The Chennai Super Kings showed why they were a force to be reckoned with by defeating the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Sunrisers were put in to bat first and posted 179 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. well-struck half centuries for Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson put them on the right track. Their bowlers did their best to preserve their target but there was no stopping Chennai.
When the Super Kings came out to bat, Ambati Rayudu was the hero of the day. His unbeaten century steered the Yellow army to victory. But he didn’t do it alone, Shane Watson’s half-century and a 21-run cameo from skipper MS Dhoni ensured a sure-fire triumph. Off their bowlers, Shardul Thakur picked up 2 wickets along with 1 each for Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar. Chahar had the best economy of 4.00 with just 16 runs given away in 4 overs, including a wicket.
Here is how social media reacted to the CSK win.
Britannia 50-50 biscuits still around? Coz they should sign Kane Williamson, he keeps getting 50 after 50 after 50 🙌 #CSKvSRH
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) May 13, 2018
CSK (The best batting & chasing side of the tournament) decimates SRH (the best bowling side of the tournament)
Chennai remains the only team to beat Hyderabad twice in the tournament.
And in all likelihood, these 2 teams will play 2 more matches (Qualifier 1 & Final)#CSKvSRH
— Ajay Srinivasan (@Ajaychairman) May 13, 2018
What a wonderful partnership between @RayuduAmbati and @ShaneRWatson33 and a brilliant half-century from watson….👏👏
Brilliant opening partnership between our both badass openers..🙌🙌#BESTvsBEST #CSKvSRH #whistlepodu #DenAwayFromDen @ChennaiIPL #WhistlePoduExpress #Yellove pic.twitter.com/vGbR9CMI0t
— Mr Potato (@Potatobhai07) May 13, 2018
No team has successfully chased down against SRH this IPL season.
CSK CAME IN THE QUEUE
Totals they defended:
118 v MI (31 runs)
132 v KXIP (13 runs)
151 v RR (11 runs)
146 v RCB (Five runs)
— MS Dhoni (@msdhoni7_fans) May 13, 2018
#CSKvSRH couldn't watch Raina bat more todsy
— Aravind Rajesh n (@NAravindRajesh) May 13, 2018
— Ameen Firoz (@Iamameenfiroz) May 13, 2018
— Adarsh Pandey (@adarshwho) May 13, 2018
Perfect replacement for @ImRo45 in the limited overs cricket for #Teamindia
No doubt he had enormous talent but here in @ChennaiIPL he got the correct position as well as opportunity to show his talent.@BCCI @CSKFansOfficial
Kudos !🙌🙌#CSKvSRH pic.twitter.com/o0gNYag9p2
— Subham Singhania 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@singhaniasubh12) May 13, 2018