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As it happened | IPL 2019: Hyderabad beat Chennai by 6 wickets

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WION Web Team Apr 17, 2019, 07.08 PM (IST)

Apr 17, 2019, 11.22 PM

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Apr 17, 2019, 11.22 PM

And Hyderabad has won this game by six wickets. Although they lost Deepak Hooda but they managed to return to winning ways.

The Kane Williamson side has defeated the table topper very convincingly.

Fifties from David Warner and Jonny Bairstow ensured Hyderabad got one over Chennai this season.

Apr 17, 2019, 11.11 PM

Jonny Bairtsow has smashed a brilliant half century and is leading Hyderabad's charge to victory.

Deepak Hooda is at the other end supporting him. 

Apr 17, 2019, 11.02 PM

Vijay Shankar, who received the World Cup call-up recently, fell for Imran Tahir's googly. 

Shankar departed after making just 7 runs. However, Hyderabad still dominate the game. 

The side need 25 runs in 40 balls. 

Apr 17, 2019, 10.56 PM

Hyderabad are 104/2 after 12 overs. The side needs 29 runs in 48 balls. 

Apr 17, 2019, 10.50 PM

Hyderabad need 48 runs in 60 balls now. Such an easy win it would be, provided they don't loose wickets.


Apr 17, 2019, 10.45 PM

Hyderabad lost Kane Williamson cheaply once again as the skipper departed for just three runs. He has not been in good form this year, both with bat and injury vise. 

The franchise is lot dependent on Kane and is needs to pull his socks up now. 

After 9 overs, Hyderabad's score stands at 77 for the loss of two wickets. 

Apr 17, 2019, 10.35 PM

David Warner fell after hitting a 25-ball fifty. Hyderabad are in control and can easily win this game. 

His inning included 10 boundaries. Deepak Chahar deceived the opener with a slower ball after he reached his third consecutive fifty

Jonny Bairstow is playing safe but need to take the driver's seat now. 

Apr 17, 2019, 10.23 PM

Hyderabad openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are in full mood to end this game as soon as possible. 

The two are hitting boundaries to give Hyderabad a good start. 

Apr 17, 2019, 09.50 PM

Chennai have put on a low total of 132 for the loss of five wickets on board.

Hyderabad bowlers displayed brilliant bowling to restrict Chennai. It seems Hyderabad are going to win this game very easily, provided they don;t loose wickets like Chennai did.

MS Dhoni's absence was felt.  

Apr 17, 2019, 09.45 PM

Ravindra jadeja and Ambati Rayadu are trying hard to save Chennai. After 19 overs, the score stands at 127 for the loss of five wickets 

Apr 17, 2019, 09.33 PM

It seems Chennai are missing its skipper MS Dhoni. Their inning shows how dependent the team is on Dhoni.

After 17 overs, Chennai's score stand at 109 for the loss of five wickets. 

Apr 17, 2019, 09.17 PM

Now, Khaleel Ahmed struck to dismiss Chennai wicketkeeper Sam Billings for a duck.

The Yellow Brigade lost five wickets for just 22 runs. 

After 15 overs, Chennai's score stand at 102 for 5. 

Apr 17, 2019, 09.09 PM

Wickets are falling at regular intervals for Chennai. Suresh Raina was dismissed too cheaply for 13 runs. 

Minutes later, Chennai lost Kedar Jadhav also. Both the wickets were taken by Rashid Khan. 

Apr 17, 2019, 08.52 PM

Now, Chennai lose Faf du Plessis. The side has lost both its opener. Faf departed minutes after She Watson was sent back to the pavilion. 

Vijay Shankar shines. 

Shankar uses his height and bowls the scramble seam short of length delivery outside off, Faf made room early and was looking to go over cover, gets a faint outside edge and YJB does the rest behind the stumps.

Apr 17, 2019, 08.48 PM

Hyderabad's Shahbaz Nadeem struck to end Chennai's opening partnership. 

A hint of uncertainity consumes Shane Watson. He was on the back foot, trying to cut this off his off-stump but the ball doesn't turn as expected and grips a touch before crashing into off peg.

He departs after making 31 runs. 

Apr 17, 2019, 08.41 PM

Chennai are 70 for no loss after nine overs. 

Both the batsmen are playing at a strike rate of over 100. Faf is doing it better, he is playing at 137. 

Apr 17, 2019, 08.33 PM

Chennai are off to a steady start as opener Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson are doing wonders for the side. 

The two are keeping the scorecard ticking and are playing at 32 and 25 respectively.

Apr 17, 2019, 08.18 PM

Four overs have been bowled and Chennai's score stands at 15 runs for no loss.  

Apr 17, 2019, 08.10 PM

Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis open the innings for Chennai. 


Apr 17, 2019, 07.44 PM

In a big surprise for Chennai fans, MS Dhoni is not playing tonight. As per stand in captain Suresh Raina, Dhoni wanted to take some rest and he will be back in the second game. 

Apr 17, 2019, 07.42 PM


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

Apr 17, 2019, 07.38 PM

Toss report:

Suresh Raina has won the toss and have opted to bat first. 

Talking about the strategy, Raina said, " I think batting first is a good option on this wicket. I think we need to be good in the powerplay. It's all about executing our plans. Dhoni wanted to take some rest, he'll be back in the next game. Karn Sharma comes in the side in place of Santner and as Dhoni is not playing, Sam Billings comes in for him."

On the other hand, Kane Williamson said, "Good decision Suresh. We were going to bat first as well. It's imporant to bowl first up and do the job. The top two have been outstanding. It's a tough format, but the guys need to go out with freedom and express themselves. The guys are looking forward to tonight's game. Ricky Bhui and Abhishek Sharkma are out, Pathan and Nadeem are in. So that we get the right balance."

Apr 17, 2019, 07.13 PM

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Hyderabad have to pull up their sock if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. They are currently placed at sixth position. 

Apr 17, 2019, 07.12 PM

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For a side that's been consistent over the last three years, Hyderabad find themselves in a tricky situation at the halfway mark, losing four games already. 

For the Super Kings, it's all about continuing their winning run. Two more wins or a win today with superb average will confirm their spot in the playoffs once again and three might seal a top two finish that will give them a cushion. 

Apr 17, 2019, 07.08 PM

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