Hyderabad Beat Chennai by 7 Runs: Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni returned unbeaten pavilion, but could not win the team. This is his sixth appearance in the IPL and the second time this season. Earlier, he also returned unbeaten against Rajasthan Royals by scoring 29 runs in Sharjah, but could not win the team. This is Chennai’s third consecutive defeat in the season. The hero of the victory was young batsman Hero Priyam Garg (51).
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Dhoni-Jadeja partnered 72 runs
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja added 72 runs for the 5th wicket. Jadeja scored 50 off 35 balls. Jadeja was dismissed by Natarajan. Dhoni scored 47 not out. Apart from these two, only Faf du Plessis could score 22 runs. The rest of the batsmen disappointed the team.
Watson and Rayudu cheaply out
Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu could not do much in the match. Watson’s poor form continued in this match. He could only score one run. Watson was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. After this, T. Natarajan showed the path of the pavilion to Rayudu (8).
Chennai scored the lowest score of the season in 10 overs
Chennai scored the lowest score of the season in the opening 10 overs. Chennai scored 44 for 4 wickets in 10 overs. Earlier, Chennai had scored 47 runs for 3 wickets in 10 overs against Delhi Capitals at the same ground. At the same time, Delhi scored 49 for 3 against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai itself.
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Priyam scores first fifty, Hyderabad scores 164/5
Earlier, Hyderabad won the toss and scored 164 runs for 5 wickets. For Hyderabad, Garg and Abhishek Sharma shared a 71-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Both played 43 balls for this. Priyam Garg made his first fifty in his fourth match of the IPL. He scored an unbeaten 51 off 26 balls. At the same time, Abhishek scored 31 off 24 balls. Hyderabad Beat Chennai by 7 Runs.
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Williamson and Bairstow didn’t go
Hyderabad batsmen could not do much in this match. Johnny Bairstow (0) was dismissed by Deepak Chahar in the very first over of the match. After this Manish Pandey (29) and David Warner (28) could not convert a good start into a big score. Manish was dismissed by Shardul Thakur and Warner was dismissed by Piyush Chawla. Kane Williamson could only score 9 runs. He was runout by Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni.