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Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 18 Commentary, Live Updates

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Match Ended   
166/4 (18.1/20)
165/5 (20.0/20)
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets
Right then, another day in the 2024 Indian T20 League and we are done with another game. On one hand, Hyderabad have managed to bag a couple of crucial points but a shaky and depleted Chennai side have gone on to lose two games on the trot. Next up is a clash between unbeaten Rajasthan and an under-pressure Bengaluru side in Jaipur on Saturday, 6 April. That game will begin at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT) but our build-up will start a lot sooner. Do join us then. Till then, take care and goodbye!
Abhishek Sharma is the Player of the Match for his blistering knock at the top of the order. Sharma says that they knew it was a slow wicket and wanted to take on the Powerplay to get ahead in the game. Adds that they had a chance to prepare well and knew it would be slow and would help both the batter and the bowler. Mentions that he wants big scores and just went with the flow in this game and would want to score more next time. Ends by saying that he put in a lot of hard work and goes on to thank his dad, Yuvraj Singh, and Brian Lara for his success.
Pat Cummins, the captain of Hyderabad, reflects on the strategic decision to utilize fast bowlers. Cummins emphasizes the importance of securing points and going up in the ladder and then praises Abhishek Sharma's performance in the match says that he would not want to bowl to him in a match. Regarding the atmosphere at the venue, Cummins acknowledges the enthusiasm of the crowd, particularly when MS Dhoni walked out to bat. Looking ahead, he expresses optimism about the team's performance in the upcoming matches.
The Presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the game, Pat Cummins won the toss and opted to put the opposition into bat first. It was a well-contested first 10 overs with Hyderabad picking up a couple of wickets but Chennai had a bit of an edge with Shivam Dube striking the ball cleanly. However, the nature of the surface was such that it got slower and the pacers applied their skills brilliantly, Cummins, Jaydev Unadkat, T Natarajan and especially Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled valiantly at the death and restricted Chennai to a total of 165 runs which seemed under-par. And under-par it was as the home side managed to hunt it down with 11 balls remaining to pick up their second win of the campaign.
Aiden Markram, one of the stars of the chase for Hyderabad is now down for a chat. Markram says that the surface was different from the last game and once the ball became soft, it became tougher and tougher but is happy to get the win and get themselves in a good position. Adds that he didn't try to thin much and wanted to see ball and hit ball. Mentions that you play on tricky wickets, you still need to value the in-form batters and cash in early. Ends by saying that he isn't quite sure if they are a batting team or a bowling team but does mention that they are more likely a batting team.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, the captain of Chennai, reflects on the match, acknowledging the challenges posed by the slow pitch and pointing out the difficulties encountered by the batters. Despite being in a promising position at the halfway mark, Gaikwad admits that their inability to capitalize in the final five overs proved costly. He expresses surprise at the further slowdown of the pitch as the ball aged, which hindered their batting performance in the closing stages. Additionally, Gaikwad acknowledges the opposition's adeptness at utilizing the conditions to their advantage on their side of the boundary, contributing to Chennai's challenges during their innings.
Chennai on the other hand knew that they were a few runs short but had a plethora of spinners that could be used positively on this slow surface. However, the incoming Mukesh Choudhary was taken to the cleaners in the second over of the chase and Deepak Chahar also got hit for a few runs before he managed to get rid of the dangerous Abhishek Sharma. Ravindra Jadeja and Maheesh Theekshana were the first two spinners on show and while Jadeja looked sluggish, Theekshana picked up a wicket and then Moeen Ali came in and just gave his side half a chance with a couple of quick breakthroughs. However, they were always fighting a lost cause and in the end, they lost the game quite comfortably.
After having scored 277 runs the other night, Hyderabad knew, the pitch wasn't the same but they took advantage of the brand-new ball and Abhishek Sharma went berserk against the pacers. He didn't let them settle and picked off 27 runs in one over of the returning Mukesh Choudhary, targeting the right bowler. However, he couldn't stay on and Travis Head too couldn't make use of the good start. It was Aiden Markram who held the innings together in the middle phase and knocked a big chunk out of the target with a half-century. However, he played an uncharacteristic reverse sweep and got out LBW and Shahbaz Ahmed was then dismissed in the exact manner. Heinrich Klaasen and Nitish Kumar Reddy held their nerves and the former finished things off in style with a maximum.
Hyderabad manage to get over the line eventually and that early blitz inside the Powerplay has really proved to be the difference as the pitch became more and more abrasive and it got difficult to find fluency against the slower bowlers. It is the second straight win for Hyderabad at home and a second successive loss for Chennai, both away from home as well.
End Of The Over 18.1 : 166/4
6 Runs
  • 618.1
N. Reddy
14 (8)
H. Klaasen
10 (11)
D. Chahar
3.1-0-32-1
18.1
6
Deepak Chahar To Nitish Kumar Reddy
SIX! Nitish Kumar Reddy finishes the game in style and Hyderabad have sealed the win! A slower ball pitched up on the stumps. Nitish Kumar Reddy takes out the front foot and slams the ball straight over the bowler's head for a huge maximum. HYDERABAD WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
End Of The Over 18 : 160/4
9 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 117.2
  • 2 B 17.3
  • 417.4
  • 217.5
  • 017.6
H. Klaasen
10 (11)
N. Reddy
8 (7)
T. Deshpande
2-0-20-0
17.6
0
Tushar Deshpande To Heinrich Klaasen
Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Heinrich Klaasen drives the ball straight back to the bowler on the bounce.
17.5
2
Tushar Deshpande To Heinrich Klaasen
Another short ball at the batter and Heinrich Klaasen pulls it away to the right of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
17.4
4
Tushar Deshpande To Heinrich Klaasen
FOUR! Pitches the ball up outside the off stump line and Heinrich Klaasen takes the front foot out and slams the ball to the left of long off for a superb boundary.
17.3
b
Tushar Deshpande To Heinrich Klaasen
2 BYES! A slower ball dropped in short outside the off stump. Heinrich Klaasen looks to slog it but misses the ball. MS Dhoni fumbles the ball behind the stumps and the batters pick up 2 runs.
17.2
1
Tushar Deshpande To Nitish Kumar Reddy
Bangs in short outside the off stump line. Nitish Kumar Reddy pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
17.1
0
Tushar Deshpande To Nitish Kumar Reddy
Hits the length hard with pace on top of the off stump. Nitish Kumar Reddy takes the front foot out and taps it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 17 : 151/4
8 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 016.2
  • 416.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
N. Reddy
7 (5)
H. Klaasen
4 (7)
R. Jadeja
4-0-30-0
16.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Nitish Kumar Reddy
Floats the ball up on the off stump line. Nitish Kumar Reddy takes the front foot out and drives the ball to long off for a single.
16.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Heinrich Klaasen
Short and wide, cut away for a single from sweeper covers.
16.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Nitish Kumar Reddy
Holds the length short at the stumps. Nitish Kumar Reddy drives it to long on for a run.
16.3
4
Ravindra Jadeja To Nitish Kumar Reddy
FOUR! Brilliantly executed reverse sweep this time! Ravindra Jadeja pitches the ball up outside the off stump line and Nitish Kumar Reddy switches sides and slogs the ball over point for a superb boundary.
16.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Nitish Kumar Reddy
Pitches the ball up with pace on the stumps. Nitish Kumar Reddy drops the ball to point from the crease.
16.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Heinrich Klaasen
Drops it short outside the off stump line. Heinrich Klaasen cuts the ball to sweeper covers for a single.
End Of The Over 16 : 143/4
8 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 615.3
  • W 15.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
H. Klaasen
2 (5)
N. Reddy
1 (1)
M. Ali
3-0-23-2
15.6
1
Moeen Ali To Heinrich Klaasen
Holds the length short on the stumps. Heinrich Klaasen stays back and taps the ball to long on for a single.
15.5
1
Moeen Ali To Nitish Kumar Reddy
Short and wide after the break. Nitish Kumar Reddy cuts the ball hard to sweeper covers for a single.
Strategic Break! Well, this has got a lot closer than expected and Chennai are inside the minds of the Hyderabad batters. The big positive for the home side is that Heinrich Klaasen is out there but has faced just 4 balls and a lot will depend on him. The spinners are doing a fantastic job for Chennai but the shot choices have left a lot to be desired from the Hyderabad batters in the last few overs. Will we see an upset here? Or will the hosts hold their nerves and get the win? Lets find out. Also, Nitish Kumar Reddy walks out to bat.
15.4
W
Moeen Ali To Shahbaz Ahmed OUT!
OUT! LBW!Huge shout for LBW! The umpire says NO. Chennai take the review! Moeen Ali pitches the ball up on the line of the leg stump and Shahbaz Ahmed goes for another reverse sweep and misses the ball. Gets a hit on the front leg and the players go up for LBW. The UltraEdge shows no contact with the bat and the Ball Tracking shows that the ball is pitched up on the leg stump. It's three reds for Hyderabad and Shahbaz Ahmed and he walks out.
15.3
6
Moeen Ali To Shahbaz Ahmed
SIX! BANG! Drops the ball short at the stumps. Shahbaz Ahmed stays back into the crease and launches the ball over long on for a huge six.
15.2
0
Moeen Ali To Shahbaz Ahmed
Play and a miss! Holds the length back outside the off stump and Shahbaz Ahmed looks to play the cut but misses the ball.
15.1
0
Moeen Ali To Shahbaz Ahmed
Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Shahbaz Ahmed looks to play the reverse sweep but hits it straight to point.
End Of The Over 15 : 135/3
3 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
H. Klaasen
1 (4)
S. Ahmed
12 (15)
R. Ravindra
1-0-3-0
14.6
0
Rachin Ravindra To Heinrich Klaasen
Well, just 3 runs off it! Length ball on off stump, played to the left of the bowler. 31 needed now off 30 balls.
14.5
0
Rachin Ravindra To Heinrich Klaasen
Well, that kept low! Quicker one, on a length and around off, turning away as well, Heinrich Klaasen goes for an agricultural heave but is beaten all ends up.
14.4
1
Rachin Ravindra To Shahbaz Ahmed
Drags the length back a bit and bowls it on the stumps, Shahbaz Ahmed works it off the back foot to deep mid-wicket and turns then strike over.
14.3
1
Rachin Ravindra To Heinrich Klaasen
Slightly fuller and straighter, punched off the front foot towards long off for a run.
14.2
0
Rachin Ravindra To Heinrich Klaasen
Switches to around the stumps for the right-hander and bowls it a smidge full on off stump, Heinrich Klaasen plays it back to the bowler.
14.1
1
Rachin Ravindra To Shahbaz Ahmed
Starts from over the wicket and tosses it full and outside off stump, Shahbaz Ahmed brings out the cover drive and hits it well towards deep cover for a single.
Heinrich Klaasen walks out to bat now for Hyderabad.
13.6
W
Moeen Ali To Aiden Markram OUT!
OUT! LBW! Fifty and out for Markram and he will be devastated with that. A huge shout from the bowler and the keeper and the finger goes up. Aiden Markram though reviews it quickly. Bowled on a length around off, turning back in sharply, Markram attempts the reverse sweep and misses it completely. The ball hits him on the pads and there's nothing on UltraEdge. Ball Tracking comes up with three reds and Moeen Ali provides a breakthrough for Chennai. Can they just creep back into the match now?
13.5
1
Moeen Ali To Shahbaz Ahmed
Fuller one around off, punched through the cover region for a single.
13.4
2
Moeen Ali To Shahbaz Ahmed
Well-controlled by Shahbaz Ahmed. Tossed up outside off, Ahmed comes down the pitch and lifts it inside-out over the cover region for a couple of runs more.
13.3
2
Moeen Ali To Shahbaz Ahmed
Good running again! Length ball on the pads, Shahbaz Ahmed stays back and flicks it away slightly wide of deep square leg and races back for the second.
13.2
1
Moeen Ali To Aiden Markram
FIFTY up for Aiden Markram and just the knock Hyderabad were looking for after that early blitz from Abhishek Sharma. Slightly shorter on off and turning in, Markram goes deep in the crease and shuffles across a bit before tucking it through mid-wicket for a single. Markram will now look to take his side home.
13.1
2
Moeen Ali To Aiden Markram
Nicely played and good running too! Shorter in length over middle, worked off the back foot in front of mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
13.1
wd
Moeen Ali To Aiden Markram
WIDE! Nicely flighted on leg stump but this one turns down the leg side, Aiden Markram is drawn forward but manages to stay inside the crease.
End Of The Over 13 : 123/2
5 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 212.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
A. Markram
47 (33)
S. Ahmed
5 (10)
M. Theekshana
4-0-27-1
12.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
Flat and on a length around off, sliding right 0on, punched away sweetly to deep cover for just another single. The boundaries have dried up for Hyderabad.
12.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
Dug in short and outside off, Aiden Markram misreads it a bit and is late on the cut, ends up getting and underedge past the keeper.
12.4
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
Quicker and a smidge fuller around off, quick hands from Aiden Markram as he rocks back and cuts it firmly past the diving man at backward point for a couple of runs.
12.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Shahbaz Ahmed
On a good length on leg stump and sliding on, Shahbaz Ahmed makes some room and plays it on the up down to long off for another single.
12.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
Shorter in length and around off, tapped off the back foot down to long off for an easy single.
12.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
Flatter and around off, this is the one that goes the other way, Aiden Markram rocks back and toe-ends the ball back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 12 : 118/2
6 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 211.5
  • 111.6
A. Markram
43 (28)
S. Ahmed
4 (9)
M. Ali
1-0-6-0
11.6
1
Moeen Ali To Aiden Markram
Bowled flatter and around off, staying a bit low as well, Aiden Markram manages to play it with one hand through mid off for a single. 48 needed now off 48 balls.
11.5
2
Moeen Ali To Aiden Markram
A valiant effort in the deep from Sameer Rizvi and he saves a couple of crucial runs for his side. On the shorter side around off, Aiden Markram backs away and punches it away wide of long off for a couple of runs.
11.4
1
Moeen Ali To Shahbaz Ahmed
Flighted up around off stump, Shahbaz Ahmed is early into the shot and ends up chipping it off the face of the bat well to the right of the bowler for a single.
11.3
1
Moeen Ali To Aiden Markram
Switches to over the wicket for the right-hander and bowls it a tad short, angling it into off and middle, Aiden Markram makes some room and punches it down to long off for one more.
11.2
1
Moeen Ali To Shahbaz Ahmed
Full and on the legs, Shahbaz Ahmed gets down on one knee and sweeps it away to deep backward square leg for a single.
11.1
0
Moeen Ali To Shahbaz Ahmed
Starts from around the wicket and bowls it slower on a fuller length on off stump, Shahbaz Ahmed waits for it and steers it straight to short third.
End Of The Over 11 : 112/2
5 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • 210.6
A. Markram
39 (25)
S. Ahmed
2 (6)
R. Jadeja
3-0-22-0
10.6
2
Ravindra Jadeja To Aiden Markram
Drops it short and wide, Aiden Markram is quick to latch onto the width and cuts it off the back foot past point for a couple of runs.
10.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Shahbaz Ahmed
Flatter one on off stump, Shahbaz Ahmed gets low and plays it with and angled bat towards short third for a quick run.
10.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Shahbaz Ahmed
Fired in full and on off stump, right in the blockhole, Shahbaz Ahmed looks for the big heave but jams it out to mid-wicket.
10.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Shahbaz Ahmed
Fuller one at the toes, nudged straight to the man at square leg.
10.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Aiden Markram
On the shorter side again and around off stump, Aiden Markram goes on the back foot and forces it down to long off for one more.
10.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Shahbaz Ahmed
Risky running! Slightly short on leg stump, flicked away to square leg for a quick single.
End Of The Over 10 : 107/2
6 Runs
  • 49.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • W 9.4
  • 09.5
  • 1 LB 9.6
S. Ahmed
0 (2)
A. Markram
36 (23)
M. Theekshana
3-0-22-1
9.6
lb
Maheesh Theekshana To Shahbaz Ahmed
Huge shout for LBW but the decision going Hyderabad's way. Maheesh Theekshana pitches the ball up on the leg stump line and Shahbaz Ahmed misses the flick and gets a hit straight on the pads. Huge appeal for LBW but the umpire says NO. Ruturaj Gaikwad goes up for a review and the big screen shows that The ultra edge indicates a flat line and the ball tracking shows impact is umpire's call. The decision remains the same.
More than half an appeal for LBW but it is turned down. Maheesh Theekshana is convinced and Ruturaj Gaikwad does eventually take the review. This one hit Shahbaz Ahmed flush on the pads and there's nothing on UltraEdge. Also, it is pitching just outside the leg stump and it will stay NOT OUT!
9.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Shahbaz Ahmed
Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Shahbaz Ahmed flicks the ball to mid-wicket from the crease.
Shahbaz Ahmed is the new man in.
9.4
W
Maheesh Theekshana To Travis Head OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! There it is! The big wicket of the in-form Travis Head! Maheesh Theekshana gets the wicket! Pitches the ball up outside the line of leg stump and Travis Head looks to slog the ball and finds Rachin Ravindra straight at deep backward square leg who takes a good catch to send back Travis Head.
9.3
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Travis Head
Short and wide. Travis Head cuts it straight to point. No run.
9.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
Short ball on the stumps. Aiden Markram taps the ball to sweepers for a single.
9.1
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
FOUR! What a start to the over! Aiden Markram at his best! Maheesh Theekshana pitches the ball up outside the line of the off stump and Aiden Markram takes the front foot out and plays a superb cover drive to the right of covers and the ball races away to the fence.
End Of The Over 9 : 101/1
11 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 68.4
  • 28.5
  • 18.6
A. Markram
31 (21)
T. Head
31 (22)
R. Jadeja
2-0-17-0
8.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Aiden Markram
Fuller on the off stump. Aiden Markram taps the ball to long on for a single.
8.5
2
Ravindra Jadeja To Aiden Markram
Holds the length back outside the off stump. Aiden Markram taps it to the left of mid off and runs a couple off the mis field.
8.4
6
Ravindra Jadeja To Aiden Markram
SIX! BANG! Ravindra Jadeja is taken to the cleaners! Drops it short at the stumps with pace and Aiden Markram takes the front foot out and slogs the ball over long on for a mammoth maximum.
8.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Aiden Markram
Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Aiden Markram looks to play the cover drive but gets the outside edge to short third man.
8.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Travis Head
Holds the length back on the off stump. Travis Head cuts the ball to sweepers for a single.
8.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Aiden Markram
Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Aiden Markram drives the ball to long on for a single.
End Of The Over 8 : 90/1
6 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 27.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
A. Markram
21 (16)
T. Head
30 (21)
M. Theekshana
2-0-17-0
7.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
Holds the length outside the off stump line. Aiden Markram cuts the ball to sweeper covers for a single to end the over.
7.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Travis Head
Short ball at the stumps. Travis Head drives it to long on for a single.
7.4
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Travis Head
Short and wide outside the off stump line. Travis Head cuts it to the right of sweeper covers for a couple.
7.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
Short ball on the stumps. Aiden Markram flicks it to long on for a single.
7.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
Swings one away from a fuller length. Aiden Markram drives the ball to covers.
7.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Travis Head
Pitches the ball short at the stumps. Travis Head drives it to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 7 : 84/1
6 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 26.5
  • 06.6
A. Markram
19 (13)
T. Head
26 (18)
R. Jadeja
1-0-6-0
6.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Aiden Markram
Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Aiden Markram taps the ball to covers to end the over.
6.5
2
Ravindra Jadeja To Aiden Markram
Drops it short outside the off stump. Aiden Markram strokes it to the left of sweeper covers and runs a couple.
6.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Travis Head
Short and wide, cut away to sweeper covers for a single.
6.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Aiden Markram
Holds the length back on the off stump. Aiden Markram drives it to long off from the crease for a single.
6.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Travis Head
Short ball on the top of the off stump. Travis Head thumps it to long off for a single.
6.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Aiden Markram
Short and wide, cut away to sweeper covers for a single.
Strategic Break! Well, that was fast and furious with the fielding side ducking for cover and everyone needs a break. Hyderabad have knocked off a fair chunk of the target inside the Powerplay and this could be the telling difference in the final result but there's still some way to go. Chennai need wickets and will expect the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali to come in and rule the middle phase. With 88 needed off 84 balls, one would back the batting side but we have seen matches being lost from a similar position. With that said, Jadeja has been handed the ball now.
End Of The Over 6 : 78/1
14 Runs
  • 45.1
  • 05.2
  • 45.3
  • 1 B 5.4
  • 45.5
  • 15.6
A. Markram
15 (9)
T. Head
24 (16)
T. Deshpande
1-0-13-0
5.6
1
Tushar Deshpande To Aiden Markram
Nails a yorker on the stumps. Aiden Markram flicks the ball to the right of mid on for a single.
5.5
4
Tushar Deshpande To Aiden Markram
FOUR! this time it is Aiden Markram but the result is the same. Tushar Deshpande pitches the ball up on the leg stump line and Aiden Markram flicks the ball into the gap between mid-wicket and mid on and the ball races away to the fence in no time.
5.4
b
Tushar Deshpande To Travis Head
BYE! Slower bouncer on top of the stumps and Travis Head misses out on the cut. MS Dhoni fumbles the ball behind the stumps and the batters run a single as BYE.
5.3
4
Tushar Deshpande To Travis Head
FOUR! Too full again on the off stump line! Travis Head takes the front leg away and slams the ball over mid off for a super boundary once again.
5.2
0
Tushar Deshpande To Travis Head
Pitches the ball up outside the off stump and Travis Head plays a superb cover drive but straight to covers.
5.1
4
Tushar Deshpande To Travis Head
FOUR! Travis Head continues to do what he knows best! Tushar Deshpande is welcomed to the match with a bang. Pitches the ball outside the line of the off stump on the length and Travis Head stands tall and slams the ball straight back to the left of mid off and gets a boundary.
End Of The Over 5 : 64/1
7 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 24.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
T. Head
16 (12)
A. Markram
10 (7)
D. Chahar
3-0-26-1
4.6
1
Deepak Chahar To Travis Head
A single to end and only 7 runs come off that over. Back of a length, angled into middle and leg, Travis Head rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket for one. They look for two but decide against it.
4.5
0
Deepak Chahar To Travis Head
Three dots in a row now! Slower one again, floated up a bit and angled into the legs, Travis Head tickles it straight to short fine and that should have been put away.
4.4
0
Deepak Chahar To Travis Head
Well fielded by Maheesh Theekshana. A slower bumper now around off and angling in, not much room for Travis Head but he manages to back away and dab it fine of short third but can't beat the fielder.
4.3
0
Deepak Chahar To Travis Head
Swing and a miss! Dropped a bit slow and short over off stump, Travis Head stays back to pull but misses it completely.
4.2
2
Deepak Chahar To Travis Head
Hard length again and angled in again but this time it is at the body, Travis Head backs away and muscles the ball through mid-wicket. The fielders from mid on and deep mid-wicket chase after it and it is the latter who cuts it off and keeps it down to a brace.
4.1
4
Deepak Chahar To Travis Head
FOUR! Up and over! Hard length outside off, trying to angle it in, Travis Head stays leg side of the ball and forces the lofted shot in between cover-point and covers for a boundary.
End Of The Over 4 : 57/1
11 Runs
  • 13.1
  • 03.2
  • 43.3
  • 23.4
  • 03.5
  • 43.6
A. Markram
10 (7)
T. Head
9 (6)
M. Theekshana
1-0-11-0
3.6
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Aiden Markram gets a freebie and doesn't let it go to waste. A gentle full toss around off stump, Markram backs away a bit and crashes it through covers for another boundary, 11 off that over and Hyderabad are flying here.
3.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
Pushed through quicker and on a length around off, Aiden Markram hits it straight to covers.
3.4
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
Safe option from Aiden Markram. Flatter again around off, Markram gets inside the line and looks to pull it over fine leg but doesn't get all of it. The fielders though are inside the line and the ball falls safely, allowing the batters to pick up a brace.
3.3
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Lovely use of the feet from Aiden Markram! Fired in around off, Markram comes down the pitch and deliberately lofts it wide of mid off for a boundary.
3.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Aiden Markram
Bowled flatter and just a bit fuller at the stumps, blocked out by Aiden Markram.
3.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Travis Head
Starts with a quick ball, short and over middle, Travis Head backs away and cuts it wide of mid off for a single.
End Of The Over 3 : 46/1
11 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 62.2
  • 42.3
  • W 2.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
A. Markram
0 (2)
T. Head
8 (5)
D. Chahar
2-0-19-1
2.6
0
Deepak Chahar To Aiden Markram
Back of a length again but tighter on off stump and Aiden Markram punches it out towards cover.
2.5
0
Deepak Chahar To Aiden Markram
Back of a length and outside off, Aiden Markram rocks back and slaps the ball straight to the man in front of point.
Aiden Markram walks out to bat for Hyderabad.
2.4
W
Deepak Chahar To Abhishek Sharma OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! The show has ended prematurely and Deepak Chahar is absolutely pumped with that wicket. Good captaincy from Ruturaj Gaikwad to get that catching fielder at wide third man and the plan is expected to the tee. Chahar comes from around the stumps and bowls it on a fullish length wide of off stump, forcing Abhishek Sharma to go square of the wicket and he does just that as he looks to loft it over covers but ends up slicing it down to third man where Ravindra Jadeja moves to his right and takes a fine catch. End of a fascinating cameo from Sharma.
2.3
4
Deepak Chahar To Abhishek Sharma
FOUR! Follows the maximum with a boundary now! Bowled short and wide from around the stumps, Abhishek Sharma shimmies down the pitch, making a bit of room before slapping it over the point region for four more runs. We are witnessing something special here.
2.2
6
Deepak Chahar To Abhishek Sharma
SIX! Abhishek Sharma is having the time of his life in this tournament so far! Back to over the wicket and dug in halfway down the pitch over leg stump, Sharma takes on the pull and nails it over deep backward square leg for a fourth individual maximum already.
2.1
1
Deepak Chahar To Travis Head
Comes from around the stumps and angles in a good-length ball into the body, Travis Head manages to pull it away in front of square leh for a single.
End Of The Over 2 : 35/0
27 Runs
  • 41.1
  • 01.2
  • 61.3
  • 01.4
  • 7 NB 1.5
  • 61.5
  • 41.6
A. Sharma
27 (9)
T. Head
7 (4)
M. Choudhary
1-0-27-0
1.6
4
Mukesh Choudhary To Abhishek Sharma
FOUR! Make that 27 runs off the over and what a rollicking start this has been to the run chase for Hyderabad! Pitched-up delivery outside off, Abhishek Sharma sees the width and just smashes the ball over cover-point for a boundary.
1.5
6
Mukesh Choudhary To Abhishek Sharma
SIX! Makes full use of the freebie and 23 off this over already! Misses the yorker on off stump by a few inches and Abhishek Sharma manages to get under it by staying deep in the crease and lifts it all the way over wide long off for back-to-back maximums.
1.5
nb
Mukesh Choudhary To Abhishek Sharma
NO BALL AND SIX! Oh, dear! It just keeps on getting worse and worse for Mukesh Choudhary here and it has been a forgetful return for the left-arm pacer so far. Pitched up on middle and leg, angling back into the hitting arcs and Abhishek Sharma heaves it away handsomely over deep mid-wicket for another maximum. Free Hit coming up...
1.4
0
Mukesh Choudhary To Abhishek Sharma
Good length around the top of off stump, Abhishek Sharma stays leg side of the ball and looks to smash it through covers but mistimes it a bit uppishly towards cover.
1.3
6
Mukesh Choudhary To Abhishek Sharma
SIX! Down the wrong line and hammered away into the stands! A long hop from Mukesh Choudhary on the hips, Abhishek Sharma swivels and pulls it well over deep fine leg for a biggie. Sharma in is prime form.
1.2
0
Mukesh Choudhary To Abhishek Sharma
Just pulls the length back and bolws it at the stumps, Abhishek Sharma pushes it out.
1.1
4
Mukesh Choudhary To Abhishek Sharma
FOUR! Oh, what a shot that is, so pleasing to the eye! Swinging but a bit too full and around off, Abhishek Sharma prods across a bit and just hits through the line of the ball, holding the pose as the ball flies over the bowler's head for a boundary.
Mukesh Choudhary to bowl the second over for Chennai.
End Of The Over 1 : 8/0
8 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 60.6
T. Head
7 (4)
A. Sharma
1 (2)
D. Chahar
1-0-8-0
0.6
6
Deepak Chahar To Travis Head
SIX! Nicely played and Travis Head adds insult to injury here. Another one that is bowled halfway down the pitch and outside off, Head looks to make room but adjusts and hops before upper-cutting it over third man for a maximum to end the first over, Hyderabad are 8 for no loss.
0.5
1
Deepak Chahar To Abhishek Sharma
Off the mark! Hard length around off stump, tapped away in front of covers for a single.
0.4
0
Deepak Chahar To Abhishek Sharma
Banged halfway down the pitch and around off, this one flies through the surface and Abhishek Sharma leaves it alone expecting a wide but won't get it.
0.3
1
Deepak Chahar To Travis Head
Slightly shorter and outside off, this time Travis Head waits well and dabs it down to third man to get off the mark with a single.
0.2
0
Deepak Chahar To Travis Head
EDGED BUT GOES DOWN! Short and wide outside off, Travis Head doesn't move his feet and just throws his hands at it. The ball goes off the toe end of the ball and goes down awkwardly towards first slip where Moeen Ali gets taken aback and spills it right into his chest. An early reprieve here for Head!
0.1
0
Deepak Chahar To Travis Head
A hint of shape right away! Perfect length in and around off stump and shaping back into the left-hander, Travis Head gets on the front foot and drives it away to cover.
Match Info
  • Venue Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets
  • Player of the Match Abhishek Sharma
  • Umpire Rohan Pandit (IND), Yeshwant Barde (IND) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
  • Referee Manu Nayyar (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Pakistan Chennai 165/5 in 20.0 overs
  • Chennai 152/4 18.0 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Chennai 115/2 in 13.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 28 balls between A Rahane (6) and S Dube (43)
  • Chennai 103/2 11.3 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Chennai 80/2 in 9.0 overs
  • Chennai 50/1 in 6.2 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Chennai 48/1
  • Hyderabad 150/4 16.5 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Hyderabad 142/4 in 15.4 overs
  • Hyderabad 132/4: S Ahmed lbw b Moeen Ali 18(19)
  • Referral 3 (13.6 ovs): CHE against S Ahmed (LBW) Successful (HYD: 1, CHE: 2)
  • Hyderabad 132/3: A Markram lbw b Moeen Ali 50(36)
  • Referral 2 (13.6 ovs): A Markram against CHE (LBW) Unsuccessful (HYD: 1, CHE: 2)
  • A Markram T20 fifty: 50 runs in 35 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • Referral 1 (9.6 ovs): CHE against S Ahmed (LBW) Unsuccessful (HYD: 2, CHE: 2) (Retained)
  • Hyderabad 100/1 8.5 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 36 balls between T Head (23) and A Markram (28)
  • Strategic Time-out: Hyderabad 78/1 in 6.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Hyderabad 78/1
  • Hyderabad 53/1 3.3 overs
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