IPL 2022, SRH vs CSK Highlights: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad as MS Dhoni made a winning return.
SRH vs CSK, Match Review:
Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 13 runs in on Sunday. Ruturaj Gaikwad returned to form with a sublime 99, while Devon Conway smashed a quickfire 85 to guide CSK to an imposing 202/2 after being sent into bat.
The duo shared 182 runs in 17.5 overs for the opening stand as SRH skipper Kane Williamson’s decision to bowl first after winning the toss backfired. CSK ably defended the target, restricting SRH to 189/6. Mukesh Choudhary picked up 4/46 for CSK.
Post- Match Presentation:
Dhoni on Jadeja’s captaincy,
“It was a gradual transition this year between me on Jaddu. He knew from last season that he would be given a chance at captaincy this year.”
Summarizing this match, Chennai planned their batting innings nicely. Their openers sized up the conditions in the Powerplay with their watchful approach and then went bonkers. Ruturaj Gaikwad was in his elements, stroking 99, and along with Devon Conway, he raised a record opening stand for Chennai in the League. They didn’t get the desired finish but any score above 200 was always going to be handy.
MS Dhoni on this win,
MS Dhoni, the winning captain of Chennai, says that it was a very good score on the board and it becomes slightly easy for the bowlers when this happens. Adds that they did nothing different and it is one of those coincidences where they got off to a good start with the bat and the bowlers bowled in good areas. Feels that the phase when the spinners bowled worked really well for them. Mentions that dew makes it tough and as a chasing team, if you start well, 200 is still chasable. Tells that they have had quite a few good batting shows this season and in the bowling part as well, they have conceded too many runs in 1-2 overs, costing them the games. Dhoni shares that he has always told his bowlers that it doesn’t matter if they go for 4 sixes in an over as the remaining two balls in a high-scoring game can make the difference. Informs that Jadeja knew that he will be leading this season and had enough time to prepare. MS further says that in the first few games he was the caretaker, setting the field and making the changes and he wanted it to be a gradual change in the leadership. Also says that after a few games, he left it to Jadeja to decide on his field. MS opines that when you are the captain, your mind tends to work overtime and it affects your own game and that’s what happened with Jadeja. Admits that they have been dropping a lot of catches and need to improve.