Saha's free stroke playing seemed to have helped Warner rediscover himself and return to his aggressive self which has once again strengthened SRH's top-order batting.
Among the five losses MI incurred this season, the final one, scripted by the clinical bowling attack of SunRisers Hyderabad, laid a blueprint that teams in the playoffs can aim to take a leaf out of.
With 12 points from 14 games, CSK finished seventh in the points table, escaping the wooden spoon by virtue of some late wins. But the season as Dhoni explained, "was a difficult campaign for us.
In a space of just a fortnight, Delhi find themselves on brink of elimination, following their fourth-straight loss in IPL 2020 and having suffered a massive NRR jolt.
BCCI on Monday picked a 28-member jumbo squad for the all-format tour of Australia which begins November, along with four reserve bowlers.
Gaikwad's journey was unlike few others, which makes it all the more inspiring. He tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the season and from there bounced back to win the Man of the Match award in only his fourth IPL outing
In five IPL matches that he opened this season, he has scored 110 runs in 103 balls and is yet to score a six. And his strike rate of 106.79 is the least among all batters who have faced more than 100 balls this season.
In this piece, we look at the journey of Chennai Super Kings captain en route to his historic feat in IPL.
There is a reason why this battle is one of the most lopsided rivalries in IPL history. Mumbai Indians have an overwhelming 20-6 win-loss record against the Knight Riders which includes 10 wins in their last 11 games
Not one, but two match-up ploys had gone wrong for Royal Challengers Bangalore, one of which included De Villiers batting at No.6
On a year that is 2020, IPL has witnessed a different RCB side, a more settled team with specific roles assigned to the players, all that has led to the team winning five out of their first seven games as many as defending champions Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals
Despite the result in the previous meeting, CSK still enjoy a good, dominating lead in the rivalry contest with 10 wins in 14 meetings.
Nadal now stands alongside Federer for the most number of Grand Slam trophies since the Open Era. This the first time that the two have the same number of majors since they both started out in 5, July 2003
Nadal holds the edge at Roland Garros, winning six of their seven matches including two finals. Djokovic has however won 10 of their last 13 meetings and one of which includes his comfortable victory against Nadal in French Open 2015 quarters.
While Kohli's superbly paced 52-ball knock helped RCB script their biggest win against CSK in IPL history, Rahul's yet another slow-paced knock left the Kings two runs short of the target.
It has indeed been a story to tell for Swiatek. It was only her seventh Grand Slam appearance and she never made it past the quarters in any of those seven events. But Swiatek played without a different maturity over the last two weeks at the Stade Roland Garros
This will be their 56th tour-level meeting with the Serb leading the head-t-head tie 29-26. However, Nadal leads in 9-6 in Grand Slam meetings and 6-1 at Roland Garros.
In 19 chases for CSK that Kedar has been part of in the last four seasons, he has scored at less than run a ball with an average of just 21.9. Moreover, in this season, Kedar has managed only 58 runs off 59 balls without hitting a single six.
The Aussie has managed only 48 runs in 56 balls this season, batting across six innings with just three boundaries and zero sixes. Only Kedar Jadhav has faced more balls (59) without hitting a six this season.
Chennai have shown a trend that their skipper MS Dhoni has followed over the years - take the chase deep, no matter the total, and target the weaker bowlers to finish off in style. But on Wednesday the plan failed as Karthik had reserved his best for the last.
KL Rahul has scored 302 runs in five innings this season at 75.20 with two half-centuries and a blistering 132 off 69 against his former franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. Yet, KXIP stand in the bottom end of the points table with just one win from five matches.
Neither side have the upper edge against the other side in the head-to-head tie as both have won 10 matches each in 20 IPL meetings. However, Rajasthan Royals have beaten Mumbai Indians in their last four matches.
Although still just four matches into IPL 2020, but KXIP's death over numbers have been the worst this season with the team conceding over 15 runs per over during that phase.
Sunil Narine has scored only 24 runs in three matches as an opener this season for KKR which includes a two-ball duck against SRH. In his last eight IPL games, he hasn't crossed 25 even once.
Sunrisers Hyderabad head the rivalry with a 9-6 win-loss record against the Capitals, but Shreyas Iyer's side have won the last two matches one which was the IPL 2019 Eliminator.
On a high-scoring evening, Washington Sundar, an off-spinning all-rounder, was the only bowler to not have conceded a boundary in his four-over spell. He returned with figures of 1 for 12 in four overs with 13 dot balls.
Tewatia's innings truly redefined self-belief. From being mocked all around, even from the commentary box, to putting forth a match-changing innings, it takes some courage.
Can Mumbai contiue with their winning run or will RCB manage to bounce back with a win against the four-time winners?
Of the total eight matches played so far, seven times have teams opted to bowl first, and only once have victory come along their way.
Last time an IPL 2020 game was played at Sharjah, 33 sixes were struck. Rajasthan Royals hit 17 off those. Hence, teams would like to bring out the big hitters.
Chennai have an overwhelming record against Delhi, winning 61 per cent of their matches in the rivalry - 15 off 21 meetings, which includes victory in all the three matches in IPL 2019.
There is statistically nothing to separate the two sides and both have won 12 matches apiece in their 24-match T20 history.
Chennai Super Kings have a dominating record against Rajasthan, winning 64 per cent of their total 14 T20 encounters - 14 wins and eight defeats
In the third match of the ongoing Indian Premier League season in the UAE, Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Stadium on Monday.
On Sunday, Kings XI Punjab will be up against Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium for the second game of IPL 2020.
Mumbai emulated the result in the nail-biting summit clash of IPL 2019. The four-time IPL winners now stand on the verge of making it six in a row in Abu Dhabi and ahead of their 31st meeting on the field we take a look at how Mumbai tamed Chennai last season.