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Sidelights:

Teams like CSK just need one win to get things back on the track. Since their heavy defeat in their first game against KXIP, CSK has done nothing wrong, well almost. Just when things were in the control in the game with 36 runs needed off 30 balls with 8 wickets in hand plus dew showing its presence, it should have been a walk in the park for CSK but somehow they managed a panic out of nothing and with two wickets in an over by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and one dirt cheap over by Steyn took the game to the final over but only the calmness of Dhoni helped CSK to seal a relatively easy win in the end.

IPL 7 | Match 17 | CSK Vs SRH

 

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Toss: SRH and elected to bat first

Playing XIs:

SRH: Aaron Finch, Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, KL Rahul, Venugopal Rao, Darren Sammy, Karan Sharma, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma

CSK: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, Mithun Manhas, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma

Mini Score Card:

SRH 145/5 (20) Run rate 7.25

Aaron Finch 44 (45) | Mohit Sharma 2/27 (4)

Darren Sammy 23* (15) | Ben Hilfenhaus 2/32 (4)

CSK 146/5 (19.3) Run rate 7.48

Dwayne Smith 66 (46) | Bhuvaneshwar Kumar 2/23 (4)

Brendon McCullum 40 (33) | Ishant Sharma 2/37

Result: CSK won by 5 wickets

Points: CSK 2 (Total 8), SRH 0 (Total 2)

Man of the match: Dwayne Smith (CSK)

Umpires: Vineet Kulkarni | AK Chaudhary | Aleem Dar (3rd) | K Bharatan (Reserve)

Match Referee: Graeme Labrooy

How they played the game:

Powerplay: SRH 37 runs, 2 wickets | CSK 47 runs, 0 wickets

First 50 runs: SRH 46 balls | CSK 39 balls

50-100 runs: SRH 46 balls | CSK 35 balls

Best Partnership

SRH: 3rd wicket – 52 balls off 47 balls between Rahul 25 (27) and Finch 22 (20)

CSK: 1st wicket – 85 runs off 65 balls between Smith 42 (32) and McCullum 40 (33)

Extras: CSK 16 (5 B, 8 LB, 3 Wd) | SRH 4 (4 LB)

Fours and SIXES

SRH 9 Fours (5 by Finch, 2 by Sammy and 1 each by Dhawan and Rahul) | 4 SIXES (2 by Sharma and 1 each by Rahul and Sammy)

CSK 9 Fours (4 by Smith, 3 by McCullum and 1 each by Raina and Dhoni) | 8 SIXES (5 by Smith, 2 by McCullum and 1 each by Raina)

In the PIC: McCullum and Smith gave a perfect start to CSK again

Picture Courtesy: ESPN-Cricinfo 

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