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IPL 2024: CSK vs SRH 46th Match Highlights – CSK Beat SRH in 46th Match of IPL 2024

IPL 2024 CSK vs SRH 46th Match Highlights

The 46th match of IPL 2024 was a night of dominance for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as they outclassed the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by a convincing 78-run margin at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium. This win solidified CSK’s position in the top half of the points table and highlighted their resurgence in the ongoing tournament.

CSK Bat With Caution But Deliver Power

Despite losing the toss for the eighth time in nine matches, CSK openers opted for a more cautious approach at the start. It might have surprised some fans, considering their recent batting struggles. However, their skipper, Ruturaj Gaikwad, had other plans. He played a patient but impactful knock, stitching together boundaries and rotating the strike effectively. His innings of 98 runs off 54 balls laid the foundation for a strong total.

The middle overs saw a shift in gears as Daryl Mitchell joined the party. The New Zealander played a crucial supporting role with a well-paced 52 off 32 balls. Their partnership ensured CSK didn’t lose momentum and kept the scoreboard ticking. In the death overs, Shivam Dube provided the final flourish with a quickfire 39* off just 20 balls, including four sixes. This late surge propelled CSK to a competitive total 212 for 3 on the board.

Deshpande Spins a Web, SRH Top Order Flounders

Needing a strong start to chase down a big target, SRH openers Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma began aggressively. However, their ambitions could have been more-lived. Enter Tushar Deshpande, the CSK spinner. He foxed both openers with his variations, dismissing them cheaply within the powerplay. This double blow put SRH on the back foot right from the beginning.

SRH Batting Collapses Under Pressure

The dismissal of their openers triggered a domino effect in the SRH batting lineup. While Aiden Markram (32 runs) showed some resistance, the other batters failed to cope with the pressure. The CSK bowling attack, a mix of pace and spin, didn’t allow easy scoring opportunities. The lack of substantial partnerships further dented SRH’s hopes.

Unlike CSK’s previous home game against Lucknow Super Giants, where dew played a significant role in aiding the chase, the conditions remained dry. That favoured the CSK spinners, who exploited the lack of grip on the pitch. Ravindra Jadeja and Mustafizur Rahman bowled economically, further restricting SRH’s scoring rate. Eventually, SRH were bundled out for a paltry 134 runs, falling short of the target by a massive 78 runs.

A Match of Contrasting Fortunes

This match served as a fascinating contrast to CSK’s previous home encounter. While their batting approach remained cautious, the absence of dew proved to be a game-changer. Unlike the last match, their bowling attack thrived in drier conditions, where dew aided the opposition’s chase. This win showcased CSK’s ability to adapt to different situations and emerge victorious.

This dominant victory propelled CSK to third in the points table, highlighting their strong comeback in the tournament. They have displayed a renewed sense of purpose and consistency in recent matches. Ruturaj Gaikwad continues to be their batting mainstay, while bowlers like Deshpande are stepping up and making significant contributions.

For SRH, this loss exposes their vulnerability in run chases. Their batting lineup needs help to cope with pressure and adapt to different conditions. They must find a way to address this issue if they want to climb up the points table and challenge for the playoffs.

The IPL 2024 season continues to be a thrilling rollercoaster ride. Stay tuned for further analysis and updates on the exciting matches to come!

Match Summary

Chennai Super Kings                                             212/3 (20)

Ruturaj Gaikwad 

98 (54)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
1/38 (4)

Daryl Mitchell

52 (32)

Jaydev Unadkat
1/38 (4)

Shivam Dube

39* (20)

T. Natarajan
1/43 (4)

Sunrisers Hyderabad                                           134/10 (20)

Aiden Markram

32 (26)

Tushar Deshpande
4/27 (3)

Heinrich Klaasen

20 (21)

Matheesha Pathirana
2/17 (2)

Abdul Samad

19 (18)

Mustafizur Rahman
2/19 (2.5)

Toss: SRH won the toss and decided to bowl

Stadium: MA Chidambaram Stadium

Result: CSK won by 78 runs

Player of the Match: Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK) – 98 (54)

Tags: CSK vs SRH, Daryl Mitchell, ipl 2024, Matheesha Pathirana, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Tushar Deshpande

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