CSK vs SRH, Match 41 from Chennai: It's Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad! The battle of last year's finalists and a clash of the IPL heavyweights! Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 41 of the Indian Premier League as Chennai Super Kings host Sunrisers Hyderabad live from Chepauk. The wretched form of Chennai Super Kings' top three will be primary worry for Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Chennai Super Kings aims to arrest the mini-slide when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League encounter on Tuesday. It's an action-packed day so don't miss out on any of detail as CSK host SRH. Here you can get all the Live cricket scores and live IPL match updates at IndiaTV Sports. (Match Scorecard)
CSK (176/4) beat SRH (175/3) by 6 wickets
23.35 IST: Sandeep Sharma to Kedar Jadhav, That's the game! CHENNAI WIN BY 6 WICKETS! The victory's come with a bit of luck, but they'll take it all the same. Jadhav smashes this full delivery right back at his partner. Bravo tries to get out of the way but it deflects off his foot towards covers. The batsmen take off and complete the run before the fielder can throw it at the stumps at the bowler's end.
23.20 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shane Watson, OUT! Watson misses out on his century. A brilliant catch from Bairstow is what it takes to get rid of the big Aussie. An excellent knock from him, he has single-handedly taken the game away from Hyderabad. Shorter ball from Bhuvneshwar, Watson goes for the pull but gets an outside edge on it. Bairstow dives to his left and takes an excellent catch.
23.16 IST: Khaleel Ahmed to Shane Watson, SIX! No length tonight is good enough to get the better of Watson. Good length delivery on off, Watson gets on his back foot and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for another maximum.
23.10 IST: Rashid Khan to Shane Watson, FOUR! Googly from Rashid but Watson is on top of him and all the bowlers tonight. It is on middle, Watson gets on one knee and sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary.
23.08 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shane Watson, FOUR! Not where he wanted to play it but he will take it with both hands. Good length ball outside off, Watson looks to cut it but it goes off the outside edge through the vacant third man region for a boundary.
22.59 IST: Rashid Khan to Shane Watson, SIX! There's no stopping Shane Watson tonight. He's back! This flighted ball is right in his arc, Watson murders this over the mid-wicket boundary for half a dozen. He's only dealing in boundaries here.CSK 124/2 in 13.4 overs
22.57 IST: Rashid Khan to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! The boundaries continue to flow. Short ball in line of the stumps, Rayudu picks up the length early and pulls it right in the gap through the mid-wicket region, beating the man in the deep.
22.51 IST: FIFTY! Sandeep Sharma to Shane Watson, SIX! What a way to bring up his 17th Indian T20 League. He's been in patchy form the last few games, what a time to find it. A crucial game, this, for the Yellow Army. Bumper on middle, Watson pulls it off the meat over square leg for half a dozen. Shane Watson scores his 17th IPL half-century. Chennai Super Kings 102/2 in 11.4 overs
22.52 IST: FOUR! Sandeep not having the best of outings tonight. Gets taken for another boundary. Back of a length outside off, Watson backs away, opens the bat face and runs it past short third man all the way to the fence.
22.42 IST: OUT! STUMPED! Excellent glovework from Bairstow this time. And what a delivery from Rashid Khan too. He's been superb in this over so far, you could see the wicket was coming. The wrong 'un once again, on off, it spins away sharply and beats the outside edge of Raina's bat as he steps out to push it away. The Englishman behind collects the ball sharply and whips the bails off before the batsman can make his way back in. Beautiful stuff. Chennai need 96 runs to win off 60 balls. Rashid removes Suresh Raina for 38. Chennai Super Kings 80/2 in 10 overs
22.40 IST: Rashid Khan to Suresh Raina, FOUR BYES! That's gone right through everyone! Poor from Jonny Bairstow. He's usually excellent behind the stumps, but he's made a mess of it on this occasion. The leg break on off, it turns in as Raina plays across the line. It goes through the gap between bat and pad and past Bairstow as well. Races away to the fence behind for a boundary.
22.36 IST: Sandeep Sharma to Shane Watson, Dropped! A difficult chance though, can't really fault him for that. Full length ball around off, a hint of shape away, Watson looks to smash it down the ground but nicks it behind. Bairstow dives full length to his right, gets his hand to it but just can't hold on. A single is stolen by the batsmen.
* Strategic break. This Chennai innings has gone much like Hyderabad's. They both lost an early wicket each, but the next partnership did/is flowing. Watson and Raina have added 65 in no time and don't look like stopping any time soon. Hyderabad need a wicket and they need it fast.
22.26 IST: FOUR! Smashed straight down the ground by Watto! Pummeled. That must have hurt Rashid a bit too. Extremely full on off stump, Watson hits it powerfully straight back on the bounce. The bowler sticks his right hand out, but it's hit too hard for him to stop. It goes behind for a boundary. He's on fire. CSK 62/1 in 7.2 overs
* Rashid Khan brought in..
22.23 IST: SIX! That's gone a loooonnnnggg way! Poor ball and it's duly punished. Tossed up ball well outside leg, Watson gets low, adjusts in the crease and middles the slog sweep. The ball goes high and deep into the stands. Maximum! CSK 57/1 in 6.5 overs
22.20 IST: SIX! Ends the over with a maximum and ends Sandeep's woes! Brilliant 22 runs off the over! Could this be the turning point of the game? The one which sets Chennai up? Superb end to the Powerplay from the home side. Short of a length in line of the stumps, Raina camps back and pulls it. Sends it flat aerially over backward square leg off the middle and the ball lands just on the rope. Chennai are 49/1 at the end of the first six, while Hyderabad were 54/1. CSK 49/1 in 6 overs
22.18 IST: FOUR! 4 in a row! Raina on fire! Another one. This is turning out to be a very expensive over. 16 runs already off the over with one ball remaining. On the fuller side, on middle and leg, Raina slogs and gets it off the inner half. Connects well enough to get it through backward square leg and away to the boundary line. CSK 43/1 in 5.5 overs
22.17 IST: FOUR! Three consecutive boundaries for Raina. Sandeep can't help but sigh. The runs coming thick and fast now for Chennai. This boundary comes in a streaky manner, but it's all the same for them. Just behind a length, angling away from around off, Raina charges out and throws his bat it, gets a thick edge which flies over short third man for a boundary. CSK 39/1 in 5.4 overs
22.17 IST: FOUR! Another one for Raina. Second of the over. Sandeep bowls a little too straight, this allows Raina to just whip it wide of short fine leg and send it across the boundary line. CSK 35/1 in 5.3 overs
22.16 IST: FOUR! Raina welcome Sandeep in fine style. He anticipates the short ball, sticks on the back foot quickly and pulls it well over mid-wicket. Places it in the gap well and gets a boundary to his name. CSK 31/1 in 5.1 overs
22.13 IST: FOUR! Goes on the off side this time. A boundary results. Full and well outside off, Watson lofts it over covers cleanly. Shankar out in the deep covers good ground to his right, puts in a dive but can't stop the ball from crossing the rope. CSK 27/1 in 4.5 overs
22.13 IST: SIX! Smashed and what a shot played by Watto! Brute force. Watson is a big man and he has a lot of power in him. He gets this on a back of a length on middle, so he swings across the line and middles the heave over mid-wicket for a biggie. CSK 23/1 in 4.4 overs
22.09 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Shane Watson, Just wide! Oooofff! Watson survives a bit of a scare. Short and flat around off, the Aussie rocks back and hammers it aerially straight back. Shakib dives to his right but just can't reach it. The batsmen take a single.
22.07 IST: FOUR! Shot. Excellent placement on that. A little too full on the stumps, Watson gets low and brings out the broom. Sweeps it hard through square leg and finds the fence. CSK 12.1 in 3.1 overs
22.04 IST: FOUR! Timing as sweet as a caramel custard. Superb. A little too full from Bhuvneshwar, on off, Raina presents the full face of the bat and times the drives past mid off to perfection. There's no stopping that. CSK 8/1 in 2.5 overs
22.03 IST: OUT! He's gone! The dive doesn't save him. Wow. They don't get any closer. Unnecessary, really. Du Plessis makes room, hammers this fuller length delivery to mid off and takes off. Hooda there collects, fires it and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. It's taken upstairs and replays show that the South African is inches short. Touch and go stuff. Hyderabad have their early breakthrough here though. Hooda with some excellent work. Faf du Plessis run out for 1. Chennai Super Kings 3/1 in 2.3 overs
*We are back for the chase. Chennai openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis comes to bat. Shane Watson will take the strike. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceeding for Hyderabad. Here we go...
Sunrisers Hyderabad score 176/3 in 20 overs against Chennai Super Kings in Chennai. Pandey 83*, Warner 57
22.28 IST: Deepak Chahar to Vijay Shankar, OUT! Finally Chahar gets the reward for bowling a great over here. Slower ball on middle, Vijay Shankar looks to go over mid-wicket but does not time it well and the ball goes straight to Jadeja in the deep. He takes a simple catch and Vijay Shankar's innings comes to an end. 7 runs and a wicket of the penultimate over.. Sunrisers Hyderabad 167/3 in 19 overs
22.27 IST: FOUR! SRH 163/2 in 18.5 overs
21.22 IST: FOUR! Beautifully played by Shankar. Cut over the covers and sails away for a boundary. Full outside off, Shankar gets on his back foot and hits it over covers for a boundary. SRH 158/2 in 17.4 overs
* Dwayne Bravo is back into the attack.
21.16 IST: SIX! Smashed by Pandey and he is now on 74! Brilliant! Short and punished. Imran Tahir bowls it way short and Pandey takes full toll of it and pulls it over mid -wicket for a maximum. SRH 146/2 in 16.1 overs
21.07 IST: SIX! Smashed by Shankar! That was six the moment it left the bat. Flighted ball on middle and leg, Shankar takes the aerial route. There is a man at long on but Shankar hits it so well that the man cannot do much but just watch it sail over the fence for a maximum. SRH 130/2 in 14.3 overs
* Vijay Shankar is the new batsman in.
21.03 IST: OUT! Warner is gone! Harbhajan comes back into the attack and gets rid of the dangerous Australian. This is huge. The crowd erupts. The bowler comes from around the wicket and provides a lot of flight to this. It lands on off and turns away with some extra bounce. Warner stays leg side, looks to go big downtown but misses and in the process, his back is dragged out. Seeing this, Dhoni, lightning as ever, whips the bails off in a flash. The 115-run stand comes to a close. Harbhajan removes Warner for 57. Sunrisers Hyderabad 120/2 in 13.3 overs
* Bhajji brought back in for his final over
20.59 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to David Warner, Not Out! Pandey survives. Shorter on the bidy, Warner is taken by surprise. He looks to pull but gets a top edge on it. They run the first one hard. The batsmen then look for a second. Faf du Plessis gets quickly onto the ball.
20.57 IST: FOUR! Smashed! First ball of his new spell and Manish Pandey straightaway gets on the charge. Tossed up on middle, Pandey comes down the track and hits it over the bowler's head. The ball just bounces before the rope. SRH 112/1 in 12.1 overs
20.54 IST: FIFTY! David Warner scores his 43rd IPL half-century. What a season he is having. He has continued his form and not let his foot off the gas. His second consecutive fifty. On the pads, Warner flicks it to square leg to get to his 43rd fifty in the League. Also, the 100-run stand comes up for this pair. Sunrisers Hyderabad 105/1 in 11.2 overs
20.53 IST: FOUR & FIFTY! Manish Pandey scores his 13th IPL half-century. Great way to get to his 13th fifty of the league. He has looked absolutely stunning tonight and he has justified his selection in the team. The fine leg was inside the circle, Bravo bowls it short on the body, Pandey manages to hit his pull wide of the fielder to get to his fifty. Sunrisers Hyderabad 102/1 in 10.5 overs
20.49 IST: FOUR! Pandey has a crack once again, finds the gap through some brilliant timing. Full on off, Pandey drives it stylishly through covers. The fielder in the deep runs to his right but cannot get close to the ball and the ball races away to the fence. SRH 96/1 in 10.1 overs
20.46 IST: SIX! Pandey has just pulled off a stunner! Tahir is left watching the shot go into the second stand! Flighted delivery on middle and leg, Pandey gets on one knee and sweeps it over mid-wicket fence for a maximum. SRH 90/1 in 9.4 overs
* Imran Tahir brought in..
20.42 IST: Jadeja to Warner, SIX! We're running out of words for Warner here. He is just simply hammering away. No ground is too big for him. Nails this to perfection. Tossed up around off, it turns in, the Aussie opener gets low and slog sweeps it into the mid-wicket stands for half a dozen. SRH 80/1 in 9 overs
20.39 IST: Dwayne Bravo to David Warner, In the air but safe. Slower bouncer from Bravo. Warner is taken by surprise. He plays a half -hearted pull shot. Luckily for him it falls wide of Bravo. Warner looks for a quick single. Bravo gets to the ball and cannot coollect it cleanly allowing them to complete the single with ease. Bravo is furious with himself.
20.36 IST: David Warner and Manish Pandey have looked set and are playing their shots. On the other hand, Chennai started well with Harbhajan getting the first breakthrough but are losing their way in the middle. Also, Dwayne Bravo is into the attack.
* Dwayne Bravo brought in..
20.30 IST: Jadeja to Warner, FOUR! He finds the gap and sails away for a boundary. This guy is on fire! What a way to welcome Jadeja into the bowling attack. Jadeja gives it air and bowls it full on off, Warner clears his front leg and loft it in the gap between mid-wicket and long on for a boundary. SRH 59/1 in 6.2 overs
20.29 IST: Harbhajan Singh to Manish Pandey, FOUR! The partnership now moves to 49 and Manish Pandey is looking extremely comfortable out in the middle. Shorter outside off, Manish Pandey gets on his back foot and cuts it through point for a boundary. SRH 54.1 in 6 overs
20.26 IST: FOUR! Deft touch! It was tossed up on middle, Pandey flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. SRH 48/1 in 5.2 overs
20.22 IST: FOUR! Pandey is on fire! Good length ball on off, Manish hits it like a venom straight towards the bowler. Deepak Chahar for a minute thinks to stop it but then ducks under it. Good decision from him as it was hit with some power. The ball goes to the fence for a boundary at long off. SRH 39/1 in 4.3 overs
20.20 IST: FOUR! Whacked by Warner! Nice shot from David Warner. Length delivery on middle, Warner punches it past the bowler through mid off for a boundary. SRH 34/1 in 4.1 overs
20.19 IST: SIX! And that comes from Manish Pandey! He needs a good innings to get his confidence back on track! SRH 30/1 in 4 overs
20.17 IST: SIX! Wow! Just wow from Warner! Tossed up delivery on off from Harbhajan. Warner takes his front leg out of the way and smokes it over the bowler's head. The ball just about clears the rope. First six off the evening. SRH 21/1 in 3.1 overs
20.14 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Warner! Shorter on middle and off, Warner pulls it over mid-wicket. The track might be slow but the outfield is not and the ball beats the chasing fielder to the ropes. SRH 14/1 in 2.4 overs
20.10 IST: FOUR! Manish Pandey smashes that straight down the ground! What a way to get off the mark. Manish does not wait long and takes the charge to Harbhajan in the very first over. Flighted on off, Manish lofts it straight over the bowler's head for a boundary. SRH 9/1 in 1.4 overs
20.09 IST: OUT! Just the start Chennai wanted. Harbhajan strikes in his very first over and the crowd here in Chennai is going bonkers. Quicker and straighter outside off, Bairstow looks to cut but gets an outside edge to the keeper. Dhoni takes the catch and goes up in celebration. Bairstow does not wait and starts walking. Harbhajan removes Bairstow for 0. Sunrisers Hyderabad 5/1 in 1.3 overs
* Harbhajan Singh to bowl from the other end.
20.05 IST: Five runs off the first over by Chahar. A cautious start for SRH
20.02 IST: Deepak Chahar to David Warner, Almost a calamitous start for Hyderabad. Good length ball on middle, it comes in after pitching. Warner defends it to the on side and looks for a single. He comes out of his crease but Bairstow is not interested. Deepak Chahar gets to the ball and has a shy at the batsman's end but misses. Replays show wWarner would have been in had he hit.
20.00 IST: We are all set to begin. The umpires are out in the middle. MS Dhoni and his men are out in the field too and taking their fielding positions. The explosive pair of Jonny Bairstow and David Warner are the openers for Hyderabad. Deepak Chahar to start the proceedings with the new ball for Chennai.
19.30 IST: Chennai Super Kings win toss, opt to bowl against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai
19.00 IST: We saw MS Dhoni bring up a blistering 84 against RCB, can we see the skipper lead CSK from the front once again?
18.50 IST: Who will you be backing today? Are you with the Yellow gang or the Orange Army?
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the IPL as CSK host SRH at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. The TOSS will take place at 7.30 PM IST while play will commence from 8.00 PM IST.
Brief Preview: A win will almost ensure a play-off berth for the defending champions, who lost back-to-back away matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad and RCB respectively. While Dhoni's Herculean effort to pull off another miraculous chase has been the talking point, it is difficult not to shed light on the poor show of CSK's top three which is putting the skipper under unimaginable pressure. (READ FULL PREVIEW HERE)