IPL 11, Match 46 - Chennai v Hyderabad

IPL 11, Match 46 - Chennai v Hyderabad

They reached the target of 176 on the fifth ball of the last over.

They have tried different things to settle on a trustworthy combination. To correct this, they have tried many permutations and combinations among Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, David Willey, Lungi Ngidi and Shardul but they have failed to find a flawless one. Left-arm spin was one of them we were looking at, but they did not work. Opposed to all the odds the Royals pulled of an incredible chase against a strong Chennai team as they chased down 177 courtesy of an outstanding innings by Jos Butler.

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Earlier, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and captain Kane Williamson continued their top form this season as the two batsmen struck fluent half centuries to take Sunrisers to 179 for 4 after being sent in to bat.

Both the teams have already qualified for the IPL 2018 playoffs. Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Co. are in excellent form. This was clearly seen in the match against Rajasthan Royals. If the surface continues to aid slow turn, the likes of Rashid Khan and Shakib Al Hasan will also come into the equation.

Rayudu meanwhile, also slammed his maiden IPL ton facing 62 deliveries, smashing seven fours and as many hits into the stands.

The home side are likely to make changes.

"He is a world class player", Woakes, who is among a dozen English players in this year's IPL, told reporters on Friday. "I couldn't be more happier with him". Other than that I don't think it really matters a lot. "It is no surprise to us that Kane has the ability to adapt from Test cricket to 50-over cricket down to T20 cricket". Rayudu isn't quite in the class of Hayden, but he has created a similar impact by using his feet regularly to convert good balls into boundary balls.

Williamson felt his team's bowlers did not get the sort of movement their rivals obtained initially. However, he has had the better of Manish Pandey thrice in 48 balls conceding only 46 runs in the same period.

In what turned out to be a must-win clash for Dhoni's men, it was a walk in the park as the CSK batsmen never gave SRH a chance for a breakthrough throughout the run-chase.

While on the other hand, everything is going well for SRH as they have lost just two games this season.