Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the toss and elected to bat first. This team lost Jonny Bairstow, the opener, for a duck and this was like a jolt for the team.
M.S. Dhoni had to endure a rare defeat where he remained unbeaten as CSK (Chennai Super kings) lost to SRH by a mere 7 runs in the IPL2020 on day 14.
- CSK had to endure their third defeat consecutively of this season on Friday the 02nd October 2020.
- M.S Dhoni was unbeaten at 47
- Post the match, Dhoni admitted that there was a need to change the approach to the game by the CSK team.
The CSK was back in the game after a gap of 7 days but there was no change to their loss. The team, as mentioned, suffered another loss. Dhoni admitted that the team had been too relaxed.
Priyam Garg managed to get the ‘ever’ reliable Faf du Plessis ‘run-out’. The match winner of the team, Ambati Rayadu, was also a failure in the middle. Rayadu helped in winning the first match against the Mumbai Indians(MI).
When Dhoni walked in to bat, there were a lot of expectations from the fans. They hoped he went in for one of the trademark chases. This was not meant to be.
In the presentation ceremony, post match, Dhoni admitted that he had not taken the right approach. There was a need to time the balls but he was, instead, going for the power. This did not help him middle the deliveries the way he would have liked.
Dhoni was seen going breathless very often in the later parts of the chase. He had taken a few breaks and also sipped some water but this did not help him getting comfortable.
He mentioned that it was dry and you start to cough if the throat gets dry.
CSK have faced three defeats in a row. This is something the fans are not used to. Dhoni admits that certain changes can be helpful. Instead of bowling ‘no-balls’ they need to ensure they go for some catches.
Misfielding and dropped catches only added to the woes of the Chennai Super kings.
Jadeja joined Dhoni in the ninth over, and these two could not keep pace with the required run rate. Both of them were scoring less than one run a ball at the end of the 16th over. Jadeja could then connect and managed to get out only after completing his fifty runs in the match. CSK needed 44 from the final two overs.
Khaleel Ahmad and Kumar were slated to bowl these over’s. Kumar, unluckily, pulled up a hamstring strain after only one ball. Warner had to go to Ahmad for the rest of the over. He gave 15 runs, but the SRH team had enough runs to defend in the last over.
Ssamad’s leg-spin was chosen by Warner before the left-arm variety of Sharma. Samad started off with 5 wides but he managed to deny Dhoni the chance of hitting sixes.