IPL 2019 Match 41, Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: One of the finest hitters of the cricket ball, one of the coolest minds and one of the greatest wicketkeeper ever to play the game – MS Dhoni is a man with numerous talents. It is simply impossible for any cricket fan to keep his eyes off from him when Dhoni is on the field – be it while batting, keeping or marshalling his troops from behind the wicket. On Tuesday, Dhoni once again gave the world a glimpse of his lightning quick reflexes and fast hands as he sent back dangerous David Warner back to the pavilion. (SCORECARD)
During match 41 between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Dhoni stumped Warner, who was going great guns and looked all set to take SRH to a mammoth total. In Harbhajan Singh’s last over of the spell, Warner attempted a wild swing and his bottom hand comes off from the handle while attempting that. In the process, the southpaw dragged his back foot a little too far and Dhoni pounced on the stumping chance in a flash.
In the last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dhoni scored his highest T20 score of unbeaten 84 which took CSK near the finish line at M. Chinnaswamy.
Talking about the match, the immensely talented Manish Pandey was back in his element as his unbeaten 83 off 49 balls powered Sunrisers Hyderabad to a fighting 175 for 3 against Chennai. Pandey and league’s current leading run-scorer David Warner (57 off 45 balls) added 115 runs for the second wicket to lay the foundation for a decent score on what was the best batting track on offer at the Chepauk.
Veteran spinner Harbhajan struck an early blow, having the in-form Jony Bairstow caught behind in the second over for a duck. He was the most successful bowler with figures of 2 for 39 in four overs while Deepak Chahar picked up the wicket of Vijay Shankar (26 off 20 balls).
Despite the early dismissal of Bairstow, the visiting team didn’t get tied down as the irrepressible Warner and Manish Pandey kept hitting those boundaries and sixes. They brought up the team’s 50 in the sixth over.
Warner was a touch slower in comparison to Pandey, but didn’t miss out when the opportunity presented itself and hit a couple of big sixes.
The Australian, who is leading the run charts this season, fell for 57 (45 balls, 3×4, 2X6) after adding 115 runs for the second wicket with Pandey.
Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma.