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IPL 2019: Match 33, SRH vs CSK – Sunrisers Hyderabad Player Ratings

SRH routed the Super Kings in a one-sided game to register a big win, and handed the Super Kings their second defeat of the season.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It was a battle of supremes when the Sunrisers Hyderabad hosted the Chennai Super Kings in the recent encounter of IPL 2019. The finalists of the previous edition of the tournament promised to put up an exciting contest for the fans. As the action panned out on the day, it was a rather anti-climax end that the fans witnessed. SRH routed the Super Kings in a one-sided game to register a big win and hand CSK their second defeat of the season.

Earlier in the game, the Chennai won the toss and opted to bat first. With no MS Dhoni in the side, they were led by Suresh Raina. CSK got off to a brisk start with their overseas openers adding 79 runs for the first wicket. Once the partnership was broken by Shahbaz Nadeem, they just could not get back into the game. SRH bowlers tightened their grip on the match and the innings wrapped up on 132/5 in the stipulated 20 overs.

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In the run chase, the CSK bowlers were found wanting for options against the SRH opening pair of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow. The two batters added 66 runs for the first wicket – a partnership that was largely dominated by Warner. After Warner’s dismissal, it was Bairstow who took over and ensured that the Sunrisers were home with 6 wickets in hand.

Here are the SRH Player Ratings for the match:

David Warner – 9/10

With a bowling lineup as good as the one that CSK had, one believed that the visitors would make the target of 132 look tough to chase on the day. But David Warner had other plans. Warner’s carnage took CSK by surprise and put SRH in a commanding position in the modest run chase. Warner smashed a brilliant 50 off just 25 balls with 10 fours to his name. Had Warner failed to get going, things would have been trickier for SRH in the chase.

Jonny Bairstow – 9.5/10

When David Warner was going all guns blazing at one end, Jonny Bairstow was happy to play the second fiddle in the run chase. On the very first ball that he faced, he middled it with such ease that one could get a sense of his batting form. He soon hit a boundary on the very next ball to validate the same. After Warner’s dismissal, he took the anchoring role. He remained unbeaten on 61 off 44 deliveries with 3 fours and 3 sixes to his name.

Kane Williamson – 3/10

Kane Williamson made a comeback in this season in the previous match that the Orange Army played. He failed to get going back then, and the story was no different in this match either. Williamson’s stay at the crease lasted just 5 deliveries before he was caught and bowled by Imran Tahir on 3. What wins points for Williamson in this game is his captaincy. To contain a team like CSK to 132 needs some special shuffling skills with the bowling troops.

Vijay Shankar – 5/10

Vijay Shankar was named in the Indian squad for the World Cup and there have been a lot of talks about his selections ever since the announcement was made. Shankar had to prove his selection and got an opportunity with both bat and the ball. With the ball in hand, he looked good as he finished with 1/11 in two overs, taking the wicket of Faf du Plessis. With the bat, he failed big time and could only muster 7 runs.

Yusuf Pathan – Not Assigned

Yusuf Pathan did not get a chance to bat in this match.

Deepak Hooda – 5/10

Deepak Hooda got to bat in this match but he could not really create an impact. He could have grabbed this opportunity to make it count. He stayed at the crease and nudged the ball around. However, he never really looked too comfortable at the crease. He could only score 13 runs off the 16 balls that he faced on the day.

Rashid Khan – 8/10

As has been the success story of SRH on most occasions in recent times, it was Rashid Khan who finished the innings as the pick of the bowlers. Rashid bowled an excellent spell of four overs in which he conceded just 17 runs. He took two big wickets – Suresh Raina and Kedar Jadhav – in the space of four deliveries in the 14th over to break the backbone of the CSK middle-order. The innings could never take off thereafter.

Shahbaz Nadeem – 4/10

The Chennai Super Kings had a flying start to their innings with their openers adding 79 runs for the first wicket. It was Shahbaz Nadeem who provided SRH their first breakthrough by dismissing Shane Watson in the 10th overs. Despite this, Nadeem was only given two overs to bowl in the match. He conceded 24 runs and was not considered for another over or two.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 5/10

When the season had started, Bhuvneshwar Kumar struggled big time with his bowling form. He was not nailing the yorkers to perfection and was targeted by the batters too. As the season is coming to the business end, Bhuvneshwar is improving with every passing game. He was very economical in this game as he finished with final numbers of 0/21 in his four overs.

Sandeep Sharma – 4/10

While Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed had a merry run with the ball, the other swing bowler in the side – Sandeep Sharma – had an off day. Sandeep could not pick up any wicket and posed very little threat to the CSK batters. He conceded 33 runs as he ran in to bowl his complete quota of overs.

K Khaleel Ahmed – 8/10

Khaleel Ahmed had a good outing with the ball. The lanky pacer who failed to make the cut in India’s squad for the World Cup 2019 had his point to prove in the match. Khaleel bowled tight lines to concede just 22 runs in his quota of four overs. He bowled some very impressive bouncers to keep the CSK batters on the backfoot. He also managed to set up Sam Billings very well and dismiss him for a duck.

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