In the 29th match of the 13th season of IPL, Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs. This is Chennai’s third win in 8 matches in the season. With this, the team reached number six in the points table. Chennai have defeated Hyderabad for the 10th time in 14 matches so far. In the match played in Dubai, Chennai won the toss and gave a target of 168 runs while batting first.
In response, Hyderabad could only manage 147 runs after losing 8 wickets. For Sunrisers, Kane Williamson scored the highest innings of 57 runs off 39 balls. Sunrisers Hyderabad started off poorly to chase the target. He had lost two wickets for 27 runs. Captain David Warner 9 and Manish Pandey were dismissed by 4 runs. Johnny Bairstow also could not do much and he also kept walking after scoring 23 runs. Kane Williamson handled the innings with a partnership of 32 with Bairstow and then 40 with Priyam Garg (16), but could not win the team.
Earlier, Chennai won the toss and started to bat first. The team had lost two wickets for 35 runs. Sandeep Sharma took both wickets. He bowled Sam Karan clean for 31 runs. Earlier Faf du Plessis was out without opening an account. Sandeep got him caught by wicketkeeper Johnny Bairstow. For Chennai, Shane Watson scored 42, Ambati Rayudu scored 41 and Sam Karan scored 31 runs. In the end, Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 21 off 13 balls and Ravindra Jadeja scored 25 runs off 10 balls. The team scored 51 runs in the last 5 overs. At the same time, Hyderabad fast bowlers Sandeep Sharma, Khalil Ahmed and T Natarajan took 2–2. Dhoni imposed the longest six Super Kings captain MS Dhoni in Chennai in this season against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 29th match of IPL 2020. Longest six studded from the side. He did this with the 5th ball of the 19th over of the first innings.
He was throwing the over tea Natarajan and he tried to throw the ball yorker, but he missed it and Dhoni took full advantage of it and hit a brilliant six in the direction of long on. However, he was also caught out on the next ball after this. The six that Dhoni hit was 102 meters long and he left behind Shane Watson of his own team. Watson had previously hit a 101-meter-long six.