David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan put on a consecutive century opening stand and laid the foundation of yet another successful chase as Sunrisers Hyderabad win by six wickets.
David Warner looked in absolute killer mode when he came out to bat and smoked CSK bowling in power play as SRH scored 64-0 in those six overs with 56 runs coming from Warner’s bat.
Warner completed his fifty off just 25 balls and Dhawan at the other end was happy nudging for singles. Warner continued his assault even after the power play and took game away from CSK.
John Hastings then in 12th over broke the partnership when he removed Warnerand SRH lost their first wicket on 116.Warner scored 45-ball 90 at a strike rate of 200 and hit 12 4s and three 6s.
Dhawan then picked up from where Warner left and completed his half-century. Dhawan shifted gears and started attacking spinners. Naman Ojha (19)after hitting a big six straight down the ground was caught at the boundary ropes leaving SRH at 168-2. Aaron Finch (7) and Darren Sammy (0) seemed to be in a hurry and were dismissed in 18th and 19th over respectively. Dhawan finished unbeaten on 64 off 50 balls as Venugopal Rao hit the winning boundary to take SRH past CSK’S 185 in last over.
John Hastings (1-29), Ravindra Jadeja (1-42) and Suresh Raina (1-17) bagged one wicket each.
After Dwayne Smith’s early onslaught MS Dhoni and David Hussey finished it off with some lusty blows and took CSK’s total to 185. Dhoni and Hussey remained unbeaten as both batsmen completed their half-centuries.
Karn Sharma was the lone wicket taker finishing with figures of 2-19 in his four overs.
With this win Sunrisers Hyderabad move up to fifth place and now have 12 points from 13 matches
Man of the Match: David Warner
Brief Scores: SRH 189-4 (D. Warner 90, S. Raina 1-17) beat CSK 185-3 (Dhoni 57*, K. Sharma 2-19) by six wickets.