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Chennai Super Kings conquered Hyderabad, brining to endSunrisers Hyderabad's undefeated run at home, with an empathic 77-run win at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Wednesday night. CSK put into bat, destroyed SRH by posting a massive 223 on the back of Suresh Raina's undefeated 99 before their bowlers put up a good show to restrict the hosts to 146.
Chasing 224, SRH lost Shikhar Dhawan (3) in the second over, run out by a brilliant throw from MS Dhoni. Parthiv Patelhowever continued with two boundaries off Mohit Sharma. The left-hand opener then went after Jason Holder dispatching him for two boundaries and a six in the fifth over before Dwayne Bravo put him down. Kumar Sangakkara (3) followed when he top-edged a sweep off Ravichandran Ashwin to be caught by Chris Morris at short fine leg.
Suresh Raina dismissed Hanuma Vihari (3) caught in the deep to leave SRH three down in the eighth over. Darren Sammy (7) pulled Sharma for a six before holing out to Morris the next ball. The collapse continued as Patel (44) was caught by Vijay in the ninth over. SRH at the halfway stage were 75 for five, still requiring 149 runs.
Thisara Perera (23) smashed a boundary and a six off Morris before launching Bravo for a six. He departed the very next delivery caught by Subramaniam Badrinath. Karan Sharma, who was put down by Murali Vijay in the 15th over, cleared Jadeja over the ropes to give SRH fans something to cheer about. Amit Mishra (6) was run out by Ravindra Jadeja in the 16th over. SRH eventually fell short by 77 runs as Karan Sharma finished unbeaten on 39.
Earlier in the evening, Michael Husseyplayed a maiden off Dale Steyn before putting Ishant Sharma for consecutive boundaries. He and Vijay then smashed three boundaries off Perera in the fourth over. Murali Vijay (29) then took Ishant to the cleaners with three successive sixes before being caught behind off Perera. Karan Sharma was slammed for two sixes in the 9th over as Hussey and Raina went hard after the SRH bowling. The duo put on 133 runs for the second wicket.
Raina was given a reprieve on 26 when Karan Sharma dropped him at point off Mishra. Runs continued to flow as Hussey launched Mishra for a maximum in the 16th over. Raina took Ishant apart in the 17th over for 25 runs. Perera then struck twice, bowling Hussey (67) before having Dhoni (4) caught in the deep. Raina however continued his onslaught with a six before Ravindra Jadeja (13*) cut Steyn away for consecutive boundaries. With 20 runs from the final over, CSK finished with 223 for three.
Man-of-the-Match: Suresh Raina
Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings 223 for 3 (Suresh Raina 99*, Thisara Perera 3-45) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad 146 for 8 (Parthiv Patel 44, Mohit Sharma 2-28) by 77 runs.
Mumbai Indians continued their winning run at home as they routedKolkata Knight Riders by 65 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday night. Batting first, MI posted a competitive 170 before their bowlers, led by spinners Harbhajan Singh andPragyan Ojhaspun their strands around the KKR batsmen to dismiss them for 105.
Chasing 171, KKR lost Gautam Gambhir (0) early when the southpaw dragged one back onto his stumps. Jacques Kallis hit a boundary and a six off Abu Nechim to get KKR rolling. Manvinder Bisla got a reprieve when Harbhajan Singh put him down on 0. The KKR opener could not make much of that opportunity as he was beaten comprehensively by Pragyan Ojha and was stumped by Dinesh Karthik.Yusuf Pathan walked in to bat at No.5 and got into the act immediately launching Ojha into the crowd. Ojha however dismissed Pathan (13) the next over striking timber. Harbhajan then had Kallis (24) caught in the deep. At the halfway stage, KKR were 62 for four, needing a further 109.
Debabrata Dashit a six off Harbhajan, but wickets continued to fall at the other end as Eoin Morgan (5) was caught off Nechim. Das (23) continued his assault on Harbhajan with a six and a boundary before the spinner foxed him in the air and pouched him caught and bowled. Ryan McLaren (1) was then run out leaving KKR in dire straits. Harbhajan dismissed Rajat Bhatia (4) to claim his third wicket. Johnson sent back Narine (3) before Malinga bowled Lakshmipathy Balaji to bundle out the visitors for 105 in 18.2 overs.
Earlier MI won the toss and elected to bat. Balaji started proceedings with a maiden over. Dwayne Smith went after McLaren hitting him for consecutive boundaries in the second over before his opening partner Sachin Tendulkar got stuck into the same bowler in the fourth over and dispatched him for five successive boundaries. MI made 41 from their Power Play with both openers still at the crease. Smith welcomed Iqbal Abdulla with consecutive boundaries.
Bhatia bowled Tendulkar (48) who walked across the off-side trying to paddle to the leg, only to miss the ball and have his stumps rearranged. Abdulla had Smith (47) caught in the deep by McLaren in the next over. Rohit Sharma hit Bhatia for a boundary before following it with a six. Dinesh Karthik then launched Narine for a maximum in the seventeenth. McLaren struck twice in the 18th over; first dismissing Sharma (16) caught brilliantly by Eoin Morgan on the fence and then had Pollard caught by Narine at short fine leg. Ambati Raydu was run out in the same over without facing a ball. Karthik hit Narine for two boundaries before Harbhajan was run out in the 19th over. MI took 24 runs from the final over to reach 170 for six.
Man-of-the-Match: Sachin Tendulkar
Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians 170 for 6 (Sachin Tendulkar 48, Ryan McLaren 2-60) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders 105 all out in 18.2 overs (Jacques Kallis 24, Harbhajan Singh 3-27) by 65 runs.