Chennai Tremendous Kings 167 for six (Watson 42, Rayudu 41, Sandeep 2-19) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 147 for 8 (Williamson 57, Bravo 2-25, Karn 2-37) by 20 runs
Sam Curran‘s tone-setting 21-ball 31 on the high highlighted the Chennai Tremendous Kings’ daring, new method with the bat as they put up 167 for six. After Curran accomplished the double responsibility – taking the prized scalp of David Warner within the powerplay – the Tremendous Kings’ slower bowlers took over, smothering the Sunrisers Hyderabad in a passage of play that was straight out of Chepauk. Kane Williamson manipulated the sector with a 36-ball half-century and Rashid Khan gave the Tremendous Kings a late scare with 14 off eight balls, however Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo defended 26 off the final two overs, sealing the Tremendous Kings’ third victory in eight video games.
The consequence left the Tremendous Kings in a three-way tie within the backside half of the IPL points table with the Sunrisers and the Rajasthan Royals.
With the Sunrisers requiring 46 off 18 balls, MS Dhoni turned to legspinner Karn Sharma over Thakur. After Williamson went 4 and out, Khan and Shahbaz Nadeem scrambled three boundaries in 4 balls in a 19-run over. Thakur was thrust into the new seat for the penultimate over, and after Khan carved a double, Thakur speared an off-side yorker previous the tramline. The subsequent supply was additionally a large yorker and simply as umpire Paul Reiffel was about to sign a large, Dhoni protested. Reiffel finally deemed it a authorized ball and on the finish of a five-run over, Khan trod on his stumps and holed out off the identical supply. Bravo then closed out a 20-run win together with his yorkers and slower dippers.
There have been different heroes for the Tremendous Kings as nicely. Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu, who had struck centuries towards the Sunrisers beforehand, countered Khan and Nadeem as each the spinners went wicketless, conceding 59 runs between them. Dhoni unleashed a whipped six off T Natarajan, and Ravindra Jadeja cracked an unbeaten 25 off 10 balls earlier than knocking over Jonny Bairstow together with his arm ball. The Sunrisers have been 59 for three within the tenth over when Bairstow was dismissed, leaving Williamson and the remainder of the center order with an excessive amount of to do towards Tremendous Kings’ seven-man assault.
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