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IPL 2021: Match no.23, CSK VS SRH, Match Report, Match Highlights
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CSK vs SRH Highlights, IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers  Hyderabad by 7 wickets - The Times of India

Player of the Match: Ruturaj Gaikwad 75(44)

CSK reclaimed the top position in the points table with a comfortable win against SRH chasing 172 in 18.3 overs. CSK’s strong opening pair Faf de Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad, with their commanding fifties, guided CSK to get their 5th win in this season.

Some vital contributions by David Warner and Manish Pandey were fruitless and moved to the bottom of the points table.

Match Highlights:

The match started with a toss in favor of SRH, and they opted to bat first. Both the sides made two changes each; Manish Pandey and Sandeep Sharma replaced Abhishek Sharma and Virat Singh. Whereas Lungi Ngidi and Moeen Ali got their spots back in the playing 11 of CSK.

SRH came with their regular opening pair Warner and Bairstow, to initiate SRH batting. In great form this season, Bairstow failed to impress this night and was dismissed cheaply by Sam Curran in the 4th over.

After Bairstow’s wicket, Manish Pandey joined captain Warner to take SRH innings ahead. SRH completed a score of 39-1 in the powerplay.

David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Manish Pandey of Sunrisers  Hyderabad during match 14 of season 13 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier  League (IPL) between the Chennai Super Kings and the

100 run partnership for the second wicket

Fans experienced something unusual in this match; Warner struggled to time the ball and maintained a strike rate below 100.

On the other end, Manish Pandey looked very well settled with his bat and was regular with his runs. With occasional boundaries, the duo was taking SRH total ahead. By the end of 10 overs, SRH was at 69-1; they aimed to post a big total on the board.

Manish Pandey completed his fifty in just 35 deliveries in the 14th over. After Manish, Warner also completed his fifty, his 50th half-century in IPL history. The duo added 100 runs for the second wicket and was at 121-1 after 16 overs.

They were in a strong position to post a big total before Lungi Ngidi’s 18th over. He got two big wickets of two settled batsmen, Warner 57(55) and Manish 61(46), in the same over to put SRH on backfoot.

Williamson 26*(10) showed his power hitting and scored 20 runs in the penultimate over by Shardul Thakur. Kedar Jadhav 12*(4) too contributed with some big hits; with their quick cameos at the end, SRH managed to put 171-3 on the board.

CSK vs KKR, IPL 2021: Gaikwad, du Plessis share 3rd highest partnership

Super Kings dominance continues.

With the target of 172 runs in 20 overs, CSK came with their in-form opening pair, Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad. du Plessis was playing aggressively from the beginning, and Ruturaj took his time to get set on the pitch.

The duo added 50 runs in the mandatory powerplay; SRH could not get any wicket in those six overs.

After powerplay, Ruturaj also accelerated his innings and, along with du Plessis, took CSK towards the target with a steady pace. J Suchith conceded 17 runs in the 9th over to the CSK batsmen.

CSK were at 91-0 after 10 overs, and SRH was struggling to get their first wicket. Faf du Plessis completed his fifty, three in a row this season in just 32 deliveries.

In the 12th over by J Suchith, he was again targeted by Ruturaj and smashed three consecutive boundaries, and completed his fifty in style.

In the hunt for the breakthrough, Warner gave the ball to their strike bowler Rashid Khan, and he didn’t disappoint his captain and bowled out Ruturaj Gaikwad at 75(44).

Moeen Ali came into bat and was playing aggressively to take CSK close to the target. In the 15th over by Rashid Khan, he got two consecutive wickets of Moeen Ali 15(8) and Faf du Plessis 56(38).

It was too late for SRH as CSK was in the driver’s seat to take this victory, with just 22 runs required in the last 24 balls. Suresh Raina 17*(15) and Ravindra Jadeja 7*(6) comfortably got those runs with nine balls remaining.

CSK won by seven wickets and went to the top of the points table with five wins out of 6 matches. In contrast, the struggle continues for SRH as they are yet to get their second wind and are at the bottom of the table.

With this win, CSK moved one step closer to their playoff contention and carried great momentum with each of their players in great form.

SRH will have to pull their socks up if they want to qualify for the playoffs.

Image Cr- Times of India, IPLT20.com, InsideSport

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