- Chennai Super Kings beat SunRisers Hyderabad by 20 runs on Tuesday climbing to 6th position on IPL 2020 points table
- Dhoni almost lost his cool at the on-field umpire over a close call for a wide
- David Warner was not pleased by Paul Reiffel’s final decision
On the 13th of October, Chennai Super Kings won their 3rd match in the 8th game of the Indian Premier League 2020 which is being held in the United Arab Emirates. CSK managed to secure a comfortable 20 run victory over SunRisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Stadium in the 29th match of the cash-rich tournament.
CSK posted a competitive score of 167 runs after a loss of 6 wickets. Chasing 168 runs for the victory, Kane Williamson posted a half century but SRH fell short of 20 runs from the target.
In the 19th over of SRH’s inning, MS Dhoni’s animated reaction from behind the stumps which led to on-field umpire Paul Reiffel to change his decision midway of a wide-ball.
Shardul Thakur had bowled a wide yorker to Rashid Khan and the umpire looked like he was about to stretch his arms to signal a wide but then an animated reaction from the former India skipper, MS Dhoni, led to Reiffel change his mind mid-way and not give the ball a wide.
David Warner, captain of SunRisers Hyderabad who was sitting at the dugout was not pleased with the umpire’s final decision.
See the video of the incident here:
In the match, MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat first, what came as a surprise was that Sam Curran cam in as the opener and smashed 31 runs off 21 balls giving a great start to CSK side even when Faf du Plessis was sent back to the dressing room after facing just 1 ball.
Shane Watson was the leading run scorer for CSK with 42 runs while Ambati Rayudu supported the Australian as he smashed 34-ball 41.
Late innings from MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja helped CSK to 167 for a loss of 6 wickets.
When SRH arrived on the field to chase, their skipper David Warner was shown his way back to the dugout in the 4th over when Curran dismissed him with a caught and bowled.
Manish Pandey, too, could not leave an impression in the match as he went back to the dressing room too soon when he misjudged a run and Dwayne Bravo threw the ball for a direct hit from the mid-off.
In the 10th over, Jadeja sent Bairstow back to the dugout while Kane Williamson hit his fifty.
In the 18th over, Karn Sharma dismissed the New Zealand skipper following which SRH could see the game slipping away from their hands.
After the win, both SRH and CSK are equal on points (6 points each) in IPL 2020, but SRH has the advantage of a slightly better Net Run Rate.