Result
46th match (D/N), Indian Premier League at Pune, May 13 2018
19/20 ov, target 180
180/2
Super Kings won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Chennai Super Kings
Match centre 
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Sunrisers Hyderabad179/4(20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings180/2(19 overs)
end of over 198 runs
CSK: 180/2CRR: 9.47 
MS Dhoni20 (14)
Ambati Rayudu100 (62)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4-0-38-0
Siddarth 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
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
end of over 1811 runs
CSK: 172/2CRR: 9.55 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 8 from 12b
MS Dhoni14 (11)
Ambati Rayudu98 (59)
Siddarth Kaul3-0-40-0
Rashid Khan4-0-25-0
17.6
6
Kaul to Dhoni, SIX runs
Sid Kaul keeps bowling full tosses, keeps getting whacked! Hasn't learnt, bowls a full toss on middle, Dhoni sends this deep into the deep square leg boundary. That was the fourth full toss in a row
17.5
1
Kaul to Rayudu, 1 run
another full toss, another slap but straight to deep cover
17.4
1
Kaul to Dhoni, 1 run
another full toss, another bunt down the ground to long off, they're walking home in singles here
17.3
1
Kaul to Rayudu, 1 run
waist-high full toss, punched through to long off. Rayudu asked for the no-ball, Erasmus went 'no, mate. All good there.'
17.2
1
Kaul to Dhoni, 1 run
solid punch down the ground to long off for a single

Our data analyst Gaurav Sundararaman says: "according to my calculation, four teams apart from SRH cant get to 16. So CSK are through if they win this

17.1
1
Kaul to Rayudu, 1 run
full toss, biffs this down to deep midwicket
end of over 174 runs
CSK: 161/2CRR: 9.47 • RRR: 6.33 • Need 19 from 18b
MS Dhoni6 (8)
Ambati Rayudu95 (56)
Rashid Khan4-0-25-0
Shakib Al Hasan4-0-41-0
16.6
Rashid Khan to Dhoni, no run
can't get this past cover, Dhoni squeezed out the yorker length ball
16.5
1
Rashid Khan to Rayudu, 1 run
works this flatter one down to long on
16.4
1
Rashid Khan to Dhoni, 1 run
once again gets forward and eases this down to long on
16.3
1
Rashid Khan to Rayudu, 1 run
gets to the pitch as he drives to long off

Aryan: "Pandey over Pant in the Indian squad, is sheer stupidity. Selectors say current form matters, then why isn't Pant selected?"

16.2
1
Rashid Khan to Dhoni, 1 run
lunges forward and eases this behind point for a quick single
16.1
Rashid Khan to Dhoni, no run
squeezes a drive to backward point
Best performances - batsmen
AT Rayudu
100 runs (62)
7 fours
7 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
pull
39 runs
2 fours
4 sixes
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S Dhawan
79 runs (49)
10 fours
3 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
pull
20 runs
3 fours
1 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
SN Thakur
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
2
Eco
8.00
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
DL Chahar
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
1
Eco
4.00
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
TossChennai Super Kings , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Player Of The Match
Ambati Rayudu
Season2018
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 days13 May 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Marais Erasmus
Yeshwant Barde
TV Umpire
Anil Dandekar
Reserve Umpire
Saiyed Khalid
Match Referee
Manu Nayyar
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0