IPL 2020: 10 Hilarious memes from SRH vs CSK game

IPL 2020: 10 Hilarious memes from SRH vs CSK game

Giving just a run in the final over, Bravo suffocated the opponents as CSK pouched two desperately needed points in their kitty.

Chennai Super Kings celebrates the win
Chennai Super Kings celebrates the win. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Right after reaching the half-way mark in the tournament, the first reverse clash of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) saw the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Contrary to their reputation, MS Dhoni’s unit, placed at the second-last spot in the points tally, was under immense pressure coming into their eighth match of the season.

Having chased in all the seven games before this, CSK finally got one right and Skipper Dhoni at the toss stated “We’re batting first. Yes, for a change. Last few games we wanted to bat first, but never got the opportunity.” Coming in between stark comparisons from the year 2010 – where CSK scripted an identical campaign at the half-way stage and bounced back before eventually winning the title, the management experimented with the opening combination and paired Sam Curran with Faf du Plessis.

The top-order gamble turning right

The ploy worked well for Curran and the team as he played a quick-fire cameo of 31 from 21, although the in-form Faf du Plessis, who was off-strike for a couple of overs straight up, fell for a first-ball duck, caught behind off Sandeep Sharma’s in-swinger.

Coming in at three for the first time in his IPL career, Shane Watson (42 from 38) stitched a crucial 81-run stand with Ambati Rayudu (41 from 34) after Curran was knocked over by Sharma. The duo had set the stage for late acceleration and the late bursts from MS Dhoni, who slammed a couple of fours and a six in his 13-ball 21, and Ravindra Jadeja, who smacked 25 in just 10, took CSK to a par total of 167 for 6.

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Early strikes and disciplined approach

The target was not big, though it was tricky certainly. Getting on with the chase, Sam Curran struck early as he made David Warner lob the ball up after hitting it onto his pads. Running forward, Curran completed an easy catch to put SRH on the back-foot. After adding only 4 runs in their total, Manish Pandey found himself at the receiving end of a rocket-throw from the agile Dwayne Bravo.

Kane Williamson joined Jonny Bairstow (23 off 24), who was undone by one fast and straight delivery of Ravindra Jadeja in the 10th over, after getting into a brief partnership of 32 runs for the third wicket. Williamson (57 from 39) looked threatening during his half-century knock, however, the lack of support from Vijay Shankar and Priyam Garg, who both got a start but failed to convert, threw him under pressure and he lost his wicket in an attempt to slog leggie Karn Sharma in the 18th over.

Much needed two points for the Men in Yellow

Needing 46 from 18, pinch-hitter Rashid Khan and Shabaz Nadeem upped the ante against Sharma as they deposited him for 19 runs. However, a frugal 5-run penultimate over by Shardul Thakur, which included a wicket of Rashid Khan, meant that Dwayne Bravo had 22 to defend off last 6. Giving just a run in the final over, Bravo suffocated the opponents as CSK pouched two desperately needed points in their kitty.

Here are the best memes from SRH vs CSK: