A 133-run stand between Hussey (67) and Raina (99) and a disciplined bowling performance gave CSK 20 points from 13 games thus sealing their IPL 6 play-off berth.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad innings
Seeking a spot in the final four, Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to avenge their loss to Chennai Super Kings in Game 54. (BCCI Images)
End of over 20: 146 for 8 Chris Morris was called upon to finish the innings. Dale Styen hit a six off the fourth ball towards midwicket and the got out in the next as Moris as he gave away 12 runs. Sunrisers Hyderabad finished at chasing 146 for 8 in their 20 overs.
End of over 19: 134 for 7 Dwayne Bravo finished off his spell conceding seven runs off the final over ending with figures of 4-0-25-1.
End of over 18: 127 for 7 Ravindra Jadeja was plonked for 12 runs in the over with Karan Sharma hoisting a good length delivery over midwicket and then getting a fine edge for four. Sharma 28, Styen 2
End of over 17: 115 for 7 Bravo bowled his third over conceding just four runs as Karan Sharma tried to heave a couple out of the park but missed.
End of over 16: 111 for 7 Ravindra Jadeja was introduced into the attack and Amit Mishra was sent packing at the non-striker's end for 6. Karan Sharma hit the fuller length delivery straight back to the bowler, who flicked the ball back to the stumps with Mishra backing up long way. two runs came off the over. Steyn 0, Sharma 19
End of over 15: 109 for 6 Dwayne Bravo had a chance of getting his second wicket as Karan Sharma hit one over long-on where Murali Vijay took the catch but lost his balance falling on over the boundary ropes throwing the the ball inside the rope. five runs came off the over. Sharma 18, Mishra 5
End of over 14: 104 for 6 Jason Holder was brought back for his third over and the 6 foot 7 bowler gave away just four runs. Mishra 3, Sharma
End of over 13: 100 for 6 Dwayne Bravo was introduced into the attack and after being hit for a big six over long-on by Thisara Perera, the West Indian sent the Sri Lankan packing as S Badrinath took a catch running backwards on the second attempt. Perera scored 23 off 13 balls. 9 runs came off the over. Sharma 14, Mishra 0
End of over 12: 91 for 5 Ravichandran Ashwin finished off his tidy spell conceding just four runs as he ended with figures of 4-0-23-1 as the required run-rate shoot up exponentially with nearly 16 runs needed off every over from here on.
End of over 11: 87 for 5 Chris Morris was introduced into the attack by Dhoni for the first time and the South African was clubbed for a four over mid-on and a six over long-on by Thisara Perera. 12 runs came off the over. Perera 14, Sharma 10
End of over 10: 75 for 5 Ravichandran Ashwin was brought back into the attack and Karan Sharma got two boundaries off the over, one an outside edge towards third man and another an inside out loft over extra cover. 11 runs came of the over. Perera 3, Sharma 9
End of over 9: 64 for 5 Mohit Sharma came back well after conceding runs in the first two overs with the wickets off Darren Sammy (7) and Parthiv Patel (44). Sammy hit a huge six off the first ball towards long-off but was holed out next ball attempting to repeat the shot. Strategic time-out was taken after the fall of the wicket and in the last ball over the over Parthiv Patel timed a pull shot to perfection finding Murali Vijay at deep midwicket.
End of over 8: 56 for 2 MS Dhoni handed Suresh Raina the ball to bowl his part-timers and Raina obliged with the wicket of Hanuma Vihari for three as the local lad was holed out at long on. 4 runs came off the over. Patel 43, Sammy 1
End of over 7: 52 for 2 Mohit Sharma was brought back into the attack and the pacer did well bowling a tidy over conceding just three singles off the over. Patel 41, Vihari 2
End of over 6: 49 for 2 Ravichandran Ashwin got a vital breakthrough for CSK dismissing Kumar Sangakkara for three as the SRH captain went for a sweep top edging it to short third man. Hanuma Vihari joined Parthiv Patel in the middle. Three runs came off the over. Patel 39, Vihari 1
K Sangakkara c Morris b Ashwin 3 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
End of over 5: 46 for 1 Parthiv Patel looked in sublime touch as he milked 17 runs off Jason Holder's second over. Patel flicked the a short ball towards square leg boundary and then bettered it flicking a good length delivery for another boundary. He got a six off the fifth ball as well timing the ball over deep midwicket. Patel 37, Sangakarra 3
End of over 4: 29 for 1 Ravichandran Ashwin was introduced into the attack to slow down the pace and the offspinner started off well conceding just five runs in the over. Patel 21, Sangakkara 3
End of over 3: 24 for 1 13 runs came off Mohit Sharma's second over as Parthiv Patel got a boundary off the first ball cutting the short and wide delivery over the in-field and then lofting a pitched up delivery towards cover fence in the last ball of the over. Sangakkara 1, Patel 19
End of over 2: 11 for 1 Jason Holder bowled the second over and conceded seven runs off the over but the over saw Shikhar Dhawan run-out courtesy an accurate throw from MS Dhoni. Sangakkara joined Parthiv Patel in the middle. Sangakkara 0, Patel 8
S Dhawan run out 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
End of over 1: 4 for 0 Parthiv Patel started off the run chase hitting the short of length delivery on the backfoot past extra cover for a boundary but Mohit Sharma came back well bowling five dots in the row conceding just a boundary in the first over. Dhawan 0, Patel 4
Chennai Super Kings innings
A 133-run stand between Suresh Raina (99) and Micheal Hussey (67) off 72 balls propelled Chennai Super Kings to 223 for 3 as Hyderabad bowlers' were hitting all over the park barring Dale Steyn. Ishant Sharma finished his bowling spell with a dubious distinction of conceding maximums runs in a innings, 4-0-66-0.
End of over 20: 223 for 3 Darren Sammy came on to bowl the final over and a full toss first up was clobbered over midwicket for a boundary by Raina. Sammy then bowled a wide delivery followed by a couple and a single. Jadeja cracked a boundary wide of long-off off the fourth and a single came off the fifth. Sammy bowled a no-ball off the last ball with Raina taking a couple of runs and finishing it off with a boundary through extra cover. CSK finished at 223 for 3 in 20 overs. Raina 99, Jadeja 14
End of over 19: 203 for 3 Dale Steyn came on for his final over and Ravindra Jadeja got himself two back-to-back boundaries wide of third man. 10 runs came off the over. Raina 86, Jadeja 9
End of over 18: 193 for 3 Thisara Perera finally got the break through ending a 133-run stand with a slower yorker uprooting Hussey leg-stump off the second ball. MS Dhoni walked to the middle and miscued a full toss high up in the air which was dropped by Dale Steyn, though it was a waist length no-ball. Another full toss followed and this time Dhoni middled it, but Karan Sharma took an outstanding catch right at the boundary edge to dismiss the captain. Perera bowled another full toss down the leg and Raina fetched himself a four in front off square. Yet another full toss was dispatched over fine leg for a six as Raina got himself into the 80s. 16 runs came off the over. Raina 85, Jadeja 0
M Hussey b Perera 67 (42b 5x4 4x6) SR: 159.52
MS Dhoni c K Sharma b Perera 4 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 133.33
End of over 17: 177 for 1 Ishant Sharma came on for his final over and he started off with an offside wide followed by a boundary by Raina. Another wide followed and Raina hit a six of a good length delivery over deep midwicket. A full toss off the third ball was dispatched over the infield towards the extra cover fence by Raina. Fourth ball, pitched up off side delivery and Raina tonked it for another boundary playing an inside out shot over cover. Fifth ball was a bit short bowled over the wicket by Sharma, but Raina angled the ball pulling it wide in front of square for a another boundary. Single came off the last ball as the over yielded 25 runs off the over. Ishant Sharma finished with figures of 4-0-66-0. Raina 74, Hussey 67
End of over 16: 152 for 1 16 runs came off Amit Mishra's final over as Suresh Raina too reached his fifty. Raina got a four of the second ball hitting the pitched up delivery wide of long-off and then Hussey finished off the over with a big six over deep extra cover. Hussey 67, Raina 51
End of over 15: 136 for 1 Thisara Perera was given the ball after the second strategic time-out and Hussey got a boundary inside edging one to fine leg off the second ball. Perera was wayward in the over and Raina got another boundary off the last ball guiding a full toss in front of point for four. 12 runs came off the over. Raina 44, Hussey 58
End of over 14: 124 for 1 Amit Mishra came on for his third over and induced an edge off the first ball from Raina which well short of the third man. He bowled good variations in in the over giving away eight runs in the over. Raina 39, Hussey 53
End of over 13: 116 for 1 Dale Styen came back for his third over and Hussey got his fifty off 32 balls dabbing the ball towards third man for a single. Both Raina and Hussey did not take any risk in the over playing out the speedsters' over calmly taking five runs off it. Raina 34, Hussey 51
End of over 12: 111 for 1 Raina gave an opportunity to Hyderabad cutting one uppishly towards point where Karan Sharma dropped a simple catch off the bowling off Amit Mishra. The duo ran between the wickets well taking seven runs off the over. Raina 31, Hussey 49
End of over 11: 104 for 1 Darren Sammy was introduced into the attack and Raina slashed one past point for four off the fourth ball to bring up the 50-run stand between him and Hussey in just 32 balls. Hussey then picked a slower one depositing it over the fine leg fence for another six to end the over. 13 runs came off the over. Hussey 47, Raina 26
End of over 10: 91 for 1 Ishant Sharma was brought back into the attack by Sangakkara and the lanky pacer did well conceding just six runs of the first five ball but Hussey damaged his figures hitting a six over fine leg off the last ball. 12 runs came off the over. Raina 20, Hussey 40
End of over 9: 79 for 1 Karan Sharma started his second over with a wide down the legside and the next ball Hussey plonked a good length delivery for a six over midwicket. Three dots followed and after a single, Raina finished off the over hitting on over long-off fence for the second six of the over. 14 runs came off it. Raina 18, Hussey 30
End of over 8: 65 for 1 Amit Mishra got his first over off the match and started off with a single. The second ball was pitched up outside off and Hussey got on top of the spin driving the ball hard past extra cover for a boundary. Raina too helped himself with a boundary executing an on-drive wide off long-off as Mishra tried a slider in the fourth. The over ended with a dot as ten runs came off it. Raina 12, Hussey 23
End of over 7: 55 for 1 Legspinner Karan Sharma was introduced into the attack and he started off well conceding just five singles in the over. Raina 7, Hussey 18
End of over 6: 50 for 1 Thisara Perera scalped the prized wicket of Murali Vijay in the second over as the opener got a faint edge off a short of length swinging away delivery to wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel. Suresh Raina joined Hussey in the middle as six runs came off the over. Raina 4, Hussey 16
M Vijay c Patel b Perera 29 (20b 2x4 3x6) SR: 145.00
End of over 5: 44 for 0 Ishant Sharma was brought back into the attack after two dot balls, Vijay plonked three back-to-back sixes. The first one, Vijay read the length of the short ball early and pulled it over long leg. The second came over deep midwicket and the third, best of the lot, came when Vijay flicked a good length one over deep midwicket. 18 runs came off the over. Vijay 29, Hussey 14
End of over 4: 26 for 0 Thisara Perera was introduced into the attack replacing Ishant Sharma and he was greeted by two back-to-back boundaries by Vijay. Perera drifted the first ball down the leg and Vijay guided it behind square for a boundary followed by a lazy cover drive for another four. Perera redeemed himself bowling two dots and gave a single off the fifth ball. Hussey finished the over clobbering a short one behind square for the third boundary of the over. 13 runs came of Perera's first over. Vijay 11, Hussey 14
End of over 3: 13 for 0 Dale Steyn continued as he gave away a single off the first ball to Hussey followed by two dots by Vijay. A bouncer followed and Vijay managed to get a single off the last ball. two runs came off the Steyn's second over. Vijay 2, Hussey 10
End of over 2: 11 for 0 Ishant Sharma bowled the second over and after two dot balls, CSK were on the board as Murali Vijay played one towards short third man for a single. After a wide delivery from Sharma, Hussey played a well timed on-drive to take his first boundary through extra cover followed by a short and wide delivery, which was dispatched over covers by Hussey for the second boundary of the over. 11 runs came of the over.
End of over 1: 0 for 0 Dale Styen started off the proceedings with Micheal Hussey taking strike and Murali Vijay at the non-strikers' end. Steyn was bang on target first up bowling six dot balls to Hussey as the game started off with a maiden.
TOSS: Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings. Hyderabad are going in with an unchanged playing XI whereas Chennai have got in Jason Holder for this game.
Chennai: Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni(captain/wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Chris Morris, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Mohit Mahipal Sharma
Hyderabad: Parthiv Patel(wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Kumar Sangakkara(captain), Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Ashish Reddy, Karan Sharma, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
It came as a shocker to many, seeing the mighty Chennai Super Kings falling like a pack of cards against Mumbai Indians, but having qualified for the IPL 6 play-offs the men in yellow would like to go into the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium looking to erase the horrible memories from Sunday.
Chennai have already qualified, but they would want to make things difficult for Sunrisers Hyderabad who are one win away from making it to the final four with seven wins from 11 matches. After winning a low-scoring game against Delhi Daredevils, Hyderabad would look to continue their unbeaten winning streak at home.