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.
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.
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.
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
squeezed down to third man to bring Rayudu on strike
slams this pull to deep square leg. Neither deep midwicket nor fine leg moved. Ferocious strike
lands short of third man! Rayudu went over mid-off, ended up slicing it towards third man.
banged in short, Rayudu leaves. Umpire signals one bouncer for the over. He shaped to pull but decided to let go late
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
another full toss, another slap but straight to deep cover
another full toss, another bunt down the ground to long off, they're walking home in singles here
waist-high full toss, punched through to long off. Rayudu asked for the no-ball, Erasmus went 'no, mate. All good there.'
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
full toss, biffs this down to deep midwicket
can't get this past cover, Dhoni squeezed out the yorker length ball
works this flatter one down to long on
once again gets forward and eases this down to long on
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?"
lunges forward and eases this behind point for a quick single
squeezes a drive to backward point
bang! Advances and picks the length to flat-bat this one bounce into the ropes. Rayudu inches closer to a century.
friendly full toss, Rayudu gleefully accepts as he steps out and swings this straight back over Shakib's head. This shot is as easy as stepping out in Hyderabad and finding a biryani store