IPL 2018, CSK vs SRH 5 Reasons why Hyderabad lost against Chennai
A match between the table toppers saw Chennai Super Kings take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad at MCA Stadium in Pune. Chennai won the toss and asked visitors to put some runs on the board.
It was a decision that paid off as the home team was able to restrict the visitors for just 179 runs despite some great recovery in the middle overs by Dhawan and Williamson.
It was too low a total to defend for SRH after the kind of start for the men in yellow in their first six overs. It was a target that always seemed less, even more, when none of the SRH bowlers could get the better of the opposition. Eventually, the visitors succumbed to defeat by 8 wickets.
Let’s take a look at some of the reason that propelled an SRH loss:
#1 Deepak Chahar bowls a dream spell against the SRH
It seems that the young man is in love with the Orange Army. It was for the second time when he fared well against the Sunrisers with the ball. In his previous outing with the ball, be bowled his season best to strike three wickets after conceding just 15 runs in his spell of four overs.
Even in today’s encounter, he carried his confidence to dent Hyderabad with the opening wicket of Alex Hales in the powerplay itself. He was once again right on the money to just concede 16 runs and bag the prized scalp of English opener. His spell not only puts the shackles on the scoring rate but gave others a confidence to prevent the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson from going big.