IPL 2018, CSK vs SRH: 4 Unnoticed things from the game
In a game between the table toppers, Sunrisers Hyderabad were being hosted by Chennai Super Kings at Pune. It was a game that gave an opportunity for the visitors to try their bench strength after their win in the previous game that assured them a playoff spot.
On a slow pitch at Pune, Chennai opted to bowl. Sunrisers got off to a sluggish start but the partnership of Dhawan and Williamson powered them to a respectable total. It was also the late flourish from Deepak Hooda that propelled his side to 179 in their 20 overs.
However, SRH didn’t put up a great performance with the ball as they were hammered all around the park to hand them their second defeat against CSK this season by 8 wickets.
Let’s look at some of the things that went unnoticed:
#1 Deepak Chahar delivers on his return
The men in yellow have fared well in this season on their return after two years. Though the batting prowess of Chennai has impressed, their bowling has let them down. They suffered a major blow when Deepak Chahar was ruled out for a couple of weeks in the mid-season.
However, Chahar returned after his hamstring injury in the game against Hyderabad. Deepak was splendid on his return as he produced yet another brilliant spell against the Orange Army. In his 4 overs, he gave just 16 runs to get the prized wicket of Alex Hales. This indeed solved the conundrum for MS Dhoni, but the problems in the death continued to expand for them.