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IPL 2023, CSK vs SRH: Jadeja, Conway lead CSK to comprehensive win over SRH at Chepauk

IPL 2023, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Ravindra Jadeja's 3-22, Devon Conway's 77 and Matheesha Pathirana-Akash Singh's combined 2-39 are top performances. CSK beat SRH and stay at number 3 place in points table.

IPL 2023, CSK vs SRH, Top Performances: Ravindra Jadeja gets player of the match for his 3-22 against SRH | Walking Wicket (Images_ ©IPL_Twitter)
Jadeja gets player of the match for his 3-22 against SRH (Images: ©IPL/Twitter)

Brief Scores: CSK 138-3 (Conway 77, Gaikwad 35; Markande 2-23) beat SRH 134-7 (Abhishek 34, Tripathi 21; Jadeja 3-22) by 7 wickets.

Player Of The Match: Ravindra Jadeja (3-22)


Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss today at the M.A Chidambaram stadium and bowled first against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). MS hinted towards a 50/50 equation and wasn’t sure about the role of dew on this surface. While Chennai Super Kings (CSK) went ahead with the same eleven, SRH made one change, bringing in Umran Malik.


Chennai Super Kings Crush Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dominant Victory

M.A. Chidambaram was always going to be a spinner’s paradise and these two-paced wickets was a horror ground for SRH batters. SRH openers started off decently losing just one wicket inside the power play, scoring 45 runs. As soon as the spinners turned up, MS used all the tricks behind his sleeves and Jadeja responded well picking three wickets in the middle overs. The spinners bowled 10 overs and gave just 62 runs away, picking four wickets. SRH struggled to find their rhythm with the bat and could only manage a modest total of 134 runs in 20 overs, falling victim to Patheerna's shrewd alterations in the latter stages of the game.


CSK openers were nothing short of brilliant, the duo of Ruturaj and Conway put on an 87-run partnership for the 1st wicket. The partnership, which appeared unbeatable the way things were going, ended in a pretty funny run-rout. After the opening partnership, it was just a matter of time before CSK closed in on this low-run scoring chase before Mayank Markande’s googlies played in-road in CSK’s attempt to steal some positive net run rate. Eventually CSK won with eight balls to spare and ensured SRH did not get a single win at the M.A Chidambaram stadium ever in the IPL.



Talking Points from CSK vs SRH

If we say Chennai, it echoes spinners. That’s what exactly happened. A slow sticky wicket and SRH batters surrendered to the slow bowlers of CSK losing four wickets for just 62 runs to the spin bowlers. The ploy of sending Mayank Agarwal in the middle overs to take on the spinners did not work for SRH but was a worthy try. CSK’s field positions and catching were on point today. Dhoni grooming the inexperienced and young bowling line-up is the silver lining of CSK’s 2023 campaign.


Top three performances from CSK vs SRH, Chennai, IPL 2023

IPL 2023, CSK vs SRH, Top Performances_ Ravindra Jadeja's 3-22 helps CSK beat SRH at Chennai _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©IPL_Twitter)
Jadeja's 3-22 helps CSK beat SRH at Chennai (Images: ©IPL/Twitter)
Ravindra oh my “Sir Jadeja” deceives the SRH batters with 3-22

One of the best spin bowling all-rounders, Ravindra Jadeja dominated A spinners paradise. Came into the attack in the eighth over when SRH had just lost one wicket for 55 runs. By the time Jadeja’ finished his spell, SRH were 97-5 at the end of 14 overs. A three-wicket match-winning spell, restricting the batters to free their arms, wicket-to-wicket bowling, and the odd change in pace in between to deceive the batters. A typical Jadeja’ spell of spin bowling.


IPL 2023, CSK vs SRH, Top Performances_ Akash Singh took 1-17 against SRH; CSK beat SRH _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©IPL_Twitter)
Akash Singh took 1-17 against SRH (Images: ©IPL/Twitter)
Matheesha ‘Malinga’ and Akash ‘Swing’ rise to the occasion

In this age of experienced bowlers, CSK has been hit with injury concerns to their premier opening-bowing combination of Deepak Chahar and Mukesh Choudhary. In their Absence, Akash Singh has been swinging the ball from the left-arm angle to make life difficult for the batters. Behind the wickets, Dhoni’s guidance is like gold dust. Even in today’s game, he suggested, Akash come in from the end the wind was blowing into the right -to help him with his natural in-swing action to the right-handers. The field placement to Harry Brook who likes to go with hard hands was the crux of the biscuit.


Ruturaj was placed in a weird position between the backward point and short third man exactly for the hard-cut shot which Brook plays. A sliced shot towards the backward point and Ruturaj took a good low catch as the ball was traveling at the pace of nots. Matheesha, the find of the 2022 season, reaping rewards in 2023. A slingy Malinga-like action with all the variations in the world enough to deceive any batter on any day. He was introduced today in the second half of the first innings and bowled all his four overs between 11 to 20th over to pick one wicket giving just 22 runs away.

IPL 2023, CSK vs SRH, Top Performances_ Devon Conway scored 77 off 57 against SRH; CSK beat SRH _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©IPL_Twitter)
Conway's 77 off 57 against SRH carried CSK home (Images: ©IPL/Twitter)
The ’one’ and only Conway smashes third consecutive fifty

A mediocre chase and the deadly duo of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway at the crease. If one takes time, the other covers up. This is exactly what happened. Conway ensured that the chase was always under control with his attacking gameplay of the fast bowlers. Smashing 22 runs off Marco Jansen in the sixth over, Conway changed gears and dominated the SRH bowlers. In the ninth over of the game, Conway raised his bat towards the gallery as he brought his third fifty of the season. Even though a couple of wickets stumbled at the other end, Conway stood tall like a rock to see CSK through to the finishing line with an unbeaten 76 off just 56 deliveries.


Points Table Scenario & What's Next

No changes ‌in the points table as even with this win, CSK stay exactly where they were before this game at number three position with an improved net run rate of +0.355. Sunrisers also stood their place at 9th position. Lucknow super giants will take on Gujarat Titans at the Ekana Stadium at 3:30 PM IST on April 22.



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IPL 2023 Points Table
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