Today, top two teams of IPL locked their horns at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Chennai Super Kings earned another win today beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets.
Before the match started, Sunrisers were invited to bat first as the toss was won by MS Dhoni, the skipper of Chennai Super Kings, who chose to bowl first.
The first innings started off with the power-packed performances from the opener of SRH, Shikhar Dhawan gave a thrilling performance by scoring 79 runs off 49 balls. With the strike rate of 161, he smashed the players of SRH to all the corners of the ground. Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson gave another handy partnership. The skipper of SRH, Kane Williamson scored 51 off the 39 balls. Deepak Hooda with 21 runs stretched the total scores to 179.
In the second innings, Chennai Super Kings chased the runs wonderfully. The openers of the team, Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu continued their good form with the bat. Both the players gave a power-packed partnership of 137 runs in 81 deliveries.
Ambatti Rayudu, gave a destructive performance again. He remained unbeaten tille the last ball and scored an outstanding century off 62 balls.With the strike rate of 161, he stunned everyone with his thrilling shots, smashing 7 fours and 7 sixes. While on the other hand, Shane Watson scored 57 off 35 balls.MS Dhoni, the skipper of Chennai Super Kings scored 20 runs off 14 balls.
Here’s how twitterati reacted to the great win by Chennai Super Kings, have a look:
A fantastic ????!
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 13, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 13, 2018
— Biru (@Biru017) May 13, 2018
— Samantha Akkineni VJ MB fan ???? (@Khushal_offl) May 13, 2018
— Prasad Dhumal???? (@asoulfuleyes) May 13, 2018
So Chennai (CSK) has beaten both the south indian city teams (SRH,RCB) in both the league matches.#CSKvSRH
— CSK Warrior???? (@vijay_forlife) May 13, 2018
Last 2 games the bowling has not been upto the mark for @SunRisers is it a concern? Batting has become better but bowling just might be a slight concern for Williamson. Well played Rayudu.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) May 13, 2018
???? comes up for Rayudu with singles as #CSK win by 8 wickets.
We fall down only to rise up higher next time. We now know our areas to be worked upon for the upcoming challenges#CSK-180/2(19.0)#CSKvSRH #IPL2018
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 13, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 13, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 13, 2018
Overseas players to score 3,000-plus runs in IPL:
AB de Villiers
SHANE WATSON* #CSKvSRH
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) May 13, 2018
From Rayudu… to Rayudid it! #100 #IPL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) May 13, 2018
Sid Kaul suddenly seems a different bowler post his India call-up. Two very poor games. Won't cost SRH much as far as the tournament is concerned, but a good wake up call. #CSKvSRH
— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) May 13, 2018
— Freelance 007 (@James_Beyond) May 13, 2018
I am overjoyed for Ambati Rayudu. Was asked to perform a different role this year and has played it stirringly.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 13, 2018
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) May 13, 2018
Superb from Rayadu again, so glad to see him back in the ODI side as well, averages over 50 in ODI's #CSKvSRH
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) May 13, 2018