Chennai Super Kings registered their fourth victory of the season by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Ravindra Jadeja scalped three crucial wickets as Chennai Super Kings restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 134 for 7. It was Devon Conway once again, who completed the chase easily with his third consecutive half-century. Chennai Super Kings held themselves in the top 3 as they are heading toward easy playoff qualification. Read the match report of the CSK vs SRH clash and share your thoughts in the comments.
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CSK vs SRH: IPL 2023 Match Report
Chennai Super Kings won the toss & decided to bowl first. Harry Brook & Abhishek Sharma opened the proceedings for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both openers started well, especially Abhishek Sharma after a poor start this season. Harry Brook has scored a century but other than that, He also has been poor throughout this campaign. SRH started by scoring 6 runs in the first over. Abhishek Sharma smashed the first maximum of the match in the third over of the match. Sunrisers Hyderabad accumulate 34 runs in the first four overs of the match. Akash Singh drew the first blood by dismissing Brook for only 18 runs. Rahul Tripathi came into the middle to help Abhishek Sharma. Tripathi smashed the second six of the match as Hyderabad reached the 50-run mark.
Ravindra Jadeja scalped the wicket of Abhishek Sharma for 34 runs Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their second big wicket in the 10th over of the match. Jadeja came back and removed Tripathi in the next over after scoring 21 runs. Theekshana dismissed skipper Aiden Markram for 12 and it was the last crucial wicket of the top order which fell down easily. Jadeja didn’t take long to send Mayank Agarwal home as Hyderabad lost their 5th wicket for 95 runs. Klaasen & Jansen tried to push their team to a decent total but CSK bowlers were too good for the batsmen. Hyderabad only managed to put up 134 runs after the end of 20 overs.
Jadeja picked 3 wickets in his 4-over spell by only giving away 22 runs. He once again led the bowling side with his experience and example. Akash Singh finished his 3-over spell with only 17 runs and a wicket. Theekshana & Pathirana also ended up picking a wicket each and were also economical at the same time.
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CSK vs SRH: IPL 2023 Match Report
Chennai started the chase with their typical in-form openers, Gaikwad & Conway. CSK started the low total chase confidently and carried on the momentum which they got during bowling. Conway smashed two back-to-back boundaries in the third over and it was the statement of Conway’s brilliant form. Chennai accumulated 23 runs from the last over of the powerplay and reached 60 runs without loosing a single wicket. Conway just humbled Marco Jansen completely by showing the trajectory he got.
Conway reached his half-century, his third consecutive half-century of the campaign. Chennai Super Kings reached 87 runs in the first 10 overs. A good delivery by Umran in the 11th over and Conway hit it straight but it deflected off the bowler’s fingers onto the stumps at the non-striker’s end. Gaikwad was out of the crease and the deflection caused the first wicket. Gaikwad departed after scoring 35 runs in 30 deliveries, a stable & mature inning but an unfortunate dismissal.
It didn’t matter for CSK as they carried on the run chase with ease. Rahane & Ambati Raydu didn’t contribute too much but Devon Conway was enough for the opposition bowlers. He remained not out till the end and chased it down by scoring 77 runs in 57 runs with 12 boundaries & 1 maximum. CSK held their ground strong with yet another win but it is looking like they will easily qualify for the playoffs.