Team Hyderabad, led by Kane Williamson, bounced back following a defeat against Delhi with a six-wicket win against Chennai in the 33rd match of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Here are the highlights:
# Hyderabad win by six wickets!
# Yusuf Pathan is the new man in!
# Wicket! Deepak Hooda departs for 13 runs off 16 deliveries as he attempts to go for a big hit, handing a catch to Faf du Plessis!
# Karn Sharma to bowl his second over!
# Need 9 runs in 24 deliveries!
# 8 runs from the over, Hyderabad 124/3 (16 overs)
# Shardul Thakur to bowl his third over!
# Need 17 runs in 30 deliveries!
# 11 runs off the 14th and 15th over of the innings as Bairstow completes his half-century off 39 deliveries. Chennai 116/3 (15 overs)
# 1 run and a wicket off the over, Chennai 105/3 (13 overs)
# Deepak Hooda is the new man in!
# Wicket! Vijay Shankar departs for 7 runs off 11 deliveries as the all-rounder nicks the ball to wicketkeeper Sam Billings off a turning delivery! Hyderabad 105/3 (12.2 overs)
# Imran Tahir to bowl his final over!
# Need 33 runs off 54 deliveries!
# Hyderabad scores 23 runs off the 10th and 11th overs bowled by Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma. Bairstow smashes a boundary and two sixes respectively off the two overs as Hyderabad complete 100 runs!
# 6 runs off the next two overs with Jadeja introduced into the attack and Tahir bowling his third over. Hyderabad 77/2 (9 overs)
# 3 runs and a wicket off the over, Hyderabad 71/2 (7 overs)
# Vijay Shankar is the new man in!
# Wicket! Kane Williamson dismissed for 3 runs off 5 deliveries as the batsman hands a return catch to Tahir off a slow delivery! Hyderabad 71/2 (6.6 overs)
# Imran Tahir into the attack!
# Kane Williamson is the new man in!
# Wicket! David Warner departs for 50 runs off 25 deliveries as the Australian attempts to go for a third consecutive boundary following two boundaries over mid-on and over short fine leg!
# Chahar to bowl his third over of the innings!
# 14 runs off the over as Warner smashes three consecutive boundaries into the covers, over backward point and behind square!
# Imran Tahir into the attack!
# 12 runs off the over as Warner hits two consecutive boundaries off the final two deliveries of the over through deep extra cover!
# Shardul Thakur to bowl his second over!
# Hyderabad continues to score at a consistent rate, with 11 runs off the over as Warner smashes consecutive boundaries. Hyderabad 32/0 (3 overs)
# Deepak Chahar to bowl his second over!
# 11 runs off the over as Warner and Bairstow hit a boundary apiece off the first and third delivery. Hyderabad 21/0 (2 overs)
# Shardul Thakur to share the new ball!
# Deepak Chahar has been the highest wicket-taker in the powerplay in this edition of the tournament!
# Boundary off the second delivery of the over, as Bairstow smashes a boundary through square leg!
# Deepak Chahar to bowl the opening over!
# Hyderabad openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are set to kick off the chase!
# Hyderabad need 133 runs to win!
# Two runs off the first two deliveries as Bhuvneshwar Kumar cramps the batsmen for room!
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the final over of the innings!
# Sandeep Sharma to bowl his final over!
# 10 runs off the over, Chennai 119/5 (18 overs)
# Boundary off the first delivery as Rayadu hits the ball to deep backward point!
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl his third over of the innings!
# No run off the final delivery, Chennai 109/5 (17 overs)
# Single off the fifth delivery with Rayadu on strike!
# No runs off the first four deliveries!
# Rashid Khan to bowl his final over of the innings!
# Time for the second strategic timeout!
# Chennai 108/5 (16 overs) as Rayadu smashes a boundary behind backward point off the final delivery of the over.
# 3 runs and a wicket off the over, Chennai 102/5 (15 overs)
# Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in!
# Wicket! Sam Billings dismissed for a duck off four deliveries as the batsman hands a catch to Vijay Shankar off a slower delivery! Chennai 101/5 (14.4 overs)
# Khaleel Ahmed to bowl his final over of the innings!
# 2 runs and 2 wickets off the over, Chennai 99/4 (14 overs)
# Sam Billings is the new man in!
# Wicket! Kedar Jadhav dismissed for 1 run off 2 deliveries in a similar manner as Raina's dismissal with the batsman adjudged lbw off a delivery which goes on to hit the leg stump!
# Kedar Jadhav is the new man in!
# Wicket! Suresh Raina departs for 13 runs off 13 deliveries in an innings comprising of two boundaries, after being adjudged lbw following a floaty leg break. Chennai 97/3 (13.1 overs)
# Rashid Khan to bowl his third over!
# Chennai 97/2 (13 overs) with 8 runs off the over as Raina hits the ball to third man for a boundary off the second delivery!
# 6 runs off the over, as Raina plays a cut shot at the last moment with the ball going wide of David Warner at slip! Chennai 89/2 (12 overs)
# Rashid Khan to bowl his second over!
# 3 runs off Shankar's opening over. Chennai 83/2 (11 overs)
# Ambati Rayadu is the new man in!
# Wicket! Faf du Plessis dismissed for 45 runs off 31 deliveries as Shankar generates bounce off a delivery bowled outside off resulting in an edge to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow. Chennai 81/2 (10.2 overs)
# Vijay Shankar into the attack!
# 10 runs and a wicket off the over, as Watson departs for 31 off 29 deliveries following a six off the third delivery of the innings! Chennai 80/1 (10 overs)
# Suresh Raina is the new man in!
# Wicket! Shane Watson dismissed for 31 runs off 29 deliveries with the Australian unable to negotiate the change in pace, as the ball goes on to hit the stumps!
# Shahbaz Nadeem to bowl his second over of the innings!
# Time for the first strategic timeout!
# 15 runs off the next two overs with Rashid Khan introduced to the attack and Sandeep Sharma bowling his second over. Watson smashes a boundary off the first delivery of Rashid's over, with the duo content to pick singles and doubles off the remaining deliveries. Chennai 70/0 (9 overs)
# Another 14-run over for Chennai as du Plessis and Watson smash a boundary and six respectively off the over, marking the 50-run partnership between the two batsmen. Chennai 55/0 (7 overs)
# Shahbaz Nadeem into the attack!
# Chennai score 26 runs off the final two overs of the powerplay, with 12 runs off Sandeep Sharma's opening over comprising of two boundaries. They further follow it up with a boundary and six off Khaleel Ahmed's third over as du Plessis smashes the first six of the innings. Chennai 41/0 (6 overs)
# 5 runs off the next over with Shane Watson smashing his second boundary of the innings. Chennai 15/0 (4 overs)
# Khaleel Ahmed to bowl his second over!
# 9 runs off the next two overs with Khaleel Ahmed introduced into the attack and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowling his second over of the innings. Ahmed bowls a quiet over conceding just three runs with Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceding 6 runs off the next over. Chennai 10/0 (3 overs)
# 1 run off the opening over as Shane Watson gets off the mark with a single. Chennai 1/0 (1 over)
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the opening over!
# Chennai openers Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson are set to kick off the innings!
# Dhoni will miss his fourth ever match in IPL history!
# Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson(c), Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed
# Chennai (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina(c), Sam Billings(w), Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
# Yusuf Pathan and Shahbaz Nadeem replace Abhishek Sharma and Ricky Bhui in the Hyderabad side!
# Karn Sharma replaces Mitchell Santner as the second change in the Chennai lineup!
# Sam Billings has been included in the Chennai lineup in the absence of MS Dhoni!
# Chennai win the toss and opt to bat!
# Raina to lead Chennai in the absence of MS Dhoni who has been rested as a precaution!
# Hyderabad have lost their previous three matches!
# Chennai defeated Hyderabad in four matches back in IPL 2018!
# The toss is set to take place in a few minutes!
It will be an uphill task for Hyderabad to secure a victory and get back on the winning track when they take on Chennai at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Wednesday in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.
Hyderabad, who secured three back to back wins after their loss in the opening encounter in the ongoing IPL, have failed miserably in the last three games.
Chennai, on the other hand, is sitting pretty at the top of the points table with 14 points from eight games. The Men in Yellow will look to confirm their spot in the playoffs against the Sunrisers.
Hyderabad: Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T. Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma.
Chennai: Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja,Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey, Scott Kuggeleijn, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif.
(With IANS inputs)