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IPL 2020: CSK moves to the 6th position after beating SRH by 20-runs

October 14, 2020

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) effectively shielded a target of 168 to record its third win of the season. They beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs at the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday. In a return to its attempted and tested formula when playing in Chepauk, CSK utilized the skills of its spinners to apply pressure in the middle-overs and script a much-needed victory that gives its campaign another rent of life. For SRH, Kane Williamson tried his best with a score of 57 off just 39 balls.

CSK struck in the fourth over when Sam Curran eliminated David Warner economically. He got Warner with a caught and bowled. Dwayne Bravo's direct hit found Manish Pandey shy of his crease three balls later. From 40 for two toward the finish of the powerplay, Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma kept things tight without yielding a boundary till the last two balls of the twelfth over. The left-arm spinner additionally eliminated Jonny Bairstow in this stage.

Sam Curran open the innings for the first time for CSK

MS Dhoni faced a challenge in bowling Karn in the eighteenth when he went for 19 however eliminated Williamson which demonstrated vital at long last. Prior, choosing for bat for the very first time in this year’s IPL, CSK made 167 for the loss of six wickets. Shane Watson (42) and Ambati Rayudu (41) had a solid partnership of 81-runs for the third wicket.

CSK had Curran open the innings and the move delivered profits as the England all-rounder shimmered with a 21-ball 31 (2x4, 3x6). After the openers fell, Watson and Rayudu modified the innings, being careful against Rashid Khan and Shahbaz Nadeem at first. The two batsmen were fortunate too as they were dropped when on nine and 20 separately.

Watson and Rayudu appeared as though they would make SRH pay for the failures as they swam into Rashid in his last two overs striking three sixes against the leggie. Nonetheless, both Rayudu and Watson got out in the same way. They both mistimed easy full tosses and get caught in the long-off boundary. In any case, Dhoni's 13-ball 21 (2x4, 1x6) and Jadeja's unbeaten 25 (10b, 3x4, 1x6) helped CSK recover the momentum. They were able to score 51 runs in the last five overs.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth