IPL 11 Match 46 CSK vs SRH at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune: Hello and welcome to the commentary from the tie between table toppers SRH and CSK respectively. The match will further strengthen the play-off spot for the winning franchise.
The Sunrisers are the only team so far to secure a playoff berth; they’ve won 9 of their 11 matches, and with 18 points in their kitty they are certain to progress to the next stage of the competition. The Kane Williamson-led side are on a six-match winning streak – their best-ever – and will look to extend it further, according to an official press release.
The Chennai franchise meanwhile come off a loss to the Rajasthan; they posted 176-4 despite a not too convincing performance with the bat, but failed to defend it. MS Dhoni’s team were in with a good chance right to the end; they had 38 runs to defend off the last three overs, and 12 to defend off the final over, but the Royals still got home with one ball to spare. CSK have several players in form now – Suresh Raina the latest to make a substantial contribution with the bat, the release added.
Hyderabad (Playing XI): Alex Hales, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Shreevats Goswami(w), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Chennai (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, David Willey, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur.