Sunrisers See Off Chennai

An unbeaten partnership of 86 between David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan aided a win of 22 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Chennai Super Kings at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Saturday, in the Indian Premier League (IPL).  Super Kings won the toss and elected to field.  The hosts had a great start and were able to post a very competitive total of 192/7 which the visitors were not able to reach.

Warner started off the game on the fly for his men by hitting 61 runs.  Sunrisers had 86 runs on the board before the first wicket fell at the hands of Suresh Raina.  Warner (61)  was the first to fall and the next wicket fell with 107 runs on the board – that of Moises Henriques (19).

On 131 runs Dhawan was run out having added 37 runs.  Eoin Morgan (32 not out) and Ashish Reddy (6) had put on 156 runs before Dwayne Bravo (3/25) took Reddy out.  Bravo claimed three wickets and Karn Sharma (4) became his last victim with the last ball which ended the score on 192/7 (20 overs).

Ashish Nehra (1/31), Pawan Nigi (1/20) and Raina (1/29) shared the rest of the spoils.  Dhoni’s men had a target of 193 runs but only managed 170.  Chennai had a bad start when the first wicket fell with 14 runs on the board; that of Brendon McCullum (12) taken by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/32).

Dwayne Smith (21) became the second wicket, taken by Henriques (2/20).  A short slip-up came on 114 runs, when Faf Du Plessis (33) and Dhoni (20) were taken out in one over.  Bravo (23 not out ) and Ravindra Jadeja held out until the last over but were not able to reach the required target.

Hyderabad gain two log points and are now currently sitting on eight.