Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings

Live Summary, Match 44, Indian Premier League, 2021, September 30, 2021
CSK 139/4 (19.4)
Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets
SRH 134/7 (20)
Match over
CRR: 6.7
Commentary :
19.4 : Right then! That is all we have from this game. Chennai become the first team to get to the playoffs and Hyderabad become the first team to get eliminated. The competition is heating up and each game becomes very important. The next clash will be between Punjab and Kolkata. Do join us for the same at 1st October at 6 pm Local (2 pm GMT). See you then! Till then, take care and goodbye.
MAN OF THE MATCH, Josh Hazlewood says that, he is really satisfied that the hard work in training paid off today and he is learning a lot under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Mentions that the wicket of Roy was important as he can be very dangerous and that set the tone nicely. Mentions that the wicket was on the slower side and they had to adjust. He ends by saying that he is learning a lot playing with Bravo.
MS Dhoni, the skipper of Chennai, says that this qualification means a lot after what happened in the last season. Adds that a lot of things didn't go their way in the last season but they did not make excuses and have taken the responsibility. Mentions that the wicket was a difficult one and the bounce was a bit tricky on this surface. Praises his bowlers by saying that they adjusted well by changing their lengths and pace. Says that with a bit of dew, it got a bit easier to bat on but the boun
Hyderabad had a low score on the board but they could have made it tough for Chennai by taking early wickets but it wasn't to be. Their first wicket came in the 11th over but by then Chennai was off to a great start. Hyderabad did pull things back a bit by taking quick wickets in the death overs but thanks to some brilliant batting at the top and some quality batting in the death, Chennai got over the line. Jason Holder was the pick of the bowlers for his 3 wickets and Rashid Khan took 1. But
Siddarth Kaul to MS Dhoni, SIX! BANG! VINTAGE DHONI AT SHARJAH! Kaul comes round the wicket and hurls across a length ball, on off. Dhoni clears his front leg and sends it sailing way over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum to seal the game! Chennai win the match by 6 wickets and they are into the playoffs!
Kane Williamson, the skipper of Hyderabad, says that the first half wasn't their best and the surface wasn't easy to bat on. Adds that they tried their best and they need to make minor adjustments to get over the line. Mentions that they were good with the bat in the Powerplay and the young players did put in an effort in the end but it wasn't enough and it was always going to be difficult against Chennai. Adds that the wicket was similar in both innings and Chennai are a class side and applaud
Faf du Plessis is down for a quick chat. He says that the humidity was a bit too much today. Adds that he does a lot of work before the tournament to stay fit and it helps him in running from long on to long on. Tells that the balance of their team is very good and they bat pretty deep. Adds that Moeen Ali has been a good addition to this side and Ali and Jadeja do a really good job for them in the middle overs.
Chennai have done it! They are through to the playoffs! From a team that struggled in 2020, to a team that has been excellent in 2021, it has been a great performance by Chennai. They chased this target in the final over but it still counts as 2 points. Hyderabad tried their best in the death overs to pull a rabbit out of the hat, but it wasn't to be for them. They are officially out of the playoffs race now.
Chennai started the chase really well with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis getting off to a flier. Gaikwad fell and then Ali hit a couple of boundaries to take them closer to the target. The wickets of Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis made things a bit interesting towards the end but Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni kept their cool and took the game deep. Rayudu hit a couple of important blows and Dhoni finished the game in his trademark style!
19.3 : Siddarth Kaul to MS Dhoni, Back of a length, around off. Dhoni looks to pull but it comes off the inner half of the bat to mid-wicket. Well, is there a twist here?
19.2 : Siddarth Kaul to Ambati Rayudu, A low full toss, on off. Ambati Rayudu slices it towards sweeper cover for a run.
19.1 : Siddarth Kaul to Ambati Rayudu, Kaul bangs it in short, outside off. Ambati Rayudu leaves it alone thinking it is a wide but the umpire does not signal a wide.
18.6 : Siddarth Kaul to bowl the final over. Can he defend 3 runs?
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to MS Dhoni, Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Dhoni chops it towards cover. 3 needed from the last over.
18.5 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to MS Dhoni, Yorker, outside off. Pushed to covers.
18.44 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to MS Dhoni, FOUR! BAM! Dhoni smacks this one hard! On a length, outside off. Dhoni pulls it hard to the wide long on fence. There is a man at long on and deep mid-wicket but they have no chance.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to MS Dhoni, Length ball, outside off. Dhoni leaves it. Wide called.
18.3 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ambati Rayudu, Shorter ball, outside off. Ambati Rayudu cuts it to deep cover for one.
18.26 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ambati Rayudu, SIX! Massive strike! Kumar errs in length and gets hammered here! Length ball, on leg. Ambati Rayudu clears his front leg and whips it all the way over the mid-wicket fence. 9 from 10 now.
18.1 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to MS Dhoni, A yorker, on off. Dhoni works it to long on for one.
17.6 : Siddarth Kaul to Ambati Rayudu, Brilliant yorker! Outside off and all that Ambati Rayudu can do is play it to point. 16 from 12 now!
17.54 : Siddarth Kaul to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! That would have eased some pressure off the batters! Length ball, outside off. Ambati Rayudu presses forward and carves it aerially through cover for a boundary.
17.4 : Siddarth Kaul to MS Dhoni, DROPPED! Oh, dear! That would have been an absolute stunner had Jason Roy caught that! Length ball, outside off. MS Dhoni lofts it uppishly through covers. Roy puts in a dive to his right, gets his hands to bit but he drops a very tough catch. A single taken.
17.3 : Siddarth Kaul to MS Dhoni, Another dot ball! Good-length ball, angling in from off. MS Dhoni pushes it to mid off.
17.2 : Siddarth Kaul to MS Dhoni, Good-length ball, on off. MS Dhoni pushes it to mid off.
17.1 : Siddarth Kaul to Ambati Rayudu, On a length, outside off. Ambati Rayudu stays back and smashes it to sweeper cover for a single.
16.6 : Siddarth Kaul (1-0-11-0) comes back into the attack.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ambati Rayudu, Length ball, around off. Rayudu taps it in front of cover and scampers through for a run. 22 runs needed from 18 balls.
16.5 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ambati Rayudu, Good-length ball, on off. Rayudu pushes it to cover.
16.4 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ambati Rayudu, Excellent fielding in the deep! Good-length ball, outside off. Ambati Rayudu hangs back and cuts it hard past point. Rashid Khan runs to his left and puts in a slide to stop the ball. The batters take two.
16.3 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ambati Rayudu, Three dots in a row! Length ball, angling in from middle. Ambati Rayudu turns it to mid-wicket.
16.2 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ambati Rayudu, Good-length ball, around off. Ambati Rayudu punches it to the cover fielder.
16.1 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to MS Dhoni, Length ball, on the pads. MS Dhoni flicks it past mid-wicket for a run.
15.6 : Jason Holder to MS Dhoni, Back of a length, on middle. Dhoni pulls it behind square on the leg side for a run. 26 runs needed now off 24 balls.
15.5 : MS Dhoni walks out to bat now.
Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, OUT! CAUGHT! Jason Holder is turning this match on its head. Holder bangs in the short one around off. Faf du Plessis sways away a bit and then looks to pull. The ball hurries onto him a bit and du Plessis gets the top edge. It is skied towards short mid-wicket where Siddarth Kaul settles underneath to take a nice catch. The set du Plessis is back in the shed and can Hyderabad make more inroads into the match?
15.3w : Jason Holder to Suresh Raina, OUT! LBW! Raina has to depart early. Jason Holder follows up the short ball with the yorker. Raina plays all around a straight delivery and pays the price. The ball raps him full on the pads and Holder appeals. The umpire doesn't hesitates and raises his finger straightaway.
15.4 : Jason Holder to Ambati Rayudu, Good-length ball, around off. Rayudu nudges it towards third man for a single.
15.3 : Ambati Rayudu is the new man in.
15.2 : Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, Fuller ball, on the pads and clipped away to deep mid-wicket for another one.
15.1 : Jason Holder to Suresh Raina, Shorter ball, directed at the body. Raina manages to play it behind to fine leg and picks up a run.
14.6 : Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Flatter one, on off. Faf du Plessis rocks back and punches it towards short cover. Just 2 runs and a wicket from Rashid Khan's last over.
14.5 : Rashid Khan to Suresh Raina, On the pads and skidding on, Raina nudges it on the leg side and gets a single.
0.0 : Suresh Raina walks out to bat.
14.5 : Rashid Khan to Suresh Raina, WIDE! Khan targets the pads again but spills it down the leg side. Wided.
0.0 : Strategic Time-Out! Chennai are cruising along nicely and it seems that they are well on the verge of becoming the first team of this season to qualify for the playoffs. Hyderabad would need a miracle at this stage to get back in the game.
14.4w : Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, OUT! BOWLED! Rashid Khan built up the pressure with those dot balls and does get the wicket of Moeen Ali. This one is flatter and quicker on middle. Ali rocks back and looks to hit across the line. The ball goes off the inside edge back onto the pads and then rolls onto the stumps. Is there still life left in this match?
14.3 : Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, Three dots on the trot. This is on the pads but Ali can't get it away. He tucks it straight to backward square leg.
14.2 : Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, This time its full and on middle. Ali heaves it straight to short mid-wicket.
14.1 : Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, Flatter one, on middle. Ali looks to flick it away but inside edge it onto the pads.
13.6 : Jason Holder to Moeen Ali, Good-length ball, around off. Ali steers it to third man for another run.
13.5 : Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, Loopy full toss on the legs and du Plessis works it to deep square leg for one. He wants the second but decides against it.
13.4 : Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, Full and sliding in on leg stump. Faf du Plessis flicks it straight towards short mid-wicket.
13.3 : Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, Back of a length and around off. Du Plessis mistimes his pull towards mid-wicket.
12.6 : Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Chennai are doing it easy at the moment. A fullish ball, on middle and skidding on. Faf du Plessis works it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
Jason Holder (2-0-17-1) comes back to bowl.
13.2 : Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, More runs for du Plessis and the 100 is up for Chennai. Banged into the pitch and du Plessis heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for another two.
13.1 : Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, Down the leg side and du Plessis shuffles across hi stumps. He paddles it fine and gets a couple down to fine leg.
12.5 : Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, Tossed up delivery, on off. Ali eases it down to long off for a run.
12.44 : Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, FOUR! A bad ball and Ali punishes it. A rare short ball from Khan and Ali has all the time in the world to pull it into the square leg fence.
12.3 : Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, On a length and angled in at leg stump. Ali goes on the back foot and awkwardly keeps it out.
12.2 : Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, Flatter and quicker, around off. Ali steps out and taps it to covers.
12.1 : Rashid Khan to Moeen Ali, On middle and skidding on. Ali manages to keep it out.
11.6 : Sandeep Sharma to Moeen Ali, Short of a length, outside off. Hit down to long off for one.
11.5 : Sandeep Sharma to Moeen Ali, A nice full toss, outside off. Ali drives it nicely past short cover. Rashid Khan runs across from deep cover and keeps it to a couple of runs.
11.4 : Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Full ball, on the pads. Flicked to deep square leg for one.
11.3 : Sandeep Sharma to Moeen Ali, Length ball, outside off. Ali goes at it with his hands but gets the inside edge. The ball goes past the leg stump and the batters take one.
11.2 : Sandeep Sharma to Moeen Ali, Length ball, outside off. Ali punches it wide of sweeper cover for a couple of runs.
10.64 : Jason Holder to Moeen Ali, FOUR! Beautiful shot by Ali! Short ball, outside off. He rocks back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.
Sandeep Sharma (2-0-10-2) is brought back into the attack.
11.1 : Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Length ball, on the pads. Faf du Plessis works it past mid-wicket for one.
10.5 : Jason Holder to Moeen Ali, Short of a length, outside off. Ali runs it to short third man.
10.4 : Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, Short again, outside off. Pulled to deep mid-wicket for one.
10.3 : Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, Short of a length, on the body. Faf du Plessis pulls it to deep square leg for one.
0.0 : Moeen Ali comes in at number 3.
10.2 : Jason Holder to Moeen Ali, Length ball, on the pads. Ali works it past square leg for one.
0.0 : Jason Holder (1-0-9-0) is back into the attack.
10.1w : Jason Holder to Ruturaj Gaikwad, OUT! TAKEN! Holder comes back and gets the big wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad! Length ball, on off. Ruturaj Gaikwad comes down the track and looks to go over mid off. But he hits straight towards the fielder. Kane Williamson takes a good catch over his head.
9.6 : Abhishek Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Tossed up, around off. Faf du Plessis comes down the track and taps it to point.
9.5 : Abhishek Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Flatter ball, around off. Chopped to covers. Faf du Plessis wants a run but is sent back by Gaikwad.
9.4 : Abhishek Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Darted on the pads. Worked to deep mid-wicket for one.
9.3 : Abhishek Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Flatter ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis cuts it to deep point for one.
9.2 : Abhishek Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Darted on the pads. Worked to wide long on for one.
9.14 : Abhishek Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Straight as an arrow! Tossed up, on leg. Gaikwad comes down the track and hits it straight down the ground for a boundary.
8.5 : Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Hit hard! Tossed up, on off. Ruturaj Gaikwad comes down the track and hits it hard back to the bowler. Khan gets hit on the hands and the ball goes to long on for one. Would be very harsh to call that a drop. It was hit very, very hard by Ruturaj Gaikwad.
8.6 : Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Flatter ball, on off. Blocked out.
8.44 : Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Gorgeous stroke! Tossed up, outside off. Ruturaj Gaikwad leans into it and drives it past the diving cover fielder for a boundary.
8.3 : Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Flatter ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis cuts it to deep point for one.
8.1 : Rashid Khan (1-0-11-0) is back into the attack.
8.2 : Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter ball, on off. Ruturaj Gaikwad comes down the track and works it to long on for one.
8.1 : Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Darted on the pads. Faf du Plessis blocks it out.
7.6 : Abhishek Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Flatter and quicker, around off. Faf du Plessis cuts it to cover-point for a single. Just 2 runs off this over.
7.5 : Abhishek Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter ball, on middle and leg. Ruturaj Gaikwad stays back and flicks it to mid-wicket for one.
7.4 : Abhishek Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On a length, around off. Ruturaj Gaikwad pushes it to cover.
7.3 : Abhishek Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Well bowled! Flatter ball, coming in with the angle from middle. Ruturaj Gaikwad gets a leading edge towards point as he tries to flick this one.
7.2 : Abhishek Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Floated, around middle and leg. Ruturaj Gaikwad prods forward to block it out.
0.0 : Change. Abhishek Sharma comes in the attack.
7.1 : Abhishek Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tossed up, outside off. Ruturaj Gaikwad defends it to cover.
6.64 : Siddarth Kaul to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Cracking shot to end the over! Back of a length, outside off. Faf du Plessis hangs back and cuts it hard through covers for a boundary now.
6.5 : Siddarth Kaul to Faf du Plessis, Good-length ball, outside off. Faf du Plessis stays back and punches it to cover.
6.46 : Siddarth Kaul to Faf du Plessis, SIX! Just over the ropes! Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Faf du Plessis reaches out and lofts it over the bowler's head for a biggie! 
6.3 : Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good-length ball, on leg. Ruturaj Gaikwad flicks it past mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
6.2 : Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Length ball, outside off. Gaikwad presses forward and drives it to the cover fielder.
0.0 : Strategic Time-Out! This has been a good start by Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis. Gaikwad did survive in the previous over but they would look to score runs at a quick pace from here. If these two bat for the next 10 or so overs, Chennai would likely win this with ease. As for Hyderabad, they need quick and a bunch of wickets soon. Here comes Siddarth Kaul looking for the first wicket.
6.1 : Siddarth Kaul to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Back of a length, around off. Ruturaj Gaikwad stays back and blocks it back to the bowler.
5.6 : Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Another dot! Flatter and quicker, on off. Faf du Plessis rocks back and flicks but finds the mid-wicket fielder. Chennai are 47/0 at the end of the Powerplay.
5.5 : Rashid Khan to Faf du Plessis, Quicker ball, on middle and leg. Faf du Plessis stays back and turns it to mid-wicket.
5.4 : Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter ball, on middle. Ruturaj Gaikwad runs it down the ground for a run.
5.3 : Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, NOT OUT! And Ruturaj Gaikwad survives! Flatter ball, around off. Gaikwad gets down to sweep but he misses and the ball hits him on his right thigh. Rashid Khan appeals and the umpire raises his finger. Gaikwad opts for a review and the UltraEdge shows a clear spike while the ball was passing the gloves. The umpire overturns his decision. Had Ruturaj Gaikwad not gotten some glove on that, he was likely plumb.
Review time! Ruturaj Gaikwad has reviewed this LBW decision. There is a spike as the ball passes the gloves!
5.26 : Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SIX! WOW! Top class from Gaikwad! Floated, around off. Ruturaj Gaikwad skips down and powers it back over the bowler's head for a maximum!
5.14 : Rashid Khan to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Not where Gaikwad intended though! Tossed up, on middle. Ruturaj Gaikwad looks to sweep but he gets a top edge and the ball flies over short fine leg for a boundary.
4.6 : Who will bowl the final over of the Powerplay? Change in bowling as Rashid Khan comes on.
Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Faf du Plessis drives hard but finds the cover fielder.
4.54 : Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! This is Faf du Plessis at his very best! Length ball, on off. Faf du Plessis skips down a bit and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
4.4 : Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, Play and a miss! Length ball, way outside off. Faf du Plessis swings hard at it but he misses.
4.3 : Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, Short ball, around off. Faf du Plessis mistimes the pull to mid on, on the bounce.
4.24 : Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Nicely done! Slower ball, on a length, around middle. Faf du Plessis clears his front leg and whips it towards long on for a boundary.
3.6 : Jason Holder comes in the attack.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Faf du Plessis, SIX! Faf du Plessis gets into the act now. A nothing delivery really from Kumar and the ball travels the distance. On middle and du Plessis just holds his shape and jabs it over the long on fence for another maximum. 15 runs off the over.
4.1 : Jason Holder to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Holder starts with a back-of-a-length ball, on off. Ruturaj Gaikwad stays back and dabs it into the deck for a quick run.
3.5 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and wide, squeezed down to third man for a single.
3.4 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kumar bowls a shorter one, outside off and angling across the right-handed batter. Gaikwad looks to cut but fails to connect.
3.36 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SIX! BANG! Ruturaj Gaikwad shimmies down the track again and gets the connection he is looking for. Length ball angled into the body, Gaikwad picks it up and deposits it over the wide long on fence for a biggie.
3.2 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On off and defended out to the cover region.
3.1 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Gaikwad shimmies down the track but can't get it off the middle. Kumar sees Gaikwad coming down the track and pulls back his length a bit. Gaikwad manages to clear mid on and picks up a couple of runs.
2.6 : Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Du Plessis just can't find the gap at the moment. Good-length ball, outside off. Du Plessis taps it straight to cover-point.
2.5 : Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Almost chopped on! Sharma hurls across a length ball, on off stump. Faf du Plessis makes room looking to cut. The ball holds up in the pitch a bit and du Plessis chops it back onto the pads. 
2.4 : Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On the pads and flicked away to deep square leg for one.
2.3 : Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Pitched up, outside off. Gaikwad looks to drive but gets it off the inner half back towards the bowler.
2.2 : Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On a length and around the off pole. Gaikwad taps it onto the off side.
2.14 : Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Up and over from Ruturaj Gaikwad. Fullish ball, on leg stump. Gaikwad backs away and lifts it over mid off and gets the first boundary of the innings.
1.6 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Faf du Plessis, A dot to end a good over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Length again but a bit wide of off stump. Faf du Plessis can't get it through the cover-point region.
1.5 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Faf du Plessis, On a length and on off, the ball jags back in sharply. Faf du Plessis stays solid in defense.
1.4 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good-length ball, on middle. Gaikwad dabs it down towards mid-wicket and gets off strike with a single.
1.3 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Beaten! Lovely shape on this delivery. Kumar bowls this one on a length and on off stump. Gaikwad gets caught on the crease and gets squared up, the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
1.2 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nicely driven but straight to short cover. Pitched up, on off and crunched by Gaikwad for no run.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ruturaj Gaikwad, WIDE! This one is spilled down the leg side. Wided.
1.1 : Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start from the other end.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kumar starts with a pitched up delivery, around off and shaping away. Ruturaj Gaikwad leaves it alone.
0.6 : Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Top shot from Gaikwad. This is on a length but there's width on offer. Ruturaj Gaikwad thrashes it through cover-point and Rashid Khan gives thse chase. Khan cuts it off and saves a run. Three taken. 5 runs off the first over.
0.5 : Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Right on the money! Length again and on top of off, gaikwad taps it towards cover.
0.4 : Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nicely bowled! An inswinger this time, on off and nipping in sharply. Gaikwad blocks it out.
0.3 : Sandeep Sharma to Faf du Plessis, Edged away and Faf du Plessis is also off the mark. This is pitched further up and around off. Du Plessis looks to drive but edges it fine. Bhuvneshwar Kumar slides in and keeps it to one.
0.2 : Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Gaikwad and Chennai are off the mark! Length ball, sliding on the pads. Gaikwad tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single.
0.1 : Sandeep Sharma to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sharma brings the ball in immediately. This is on a length and on off stump, the ball nips back in after pitching and Gaikwad defends it out.