Sandeep Sharma. In the first ball, Rayudu managed a single and in the next ball, Kedar Jadhav smashed a sixer. Rayudu lost his wicket on the fourth ball of the last over. But that did not stop Chennai from winning the match with one ball to spare.
For Hyderabad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and Rashid Khan claimed one each wicket.
Batting first, Hyderabad got a huge blow in the second over when Jonny Bairstow was departed without troubling the scorer. After that David Warner and Manish Pandey took the score to 120 in the 14th over. Warner made another fifty in the ongoing IPL. He was dismissed for 57 off 45 balls. Pandey was joined by Vijay Shankar. He scored 26 off 20 while Pandey remained unbeaten on 83 off 49. Yusuf Pathan made unbeaten 5 off 4.
For CSK, Harbhajan Singh took two wickets and Deepak Chahar claimed one wicket.
Meanwhile, the 43th match of IPL 2019 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Wednesday.