The home team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clinched a six-wicket victory (with one ball to spare) against the visiting side Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Tuesday night at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai).
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After the host side decided to bowl first, the visiting side managed to score 175/3 (20 overs), thanks to the opener David Warner (57) and the no.3 batsman Manish Pandey (83*). However, Shane Watson’s brilliant innings of 96 runs helped the home team to reach the target successfully in 19.5 overs after losing four wickets.
Brief Scores: SRH – 175/3 in 20 overs (Manish Pandey 83*, David Warner 57; Harbhajan Singh 2/39)
CSK – 176/4 in 19.5 overs (Shane Watson 96, Suresh Raina 38; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1/18)
Result – CSK won by six wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) SRH scored 175/3 in 20 overs which is the highest T20 total for SRH at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai). 164/6 (20 overs) was their previous record at this venue which was also against CSK on 11th April 2015.
i) CSK has never lost against SRH at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai). They have won all the three matches against SRH at this venue, including the latest one.
i) David Warner played his fifth consecutive half-centuries in T20 cricket. He is the first Australian batsman to play five consecutive 50+ scores in T20 cricket. Moreover, David Warner is the third batsman after Virender Sehwag (for Delhi Daredevils in 2012) and Jos Buttler (for Rajasthan Royals in 2018) to play five consecutive 50+ scores in IPL history. In the meantime, David Warner is also the fifth batsman to play five consecutive 50+ scores in T20 cricket. No batsman has played more consecutive 50+ scores in T20 cricket history.
ii) Manish Pandey was not out on 83 runs which is the third highest individual score by an SRH batsman against CSK. The top two records are 90 by David Warner (at Ranchi on 22nd May 2014) and 84 by Kane Williamson (at Hyderabad, Deccan on 22nd April 2018).
i) Shane Watson has scored 523 T20 runs against SRH. No other batsman has scored more T20 runs against SRH than Shane Watson. During this match, he surpassed Suresh Raina who has scored 518 runs against this Hyderabad franchise.
ii) Shane Watson has scored 8,027 T20 runs. After David Warner, Shane Watson is the second batsman to score 8,000+ runs in T20 career. Meanwhile, the former Australian international cricketer is the ninth overall batsman to score 8,000+ T20 runs.