CSK vs SRH: Champions Kept Their Playoff Hopes Alive

CSK vs SRH: Champions Kept Their Playoff Hopes Alive
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CSK vs SRH: Chennai Super Kings, once again on the field under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, achieved winning momentum and defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 13 runs in the match played on Sunday night. It is Chennai’s third win and they keep their hopes alive for the playoffs.
Hyderabad won the toss and invited CSK to bat first. Chennai made a huge score of 202 runs for 2-wickets. In reply, the Hyderabad team could only score 189 runs for 6-wickets.

Ruturaj missed out on scoring a century by just 1 run

Chennai’s opener Ruturaj Gaikwad missed out on scoring a century by 1 run. Gaikwad played brilliant innings of 99 runs in 57 balls. During this, he hit 6 fours and 6 sixes. Fast bowler Natarajan made him a victim of nervous nineties. Devon Conway, who stood at the other end, scored 85 not out in 55 balls. He hit 8-fours and 4-sixes.

Lucknow Super Giants won by six runs

Mohsin’s lethal bowling clean bowled Delhi. Lucknow Super Giants continued their winning campaign on the back of the deadly bowling of young fast bowler Mohsin Khan, defeating Delhi Capitals by six runs. With this, the team of Lucknow scored a hat-trick of victory and strengthened their position for the playoffs. The same defeat has increased the difficulties for Delhi.
Lucknow captain Lokesh Rahul won the toss and decided to bat first and scored 195 runs for 3-wickets. In reply, Delhi’s team could only score 189 runs for 7-wickets in 20 overs.

Hero of victory: Mohsin took 4-wickets

The hero of Lucknow’s victory was fast bowler Mohsin Khan. He took four wickets giving 16 runs in 4 overs while bowling lethally. Mohsin, who became the man of the match, made Delhi opener David Warner the first victim.
After this, he bowled Delhi’s captain Rishabh Pant who was playing a brilliant inning, and also made explosive batsman Rovman Powell his victim. He took the fourth wicket of Shardul Thakur and dashed Delhi’s hopes of winning. Mohsin took 4-wickets in an innings for the first time this season.

Rahul became the fastest Indian to hit 150 sixes

Lucknow’s captain Lokesh Rahul scored 77 runs against Delhi and hit five sixes during his innings. With this, he became the fastest Indian batsman to hit 150 sixes in IPL with 95 innings. He broke the record of Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson who did so in 125 innings.

Today’s match: Rajasthan and Kolkata in search of victory

When Rajasthan Royals take on the field against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday, their eyes will be on regaining the winning streak. At the same time, Kolkata, which has lost six consecutive matches, is also desperate to register a victory. Kolkata Knight Riders have won only three matches out of 9 and now have to win all the matches to stay in the playoff race. In the previous match, Rajasthan Royals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 7-wickets.