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Chennai’s stalwarts remain strong in UAE, defeating Hyderabad to secure playoff ticket

Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings defeated Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets in the 44th match of IPL 2021 played in Sharjah. Playing first, Hyderabad had scored 134 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs. In response, Chennai chased down the target in the last over for the loss of four wickets. Ruturaj Gaikwad scored the highest 45 runs for Chennai Super Kings. On the other hand, Faf Dube Plessis played an innings of 41 runs. However, in the end, captain MS Dhoni gave the team victory by hitting a six. This is Chennai’s fourth consecutive win in the second half being played in the UAE. At the same time, this is Chennai’s total 9th ​​win in 11 matches this season. With this, he has secured a ticket for the playoffs.

Chasing the target of 135 runs from Hyderabad, Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad gave a brilliant start to Chennai Super Kings. Both shared a 75-run partnership for the first wicket in 10.1 overs. However, Gaikwad could not complete his half-century and was caught by Jason Holder on the score of 45 runs. He hit four fours and two sixes in his innings.

After this there was a 28-run partnership for the second wicket between Moeen Ali and Faf. But Ali got out after scoring 17 runs in 17 balls with the help of two fours. Rashid Khan sent him to the pavilion. Then Jason Holder tried to get his team back in the match by dismissing Suresh Raina (02). Shortly after this, Faf also got out after scoring 41 runs. He hit three fours and two sixes in his innings.

At this time it seemed that the Hyderabad team would make a comeback in the match, but Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni spoiled their plans. Dhoni returned unbeaten on 14 off 11 balls and Rayudu on 17 off 13 balls. Both hit a four and a six in their innings. However, the interesting thing is that Dhoni won the team by hitting a six in his old style.

At the same time, Jason Holder took three wickets for 27 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Apart from this, Rashid Khan got a success.

Hyderabad had scored 134 runs

Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad, who came out to bat after losing the toss, did not have a good start. Opener Jason Roy, who scored a half-century in the last match, was dismissed for just two runs. After this, captain Kane Williamson also went on to make 11 runs in 11 balls. Roy was dismissed by Hazlewood and Williamson was dismissed by Bravo.

Young Priyam Garg came to bat at number four after two wickets fell for 43 runs. But he too could not perform as expected and went on to score seven runs in 10 balls. Bravo also sent him to the pavilion. Shortly after this, Wriddhiman Saha was also out. He scored 44 runs in 46 balls. Saha hit one four and two sixes in his innings.

Abdul Samad and Abhishek Sharma carried forward the Hyderabad innings after four wickets fell for 74 runs. Both shared a 34-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Abhishek got out for 18 runs in the pursuit of hitting a big hit. He faced a total of 13 balls and during this he hit a four and a six. After this Samad also got out after scoring 18 runs in 14 balls. He also hit a four and a six.

In the end, Rashid Khan scored an unbeaten 17 runs in 13 balls with the help of two fours and took the team’s score beyond 130. At the same time, Jason Holder was dismissed after scoring five runs. On the other hand, Bhavneshwar Kumar returned unbeaten on two runs.

At the same time, fast bowler Josh Hazlewood bowled amazingly for Chennai Super Kings. He took three wickets for just 24 runs in his four overs. Apart from this, Bravo took two wickets for just 17 runs in his quota of four overs. Also, Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja got one wicket each.

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