IPL 2021, CSK vs SRH Highlights: Ruturaj Gaikwad’s cool quotient blended beautifully with Faf du Plessis’ flamboyance as Chennai Super Kings outsmarted Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match. Gaikwad was calmness personified as he tore apart the Sunrisers attack during his 75 off 44 balls after Du Plessis (56 off 38 balls) launched the initial assault, making a target of 172 looking easier than it actually was. The win was CSK’s fifth on the trot which helped them leapfrog Royal Challengers Bangalore to the top of the table while Hyderabad stayed at the bottom.
Earlier, after opting to bat, contrasting half-centuries from Manish Pandey and skipper Warner along with a cameo from Kane Williamson ensured a decent 171/3 for SRH. Warner (57 off 55 balls) and Pandey (61 off 46 balls) added 106 runs for the second wicket at the Kotla but it was Williamson’s 26 not out off 10 balls and Kedar Jadhav’s 12 off 4 balls which ensured a competitive total for SRH. Lungi Ngidi was the best bowler for CSK, returning figures of 2 for 35 from 4 overs while Sam Curran (1/30) got the other wicket.
Chennai Super Kings173/3 (18.3)
Sunrisers Hyderabad171/3 (20.0)
Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets