Priyam Garg notched up his maiden IPL half century, as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated the Chennai Super Kings by seven runs at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday.
CSK made 3 changes by including Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu and Shardul Thakur for Josh Hazlewood, Murali Vijay, and Ruturaj Gaikwad, while SRH went in with an unchanged XI.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Sunrisers started badly by losing Jonny Bairstow in the first over to Deepak Chahar for a duck.
Manish Pandey and Warner stabilized the innings with a 46-run partnership for the second wicket, before the former was caught at mid off by Thakur.
The Hyderabad skipper in an attempt to up the scoring rate holed out to Faf du Plessis off Piyush Chawla, and Kane Williamson was run out off the very next ball while going for a non existing run.
Priyam Garg along with Abhishek Sharma stitched together a 77-run stand off just 49 deliveries, before the southpaw fell to Chahar for a valuable 31.
Garg remained unbeaten on 51, as Sunrisers Hyderabad ended up with a competitive score of 164/5 at the end of 20 overs.
Chasing 165, CSK got off to a horrible start, with Shane Watson chopping a Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivery onto his stumps.
Ambati Rayudu’s return from injury lasted just nine deliveries, as he was undone by a superb delivery from T Natarajan.
The in form Faf du Plessis looked good in his brief stay, until he run out by a brilliant throw from young Priyam Garg for 22.
Kedar Jadhav was dismissed by Abdul Samad, as Chennai were wobbling at 42/4.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni received valuable support from Ravindra Jadeja, as the duo added 72 runs for the fifth wicket before Jadeja after reaching his first fifty was dismissed by Natarajan. His knock came off 35 balls with five fours and two sixes.
Needing 28 runs to win off the last over, SRH were forced to turn to Samad to bowl the final over, with lead pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar walking off the field after picking up an injury at the start of the 18th over.
Skipper Dhoni remained unbeaten on 47 and Sam Curran in end hit 15 off just 5 deliveries, but the pairs effort were in vain ,as they failed to get past the finishing line. Super Kings at the end of 20 overs scored 157/5.
T Natarajan was the pick of the bowlers for SRH, with two wickets.
The former India U-19 captain Garg was declared the player of the Match.