Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Posted May 14, 2018

Fans then took on twitter to criticise the seasoned campaigner for his poor effort off Shakib Al Hassan's delivery.

Jos Buttler hit a sensational 95 not out off 60 balls to help Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by four wickets and stay alive in the Indian Premier League on Friday. We head to Match 46 where Super Kings host Sunrisers at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. On the course of his hundred, he smashed 7 boundaries and 7 sixes and reached the 100 run mark with a single off the 5th ball of the 19th over from Bhuvneshwar.

Chennai started the proceedings straightway as the openers gathered 28 runs in the first three overs. Hyderabad scored 11, 13 and 14 runs respectively off overs 10, 11 and 12 to shift the momentum their way.

After Over 10: SRH - 62 runs with the loss of 1 wickest. Meanwhile, the Australian all-rounder also got his fifty.

Williamson, who was appointed the captain of the 2016 IPL winners Sunrisers Hyderabad in place of David Warner, has presented a fine leadership example both as the batting mainstay of the side as well as a skipper who makes smart moves on the field. However, the MS Dhoni and co will be back at their home for the season and will look to resume winning ways against a side which has made defending low scores an art form.

On a track where batting looked, rather easy in the second innings, CSK overhauled a stiff target of 180 runs easily and still had 6 balls to spare.

This was after Suresh Raina (52) played anchor during Chennai's innings and guided them to a defendable total.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan (290 runs) got into the groove at the opportune time with a big knock against Delhi Daredevils while inspirational skipper Williamson (493 runs) has been in prime form throughout the tournament.

After being invited to bat first, table-toppers SRH were off to a cautious start but Dhawan (79 off 49 balls) and Williamson (51 off 39) once again steered their team through troubled waters and ensured they post a decent total. We had to bowl a definite length and the bowlers have been educated on the things they will need to jar and where they will need to jar.

The cruise was halted slightly when Watson was run out - his old, exhausted legs not stretching enough - and Suresh Raina caught off successive overs, but by then, Chennai needed only 43 off 35. With Chennai struggling to break the partnership, it was Dwayne Bravo who came with the much-needed breakthrough in the 16th over.

With the departure of the two set batsmen, the tempo slowed down. In his previous outing with the ball, be bowled his season best to strike three wickets after conceding just 15 runs in his spell of four overs.