Fortune changes as the openers fired to make big.
With a huge roar from the crowd, Williamson tossed the coin. SRH opted to bowl first after winning the toss.
Conway and Ruturaj began the innings slowly and built the partnership. Moreover, scoring his 9th 50 in the IPL. Importantly smashing 16 runs in the 11th and 14th over. Conway completed his maiden IPL fifty in the tournament. When Ruturaj tries to complete his 100 playing the cut short from outside off stump the ball fell into the safe hands of Bhuvi. Rutu departed for well-made 99(57). The highest opening partnership for CSK 182. Conway 88(55)* and Jadeja 1(1) finally took CSK to 202-2.
With a big total in front, Williamson and Abishek Sharma turned on to score runs very quickly. As Dhoni said in the toss every catch should be taken yet the easy sitter catch has been dropped in Mid off by Mukesh Choudary.
Interestingly, he picked the wicket and cleaned the dirt, very next ball he took the wicket of inform batsman Tripathi who tried to play upper-cut. However, Williamson was limited across to push the ball taking the edge off Jadeja, a chance dropped by the Dhoni.
In particular the 3rd over of santner, Markram smashed 2 sixes and gave his wicket in the same over. Trying to clear Long on Markram stuck with the back foot and Jaddu took the catch. Pretorious broke a 38-run partnership between Williamson and Pooran. Williamson 47(37) missing the slower the one, went to hit the pads judged LBW.
Shashank Singh edged up and caught by Dhoni behind the stumps and in the next Washington Sundar was cleaned up by Mukesh Choudary. Whereas, Pretorious bowled the 19th over Pooran tried to go big dheekshana dropped at deep and santner at Long on smiles on the face of Dhoni and Pooran. Despite 38 needed from 6 balks, Mukesh Choudary start the over with 6, 4, 0, wd, 6, 6, 1.
CSK won by 13 runs. Even though they had won the match their catch-dropping worse continued. To be noted CSK dropped 19 catches in the tournament.