CSK beat SRH by 8 wickets in IPL match

Buttler celebrates his half-century against CSK

Buttler celebrates his half-century against CSK

IPL 2018, Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, LIVE updates and score: Bhuvneshwar bowls what turns out to be the final over of the innings. Rayudu jumped across to off stump and clipped a Bhuvneshwar delivery through square leg to get there. The SRH skipper opened the face of the bat to scoop the ball over short third man but he did not anticipate Bravo's athleticism, who ran almost 20 metres at full sprint from deep point to complete the catch with both hands and diving to his left. The win if not assures CSK of a place in the playoffs certainly makes them the second-best team after their opponents to seal a playoff berth.

Rajasthan Royals pulled off an incredible win against the Chennai Superkings on Friday at the Sawai Mansingh stadium to give themselves a fighting chance of making the playoffs.

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf Du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayadu, Deepak Chahar, K M Asif, Kanish Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshtiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur and N Jagadeesan, David Willy.

Denying anymore wickets to the visitors, the duo added the remaining 43 runs for the third wicket in the next five overs to inch Chennai closer towards the play-offs. The bowlers, led by India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, were terrific till the last game when Rishabh Pant took them on with a whirlwind unbeaten 128.

Talking about the first game of the day, Ambati Rayudu scored his maiden IPL century as CSK made light work of table-toppers SRH in Pune. He batted through the innings.

This is the first match the two teams will be playing against each other at this venue. David Willey was bad with the ball against Rajasthan and Dhoni will consider dropping him in favour of Lungi Ngidi. They are also the only team, besides Kings XI Punjab, to beat Hyderabad when Deepak Chahar took three wickets in the PowerPlay and sealed the deal. Death over bowling will be the biggest concern for the CSK team management as their opponents on Sunday are well capable of chasing or putting big totals on board, a thing which they have shown in past. They trail league leaders Sunrisers Hyderabad by four points.

The Lancashire keeper has impressed in the IPL, scoring 415 runs in 11 matches so far. "We got Stokes early but could not get Buttler who settled down nicely and got the momentum in the first six overs".

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