Twitter Reactions: Chennai Super Kings seal last-ball thriller from Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Chennai Super Kings survived a late assault from Sunrisers Hyderabad to seal a thrilling four-run win in an IPL match on Sunday. Chasing a target of 183, SRH managed 178/6 in their allotted 20 overs as CSK climbed to the top of the points tally.

The SRH came close to winning the match, thanks largely to their captain Kane Williamson who scored a valiant 84 off 51 balls after their chase was jolted by three early blows. Deepak Chahar dismissed opener Ricky Bhui and Manish Pandey for a duck in successive overs and then added the scalp of Deepak Hooda (1) in his third to leave the orange army in trouble at 22/3 in 4.2 overs.

Williamson then first combined with Shakib Al Hasan (24) to revive the innings before adding 79 runs with Yusuf Pathan (45) to bring them back in the game. When he fell to Dwayne Bravo off the final delivery of the 18th over, SRH needed 33 off the final two overs.

However, the fall of Yusuf in the following overall but ended the hopes of the home fans before Rashid Khan gave CSK a mighty scare. With 19 needed off the final over, Rashid struck a six and a four to leave his team needing six from the last delivery. However, he managed a single off it to remain unbeaten on 17 as CSK took home two points.

Earlier, it was Kane Williamson who won the toss and opted to chase the total. Justifying the toss, SRH bowlers started the innings in a grand way by giving only 40-odd runs in the first 8 overs and scalped both opening batsman wickets. However, Ambati Rayudu who has played enough cricket on Hyderabad soil completely changed the complexion of the game by smacking a blistering 79 runs off 37 balls.

Suresh Raina, quite unlike to him, played an anchor role in the innings by knocking the ball down the ground for singles and occasional boundaries. Raina scored an unbeaten 54 off 43 balls. In the end, it was MS Dhoni who smacked a brilliant 25 runs off 12 balls to shoulder his side to a massive total of 182 runs on the board.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to CSK’s close win over SRH:

https://twitter.com/SirJadeja/status/988060702559498242

This article was first published on The Cricket Times.
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