By the end of the 10th over, CSK had just 54 on the board - they not only had the lowest powerplay score in IPL 2018, they also had the lowest score at the halfway mark. The SRH skipper, despite having seen the fall of three early wickets, anchored the chase with a brilliant 84 off 51 balls but stumbled near the finish line.
Rashid Khan did carry on the fight till the end but failed to secure a win, for which he would have to hit a six off the last ball. After a sluggish start followed by the dismissals of both openers, Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu played handy knocks to put their side in a commanding position. Chasing a total of 182 in the game, the hosts nearly managed to reach the target.
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The powerful Aussie made full use of his broad shoulders as he continued to muscle the ball over the boundary ropes with remarkable ease. He drove beautifully, punched with elegance and lofted with nonchalance. Towards the fag end of the innings, he was taken away for a plenty of runs by the SRH batsmen. With Shakib falling in the 11th over on a Karn Sharma over and Hyderabad reeling at 71/4, the skipper was then joined by Yusuf Pathan.
Shane Watson played a magnificent knock of 106 (57) against his former team Rajasthan Royals as CSK beat them easily by 64 runs to reach at the top of the Points Table of IPL 2018. CSK are now aiming for a total that didn't think they would have got to.
The difference, perhaps, was that Super Kings had kept more wickets in hand up front than Sunrisers had. But once his engine got revved up, there was no looking back for CSK, even on a sluggish Uppal track.
CSK cricketer Suresh Raina gestures after scoring a half-century. It was, after all, his home ground. While it wasn't easy to find runs from the length area, anything short or wide asked for treatment. Raina also send the ball across the boundary completing his 50 off 39 balls. While two came off outside edges, and one off a crunching cut, the one that stood out was the six over long-on. Usually, batsmen have been found early in their short, Rayudu on that occasion was in sync with the pace of the delivery.
No less than 46 of his 79 runs came on the leg side.
Over 4: 15/1, Bad news arrives for CSK Watson was just gearing up as he hit a six, but he is Caught by Deepak Hooda in the next ball. However, he managed a single off it to remain unbeaten on 17 as CSK took home two points.