In the 17th match of this IPL season being played at DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai, between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. After losing the toss, CSK batted first, scored 154 runs, and set a target of 155 runs in front of Sunrisers Hyderabad. The pitch at DY Patil Stadium is considered favorable for the batsmen but the CSK batsmen could not take full advantage of this pitch.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bowl first and invited CSK to bat first. Robin Uthappa and Rituraj Gaikwad opened the innings for CSK but Robin Uthappa could not do much and became the victim of Washington Sundar after scoring 15 runs. Rituraj Gaikwad also got out by T Natarajan. for the fourth time in a row, Rituraj Gaikwad flopped in this season. Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu handled the innings in the middle overs and shared a 62-run partnership. But after the wickets of Ambati Rayudu and Moeen Ali in two consecutive overs, CSK’s innings came on the back foot. Ravindra Jadeja came in the end and played a flamboyant inning, which helped Chennai’s score reach this respectable position.
Moeen Ali played a useful inning of 48 runs for Chennai Super Kings, but apart from this, none of the CSK batsmen could do anything special. On the other hand, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, and T Natarajan bowled brilliantly and very economical for Sunrisers Hyderabad.