CSK vs SRH Live Scorecard - IPL 6 Match 34 Chennai vs Hyderabad
CSK vs SRH Live Scorecard – Get Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score and Ball by Ball Commentary of Pepsi IPL 2013, 34th T20 Match played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai on 25th April 2013.
Chennai Super Kings' marauding batsmen will be put through a stern test by the intimidating bowling attack of Sunrisers Hyderabad when the two in-form teams clash for the first time in the sixth Pepsi IPL on Thursday.
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Both the teams have five wins each from their respective seven matches so far but while Chennai are second on the points table, Hyderabad are third due to the difference in their net run-rate.
That difference is primarily a result of Hyderabad's batting woes which could prove to be their bane on Thursday given that Chennai's willow-wielders are in prime form.
With world's numero uno bowler, Dale Steyn, leading their pace attack, Hyderabad's bowling has been their strength.
Ishant Sharma, Thisara Perera and wily leg-spinner Amit Mishra make the rest of the bowling unit, which has played crucial roles in all their five wins so far in the tournament.
However, batting continues to remain a major concern. Skipper Kumar Sangakkara has looked a pale shadow of himself so far in the tournament and Australian Cameron White has delivered only in patches.
Chennai, on the other hand, have little to worry about except for fatigue as they have been playing continuously even as Hyderabad have enjoyed a break of almost a week after their win over Kings XI Punjab.
In Michael Hussey, they have a proven game-changer, who has been in sublime form. Besides, the likes of Suresh Raina and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni have been their usual aggressive selves.
Not to mention, the all-round abilities of Ravindra Jadeja, who would be eager to make amends for his duck in the last game.
The bowling department does not feature many big names barring off-spinner R Ashwin, but it has delivered for the team.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Subaramaniam Badrinath, Ravindra Jadeja, Albie Morkel, Chris Morris, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Srikkanth Anirudha, Baba Aparajith, Akila Dananjaya, Faf du Plessis, Ben Hilfenhaus, Jason Holder, Imtiaz Ahmed, Shadab Jakati, R Karthikeyan, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ben Laughlin, Ronit More, Dirk Nannes, Ankit Rajpoot, Wriddhiman Saha (wk) and Vijay Shankar
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kumar Sangakkara (capt & wk), Dale Steyn, Akshat Reddy, Ashish Reddy, DB Ravi Teja, Nathan McCullum, Anand Rajan, Biplab Samantray, Chris Lynn, Darren Sammy, Karan Sharma, Prasant Padmanabhan, Sachin Rana, Shikhar Dhawan, Sandeep Tyagi, T Sargunam, Veer Pratap Singh, Ankit Sharma, Parthiv Patel (wk), Cameron White, GH Vihari, Thisara Perera, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma.
Thursday April 25, 2013 (day/night)
Start time 20:00 local (1430 GMT)