Indian T20 Commentary

Chennai VS Hyderabad Cricket Commentary

Match 2328-Apr-2021

171/320.0 oversRun rate: 8.55
VS
173/318.3 oversRun rate: 9.35
Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets
Chennai Super Kings First innings
Suresh Raina17 | 15)*
Sandeep Sharma3.3|0|24|0
418.318.3: Sandeep Sharma to Suresh Raina, FOUR! Raina finishes the game with a lovely cover drive. A nice juicy full toss around off from Sandeep. Raina leans forward and drives it with elegance through covers to wrap up an emphatic win in style. CHENNAI WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
118.218.2: Sandeep Sharma to Ravindra Jadeja, Length ball outside off, Jadeja punches it to sweeper cover and takes a single. 
118.118.1: Sandeep Sharma to Suresh Raina, Full on middle and leg, Raina swivels it to deep mid-wicket for one. Over to you, Jadeja. Just a boundary needed to win the game. 
18 Overs | Runs : 167/3 | Run rate : 9.28
117.617.6: Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Edged and away! Low full toss on middle. Raina gets on his knee and looks to slog it over mid on but gets an inside edge which sees the ball misses the stump and go to fine leg. Just 5 needed to win. 
017.517.5: Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Bouncer around leg. Raina ducks. The umpire is happy with the ball so no signal.
417.417.4: Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, IN THE AIR AND FOUR! Vijay Shankar goes for the catch but does not get there and it goes to the fence. Full on the pads, Raina flicks it but does not time it well.  It goes high in the air and falls away from Vijay Shankar at deep square leg. He charges for the catch and dives but the ball bounces in front of him and goes to the fence.
017.317.3: Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, On the pads, Raina flicks it but finds Warner at short mid-wicket. 
417.217.2: Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, FOUR! Good shot! Raina moves away from the stumps. Kaul bowls it very full on off, slightly behind the yorker length as Kaul follows him outside leg. Raina drives it straight as an arrow and gets a boundary through long off.  500th boundary for Raina in the league.
017.117.1: Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Low full toss around off. Raina pushes it back to the bowler. 
17 Overs | Runs : 158/3 | Run rate : 9.29
116.716.6: Khaleel Ahmed to Suresh Raina, Back of a length delivery outside off. Raina taps it to point and takes a quick run. The fielder has a shy at the bolwer's end but misses. Raina thinks of two but Jaddu has overrun so just a single. 14 needed off the final 3 overs. 
016.616.5: Khaleel Ahmed to Suresh Raina, Raina moves away from the stumps and looks to pull. He mistimes it and chops it to short mid-wicket.
116.516.4: Khaleel Ahmed to Ravindra Jadeja, Slower ball on middle, Jaddu glances it towards fine leg for a single. Just 15 needed now.
016.416.4: Khaleel Ahmed to Ravindra Jadeja, WIDE! The ball probably slips out of Khaleel's hand. He misses his line and sprays it down the leg side. Has to reload that.
016.316.3: Khaleel Ahmed to Ravindra Jadeja, Back of a length delivery outside off, Jadeja hops and taps it to point. 
416.216.2: Khaleel Ahmed to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! That was going to the ropes the moment it left the bat! Shorter around off, it sits well for Jadeja. He pulls it from the middle of the bat through mid-wicket for a boundary. 
116.116.1: Khaleel Ahmed to Suresh Raina, Well bowled and well played! Right in the blockhole from Khaleel. It is on middle and off. Raina does well to get bat on ball and jam it behind point for one. Khaleel asked the question but nothing from the umpire.
16 Overs | Runs : 150/3 | Run rate : 9.38
115.615.6: Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Raina gets off the mark and keeps the strike. Fuller on off, Raina drives it to the left of mid off and takes a single. 
015.515.5: Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Short agan. It is on off and middle, Raina hops and blocks it.
015.415.4: Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Good length delivery pitching on off and going away with the angle. Raina looks to poke but misses.
015.315.3: Siddarth Kaul to Suresh Raina, Bouncer to welcome Raina! He ducks under it.
115.215.2: Siddarth Kaul to Ravindra Jadeja, Short ball on middle, Jadeja pulls it to deep square keg and gets off the mark with a single.
015.115.1: Siddarth Kaul to Ravindra Jadeja, Fuller on off, Jadeja pushes it to mid off. 
15 Overs | Runs : 148/3 | Run rate : 9.87
014.714.6: Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, OUT! It is the umpire's call on hitting and Faf du Plessis has to go! Rashid Khan gets two in two! Googly, lands on off and turns back in. Faf du Plessis plays defends down the wrong line and the ball hits his pads. The umpire raises his finger and Faf du Plessis reviews it right away. There is nothing on the Ultra Edge and the ball is just clipping top of leg on Ball Tracker. Faf du Plessis has to go here.
014.614.5: Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, OUT! TAKEN! Moeen Ali can't finish the game off for Chennai! Loopy ball, around off. Moeen Ali gets low and looks to go big over mid-wicket. But only gets the top edge. The ball goes high in the air towards wide long on, Kedar Jadhav settles under it and takes it easily.
414.514.4: Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, FOUR! Dispatched! Too easy for Moeen Ali! Shorter ball, on the pads. Moeen Ali waits for it and smacks it to the square leg fence.
114.414.3: Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Loopy ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis pushes it wide of point for one.
114.314.2: Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, Flatter ball, around off. Pushed away to sweeper cover for one.
414.214.1: Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, FOUR! Well, Chennai batters are in a hurry to finish this game! Short and wide outside off. Moeen Ali pulls it handsomely to the mid-wicket fence.
014.114.1: Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, Loopy ball, but way down the leg side. Wided.
14 Overs | Runs : 138/1 | Run rate : 9.86
113.613.6: Khaleel Ahmed to Moeen Ali, Full toss, on the pads. Moeen Ali flicks it down to fine leg for one. Just 35 needed in the last 6.
013.513.5: Khaleel Ahmed to Moeen Ali, Bowls a bumper, around middle and leg. Moeen Ali ducks under it.
113.413.4: Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Back of a length ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis swivels and pulls it along the ground to deep mid-wicket. Just a single.
113.313.3: Khaleel Ahmed to Moeen Ali, Shorter ball, on the off pole. Moeen miscues his pull and the ball goes to deep mid-wicket for one.
413.213.2: Khaleel Ahmed to Moeen Ali, FOUR! Off the mark in style! Length ball, but down the leg side. Moeen Ali flicks it well past the leg gully for a boundary.
113.113.1: Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Low full toss, outside off. Faf du Plessis pushes it past the bowler for one.
13 Overs | Runs : 129/1 | Run rate : 9.92
012.612.6: Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, OUT! BOWLED! Rashid Khan has his man, but is it too little too late? A wonderful delivery brings equally wonderful innings to an end. Leg break, lands on middle and turns away a touch. Gaikwad looks to defend but the ball goes past his bat and crashes in the stumps.
412.512.5: Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Another one! Poor ball and punished! Flatter ball, down the leg stump. Gaikwad gets low and sweeps it to te square leg fence.
412.412.4: Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! What an innings the young lad is playing here! Shorter ball, on the sumps. Gaikwad rocks back and pulls it to the mid-wicket fence.
112.312.3: Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Just a single as this is eased down to long on.
112.212.2: Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Loopy ball, outside off. Pushed down to sweeper cover for one.
412.112.1: Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Dropped and four! Nothing is going Hyderabad's way! Fuller ball, outside off. Ruturaj Gaikwad gets the outside edge while looking to defend but gets the outside edge. The keeper can't hold on to it and the ball goes to the fence.
12 Overs | Runs : 115/0 | Run rate : 9.58
111.611.6: Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Just a single as this is eased down to long on. 15 from the over. Runs are coming thick and fast here.
411.511.5: Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Oh, he is toying with the bowler now! This isn't the worst of deliveries but he has played that so well. Flatter ball, just outside off. Ruturaj Gaikwad makes room for himself and cuts it past point for a boundary.
411.411.4: Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Jeez, he makes it look so easy! Loopy ball, outside off. Ruturaj Gaikwad strides forward and smokes it past wide long off for a boundary.
411.311.3: Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Dispatched! Fifty for the young Ruturaj Gaikwad! Short ball and he pulls it wide of long on for a boundary.
111.211.2: Jagadeesha Suchith to Faf du Plessis, A touch shorter outside off. Faf du Plessis drills it down to long off for one.
111.111.1: Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Loopy ball, outside off. Eased down to long off for one.
11 Overs | Runs : 100/0 | Run rate : 9.09
210.610.6: Siddarth Kaul to Faf du Plessis, Fifty for Faf du Plessis and 100 up for Chennai! Fuller ball, on the pads. Faf du Plessis uses his wrists and flicks it wide of deep square leg for a couple.
210.510.5: Siddarth Kaul to Faf du Plessis, Short ball, on the leg stump line. Faf miscues his pull towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.
110.410.4: Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shorter ball, outside off. Gaikwad rides the bounce and steers it to sweeper cover for one.
210.310.3: Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good length ball, outside off. Gaikwad runs it past third man and comes back for the couple.
110.210.2: Siddarth Kaul to Faf du Plessis, Length ball, outside off. Faf runs it to third man for one.
110.110.1: Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full ball, on the pads. Flicked away to deep square leg for one.
10 Overs | Runs : 91/0 | Run rate : 9.1
09.69.6: Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Beaten! Flatter ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis looks to force it through the off side but misses.
19.59.5: Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shorter ball, outside off. Pushed away to sweeper cover for one.
09.49.4: Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter ball, outside off. Gaikwad looks to cut it away but misses. There is a bit of an appeal for caught behind but nothing from the umpire.
49.39.3: Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR Excellent shot against one of the best spinners in the world. Shorter ball, on the stumps. Gaikwad rocks back and pulls it to the mid-wicket fence. The ball lands just short of the ropes.
19.29.2: Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Loopy ball, on the stumps. Faf du Plessis drills it to long on for one.
19.19.1: Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fuller ball, outside off. Pushed to long off for one.
9 Overs | Runs : 84/0 | Run rate : 9.33
48.68.6: Jagadeesha Suchith to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Oh dear, the fielder makes a mess of it and Faf du Plessis gets another boundary. Loopy ball, around off. Faf du Plessis comes down the track and hits it flat but aerially to long on. The fielder tries to take the ball on the bounce but misses and it goes to the ropes.
08.58.5: Jagadeesha Suchith to Faf du Plessis, Flatter ball, outside off. Pushed to covers.
68.48.4: Jagadeesha Suchith to Faf du Plessis, SIX! The fielder there is just a spectator! Faf du Plessis comes down the track and smokes it over the man at long on for a maximum.
18.38.3: Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fuller ball, on the pads. Eased towards deep mid-wicket for one.
28.28.2: Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter ball, outside off. Gaikwad cuts it to the deep point fence for a couple. Excellent batting this.
48.18.1: Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Glorious stroke! Ruturaj Gaikwad comes down the track and smokes it inside out to the cover fence.
8 Overs | Runs : 67/0 | Run rate : 8.38
07.67.6: Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Googly, lands on off and turns back in. Faf du Plessis is solid in his defence.
17.57.5: Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Loopy ball, around off. Gaikwad punches it past Rashid and to long off for one.
17.47.4: Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Just a single as Faf du Plessis punches it down to mid on.
17.37.3: Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter ball, down the leg side. Gaikwad nicely clips it to deep square leg for one.
17.27.2: Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Shorter ball, on the leg stumps. Faf pushes it to long on for one.
07.17.1: Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Flatter ball, on the stumps. Pushed to mid-wicket.
7 Overs | Runs : 63/0 | Run rate : 9
26.66.6: Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fuller ball, on the pads. Gaikwad clips it wide of fine leg and picks up a couple. 13 runs from the over.
46.56.5: Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Poor ball and punished! Suchith drops his length and bowls a short ball, on the stumps. Gaikwad shifts his weight backward and pulls it to the mid-wicket fence. One bounce and to the ropes.
06.46.4: Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tossed up, on the stumps. Pushed back to the bowler.
26.36.3: Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter ball, on the stumps. Cut away towards deep point fence. The fielder cuts it off and keeps it down to a couple.
46.26.2: Jagadeesha Suchith to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Wow, excellent use of the feet and the wrists! Loopy ball, around off. Ruturaj Gaikwad comes down the track and whips it wide of long on for a boundary.
16.16.1: Jagadeesha Suchith to Faf du Plessis, Loopy ball, on the pads. Du Plessis pushes it to long on for one.
6 Overs | Runs : 50/0 | Run rate : 8.33
05.65.6: Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Serves a length ball, outside off. Gaikwad offers the full face of his bat and pushes it to cover. Chennai end the Powerplay at 50/0. Good start to the chase.
15.55.5: Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Excellent batting this. Punish the poor ball and nudge the good ones for runs. Length ball, on the pads. Faf clips it to deep square leg for one. 50 up for Chennai.
15.45.4: Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, A touch fuller, on the pads. Gaikwad clips it to deep mid-wicket for one.
15.35.3: Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Just a single as this eased down to long on.
05.25.2: Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Slower length ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis pushes it uppishly towards mid off.
45.15.1: Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Sublime timing by the man in form! Length ball, wide outside off. Faf du Plessis seems to be in a hurry to finish the game and crashes it past mid off for a boundary.
5 Overs | Runs : 43/0 | Run rate : 8.6
24.64.6: Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Gaikwad charges down the track. Kaul sees it and bangs it short on middle. Ruturaj pulls it away from deep mid-wicket and gets a couple to finish the over. Another expensive over. 12 from Kaul's first!
14.54.5: Siddarth Kaul to Faf du Plessis, Now smartly follows the boundary with a single. On middle, du Plessis turns it to the on side for a run.
44.44.4: Siddarth Kaul to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Supreme from Faf du Plessis! Good length ball around off, Faf creates some room. He punches it between mid off and cover to get the gap and send it to the fence.  Shot of a man in supreme form.
14.34.3: Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good running! Another full ball on middle, Gaikwad taps it in front of mid on and calls for a quick run. Ruturaj has to run around the bowler. Williamson charges to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. 
04.24.2: Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full on middle, Gaikwad defends it to the left of mid on. Too close to the fielder and hence Gaikwad says no to Faf's ask for a run. 
44.14.1: Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Not the welcome Kaul would have wanted! Kaul starts with a good length ball around off, Gaikwad opens the face of the bat in the last minute and places it between keeper and short third man for a boundary. Runs coming easily for Chennai at the minute.
4 Overs | Runs : 31/0 | Run rate : 7.75
13.63.6: Khaleel Ahmed to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Around off, Gaikwad strokes it to sweeper cover and keeps the strike. Another 10 run over from Khaleel. Tough start for him so far. Chennai are off to a very good start.
13.53.5: Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, NOT OUT! Faf du Plesssis is in! Excellent work from Williamson though. Length ball around off, Faf taps it to cover and takes a run. The fielder scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. The ball deflects off the stump. Williamson shows razor-sharp reflex as he dives and saves the ball to go to the fence. 
03.43.4: Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Length delivery on middle, Faf turns it to mid on.
03.33.3: Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Back of a length delivery on off, Faf hops and chops his punch to the side of the pitch on the off side.
43.23.2: Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, EDGED AND FOUR! Slower ball around off, Faf looks to play it fine to third man. He though is surprised by the lack of pace on it. He gets it where he wanted to but off the edge. It goes away from diving Bairstow and to the third man fence.
43.13.1: Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Faf continues his rich vein of form and Khaleel continues to leak runs from the other end. Slightly short and wide, enough for a man in form to punish. Faf du Plessis slams it through point for a boundary.
3 Overs | Runs : 21/0 | Run rate : 7
02.62.6: Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Length ball on middle, Gaikwad defends it back to the bowler. 6 off the over. Chennai are off to a steady start. 21/0 in the first three. 
12.52.5: Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Full around off, Faf knocks it to long on for one. 
12.42.4: Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good shot for one. Length ball on off, Gaikwad punches it to the right of mid on for one.
02.32.3: Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Fullish on off, Gaikwad pushes it to mid off.
42.22.2: Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, EDGED AND FOUR! WOW! How lucky is Gaikwad and how unlucky are Hyderabad? Gaikwad moves away from his stumps. Sandeep follows him and bowls it outside leg. Gaikwad looks to drive it through mid off but gets an outside edge. it goes past the leg stump, wrongfoots Bairstow and goes to the third man fence. 
02.12.1: Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full on middle, Sandeep glances it to short mid-wicket. 
2 Overs | Runs : 15/0 | Run rate : 7.5
01.61.6: Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Slower ball to finish the over. It is outside off and away from Faf. He swings but connects with nothing. Expensive start for Khaleel. 10 off his first and no movement for him either.
41.51.5: Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Finally Faf gets a boundary! He charges down the track and takes this back of a length ball as a length ball and thwarts it over extra cover for a boundary
21.41.4: Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Back of a length delivery around off, Faf punches it away from sweeper cover and gets another couple.
21.31.3: Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Mistimed from Faf and now this will excite Khaleel! Back of a length delivery on middle, it jags back in. Faf pulls it awkwardly but away from short mid-wicket. Kane Williamson runs and stops it before the ropes with a slide. Faf gets another two.
21.21.2: Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Back of a length delivery around off. Faf punches it sweetly to the right of sweeper cover. Rashid there sweeps it up. Du Plessis gets two but he will be happy with the timing he is getting. 
01.11.1: Khaleel Ahmed to Faf du Plessis, Khaleel starts with a fuller ball around off, Faf chops his drive to mid off.
1 Overs | Runs : 5/0 | Run rate : 5
00.70.6: Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dot to finish the over. Tidy start just 5 from it. The last ball is fuller on off, Gaikwad drives it straight to Vijay Shankar at short extra cover.
00.60.6: Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Outswinger but this does too much. It keeps going away from outside off. Left alone by Ruturaj and wided by the umpire.
10.50.5: Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Good effort from Vijay Shankar but cannot stop Faf from getting off the mark. Fuller on off, du Plessis drives it right off the meat, indicating how good a touch he is in. It is to the right of short extra cover. Vijay Shankar there dives but parries it to mid off for one.
10.40.4: Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Length delivery on off, Gaikwad strokes it to sweeper cover and gets to the other end. 
00.30.3: Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Length ball around off, Gaikwad pushes it to mid off.
00.20.2: Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good length delivery on off, Gaikwad blocks it to mid on.
20.10.1: Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Inswing for Sandeep Sharma to begin with. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Chennai are up and running straightaway. It is on middle, Gaikwad flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace.
Sunrisers Hyderabad First innings
Kedar Jadhav12 | 4)*
Kane Williamson(26 | 10)
Sam Curran4|0|30|1
619.619.6: Sam Curran to Kedar Jadhav, SIX! KABOOM! Kedar Jadhav finishes the innings in style. Full on off, it is in the slot for Kedar Jadhav. He smashes it right off the meat over the mid-wicket fence for a huge six. 13 off the final over, takes Hyderabad's total to over 170! Just what they needed. HYDERABAD FINISH WITH 171/3!
419.519.5: Sam Curran to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR! Smart from Kedar! Bouncer from Sam Curran! The former Chennai player waits for it, uses the pace off the ball and lifts it over short third man for a boundary.
119.419.4: Sam Curran to Kane Williamson, Just a single. Full on off, Williamson nudges it to long off and has to be content with one.
019.319.3: Sam Curran to Kane Williamson, Williamson tries to be cheeky but Curran is smarter. Kane comes inside his stumps and looks to scoop it over fine leg. Curran follows him and bowls it on a length. Kane looks to adjust at the last moment but fails to get bat on ball. 
119.219.2: Sam Curran to Kedar Jadhav, Terrific delivery from Sam Curran. A yorker around off, Kedar can just jam it towards logn off for one. 
119.119.1: Sam Curran to Kane Williamson, Full on off, Williamson flicks it to deep square leg for one.
19 Overs | Runs : 158/3 | Run rate : 8.32
118.618.6: Shardul Thakur to Kane Williamson, Single to end the over. 20 off the over and Williamson keeps the strike too. Full on off and middle, Williamson hits it uppishly to deep mid-wicket but on a bounce. Gets a single and keeps the strike.
418.518.5: Shardul Thakur to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Williamson is toying with the bowler here. Slower bouncer outside off. Williamson makes it look like he knew what was coming. He waits for it and guides it backward point for a boundary.
418.418.4: Shardul Thakur to Kane Williamson, FOUR! The firework from the Kiwi continues. This time Williamson comes down the track, takes it as a full toss and flicks it elegantly through mid-wicket for a boundary.
618.318.3: Shardul Thakur to Kane Williamson, SIX! If you doubted Kane cannot finish with a flurry, think again! He has hit this over covers with minimum of fuss. Full and wide outside off, Williamson slices it over covers for a biggie.
418.218.2: Shardul Thakur to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Williamson showing his hitting range and adding some impetus in this innings. Full toss outside off, Williamson comes inside his stumps and lifts his flick over mid-wicket for a boundary.
118.118.1: Shardul Thakur to Kedar Jadhav, Fuller on off, Jadhav knocks it to long on and gets off the mark with one.
18 Overs | Runs : 138/3 | Run rate : 7.67
417.717.6: Lungi Ngidi to Kane Williamson, four! Just what Hyderabad needed to end the over. Fuller on off, Williamson lifts it over extra cover and gets a boundary. A double-wicket over for Ngidi but 10 off it too.
017.617.5: Lungi Ngidi to Manish Pandey, OUT! CAUGHT! Superb, absolutely superb from Faf du Plessis! You can use any superlative to describe that catch but you might still feel that you have not done justice to Faf's extraordinary work. Fullish ball around off, Manish hits it hard and with power away from long on. Faf du Plessis, runs to his right, then flies with his cape on to take an absolute stunner. Chennai have had their tails up on the field since the ball one. End of a fabulous knock from Manish Pandey.
417.517.4: Lungi Ngidi to Manish Pandey, FOUR! That went to the fence like a bullet train. Full and wide outside off, Manish stretches and hits it straight down the ground with venom. Long off has no chance as the ball races to the fence. 
117.417.3: Lungi Ngidi to Kane Williamson, Williamson is off the mark! Good length ball around off, Kane taps it towards point and gets a single. 
117.317.2: Lungi Ngidi to Manish Pandey, Full toss around off, Manish hits it towards mid-wicket but does not time it well so just a single. 
017.217.1: Lungi Ngidi to David Warner, OUT! CAUGHT! Warner departs! He has scored a fifty but it was a real struggle for Warner tonight. He just never got going and finally, he departs. Jadeja is in the action this time with the catch. You just cannot keep this rockstar off the game. Ngidi continues bowling full and wide outside off. Warner stretches to play but just slices it in the air over sweeper cover. Jadeja comes forward and takes an easy catch. 
017.117.1: Lungi Ngidi to David Warner, WIDE! Warner charges down the track. Ngidi sees it and bowls it wide outside off. It is too wide outside off as it is on the wrong side of the tramline. 
17 Overs | Runs : 128/1 | Run rate : 7.53
116.616.6: Shardul Thakur to David Warner, Outside off, Warner slices it to sweeper cover and can get just a run. Just 6 off the over. Dhoni, Thakur and Chennai will take it with both hands. 
116.516.5: Shardul Thakur to Manish Pandey, Full on off, Manish knocks it to long on for one.
216.416.4: Shardul Thakur to Manish Pandey, Brilliant from Faf du Plessis! He has saved 2 runs with his fabulous effort.  It had boundary written all over it but Faf says, not today son. Full toss outside off, Manish creams it across the line and hits it away from long on. Faf du Plessis there runs to his right and dives to save two runs for his side.
116.316.3: Shardul Thakur to David Warner, Full and well wide outside off. It is inside the tramline. Warner stretches and can get it to just third man for one.
016.216.2: Shardul Thakur to David Warner, Low full toss wide outside off, Warner swings but misses. 
116.116.1: Shardul Thakur to Manish Pandey, Fullish ball on off, Manish strokes it to long on for one. That also brings up the 100-run stand. It has taken 80 balls but Pandey has played well.
16 Overs | Runs : 121/1 | Run rate : 7.56
015.615.6: Ravindra Jadeja to David Warner, Fuller ball, outside off. Warner looks to go through the off side, but the ball turns a bit and takes the inner half of the bat. The ball goes straight to Jadeja. 8 runs from the over.
615.515.5: Ravindra Jadeja to David Warner, SIX! SMOKED! FIFTY FOR WARNER! His 50th in this league but not the way he usually gets it. This has been a very slow and struggling evening for Warner but the skipper has hung in there. He though will now look to find his rhythm and get his side over to a good total. Short ball on middle. Jadeja anticipates Warner will come down the track. The Australian though hangs on his back foot and smacks it over mid-wicket to bring up his fifty. Muted celebration from the skipper as he knows he has not been his usual self. 
115.415.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Manish Pandey, A touch shorter outside off. Pushed down to sweeper cover for one.
015.315.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Manish Pandey, Loopy ball, outside off. Pushed back to the bowler.
015.215.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Manish Pandey, Just short of Raina! Fuller ball, outside off. Pandey chips it towards extra cover, where Raina puts a dive forward but the ball drops just short of him.
115.115.1: Ravindra Jadeja to David Warner, Flatter ball, on the stumps. Warner loses his shape while looking to go big. Ends up hitting it to deep mid-wicket for one.
15 Overs | Runs : 113/1 | Run rate : 7.53
114.714.6: Lungi Ngidi to David Warner, Length ball, outside off. Cut away to sweeper cover for one.
614.614.5: Lungi Ngidi to David Warner, SIX! There it is! There is the result that he was looking for! Slower length ball, outside off. Warner smokes it over long off for a maximum.
214.514.4: Lungi Ngidi to David Warner, That was timed sweetly but the brilliance of Ravindra Jadeja means that it is just a couple. Length ball, on the pads. Warner flicks it to wide long on, but Jadeja puts it a dive to keep it down to a couple.
014.414.3: Lungi Ngidi to David Warner, Warner is trying everything is unable to get it away! Shorter ball, on the stumps. Warner shuffles to across and looks to pull it down to fine leg but misses.
114.314.2: Lungi Ngidi to Manish Pandey, Back of a length this time, around off. Pandey punches it down to long on for one.
014.214.2: Lungi Ngidi to Manish Pandey, Fuller ball, way down the leg side. Pandey misses his flick shot. Wided.
014.114.1: Lungi Ngidi to Manish Pandey, Length ball, around off. Pandey looks to run it down to third man but doesn't get any bat on it.
14 Overs | Runs : 102/1 | Run rate : 7.29
113.713.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Manish Pandey, Fifty for Pandey! A much-needed fifty for him and his team. Quicker ball, on the pads. He clips it wide of short fine leg for one.
013.613.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Manish Pandey, Has to reload that one. Flatter ball, way down the leg side. Pandey lets it go. Wided.
413.513.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Manish Pandey, FOUR! Streaky runs! Not from the middle but they still count as four runs! Flatter ball, a bit of width outside off. Pandey goes for the cut but the ball hits the under edge. The ball goes under Dhoni's legs and to the ropes.
113.413.4: Ravindra Jadeja to David Warner, Just a single as this is eased down to long off.
113.313.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Manish Pandey, Flatter ball, on the pads. Clipped down to short fine leg for one.
213.213.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Manish Pandey, Flatter and wider. Pandey taps it to short third man but the fielder misfields. The batters come for the second. Pandey has to dive back in as Dhoni whips off the bails at his end. 
013.113.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Manish Pandey, Fuller ball, outside off. Pushed straight to extra cover.
13 Overs | Runs : 92/1 | Run rate : 7.08
112.712.6: Shardul Thakur to Manish Pandey, Just a single as this is eased down to long on. 10 runs from that over.
212.612.5: Shardul Thakur to Manish Pandey, Length ball, around off. Pandey pushes it wide of sweeper cover for a couple of runs.
412.512.4: Shardul Thakur to Manish Pandey, FOUR! There it is, finally a boundary for Hyderabad! Length ball, around off. Pandey comes down the track and smokes it past mid off for a boundary.
012.412.4: Shardul Thakur to Manish Pandey, WIDE! Slower bouncer outside off. Pandey leaves it alone thinking that it is a wide. The umpire has a delayed response but Pandey gets what he wants. Wided by the umpire. 
212.312.3: Shardul Thakur to Manish Pandey, Good length ball, outside off. Pandey cracks it wide of sweeper cover for a couple.
012.212.2: Shardul Thakur to Manish Pandey, Short and around off. Pandey nails the pull but Raina stops the ball at mid-wicket. Something is gonna happen here, too many singles and too few boundaries.
012.112.1: Shardul Thakur to Manish Pandey, Length ball, on the pads. Pandey clips it to mid-wicket. Warner is eager to get back on strike but Pandey sends him back.
12 Overs | Runs : 82/1 | Run rate : 6.83
111.611.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Manish Pandey, Just a single to end a tight over! Loopy ball, on the stumps. Pandey shimmies down and flicks it to deep mid-wicket.
111.511.5: Ravindra Jadeja to David Warner, Loopy ball, around off. Warner gets low and sweeps it straight to deep mid-wicket for one.
211.411.4: Ravindra Jadeja to David Warner, Flatter ball, outside off. Warner cuts it away, but the fielder in the deep runs across, dives and keeps it down to a couple.
011.311.3: Ravindra Jadeja to David Warner, A big grunt from Warner as he mistimes this one! Short and wide outside off, pulled straight back to Jadeja.
011.211.2: Ravindra Jadeja to David Warner, Fuller ball, on the stumps. Warner sweeps it down to short fine leg.
111.111.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Manish Pandey, Flatter ball, on the off pole. Eased down to long on for one.
11 Overs | Runs : 77/1 | Run rate : 7
010.610.6: Lungi Ngidi to David Warner, Swing and a miss! Tell you what had he connected that then the ball would have gone out of the stadium! Length ball, outside off. Warner swings hard at it but only connects with the air around him.
110.510.5: Lungi Ngidi to Manish Pandey, Back of a length, around off. Pandey drags it down to long on for one.
110.410.4: Lungi Ngidi to David Warner, A touch short of a length, wide outside off. Warner carves it to sweeper cover for one.
410.310.3: Lungi Ngidi to David Warner, FOUR! Finally, Warner gets one away! This was a poor ball and he makes full use of it. Short and wide outside off. Warner chases it and flays it past the diving point fielder for a boundary.
110.210.2: Lungi Ngidi to Manish Pandey, A touch fuller, around off. Pandey pushes it towards long off for one.
110.110.1: Lungi Ngidi to David Warner, Can't get it past the fielder this time. Length ball, outside off. Warner crashes it but the man at mid off dives and keeps it down to a single.
10 Overs | Runs : 69/1 | Run rate : 6.9
19.69.6: Moeen Ali to David Warner, Warner's struggle continues. He comes down the track and hits it towards mid on off the inner half of his bat. Just a single. 29 off 35 balls for Warner and that is not what Hyderabad need from their skipper.
19.59.5: Moeen Ali to Manish Pandey, Clever bowling from Moeen! He keeps it shorter on middle to Manish. Pandey comes down the track and nudges it to long on for a single.
09.49.4: Moeen Ali to David Warner, Darted quicker on the leg side. Warner looks to flick but misses. The ball kisses his thigh pad and goes behind Dhoni for a leg bye. 
19.39.3: Moeen Ali to Manish Pandey, Shorter and slower around off, Manish Pandey knocks it to long on for one. 
69.29.2: Moeen Ali to Manish Pandey, SIX! SMOKED! Manish has decided to take on Moeen and he has done it successfully this time. Floated on off, Moeen comes down the track and this time heaves it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 
09.19.1: Moeen Ali to Manish Pandey, Tossed up on off, Manish comes down the track but hits it straight back to the bowler. 
9 Overs | Runs : 59/1 | Run rate : 6.56
18.68.6: Lungi Ngidi to Manish Pandey, Good length ball on off, Manish punches it to the right of Moeen at short extra cover. He dives but cannot stop the ball cleanly. He parries it towards mid off and Manish takes a single to keep the strike. 
28.58.5: Lungi Ngidi to Manish Pandey, On middle, Pandey tucks it through mid-wicket for a brace.
18.48.4: Lungi Ngidi to David Warner, Fullish ball outside off, Warner slams it to sweeper cover for just a run.
08.38.3: Lungi Ngidi to David Warner, Play and a miss! Another dot! Ngidi hits the deck hard around off. Warner looks to play but the ball zips away and beats the outside edge. 
08.28.2: Lungi Ngidi to David Warner, Dot ball! Warner's struggle to change gears continues. Full around off, Warner slams it but straight to mid off.
18.18.1: Lungi Ngidi to Manish Pandey, Ngidi starts with a length ball around off at 138.1 kph. Manish dabs it behind point for one. 
8 Overs | Runs : 54/1 | Run rate : 6.75
17.67.6: Moeen Ali to Manish Pandey, Another nudge for a run. The last ball from Moeen is short and on middle, Pandey knocks it to long on and keeps the strike. 7 off Moeen's first. Not much of turn on offer on the pitch if we are to go by Moeen's first over.
17.57.5: Moeen Ali to David Warner, Floated on middle and leg, Warner right now, is happy to nudge it to long on for one. Hyderabad are being bit too conservative at this stage. Singles won't hurt Chennai.
07.47.4: Moeen Ali to David Warner, Short around off, Warner cuts it but finds backward point.
17.37.3: Moeen Ali to Manish Pandey, Floated on off, Pandey milks it to long off for one.
17.27.2: Moeen Ali to David Warner, Darted on the pads, Warner tucks it to the leg side for one.
37.17.1: Moeen Ali to Manish Pandey, Excellent work from Gaikwad! Saves a certain boundary! Moeen starts with a loopy ball which is too full around off. Manish drives it brilliantly through covers. It seems to be racing to the fence but Gaikwad sprints to his right, puts a dive, and saves a run for his side.  A run saved is like a run scored and that is what the youngster has done.
7 Overs | Runs : 47/1 | Run rate : 6.71
16.66.6: Shardul Thakur to Manish Pandey, Single to end the over. 8 off the first post Powerplay over. The last ball is on off, Manish nudges it towards extra cover and keeps the strike.
16.56.5: Shardul Thakur to David Warner, Warner is happy to go about in first gear at the moment. Strokes this ball to sweeper cover for one. Going less than run-a-ball is the Hyderabad skipper. 
06.46.4: Shardul Thakur to David Warner, Much better! Length ball around off, Wraner chops it to cover.
46.36.3: Shardul Thakur to David Warner, FOUR! A 'hit-me' ball and Warner is quick to pounce onto itl. Shardul drags it down on the leg side. Warner has no qualms swiveling his pull fine down the leg side for a boundary. 
16.26.2: Shardul Thakur to Manish Pandey, Length ball on off, Manish Pandey knocks it through cover for one.
16.16.1: Shardul Thakur to David Warner, Shardul starts with a slightly behind length delivery on middle. Warner jabs his pull to deep mid-wicket for one.
6 Overs | Runs : 39/1 | Run rate : 6.5
05.65.6: Sam Curran to Manish Pandey, Bouncer to finish the Powerplay. A good one for Chennai. Hyderabad are off to a slow start as they are 39/1 at the end of the first phase. The last ball is short on middle, Pandey looks to pull but misses. He looks at the square leg umpire but the umpire signals nothing.
15.55.5: Sam Curran to David Warner, Lucky escape for Sam Curran! Bowls a gentle full toss on the pads. Warner wrists it bit there is deep square leg in place so just one.
05.45.4: Sam Curran to David Warner, Fullish ball on off, Warner strokes it to cover. He takes a few baby steps for a run but is quick to shout 'wait, wait'.
15.35.3: Sam Curran to Manish Pandey, Short ball now from Sam Curran! Pandey guides it to third man for one. Smart cricket from Manish.
45.25.2: Sam Curran to Manish Pandey, FOUR! Lovely shot! Manish Pandey is looking very good out in the middle. Length delivery on off, Manish Pandey waits for the ball to come and punches it by getting on top of the bounce through extra cover for a boundary. 
15.15.1: Sam Curran to David Warner, Full on middle and leg, Warner strokes it towards mid on for one. 
5 Overs | Runs : 32/1 | Run rate : 6.4
04.64.6: Deepak Chahar to Manish Pandey, Length ball, outside off. Manish Pandey goes for the cut but chops it off the bottom edge towards first slip.
14.54.5: Deepak Chahar to David Warner, Length ball, no room on that whatsoever. It lands on middle and nips back in. Warner clips it towards fine leg for one.
14.44.4: Deepak Chahar to Manish Pandey, Tap and run! Fuller ball, around off. Pandey taps it to cover-point and sets off for a run.
04.34.3: Deepak Chahar to Manish Pandey, Length ball, outside off. This is pushed to cover for nothing.
44.24.2: Deepak Chahar to Manish Pandey, FOUR! Well struck! That should help his confidence! Short and wide outside off. Pandey cuts it right between point and cover-point. The ball races to the fence.
14.14.1: Deepak Chahar to David Warner, Serves an outswinger, on a length and around off. Warner pushes it through the off side. But the man at point walks across and keeps it down to one.
4 Overs | Runs : 25/1 | Run rate : 6.25
03.73.6: Sam Curran to Manish Pandey, Dot to end the successful over! Length ball, on the fourth stump line. Pushed to covers.
13.63.5: Sam Curran to David Warner, Length ball, just outside off. Warner looks to force it through the off side but gets the inside edge on the pads. The ball rolls away and the batters cross over.
23.53.4: Sam Curran to David Warner, Length ball, just outside off. David Warner makes room for himself and punches it past point. The fielder in the deep cuts it off and keeps it down to a couple.
03.43.3: Sam Curran to David Warner, Shorter ball, outside off. Pushed straight to cover.
03.33.2: Sam Curran to Jonny Bairstow, OUT! TAKEN! Sam Curran gets his fellow Englishman! Shorter ball, on the middle and leg stump line. Jonny Bairstow looks to pull it away but doesn't middle it. Deepak Chahar runs around from deep backward square leg and takes the catch.
03.23.2: Sam Curran to Jonny Bairstow, That must have slipped out of his hands. An attempted slower one, but Curran ends up bowling a full toss down the leg side. Bairstow looks to smack it away but misses. Wided.
13.13.1: Sam Curran to David Warner, Fuller ball, around off. Warner pushes it wide of mid off and takes one.
3 Overs | Runs : 20/0 | Run rate : 6.67
12.62.6: Deepak Chahar to David Warner, Serves a length ball, on the fifth stump line. Warner punches it to deep cover-point for one. 11 runs from the over.
02.52.5: Deepak Chahar to David Warner, Fuller ball, on the pads. Tapped to mid-wicket.
12.42.4: Deepak Chahar to Jonny Bairstow, Good length ball, around off. Jonny Bairstow looks to crash it through the off side but gets the inside edge. The ball goes towards fine leg for one.
42.32.3: Deepak Chahar to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! Jonny Bairstow says, if my skipper can do it then I can do it too! Length ball, around off. Jonny Bairstow flicks it wide of mid of. The ball races to the fence.
12.22.2: Deepak Chahar to David Warner, Just a single as this is pushed wide of mid off.
42.12.1: Deepak Chahar to David Warner, FOUR! Enough of blocking says Warner! Length ball, wide outside off. Warner frees his arms and smacks it to the extra cover fence.
2 Overs | Runs : 9/0 | Run rate : 4.5
01.61.6: Sam Curran to David Warner, Length ball, on the pads. Warner misses his flick. The ball hits the pad and goes to fine leg. A leg bye is taken.
01.51.5: Sam Curran to David Warner, Fuller ball, outside off. Warner pushes it to point.
01.41.4: Sam Curran to David Warner, Lands it on a length, around off and gets it to shape away a bit. Warner taps it to point.
21.31.3: Sam Curran to David Warner, Poor effort in the deep. Length ball, outside off. Warner runs it to third man. The fielder fumbles while collecting it and that allows the batters to take an extra run.
21.21.2: Sam Curran to David Warner, Great stop by Ambati Rayudu at covers! Short and wide outside off and Warner nails the cut shot. But Ambati Rayudu dives and takes the pace off the ball. The batters take a couple of runs.
11.11.1: Sam Curran to Jonny Bairstow, Starts with a length ball, around the leg stump. Bairstow glances it down to fine leg for one.
1 Overs | Runs : 3/0 | Run rate : 3
00.70.6: Deepak Chahar to David Warner, Dot to end the over! Short and outside off. Warner crashes it straight to cover. Just 3 runs from the first over.
00.60.5: Deepak Chahar to David Warner, This one comes into Warner! Length ball, lands on middle and nips back in. David Warner looks to flick it but misses and is hit on the pads.
00.50.4: Deepak Chahar to David Warner, A touch fuller, just outside off. David Warner taps it to point.
00.40.3: Deepak Chahar to David Warner, Good length ball, outside off. Warner shoulders his arms.
00.30.3: Deepak Chahar to David Warner, Length ball, way outside off. Wide given as Warner leaves it alone.
10.20.2: Deepak Chahar to Jonny Bairstow, Dropped! Would you believe it? MS Dhoni has dropped one behind the stumps! Length ball, down the leg side. Bairstow looks to flick it but only gets a tickle down the leg side. MS Dhoni dives to his left and gets both his hands to it but can't hold on to it. The ball rolls away and the batters take one.
10.10.1: Deepak Chahar to David Warner, Tap and run! Off the mark gets Warner. Length ball, outside off. Warner taps it with soft hands towards covers and takes off for a run.
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