63dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Rayudu hundred puts CSK on brink of playoffs

Chennai Super Kings all but joined Sunrisers Hyderabad in the playoffs with a dominant win over the leaders of the league

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AT Rayudu
100(62) 7x4 - 7x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 39 runs
  • 2x4 - 4x6
2 0 5 2 13 25 19 34
S Dhawan
79(49) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 20 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
8 9 2 5 11 10 15 19

Best performances - Bowlers

SN Thakur
O4
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DL Chahar
O4
M0
R16
W1
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Chennai Super Kings , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50- 19.20

Match days

13 May 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Chennai Super Kings 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0

Commentator: Shashank Kishore

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs | CSK: 180/2 | RR: 9.47

  • MS Dhoni20 (14b)
  • AT Rayudu100 (62b)
  • B Kumar4-0-38-0
  • S Kaul3-0-40-0

7.30pm Super Kings have completed the double over Sunrisers. What should've been a challenging chase has been turned into a cakewalk. There was a threat of rain early in CSK's chase, but that stayed away to give way to a run fest as Watson and Rayudu put on a century stand to set this up. Raina missed out, but that hardly mattered. This will be a big wake up call for SRH heading into the playoffs, but surely they won't be fretting yet. The big concern for them though is the form of their middle order. For a while, they've been dependent on Williamson. Dhawan's struck form in the last two games. Now, they'll need the likes of Pandey to fire and Yusuf fit.

18.6
1
Kumar to Dhoni, 1 run, turns this gently into the leg side, that's that. CSK cruise home in style with an over to spare. They're all but into the playoffs.

That's the third century SRH have conceded this season. He joins a select CSK centurions' club consisting of Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, Shane Watson.

18.5
1
Kumar to Rayudu, 1 run, walks across the stumps and works this length ball to square leg. That's Rayudu's century, what a knock! Points to someone in the coaching staff, does a circle around his head and then walks up to Dhoni to give him a hug. Lovely knock. I haven't seen Rayudu smile like this ever before. I've only seen him angry
18.4
1
Kumar to Dhoni, 1 run, squeezed down to third man to bring Rayudu on strike
18.3
4
Kumar to Dhoni, FOUR runs, slams this pull to deep square leg. Neither deep midwicket nor fine leg moved. Ferocious strike
18.2
1
Kumar to Rayudu, 1 run, lands short of third man! Rayudu went over mid-off, ended up slicing it towards third man.
18.1
0
Kumar to Rayudu, no run, banged in short, Rayudu leaves. Umpire signals one bouncer for the over. He shaped to pull but decided to let go late

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st134AT RayuduSR Watson
2nd3AT RayuduSK Raina
3rd43MS DhoniAT Rayudu