|Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of IPL 2022 Match 46 between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad from the MCA Stadium in Pune.|
Length ball and Williamson drags Pretorius off the tracks with a one-handed heave over wide long-on for SIX!
SRH 102/3 in 12 overs: Williamson and Pooran drop anchor to counter Theekshana. Five runs come off it as SRH crosses 100.
SRH 97/3 in 11 overs: Half-tracker from Jadeja and Pooran quickly shuffles across to pull it over mid-wicket for SIX. Jadeja keeps it wide off his reach and Pooran gets a single down to deep point. Jadeja recovers quickly with a delivery that sits up to nearly pack Pooran. He is surprised by the bounce and nearly has the leading-edge fall flush into the hands of the backward point fielder.
SRH 89/3 in 10 overs: Markram gets going with a SIX down the ground as Santner bowls a touch too full. SIX more as Markram steps out to loft the ball dead straight over the bowler. Short ball and Markram sends it straight to Jadeja at deep mid-wicket. He is undone by the speed and mistimes the drag over the on-side. Pooran in at 5.
Aiden Markram c Jadeja b Santner 17 (10b 2×6)
SRH 75/0 in 9 overs: Jadeja steams through another quick over. Williamson and Markram fail to find the gaps and just three runs come off the over.
SRH 72/2 in 8 overs: Santner returns. Markram works the ball down to long-on for a single. Williamson lobs one dangerously over cover for two runs. Tossed up and Williamson gets a sharp edge fine past first-slip for FOUR.
SRH 62/2 in 7 overs: Sharp-edge and dropped by MS? Yes, it’s a sharp chance for Dhoni as Jadeja gets some drift to brush Williamson’s outside-edge. The ball rose to Dhoni who failed to keep hold of the ball. Dhoni draws a slip for Williamson. Jadeja rushes through the over and concedes four runs.
Jadeja into the attack
SRH 58/2 in 6 overs: Mukesh delivers the ball from wide of the wide crease to pin the batters to the crease. In the air and Abhishek holes out to the long-on fielder. He fails to generate power on Mukesh’s off-cutter as SRH loses its first wicket at the end of the PowerPlay. Rahul Tripathi in at 3. THERE GOES ANOTHER! Two in two for Mukesh Chaudhary! A sharp bouncer springs off the deck and Tripathi’s attempted upper-cut sails straight to Simarjeet at short-third. Excellent comeback from the left-armer as CSK peg back sharply.
Abhishek Sharma c Pretorius b Mukesh Choudhary 39 (24b 5×4 1×6); Rahul Tripathi c Simarjeet Singh b Mukesh Choudhary 0 (1b)
SRH 52/0 in 5 overs: Williamson and Abhishek negotiate Theekshana by working the gaps and it’s FIFTY up for the Sunrisers in 28 balls.
Mahesh Theekshana into the attack
SRH 46/0 in 4 overs: Simarjeet fends short and Abhishek nearly knicks it straight over short-third for FOUR. Simarjeet from around the wicket. Another edge and this time Abhishek sends it to the right of the short-third fielder for FOUR.
SRH 36/0 in 3 overs: Santner slants one into Williamson who pushes it down the ground for a single. No half-measures from Abhishek Sharma as he hits against the turn over mid-off for SIX. In the air and DROPPED at mid-off! Mukesh Chaudhary drops an absolute sitter. MS Dhoni’s vacant expression says it all. Huge reprieve for Abhishek.
Mitchell Santner into the attack
SRH 24/0 in 2 overs: Short and width on offer and Williamson does not let it pass. He stands high on his toes and cuts the ball between point and backward-point for FOUR. Simarjeet floats the ball into the off-stump as Williamson nudges it down to short-third for a single. Simarjeet rushes a bumper to Abhishek’s ribs and the batter miscues the pull to square-leg for a single. No-ball called and here’s a free hit for Williamson. BANG! Some early nerves on display from Simarjeet as he rolls in a shorter-delivery to the SRH skipper. Williamson rocks back nonchalantly to pull it over square-leg for SIX.
Debutant Simarjeet Singh from the opposite end
SRH 10/0 in 1 over: A hint of swing in the air for Mukesh as he hits the deck. Abhishek pulls it along the line to mid-on. Mukesh shapes one away from outside the off-stump and Abhishek is happy to leave it on length. Mukesh straightens his line and Abhishek works the ball to backward-point for a single. Short from Mukesh and Williamson gets a bottom-edge down to fine leg for another single. Mukesh dishes one full and Sharma extends his arms through the line over mid-off for FOUR. Length ball from the left-armer and Sharma smokes it through mid-wicket for another FOUR.
Mukesh Chaudhary to begin proceedings with the ball.
Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma walk to the centre.
Back for the chase. Dhoni leads an expressive huddle talk before setting out to the field.
|Ruturaj Gaikwad to the broadcaster: “The game plan was pretty simple. The wicket was on the slower side, so I took my time to get in. I have not batted with him (Conway), but I have spent a lot of time with him. Whatever I wanted from him, I was pretty upfront. It (the pitch) was a bit slower, but I feel if you get set, you can score here. I was trying to maintain the balance, so I tried to be neutral. It’s pretty much usual, the thought process was on being focused on the process. I am pretty confident we will defend.”|
CSK 202/2 in 20 overs: Natarajan slides one down leg and Dhoni glides it straight to short fine leg. Jadeja in at 4. He gets a single first-up. Low full-toss from Natarajan and Conway lofts it over extra cover for FOUR. Natarajan misses the blockhole again and Conway trickles the ball fine for FOUR. Conway hits a full-toss down the ground for a single as CSK finishes 202/2.
MS Dhoni c Umran Malik b Natarajan 8 (7b 1×4)
Highest Partnerships for CSK in IPL:
Most 200-plus totals in IPL:
CSK 191/1 in 19 overs: Umran fires in away from Dhoni’s arc and beats the outside-edge. Short ball and Dhoni mistimes the ball for two runs. Right in the blockhole and Dhoni carves it away for a single. Umran hurries Conway with the in-decker and he flicks it down to square for a single. Umran touches 154kph again! The MSD bottom-hand is back to work as he swats Umran over cover off the back-foot for FOUR.
CSK 183/1 in 18 overs: Natarajan starts with a slower-ball. Gaikwad slices it to backward point for a single but an overthrow helps him to move to 98. Natarajan brings the ball back in as Ruturaj advances to push the ball down to cow corner for a single. In the slot and Conway crunches the ball down the ground for SIX! Oh, no! Ruturaj falls on 99! That’s another off-cutter from Nattu and Gaikwad pokes it straight to the point fielder. Agony for the batter as he departs after a sensational return to form. MS Dhoni in at 3! Well the surprises continue. Dhoni lofts the ball over cover for a single to retain strike.
Ruturaj Gaikwad c Kumar b Natarajan 99 (57b 6×4 6×6)
CSK 172/0 in 17 overs: Bhuvneshwar continues. Three singles on the trot. Ruturaj is on 95, can he reach the three-figure mark in style? Short from Bhuvi and Ruturaj cuts it to deep point for a single. Top stuff from Bhuvneshwar as he concedes only six runs from the over.
CSK 166/0 in 16 overs: Ruturaj advances to work the ball to the leg-side. Excellent running between the wickets as the sneak in two runs. Natarajan hits the fuller length and Ruturaj nudges the ball to backward point for a run. Stupendous shotmaking from Ruturaj. Natarajan drops a tad short and Ruturaj steps forward to whack the ball in front of square for FOUR. Ruturaj continues to find the gaps as he sneaks in another two runs. 13 from the over and Ruturaj’s withing striking distance of another IPL hundred.
This is the highest opening stand of IPL 2022 – beating 155 between Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal.
Natarajan replaces Shashank
CSK 153/0 in 15 overs: Jansen angles one into the stumps and Conway gets a top-edge over the keeper for SIX. Short and Conway pumps it down leg for FOUR. He’s in the zone now and has more than picked up with the scoring rate. In the slot and Conway smashes the ball over mid-off for a flat SIX! 150 up for CSK. Jansen rolls in a slower-one and Ruturaj chips it over the ball for a single to retain strike.
CSK 133/0 in 14 overs: Pooran stands upto the stumps. Shashank sends in a gentle off-cutter that Gaikwad flicks across for a single. Room on offer and Conway eases his hands through backward point for FOUR. A slew of singles to follow.
Shashank Singh into the attack
It’s a sea of yellow at the MCA Stadium. – SPORTZPICS
CSK 123/0 in 13 overs: Bhuvi mixes up his lengths while maintaining a sharp line. Conway and Gaikwad keep themselves busy with some quick running between the wickets. \Two dots to finish and just six runs come off the over.
CSK 117/0 in 12 overs: Umran’s feeling the heat as Conway cracks the ball through extra cover for FOUR. A single to follow. Umran’s all over the place tonight. He sends in a slower-ball and Gaikwad has all the time in the world to drag it past long-on for FOUR. POOF! There she goes again. Umran sends in a cross-seamer on length and Ruturaj simply extends his arms through the line to send the ball way back into the stands over long-off for SIX!
CSK 100/0 in 11 overs: This is the Ruturaj we know! Loopy delivery on length from Markram and Gaiwad graciously chips the ball over long-on for SIX. SIX more! Similar lengths from the off-spinner and Ruturaj unleashes the slog-sweep over wide-long on for another cracking maximum. Short and Gaikwad sweeps it down to mid-wicket for a single. 100 up for CSK.
CSK 85/0 in 10 overs: Supreme from Ruturaj! A shot that suggests that he’s back in the zone. Umran fires one in straight towards the middle-stump and Ruturaj picks the length early to drive the ball dead straight down the ground for FOUR. That was a 154kph scorcher from Umran. Ruturaj gets a streaky top-edge over the ‘keeper for FOUR and gets to another classy FIFTY!
|Umran Malik bowls the fastest ball of the season – 154kph. It is also the fastest-ever by an Indian in IPL history.|
CSK 74/0 in 9 overs: Makram slides one down leg and Conway sweeps the ball fine for FOUR. Markram tosses one on the full and Conway dances down to thump the ball for SIX over the bowler. 14 runs off the over as the CSK openers begin to swell with confidence.
CSK 60/0 in 8 overs: Ruturaj shimmies down the track first-ball and streakily lofts the ball over mid-off for two runs. Width from Umran and Ruturaj whacks the short ball over cover for FOUR. Shot, Rutu! Umran hits the slot and Ruturaj uses the pace to loft the ball over long-on for SIX. Slower one from the bowler and Ruturaj slices it to short-third. A bit of a mix-up there as Conway sets off on a single but is sent back.
Umran Malik replaces Jansen
CSK 47/0 in 7 overs: Conway’s getting a move on slowly. Markam floats one in and Conway employs a fine sweep behind square-leg for FOUR. Conway gets ambitious and attempts to reverse-sweep a ball from down leg but finds the backward point fielder. Seven off the over.
Aiden Markram into the attack.
CSK 40/0 in 6 overs: Gorgeous from Rutu! Jansen bumps one in and Ruturaj nonchalantly swivels to pull the ball over fine leg for SIX. And that’s 1000 IPL runs for Gaikwad – he becomes the joint-fastest Indian to score 1000 IPL runs alongside Sachin Tendulkar (31 innings).
|Fastest Indians to 1000 runs (innings):
Tendulkar – 31,
Gaikwad – 31,
Raina – 34,
Padikkal – 35,
Pant – 35
CSK 31/0 in 5 overs: A couple of singles to the batters as Natarajan slides in to attack the stumps. Natarajan fends short and Ruturaj pulls once again through mid-wicket for FOUR. This is now CSK’s highest opening partnership this season!
Natarajan replaces Jansen
CSK 23/0 in 4 overs: Jansen attacks the stumps and gives no room for Conway to free his arms. Two dots. Jansen slides one down leg and Conway trickles it to short fine leg. Short ball and Ruturaj pumps it in a flash to deep mid-wicket. Sundar dives and fumbles for a moment as the batters find three runs. Washington has hurt himself and walks off the field.
CSK 18/0 in 3 overs: Bhuvneshwar slides one in quickly and rushes Conway to bring his bat down quickly to defend. Compact lines again from the bowler and Conway paces forward for a gentle nudge to get off strike. Bhuvi tails one in and Ruturaj easily works it across for another run. Bhuvi strays to the pads with a knuckle-ball and concedes two leg-byes. Short ball and Conway slams it across to mid-wicket for FOUR.
CSK 9/0 in 2 overs: Jansen hits the length and Ruturaj drives towards cover. A lazy effort from Washington Sundar as the slips through but the batters do not opt for the run. Short and angling in and Ruturaj swivels it over fine leg for SIX. Excellent comeback from Jansen. Three dots to follow as he teases Ruturaj with gentle away-swingers outside the off-stump.
Marco Jansen from the opposite end
CSK 3/0 in 1 over: Bhuvi begins with a wide loosener and Ruturaj tucks it down to short-third for a single first ball. Bhuvneshwar tucks one into the pads and Conway flicks it fine to get off the mark with a single. Ruturaj is standing well outside the crease to negate any early movement from the bowler. Beaten. Ruturaj attempts to slice but misses as Bhuvneshwar maintains a tight off-stump line. In the slot and Ruturaj pushes it to mid-off for a single.
Action begins in Pune. Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad walk out to the middle.
Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Devon Conway, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Simarjeet Singh, Mitchell Santner, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
7:07PM: “You will definitely see me in the yellow jersey [next year], whether this yellow jersey or some other yellow jersey, that’s a different thing” – there we go!
TOSS: SRH wins toss, opts to bowl
MS Dhoni: “You will definitely see me in the yellow jersey [next year], whether this yellow jersey or some other yellow jersey, that’s a different thing. The kind of catches we have dropped are not the ones you can practise. With the ball, we don’t want to bowl big overs, 18 runs is okay but not 24-25 runs. We have a couple of changes: Bravo is not fit, Shivam is out. Conway and Simarjeet Singh come in.”
Kane Williamson: We are going to bowl first. For us we have done it something well, we’ll try to make use of the conditions with the ball. It was a close game, today is another opportuntiy as a team. We are playing with the same team.
TOSS coming up. MS Dhoni and Kane Williamson are at the centre.
|6:55PM: PITCH REPORT from Deep Dasgupta – We are playing on the same pitch that was used a couple of nights ago. It turned out to be a slow track, it was difficult for the batters to time when the bowlers were on the slower side. It was gripping and the pitch was spongy – but today, the grass has been shaved off and the soil has been rolled, so there will not be spongy bounce and there might be less grip, it isn’t as abrasive either and so should come to the bat better. Batting first might not be a bad idea.|
6:50PM: Visuals from the ground have MS Dhoni stepping out for his customary warm-ups. Can Dhoni rekindle the season for Chennai from here?
6:37PM: MSD fans begin to take charge at the MCA Stadium.
Scenes from Pune. – SPORTZPICS
6:21PM: Battle of the ‘Ice men’ tonight. Who will come out on top?
Kane Williamson prepares for SRH vs CSK. – SPORTZPICS
6:15PM: Here’s a look at the predicted fantasy team for tonight.
CSK vs SRH DREAM11 TEAM PREDICTION
Wicketkeepers: MS Dhoni, Nicholas Pooran
Batters: Ambati Rayudu, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Aiden Markram (c)
Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, T Natarajan, Umran Malik (vc)
Team Composition: SRH 7:4 CSK Credits Left: 0.5
5:56PM: Chennai cannot afford the cushion of another loss in its playoffs bid. Dhoni will need individuals in the side to step up in unison. Ruturaj Gaikwad’s form is a major concern for a side that has missed the solidity of Faf du Plessis at the top. CSK might have a boost in Moeen Ali’s return to the scheme of things tonight.
5:43PM: Thala returns to the helm.
5:20PM: KEY NUMBERS
5:00PM: CSK vs SRH head to head stats
Total matches played: 17
Chennai Super Kings won: 12
Sunrisers Hyderabad won: 5
Last meeting: CSK 154/7 (20) lost to SRH 155/2 (17.4) by eight wickets.
Last five meetings (H2H): CSK won – 3, SRH won – 2.
Highest score (CSK) vs SRH: 223/3 (20 overs)
Lowest score (CSK) vs SRH: 132/5 (20 overs)
Highest score (SRH) vs CSK: 192/7 (20 overs)
Lowest score (SRH) vs CSK: 134/7 (20 overs)
4:42PM: The mantle of captaincy seemed to have bogged down Ravindra Jadeja. Can he redeem himself quickly as CSK attempts to stay alive in the playoffs race? Also, is the Super Kings walking backwards with MS Dhoni’s return as skipper? Lots to ponder in the upcoming days for the defending champion.
It may have entered the Indian Premier League’s 2022 edition as the defending champion. But for a better part of its campaign so far, Chennai Super Kings has hardly shown any signs of being a champion outfit.
Languishing towards the bottom of the table – with just two wins from eight games so far – MS Dhoni’s men will definitely know that their last crack towards the title defence will have to begin against the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium on Sunday night.
Besides a misfiring top-order, lack of wicket-taking bowlers has haunted the Super Kings so far. It will be interesting to see if Matheesha Pathirana, the slinging pacer from Sri Lanka, is handed a debut during the southern Indian derby.
The Super Kings will also be looking forward to Ruturaj Gaikwad and Mukesh Choudhary, the two Maharashtra boys in its line-up, to put up an inspiring performance on their home ground. While opener Gaikwad has had a largely quiet season so far, left-arm pacer Choudhary has been one of the bright spots in the Super Kings campaign so far.
While Super Kings will be looking forward to unleashing their firepower against the best pace quartet of the tournament, the Sunrisers will be hoping to bounce back after a disappointing loss against Gujarat Titans in its last outing.
Kane Williamson and Co. couldn’t have asked for a better opponent than CSK to resurrect its campaign. After all, on the back of two losses at the start of its campaign, it was the face-off against Super Kings that kickstarted the Sunrisers’ five-match winning streak.
Can the Sunrisers maintain a clean slate against the Super Kings? Over to Sunday night!
– Amol Karhadkar
PBKS vs CSK PREDICTED XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (C), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik
Chennai Super Kings: Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C/WK), Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana
Chennai Super Kings: Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Dwayne Bravo, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Devon Conway, Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorious, Narayan Jagadeesan, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, KM Asif, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Bhagath Varma, Hari Nishanth, Subranshu Senapati.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson(c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Sean Abbott, Ravikumar Samarth, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Glenn Phillips, Vishnu Vinod, Priyam Garg, Kartik Tyagi, Romario Shepherd, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Samad, Saurabh Dubey
AT WHAT TIME DOES TODAY’S IPL 2022 MATCH – CSK vs SRH START?
The IPL 2022 match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad begins at 7:30 PM IST.
WHERE TO WATCH TODAY’S IPL MATCH – CSK vs SRH LIVE?
IPL 2022 will be aired live on Star Sports channels – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar. You can also follow the live commentary and latest updates from IPL 2021 on Sportstar.