IPL 2018, CSK vs SRH Highlights: Put in to chase 180 runs, CSK proved their ‘best chasers’ tag right with a convincing 8-wicket win over the ‘best defenders’ Sunrisers Hyderabad in Pune. Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson provided a thumping start by stitching a 134 run stand for the opening wicket. Quick wickets of Watson and Raina created a hiccup but MS Dhoni joined in and got CSK over the winning line. Earlier, SRH scored 179 in a total that was lower than what they would have hoped for. Dhawan continued his return to form with a smashing 79 run knock. Williamson scored 51 at the other end and SRH looked set for a big total. But they both went back off consecutive deliveries and the SRH batsmen couldn’t get going for a late surge. Bravo once again the crucial factor in that stoppage. Dhoni had won the toss and chose to field first. In last 8 games out of 11 in this stadium, the team batting second had gone on to win. (IPL 2018 Home | IPL 2018 Points Table | CSK vs SRH Full Scorecard)
Sunrisers Hyderabad are on the top of the things at the moment. The side have not lost a single match in their last 6 games, and the captaincy of Kane Williamson is now being compared to MS Dhoni, himself. They are only team that have ensured a Playoff spot for themselves so far, and are currently placed at top of the table. Now, on the back of a massive 9-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils, SRH will be confident to take on CSK in the away fixture. The only factor that can affect the confidence of SRH, is the fact that they lost their last game against the same opposition. Facing against CSK at home, Hyderabad suffered a loss by 4 runs on April 22. The earlier defeat can play a mental block of sorts in the minds of SRH player, but Williamson wil hope that they can get past that and continue the impressive winning run.
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