SRH vs CSK 18th Match IPL 2024 Highlights

Watch cricket video highlights between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings. Indian Premier League 2024 eighteenth match, played at Hyderabad.

On a black-soil surface, Sunrisers Hyderabad readied themselves for the circumstances ahead of the Chennai Super Kings and easily won their second straight game at home. A weakened CSK team lost to their second straight away loss on the road without Mustafizur Rahman, who had gone to Bangladesh to arrange his US visa for the forthcoming T20 World Cup, and Matheesha Pathirana, who is dealing with a niggle.

Hyderabad used a red-soil field last week, which resulted in a match that had a score of 277 for 3 against 246 for 5. The Sunrisers seamers took advantage of the slower pitch on Friday by bowling cutter after cutter into it. Sunrisers hammered 78 for 1 in only the powerplay after Pat Cummins and Co. restricted CSK to 165 for 5. Abhishek Sharma hammered 37 of those runs off of just 12 balls.

In addition to scoring 30 runs less during their powerplay, CSK’s batting attack was shut down during the slog overs. With six wickets down and over two overs remaining, the Sunrisers were able to complete their chase, with Aiden Markram scoring a brilliant fifty off only 36 balls.

In the fourth over, Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed Rachin Ravindra for 12 off nine balls. After Ruturaj Gaikwad made a slow start, the left-arm fingerspinner Shahbaz Ahmed had him sliding a catch to long-on for 26 off 21 balls.

During the powerplay, Ajinkya Rahane smashed boundaries off the bat for Bhuvneshwar and Cummins, but as the ball grew softer and the field stretched out in the middle overs, he found it difficult to get it away.

However, Shivam Dube started to crack against spin right away. He hit the third ball he faced, a leg-spinner named Shahbaz, for six, and made twenty-five from his first 10 balls, both from Shahbaz and Mayank Markande.

Dube also set up T Natarajan, who was making a comeback from injury, for a pair of sixes prior to being halted by Cummins on 45 balls out of 24. In order to prevent Dube from swinging, the Sunrisers captain disguised a slower short ball, forcing him to pop a catch to backward point.

Only 50 runs could be scored by CSK in their final seven overs. Unadkat, Natarajan, and Cummins continued to pick more speed off the ball. The heavy hitters for CSK were unable to create any momentum for themselves that evening.

Mitchell was dismissed by an on-pace Natarajan ball that halted in the pitch, while Rahane was undone by a slower delivery that traveled at 105 km/h. It was merely an anomaly when Ravindra Jadeja smacked four off a cutter from Unadkat traveling at 111 km/h down the track.

With only three balls remaining in CSK’s innings, the decibel levels shot through the roof when MS Dhoni, rather than Moeen Ali, stepped out to bat at No. 7. But he was only able to hit one out of every two balls.

Sunrisers maximized the powerplay, knowing that the pitch would slow down even more later in the evening with the target in front of them.

The Sunrisers attempted to smash 16 balls to the boundary during the powerplay, according to the data provided by ESPNcricinfo. However, during that session, CSK had only attempted to knock eight balls to the boundary.

Staying leg-side of the ball, Travis Head managed to go through to the off side of Deepak Chahar and Tushar Deshpande. At the end, he scored 31 from 24 balls. If Moeen hadn’t dropped him at slip, he may have been out for 0 in the first over.

Despite facing fewer balls than Head, Abhishek made a greater impact, hitting 37 at a strike rate of 308.33. Left-arm seamer Mukesh Choudhary, who bowled like he was playing his first competitive match since December 2022, let up 27 of those runs in the opening over.

Markram led the chase with a half-century after Head and Abhishek left. With the old ball, Moeen got Shahbaz (18) and Markram (50) leg before wicket, but it was too late for CSK. In the powerplay, Sunrisers had already caused irreversible harm.

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