Sunrisers Hyderabad has won the toss and Warner decided to bat first.
Chennai makes three changes in the squad. Rayudu, Shardul and Bravo replaced Vijay, Ruturaj and Hazlewood.
Warner’s army is unchanged.
Chennai had already lost its last two matches but they would have the psychological edge over Sunrisers as CSK had won five out of last matches played between them.
Warner opens the innings and takes single of the first ball of Chahar and gives the strike to Bairstow. And Chahar strikes first by bowling Bairstow out. Pandey and Warner play powerplay cautiously hitting one boundary per over.
Powerplay score was 42/1.
Shardul Thakur removes Pandey who is caught at mid-off by Sam Curran.
This wicket slowed the innings again and score at the end of the tenth over was 63/2.
Chennai bowlers have tied Warner and Williamson.
In the eleventh over Faf pulled off the ball from the boundary to send warner.
Thus Chawla gets his first wicket and the last wicket of the match.
In the very next ball, Priyam Garg missed the call for an almost impossible single and Williamson gets run out.
Williamson gets irked out and huge pressure on nineteen years old Garg to post a respectable total. Another young lad Abhishek Sharma joins Garg.
Sharma took time to settle and launched the attack on Chennai.
Score at the end of 16th over for SRH was 111/4.
Now Garg launches the attach on Curran scoring 22 runs off 17th overs.
Much to the delight of SRH camp.
Chahar removes Sharma in the 18 the over but SRH had already fetched 13 runs in this over.
Garg scored his maiden half-century of the IPL and it could not have been an opportunity to do so.
Williamson must be happy with the boy’s performance after that run-out goof up.
Shardul removes Garg of the first ball of the twentieth over.
But.. it’s a front foot no-ball and Garg gets another life in this match.
Last over could not fetch many runs for SRH but they have a decent total to defend against the experienced Chennai side.
Bhuvi opens the bowling attack and du Plessis takes the strike.
Only one run in the over.
Khaleel gives 3 runs in the second over.
Watson was struggling against Bhuvi who removes him with a big inside edge hitting the stumps.
Fifth over gives 13 runs to CSK which otherwise would have been a low score.
Natarajan to Rayudu, bowled!
Jadhav takes the single off the next ball and du Plessis hits consecutive fours.
Garg runs out du Plessis off the last over of the sixth ball which third umpired confirmed.
Great presence of mind by Bairstow to push the ball towards the stumps.
Powerplay score for Chennai was 36/3.
And Dhoni promotes himself.
Silencing the critics. Samad removes struggling Jadhav in the 8th over.
Jadhav departs by scoring 3 runs in 10 balls.
After 28 balls Dhoni hit the boundary off Samad and again the pair goes silent against SRH bowling.
These must have been a frustrating moment for Chennai fans.
Seeing the slow approach of Dhoni and Jadeja.
Required run rate had already touched 15 marks.
Fourteenth over gave 10 runs to Chennai thanks to a boundary by Jadeja who scored a six in the next over.
Chennai’s score at the end of 16th over was 87/4.
Bhuvi bowls the 17th over and Jadeja hits three consecutive boundaries and scored 15 runs in the over.
Pandey drops a tough chance to catch Jadeja in the first ball of the over and the ball reflected the boundary.
Jadeja backed this life with another six and scored his first half-century of the IPL in his 174th match.
And Jadeja could not survive the next ball and departs after swinging the momentum towards Chennai.
Sam Curran hits Natarajan for a six.
And the 18th over fetched 19 runs.
Now, CSK needed 44 runs in 2 overs.
Bhuvi to bowl the 19th over.
The match was in SRH’s kitty.
Bhuvi bowls a yorker off the first ball and injures himself while bowling the second ball to Dhoni.
Physio on the ground and panic spread across SRH camp.
Bhuvi not completing his spell meant one over from spinner and with Dhoni on strike.
Things looked better for Chennai suddenly.
Bhuvi shows the courage and takes run up twice but everyone could see the pain on his face and finally decides to walk out.
Warner gives the ball to Khaleel and SRH camp is under pump now.
Dhoni hits the boundary of Khaleel’s first ball after replacing Bhuvi…
Dhoni takes two doubles of the next consecutive balls…
And we see another twist in the match…
Now Dhoni is struggling…
Here comes the Physio for him.
Dhoni hits 6 off the next ball and this over brings 16 runs.
28 runs needed in the last over.
Spinner comes in and Dhoni is on strike.
It looked in favour of Dhoni but we saw him in pain already.
Chennai fans have their fingers crossed.
Samad has the bowl and he bowls wide which Bairstow failed to grab.
5 runs and still Chennai has 6 legal bowls to face.
23 runs needed and Dhoni facing the strike against the spinner.
Chances got bright again for CSK.
Dhoni takes double off the first legal ball and followed it with a boundary.
17 runs needed in 4 balls and Dhoni takes a single.
Fans must be hoping for super over at least.
Samad holds his nerves and gives only a single to Curran followed by another single by Dhoni.
Now target was beyond reach and Curran finishes the innings with a six.
Chennai loses three matches in a row and SRH wins by 7 runs.
Priyam Garg is Man of the Match and this innings would boost his confidence too.