Chasing a goal of 165, the Yellow Army may solely muster 157 for five with their skipper remaining unbeaten at 47 courtesy distinctive bowling by Sunrisers’ spinners which gave the David Warner-led facet a slim win.


This is the primary time since 2014, Chennai Super Kings have suffered three consecutive defeats within the IPL.

CSK misplaced fast wickets at the beginning as Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis and Kedar Jadhav fell early within the run chase. It was then left to skilled Ravindra Jadeja (50) and his skipper Dhoni (47 not out off 36 balls) to do the job. The seasoned campaigners collectively added 72 runs for the fifth wicket however couldn’t take the facet dwelling, ending at 157 for 5.

IPL 2020: CSK vs SRH, Match 14 Highlights: SRH win as MS Dhoni once more fails in run chase

With 28 required from the ultimate six deliveries, Dhoni and his batting companion Sam Curran (15 not out off 5) may solely rating 20 towards younger Abdul Samad – who bowled the ultimate over.

Earlier, a gritty batting efficiency by younger Indian batsmen Priyam Garg (51 not out) and Abhishek Sharma helped the Orange Army put up a decent whole on the board even because the senior-pros failed badly.

MS Dhoni accepts blame after Chennai Super Kings crash to 3rd straight defeat in IPL 2020

SRH scored a aggressive 164 for 5, using on former India U-19 captain Priyam Garg’s half-century and his 77-run stand with Abhishek (31). Had it not been for some smart batting by Abhishek and Garg, SRH wouldn’t have a aggressive whole on the board.

CSK’s poor fielding additionally aided SRH because the fielders dropped Sharma twice within the 18th over bowled by Deepak Chahar.

Dhoni – who turned the most-capped IPL participant (194 video games) tonight – later took the blame for the defeat and mentioned: “I was not able to middle a lot of deliveries, maybe trying to hit the ball too hard. Looking at the outfield, it was subconscious.”

In the post-match presentation speaking about his health, the 39-year-old cricketer mentioned: “I’m alright, the throat starts to get dry in these sort of conditions.”

Of course, Dhoni has much more essential issues in hand, as CSK misplaced three matches in a row, a primary after 2014 season and so as to add to that there have been dropped catches and items of shoddy fielding.

“We need to get quite a lot of issues proper. It’s the professionalism – dropping catches, bowling no-balls. We’re making the identical errors once more. After the 16th over, we had two unhealthy overs. Overall, we may have been barely higher.

“Nobody needs to drop catches, however at this stage you need to draw a line that these catches need to be taken. (Dropping) catches like these can actually hamper your knockout stage video games. What if this was a knockout recreation? But there are many positives on this recreation and some areas to enhance and we’ll come again stronger,” Dhoni mentioned.

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