Chennai XI vs Hyderabad XI 23rd Match at Delhi, 28 Apr, 2021

Toss: Hyderabad, who chose to bat
Hyderabad XI 171/3 (20)
Chennai XI 173/3 (18.3)
Chennai won by 7 wickets
Man of the Match: Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Suresh Raina 17 * (15)
  • Ravindra Jadeja 7 * (6)

Over 14.6 Rashid Khan bowls a quicker arm ball to Faf du Plessis, out Lbw!!  du Plessis tries to play through the line, the ball turned past the inside edge onto the pad in front of middle.

Over 15.2 Siddarth Kaul bowls it short of length to Ravindra Jadeja,1 run, goes on to the back foot and whacks this pull to deep midwicket.

Over 15.3 Siddarth Kaul bangs it short onto the pitch to Suresh Raina, no run, stays deep inside the crease and ducks under it to sways away from the bouncer.

Over 15.4 Siddarth Kaul bowls a good length delivery to Suresh Raina, no run, gets forward and pokes tentatively and is beaten on the edge.

Over 15.5 Siddarth Kaul bowls it short of length to Suresh Raina, no run, gets on top of the bounce and fends it down the leg side.

Over 15.6 Siddarth Kaul bowls a pitched up delivery to Suresh Raina,1 run, gets forward and driven to the left of mid-off and gets a single.

Over 16.1 Khaleel Ahmed bowls a good length delivery to Suresh Raina,1 run, making room to squeeze it behind point. Khaleel goes up in appeal thinking it's off the boot 

Over 16.5 Khaleel Ahmed bowls a good length delivery to Suresh Raina, no run, backs away, mistimes the pull to midwicket

Over 16.6 Khaleel Ahmed bowls a slower one to Suresh Raina,1 run, goes on to the back foot and punches it through point for a single.

Over 17.1 Siddarth Kaul bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Suresh Raina, no run, stays deep inside the crease and squeezed back off the toe-end

Over 17.2 Siddarth Kaul bowls a pitched up delivery to Suresh Raina, Boundary! Backs away in the crease and smashes it straight down the ground for four.

Over 17.3 Siddarth Kaul bowls a pitched up delivery to Suresh Raina, no run, gets across the line and  flicked to midwicket

Over 17.4 Siddarth Kaul bowls a pitched up delivery to Suresh Raina, Boundary! Moves on the off-side and swipes in the air in front of deep square leg. Vijay went for the catch there but it was always falling in front of him.

Over 17.5 Siddarth Kaul bowls a good length delivery to Suresh Raina, no run, gets gets inside the line of it and lets it go through to the keeper.

Over 17.6 Siddarth Kaul slips in a full toss to Suresh Raina,1 run, gets forward and slogs hard and gets a thick inside edge down to fine leg

Over 18.1 Sandeep Sharma bowls a good length delivery to Suresh Raina,1 run, gets forward and heaves it off the inside half to deep midwicket

Over 18.3 Sandeep Sharma bowls a half volley to Suresh Raina, Boundary! Comes on to the front foot and driven through the covers for four.

Chennai Super Kings won by 7 wickets

David Warner (SRH): I take full responsibility for the way I batted, it was really slow, found a lot of fielders and I got frustrated. The way Manish batted was exceptional. Kane got us to a respectable total, but I take full responsibility as it was a total below par. I probably hit 15 good shots to the fielders, I couldn't do much about it. They are the ones that make or break your innings. It gets frustrating as a batsman when you find the fielders. We had 170 on the board but we couldn't take powerplay wickets and it's always tough (to come back) on a good surface like this. Their two openers batted really well, but we fought well in the end. Felt like you could squeeze a bit after those wickets but they were always ahead in the game. He (Kane) was going to bat four no matter what, that's where he bats, that is his job, just that I soaked up too many balls. It's about being positive, it's a good batting surface. We have a day game here as well. 170 is about a par total at night, but things could be different in a day game. From a batting perspective we need to find the gaps and need to be positive. The guys will be hurt by this, but they'll be up and about.

Dhoni (CSK): The batting was superb. But that doesn't mean the bowling was not good. It was a surprisingly good wicket. Whenever we come to Delhi we never expect a wicket like this. It was coming on nicely, there was nothing for the spinners as well.Good thing was there was no dew. Last night we felt 170 was just below par if there's no dew. Brilliant opening partnership. Addressing the problem. Whenever you start the tournament, you may or may not face issues in playing XI. The earlier you settle the better. Another factor was 5-6 months we were out of cricket. Nothing was allowed. It's not that you could go on your own and practice. That also makes it difficult. Change of quarantine, was slightly longer. Lot of factors. Overall if I have to sum it up, the players have taken more responsibility this year. You will be facing adverse things but ultimately it boils down to how each individual rises to the occassion and gives the extra 10 percent for the team. Last 8-10 years we've not changed lot of players so they know our approach. Also we appreciate the players not playing a lot. Only way you can put it forward is having those nice interactions. Just try to have the frame of mind where if you get the opportunity you'll be ready. Keeping the dressing room atmosphere healthy is important. It's not an easy thing. When you're at the top level you want to play. Have to give extra credit to the players who've not played so far.

Gaikwad, Player of the Match