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IPL 2024, CSK vs SRH, Key Takeaways: SRH falter in another chase, CSK back in Top 4

IPL 2024, CSK vs SRH, Key Takeaways: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Daryl Mitchell's 107-run stand and Tushar Deshpande's 4-27 displace SRH from third place in points table. Top takeaways for CSK and SRH from the match.

IPL 2024, CSK vs SRH: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Daryl Mitchell added 107 off 64 balls for 2nd wicket | Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
IPL 2024: Gaikwad, Mitchell added 107 off 64 for 2nd wicket (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)

Brief Scores: CSK 212/3 (Ruturaj Gaikwad 98, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1/38) beat SRH 134 (Aiden Markram 32, Tushar Deshpande 4/27) by 78 runs.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) produced an all-round display to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 78 runs at Chennai in Match 46 of IPL 2024 on Sunday. Chennai posted a total of 212/3 before restricting Hyderabad to 134 to move to third in the points table. Hyderabad are now placed fourth after this loss.

Key Takeaways from CSK vs SRH, Match 46, IPL 2024 - Winning team (CSK)

Mitchell’s maiden fifty and Gaikwad’s golden touch aid CSK 

Daryl Mitchell put behind a series of low scores to post his maiden IPL fifty when he cracked 52 against Hyderabad. Coming to bat at No 3, he stitched a stand of 107 runs in 10.4 overs with Ruturaj Gaikwad. This knock will give Mitchell a lot of confidence going into the business end of the tournament. It also serves as a great boost to the CSK batting unit. With a timely return to form, Mitchell adds more stability to the batting line-up.

Meanwhile, captain Gaikwad once again led from the front, with a knock of 98, falling just 2 runs short of a second straight century. Nevertheless, Gaikwad’s consistency as an opener gives a solid platform for big hitters to build on and finish off the innings with a flourish or chase down scores. Gaikwad’s 98 helped CSK post a decent total against Hyderabad.

Bowlers execute their plans to perfection

Defending any total with plenty of dew isn’t easy at Chennai. But Chennai bowlers came up with a plan to restrict the Hyderabad big hitters and win an important match for their team. Tushar Deshpande bowled according to plans and executed it perfectly. The field placements were also perfect. Deshpande bowled away from the hitting arc of Hyderabad’s openers Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma who holed out in the deep. He also dismissed Anmolpreet Singh for a golden duck. 

Later, other Chennai pacers and spinner Ravindra Jadeja bowled tight lengths without allowing the Hyderabad batters to go under the ball and smash it out of the ground. As SRH batters struggled to get the boundaries, they looked to bat out of trouble, and were dismissed cheaply for 134. 

Key Takeaways from CSK vs SRH, Match 46, IPL 2024 - Losing team (SRH)

IPL 2024, CSK vs SRH_ Aiden Markram scored  32 off 26 against CSK; CSK beat SRH _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
SRH to find ways to win matches while chasing (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)
SRH continue faltering in chases, concerns deepen  

Once again, Hyderabad failed to chase down a target for the second time in a row. Hyderabad have lost three and won one in four matches when chasing in IPL 2024. They have posted record totals above 250-plus three times in IPL 2024 when batting first. But they have struggled to chase down all the three targets above 200. They need to work on their strategy when chasing, finding a balance between attack and defence as the race for play-offs heats up. 

Statistical Highlights from CSK vs SRH, IPL 2024
  • Daryl Mitchell posted his maiden IPL fifty when he made 52 against Hyderabad.

  • Hyderabad lead the tally of scoring the most sixes in powerplay in IPL 2024 with 38 sixes, followed by 31 maximums by Delhi Capitals (DC).

  • Tushar Deshpande posted his best bowling figures in IPL, when he took 4/27 against Hyderabad.

  • Gaikwad has jumped to second spot in the list of highest run-getters in IPL 2024, behind Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). Gaikwad has scored 447 runs @ 63.85 with 3 fifties and 1 ton in 9 games. 

Points Table Scenario & What's Next

With this win, Chennai have jumped to third place with 10 points, having won five games out nine. Hyderabad are fourth with 10 points due to an inferior net run rate compared to Chennai. Hyderabad have also won five games out of nine. Chennai will next play Punjab Kings (PBKS) on May 1, while Hyderabad will take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) on May 2. 

Up next in the league, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) host the Delhi Capitals (DC) at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday, April 29. 


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