Pune: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 13 runs in the IPL cricket match. Chennai batsman Ruduraj Kejriwal played an action-packed innings and scored 99 runs.
The 46th league match of the IPL between Chennai and Hyderabad was played yesterday at 7.30 pm at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Ground in Pune.
Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson, who won the toss, invited Chennai to bat. The Chennai team led by Ravindra Jadeja played the first 8 matches. Dhoni led the way.
Chennai scored 202 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 20 overs. Playing later, Hyderabad lost by 189 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.
Rudraj and Devon Conway were the opening batsmen for Chennai. Rudraj played casually for the first 6 overs and then picked up speed. He flew the balls for sixes and fours.
Rudraj was outplayed as he approached the Audi century in particular. He fell for 99 off 57 balls. This includes 6 fours and 6 sixes each.
The Rudraj-Conway pair put on 182 for the first wicket. This is the highest run scored by any Chennai team in the IPL. Prior to this, in 2020, Chennai players Shane Watson – Fa du Plessis pair had amassed a maximum of 181 runs.
Conway, who played at the other end, was unbeaten on 85 off 55 balls. Captain Dhoni was dismissed for 8 off 7 balls.
Abhishek Sharma (39), Aidan Markram (17), skipper Kane Williamson (47), Shashank (15) and Washington Sunder (2) were the top scorers for Hyderabad. Nicholas Pooran was unbeaten on 64. For Chennai, Mukesh Chaudhary 4, Pretorius and Mitchell Santner took one wicket each.
Earlier in the day, the Lucknow Super Giants beat the Delhi Capitals by 6 runs.
Playing first, Lucknow scored 195 for 3 in 20 overs. The Delhi team then lost by 189 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs.
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