Warner Keeps SRH in the Hunt



What has happened to Chennai Super Kings? This is the question which must be on every IPL fan’s lips, whether he or she is a supporter of that team or not. It is only because of their first phase performance CSK can hold to their place in the playoffs business otherwise they would have had to struggle like their opponents of the day SRH to qualify for it. SRH on the other hand still has a wafer thin batting line up but then all top batsman have started to fire to gather and this has given them few wins in last few matches. This time it was David Warner who punished CSK bowlers on a pitch which was neither swinging, seaming nor spinning. He was ably supported by Shikhar Dhawan who seems to have found his touch after getting relived from the captaincy duties.

IPL 7 | Match 50 | CSK Vs SRH



Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

Toss: SRH and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

CSK: Dwayne Smith, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, David Hussey, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Mithun Manhas, Ravichandran Ashwin, John Hastings, Mohit Sharma, Pawan Negi

SRH: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Naman Ojha, Aaron Finch, Darren Sammy, Venugopal Rao, Irfan Pathan, Karan Sharma, Parvez Rasool, Dale Steyn, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

Mini Score Card:

CSK 185/3 (20) Run rate: 9.25

Mahendra Singh Dhoni 57* (41) | Karan Sharma 2/19 (4)

David Hussey 50* (33)

SRH 189/4 (19.4) Run rate: 9.61

David Warner 90 (45) | Suresh Raina 1/17 (2)

Shikhar Dhawan 64 (49) | John Hastings 1/29 (3)

Result: SRH won by 6 wickets

Points: SRH 2 (Total 12) | CSK 0 (Total 16)

Man of the match: David Warner (SRH)

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford | C Shamshuddin | Rajesh Deshpande (3rd) | J Madangopal (Reserve)

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath

How they played the game:

Powerplay: CSK 60 runs, 1 wicket | SRH 64 runs, 0 wickets

First 50 runs: CSK 32 balls | SRH 33 balls

50-100 runs: CSK 52 balls | SRH 28 balls

100-150 runs: CSK 24 balls | SRH 32 balls

EXTRAS: CSK 8 (7 LB, 1 Wd) | SRH 5 (1 LB, 3Wd, 1 NB)

Best Partnership:

CSK: 4th wicket 108 runs off 68 balls between Dhoni 57* (41) and Hussey 47* (27)

SRH: 1st wicket – 116 runs off 69 balls between Warner 90 (45) and Dhawan 22 (24)

Fours and SIXES:

CSK 15 Fours – 5 by Hussey, 4 each by Smith and du Plessis, 2 by Dhoni | 10 SIXES – 4 each by Smith and Dhoni, 2 by Hussey

SRH 17 Fours – 12 by Warner, 4 by Dhawan, 1 by Rao | 7 SIXES – 3 by Warner, 2 by Dhawan, 1 each by Ojha and Finch

In the PIC: David Warner helped SRH to remain in the hunt

Picture Courtesy: ESPN-Cricinfo