Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
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Twitter Reacts to Chennai Super Kings' Win Over the Sunrisers

Twitter Reacts to Chennai Super Kings' Win Over the Sunrisers

But since the last match, the bowling lineup of team SRH has gotten exposed as the bowlers are being hit all over the park.

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

In the end, Buttler received Rajasthan within the lineup with a chunk to spare to continue to keep his aspect at IPL 2018 playoff contention. They trail league leaders Sunrisers Hyderabad by four points.

With this win, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side has managed to stay alive in the tournament, as they now have 10 points from 11 matches. However, the 36-year-old skipper struggled while running between the wickets and felt his back in pain after some big hits. Dhoni was evidently agitated with the way his players bowled and it might cause him rethink the strategies. If Chennai wins this match, then qualify for the playoffs.

Bowling: Chahar 4-0-16-1 (3), Thakur 4-0-32-2 (3), Willey 2-0-24-0, Harbhajan 2-0-26-0 (1w), Watson 2-0-15-0 (1w), Bravo 4-0-39-1 (2w), Jadeja 2-0-24-0.

Raina put on 86 for the second wicket with Watson, who struck a brace of fours and sixes before becoming Archer's second wicket, caught behind attempting to pull a quick in-swinging delivery. But a careless shot saw him hand an easy top edge to Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps as the hosts' chances seemed to recede fast.

During the course, Rayudu got to his maiden IPL century. All told, he took 31 runs off 14 balls from Kaul at a strike-rate of 221.42 and a control percentage of 85.


The Sussex paceman now has 11 wickets from six matches.

Earlier, a decent batting effort helped CSK post a fighting total of 176/4. Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, captain Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo have played the good innings.

Earlier, Dhoni won the toss and chose to bowl first and Deepak Chahar started impressively as he got the ball to swing quite a bit on a hot summer afternoon. With Watson batting aggressively, Rayudu took some time to settle down and joined his opening partner in scoring runs. Just as the table toppers looked set for a big total, CSK bounced back by sending both the set batsmen back to the pavilion.

WICKET! Suresh Raina's stay at the crease has been shortened ashe is dismissed for two runs by Sandeep Sharma. Why not Rishabh Pant? Manish Pandey's form in the middle is also another small question that SRH would like to address.

Dhoni completed Chennai's double against Hyderabad in the IPL when he ran the winning run off the following delivery.

Billings departed in the final over while trying to take a single as wicket-keeper Jos Buttler's throw from behind demolised the Englishman's stump. Deepak Hooda (21, 11b) who was making a comeback in this match in place of Yusuf Pathan came up with a 21-run cameo to give CSK a good target of 180.

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