New Delhi: The 29th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was played between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai. Chennai won the toss and scored 167 runs in the first 20 overs losing 6 wickets and set a target of 168 runs for victory in front of Kolkata. But none of the batsmen, other than Ken Williamson, were able to play more for Hyderabad. Chennai won the match by 20 runs. With this win, Chennai reached number six in the points table.
Chennai scored 167 runs in 20 overs in the first play. Sam Kuran and Duplesey, who came to the opening, did not have a good start. Duplecy could not even open his account. But Watson and Kuran, who came to support Sam Kuran, retained Chennai in the match. Kuran scored 31 runs on 21 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Watson scored 42 runs in 38 balls with the help of 3 sixes and 1 four. Rayudu scored 41 with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes in 34 balls. Dhoni played a small but good innings and played 13 balls, hit 2 fours and 1 skyscraper six and scored 21 runs. Jadeja played a tremendous innings for the team. He scored 25 runs with the help of 3 fours and 1 six on just 10 balls. Sandeep Sharma bowled economically for Hyderabad. He took 2 wickets for 19 runs in 4 overs. Khalil Ahmed and Natarajan also took 2-2 wickets for Hyderabad.
On the other hand, the start of Hyderabad’s innings was also not very good. Captain David Warner, who came to the opening, went on to score 9 runs. After his dismissal, Manish Pandey was also out early by scoring 4 runs. After them Jani Bairstow and Williamson tried to handle the Hyderabad innings. He was also successful to some extent. But then Bairstow was dismissed for the fast play. He scored 23 off 24 balls with the help of 2 fours. Kane Williamson scored a half-century and tried his best to get his team out of trouble. But he was also caught in the process of playing fast. He scored 57 runs on 39 balls with 7 fours. After them, no batsman could last much longer. All bowlers bowled well for Chennai. Karan Sharma and Darren Bravo took 2–2 wickets. Sam Kuran, Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur took 1-1 wickets.