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Two former IPL champions Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will square off in match number 14 of the Indian Premier League at Dubai on Friday. CSK are in an unfamiliar situation having lost two out of three, and are currently at the bottom of the points table. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, registered their first win against Delhi Capitals after losing their initial two games.

The Delhi Capitals eased to a 44 run win over the Chennai Super Kings in the 7th match of the IPL 2020 as they moved to the top of the points table. CSK’s intent was in question again as they left too much for the end and weren’t able to achieve it, for a second time in a row.

Have been battered rather convincingly by Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings will be keen to get things right when they take on a confident Delhi Capitals in match number seven of IPL 2020 at the Dubai International cricket stadium on Friday. In a sense, it can be said that Delhi got out on jail against Kings XI Punjab, after the latter needed just one from three balls in their chase. Then again, Delhi deserve credit for holding their nerve under pressure.

It was a run fest in Sharjah as more than 400 runs were scored in the match with both the teams crossing 200. Also the record for highest number of sixes in an IPL match was broken, as 33 sixes were hit in the game. Sanju Samson stole the limelight with an explosive 74 as the Rajasthan Royals went on to beat the Chennai Super Kings by 16 runs.

IPL 2020 4th Match RR vs CSK Live scores updating here: Inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals will take on three-time winners Chennai Super Kings in game four of IPL 2020 at Sharjah on Tuesday, September 22. This will be Rajasthan’s first match of the season while Chennai will go in with greater confidence having defeated last year’s winners Mumbai Indians in this season’s tournament opener. As such the Royals would have their task cut out.

So IPL finally kicked off and we had a competitive match to watch. CSK looked on course to win for most of the match, except for a bit of a wobble in the second half of their chase. A calm Faf du Plessis batted through to get his team off to a winning start.

After what has seemed like an unending wait, the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League will finally kick-off with the high-octane clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and last year’s runners-up Chennai Super Kings. A lot has changed since the two teams met in the 2019 summit clash. Coronavirus first forced the event to be suspended before it was eventually moved out of India, to the UAE, due to safety concerns over COVID-19. The tournament will be devoid of the usual hustle-bustle of crowds. But, fans would be pleased that at least there would be witnessing their cricketing stars back in action.

Kasi Viswanathan, the CEO of Chennai Super Kings, has dismissed reports of in-form England batsman Dawid Malan replacing Suresh Raina in the CSK squad for IPL 2020. Viswanathan clarified that the foreign quota of eight players in CSK was already full. Hence, there is no question of Malan joining CSK.

Senior Chennai Super Kings batsman Shane Watson has heaped praise on captain MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming for their leadership skills, and backing him even when he wasn’t doing well last season.