In the 44 match of IPL 2021, the team of Chennai Super Kings tasted defeat by 6 wickets to Sunrisers Hyderabad. With this win, CSK also became the first team to reach the playoffs. Chennai team achieved the target of 135 runs with 2 balls to spare. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave the team victory by putting a six. For the team, Rituraj Gaikwad scored 45 and Faf du Plessis scored 41 runs. Jason Holder made the match exciting by sending Suresh Raina and Duplessi to the pavilion in the same over, but he could not win the team. Earlier, batting after losing the toss, Hyderabad scored 134 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs on the basis of 44 runs by wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha. In the bowling, Josh Hejwalud took three wickets and Dwayne Bravo took two wickets for CSK.
Chasing the target of 135 runs, Rituraj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis gave Chennai’s team a stormy start and both added 75 runs for the first wicket. Rituraj became the first victim of Jason Holder by scoring 45 runs. Faf then added 28 runs for the second wicket with Moeen Ali (17). Rashid Khan clean bowled Moin to give Hyderabad the second breakthrough. After this, Holder, who came to bowl in the 16th over, first walked Suresh Raina on the third ball of the over and made the match exciting by sending the set batsman Faf du Plessis to the pavilion a ball later. However, Ambati Rayudu (17 not out) and Dhoni (14 not out) took the team to victory.
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Earlier, after losing the toss, Hyderabad started out to bat and Josh Hazlewood made Jason Roy run for just 2 runs in the fourth over of the innings. After this, Dwayne Bravo did not even give any chance to Captain Kane Williamson (11) to make eye contact. Young batsman Priyam Garg (7) also could not show anything special with the bat. Saha tried his best to handle the team’s innings from one end, but in the 13th over, Ravindra Jadeja also ended his brilliant innings of 44 runs. Abhishek Sharma (18) Abdul Samad (18) took some good shots in the last over, but Hazlewood broke the back of Hyderabad’s batting order by sending both to the pavilion in the same over.