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46th match (D/N), Pune, May 13 2018, Indian Premier League
Super Kings won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
player of the match
Ambati Rayudu
Chennai Super Kings
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• The 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

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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  • Need 0 from 6b
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
Bhuvneshwar 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
Bhuvneshwar 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
Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, 1 run

squeezed down to third man to bring Rayudu on strike

18.3
4
Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, FOUR runs

slams this pull to deep square leg. Neither deep midwicket nor fine leg moved. Ferocious strike

18.2
1
Bhuvneshwar to Rayudu, 1 run

lands short of third man! Rayudu went over mid-off, ended up slicing it towards third man.

18.1
Bhuvneshwar 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

end of over 1614 runs
CSK: 157/2CRR: 9.81 RRR: 5.75 • Need 23 from 24b
Ambati Rayudu93 (54)
MS Dhoni4 (4)
Shakib Al Hasan4-0-41-0
Sandeep Sharma4-0-36-1
15.6
4
Shakib to Rayudu, FOUR runs

bang! Advances and picks the length to flat-bat this one bounce into the ropes. Rayudu inches closer to a century.

15.5
6
Shakib to Rayudu, SIX runs

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

Best performances - batters
Ambati Rayudu portrait
AT Rayudu
100 runs (62)
7 fours
7 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
pull
39 runs
2 fours
4 sixes
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Shikhar Dhawan portrait
S Dhawan
79 runs (49)
10 fours
3 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
pull
20 runs
3 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Shardul Thakur portrait
SN Thakur
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
2
ECO
8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Deepak Chahar portrait
DL Chahar
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
1
ECO
4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu
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 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
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Marais Erasmus
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Yeshwant Barde
TV Umpire
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Anil Dandekar
Reserve Umpire
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Saiyed Khalid
Match Referee
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Manu Nayyar
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0