With this win, Chennai Super Kings have qualified for the IPL 2021 playoffs while SRH are officially out of contention. It was also CSK's 11th playoff entry out of 12.
MSD and his last over six! The story isn't over yet. The former India skipper hits a six in the final over bowled by Siddharth Kaul to help CSK win by six wickets against SRH in IPL 2021 today. With this win, CSK officially qualify for the playoffs. SRH are knocked out. Earlier, chasing 135, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis gave CSK a whirlwind start before four quicks wickets gave Yellow Army a scare. However, it was Ambati Rayudu and Dhoni, who made sure that there are no further hiccups and win the match with two balls to spare.
Mahi does it in style, lofts Kaul for a long six to finish things off and win by six wickets.
Going down the wire. Can CSK pull off? Dhoni (4*), Rayudu (15*) in the middle. CSK need 9 off 10 balls.
Two wickets in same overs and its big man Holder in the act, dismisses Du Plessis for 41. Suddenly, CSK are in backfoot. CSK 109/4 after 16 overs.
Holder joins the party. The West Indian gets Raina for just 2. Du Plessis (41*). CSK 108/3 after 15.4 overs.
Rashid goes through the gap, bowled Moeen for 17. Du Plessis (40*) till there in the middle. CSK 105/2 after 15 overs. Need 30 runs from 30 balls.
Match under control. Du Plessis (40*), Moeen (17*). CSK 103/1 after14 overs. Need 32 off 36 balls.
SRH get the breakthrough. Holder dismisses Gaikwad for 45. Du Plessis (29*). CSK 75/1 after 10.1 overs.
CSK have upped the ante in the last three overs with a flurry of boundaries. Gaikwad (32*), Du Plessis (25*). CSK 58/0 after 7 overs.
CSK have taken the slow and steady route. With not much asking rate, both Gaikwad (19*) and Du Plessis (7*) are handling the SRH bowlers cautiously. CSK 27/0 after 4 overs.
Gaikwad (4*), Du Plessis (1*) make a steady start for CSK. CSK 5/0 after 1 over.
After 20 overs, SRH finish at 134/7. Wriddhiman Saha top-scored for the team with a 46-ball 44. For CSK, Josh Hazlewood (3/24) and Dwayne Bravo (2/17) were the pick of the bowlers.
Two wickets for Hazlewood in the 17th over. The Australian dismisses Samad and Sharma within three balls. Things aren't going well for SRH. Rashid (1*), Holder (1*). SRH 111/6 after 17 overs.
Sunrisers in dire straits as they lose Saha for gutsy 44. Jadeja gets his first of the match. SRH 76/4 after 13 overs.
Another one departs. Young Garg perishes for 7 as Bravo gets his second. Saha (38*). SRH 66/3 after 10.5 overs.
After Roy, SRH lose skipper Williamson cheaply for 11. Bravo does the trick. Saha (25*). SRH 43/2 after 6.3 overs.
Gone! Big wicket for CSK as big-hitting Roy is caught behind by Dhoni for just 2, bowled by Hazlewood. Saha (17*). SRH 23/1 after 3.3 overs.
Chahar starts CSK proceedings with just four runs in the first over. Saha (3*), Roy (1*). SRH 4/0 after 1 over.
Kane Williamson (SRH): We are looking to build on the momentum from the last win against RR. We want to play good cricket, we want to continue to improve.
MS Dhoni (CSK): This year, all the boys have been brilliant. We want to take one game at a time. Only one change for us as Dwayne Bravo comes in place of Sam Curran.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.
Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and they will bowl first.
The pitch looks really good to bat on and might give a nightmare to the bowlers. Expect some fireworks in the Powerplays from both sides. The game is likely to be a high-scoring encounter tonight, says Matthew Hayden.
Today's match between SRH and CSK in an encounter of the teams who are at the extreme ends of the IPL 2021 table. While CSK have won eight matches, SRH have lost that many games. Similarly, CSK lost only twice while SRK could win two games.
Jason Roy has added fresh belief in a struggling Sunrisers Hyderabad side. The England opener scored a quickfire 60 as SRH defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets to score their first win in the UAE leg of IPL 2021. SRH have a mountain to climb in order to make the IPL 2021 playoffs. SRH (four points from 10 matches) have to win their next four matches and then hope for other results to go in their favour. But Kane Williamson will take it one match at a time and the SRH skipper will hope that Roy and the rest of the team play good cricket to push a confident Chennai Super Kings, who are a win away from cementing a certain playoff spot. MS Dhoni's CSK are coming on the back of a hat-trick of wins. Ravindra Jadeja continues to play the role of a consistent gamechanger, especially with the bat. But CSK has rode brilliant starts by Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Dwayne Bravo has also provided the Caribbean flavour by picking up wickets at crucial stages. Can SRH bowlers contain the in-form CSK batsmen? Follow here live cricket scores of Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings.
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