IPL 2020, Match 14: Talking points as adversities continue for CSK
First Published 3, Oct 2020, 1:21 PM
The fans witnessed yet another match at the slow-pitch venue of Dubai International Stadium. The match was won by SRH as they defeated CSK by seven runs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have clinched the fourth spot in the table after defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven runs on Friday. The match at the Dubai International Stadium witnessed a lot of fluctuations.
Let’s just look at some of the talking points of the match.
Unpleasant kick to the SRH innings
SRH Warner-Bairstow opening pair, who had a total of 791 run partnership in the last season, has been unable to put together many partnerships stands this season. With Bairstow departing without scoring anything, Warner, too, could contribute a little with the bat. The middle-order batsmen also fluked early and SRH had a shaky start.
The Priyam Show
After Kane Williamson's run-out, because of the misunderstanding between the two, the 19-year-old took the responsibility to drive SRH to a respectable total. With the intent to hit around 155 on the board, the former surpassed the set targets by swinging his bat. He, along with his childhood friend, Abhishek Sharma, scripted a 77-run stand between them. Besides, Garg also made his maiden half-century in the match.
The Dhoni-Jadeja pulse
At a point, when the match looked totally hopeless for CSK, the ever-reliable Jadeja and Dhoni revived the chasing spirit. When CSK were 42 for four in 8.1 overs, the duo took the responsibility. Together they ensured a 72-run partnership that ignited hopes for a miracle in the end overs. In this stand, Jadeja made his 50, while Dhoni was unbeaten at 47 runs.
Talking about the bowling, Bhuvneshwar Kumar reciprocated the same trouble for CSK, what Deepak Chahar did to SRH batsmen. Due to the slowed pitch, bowlers made the match more thrilling and even the legendary players were seen having a tough time with the bat.