SRH vs CSK: Head-to-head, Playing XI and other interesting stats

SRH skipper Kane Williamson (84 off 51 balls, 5×4 5×6) took the battle into the enemy's camp with classical batting.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have lost Ricky Bhui and Manish Pandey as they chase a total of 184 set by the visitors.

The momentum only got better for Chennai after the break, this time courtesy Deepak Chahar. "I enjoyed bowling on this wicket which had bounce and swing and, obviously, I am pleased with my performance". Deepak Chahar was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 15 from his four overs, and it may have been Karn Sharma's incredible effort to save six off Williamson that made the difference between victory and defeat to CSK, as MS Dhoni's team goes top of the IPL 2018 points table. SRH let the advantage slip, batted exceptionally well but lacked the courage to climb atop the summit. CSK on a high with the incredible form of their players like Shane Watson and Suresh Raina.

Chahar began with a wicket-maiden and demolished SRH's top-order.

But Rayudu committed hara-kiri by running himself out in the 17th over while going for a non-existent run at the non-striker's end.

100 partnership! The men in yellow have turned it around.

CSK openers started well before Rayudu fall to Ben Laughlin for 12 (8).

Rashid Khan had a pretty boring day with the ball today. Usually, batsmen have been found early in their short, Rayudu on that occasion was in sync with the pace of the delivery. Misses the turn and is unable to make the crease. Apart from this, he is doing with the ball is also incredible. He then went on to collect the wicket of Deepak Hooda. On the contrary, CSK comes from a good win in their last match and would like to continue the momentum.

Williamson informed that a stiff back problem prevented SRH's lead bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar to complete his quota of four overs. The venue of this match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

SRH have won the toss and elected to bowl.

Rashid did well with the bat but, as a legspinner, he again proved expensive (1-49) despite getting Faf du Plessis (11) stumped off his first ball.

Some sensational power hitting from Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan got them very close to the winning total.

Chennai's South African veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir is not well and has been replaced by his compatriot batsman Faf du Plessis.

The match is scheduled to start at 4 P.M. IST on Sunday (April 22). Both sides have registered three wins in four encounters.

  • Julie Sanders