IPL 2018 final Score, CSK vs SRH final: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) posted 178/6 in 20 overs against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final at the Wankhede Stadium. Skipper Kane Williamson top-scored for Hyderabad with a 36-ball 47 while Yusuf Pathan hit an unbeaten 25-ball 45 and Carlos Brathwaite smashed 21 off 11. For Chennai, Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja all got a wicket each.
Earlier, MS Dhoni won the toss and Chennai Super Kings chose to field first against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Chennai has made one change, and have rested veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh and given Karn Sharma to prove his worth. As for Hyderabad, they have included Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami and rested Khaleel Ahmed, Wriddhiman Saha (injured).
Here are CSK vs SRH, IPL 2018 final Cricket Score:
10:21 pm: Chennai Super Kings require another 34 runs with 8 wickets and 34 balls remaining.
10:15 pm: From taking almost 2 overs to getting your first run to the possibility of getting a century in a matter of 30 minutes … can only happen in T20s.
10:06 pm: Even in 2016, VK and Universal boss were running away with the target, to fall short at the end. I hope patience is needed. All its takes for this team is one good over.
10:05 pm: Chennai Super Kings require another 82 runs with 9 wickets and 51 balls remaining.
9:39 pm: Watson will be more dangerous and should be taken fast! SRH bowlers should find a way to move him back to pavilion!
9:22 pm: That’s the most dots played by a batsman against a bowler in a season of IPL. Goes past Lendl Simmons’ 20 dot balls v Nehra (2015).
9:20 pm: Kumar to Watson, no run, good length outside off, 140 kph. Another slapped punch to point. Watson is 0 off 9.
9:17 pm: Only thrice has the IPL been won while chasing in the 10 editions so far. Two of which have come against CSK. RR in ’08 and KKR in ’12.
9:10 pm: Chennai Super Kings require another 179 runs with 10 wickets and 19.0 overs remaining.
8:43 pm: And with that, Dwayne Bravo finishes the season as the second-most expensive death bowler*, with an economy rate of 11.71. The only man who’s been worse than him? Team-mate Shardul Thakur..
8:37 pm: Bravo to Brathwaite, 1 run, deft, but well stopped by backward point. It was a yorker on off, and Brathwaite did well to steer it behind square. Good effort inside the circle.
8:25 pm: No need for CSK to celebrate that wicket too much. Yusuf and Braithwaite are the perfect pair for SRH right now. Big hits at both ends.
8:32 pm: Ngidi to Pathan, SIX runs, muscled over long on! Sheer power. Back of a length outside off, and Yusuf simple pulls it over the non-striker’s head. Stand-and-deliver stuff.
8:30 pm: Ngidi to Hooda, 1 run, chipped over midwicket! Lands safe. It was a short-ish ball on off, and the batsman was rather surprised. Checks his leg-side clip, and eventually lifts it towards the leg side.
8:26 pm: Did u notice… SRH managed to steal 96 runs from Over 6 until 15.. thats incredible RR of 9.6 an over.
8:19 pm: Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, width offered outside off, and that’s been comfortably cut to deep point. They jog back for the second run. Bad throw from the deep, so the batsmen contemplate taking a third, but eventually choose not to.
8:18 pm: These two shouldn’t hold back as they have braithwaite and rashid to come.
8:13 pm: SRH have lucky charm Yusuf Pathan with them. Ask RR, KKR, ODI WC 2011, T20 WC 2007.
8:00 pm: A quick fact for everyone: Wankhede is hosting the first final. Here is the list of all IPL final venues: 2008 Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai 2009 New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 2010 Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai 2011 MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 2012 MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 2013 Eden Gardens, Kolkata 2014 M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 2015 Eden Gardens, Kolkata 2016 M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 2017 RGI Stadium, Hyderabad 2018 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
7:56 pm: Chahar to Williamson, 1 run, full and straight, flicked away towards long-on. Jadeja prevents two. 4-0-25-0, very tidy.
7:51 pm: The timeout always brings respite for the bowling team. Jaddu once again admist the action.
7:49 pm: Jadeja to Dhawan, OUT, the wild slog and Jadeja strikes!
S Dhawan b Jadeja 26 (25b 2×4 1×6) SR: 104.00.
7:46 pm: oth teams have overcome great adversities to reach the final. SRH had to contend with the absence of their stalwart and captain Warner along with injuries to other key players like Bhuvi and Saha. CSK on the other hand were heavily handicapped when their home advantage was taken away. Not to forget their slow fielding unit..! Both teams would have put up an even stronger show had they not faced these challenges!!
7:42 pm: Average Powerplay score at Wankhede this season was 50.46 before this game.
7:33 pm: Is 160 a defendable score, keeping in mind SRH’s bowling attack.
7:30 pm: Kane Williamson becomes only the fifth player to make 700 runs in an IPL season. Joins David Warner, Chris Gayle, Michael Hussey and Virat Kohli to that distinction.
7:26 pm: Most leaves by batsmen this season: MS Dhoni (25), Dhawan (19), Gayle (19), Yusuf Pathan (18), Rana (17), Karthik (17).
7:17 pm: The best thing about KW replacing Warner as skipper is both plays at different positions. So when Warner arrives next year, their opening woes would be over with KW at No.3 !!
7:08 pm: Ngidi has been IPL 2018’s second-best bowler in the Powerplay overs. Five wickets in six innings at an economy of 5.85.
5:38 pm: Despite all action, a few things haven’t happened this IPL. Counting on them to happen today – SuperOver, Hat Tricks.
5:30 pm: What can the Sunrisers do to break the CSK hoodoo? Perhaps, borrow Dhoni’s chaos theory and bump Rashid Khan to the top of the order. Perhaps, bring in Alex Hales in place of Carlos Brathwaite. And do you know that Hales was part of the Mumbai Indians squad that won the IPL in 2015?
5:25 pm: I think two of the most deserving teams are playing the finals. And I don’t think there will be any short of any entertainment. Eagerly looking forward to this battle. Anybody’s game…. but my support goes out for SRH.
5:21 pm: After 50 days and 59 matches, most of which were hotly contested, only two teams are standing now. Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad. MS Dhoni v Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Lungi Ngidi v Kane Williamson. Dwayne Bravo v Carlos Brathwaite. Ambati Rayudu v Rashid Khan. Y’all will be quite familiar with these match-ups. For those who’ve been living under a rock, it’s groundhog day in the IPL.
4:24 pm: This is the sixth time in 11 IPL seasons that the teams finishing in the top two spots on the league table are meeting in the final. The team finishing second won the first four such meetings (2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015) and the team topping the table won 2017 final.
3:48 pm: Previous meetings:
The two teams have met three times this season, with CSK winning each time: by four runs in a last-ball finish in Hyderabad, by eight wickets courtesy an Ambati Rayudu ton in Pune and by two wickets in an enthralling finish engineered by Faf du Plessis in the first Qualifier in Mumbai.
Here are CSK and SRH squads:
CSK XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni( capt & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi
Sunrisers XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami(wK), Kane Williamson(capt.), Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma