result
44th Match (N), Sharjah, Sep 30 2021, Indian Premier League
(19.4/20 ov, target 135)139/4
Super Kings won by 6 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
3/24
josh-hazlewood
2:34
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• Alagappan Muthu

Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazlewood lead dominant CSK into playoffs

Sunrisers knocked out of contention after slipping to their ninth loss this season

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Scorecard summary
Sunrisers Hyderabad134/7(20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings139/4(19.4 overs)

That is it then. Super Kings make the playoffs, while Sunrisers are now officially out of the race. All teams have now played 11 matches each, with six teams competing for three slots now, as the points table confirms. Thanks for your company tonight, as we bid goodbye and goodnight! Take care!

Hazlewood is the Player of the Match: "Very satisfying... Feel like I have been learning every game. [Roy] is obviously a guy who sets the game for them and comes hard... We have been working really hard as a group. We have obviously been together and train together. We have some seniors like DJ [Bravo] there..."

The winning captain Dhoni: "It means a lot because the last time in the post-match presentation I had, I said we want to come back strong... You keep learning out of it, and that is what we have done this year even though we played the first half [of the season] earlier. Every credit must be given to the players and the support staff. It wasn't a wicket where it was turning or stopping a lot. But there was good bounce. Bowlers varied their pace and length very well... That is what I told them before the start of the game as well. The execution was there. [The nature of the wicket changed in the second half?] Probably some dew... But I don't think the bounce changed at all. The fans have been great from the start. I can proudly say on behalf of CSK that we are really proud of the fans."

Time for the presentations

Pragadeesh: "Josh for MOM??" --- Should ideally be.

karthik siram: "I'm a biiiig CSK fan. But I feel bad for Bhuvi!"

Rummy: "I believe it's time to replace Raina with Gowtham or Robbie. I can't remember the last time Raina played a match winning innings."

Harish: "19.4 Reminisence of The 2011 World cup Winning Six. "Dhoni finishes off in style.....""

Here's Williamson speaking after the defeat: "Not quite [enough runs]. We were still competitive. It was fantastic, and it is important we keep bringing that. At the end of the powerplay, we were 40-something... The cameos from boys in the lower-middle order gave us something... So we need to look at how to win games. It is hard when you end up on the losing side. Chennai played really well. It looked challenging and variable, and in the end if you can inch out another 10-15 runs... It is tough, it isn't a W next to your name..."

Rahul Oak: "Honestly, this should've been done and dusted in the 18th or 19th over. "

9.30pm Super Kings took it deep, but did the job in the end. Kudos to Sunrisers for fighting right till the end despite having a paltry total. As it has mostly been, du Plessis and Gaikwad set the platform for Super Kings, and despite a wobbly middle order, they get home to make the IPL playoff or semi-final for the 11th time. Tight stuff from Holder and Rashid, but not enough runs on the board means they fall short in the end.

19.4
6
Kaul to Dhoni, SIX runs

that goes milesss into the deep midwicket stands, and Dhoni finishes it off with a six! Super Kings qualify for the playoffs, and become the first side this season to do that. A nervous finish for Super Kings, and in typical Dhoni style. That was overpitched on middle, as Dhoni got his front leg out of the way to heave that into the stands and eliminate Sunrisers

Around the wicket now

Dhoni tightening his gloves, as Williamson has his arm around Kaul while having a chat

2 off 3 now

19.3
Kaul to Dhoni, no run

bowls short of a length outside off, as Dhoni pulls to the man at midwicket while playing from deep in his crease

And Williamson and Kaul in conversation again. Mid-off inside the circle.

Sri: "It's been ages of Raina and Dhoni showing some convincing performance with bat"

19.2
1
Kaul to Rayudu, 1 run

slower ball, and pretty full and wide of off. He opens the bat face to drill that to deep point

Rajkumar Lingav: "CSK should give chances to fringe players. May be Pujara, Gowtham and Robbie."

19.1
Kaul to Rayudu, no run

starts with a bouncer, and that is called one for the over. Pitches it short and just outside off, as Rayudu lets that go hoping for it to be wide, but not given

Over the wicket

Kaul will bowl the final over. Conference between him, Holder and Williamson

end of over 1913 runs
CSK: 132/4CRR: 6.94 RRR: 3.00 • Need 3 from 6b
MS Dhoni8 (9)
Ambati Rayudu16 (11)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-34-0
Siddarth Kaul 2-0-17-0
18.6
Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, no run

change of pace. On a good length and wide of off, as Dhoni reaches out for it only to dab to cover again

Will Dhoni finish it off this ball, and with a boundary?

18.5
Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, no run

yorker length on off, and pushed to the man at cover with the full face of the bat

18.4
4
Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, FOUR runs

finds the gap between deep midwicket and long-on! Short delivery outside off, and he pulls with his front leg out of the way. This over ends all of Sunrisers' little hopes

Charan: "I hope CSK lose this. So that they address their middle order blues before playoffs!!!"

18.4
1w
Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, 1 wide

full ball and wide of off. Dhoni lets that go, and it is called wide

18.3
1
Bhuvneshwar to Rayudu, 1 run

slower ball on a shortish length on off. Cut to deep point

18.2
6
Bhuvneshwar to Rayudu, SIX runs

launched into the long-on stands! Bhuvneshwar overpitches on middle, as Rayudu stands deep and clears his front leg to send that high and far into the boundary

18.1
1
Bhuvneshwar to Dhoni, 1 run

yorker on off, and Dhoni gets that really low off his bat. Drilled to long-on after going low to play that

16 needed from 12.

Seetharaman: "Realising his current potential, Dhoni should opt to come only after Jaddu "

end of over 186 runs
CSK: 119/4CRR: 6.61 RRR: 8.00 • Need 16 from 12b
Ambati Rayudu9 (9)
MS Dhoni3 (5)
Siddarth Kaul 2-0-17-0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-0-21-0
17.6
Kaul to Rayudu, no run

yorker length and just outside off. Rayudu again opens the bat face, but finds point, who tumbles to stop that

Midwicket back, third man in

17.5
4
Kaul to Rayudu, FOUR runs

clears his front leg, and goes inside out over extra cover! Slower ball, and full and outside off. Enough width for Rayudu to play with, and he opens the bat face to slice that for four

17.4
1
Kaul to Dhoni, 1 run

Roy flies to his right and gets a hand, but that drops out after flicking his fingers! Dhoni lofts that fuller ball on off straight toward extra cover, but doesn't quite find the gap. Roy is not happy on dropping a tough catch

Fine leg in, and mid-off back now

17.3
Kaul to Dhoni, no run

and again. This is on a good length on middle, and tailing in. Dhoni only manages a nudge to mid-off for another dot

17.2
Kaul to Dhoni, no run

at 137kph, and on a good length just outside off. Pushed to mid-off with an angled bat

Over to Dhoni too

Animesh Kherwar: "I knew picking up Dhoni in my fantasy team wasn't a mistake. 3 dismissals and possible 10-15 runs." --- You have looked at it really positively, despite the situation.

17.1
1
Kaul to Rayudu, 1 run

Rayudu hangs deep in his crease, as this is full ball outside off. Driven to deep point as the ball makes a good sound off hiss bat

Kaul returns, from over the wicket

end of over 174 runs
CSK: 113/4CRR: 6.64 RRR: 7.33 • Need 22 from 18b
Ambati Rayudu4 (6)
MS Dhoni2 (2)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-0-21-0
Jason Holder 4-0-27-3
16.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to Rayudu, 1 run

quick single nabbed. Rayudu pushes this good length ball on middle to cover, and they set off for a rapid run immediately

16.5
Bhuvneshwar to Rayudu, no run

good length ball on off with change of pace again. This one gets extra bounce, as Rayudu drives to the man at cover

16.4
2
Bhuvneshwar to Rayudu, 2 runs

slower ball on a good length outside off, and he punches that to the right of point. Rashid at deep point runs to his left to slide and stop the ball

Anwar Hossain: "Waiting to watch DHONI the finisher!"

Best performances - batters
Ruturaj Gaikwad portrait
RD Gaikwad CSK
45 runs (38)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
straight drive
11 runs
1 four
1 six
1421710137
Wriddhiman Saha portrait
WP Saha SRH
44 runs (46)
1 four
2 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
off drive
7 runs
0 four
1 six
712449413
Best performances - bowlers
Josh Hazlewood
JR Hazlewood CSK
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
3
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Jason Holder
JO Holder SRH
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
3
ECO
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50-21.20
Match days30 September 2021 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Nitin Menon
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Yeshwant Barde
TV Umpire
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Michael Gough
Reserve Umpire
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Saiyed Khalid
Match Referee
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Prakash Bhatt
PointsChennai Super Kings 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0