Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (CSK vs SRH)

MS Dhoni- looking to cement playoffs spot against Rajasthan Royals

Dhoni pulls the ball towards the square-leg fence for a four off the third delivery, before handing the strike back to Rayudu with a single. Rayudu completes his first IPL 100 off 62. The MS Dhoni-led side scored a comfortable eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad to register their 8th win of the season, and with 16 points they have nearly secured their place in the top-4.

Top two teams at the Points Table, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings will face each other in the 46th match of IPL 2018 at the latter's adopted home ground, Pune.

The Sunrisers, who have already qualified for the play-offs, remained on top of the table with 18 points from 12 matches while CSK are at second spot with 16 points from the same number of matches.

After eleven games and only three left to be played, Rajasthan Royals has to win the rest of the games to qualify for the playoffs, and their bowler Jaydev Unadkat reiterated how important balance of the team is at this crucial stage.

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf Du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayadu, Deepak Chahar, K M Asif, Kanish Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshtiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur and N Jagadeesan, David Willy. Even as Watson and Raina got out in quick succession, Rayudu didn't stop his audacious strokeplay as MS Dhoni (20*) added his finishing touch to a flawless chase as Chennai reached the target with one over to spare.

The consolation effort: Without Buttler's superhuman effort with the bat, the Chennai batsman would've had a night to savour, their top order firing in Jaipur.

When the Super Kings came out to bat, Ambati Rayudu was the hero of the day.

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CSK are coming off of a disappointing loss against Rajasthan, while SRH have not lost in quite a while as their batting improves with every game.

With 393 runs from 10 innings, Dhoni has rewinded the clock. David Willey was bad with the ball against Rajasthan and Dhoni will consider dropping him in favour of Lungi Ngidi.

Jofra Archer (2-42) bowled Rayudu cheaply, but Watson and Raina put on 86 runs off 56 balls for the second wicket.

What happened to Kane Williamson the T20 struggler? In their last encounter, Hyderabad hammered Delhi Daredevils by nine wickets while chasing a massive total of 188 runs.

The spinners have been well supported by the pace department led by fit-again Bhuvneshwar Kumar and young Siddarth Kaul.

With eight still needed from the final three balls, the England wicketkeeper hit a huge six and then ran two from the penultimate delivery to get the Royals over the line in dramatic style.

Dhoni was dropped by Manish Pandey in a more than simple catch.

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