Aiden Markram: Never nice to lose, or disappointed. Let ourselves down with the bat. Lacked partnerships of substance. It wasn’t a 130-odd wicket, closer to 160. Tough to get momentum if you don’t have partnerships. They bowled well in the middle overs and didn’t give us much to score off. We knew their spinners will play a big role, it was more about each person having his own plan to counter that. The guys had their plans but we couldn’t get it right tonight ultimately. We need some wins now, have to see how we can get better with the bat. Proud of how the bowlers stuck it out and took the game deep. Gonna take 1-2 guys to put their hands up, hopefully, we can get it right in the next game.
MS Dhoni: All said and done, it’s the last phase of my career, however long I play [On the roar and crowd support]. After two years, the fans have had the opportunity to come here and watch, feels good to be here. The crowd has given us a lot of love and affection. Not getting enough chances to bat, but no complaints. I was hesitant to bat second because I had that feeling there won’t be a lot of dew. When there are chances of dew, you have to bat second. Spinners once they came in, bowled a very good length. Fast bowlers once they came back, especially Pathirana, bowled superbly.”
Ravindra Jadeja is the player of the match: “The moment I come here and see the wicket, it’s always a happy feeling,” he beams. “Also, the boundary on one side is a lot bigger.”
Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights today, Friday 21-4-2023. 29th Match (N), Indian Premier League 2023, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
Toss: Dhoni opts to bowl.
Chennai Super Kings team: 1 Devon Conway, 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 Ajinkya Rahane, 4 Moeen Ali, 5 Shivam Dube, 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 MS Dhoni, 8 Matheesha Pathirana, 9 Tushar Deshpande, 10 Maheesh Theekshana, 11 Akash Singh.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: 1 Harry Brook, 2 Mayank Agarwal, 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Abhishek Sharma, 6 Heinrich Klaasen, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Washington Sundar, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Mayank Markande, 11 Umran Malik.
Head to Head In T20’s: 19
Chennai Super Kings Won: 14
Sunrisers Hyderabad Won: 5
(last five completed Matches, most recent first)
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Match Timings: 2:00 PM GMT | 7:30 PM Local
Umpires – Saiyed Khalid, Virender Sharma
TV Umpire – Nitin Menon
Match Referee – Shakti Singh
Reserve Umpire – Abhijit Bengeri
Match number – IPL 2023 – 29th Match
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Pitch and weather: The two games in Chennai so far have had good batting tracks with enough in them for spinners. The fast bowlers have been expensive and the trend could continue. The weather is expected to be warm and humid.