IPL 2019: Match 33, SRH vs CSK, Review – Warner’s rampage, Bairstow’s craft dazes the three-time champions
Rashid Khan did a great for his team with the ball before Warner-Bairstow sealed the deal.
Updated - Apr 17, 2019 11:29 pm
It’s been about four years since the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in an IPL game. In the 2018 edition of the tournament, the ‘Men in Yellow’ defeated their opponents from the south on all the four occasions. Thus, it took special efforts from Jonny Bairstow and David Warner to stun CSK who have been going strong in the tournament.
This is only the second loss for Chennai this season. The Sunrisers have stormed back into the top four after the losses in the last three matches. In the absence of MS Dhoni, CSK struggled to finish the innings on a high. Also, they missed Dhoni – the captain in this game.
CSK drag themselves to 132 after the attack from the openers
Looking at the way things have panned out, Suresh Raina, the stand-in skipper for CSK elected to bat first after winning the toss. However, the plans haven’t worked for him and his team. The openers got the team off to a great start unlike in the last few matches. Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis added 79 runs together in 9.5 overs before Shahbaz Nadeem got the former bowled for 31 runs.
Du Plessis was the next to return after he got 45 runs. Ever since it’s been a struggle for the visitors. While Suresh Raina piled up 13 runs, Ambati Rayudu got 25. Sam Billings was dismissed for a duck in his first game this season. Ravindra Jadeja, however, remained unbeaten on 10 off 20 balls which didn’t help CSK’s cause. The team could only get 132 runs as Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets.
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow do it again for SRH
David Warner took the required rate off the equation completely with some terrific batting in the powerplay. He faced 25 off the first 36 deliveries and raced his way to a 50. He smashed 10 fours but got out as soon as he got to the landmark. It was another disappointing outing for Kane Williamson. The ball held onto the pitch as the Kiwi cricketer tossed one straight back into the hands of Imran Tahir.
After this wicket fell, Jonny Bairstow took the onus. He curbed his aggressive instinct and played a responsible knock. The England cricketer scored the bulk of the runs in the partnership with Deepak Hooda and scored a good half-century. After scoring 13 runs, Hooda got out when the team was just two runs shy of a win. However, Bairstow finished the proceeding with a six.
CSK: 132/5 in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 45, Shane Watson 31, Rashid Khan 2/17)
SRH: 1/ in overs (Jonny Bairstow 61*, David Warner 50, Imran Tahir 2/20)
Result: Sunrisers Hyderabad won the match by 6 wickets.
Man of the Match: Jonny Bairstow