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IPL 2022 SRH vs CSK: Gaikwad scripts a massive win for Chennai Super Kings in MS Dhoni’s captaincy return

Following this win, CSK got six points to their name and still are ninth on the points table.

In the 46th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 13 runs at the MCA stadium in Pune.

After winning the toss, Kane Williamson asked CSK to bat first. Playing under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again after Ravindra Jadeja asked him to take it back, the Chennai based team looked 24-carat gold. Both the openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (99) and Devon Conway (85*) hammered the highest runs for the first wicket partnership of this season having scored 182 until the former got out for an unfortunate 99 in the 18th over. The hometown player hit six fours and six sixes in his inning to help CSK reach an unremarkable total. Conway on the other hand displayed a top knock as he smashed eight fours and four sixes. After the first wicket, some final contributions from MS Dhoni (8) helped Chennai Super Kings to reach a total of 202-2 in 20 overs.

Chasing 203, Sunrisers Hyderabad got off to a brilliant start and were looking in solid touch to achieve this target. The openers, Abhishek Sharma (39) and Williamson (47) started their innings in a bright fashion as they scored 58 runs for the first wicket partnership. Sharma couldn’t take it forward beyond powerplay and along with him, no other batter managed to score some runs in the chase until the 10th over. It was Nicholas Pooran (64*) who arrived at the crease and gave SRH fans a bit of hope in the end but his 33 ball knock wasn’t enough to take Hyderabad home as they only managed to reach 189/6 in their 20 overs.

Mukesh Choudhary was in fine form once again as he scalped four wickets in the second innings. Dwayne Pretorius and Simarjeet Singh also got one wicket each.

For SRH, T Natarajan was the only bowler to find his name on the wickets column in summary as he was the only SRH bowler to get two wickets.

Ruturaj Gaikwad was adjudged Man of the Match for his magnificent knock with the bat which ensured CSK posted a marvellous total on the board. Following this win, CSK got six points to their name and still are ninth on the points table.

Scorecard:

Chennai Super Kings: 202/2, Overs 20, Ruturaj Gaikwad 99, T Natarajan 2/42

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 189/6, Overs 20, Nicholas Pooran 64*, Mukesh Choudhary 4/46

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